Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 24, 1995


     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
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and content. Items not included for reasons of space will be
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Honors, awards                 
and appointments

Applied Physics Lab

     Frederick S. Billig, associate supervisor and chief
scientist of the Aeronautics Department, has been elected to the
National Academy of Engineering. Billig was cited by the academy
for his analytical and experimental contributions to
supersonic/hypersonic combustion and ramjet engine technologies.

     Two Atholton High School students under the mentorship of
Space Department scientist Rob Decker won the top prize at the
International Science and Engineering Fair in Canada, besting
more than 1,000 international student entrants for their study of
the irregular distribution of hydrogen atoms around Saturn.

     Luke Goembel, formerly a graduate student in the Chemistry
Department and now a postdoctoral fellow at the Near-Earth
Environmental Remote Sensing Group of APL, has been awarded a
grant of $69,000 by NASA to investigate thermospheric neutral

     Television animator Steve Gribben of the Administrative
Services Department has won a bronze Telly award for his show,
"Continued Excellence Through Continual Improvement" produced for
the APL Quality Forum Program held last year. Telly awards
showcase and honor outstanding national non-network television

     Ken Moscati's cover design for the July-September 1994 APL
Technical Digest was one of five winners of Achievement Awards in
the International Technical Art Competition at the recent 42nd
Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication.

Arts and Sciences

      Three Hopkins students were among 40 recipients of
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for 1995.
Matthew Hartman, a doctoral candidate in German, and Sarah Jean
Hautzinger and Karen-Sue Taussig, both doctoral candidates in
anthropology, were selected from among 535 applicants in their
final year of writing dissertations on topics of ethical or
religious values. A fourth Hopkins student, Elizabeth Hewitt, was
selected but declined one of the $12,500 fellowships for 1995.

Central Administration

     Provost Joseph Cooper has been appointed by House minority
leader Richard Gephardt to the Committee on the Records of
Congress. Co-chaired by the clerk of the House and the historian
of the Senate, the committee serves in an advisory capacity to
Congress in matters pertaining to official documents and records,
and ensures that records are freely available and accessible to
the public. In addition to Cooper, who is a nationally recognized
scholar of the U.S. Congress, the committee includes the director
of the National Archives and several heads of presidential

Continuing Studies

     Carolyn DelBello, who graduated this spring with a master of
science in business, was the recipient of the Edward J. Stegman
CPA Memorial Award, presented to graduates of the master of
administrative science or master of science in business program
with a 4.0 average.


     David Harvey, professor of geography in the Department of
Geography and Environmental Engineering, has been named the 1995
recipient of the Vautrin Lud International Geography Prize. He
will be honored Oct. 7 during a special award ceremony that
coincides with the International Geography Festival in
Saint-Di‚-des-Vosges, France.


     Instructors Kathleen Becker and Jean Trotter received the
Shriver Center's Service-Learning Faculty Development Grant,
designed to promote integration of service-learning within
curricula and academic programs and to establish a consortium
network of faculty members committed to the development of
service learning.

     Associate professor Ada Davis was elected to membership in
the New York Academy of Sciences.

     Associate professor of nursing Fannie Gaston-Johannson was
named the 1995 Soule Professor at the University of Washington
School of Nursing, where she presented seminars and lectures at
the school's Summer Institute. She was also elected to the board
of directors of Uniting for Life, Inc., a national organization
promoting equality in minority health care issues.

     Associate dean Dorothy Gordon is serving as co-chair of the
Trauma Research Task Force for the National Institutes of Health.

     Assistant professor Patricia Grimm has been named
president-elect of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the Oncology
Nursing Society.

     Professor Barbara Redman has received a 1995 CGH Medical
Inc. Research Grant by the American Nephrology Nurses

     Associate dean Stella Shiber is president-elect of the
Maryland Council of Directors of Diploma, Associate Degree and
Baccalaureate Nursing Programs.


     Two Peabody students were among the 10 national winners of
the 43rd annual BMI Student Composer Awards, established to
recognize superior creative talent in aspiring composers. Laura
Kolker, a student at the Peabody Prep, was recognized for her
composition titled "The Armenian Mother." David Smooke, a 1995
graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, won for his composition
"Rapunzel's Lament," which also received the 1995 William Schuman
Prize for the most outstanding score submitted in the

     The Peabody Symphony and Concert orchestras, under the baton
of Hajime Teri Murai, have won an ASCAP Award for the Adventurous
Programming of Twentieth-Century Music, recognizing American
orchestras whose programs demonstrate a strong commitment to the
works of 20th-century composers. Murai is the Ruth Blaustein
Rosenberg Director of Orchestral Activities at Peabody.

     James Ketterer, a doctoral candidate in African Studies, has
been awarded a National Security Education Program fellowship to
do research in Morocco during the 1995-96 academic year.

Changing places,        
new faces

     Charles Anderson, Russell Cain, Edward Darlington, James
Dougherty, Leigh Ebbert, James Edgerton, Elinor Fong, Ira
Franckel, James Gilbart, Myron Gray, John Hardy, Scott Hayek,
Arther Jeyes, Bruce Kuehne, Kang Kwon, Bruce Land, Susan Lee,
Melville Lyman, Jeffrey Mason, Patrick McEvaddy, George Moe, John
Neal, Thomson Pardoe, James Patzer, Larry Paxton, Fernando
Pineda, Kenneth Plantz, Helmut Portmann, Roy Proue, Bruce 
Romenesko, Gerald Romick, Stephen Root, Ralph Semmel, Kim
Strohbehn, Roger Sumey, Thomas Thompson, Carlos Valverde, Edward
Wetzlar and Hans Widmer have been named Principal Professional
Staff at the Applied Physics Laboratory for 1995.

     Andy Bilello has been named the new assistant director of
athletics at the Homewood campus. Bilello will be responsible for
all home athletic events and will supervise the Sports
Information Office.

     Andy Blumberg and Jean Grigsby have been named
communications managers of the School of Continuing Studies.
Blumberg, previously assistant director of public affairs at the
School of Public Health, will direct marketing activities for the
division of Business and Management as well as the Downtown
Center. Grigsby, formerly associate director of public affairs
for Washington National Cathedral, will coordinate marketing of
the school's liberal arts programs, as well as the Montgomery
County and Columbia centers.

     Christine Brodak has been appointed direct marketing
coordinator at the School of Continuing Studies. She is
responsible for coordinating direct mail efforts and tracking the
effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

     Associate professor of nursing Martha Hill has been granted
a joint appointment in the School of Medicine Department of
Internal Medicine and in the School of Hygiene and Public Health
Department of Health Policy and Management.

     William Hufferd has been named director of the Chemical
Propulsion Information Agency at the Whiting School of
Engineering. Previously, Hufferd was manager of Propulsion
Sciences, Research and Engineering Department in the Chemical
Systems Division of United Technologies Corp. in San Jose, Calif.

     Laura Davis, Robert DeMajistre, Leah Everhart, Dale
Griffith, Marshall Jose, Susan Kirk, Paul Lafferty, Joseph Lew,
Jeffrey Lin, Kelly Lindsay, Cheryl Andrews Manning, Constance
McClain, Joseph Mul‚, Sharon Orsini, Therese Quaranta, Patricia
Quigley, Robert Sanders, Camille Schumacher, Frank Slujtner,
Joseph Staiger, Kha Tran and Susan Watkins have been appointed
senior staff at the Applied Physics Laboratory for 1995.

     Shelley Nason has been named director of the western
regional office of The Johns Hopkins University in Santa Monica,

     Students of Color, an organization for students in the
School of Continuing Studies, elected three students to its board
this spring: Koren Waters as president, Trent Dennis as vice
president and Gale Stone as treasurer. The group, founded by SCS
students in 1994, promotes academic achievement among its
members. Waters, an administrative assistant with the university,
is working toward a master's degree in business; Dennis, a
student in the master of science in information and
telecommunication systems program, is an instructional
technologist and multimedia developer with Bell Atlantic; Stone,
also a student in the MS/ITS program, is a senior auditor with
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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