The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 11, 2002

February 11, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 21

Advance made in fighting AIDS transmission
HIV/AIDS prevention campaign begins in four African countries
Protein found that turns off systemic inflammation in mice
Thyroid disease raises risk for birth defects
Odyssey offers insights on impact of 9/11
Theatre Hopkins presents 'Laura'
Information Security Institute begins spring seminars
Sharing of Earth's basic resources is topic of Public Health symposium
Race influences outcome of liver transplants, study shows
Job Opportunities
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Big Peabody night at Meyerhoff
In his later years, American composer Leonard Bernstein actively campaigned for world peace. When he spoke at the Johns Hopkins commencement ceremony in 1980, Bernstein, who received an honorary degree that day, described both his vision of global harmony and his hope for humanity.
   Twenty-two years later, Bernstein's vision is reborn in Baltimore, in both his words and music.
   A massive assembly of Peabody talent takes to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall stage this Saturday night to perform a trio of works by three of the 20th-century's most heralded composers, including a rare live production of Bernstein's Third Symphony, Kaddish. Full story...

DOGEE unveils new undergrad major
For many years, graduate students have flocked to Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus to study under researchers in the Whiting School's Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, widely recognized as one of the nation's best.
   Beginning in fall 2002, DOGEE will expand its program to accommodate undergraduates who want to make environmental engineering their primary area of study. The department lready offers several classes geared toward undergraduates and since 1994 has offered a minor in environmental engineering. Now, however, Hopkins will become one of fewer than 40 schools nationwide to award a bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering. Full story...

Hopkins docs to share their 'Voyage and Discovery' stories
The Voyage and Discovery lecture series returns to the Homewood campus tomorrow night, Feb. 12, as psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison, an authority on manic-depressive illness and recent recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, arrives in Mudd Hall to describe the "story behind the story" of her professional journey. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
   Jamison, author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, kicks off the fourth annual student-run Voyage and Discovery lecture series, which began in spring of 1999. Full story...

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