Busch-Vishniac named provost of Canada's McMaster
Ilene Busch-Vishniac, a professor of
engineering who served as dean of the Whiting School from
1998 to 2003, has been named provost and vice president,
academic, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada. The appointment, which begins Aug. 1, was announced
last week by McMaster President Peter George.
"I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Busch-Vishniac to this
very important role," George said. "In our international
search, we discovered a respected and dynamic leader who
not only brings to McMaster an extensive range of academic,
administrative and research experience but also a
progressive approach that will continue to advance us
nationally and internationally."
Ethan Vishniac, Busch-Vishniac's husband and an
astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins, will join McMaster's
Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Krimigis named fellow of Institute of Aeronautics,
Stamatios "Tom" Krimigis, head emeritus of the Space
Department at the Applied
Physics Laboratory, has been
named a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
He is among 30 individuals bestowed with this
distinction by AIAA for "notable and valuable contributions
to the arts, sciences or technology in aeronautics or
astronautics." Krimigis was specifically recognized for his
seminal scientific, managerial and technical contributions
to space science over four decades, including work on the
Voyager, Cassini, MESSENGER and New Horizons missions.
Krimigis headed the Lab's Space Department from 1991
to 2004, directing the activities of about 600 scientists,
engineers and other technical and supporting staff.
Hopkins 4K for Cancer cyclists head out on 4,000-mile
Twenty Johns Hopkins students from across the
divisions and seven friends from other schools will kick
off the sixth annual fund-raising cross-country bicycle
journey known as Hopkins 4K for Cancer on Saturday, May 26,
on the steps of Homewood's Shriver Hall.
After a ceremony featuring speakers including Jean G.
Ford, director of community programs and community-based
research at the Kimmel Cancer Center, the cyclists will
head to the Inner Harbor to ceremoniously dip their bikes'
back tires in the water at approximately 9 a.m. before
embarking on their 4,000-mile coast-to-coast trip. The
journey is scheduled to end on July 29 at the Golden Gate
Bridge in San Francisco. Upon their arrival on the West
Coast, the students will dip their front tires in the
This year's fund-raising effort already has netted
more than $92,000 for the American Cancer Society's Hope
Lodge, a residence for out-of-town cancer patients seeking
treatment at Baltimore hospitals.
To learn more about the Johns Hopkins group and its
mission, and to follow its journey, go to www.hopkins4k.org.
APL to dedicate Alabama field office; facility supports
The Applied Physics
Laboratory will officially
dedicate its field office in Huntsville, Ala., with a
ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception at 1 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 23. The 3,200-square-foot facility, located
at 150 West Park Loop, supports an array of air and missile
defense-related work for the Missile Defense Agency.
Richard Roca, APL director; Lt. Gen. Henry "Trey" Obering
III, Missile Defense Agency director; and Loretta Spencer,
mayor of Huntsville, will give welcoming remarks.
APL works closely with the Missile Defense Agency on a
wide variety of programs, including those within the
agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense, THAAD (Terminal
High-Altitude Area Defense), Combined Test Force, Targets
and Countermeasures, Sensors and Ballistic Missile Defense
Systems Engineering directorates, now located in
Additionally, APL serves as technical direction agent
for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program and is a
principal technical adviser for MDA's Sensors
Lineup announced for summer outdoor movies at
Six family-friendly movies will be screened on Friday
nights this summer on the Keyser Quadrangle of the Homewood
Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films premieres June 22 with It
Happened One Night. Other films in the series, presented by
the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs, are O
Brother Where Art Thou?, June 29; Cars, July 6; The World's
Fastest Indian, July 13; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
Stone, July 20; and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
July27. Each show will be preceded by a live
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or
blankets. Live music (or, for Harry Potter, magic) begins
at 7:30 p.m. Hot dogs, burgers, nachos, candy and drinks
will be sold. (No alcoholic beverages permitted.) Movies
will start at dark, around 8:30 p.m. Shriver Hall
Auditorium is the rain location.
Next 'Gazette' is last before biweekly summer
With next week's issue, which will appear on Tuesday
because of the Monday holiday, The Gazette will begin its
biweekly summer schedule. The May 29 calendar will include
all events scheduled between that day and Monday, June 11.
Calendar items and classifieds should be submitted by 5
p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, to email@example.com or faxed
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