The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 30, 2001
April 30, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 32



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ABC News staff win award for 'Hopkins 24/7' series

ABC News staff members were awarded a Society of Professional Journalists 2000 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism for their work on Hopkins 24/7, a six-part documentary on the daily life of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The achievement was in the category Network/Top 40.

Student group to sing national anthem at Camden Yards

On May 1, the Sirens, a Johns Hopkins choral group, will sing the national anthem at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Tuesday-night game, vs. the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, has a 7:05 start time.

Homewood to host weeklong festival in honor of Cecil Taylor

The Program for Comparative American Cultures and the Humanities Center are presenting a weeklong festival in honor of the art of the renowned composer, pianist and poet Cecil Taylor, currently a Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Homewood campus. All events take place at Homewood. (See Special Events listings in the Calendar for details.)

Applied Physics Lab opens facility for deceleration sled tests

APL's newest facility, the Transportation Safety and Biomechanics Research Center for deceleration sled tests, is now operational. The center is able to simulate specific crash scenarios to understand how the human body responds to various forces ranging from automobile accidents to the load on pilots' necks when they eject from military aircraft.

Researchers also can look at the broader picture and study methods for avoiding crashes. Testing will soon begin for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration.

Summer painting workshop to be held for faculty and staff

The Homewood Art Workshops will offer a noncredit Introductory Painting Workshop to Homewood faculty and staff this summer. No prior studio experience is required. Taught by noted Baltimore landscape and figure painter Bill Tamburrino, the course will introduce the fundamentals of oil-painting techniques.

The class, which runs from May 29 to June 27, is to meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:45 to 10 p.m in the Leake Studio, Mattin Center. Tuition is $300; materials are not provided. The deadline for registration is May 21. To register, or for more information, write to workshops director Craig Hankin at


The sponsors of the Brickwedde Lecture Series are Ferdinand Brickwedde and his wife, Langhorn Howard Brickwedde. Ferdinand Brickwedde's first name was given incorrectly in the April 23 edition of The Gazette.