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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 31, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 36
In Brief


JHU Antarctica researcher receives a surprise recognition

A glacial valley in Antarctica now bears the name of the Johns Hopkins University scientist who has spent much of his career traveling to that remote region to study how the Earth's crust was formed and to challenge existing theories on that process.

Located in the Olympus Range just south of Mt. Hercules, "Marsh Cirque" takes its new name from Bruce Marsh, professor in the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. That honor was bestowed on Marsh in March by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, following a recommendation by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names.

"I am, of course, quite pleased over this, and was totally taken by surprise," said Marsh, who had just been funded for four more years and two more expeditions to Antarctica.


JH Federal Credit Union raises funds for Children's Center

Based on ATM transactions at its JHMI locations from January through March, the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union has donated $808.20 to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The effort was part of a national Credit Unions for Kids campaign.


JHU student/staff member heads to Miss Black U.S. Pageant

Vanesia Moodie, a SPSBE undergraduate and a senior human resources assistant in the Bloomberg School's Center for Communications Programs, has earned Miss Black Maryland honors and will compete on June 19 at the Miss Black United States Scholarship Pageant, being held this year in Atlanta.

In addition to her studies and work, Moodie devotes time to working with the Red Cross Refugee Outreach Program, teaching the participants reading, writing, math and social skills.


Bayview and JHH earn Gold Seal stroke center certification

Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital have earned the Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Bayview achieved its designation in January and JHH did so in May. They are among the first hospitals in Maryland to be awarded the distinct Primary Stroke Center Certification.

JCAHO's certification program, launched in 2003 as the nation's first, is based on nationally recognized standards and guidelines published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association.

"Achieving certification means we have clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of our stroke care programs, and that means improved outcomes for our patients," said Edward D. Miller, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. "We are pleased that both of our programs, which work closely together sharing faculty, clinicians and resources, have achieved high praise and recognition."


Hopkins 4K for Cancer hits the road for San Francisco

Twenty-three students from Johns Hopkins and three friends from other schools kicked off on Sunday the fourth annual fund-raising cross-country bicycle journey known as Hopkins 4K for Cancer. After an hourlong event on the steps of Homewood's Shriver Hall, the students pedaled to the Inner Harbor to ceremoniously dip their bikes' back tires in the water before embarking on their 4,000-mile coast-to-coast trip. The journey is scheduled to end on Aug. 31 at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Upon their arrival on the West Coast, the students will dip their bikes' front tires in the water.

The purpose of the trip is to raise $60,000 for the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, a residence for out-of-town cancer patients seeking treatment at Baltimore hospitals.


Block party and festival set for this weekend in Charles Village

There'll be dancing in the streets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3, when the Swingin' Swamis headline the Charles Village Block Party in the 3100 block of St. Paul Street.

The event leads off the two-day Charles Village Festival, which celebrates urban living while raising funds for community projects and organizations. This year's proceeds go to the CV Recreation League, Friends of Wyman Park Dell, the Village Learning Place and the CV Civic Association. The annual event, which typically draws 10,000 visitors, includes a 5K Race, 1K Fun Run, parade, garden walk and lots of food, crafts and entertainment. It all begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, in the Wyman Park Dell and continues on Sunday, June 5. For more information, go to


Homewood's Levering Food Service announces summer hours

Beginning Tuesday, May 31, the Levering Food Court on the Homewood campus will operate on a summer schedule, opening at 11 a.m. and closing at 2 p.m. Jazzman's, also in Levering, will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.


'The Gazette' changes to biweekly schedule for summer

With this issue, The Gazette begins its biweekly summer schedule; the paper will be published on June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22. The weekly schedule will resume on Sept. 6. Calendar items and classifieds should be submitted by noon on Monday one week before publication.


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