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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 29, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 36
In Brief


Celebration of new School of Education planned for Saturday

A celebration honoring the creation of the new Johns Hopkins School of Education will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, in the Education Building, 2800 N. Charles St. Founded in 1909 as the College Courses for Teachers, the school operated as part of the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education until January, when it took on its new identity.

Johns Hopkins annually awards more than 500 master's degrees in education, the most of any institution in Maryland.

The event will feature remarks by JHU President William R. Brody and State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick; walking tours of the school, the former Seton High School; and a reception. To RSVP, call 410-516-9736 or go to


Egyptian excavation returns to Web for second time this year

For the second time this year, Egyptologist Betsy Bryan and her crew will be sharing their work with the world via their popular online diary, a digital window into day-to-day life on an archaeological dig. Starting about Friday, June 1, and running through early July, visitors to Hopkins in Egypt Today at: will find photos of Bryan's group working on the second, shorter portion of Johns Hopkins' 12th annual expedition in Luxor.

Bryan will continue to explore the Egyptian New Kingdom (1567 to 1085 B.C.E.), known as the "golden age" of Egyptian temple building. This time, the team will include two graduate and three undergraduate students from Johns Hopkins, as well as several stone conservators. All the work will be taking place inside the temple with the graduate students conducting test excavations to study the sub-foundations. Major dismantling of temple walls in order to correct the effects of groundwater is to be accompanied by the removal of architectural elements in the name of Queen Hatshepsut that are buried under the present temple. This material was discovered in 2006 but must await the work to restore the temple walls before it can be retrieved. The undergraduates will draw pottery and small finds in an effort to ready the last six years of work for publication.

The exploration is made possible by an American Research Center in Egypt sub-grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The Web site typically garners more than 50,000 hits when the dig is active, most recently in January.


Charles Village Festival set for this weekend, June 2 and 3

Thousands of people are expected at this weekend's Charles Village Festival, a two-day event that is one of Baltimore's most popular traditions. The weekend gives neighborhood residents and businesses the opportunity to celebrate urban living while raising funds for community projects and organizations.

As one of the event's sponsors, Johns Hopkins will join the Saturday parade — voted Baltimore's Best by City Paper — with a FlexCar from its car-sharing program and will have a booth featuring its historic house museums. Festival organizers also hope to have JHU's Center for Africana Studies participating for the first time.

Festival activities include a 5K run, kids' 1K fun run, live entertainment in the Wyman Park Dell and the annual Charles Village Garden Walk. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday; for more information, go to


Another Fulbright, undergrad DAAD scholarship announced

Another member of the class of 2007 will be studying abroad during the 2007-2008 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar. Jessica Jeehae Lee, who double-majored in Writing Seminars and English and earned her undergraduate degree May 17, will travel to South Korea to teach English as a foreign language. She is the 17th Johns Hopkins student to earn a Fulbright this spring; the previous recipients were announced in The Gazette on May 14.

Oi-Ying Pang, a rising junior majoring in sociology, is one of 54 students in American and Canadian universities who have received a prestigious undergraduate DAAD scholarship to study in Germany during their third or fourth year. The grantees stay anywhere from a semester to a full academic year, either to study, for internships, or senior thesis research. Pang will use her DAAD, given by the German Academic Exchange Service, to spend March through July in Berlin with the Berlin Consortium for German Studies.


Women's Board funds TMS purchase for Psychiatry Dept.

The Women's Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital has given $57,700 to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to purchase a transcranial magnetic stimulator. TMS has shown promise recently in treating depression that won't respond well to medications.

"This stimulator opens new options for these patients," said Irving Reti, an assistant professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, who heads the department's ECT service.


'The Gazette' changes to biweekly summer schedule

With this issue, The Gazette begins its biweekly summer schedule; the paper will be published on June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20. The weekly schedule will resume on Sept. 4, the first week of the academic year. Calendar items and classifieds should be submitted by noon on Monday one week before publication to or faxed to 443-287-9920.


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