Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 22, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 22, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 18

For the Record: Cheers

Cheers is a monthly listing of honors and awards received by faculty, staff and students plus recent appointments and promotions. Contributions must be submitted in writing and be accompanied by a phone number.


Academic Centers

Burt Barnow, principal research scientist in the Institute for Policy Studies, was appointed to the Data Quality Task Force of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, which considers the data the organization would like to gather to help inform member schools and the public. He also was appointed to the American Jewish Committee's Task Force on National Service.

Sandee Newman, professor and director of the Institute for Policy Studies, was appointed to a National Academy of Sciences committee to evaluate the research function and agenda of HUD.


Bloomberg School of Public Health

Adnan A. Hyder, assistant professor in the Department of International Health and the Center for Injury Research and Policy, has received a 2006 Institute of Road Traffic Education & Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for his contributions to global road safety. The award, which recognizes Hyder for his leadership in research, publication and professional service in the field of road safety, was presented Jan. 12 at the Road Safety Education for Developing Countries international conference in New Delhi.


Peabody Institute

Judah Adashi, Preparatory faculty, was recently awarded a commission from Concert Artists Guild and the BMI Foundation's Carlos Surinach Fund. The commissioned work, for bassoon and piano, will be composed for Concert Artists Guild bassoon virtuoso Peter Kolkay, who will premiere it at the Lawrence University Artist Series in Appleton, Wis., in April 2007.

Shirley Givens, violin faculty, was honored by the U.S. Department of Education with the 2006 Presidential Scholar Teacher Recognition Award. It was presented to her by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Michael Hersch, composition faculty, premiered his two-hour piano work The Vanishing Pavilions in the fall in Philadelphia. David Patrick Stearns of The Philadelphia Inquirer said Hersch took his place among the likes of Kurt Weill and Dimitri Shostakovich for presenting a new work inspired by troubled times. In a preview article, Stearns described the performance as "history in the making."

Paul Mathews, music theory faculty, edited the book Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings, which was just released by Routledge. Also, his composition A Reliquary for St. Barbara was one of the works performed by Peabody alumna Claudia Friedlander at the opening of Art Salon 173 in New York.

Alan Stepansky, cello faculty, will appear this month as principal cellist in an "all-star" orchestra made up of members of the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and others in a performance of the Verdi Requiem in Carnegie Hall.

Collage, a CD by the Peabody Wind Ensemble that honors the 150th anniversary of the Peabody Institute, will be released by Naxos in the spring. The ensemble is conducted by Harlan Parker, coordinator of music education and of information technology.


School of Medicine

Lee McCabe, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Office of Behavioral Health Care, has been elected president of the Academic Behavioral Health Consortium, a national network of faculty whose mission is to advance best practices in clinical, educational and care management programs related to mental health. McCabe, who has a joint appointment at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, previously served as vice president of ABHC and as chair of its Clinical Best Practices Committee.


School of Nursing

Elizabeth Jordan, assistant professor and coordinator of the Birth Companions course in the Baccalaureate Program, has been elected to the 2007 board of directors of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Jennifer Wenzel, an assistant professor in the Baccalaureate Program, has been elected to the Southern Nursing Research Society Governing Board for the 2007-2009 term.


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