The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 27, 1998
Apr. 27 1998
VOL. 27, NO. 32


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Hopkins magazine takes top honors from CASE

The Johns Hopkins Magazine recently earned top honors in the annual awards program sponsored by CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. The magazine earned a gold medal in the university general interest magazine category, which drew 89 entries from all over the country. Judges also awarded a gold medal to Cornell Magazine.

Magazines were judged on the quality of their content, writing, editing, design and printing quality. The staff of the Johns Hopkins Magazine includes senior writers Joanne P. Cavanaugh and Dale Keiger, senior science writer Melissa Hendricks, art director Shaul Tsemach and editor Sue De Pasquale.

Keiger also earned a bronze medal in CASE's best articles category for his story "What's Weird Here?" (April 1998), an account of Hopkins alumnus James Taylor and his fascination with carnival sideshows.

Diversity Leadership Council seeks nominations

The Diversity Leadership Council, formed by President William R. Brody in May 1997, is in the process of identifying faculty, staff and students to replace outgoing members whose terms will soon be completed.

In its first year the council has focused its attention on evaluating existing processes and procedures pertaining to the recruitment and retention of a diverse mix of faculty, staff and students; same-sex partner benefits; communications within Hopkins; and the institutional culture. It will provide recommendations on these issues.

Membership requires experience in community activities, change management skills, a commitment to inclusion and the ability to communicate across, and about, differences. The time commitment is four to six hours a month.

Nominations should include a short biography and brief description of reasons for wishing to serve. Self-nominations are encouraged from all levels of the university. They should be submitted in an envelope marked "Diversity Council Nomination" to Ed Roulhac, 208D Garland Hall, or to Cecy Kuruvilla, suite 600 Wyman Park Building, both on the Homewood campus. Deadline is May 22.

APL names new assistant directors, department head

The Applied Physics Laboratory has named two assistant directors and a new head of its Business and Information Services Department. The appointments are effective May 1.

Ed Portner, the present assistant director for business operations, will become assistant director for laboratory operations. Ruth Nimmo will succeed Portner as assistant director for business operations; she is currently head of the Business and Information Services Department. Larry Kohlenstein will take over as head of Business and Information Services; he is the present associate department head.

Memorial service set for Abraham Genecin

Family and friends of Abraham Genecin, associate professor of medicine emeritus and formerly physician to the hospital, will gather at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at the Johns Hopkins Club to remember his life. Genecin died on April 4.

A medical scholarship is being established in his name. Contributions may be sent to The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Memory of Dr. Abraham Genecin, 1620 McElderry St., Baltimore, Md. 212O5.

Women's Board events celebrate Greenspring

Strolling musicians, a wine tasting, a sushi bar, hors d'oeuvres and a buffet supper will bring a Greenspring Gala to the courtyard between pavilions 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, when the Women's Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital celebrates the openings of Pavilion II and the new Coffee Bar of The Women's Board at Johns Hopkins at Greenspring.

The gala dinner, a new fund-raising event, will take place under a tent and will also feature a silent auction. Donated items include 12 place settings of Schofield silver, vacations in Jamaica and Bermuda, gifts from Greenspring Station shops and culinary-related items. Tickets are $100 per person.

After a two-year hiatus, the board's Great Taste Kitchen Tour returns on May 7. Twelve kitchens in Ruxton will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets, $50 per person, include a box lunch.

The board is hoping for a large turnout for these fund-raisers, which after 41 years will replace its holiday Carriage House Collection.

For tickets, call 410-955-9341.

Free melanoma/skin cancer screenings available

The Department of Dermatology will provide free melanoma/skin cancer screenings on Monday, May 4. Eva Simmons-O'Brien, Thomas Provost and Cirio Martins will perform the exams from 1 to 4 p.m. at suite 360, 10755 Falls Rd. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 410-583-2888.

Jones Falls waterway clean-up planned

On Saturday, May 2, volunteers will turn their attention to the restoration cleanup of the Jones Falls, a natural waterway that runs past the Homewood campus. For information about assisting on specific projects, call Michael Beer at 410-467-8983.