The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 24, 1999
May 24, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 36


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Charles Village Festival, Garden Walk will be June 5-6

WJHU and the university are among the sponsors of the 1999 Charles Village Festival and Garden Walk, which will be held on June 5 and 6 at Wyman Park Dell, adjacent to the Homewood campus.

The festival was created to raise money for children's programs and increase awareness of the historic neighborhood as a great place to live, work, shop and visit.

Highlights of the event include live music by Love Riot, Rhumba Club and Trinidad Tobago Steel Drum Band; a 5K run at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday; a parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday; rides; a crafts festival; and food. The garden tour is on Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Annual Hopkins Picnic will be at Homewood on June 17

The annual Hopkins Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, June 17, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Garland Field on the Homewood campus. The picnic will go on as scheduled, rain or shine. Bring a blanket or chair for comfort (and, sorry, no pets allowed).

Join the entire Hopkins community--faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees and families--for food and activities, including supervised fun and games for children, volleyball, a gyrospinner, DJ and dance floor, and burgers and hot dogs prepared by Hopkins "celebrity" grillers.

Tickets, which include food and beverages, are $8 for adults, $4 for children 3 to 12 years old (in advance); or $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 to 12 years old (at the gate). Children 2 years old and under attend free. All employees should have received a ticket request form with their May 15 paycheck; to obtain tickets, send a request form and check to one of these representatives by Friday, June 11:

Arts and Sciences: Nancy Fleming, 224 Mergenthaler Hall; Engineering: Marge Weaver, 102 Maryland Hall; Homewood, other: Toni Horsley, 249 Garland Hall; Medicine: Diane Labuda, 102 Medical School Administration; Nursing: Sheila Saunderlin, Room 461, 525 N. Wolfe St.; Peabody: Barbara Robinson, Financial Aid Office; Public Health: Cindy Haebler, W1513 Hygiene; SCS: Natalie Linhart, 102 Shaffer; employees elsewhere: Send requests to Judy Peregoff, 3rd floor, Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210.

Steven David to speak in Hong Kong, Nanjing

Steven David has been invited to speak at the graduation ceremony at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center on June 18. Not only is the associate dean for academic affairs going, he's planning to give part of his speech in Chinese.

David, a professor of political science and head of the Hopkins International Studies Program, has an advanced degree in Chinese studies from Stanford and knows the language--although he confesses it's been at least 25 years since he last spoke it.

Part of his talk will deal with Owen Lattimore, a former Hopkins professor of history and international relations who was attacked by Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the 1950s. The lesson, he said, will be the need for honest inquiry and lack of government control.

"I'm going to talk about why China and America are always misunderstanding each other," David said of his topic. "I'm also going to talk about honor and [about] how an accidental bombing of an embassy has become a deliberate murder."

As part of his trip, David will also give a talk to the Johns Hopkins Club in Hong Kong, he said.