Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 22, 1996


     Once each month, Cheers recognizes achievement of
consequence among faculty, staff and students, as well as some
promotions and new hires.
     We welcome contributions submitted in writing accompanied by
a telephone number. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity
and content. Items not included for reasons for space will be
published in the next Cheers.

Honors, awards
and appointments

Arts and Sciences
     Eisenhower Library current periodicals supervisor Stanley
Krohmer has been awarded a residency fellowship at the Virginia
Center for the Creative Arts in Sweet Briar, Va. Krohmer plans to
spend the three-week residency working on his newest play.

     Junior sociology major Matthew Quigley has been appointed to
the Student Advisory Committee of the Maryland Higher Education

     Mark Strand, Elliott Coleman Professor of Poetry, has been
appointed to the board of chancellors of the Academy of American
Poets. Strand will join 11 other distinguished poets currently
serving on the board of the academy, which was founded in 1934 to
support American poets at all stages of their careers and to
foster an appreciation of contemporary poetry.

     Steven Yantis, professor in the Department of Psychology,
has received a 1996 Troland Research Award from the National
Academy of Sciences. The award, given only to outstanding
scientists 40 and younger, recognizes overall achievement and
provides $35,000 to the recipients to further their research.
Yantis specializes in studying the complex nature of visual
perception, including how the brain experiences the
three-dimensional world on the basis of two-dimensional retinal
images, and what kinds of visual stimuli automatically capture
the brain's attention.

     Voice instructor Phyllis Bryn-Julson has won a Gramophone
Award for her recording of Sch”nberg's Erwartung with Sir Simon
Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The disc,
which also includes the Chamber Symphony no. 1 and the Variations
for Orchestra, won "Best Orchestral Recording" from Gramophone
Magazine, one of the premier recording and audio magazines in the

Public Health
     Mary Lou Clements, professor of international health and
director of the Center for Immunization Research, was invited by
President Clinton to participate in the first White House
Conference on HIV and AIDS, held to strengthen the national
response to the disease. Clements also participated in the
congressional briefing, "Disease Prevention: Tools to Fight
Childhood Infections, Cancer and Environmental Toxins."

Changing places,
new faces

     Orioles owner and local businessman Peter Angelos has been
elected a member of the board of trustees.

     Samuel Boyer has been appointed professor emeritus of

     Carol Keyser has been named director of non-credit computer
technology programs for the Division of Business and Management
in the School of Continuing Studies. She will be responsible for
designing, managing and exploring new marketing initiatives for
non-credit computer technology certificate programs and courses.

     Patricia Matteo, former assistant  director of career
services at Cornell University's Graduate School of Management,
has been appointed director of the Office of Career Planning and

       James Novitzki has been named assistant professor and
director of information technology credit programs for the
Division of Business and Management in the School of Continuing
Studies. He will be responsible for designing and managing
graduate programs in information technology, including
information and telecommunications systems for business and
management of business information systems.

      Cecil Robinson has been appointed professor emeritus of
pharmacology and molecular sciences.

    William Zinkham has been appointed Distinguished Service
Professor emeritus of pediatrics and oncology.

--compiled by Mike Field

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