'The Gazette' will resume weekly publication on Jan.
Due to the upcoming holidays, The Gazette will not be
published on Dec. 22 or Dec. 29. The weekly schedule will
resume on Jan. 5, 2004.
News breaking during those two weeks will be posted
online by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs
at firstname.lastname@example.org, which can be accessed through the Johns
Hopkins home page,
Graveside visit will mark 130th anniversary of Hopkins'
On Dec. 24, the 130th anniversary of the death of
Johns Hopkins, a group of appreciative university and
hospital employees, members of the Hopkins family and
admirers of the benefactor whose institutions bear his name
will gather at his gravesite to lay a wreath and express
their gratitude for his generosity. The remembrance will
take place at 10:30 a.m. at Green Mount Cemetery, 1501
Greenmount Ave., and all are welcome to attend.
Agre presented his Nobel Prize in Stockholm,
On the 107th anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel,
the 10 newest Nobel laureates, including one of Hopkins'
own, gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, to receive their gold
medals, diplomas and a generous heaping of praise.
At the lavish affair, Peter Agre, a professor of
chemistry at the School of Medicine, received from
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf his half of the 2003 Nobel
Prize in chemistry. (The prize was shared with Roderick
MacKinnon of Rockefeller University.) The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences recognized Agre for his laboratory's
1991 discovery of the long-sought "channels" that regulate
and facilitate water molecule transport through cell
membranes, a process essential to all living organisms.
Neurosurgeon cum actor Ben Carson plays charitable
Hundreds gathered at Baltimore's iconic Senator
Theatre on Dec. 8 to help premier the Farrelly brothers'
comedy, Stuck on You, an off-the-wall tale of
conjoined twins played by Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. The
Baltimore premiere came at the behest of School of Medicine
professor and renowned neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson, who
consulted on the film and has a cameo appearance playing
Proceeds from the event went to Carson's charities,
the BEN Fund and Carson Scholars Fund. Established in 2002,
the Benevolent Endowment Network Fund aims to ease the
financial hardship of families whose children have serious
and special medical conditions and are in need of
The event raised roughly $400,000. At the charity
auction, one individual bid $40,000 for a part in the
Farrelly brothers' next film, The Three Stooges. So
taken by the generous bid, the Farrelly brothers, who were
both in attendance, auctioned off another role that too
sold for $40,000.
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