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6,323 degrees in the sun By Greg Rienzi

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efore the day’s end, the Class of 2010 would hear many wise words of counsel on how to find a better way to do things, to seek the truth and to positively impact humanity. The day’s first, and perhaps most practical, lesson was more straightforward. Hydrate. Single On a steamy Baltimore day that ceremony started in the 80s and crept into marks end the 90s, President of academic Ronald J. Daniels conferred degrees on 6,323 graduates year at Johns Hopkins’ 134th universitywide commencement ceremony, held on May 27. The morning ceremony marked the first of its kind, as the university this year fused the universitywide commencement ceremony with the Homewood undergraduate diploma ceremony for one grand graduation observance. The single ceremony summoned graduates from all divisions and campuses. The result was a packed crowd on Homewood Field who employed myriad ways to keep cool. Some sat under umbrellas, some turned an unfolded graduation program into a hat, and others found whatever they could for fanning themselves. The graduates, many decked out in sunglasses, drank bottled water by the gallons. One graduate joked that she lost two pounds on her way to the stage. Not in attendance were 13 graduating members of the high-flying Blue Jays baseball team, which earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division III College World Series, and one member of the men’s tennis team. The baseball team had left Baltimore to play sixth-ranked Heidelberg College in Appleton, Wis., and David Maldow had traveled to the NCAA singles and doubles tennis championship at Oberlin College in Oberlin,

Its construction fencing removed, Gilman Hall is once again a commanding presence on the Keyser Quadrangle. At the main entrance, construction crews tend to final details.

Three-year $73 million project officially comes to an end today By Greg Rienzi

The Gazette


he back of Gilman Hall, a previously pleasant but otherwise unremarkable exterior, has become a spot worth walking out of your way to see. Exterior brick has been re-pointed, stone and marble cleaned and power washed, and wood window frames repainted. Keystones pop like new, and the Hutzler Reading

Room’s tall and elaborate stained-glass windows can be fully appreciated during the daytime. Newly planted sod, flowers, hedges and trees complete the picture. The building’s grounds last week also featured an unexpected guest: a mysterious garContinued on page 10


Genetic ‘parts’ list created for key part of brain By Maryalice Yakutchik

Johns Hopkins Medicine


Johns Hopkins and Japanese research team has generated the first comprehensive genetic “parts” list of a mouse hypothalamus, an enigmatic region of the brain—in humans, roughly cherrysized—that controls hunger, thirst, fatigue, body temperature and wake-sleep cycles and links the central nervous system to control of hormone levels.

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Flaws in hypothalamus development may underlie both inborn and acquired metabolic balance problems that can lead to obesity, diabetes, mood disorders and high blood pressure, according to a report on the study published May 2 in the advance online publication of Nature Neuroscience. “Knowing how cells develop in this part of the brain will help us understand how they regulate behavior, mood and metabolism,” said Seth Blackshaw, an assistant professor in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at the

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The hypothalamus is one of the most diverse and complex parts of the brain, and having an index of the genes involved in producing its many cell types is a toolbox that researchers can use to manipulate the activity of brain cells by turning them on and off, or tracing their connections. This may ultimately lead to better diagnostic and treatment options for a variety of disorders. Continued on page 5

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ive hit movies will be screened on Friday nights this summer on the Wyman Quadrangle of the Homewood campus (rain location: Shriver Hall). Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films, presented by the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs, premieres on June 18. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m. Hot dogs, burgers, nachos, candy and drinks will be sold. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets; no alcoholic beverages are permitted. Movies will start as soon as it gets dark, around 8:30 p.m. The films and pre-shows are as follows: June 18, The Addams Family, with Man and Dog; June 25, Up, with a “kids night” featuring strolling magicians and balloon artists, and music by Tone Rangers, an a cappella group that includes John Bader, associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the Krieger School; July 9, The Princess Bride, with Blue Lemon Trio; July 16, Fantastic Mr. Fox, with Deep Tree Mantra; and July 23, Star Trek (2009), with Swingin’ Swamis. For more information, call 410-516-4548 or go to summer/films.

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students, faculty and staff get rid of things they no longer want, and at the same time raise money for a good cause. Billed as “the really big super cheap Hopkins yard sale,” JH-U-Turn was designed to fit in with the university’s sustainability plan by helping students and others reduce waste and recycle things they no longer need or want. The sale will take place at Homewood’s Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center on Saturday, June 12, from 8 a.m. until the merchandise is gone. All proceeds will go to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, which supports communities near Johns Hopkins campuses. The sale will feature items that are used but in good condition, such as clothes, furniture, electronics, books and household items. Prices will be “ridiculously low,” according to organizers of the sale. Many books are priced at 50 cents, while small microwaves, refrigerators and TVs can be had for $10 to $45. Only cash will be accepted. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 9, 10 and 11 to help organize the sale items, and on June 12 to serve as cashiers and greeters, and to help with traffic, parking and cleanup. To volunteer for an hour, a day or more, e-mail your availability to Carrie Bennett at For more information, go to liaison/UTurn.html.

SAIS to host forum on key to success in Afghanistan


he Central Asia–Caucasus Institute at SAIS will host a forum called “Key to Success in Afghanistan” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9. Participants will present a proposal developed by a team convened by CACI and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, with principal authors S. Frederick Starr and Andrew C. Kuchins. This “Silk Road Strategy” seeks to establish Afghanistan as a hub of roads, railroads, pipelines and power lines. Already under consideration both in Washington, D.C., and in Kabul, the proposal calls on the United States to provide the essential keystone to a legion of existing efforts. The panelists are Starr, CACI chairman; Kuchins, director and senior fellow at CSIS’s Russia and Eurasia Program; Martin Hanratty, USAID’s senior development adviser to the U.S. Central Command; Lewis K. Elbinger, U.S. foreign service officer and deputy political adviser to the U.S. Central Command; and Michael J. Delaney, assistant U.S. trade representative for South Asia at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The event will be held in the Nitze Building’s Kenney Auditorium. NonSAIS affiliates should RSVP to CACI at or 202-663-7723.

Contributing Writers Applied Physics Laboratory  Michael Buckley, Paulette Campbell Bloomberg School of Public Health Tim Parsons, Natalie Wood-Wright Carey Business School Andrew Blumberg Homewood Lisa De Nike, Amy Lunday, Dennis O’Shea, Tracey A. Reeves, Phil Sneiderman Johns Hopkins Medicine Christen Brownlee, Stephanie Desmon, Neil A. Grauer, Audrey Huang, John Lazarou, David March, Katerina Pesheva, Vanessa Wasta, Maryalice Yakutchik Peabody Institute Richard Selden SAIS Felisa Neuringer Klubes School of Education James Campbell, Theresa Norton School of Nursing Kelly Brooks-Staub University Libraries and Museums Brian Shields, Heather Egan Stalfort

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JHU astrophysicist is co-winner of million-dollar Shaw Prize By Lisa De Nike




ohns Hopkins University astrophysicist Charles Bennett and two colleagues have been awarded this year’s $1 million Shaw Prize in astronomy for groundbreaking research that has helped determine the precise age, composition and curvature of the universe. Bennett was cited for his accomplishments as principal investigator of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, a spacecraft that in less than a decade has added significantly to our knowledge of the universe’s history and structure. WMAP, launched in 2001, observes and measures the cosmic background radiation, the oldest light in the universe. Bennett and his colleagues, WMAP team members from Princeton University, will accept the award in a ceremony Sept. 28 in Hong Kong. Sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of the East, the Shaw Prize was established by Run Run Shaw, a philanthropist and longtime leader in the Hong Kong film and television industry. It has been awarded annually since 2002 in three fields: astronomy, life science and medicine, and mathematical sciences.

Charles Bennett

Bennett is the second Johns Hopkins researcher to win a Shaw Prize in the sevenyear existence of the award. Adam Riess, like Bennett a member of the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy in the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, was a co-winner in 2006 for the discovery of dark energy. “I am deeply grateful for this honor,” Ben-

nett said. “The WMAP space mission has been an extraordinary adventure for me. The exciting measurements reveal the age, composition and history of our universe. These accurate and precise results were only possible because of the hard work of the talented and dedicated WMAP team.” Co-winners of the 2010 astronomy prize with Bennett are David Spergel and Lyman Page. In 2003, Bennett and the WMAP team made international news with their announcement that the universe is 13.7 billion years old and is constituted of less than 5 percent atoms; one-quarter, dark matter; and nearly three-quarters, a mysterious dark energy. WMAP’s results also support the view that the cosmos grew from subatomic size to astronomical scale in less time than it takes to blink your eye. Bennett’s team has continued to make headlines in the years since, as these conclusions were further bolstered with more data. In 2009, WMAP reports were the mostcited scientific papers in the world. WMAP was Science magazine’s “breakthrough of the year” in 2003. Bennett previously served as deputy principal investigator on NASA’s Cosmic Background Explorer satellite, which was launched in 1989 and which provided evidence in support of the big bang theory.

Bennett won the Comstock Prize in Physics in 2009, the Harvey Prize of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 2006 and the Henry Draper Medal of the National Academy of Sciences in 2005. In 2006, he shared the Peter Gruber Foundation’s Cosmology Prize with Nobel laureate John Mather, also of the COBE team. Bennett was elected to the National Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2005. He has received two NASA Exceptional Achievement medals and a NASA Outstanding Leadership medal. He is a fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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30 Johns Hopkins researchers receive Md. stem cell funding By Audrey Huang

Johns Hopkins Medicine


hirty Johns Hopkins researchers have been awarded funding from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission under the Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2006. In all, 141 applications were reviewed and 42 projects funded, totaling $11.7 million. This year’s funded projects include: • Investigator-Initiated Research Grants, designed for investigators with preliminary data supporting the grant application. These grants will be for up to $1 million of direct costs over a two- to five-year project. Johns Hopkins recipients are Yoon Young Jang in collaboration with Lonza Walkersville, “Developing Safe and Effective Stem Cell Technology for Liver Disease Modeling and Therapy”; George Ricaurte, “Stem Cell Transplantation in Nonhuman Primates with Parkinsonism”; and Piotr Walczak in collaboration with Q Therapeutics, “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell–Derived Oligodendrocytes in Therapy: Advanced Tools for Monitoring Engraftment and Evaluating Therapeutic Effect.” • Exploratory Research Grants, designed for investigators who are new to the stem cell

field and for new hypotheses, approaches, mechanisms or models that may differ from current thinking in the stem cell field, without any preliminary data supporting the application. These grants will be for up to $100,000 of direct costs per year, for up to two years. Johns Hopkins recipients are Dmitri Artemov, “Noninvasive Imaging of Stem Cell Homing and Viability”; Peter Calabresi, “Dissecting the Mechanism of Action of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis”; Ping Gao, “The Role of c-Myc in Regulating miRNAs and Metabolic Genes in iPS Cells”; Warren Grayson, “Oxygen Tension as a Mediator of Vasculogenesis and Osteogenesis in Engineered Bone Constructs”; Ahmet Hoke in collaboration with Invitrogen, “Human Embryonic Stem Cell–Derived Schwann Cells to Enhance Nerve Repair in a Model of Chronic Denervation”; Vassilis Koliatsos, “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells as Models of Alzheimer’s Disease”; Min Li, “Small Organic Chemical Modulation of Human Cardiac Potassium Channels”; Alison Moliterno, “Defining the Molecular Basis of Aberrant Stem Cell Function in Primary Myelobrosis”; Akira Sawa, “Susceptibility to Metabolic and Oxidative Stress in

Neurons in Patients with Schizophrenia”; Karen Zeller, “Characterization of Novel Sequence Motifs Important for Stem Cell Biology”; and Jizhong Zou in collaboration with NIH/NIAID, “Targeted Gene Correction of x-cgd Mutations in Patient-Specific iPS Cells.” • Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Grants designed for postdoctoral fellows who wish to conduct basic and/or transitional research on all types of human stem cells in Maryland. These grants will be for up to $55,000 of direct, indirect and fringe benefits costs per year, for up to two years. Johns Hopkins recipients are ChengHsuan Chiang, “Characterization of iPS Cell–Derived Neural Progenitors and Neurons From Psychiatric Patients With a DISC1 Mutation”; Kimberly Christian, “Understanding Roles of Mecp2 in Neural Development Using Patient-Specific iPSCs”; Karen David, “The Hippo Pathway in Neuronal Stem Cell Maintenance and Tumorigenesis”; Yasue Horiuchi, “Alteration in Gene Expression in Neurons Derived From iPS Cells From Patients With Schizophrenia”; Xiasong Huang in collaboration with Advanced Cell Technology, “Generation of Red Blood Cells From Patient-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells”; Hua Liu in collaboration with Quality Biologi-

cal, “Toward Generation and Expansion of Clinical Grade Hepatic Cells From iPS Cells”; Ian Martin in collaboration with Invitrogen, “Generation of Human Dopamine Neurons From Parkinson’s Disease Patients With LRRK2 Mutations”; Il Minn in collaboration with Quality Biological, “Leukemic Stem Cells and Their Microenvironment”; Emily Potter, “Gliogenesis From Multipotent Precursor Cells: Identification of Novel Differentiation Factors”; Sivaprakash Ramalingam, “Targeted Addition of Globin Gene at a Pre-Determined Locus in Human Stem Cells”; Anirudha Singh in collaboration with Pfizer, “Biomaterials to Direct Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation”; Peng Sun, “Influence of Microenviroment on Human Stem Cells Maintenance and Differentiation”; Brad Swelstad, “Identification and Isolation of Human Germline Progenitor Stem Cells in the Adult Ovary”; Zhenxing Wen in collaboration with Invitrogen, “Long-Term in Vivo Imaging of Dopaminergic Neurons From Pd Patient-Derived iPS Cells”; KiJun Yoon in collaboration with Invitrogen, “Notch Signaling in Human Neurogenesis”; and Chung Zhong, “Derivation and Functional Characterization of Neurons Derived From Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells of Huntington’s Disease Patients.”


Lawrence Larsen, 71, professor emeritus of special education B y J a m e s C a mpb e l l

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awrence “Larry” Larsen, professor emeritus of special education, died on May 21 at his Towson home after a battle with cancer. He was 71. Larsen joined the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University in 1976 and was a professor of special education and program adviser in severe and profound disabilities and early childhood special education. In addition to serving as coordinator of special education programs through 1988, he played a key role in developing what is now the School of Education’s Center for Technol-

ogy in Education. He retired in June 2004, when he was named professor emeritus of special education. A fierce advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families, Larsen played a key role in PARC vs. Pennsylvania, a 1971 lawsuit demanding that the state provide access to education for children with disabilities. A consent decree was issued stating that education should be provided for all children regardless of any physical or mental handicap. The federal Department of Education used this consent decree to issue its federal mandate for education for all. From 1990 through March 1996, Larsen also served as co-director of the Parents’ Place of Maryland, a federally funded non-

profit organization that provides information, assistance and support to the parents and families of children with disabilities. In later years, he helped in the development of special education programs internationally, consulting frequently with agencies in Venezuela, Uruguay and Taiwan. “Larry’s most enduring contribution is the inspiration he provided to his students who have gone on to become instructors [and] policy-makers and have provided needed support to individuals with disabilities,” said Michael Rosenberg, associate dean for research in the School of Education, a longtime friend and colleague. Larsen, who was born in North Dakota, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees

from the University of North Dakota and his doctorate in psychology from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. From 1970 to 1976, he was director of Psychology and Special Education at Western Carolina Center, a North Carolina state institution for people with mental and physical disabilities. Larsen is survived by his wife, Carol; two children, Maren and Jason; and four grandchildren. His family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Santa Claus Anonymous. Faculty, staff and alumni can share their thoughts and stories about Larsen on the School of Education’s social networking sites, SOETalk and Facebook.

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Sibley Memorial Hospital in D.C. to join Johns Hopkins Medicine By Gary Stephenson

Johns Hopkins Medicine


n a move to address growing interest in more efficient, integrated regional health care services for patients, officials of Sibley Memorial Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corp. have announced their intention to enter into discussions regarding the integration of Sibley Hospital into the Johns Hopkins Health System. Both systems say it is anticipated that Sibley will join JHHS in early fall 2010 after due diligence is completed. The proposed transaction will not involve financial exchanges. If the transaction is completed and implemented as planned, the Washington, D.C.– based Sibley Hospital will become a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine but will retain both its name and commitment to its community. Leadership and day-to-day operations at Sibley are not expected to change as a result of the integration. JHHS and its affiliates, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins

Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital and Suburban Hospital, along with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, make up Johns Hopkins Medicine. On May 26, Sibley Hospital’s board of trustees expressed its intent for Sibley to join JHM, as did the JHHS board earlier on May 3. “The alliance between Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine is an important step in advancing health care delivery in the local community and the greater Washington, D.C., region, said Robert L. Sloan,” Sibley’s president and CEO. While details of the proposed transaction are still to be finalized, the basic outlines of the plan call for Sibley to retain its voluntary medical staff and physician organization. In addition, the plan calls for Sibley to operate under the direction of the JHHS governance structure in the same manner as The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital and Suburban Hospital. “As a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sibley will be a key force in the

development of an integrated system of care for the national capital region, focused on improving health by providing access to state-of-the-art clinical medicine that’s supported by a strong base of research and medical education,” said Edward D. Miller, the Frances Watt Baker, M.D., and Lenox D. Baker Jr. Dean of the Medical Faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Our goal is to unite two mission-minded organizations that share a vision of providing both the highest quality care and greatest access for our patients. This alliance strengthens each institution’s ability to serve patients along the full continuum of care, creating new opportunities to provide the right care, at the right time and at the right place. We are committed to preserving the best of this outstanding community and regional asset, all the while helping Sibley expand its mission to include research and teaching.” According to Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System President Ronald R. Peterson, partnering with Sibley was a strategic as well as a philosophical decision. “Sibley is strong financially, very highly regarded in

its community and located in the nation’s capital,” he said. “Having it as part of the Hopkins family provides us the critical mass to better position ourselves to provide an integrated, regional approach to care, which we anticipate the future will demand.” Steven J. Thompson, senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, said, “We face a new era that will bring major reforms and demands for more rational and efficient ways of delivering care. Increasingly, our decisions on how best to accommodate these changes must be based on sound and practical strategies,” he said. “What we must never lose sight of during these turbulent times is that every decision we make has to be in the best interests of our patients and the communities we serve.”

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Berman Institute faculty to lead FDA-sponsored exam of drug study issues By Michael Pena

Berman Institute of Bioethics


he director and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics have been appointed co-chairs of an Institute of Medicine committee that will evaluate the scientific and ethical issues involved in studies of drug safety after FDA approval. Ruth Faden, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Steven Goodman, a professor of biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and a faculty member at the Berman Institute, will lead

the 12-member Committee on Ethical and Scientific Issues in Studying the Safety of Approved Drugs. “Rarely does the Institute of Medicine appoint two scholars from the same university to be committee co-chairs,” Faden said. “I am honored to serve with Steve, and for the opportunity to make a contribution to this significant challenge to the nation’s health.” The group’s immediate priority will be to deliver on July 1 a brief report outlining the ethical issues that must be considered when designing clinical trials to evaluate the safety of drugs after they are on the market. Longer-term goals of the committee will

be to evaluate the scientific and ethical merits of various approaches to generating evidence about the safety of drugs that are approved and marketed; consider the cost, speed and value of those approaches; and determine when head-to-head clinical trials for safety are appropriate. The committee—sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration and comprising bioethicists and experts in drug safety, research methodology and public health—is expected to issue a final report by next spring. An initial open session will be held today, June 7, in Washington, D.C. Speaking at the event will be Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Admin-

istration; Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health; and Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research. The Institute of Medicine is a nongovernmental organization that advises the federal government on controversial issues in science, medicine and engineering. IOM committees have played a critical role in advancing policies and practices in medicine, public health and science. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. For more on the committee’s project, go to .aspx?key=IOM-BPH-10-05.

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Dinner honors long-term and retiring staff B y J e f f P r at t

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he 37th annual Staff Recognition and Retirement Dinner was held on June 3 in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center on the Homewood campus. President Ron Daniels honored staff members who have retired during the past fiscal year and current staff marking service anniversaries of 20 or more years. A strong storm passed through the area at the beginning of the evening, but that did not stop some 400 staff, guests, deans and division heads from attending the event. Of the 25 retiring staff who attended the dinner, nine retired with more than a quarter-century of service spanning the areas of university administration, medicine and public health. Also recognized and presented with service awards were one staff member with 45 years of service, three with 40 years, 10 with 35 years, 26 with 30 years, 40 with 25 years and 82 with 20 years. Eight staff with 42 or more years

Arnetta Johnson, University Administration (25 years of service)

Brain Continued from page 1 “The study of hypothalamic development, particularly of cell specification, will help us to understand how hypothalamic neurons function to regulate behavior and physiology,” Blackshaw said. “Because of when and where we saw certain genes turn on, we now have identified a set of candidate players that guide the assembly of the different parts of the hypothalamus and that specify the many individual cell types within it.” The hypothalamus is composed of at least dozens of types of neurons—and more likely, hundreds—each of which corresponds to a gene that has remained unidentified until now. Its cellular arrangement is more akin to a bowl of spaghetti than a neatly organized club sandwich, according to Blackshaw. The catalog of molecular markers identified here helps unravel this complexity. The team’s first challenge was to dissect away, at the very start of neural development, the part of the mouse brain that develops into the hypothalamus and then cut tiny slices of this region for use in microarray analysis, a technology that reveals multiple gene activity. By analyzing all the roughly 20,000 genes in the mouse genome, the team identified 1,200 as strongly activated in the developing hypothalamus and characterized the cells within the hypothalamus in which they were activated. The team then characterized the expression of the most interesting 350 genes in detail using another gene

President Daniels and Susan Balcer Whaley, School of Medicine (25 years of service)

of service also stood to be lauded by coworkers and colleagues. A trio of Peabody alumnae played music throughout the evening, and a raffle of donated items procured by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement from area businesses was held. Prize drawings took place for a two-night stay at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts in the Poconos; four tickets to see The 39 Steps at the Hippodrome; four tickets to Hopkins Night at Ripken Stadium on Aug. 28; four tickets to the Sept. 18 Hopkins Night at Camden Yards; a family four-pack of tickets to the National Aquarium; four tickets to the July 16–18 Hopkins Weekend at Six Flags America; and the grand prize of the evening, drawn by President Daniels, a $500 gift certificate for a CruiseOne cruise. Afternoon receptions to honor staff with five, 10 or 15 years of service will be held at the School of Nursing on June 8, SAIS on June 9, Homewood on June 16, School of Public Health on June 17 and the School of Medicine, rounding out the month of recognition, on June 22. More photos are online at

called Shh, for sonic hedgehog, as a landmark to identify the precise region of the hypothalamus in which these genes were turned on. This involved processing close to 20,000 tissue sections painstakingly sliced at one-50th of a millimeter thickness and then individually examined. “We were able to use this data to find genes whose expression matched every individual hypothalamic nucleus and essentially assemble a jigsaw puzzle of gene expression patterns that completely covered the developing hypothalamus,” Blackshaw said. “Now that we have a complete set of molecular landmarks, along with an extensive molecular parts list, we can begin to learn how all these parts fit together to create this essential and highly complex brain region.” Authors of the paper, in addition to Blackshaw, are Daniel A. Lee, Ana Miranda-Angulo, Yangqin Yang, Aya C. Yoshida, Hong Wang, Hiromi Mashiko, Lizhi Jiang, Marina Avetisyan, Lixin Qi and Jiang Qian, all of Johns Hopkins; and Ayane Kataoka and Tomomi Shimogori, both of RIKEN-BSI, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan. This research was supported by the March of Dimes, Klingenstein Fund, W.M. Keck Foundation and Japan Society for Promotion of Science. G

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Johns Hopkins Picnic set for June 25 WILL KIRK / HOMEWOODPHOTO.JHU.EDU


Jeannette Brown, Libraries (30 years of service), and guest Lorrie Green

elcome summer at the bigger and better Johns Hopkins Picnic, an evening of family fun for faculty, staff, employees, students, retirees and their families and friends, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 25, on the grounds of Johns Hopkins at Eastern. Games, entertainment and all-youcan-eat picnic fare are included in the $5 price. New this year are an expanded dinner menu and concession items, WiiSports, Kid Zone and oversized inflatable games.

Admission is free for children 3 and under. Tickets are limited and available only through advance purchase. A list of ticket sellers and purchasing policies can be found at www.hopkinsworklife .org. Ticket sales begin today, June 7, and conclude on June 21 or until sold out, whichever comes first. Parking on the Ellerslie Lot is free, and extra shuttle service will be provided. For more information about the picnic, go to or call the Office of Work, Life and Engagement at 443-997-6060.

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Continued from page 1 Ohio. Not to be denied a proper send-off from Johns Hopkins, the university had hosted a special graduation ceremony on Tuesday in the Hodson Hall boardroom for the athletes and their families and friends. (The Blue Jays were eventually eliminated in the College World Series with a 23-8 loss to 9th-ranked Cortland State University of New York. Maldow lost in the opening round of both the singles and doubles competition.) On Thursday morning, the undergraduates from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering gathered on the Keyser Quadrangle to take a ceremonial “final walk” through campus, passing through the Freshman Quad, where their academic journey started, to reach Homewood Field. All other graduates entered from the Athletic Center. In his address, Daniels quoted the words of Thomas Edison: “There’s a way to do it better. Find it.” As an example, he cited John L. Cameron, former chair of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins and a recognized master of general surgery. In 1969, Cameron began to dedicate himself to improving and perfecting the Whipple procedure, a complex abdominal surgery to remove diseased tissue that was once rarely performed because many patients failed to survive the procedure. A Whipple operation used to take nearly nine hours to complete, and the mortality rate exceeded 30 percent. Over a span of decades, Cameron would go on to perfect the Whipple, managing not only to cut the length of the surgery in half but to have 99 percent of his patients survive. Daniels said he appreciated Cameron’s doggedness. Last fall, Daniels underwent a successful Whipple surgery to access a mass next to his pancreas, a procedure performed by a team of Johns Hopkins surgeons led by Richard Schulick, the John L. Cameron Professor for Alimentary Tract Diseases in the School of Medicine. “My good luck stems directly from Dr. Cameron’s relentlessness and persistence, surgery after surgery, year after year. Learning. Honing. Perfecting,” he said. “I hope that you, too, find your passion—whether in medicine, civil engineering, archaeology, poetry or business—and then pursue it with the same relentless discipline that has marked and defined Dr. Cameron’s career.

Six granted honorary degrees, SoS inductees recognized


etween 1880 and 2009, 436 honorary degrees have been awarded by Johns Hopkins University. On Thursday, six new members were added to this illustrious group that features leaders in various fields of study, practice and service. During the universitywide commencement ceremony, honorary degrees were conferred on Michael M.E. Johns, chancellor of Emory University and former dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a vice president of the university from 1990 to 1996; Benoit B. Mandelbrot, the Sterling Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences at Yale University, who is best known as the founder of fractal geometry; Douglas W. Nelson, who recently retired as president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and who helped foster the East Baltimore Development Initiative; Ellen Ochoa, deputy director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston and the first Hispanic-American woman in space; Marilyn Ames Pedersen, founding member and currently executive committee member of CharityWorks, a high-impact philanthropic organization

dedicated to creating positive change by uniting corporate leaders; and Elias A. Zerhouni, who spent much of his career at Johns Hopkins, where he developed imaging methods to diagnose and treat cancer and cardiovascular, pulmonary and other diseases, before leading the National Institutes of Health from 2002 to 2008. He is currently senior adviser to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Also recognized on Thursday were the new members of the Society of Scholars, who were invested at a ceremony hosted by Provost Lloyd Minor on Wednesday in Homewood’s Mason Hall. The society inducts former postdoctoral fellows, postdoctoral degree recipients, house staff and junior or visiting faculty who have served at least a year at Johns Hopkins and thereafter gained marked distinction elsewhere in their fields of physical, biological, medical, social or engineering sciences or in the humanities and for whom at least five years have elapsed since their last Johns Hopkins affiliation. To read about this year’s 15 inductees, go to society-of-scholars-inducts-new-members.

Members of the Class of 2010 cap off their celebrating at a reception following the morning’s commencement ceremony.

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Your patience and perseverance will save lives, rebuild cities, discover our history, affect humanity and enrich our existence.” During the event, the thousands in attendance listened to an often-amusing address by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the businessman turned politician who graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1964. Early in his talk, Bloomberg referenced his undergraduate days at Homewood and his not-so-stellar academic achievements. “As I often like to say, I was the kind of student who made the top half of the class possible,” he said. “But I did have a lot of fun here, perhaps a bit too much. I’m only glad they didn’t have digital cameras to record it. I would have ended up on YouTube.” He talked about the many changes at Johns Hopkins since “his day,” when tuition was just over $1,000, the undergraduate population was a fourth its present size, the Milton S. Eisenhower Library was just a hole in the ground, and the School of Public Health didn’t have “Bloomberg” in front of it. “Also back then, our baseball team wasn’t playing in the College World Series. Go Jays!” Bloomberg exclaimed to hearty applause. Striking a more serious tone, Bloomberg talked about how far America has come in the past 45 years—noting the civil rights movement, environmental protection, education reform, government accountability and crime reduction—thanks to the efforts of those on both the left and right of the political spectrum. “Our history shows us that neither liberals nor conservatives have a monopoly on good ideas. No ideology has God on its side, or a choir of angels at its feet,” he said. “One of the things that never ceases to amaze me in government is how so many highly intelligent people are willing to accept the conventional wisdom without ever asking the hard questions. They follow ideology, special interests and the polls, instead of following the facts.” He told the graduates to search for the truth, ask for the facts and then come to their own conclusions. “That simple act is so basic yet so important and so painfully absent from so much of our political dialogue,” he said. “I would suggest one rule to you: No matter how old you get, never trust anyone who reflexively shoots down an idea just because it comes from a different party or ideology. That kind of narrow-mindedness gets in the way of issue after issue. You are entitled to your own opinions, not your own facts.” Bloomberg said that whatever they choose to do, the education they received at Johns Hopkins puts them in an incredible position. “The opportunities and possibilities before



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President Daniels presides over the special graduation ceremony for athletes who would be leaving Baltimore before commencement to play in championships.

you are virtually endless,” he said. “And you will find success if you work hard, take risks, ask your own questions, seek your own answers, maintain an open mind—always— and never stop learning. Never compromise your integrity. And never let go of the American spirit of independence.” As a parting goodbye, Bloomberg told the graduates to “grab one last Natty Boh at PJ’s [Pub], because tomorrow the hard work begins.” And, he said, “I want you to remember this piece of advice that I give to every person I hire: Don’t screw it up.” Bloomberg’s work was not done at the conclusion of his speech, however, as he agreed to join President Daniels in shaking the hands of every graduate to walk across the stage. Juhee Kim, a public health studies major in the School of Arts and Sciences, said that the opportunity to shake the mayor’s hand had a particular resonance. Kim said that to her, Bloomberg has been a “Daddy-LongLegs,” referring to Jean Webster’s novel about a girl who is sent to college by an anonymous benefactor. Kim said she was able to attend Johns Hopkins thanks in large part to a Bloomberg Scholarship. She had written several thank-you letters to the mayor but never met him until today. “When I heard he was actually coming to speak, I was like, this is it, my chance,” she said. “I grabbed his hand and could not stop shaking. I told him I had been waiting four years to say thank you in person. It was a good ending to the ceremony for me.” Kim said she’ll remember that, and the heat. So will Michael Gvozden, psychology major and goalie for the men’s lacrosse team. “It was so hot. It was miserable out there,” he said. “But now we’re done. It’s great. It’s very exciting. New stuff is coming our way.”

Several students expressed relief at no more exams and homework. Some said they had jobs already lined up; others wanted to take some time off to decide where to go and what to do next. Parents, too, wondered what lies in store. Patricia Russell, mother of economics major Brendan Russell, said that the day was very emotional, as Brendan is the last of her three children to finish college. “I’m very proud. I’m just overwhelmed with hope and optimism for him,” she said. “I would add that I loved Mayor Bloomberg’s speech. I just thought that was great.” Like every graduation ceremony, the day was filled with loud cheers, screams and cries of graduates’ names. Perhaps loudest were the parents of the graduating football players, who collectively decided to meet in the stands where they had sat for all the home games. Mike Hennessey, whose son Sean earned a degree in political science, said that he was extremely proud of his new graduate, who played wide receiver. Hennessey said the heat couldn’t melt his high spirits. “It’s a great day, and [Sean] already has a job. He’s going to be working for a software company in Washington, D.C.,” he said. After the ceremony, many of the families, friends and graduates headed to a reception on the Keyser Quadrangle, where they were greeted by President Daniels and his wife, Joanne Rosen. Many sought the shade of trees and more bottles of water, along with their sandwiches and cookies. Graduates gladly shed their robes, some to reveal the shorts and T-shirts they wore underneath. Now it was time to celebrate; tomorrow they would move on to the next phase of their lives. G For more coverage of the day’s events, go to

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he made me think and question things.’ This is a simple yet stirring comment made by one student about Mahrukh Doctor, adjunct professor of Latin American studies at the SAIS Bologna Center, who was awarded the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award during the commencement ceremony in Bologna on May 28. A dual German/Indian national, Doctor is a lecturer in political economy at the University of Hull and a research associate at the Centre for Bra- Mahrukh zilian Studies at Oxford University. A graduate of Oxford and of SAIS, she also has been an economic consultant at the World Bank. This academic year Doctor taught A Survey of Latin American Politics and next year will add State and Society in Contemporary Brazil. “I was delighted and honored that the students voted for me to receive this award— one that gives me the greatest satisfaction as an academic who really enjoys the teaching aspect of my work just as much as the research,” Doctor said. Attesting to students’

ongoing appreciation of her teaching, this was the second time Doctor received the award; the first was in 2007. Another SAIS Bologna student this year described Doctor as “a caring professor who knows how to challenge students.” Yet another commented on her “wealth of knowledge, talent for teaching, dynamism in the classroom and ability to inspire the class.” The evening’s commencement speaker echoed the importance of students “thinking and questioning things.” The Bologna Center Class of 2010 was addressed by journalist Beppe Severgnini, whose remarks titled “How to Waste Your Life in Six Bold Moves” were both provocative and insightful. Severgnini writes for Italy’s Corriere della Sera, is a former writer for The Economist and is the author of national and New York Times best sellers Ciao, America! and La Bella Figura. In 2004, Severgnini was voted European Journalist of the Year. Doctor Following the crowning of graduating students with laurel wreaths—in the time-honored Italian tradition—Bologna Center Director Kenneth H. Keller delivered closing remarks, after which students, parents, guests, faculty and staff moved up to the center’s Penthouse and Robert J. Abernethy Terrace to continue the celebration. Winners of the Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Awards in the university’s other academic divisions were announced prior to commencement ceremonies and were reported on earlier; to read about the recipients, go to

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Steve Forbes to speak at Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends B y A n d r e w B l u mb e r g

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nternational financial authority Steve Forbes, president and chief executive officer of Forbes Media and editor in chief of Forbes magazine, is the featured speaker for a special installment of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series to be held on Monday, June 14, in Washington, D.C. His topic is “Leadership and the Economic Crisis: What Happens Now?” Forbes is the country’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Combined with Forbes Asia and the company’s licensed editions, the publication reaches a worldwide audience of more than 5.5 million readers. Under Forbes’ leadership, the company has launched a variety of new publications and businesses. They include ForbesLife, a luxury lifestyle and culture magazine; ForbesWoman, a luxury lifestyle publication for executive women; Forbes Asia; and Forbes


licensed editions published in China, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia and Turkey. The company also publishes a number of investment newsletters. Another division of the company is Forbes Investors Advisory Institute. In 1996, Forbes entered the new-media arena with the launch of Now receiving more than 18 million unique monthly visitors, it has become a leading destination site for senior business decision makers and investors. Other Forbes Web sites are, RealClearPolitics. com,, Steve Forbes and— the Business and Finance Blog Network. Together with, these sites reach nearly 40 million business leaders each month. Forbes writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic

prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won four times the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award, given by U.S. Steel Corp. to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. Forbes also is the author of a number of books, including the recently published How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today’s Economy, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames; and Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels Between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today … and the Lessons You Can Learn, co-authored by John Prevas. In 1985, President Ronald Reagan named Forbes chairman of the bipartisan Board for International Broadcasting. In this position, he oversaw the operation of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Forbes was reappointed to the post by President George H.W. Bush and served until 1993.

In 1996 and 2000, Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the presidency. He currently serves on the boards of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He is on the board of overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the board of visitors for the School of Public Policy of Pepperdine University. He previously served for 10 years on the board of trustees of Princeton University, from which he received a bachelor’s degree in history in 1970. Forbes’ lecture will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at SAIS. Seating for the lecture, co-sponsored by the Carey Business School Finance Club, is limited. For seating availability and additional information, e-mail or call 410-516-7269. The Leaders + Legends speaker series features today’s most influential business and public policy leaders addressing topics of global interest and importance.

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Responsible, mature individual wanted to share my Charles Village RH, must be nonsmoker, pets welcome if compatible w/my dog. $650/ mo incl utils. Lisa, 410-804-8105. F wanted for sublet, furn’d BR and priv BA in 3BR, 3BA, 3-flr house, avail until end of August. $600/mo + utils (negotiable). 718-344-4690. Rm w/BA and patio, share house w/2 grad students (1M and 1F). $700/mo incl utils, cable, wireless. M wanted to share 2BR, 2.5BA RH w/grad student, 10 mins to Patterson Park and JHMI, 5 mins to Bayview, avail in August. $750/mo incl utils. F JHMI staff and F SPH grad student looking for third person to share 3BR, 2.5BA apt nr Homewood campus, must be able to sign 1-yr lease on August 1, sm BR but occupant may use maid’s closet in apt as study area. $460/mo + utils. 203-219-0791 or Share 3BR house 1 blk from Homewood w/2 grad students, you get largest BR in house, free W/D, dw, hdwd flrs, CAC/heat, backyd, quiet, safe street. $700/mo + utils. Brian, 443-4788745 or Patterson Park, furn’d rm in Patterson Place house, 1 blk to park, nr JHH, free prkng. $750/ mo incl utils. 734-649-1633 or makyle222@ Share 2BR, 1BA RH in Roland Park, CAC, fenced yd, on-street prkng, pets OK. $800/mo incl utils. 410435-4747.

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here is still no peace for many African people,” remarked Romano Prodi, chair of the U.N.-African Union Peacekeeping Panel, to a hall of African dignitaries, international officials and representatives from top multilateral and regional organizations. This observation set the tone for Africa: 53 Countries, One Union, the high-level conference that took place May 21 at Palazzo Re Enzo in Bologna, Italy. The Foundation for World Wide Cooperation, together with the SAIS Bologna Center, organized the conference, which was sponsored by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union and European Commission. Its aim was to address the need for continental integration in Africa as a prerequisite for political, social and economic development. Issues debated by panelists ranged from African regional development to conflict prevention to issues of national sovereignty. Among the distinguished participants were Abdoulaye Wade, president of Senegal; Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa; and Asha Rose Migiro, U.N. deputy secretary-general. The program materials included a briefing book on political, economic and social issues prepared by this year’s SAIS Bologna Cen-

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African dignitaries, international officials and representatives from top multilateral and regional organizations gather in Bologna, Italy, to discuss Africa’s future.

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den fairy statue left by an unknown party. The foot-tall fairy wore a big smile, no doubt pleased by a job—a massive one— well done. Today, construction manager Bovis Lend Lease will turn the building back over to the university after three years of renovation work. A small ceremony will take place on Gilman’s front steps to commemorate the completion of the $73 million threeyear renovation effort to restore a building dubbed the architectural and intellectual heart of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Construction crews last week finished off all the spaces and vacated the premises so that faculty and staff can begin moving back in early July. Over the next month, furniture will be moved in, audiovisual equipment installed and mechanical systems checked. Opened in 1915, Gilman Hall was the first major academic building constructed after the university moved from downtown to the Homewood campus. Named for the university’s first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, Gilman Hall for many years was the

ter master’s students. “A large number of extremely capable young graduate students, many of whom with considerable experience in Africa, and all of whom believe passionately in the future of that continent, have contributed to the research,” noted Bologna Center Director Kenneth H. Keller. With the opportunity to take part in this conference, and in other ways throughout the academic year, policy and research came full circle for SAIS Bologna Center students. The Foundation for World Wide Cooperation was founded by Prodi, who is also former prime minister of Italy, former president of the European Commission and convener of the conference, Panelists also included SAIS Bologna Center faculty members Winrich Kühne, the Steven Muller Professor in German Studies, and Michael G. Plummer, ENI Professor of International Economics. The main deliverable for the conference will be a road map document on African integration as a means for peace and development. This event was the first of a series of three conferences; the others will take place in 2011 in Washington, D.C., and in 2012 in Addis Ababa. For more information and videos of the conference sessions, go to www.fondazionepopoli .org/?p=417&lang=en. The SAIS Bologna students’ briefing book is available at www.jhubc .it/policyandresearch.

campus’s central academic building, containing classrooms, seminar rooms, offices and libraries for all the humanities and social sciences departments. The renovation project, designed by New York–based Kliment Frances Halsband Architects, has transformed the building into a modern academic facility while preserving its architectural integrity and historic spaces. The building has new offices, meeting spaces and state-of-the-art classrooms, and 14,000 additional feet of usable space. To finish the work, rotations of crews this past month worked from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. In the project’s final days, crews painted handrails, caulked seams, screwed in light fixtures and polished newly laid terrazzo steps in the northeast and southeast stairwells. In the building’s atrium, protective flooring came up to reveal the space’s new marble floor, bathed in light that pours in from the skylight overhead. As is customary for such a project, the contractors will have a presence in Gilman through the summer, taking care of any necessary final repairs, fixes and adjustments throughout the building. Gilman Hall will officially open its doors on Aug. 30, the first day of classes for the fall semester. A communitywide reopening party is planned for that evening. G

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Classifieds APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Baltimore, updated 1BR condo in secure gated community, assigned prkng, swimming, tennis, nr hospital/university. $1,200/mo incl utils. 410-375-7748. Baltimore County, renov’d 2BR waterfront cottage, pier and boat slip, wraparound deck, W/D, dw, avail mid-June, conv to JHH/downtown/Bayview/JHU. $1,575/mo + utils + sec dep. 410-790-6597 or (pics/details). Bayview, 2BR house w/fin’d bsmt, W/D, no pets, backyd prkng pad, sec dep and credit check req’d. Elaine, 410-633-4750. Bayview, 2- or 3BR apt, 1st flr. $700/mo + sec dep. 443-243-1651. Bayview/Greektown, 1BR apt, AC, W/D, cable, Internet, priv entrance, no pets, avail September 1. $625/mo incl utils. 443-3868477 or Butchers Hill, rm in beautiful, renov’d 3BR, 3.5BA TH, avail in June, garage prkng. $875/ mo + utils. Sarah, 443-928-1349. Butchers Hill, bright, renov’d 2BR, 2.5BA house, 1/2 blk from Patterson Park, seconds to JHH/Canton/Fells Point/harbor. $1,500/mo + sec dep. Marc, 443-452-8088. Canton, summer sublet, house avail mid-June to mid-August, nr Bayview/JHH, prkng incl’d. Canton, 3BR, 2BA TH, no pets, refs req’d, 2 mi to JHH. $1,300/mo + utils + sec dep. Anita, 410-675-5951 or Canton, gorgeous, remodeled 2BR, 2.5BA RH. $1,800/mo + utils. tarynzlatin@hotmail .com (pics/info). Canton, 1BR, 1.5BA luxury loft condo, waterfront, renov’d kitchen, off-street prkng. $1,450/ mo + utils. Canton, 2BR, 2BA TH in great neighborhood, CAC, sec sys, W/D, fin’d bsmt, priv fenced yd/ patio, accessible to public transportation, avail August, mins to Hopkins/Bayview. $1,600/mo + utils. Canton, beautiful 2BR, 2.5BA house, lg kitchen, living and dining rms, prkng, rooftop deck, 3 blks to Canton Square. 443-562-3914. Canton, 2BR, 2.5BA TH, 2 mi to JHH, flexible availability, credit check and refs req’d. $1,800/mo + utils + sec dep. jaymerental@ The Carlyle, studio apt, 12-month lease from July 1, rent negotiable. $765/mo + utils. 443703-9402 or Charles Village, summer sublet furn’d 1BR apt, avail mid-June to mid-July (approx), new crpt, new appls, AC, W/D, WiFi. $865/mo. 410-236-9840. Charles Village, sublet charming 1BR apt, AC, dw, W/D on site, avail to August 1. $750/ mo + utils. 917-991-9848. Charles Village, spacious 3-story RH, hdwd flrs, W/D, 3rd-flr deck, rear yd, easy prkng, no smokers/no pets, short walk to 26th St shuttle. Charles Village, 3 rms in fully furn’d 5BR RH. $625 to $700/mo + utils ($100). 443255-8678.

Johns Hopkins / Hampden WYMAN COURT APTS. (BEECH AVE.) Effic from $570, 1 BD Apt. from $675, 2 BD from $775 HICKORY HEIGHTS APTS. (HICKORY AVE.) 2 BD units from $750 Shown by Appointment 410-764-7776


Charles Village (28th and Calvert), 1BR apt, 3rd flr, living rm, kitchen, study rm, avail July 1. $625/mo incl heat, water. 443-834-8470 or Charles Village (Charles St and University), 1BR studio apt, hdwd flrs, AC, storage unit, laundry, prkng, avail July 1. $750/mo. 443-5401540 or Charles Village (St Paul St at 31st St), 1BR apt in safe bldg next to Homewood campus. $720/ mo. Charles Village/Guilford, 1BR apt, spacious living rm, full BA, full kitchen, dining area, priv entry, patio. $925/mo + elec. 443-858-9118. Charles Village/Oakenshawe, lovely, lg 4BR, 2BA house, dw, W/D, AC, cable, DSL, fp, microwave, fresh paint, new kitchen, alarm, 2-car garage, very short walk to JHMI shuttle/ Homewood, avail mid-June. $2,750/mo. 410493-7026 or Cedonia, quiet 1BR apt, new kitchen and flrs, W/D, landscaped, fenced yd, deck, free prkng, nr JHH/Homewood/public transportation, pets welcome. $710/mo + utils. 410-493-2435 or Cockeysville/Hunt Valley, 3BR, 2BA house on 8 acres, 5 mi to I-83, W/D, CAC, dw, FIOS cable-ready, hdwd flrs, screened porch, furn’d option, avail September 1. $1,300/mo + utils. 410-527-0174. Columbia, 2BR condo, living rm, dining rm, kitchen, hdwd flrs, great area nr routes 29/175/ I-95. $920/mo incl heat. 301-854-9839 or Cross Keys Village, totally renov’d 2BR, 1.5BA condo in secure, gated community, 2-car garage prkng, swimming pool, tennis, clubhouse, avail July 1. $1,680/mo incl utils. 443-824-0190. Eastwood (6904 Eastbrook Ave), beautiful, renov’d 2BR, 1.5BA house nr Bayview, avail July 1. $1,250/mo. 443-570-5492 or dave918@ Guilford, charming, spacious 4BR, 2BA TH, 2-car prkng pad, bsmt, yds, safe and friendly community, 20-min walk to Homewood campus. $1,500/mo. Hampden (Edgehill Apts), 1BR apt, 4-min drive to Homewood campus, free prkng lot. $690/mo incl gas, water. 410-599-5288, or www.thetimegroup .com/timegroup.aspx?ss=6&id=50. Hampden, 1.5BR TH, living rm, dining rm, kitchen, mud rm, hdwd flrs, AC, W/D, front porch, yd, off-street prkng. $890/mo + utils. 410-370-4555 or Hampden, 3BR, 2BA TH, dw, W/D, fenced yd, nr light rail. $1,100/mo + utils. 410-378-2393. Homeland, 2BR, 2BA house in gated community w/pool, 2 mi to Homewood campus, nr bus lines, avail July 1. $1,350/mo. 410-367-4352 or Homeland/Cedarcroft, spacious 1BR apt in quiet Victorian, hdwd flrs, period molding, updated kitchen, W/D in bldg, ceiling fans, off-street prkng. $730/mo incl heat, hot water. 410-218-8864 or Mt Vernon, 1BR apt, 700 sq ft, updated, hdwd flrs, high ceilings, dw, laundry in unit, walk to food/fun/JHU shuttle/Amtrak. $925/mo.

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Mt Vernon, lg, deluxe 1BR + den, entire flr of elegant bldg, marble fps, hdwd flrs, AC, sec sys, 2 blks from shuttle, no smoking/no pets. $1,050/mo. 410-685-2347.

1325 Cooksie St (Baltimore 21234), 2BR TH, available July.

Mt Washington, quiet, spacious 4BR, 2.5BA house, avail June 11 to August 22, AC, W/D, hdwd flrs, WiFi, piano, no smoking/ no pets. $530/wk incl utils. 410-913-9687 or


Mt Washington, 2BR, 2BA house w/deck, W/D, walk-in closets, storage, free prkng, conv to light rail, pets OK, sublet July to September (can be extended), basic furnishings avail free. $1,070/mo + utils. Mt Washington, 5BR, 3.5BA house, avail to August 27, no smoking/no pets, reduced rent in exchange for lt housekeeping. 410-542-5671. Ocean City, Md, lg 2BR, 2BA oceanfront condo, sleeps 8, in quiet low-rise bldg on 74th St, reasonable rates. 410-817-6691. Orlando, newly renov’d 6BR, 3.5BA vacation house in secure, gated resort, priv pool and spa, 6 mi to Disney World. $700/wk + tax (special for June).

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Baltimore County, 2BR, 1BA single-family house nr Bayview, hdwd flrs, lg, private yd, off-street prkng, great views of Inner Harbor. $162,900. 443-604-2797 or lexisweetheart@ Butchers Hill, renov’d 2BR, 1BA TH, close to JHMI in Live Near Your Work area. $199,900. Cockeysville, 4BR, 2BA house, new kitchen and BAs w/granite, rent option. 410-823HOME. Columbia, spacious 3BR, 3.5BA TH, lg open kitchen/dining area, fp, fin’d walkout bsmt, fenced backyd. $349,000. 410-707-5699. Fells Point (15 N Washington St), renov’d 4-story TH in historic neighborhood, 3BRs, 2.5BAs, CAC, hdwd flrs, priv prkng; public auction scheduled for 10am, Saturday, June 12. 443-506-4845.

Park Charles (218 N Charles St), clean 1BR and attached BA in 2BR apt, fully furn’d, AC, avail to mid-August, great view, WiFi, nr grocery, F only. $745/mo + utils. kyoohyelim@

Hawaii (Volcano Village), 2BR, 1BA custom chalet operates as vacation rental, in rainforest nr Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea summit, fully furn’d, sleeps 6, has jacuzzi, custom stained glass. $359,000.

Patterson Park (107 N Curley St), fully renov’d 2BR, 1.5BA TH, fin’d bsmt, new windows, hdwd flrs, 1.5 mi to JHH. $1,000/mo + utils + sec dep ($1,000).410-592-5780, cwags57@ or (for pics).

Mt Washington, 3BR+, 2.5BA house in parklike neighborhood, totally redone, convenient to JHU. $295,000.

Perry Hall, 4BR, 3.5BA builder’s model, 4,300 sq ft, fin’d bsmt, 2-car garage, credit check req’d. $3,100/mo + sec dep. 410-530-6516 or Pikesville, 3- or 4BR house w/full kitchen, full bsmt, alarm system, great location, quiet area, nr shopping center, nr Summit Park Elementary School, avail now furn’d. 410-236-1503.

Towson, 3BR house w/2 new BAs, new kitchen and appliances, hdwd flrs, new siding/windows, fenced yd, flower garden, great schools, 20 mins to JHU/JHH. $270,000. 410-404-7355. Towson/Rodgers Forge, 3BR, 1.5BA TH, new kitchen and appls, hdwd flrs, new windows, great schools, 20 mins to JHU; rent option. $314,500. Western Maryland, house on 7 acres, former horse farm.

Rehoboth Beach, 3BR TH, dog-friendly, 15-min walk to boardwalk, JHU discounts on summer wks.

Charming 3BR, 2BA condo, separate garage, walking distance to JHU, great buy, low $200s. 443-848-6392 or

Roland Park, beautiful, spacious 2BR, 1BA apt in the Ambassador, hdwd flrs, lots of closet space, lovely, safe neighborhood. $1,395/mo incl heat, water. 443-854-0498.

Completely rehabbed house, superb craftsmanship, ideal location, 5-min drive to Johns Hopkins. 302-981-6947.

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Towson/Lutherville, 1BR apt in single-family house, CAC, W/D, priv entrance, 15 mins to JHU, 20 mins to JHMI, free optical fiber Internet, Hopkins discount. $725/mo + utils. 443-939-1425 or West University Pkwy, take over lease on sunny, spacious studio in high-rise bldg, recreational facilities, laundry in bsmt, not a sublet. $785/mo. 410-949-4808. West University Pkwy, summer sublet 1BR or 2BRs opposite Homewood campus, totally furn’d (incls kitchenware), window AC units in BRs, hdwd flrs. $1,200/mo ($600/mo for 1BR) incl heat, water. Emily, 215-718-6749. BR and full BA in RH, beautifully furn’d. $950/mo incl utils. 4BR, 2BA TH, 3 mins to Homewood campus. $1,600/mo + utils. 410-979-0721 or

F wanted to share upstairs unit in Belvedere Square area, 2BRs, 1.5BAs, hdwd flrs, fp, balcony, living rm, dining area, kitchen, powder rm, 15 mins to JHMI, 10 mins to Homewood. $600/mo + share of utils. 410-435-6417 or Furn’d rm in shared house in Waverly, W/D on premises, short- or long-term OK, mins to JHMI. $500/mo incl all utils. BR + study in 2BR+ in Canton, share w/M JHMI postdoc, 1st flr living rm, dining rm, eat-in kitchen, washer, window AC, 8 mins to Canton Square, 2 mi to JHH, 1 mi to Bayview. $700/mo + utils. Unit in safe area across from JHMI, share common area w/grad students, W/D, assigned prkng. F wanted to share quiet 2BR apt in Roland

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2BR2BACondo,LRw/FP,Porch,DR, LaundryRm.,Kitchen,Pool, GreatLocation,1mo.Sec.dep. Classified listings are a free ser$1,250+Utilities. vice for current, full-time Hop-


Arcadia/Beverly Hills (3019 Iona Terrace), spacious, renov’d 4BR, 2.5BA detached house in beautiful neighborhood, lg open kitchen/ dining area, lg deck, landscape, 7 mins to JHU. $279,500. 443-803-1910.

Owings Mills, 2BR, 2BA condo, W/D, walk-in closets, storage, prkng, backs to woods, conv to metro, sm pets negotiable ($250 nonrefundable deposit), pics avail, 1-yr lease. $1,250/mo. 410-336-7952 or




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“Cross-Talk Between Two NDR Pathways Regulates the Transition Between Mitosis and Interphase Growth in the Fission Yeast S. pombe,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Samriddha Ray, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW


“Statistical Methods for Incomplete Data From Infectious Disease Outbreaks,” a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Nicholas Reich. W3008 SPH. EB

Mon., June 14, 2 p.m.

Tues., June 15, and Wed., June 16, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For more information, go to johnshopkinsblooddrive@jhmi .edu or call 410-614-0913. Turner Concourse. EB F I L M / V I D EO

JHU Summer Film Series presents The Addams Family. Sponsored by the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m.; movies start just after sunset. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Lower Quad (in front of Shriver Hall). HW

L E C TURE S Mon., June 14, 5:30 p.m. Leaders + Legends Series—Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes, Inc., will speak. (See story, p. 9.) Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS Fri., June 18, noon. “Astrobiological Factors in Exoplanet Exploration Strategies,” an Astrobiology lecture by Wes Traub, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech. Part of the series Planets, Life and the Universe. 100 Mudd. HW

S E M I N AR S Tues., June 8, 10 a.m. “Using Photocrosslinking Sugar Analogs to Covalently Capture Glycoconjugate Interactions,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Michelle Bond, Stanford University. 612 Physiology. EB

“TRPV Ion Channels in Inflammation and Immunity,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Michael Caterina, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., June 8, noon.

Fri., June 11, noon. “Clinical and Epidemiologic Characteristics of the 1918–1919 Influenza Pandemic: Implications Regarding Immune Mechanisms,” a Molecu-


Fri., June 18, 7:30 p.m.

Lauren Spencer-Harris and Edward J. Peters

‘The Glorious Ones’ opens at Swirnow Theater


heatre Hopkins will open its final production of the season, the Maryland première of the musical comedy The Glorious Ones, on Friday, June 11, at the Swirnow Theater in the Mattin Center on the Homewood campus. The score and book, adapted from a novel by Francine Prose, are by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who received the Tony Award for their musical Ragtime. The production is directed and choreographed by Todd Pearthree, with musical direction by R. Christopher Rose. The central character—Flaminio Scalo, played by Edward J. Peters—is based on a real Venetian actor whose small commedia dell’arte troupe toured the village squares of Europe during the Renaissance. Also in the cast are Shannon Wollman, Lauren Spencer-Harris, Amy Pierson, Tom Burns, Chris Jehnert and Darren McDonnell. In 2008, The Glorious Ones received nominations as best musical from Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle. The Glorious Ones will run for four weekends through Sunday, July 4. Curtain time for Friday and Saturday performances is 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. Student rush tickets for $5 are available at curtain time for all performances, if space allows. For reservations or information, contact Theatre Hopkins at 410-516-7159 or

lar Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with John Brundage, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center and editor, Medical Surveillance Monthly Report. W1020 SPH. EB “Statistics Methods for Bivariate Survival Data With Interval Sampling and Applications to Biomedical Studies,” a Biostatistics thesis defense

Fri., June 11, 1 p.m.

Wed., June 16, noon. “Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells: Rare Cells With a Bite,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, Flow Cytometry and Immunology Core Lab. Darner Site Visit Room (off Turner Concourse). EB Wed., June 16, 1:30 p.m. “Environmental and Occupational Risks for Exposure to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Amy Peterson. W7023 SPH. EB

“Translocator Protein 18-KDa/Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptor: Functional Role in Microglia and Preclinical Marker of Neurodegeneration in Sandhoff Disease,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Judy Choi. E6519 SPH. EB Wed., June 16, 2 p.m.

“A Novel Role for Dicer-Dependent Small RNAs in Maintaining H3 K9 Methylation and DNA Methylation,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Raymond Enke. W1020 SPH. EB

Fri., June 18, 1 p.m.

Mon., June 21, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“A MolecularGenetics Strategy for Understanding the Sense of Touch” with David Ginty, SoM. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

seminar with Hong Zhu. W2030 SPH. EB


Mon., June 14, 9 a.m. “Genomic

Mon., June 7, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Johns Hopkins Nursing Visi-

Patenting History as Pop Culture,” an Oncology seminar with Lawrence Sung, University of Maryland School of Law. Co-sponsored by the Kimmel Cancer Center. Owens Auditorium, CRB. EB Mon.,





tor’s Week (continues through June 11), a chance for nursing students, practicing nurses, nurse educators or nurse leaders to learn about the health care institution, network with colleagues, participate in both didactic and observational sessions,

interact with nurses in classroom and clinical settings and learn about nursing research, evidencebased practice, quality improvement, patient safety, shared governance and peer review. Sponsored by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Cost is $250. For more information, call 443-287-4745 or e-mail SoN and JHH. EB Wed., June 9, 3 p.m. SAIS Staff Recognition, a ceremony sponsored by the Office of Human Resources. For more information, e-mail 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS Thurs., June 10, 9 a.m. Annual Accommodations and Lodging Fair, an opportunity for the Hopkins community to meet more than 30 vendors. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Accommodations Office. Turner Concourse. EB Fri., June 18, 5 p.m. Black Faculty and Staff Juneteenth Celebration with music by the Unified Voices and an address by Debra Newman Ham, Morgan State University. The event will also honor Levi Watkins Jr. and bid farewell to Vernon Savage, a BFSA founder. Dinner will be provided. Free for BFSA members and families and JHU students; admission $5 for nonmembers and attendees 13 years old and older. RSVP required. For information or to RSVP, go to loader.php?page=Celebration. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

THEATER Fri., June 11, and Sat., June 12, 8 p.m., and Sun., June 13, 2 p.m. Theatre Hopkins

presents the musical comedy The Glorious Ones. (See photo, this page.) Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW



(Events are free and open to the public except where indicated.)


Cancer Research Building East Baltimore Homewood Krieger School of Arts and Sciences SAIS School of Advanced International Studies SoM School of Medicine SoN School of Nursing SPH School of Public Health WBSB Wood Basic Science Building WSE Whiting School of Engineering

Forget the forest, scientists say—pre-humans lived in savannahs By Lisa De Nike



re-humans in East Africa 4.4 million years ago lived among grassy, treestudded plains, not in the forests, according to a new study. The finding by a multi-university team of scientists adds new fuel to the debate over why early humanlike species came down out of the trees and began walking on two legs. The team’s conclusion that Ardipithecus ramidus lived in a savanna environment directly contradicts that of University of California, Berkeley’s Tim White, whose team found the first A. ramidus fossils in 1992 and 1993. White argues that A. ramidus’s world— and that of Ardi, an individual female whose skeleton was discovered in Ethiopia in 1994—was dominated by trees.

“Our team examined the data published by White and his colleagues last October,” says Johns Hopkins University earth scientist Naomi Levin, “and found that their data does not support their conclusion that Ardipithecus ramidus lived exclusively in woodlands and forest patches.” Levin is one of eight geologists and anthropologists from seven universities— led by Thure Cerling of the University of Utah—who recently published their conclusions in the journal Science. “The White team’s papers stress the wooded nature of A. ramidus’s environment and say specifically that Ardi did not live in a savanna,” Levin says. “Yet, the actual data they present are consistent with exactly that: a savanna environment with a mix of grasses and trees.” The dispute is an important one because the claim that Ardi lived in woodlands and forest patches has been used to try to debunk

a long-standing view of human evolution known as the “savanna hypothesis.” According to that premise, the expansion of savannas—grassy plains dotted with trees and shrubs—into what had been forest lands prompted apelike pre-humans to descend from trees and begin walking upright. They would have had to do so, proponents of this view believe, to find food more efficiently or to reach other trees for resources or shelter. Cerling’s team believes that tropical grasses accounted for between 40 percent and 60 percent of the biomass in Ardi’s world. The scientists reached that conclusion using the White team’s own data, collected from ancient soils, plant fossils and other remains in the area known as Aramis in what is now Ethiopia. Levin, an assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences at Johns Hopkins, says that resolving the issue is important. If

scientists are to evaluate accurately the environmental pressures that influenced the course of human evolution, she says, they clearly must understand the environment itself. It appears from the White team’s years of study of A. ramidus and of Ardi—who stood about four feet tall and had a brain less than a quarter of the size of a modern human’s—that they were “at ease” both walking upright on the ground and moving on all fours through the trees, Levin says. If Ardi and her contemporaries did walk upright despite living in forests where open grassland was rare, then the savanna hypothesis is wrong, she says. On the other hand, she says, if the broader habitat of A. ramidus included savannas, “then we cannot rule out the possibility that open environments played an important role in human origins and, in particular, in the origins of upright walking.”

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