The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 7, 1998
Dec. 7, 1998
VOL. 28, NO. 14


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

'Gazette' holiday schedule includes deadline changes

The Dec. 14 issue of The Gazette will be the last before the holidays; the paper will not be published on Monday, Dec. 21 or Monday, Dec. 28. The next issue will appear on Monday, Jan. 4, 1999.

The calendar in the Dec. 14 issue will include events scheduled through Jan. 4. Listings for inclusion should be submitted by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 8, by fax to 410-516-5251 or by email to

Deadline for calendar listings for the week of Jan. 4 through Jan. 11 is at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Classifieds (fax to 410-516-5251 or email to will follow the same deadlines.

Hopkins receives $1.9 million grant from Hodson Trust

The Hodson Trust, established 78 years ago to support higher education in Maryland, last week awarded $6.7 million to four private colleges--Hopkins, Washington College, Hood and St. John's--for student scholarships and large capital improvements.

Since 1920, the Hodson Trust has given more than $84 million to fund academic merit scholarships as well as research grants, technology improvements, building construction, library expansion, athletic programs, professor salaries and endowment funds at the four institutions.

"It bears repeating many times that every university president should have the good fortune of a Hodson Trust," said President William R. Brody. "It stands out for its philanthropic response to higher education's greatest needs, and I commend [board president] Finn Casperson and the other trustees for their foresight."

The university is devoting this year's $1,939,387 gift toward furthering science education, constructing a new oncology research facility and funding oncology research and student scholarships.

"This year's grant demonstrates the trust's commitment to helping our young scientists pursue their most promising ideas," Brody said.

Baltimore's historic houses celebrate the holidays

You can travel back in time and experience "Holiday Traditions in Old Baltimore" when the city's most prestigious historic house museums dress up for the season on Sunday, Dec. 13, from noon to 5 p.m.

The university's two historic properties, Homewood House Museum and Evergreen House; the Mount Clare Museum House; and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House will offer period music and entertainment, sweets and savories provided by local restaurants and caterers, and holiday shopping. Continuous bus service will run between houses; free parking will be available at Evergreen and the Mount Clare Museum House for round-trip bus service.

Tickets are $8 for members of participating museums, $10 for non-members and $8 for children. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 410-516-0341.

Rising young artists from Peabody to perform in NYC

Rising young artists from the Peabody Conservatiory of Music will be featured in three concerts presented by the La Gesse Foundation on Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. Featured are pianists Bill-John Newbrough, Michael Sheppard, Michael Adcock, Julian Gargiulo and pianist/composer Edmund Barton Bullock. They will be joined by violinist Jeyoun Park, cellist Bertrance Damien and soprano Michelle Kunz.

New compositions by Edmund Barton Bullock and Robert Sirota will be performed along with works by Beethoven, Chopin, Coriglaiano, Faure, Moscheles, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. Tickets are $25, $15 for senior citizens and students with I.D.; call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

381 days and counting... to the year 2000

For those whose computers aren't yet Y2K compliant--and for those people who are just curious--the Johns Hopkins Medicine Center for Information Services suggests checking its recently improved JHMCIS Y2K Web site, which is at

The site has a new desktop inventory database reference, vendor information and a software download that allows users to see if their PC is Y2K compliant. For questions or comments, send email to the Web site's mailbox or call 410-955-9131.

A Y2K educational fair for JHMI will be held in January.

Ciccarone Center's Heartfest '99 scheduled for Jan. 9

Earl Woods--heart patient, prevention advocate and father of golfer Tiger Woods--is among the guests expected for Heartfest '99, the ninth annual benefit for the Henry Ciccarone Center for the prevention of heart disease.

The event, 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Jan. 9, will feature heart-healthy dishes prepared by many of Baltimore's top restaurants, heart-healthy market-food samples, wine tasting and dancing to the sounds of Stevie V and the Heart Attackers.

Tickets are $60 and are available by calling 410-955-7376.