The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 29, 2001
October 292, 2001
VOL. 31, NO. 9


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Advocate of urban parks to speak at Evergreen lecture series

The third annual Garrett Lecture on Urban Issues will examine the role that parks play in the life of city residents. Charles Jordan, director of Parks and Recreation in Portland, Ore., will speak about his belief that parks are an integral part of a shared urban mission to reclaim neighborhood quality of life and renew community bonds.

The talk begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Evergreen and will be followed by a reception.

The Garrett Lecture on Urban Issues explores matters of interest to the Garrett family, who lived in Evergreen House from 1878 to 1952, and aspires to contribute to public discussion of citywide issues.

Admission is $8 for Evergreen members and JHU affiliates and $10 for the general public. For reservations, call 410-516-0341.

Riders of two shuttle routes to be surveyed by Security

During November each year, the Security Department conducts a survey of riders utilizing the Homewood to East Baltimore campus. This year riders taking the service to and from the new JHU at Eastern campus will be canvassed as well.

The survey of the Homewood to JHMI shuttle service will be conducted from Sunday, Nov. 4, through Saturday, Nov. 10. That of the JHU at Eastern to the Bloomberg School of Public Health shuttle will take place from Monday, Nov. 5, through Friday, Nov. 9.

AICGS leadership award goes to Deutsche Bank's Breuer

Rolf-E. Breuer, spokesman of the board of managing directors of the Deutsche Bank Group, has been honored with the Global Leadership Award, presented annually to honor a German business leader or political figure who has demonstrated unique leadership in the international arena and who has strengthened the relationship between the United States and Germany.

Each year, trustees of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, a Washington-based research center affiliated with Hopkins, selects someone deserving of the Global Leadership Award. This year, the trustees, who include John Kornblum, former U.S. ambassador to Germany, and Fred Langhammer, president and CEO of Estee Lauder, chose Breuer for his commitment to the continued success and strength of the German-American partnership.

The award was presented to Breuer on Oct. 23 in New York at a ceremony attended by German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger; Paul A. Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve; and Robert Kimmitt, former U.S. ambassador to Germany.

Romanian Prime Minister Nastase to speak at SAIS

Adrian Nastase, prime minister of Romania, will speak at the SAIS at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. His topic will be "America's New Allies."

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy at SAIS and former national security adviser, will introduce Nastase and moderate the discussion following the lecture.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held in the Nitze Building. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to 202-663-5648 or

Deadline is this week for MLK Jr. Award nominations

With the 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemmoration Celebration set for Jan. 11, 2002, nominations are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 2, for the 2001 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service. This award recognizes outstanding commitment to volunteer community service by faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees of the university and by staff, employees and retirees of the hospital who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship that characterized King's life.

Winners will be honored with an engraved award and recognition certificate, one paid day off and a contribution of $200 to the nonprofit charity of their choice.

A nomination form can be found online at

For more information, contact Judy Peregoff at 410-516-6060 or, or Joe Chamberlin at 410-614-0277 or

Discount subscriptions are offered for 'Health After 50'

Health After 50, the monthly Johns Hopkins medical letter for consumers, is being offered at a half-price rate during the holiday season to Hopkins faculty, staff and students.

A gift subscription, normally $28 for 12 issues, is $14.

To download the application, and instructions for submitting it with a check, go to the intranet site

For other information, contact Carla Rigger at 410-955-4255 or

Men's soccer team top seed in conference tournament

The post-season approaches for the men's soccer team. The 14-2 Blue Jays, a perfect 8-0 in the Centennial Conference, will play host and top seed in the four-team conference tournament this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, at Homewood Field. Hopkins, the defending champions, will face the four seed (to be determined) at 5 p.m on Friday, with the second semifinal to begin at 7:30 p.m. The championship game is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. The winner of the tournament receives a bid to the Division III NCAA Tournament. All games are free of charge.

As of press time on Oct. 26, the Blue Jays were ranked No. 13 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III poll. The team is coached by Matt Smith, who with a record of 120-27-9, is the most winning soccer coach in the school's history.