Annual Dec. 24 event will honor founder of university,
More than 13 decades later, grateful admirers still
visit the grave of the man who made Johns Hopkins possible.
The annual observance in honor of Baltimore businessman and
philanthropist Johns Hopkins will take place in Green Mount
Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, the 133rd
anniversary of his death. All faculty, staff and students
Mr. Hopkins left $7 million in his will to establish a
university and hospital in Baltimore that revolutionized
higher education and health care and evolved into the
worldwide Johns Hopkins Institutions we know today.
The brief, informal Christmas Eve ceremony, led by
university Vice President and Secretary Emeritus Ross
Jones, will include remembrances and a wreath laying.
To reach the gravesite, enter at the cemetery's main
gate along Greenmount Avenue (about five blocks south of
North Avenue), drive straight up the hill and park near the
crest. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read Mr. Hopkins' obituary from the Dec. 25, 1873,
edition of The Baltimore Sun, go to
Composition by Theofanidis of Peabody nominated for
Christopher Theofanidis, a member of the
composition faculty, has been nominated for a Grammy award
for Best Classical Contemporary Composition for his piece
The Here and Now. The category is for a contemporary
classical composition composed within the last 25 years and
released for the first time during the eligibility year.
The Here and Now was written for the Atlanta Symphony
and Chorus and recorded in October 2005 for TELARC. The
piece is based on works of 13th-century poet Rumi and is 35
minutes in length. Elaine Martone, producer of the album on
which the piece appears, was nominated for a Grammy as
Classical Producer of the Year.
The winners will be announced Feb. 11.
Student book collectors have chance to win cash
The Student Book Collecting Contest, begun in 1993 by
the Friends of the
Johns Hopkins University Libraries, was designed to
recognize the love of books and the delight in shaping a
thoughtful and focused book collection. To enter —
and perhaps take home a $1,000, $500 or $250 prize —
students submit an essay about their collection, a
bibliography of their titles and a wish list for what
they'd like to add.
Last year's undergraduate winner, senior Kevin Clark,
was majoring in philosophy in the Krieger School and
composition at Peabody; his entry was "A Composer's
Library, Volumes of Inspiration." Graduate winner J.
Michael Collaco, a postdoctoral fellow at JHH enrolled in
SPSBE's Medical Management MBA program, submitted "Indian
For contest information and an entry form, go to
bookcollectcontest.html. The deadline for entries is
Bookstore holds neighborhood opening, raises funds for
Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins made its presence as part
of the community official on Dec. 9 with the Barnes & Noble
Open House for Literacy, a benefit for the Greater Homewood
Community Corp.'s Adult Literacy Program. The six-hour
daytime event was sponsored by the bookstore, which opened
this fall in Johns Hopkins' new Charles Commons complex in
Charles Village, in cooperation with the university, JHU
Press and Barnes & Noble College.
authors were on hand to sign books, local merchants
contributed door prizes, and the Blue Jays' men's and
women's lacrosse coaches donated two signed lacrosse sticks
for a silent auction.
Todd Elliott, director of the GHCC Adult Literacy and
ESOL Program, said that the event not only brought in
financial support — a $2,000 donation from Barnes &
Noble and another $225 for the lacrosse sticks — but
helped raise awareness about the organization and recruit
Johns Hopkins receives $5 mill gift to aid children with
The Division of Pediatric Oncology at the
Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has announced a $5 million
gift from the Children's Cancer Foundation, which will be
used to create a state-of-the-art facility in the new Johns
Hopkins Children's Hospital, scheduled for completion in
The new unit, which is expected to have more than
1,000 admissions each year, will include spacious patient
rooms with sleeping accommodations for parents, high-tech
toys and video games, play rooms, a family room and staff
teaching and conference facilities.
The foundation has been a longtime supporter of
pediatric oncology at Johns Hopkins, providing more than
$13 million to support research, treatment and building
facilities over the past 25 years.
This issue of 'Gazette' is last for semester; next will be
This is the last Gazette for the semester; the next
issue will appear on Jan. 8. The deadline for calendar and
classifieds submissions for that issue is noon on Tuesday,
Jan. 2. This issue's calendar carries listings for events,
scheduled as of press time, through Jan. 8; for updates, go
to the universitywide calendar at
Jerlyn Allen to be installed as Nutting Endowed Chair and
Professor at SoN
Nursing Dean Martha N. Hill will honor Jerilyn Allen as
the M. Adelaide Nutting Endowed Chair and Professor at an
installation ceremony on Monday, Jan. 8. Hill said that
this endowed professorship recognizes extraordinary
teaching, research and clinical practice, and is critical
to the school's mission of creating leaders for nursing's
The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Room 202 with a
reception following in the Carpenter Room. For more
information, call Mfonobong Umana at 443-287-6719.
Due to an editing error, President Brody's Dec. 11
column titled "A civil tongue" incorrectly attributed the
quote from Pier Massimo Forni to his book Choosing
Civility. Forni's quote about respect for others does
not appear in the book.
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