The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 24, 2000
April 24, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 33


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer to speak at SAIS

Gary Bauer, former Republican candidate in the 2000 presidential campaign, will speak at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25.

Bauer's lecture topic will be "Democratic Engagement: A China Policy Rooted in American Values."

Prior to running for president, Bauer founded two prominent conservative organizations, the Campaign for Working Families and the Family Research Council. Previously, he served for eight years in President Ronald Reagan's administration, holding the positions of undersecretary of education and later, chief domestic policy adviser.

The event, which is open to the public by reservation, will be in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. To attend, call 202-663-5644 or email

APL-built ACE provides sun storm warning to scientists

On April 6, the Advanced Composition Explorer spacecraft gave scientists a one-hour warning of a solar wind shock wave that triggered a geomagnetic storm and set off dazzling auroral displays seen as far south as North Carolina.

Built by APL and managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, ACE was launched in August 1997. It is stationed 1 million miles from Earth on a line to the sun, where it monitors energetic particles coming from the sun, interplanetary space and regions beyond.

Concerto competition winner to perform Chopin at Shriver

Pianist Inna Faliks will give a performance titled "Three Masterworks by Chopin: The Harmonic Innovator of the Romantic Age," at noon on Wednesday, April 26, in Shriver Hall, Homewood campus.

This young artist, winner of the 1999-2000 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition at the Peabody Institute, will perform in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Frederic Chopin's death with a program of Chopin favorites, including the famous "Funeral March" Sonata in B flat minor, opus 35; the Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat major, opus 61; and the Ballade No. 1 in G minor, opus 23.

Inna Faliks came to the United States from Odessa, Ukraine, when she was 10 and that same year gave her first solo recital in Rome. In addition to the prestigious Gordon Competition, she has won the Illinois Young Performers, the National MTNA Yamaha and the Chicago and New York Chopin competitions and has appeared with orchestras around the country.

In May 1999, she received her bachelor of music degree in piano performance and is presently a student of Ann Schein as a master's degree candidate at the Peabody Conservatory.

This performance is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by the Office of Special Events and is co-sponsored with the Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust. Admission is free.

APL completes study of Korean air defenses

APL has completed a seven-month study to determine needed improvements to real-time air defense operations in the Korean Joint Operations Area. The result is a conceptual design that improves tactical data link communications and data integration among air, surface and ground forces operating around Korea to present an unambiguous display to the combined forces commander. The Laboratory recently presented the study results to the commander-in-chief, U.S. Pacific Command.