Seki-Takakazu Prize in math on display in the Eisenhower
The prestigious Mathematical Society of Japan's award
to the Hopkins-based Japan-U.S. Mathematics Institute,
known as JAMI, is on display in the Eisenhower Library on
the Homewood campus.
Named for a 17th-century Japanese mathematical
prodigy, the Seki-Takakazu Prize was awarded at a ceremony
in Tokyo on March 27. The prize, established in 1995,
honors people and organizations that have supported and
encouraged the development of mathematics in Japan over a
long period. JAMI is the third recipient in its 11-year
On display are the gold medal, a bronze statue of the
legendary figure, a volume of Seki Takakazu's collected
works, and scrolls and photographs from the awards
The prize will be displayed in Special Collections on
A-Level through Sept. 30 and may be viewed from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, with hours extended until 8
p.m. on Thursday.
Bank branch at Homewood moves to Charles Street
One door closes, another opens. With building
renovation on the horizon, the M&T Bank
branch that served the Homewood campus moved out of Gilman
Hall on Friday, July 7, and on Monday, July 10, welcomed
customers to its new branch on the ground floor of the
university's Homewood Apartments building at 3003 N.
The new full-service branch features the debut of M&T
Bank's first check-cashing ATM in the Baltimore/Washington
market. The machine, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, has the capability to optically scan checks and
produce a digital image on the screen. M&T customers can
then choose to cash the check to the penny or deposit the
item to their account. Customers can also check balances,
withdraw cash or transfer money between accounts.
A customer service center in the bank will handle all
noncash transactions. The branch's hours are 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday
and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
'Taste of Monument' celebrates finish of redevelopment
On Saturday, Aug. 19, the Monument Street Merchants
Association, along with Johns Hopkins Medicine and the
Baltimore Development Corp., will host the Taste of
Monument Community Festival and Gospel Choir Showcase.
The event, set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., will highlight
the completion of a three-and-a-half-year redevelopment of
the 2200 block of Monument Street, near the university's
East Baltimore campus, that stimulated more than $1 million
of improvements in the business district and the creation
of 51 new businesses and 116 new jobs.
The highlights of the event will include the Gospel
Choir Showcase, with 15 participating groups, and several
children's activities, including a performance by
Kinderman, host of the Kinderman Show.
Hopkins 4K for cancer cyclists end journey in San
Twenty-seven college students who pedaled their racing
bikes on a coast-to-coast fund-raising journey known as
Hopkins 4K for Cancer crossed the Golden Gate Bridge in San
Francisco on July 30, concluding their 4,000-mile trek to
unite communities across the country in the fight against
The students, primarily from Johns Hopkins, spent the
summer cycling across the United States to raise money for
the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, a residence for
out-of-town cancer patients and their families seeking
outpatient treatment at Baltimore hospitals.
Hosted by local residents along the way, the students
participated in many community service projects. The group
raised $85,000 this year, bringing its five-year total of
gifts to the American Cancer Society to more than
The cyclists began their journey in Baltimore on May
Recent Peabody graduate heads to Miss America
Elizabeth Horton, a native of High Point, N.C., took
home her diploma from the Peabody Institute
in May and in June picked up a crown as the new Miss North
The 21-year-old, who studied vocal performance and
music education, performed Love Is Where You Find It
for the North Carolina final.
For the first time, the Miss America Pageant will
produce programming that follows the contestants on their
quest for the title. Filming for those segments begins in
September. The final competition airs in January.
Employer registration deadline for Student Job Fair is Aug.
Last year's Student Job Fair at Homewood drew nearly
1,000 students looking for part-time work in offices and
labs during the school year, and its organizers expect even
larger attendance this year as the event will run in tandem
with the Student Activities Fair.
Friday, Aug. 18, is the deadline for university
departments to reserve one of the spots, which are free and
will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The fair, which will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, in the O'Connor Recreation Center,
provides an excellent opportunity for faculty and staff to
meet, interview and hire qualified students.
To register, go to www.jhu.edu/~stujob
and click on "Student Job Fair." Questions can be directed
to D. Lynn O'Neil at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruth Scally at email@example.com.
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