Political scientist Pendleton Herring, A&S '25, '28 (Ph.D.), seated, was honored during Homecoming at Homewood with the Alumni Association's Woodrow Wilson Award for distinguished public service. Dr. Herring's long career included 20 years as director of the Social Science Research Council and almost 30 as president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Sixteen members of his family were on hand for the celebration of his award and of his 75th class reunion, including three other Hopkins alums. Shown with Dr. Herring and his wife, Jill, are (from left) Craig Phares and Kathy Herring '91, Alan '66 and Kathryn Parter, and Kathy and Jamie '86 Herring. See below for more reunion photos.
Trustee Barclay Knapp, A&S '79, left, and Richard McCarty, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, are well pleased with ceremonies last spring dedicating the James B. Knapp Deanship of the School, now held by Dr. McCarty. Barclay Knapp endowed the deanship in 1999 in honor of his father, a retired major general in the Air Force, who has since passed away.
A New Gold Standard
Last spring, upperclassmen and graduate students of four University divisions received Johns Hopkins rings at a ceremony marking the first time in decades that the University has established a single-design, copyrighted, official ring. Including family and friends, more than 300 people attended the event, representing Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Peabody, and Professional Studies in Business and Education.
"Let the tradition begin!" said Fritz Schroeder, executive director of alumni relations. "This classic, elegant, one-of-a-kind ring proclaims that you are a member of the Hopkins family." Featuring the University seal in a simple gold signet ring, the design was chosen by a committee of students. The new rings are available to alumni at the Homewood and Peabody bookstores, or at www.milestonetraditions.com.
In May, Carter Brey, Peab '76, center, principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, received Peabody's Distinguished Alumnus Award from Deborah Kent, Peab '94, president of the Peabody Alumni Association, and Institute Director Robert Sirota. The same day, Mr. Brey performed as soloist with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Kent presented Dr. Sirota with a gift from the Peabody Alumni Association of $75,000 toward new seats in the Friedberg Concert Hall.
Alumni Association Presents 14 Excellence in Teaching Awards
Last spring 14 faculty members from throughout the University's divisions were honored with Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Annually since 1992, each school has received a $2,000 cash award from the Alumni Association for the recipients, chosen by the schools themselves.
This years honorees are as follows:
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies -- W. Max Corden, professor, international economics and business; Gordon M. Bodnar, professor, international finance; Yahya Sadowski, visiting associate professor, Middle East studies;
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences -- Daniel Reich, professor, physics and astronomy;
School of Professional Studies in Business and Education -- James Wayne, faculty associate, Division of Undergraduate Studies; Richard Weisenhoff, faculty associate, Division of Education; Patrick Martinelli, senior faculty associate, Division of Business;
Whiting School of Engineering -- James V. Cox, assistant professor, civil engineering;
School of Medicine -- Edward McCarthy Jr., associate professor, pathology and orthopaedic surgery;
School of Nursing -- Michelle Haskey, instructor
(pictured at right); Benita Walton-Moss, assistant
professor (pictured at left);
School of Public Health -- William Rising, assistant scientist, biostatistics; Leon Gordis, professor, epidemiology.
Smiles All Around: Homecoming and Reunions
Nominations Due December 1 For Three Alumni Awards
The Alumni Association has two nomination periods for alumni awards, with deadlines December 1 and July 1. There are three awards:
The Woodrow Wilson Award for distinguished government service,
The Heritage Award for outstanding service to Johns Hopkins, and
The Distinguished Alumnus Award for personal or professional achievements or humanitarian service.
To nominate someone for any of these awards, please send a summary of specific reasons why the nominee deserves the award. (Please limit the length of the summary to one or two typed pages and do not send CVs.)
Send the nomination--along with your own name, address, affiliation, and phone number--to JHU Alumni Awards Nominations, 3211 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218; fax 410-516-6858; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commencement Photos Online
A slide show of University-wide Commencement ceremonies in May, as well as the Homewood Diploma Ceremony that followed, can be viewed at www.jhu.edu/news_info/news/comence00/slides.html.
Three Honored in Chicago
Two Nobel laureates and a long-time University trustee were honored in June at a splendid alumni chapter reception in Chicago. University President William Brody, president emeritus Steven Muller, and Louis Maccini and Carl Christ of the Hopkins Department of Economics were among the Hopkins contingent from Baltimore that flew out for the event. More than 125 attended the reception, which marked the first time three alumni in the same city have been simultaneously honored with Alumni Association awards.
Trustee Herschel Seder, A&S '39--Presidential Counselor who has served as chair of the Regional Major Gifts Committee and member of three divisional advisory councils--received the Heritage Award for outstanding service to the University. Two alumni who had each, in different years, been co-recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics were honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding professional achievement: Robert Fogel, A&S '63 (Ph.D.) and the late Merton Miller, A&S '52 (Ph.D.). Dr. Miller, who had been notified of the award before his death last spring, was represented by his widow, Katherine Miller.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Click on www.alumni.jhu.edu/ or phone 410-516-0363 or 800-JHU-JHU1 (800-548-5481) for up-to-date schedule and information.
2001 Travel Program Offers Adventure, Fun
Opportunities for adventure, learning, fun, and good fellowship abound in the 2001 Alumni Travel Program. For more information on any of the following, write to Alumni Travel Program, 3211 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218; call 800-JHU-JHU1 (800-548-5481) or 410-516-0363; fax 410-516-6858; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.alumni.jhu.edu/.
Swiss Winter Escapade,
Jewels of the Lesser Antilles,
Antebellum South Along the Intra- coastal Waterway,
Alumni College in Sicily,
Alumni College in Tuscany/Chianti,
Village Life on the Riviera,
Passage on the Elbe Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland,
Cruise on the Norwegian Fjords, the North Cape, and Russias
Alumni College in Salzburg, Austria,
Voyage of the Goddess Paris, South of France, Sardinia, and
Treasures of the Seine,
Family Alumni College in the Swiss Alps,
Alumni College in Sorrento,
Ancient Silk Road Beijing to Moscow on the China Orient
Express and the Nostalgic Istanbul Orient Express,
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