The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 12, 1998

Jan. 12, 1998
VOL. 27, NO. 17

Scientist is always chasing fireflies
The 1997 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for Community Service
JHU, state host summit on arts in education
In Brief
WJHU This Week
Classified Ads
Employment Opportunities
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
For the first time, the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and Awards Ceremony will feature speakers from within the Hopkins family. The podium duties will be shared by Levi Watkins Jr. and Ben Carson.
   Previous speakers, most of whom were associated with the civil rights movement, have included Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and Coretta Scott King, widow of the late civil rights leader.
   The event, sponsored by Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Johns Hopkins University, honors Martin Luther King Jr. and recognizes members of the Hopkins community who live exemplary lives rooted in his teachings. It is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Turner Auditorium in East Baltimore.
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Ross Jones announces upcoming retirement
Ross Jones, close aide and adviser to six of the university's 13 presidents, has announced he will retire June 30 after 37 years of service to his alma mater.
   Jones, vice president and secretary, has been known for decades both as a keeper of institutional memory and tradition, and as a force for progressive change at Hopkins, colleagues said. His influence has reached far beyond the president's office, touching faculty, staff and students in all divisions, as well as trustees, alumni, donors and the community.
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