The reservations had been booked, the itinerary set. Joanne
Katz, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health,
was to leave for Nepal on Sept. 28 with two of her
colleagues to initiate a nutrition-focused research project.
However, about 10 days before the departure date, Katz began
having second thoughts.
During the first week after the terrorist
attacks on New York and Washington, Katz says, thoughts of
Nepal and research became secondary. In addition to the
initial shock felt by many Americans, Katz also had to
contend with the near loss of her younger brother, who
evacuated in time from a building adjacent to the World
Trade Center. When the reality of her impending trip became
unavoidable, Katz wondered if getting on a plane and
traveling to southern Asia was the right thing for her to
do. In the end, she decided it wasn't.
United Way Kickoff 2001
An uplifting story of personal courage, ragtime
melodies and a Million-Dollar Dean were all part of the
kick-off event for the university's 2001 Campaign for the
United Way of Central Maryland, held Sept. 28 at Homewood.
The Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles St.
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