The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 12, 1998

Oct. 12, 1998
VOL. 28, NO. 7

John Irwin's 17-year "journey" ends
APL's small antenna points the way to deep space
Second Hubble Web simulcast takes listeners on a tour of the cosmos
United Way Day of Caring
Gene therapy for early heart disease
Patricia Ireland Speaks at Hopkins
In Brief
Employment Opportunities
Classified Advertisements
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Bloomberg raises gift to $100 million
News entrepreneur and university alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg has pledged another $45 million to the university, completing his record gift to the current Hopkins campaign at $100 million.
   Bloomberg, who is chairman of the university's board of trustees, has asked President William R. Brody to devote two-thirds of the additional commitment, $30 million, to financial aid, primarily for full-time undergraduates in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering. Full story...

Teaching honor for Principe
It's his enthusiasm for the sciences that has led Larry Principe, who holds joint appointments in the departments of Chemistry and History of Science, Medicine and Technology, to be regarded as what some call a "natural" with regard to his teaching ability. Already the recipient of three major teaching awards at Johns Hopkins, this natural is now getting national recognition as Principe was named last week the 1998 Maryland Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He was given the award, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards honoring professors, at a celebration held in his honor Oct. 8 at Remsen Hall.
   Principe's selection comes as no big surprise to those who know him well. Peter Ramberg, a fellow professor of organic chemistry who has known Principe for more than 10 years, says he has long been an admirer of Principe's teaching ability. Full story...

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