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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 24, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 8
In Brief


State recognizes Johns Hopkins for role in new housing program

In recognition of Johns Hopkins' being the first employer to utilize Maryland's new House Keys 4 Employees program, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. presented President William R. Brody with an award during the Governor's Workforce Housing Conference, held Oct. 18 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The state-funded House Keys 4 Employees program, which went into effect Oct. 1, enables Hopkins homebuyers to receive up to $3,000 in down payment and closing costs assistance, in addition to what is available through other incentives. All programs are administered at JHU by WorkLife.


SoN to hold memorial service celebrating Marion D'Lugoff

The School of Nursing will host a service this week in memory of and celebration for Marion D'Lugoff, assistant professor and a health care crusader for East Baltimore.

Speakers include Walter D. Pinkard Jr., community advocate and chairman of the school's national advisory council.

D'Lugoff, who died of lymphoma on Sept. 4, was known throughout Baltimore for her dedication to community-based care. She founded the Lillian D. Wald Community Nursing Center, which provides free health services to hundreds of poor, uninsured or underinsured families in East Baltimore.

The service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the school's Alumni Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Carpenter Room.


CSOS celebrates Baltimore Talent Development High School

The Center for Social Organization of Schools is celebrating the second birthday of the Baltimore Talent Development High School, an "innovation high school" that CSOS runs in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, with a fund-raising dinner.

Located at 1500 Harlem Ave., the school has 300 students in ninth and 10th grades this year, having started with 140 ninth-graders last year. (A grade will be added each year until the school reaches its capacity of 600 students in grades 9 to 12.) Its first-year average attendance rate was 90 percent.

The dinner will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 students. For information and reservations, call 443-984-2744.


Colors of Hopkins recruiting event scheduled for this week

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting its third annual Colors of Hopkins recruiting event Oct. 27 to 29, when 120 high school seniors from across the country are scheduled to visit the Homewood campus to learn more about the university through the eyes of its minority students.

The students, whose travel expenses are paid for by the university, will be hosted in residence halls by members of the Multicultural Student Volunteers, a group of African-American, Native American and Hispanic/Latino undergraduates.

The idea behind Colors of Hopkins is to familiarize the high schoolers with campus life, from academics to the social scene. Events include panel discussions with faculty, a dance party and a trip to the Inner Harbor. Representatives from Admissions, Student Financial Services, Multicultural Student Affairs and Academic Advising will be on hand to speak with students and their parents, who are invited to attend an open house at the conclusion of the program.


Sheridan Libraries launches electronic theses, dissertations project

In an effort to increase the discovery and use of students' research, the Sheridan Libraries is implementing a pilot project to make theses and dissertations available online. The Electronic Theses and Dissertations pilot is an important component of a university initiative led by the libraries to create an institutional repository that will disseminate and preserve the digital materials created by scholars at Johns Hopkins.

The ETD pilot will enable students to make their thesis or dissertation accessible via the Web, and to include content such as datasets, simulations, hypertext links, audio, animations and video. Paper copies must still be submitted to the Graduate Board in order to meet graduation requirements.

Students from all divisions and departments are encouraged to participate in the pilot project. Registration will run through Nov. 28. Additional information and the registration form are available at


Payroll stubs now on Web; direct deposit advices to be discontinued

The implementation of HopkinsOne will allow employees to handle more human resource and payroll transactions themselves. One of the first self-service features, unrolled by the Controller's Office last week, is secure Web access to payroll stubs, which will be viewable two days before payday. The Web pay stub site can be found under "applications" at

Effective with the weekly payroll of Oct. 28 and the semiweekly payroll of Oct. 31, direct deposit advices will no longer be printed and distributed.


BMA-JHU Graduate Curatorial Fellow to give Pissarro talk

The Baltimore Museum of Art will this week present a lecture on Impressionist Camille Pissarro by BMA-JHU Graduate Curatorial Fellow Gulru Cakmak.

The fellowship, which is co-sponsored and co-organized by the JHU Art History Speaker Series, funds one JHU graduate student each year to research objects in the BMA's collection and to give a public lecture on the subject.

Cakmak has been working with Katy Rothkopf, BMA curator of European painting and sculpture, in preparation for the Pissarro exhibition slated for spring 2007. He will examine Pissarro's pre-Impressionist period in the wider context of artists of 19th-century French landscape painting. The talk is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, and will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m.


Wilmer named top program again by 'Ophthalmology Times'

For the 10th year running, the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins has been named the best overall ophthalmology program in the country by Ophthalmology Times. The publication's rankings, which appear in the Oct. 15 issue, were compiled from a poll of ophthalmology department chairmen and directors of residency programs across the United States.

Wilmer also took top honors in the magazine's best research and best clinical (patient care) programs categories and is ranked No. 3 in the best residency (teaching) programs. The institute receives more than $20 million annually in research funding.

Others in the top five in the best overall ophthalmology programs category were Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami; Jules Stein Hospital, University of California, Los Angeles; University of Iowa; and Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.



Due to a typographical error, a story in the Oct. 17 issue about the KSAS course Out of the Cave gave Susan Foster McCarter's area of expertise incorrectly. McCarter, an adjunct assistant professor in Near Eastern Studies, holds a doctorate in prehistoric Aegean archaeology from Brandeis.


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