The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 30, 2002
September 30, 2002
VOL. 32, NO. 5


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Board members named for group developing biotech park

University president William R. Brody and Sally MacConnell, vice president of facilities at the hospital, have been appointed by Johns Hopkins to the board of directors of East Baltimore Development, the nonprofit group leading the development of a bioscience park near the East Baltimore campus.

The members named to the board by Baltimore City Mayor Martin O'Malley are Joseph P. Haskins, CEO of Harbor Bank of Maryland; Eddie C. Brown, of Brown Capital Management; and Jacques Rubin, former CEO of Cambrex Bio Sciences. Other directors include Gov. Parris N. Glendening's chief of staff, Alvin C. Collins; community representatives; and several at-large directors, among them Richard C. "Mike" Lewin, former state secretary of business and economic development.

CEO of Booz Allen Hamilton leads off SPSBE lectures

The Distinguished Lecture Series for the 2002-2003 academic year, sponsored by the Graduate Division of Business and Management in the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, begins next week in Washington, D.C., with Ralph Shrader as the first speaker.

Shrader, the chairman and CEO of Booz Allen Hamilton, a worldwide technology consulting firm with 11,000 employees on six continents, will speak at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, in the Kenney Auditorium at SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. The event is open to students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Shrader's speech is titled "Risk Taking and Responsibility in the Post-WorldCom Era."

The next talks in the series, which is designed to enhance the learning experience of Hopkins graduate business students, will take place in spring 2003. Dates and times will be available later in the fall.

Wednesday Noon Series begins with Clio Award winners

A presentation of the 2002 Gold and Silver Clio Award- winning TV commercials on Oct. 2 will open the fall 2002 Wednesday Noon Series. The Clio Awards were founded in 1959 to recognize creative excellence in advertising.

Other events in the Wednesday Noon Series scheduled for this month are Oct. 9, "Small Town Baltimore: An Album of Memories," a lecture by Gilbert Sandler, author of the JHU Press book of the same name; Oct. 16, "Homewood: A New World Arcadia," a lecture by landscape architect M. Edward Shull, followed by a campus walk, a tour of Homewood House's 200th anniversary exhibit and a dessert reception; Oct. 23, Amazing Feats of Comedy, a performance by humorist Michael Rosman; and Oct. 30, "Answering Their Country's Call: Marylanders in World War II," a discussion by Michael H. Rogers, author of the JHU Press book of the same name.

Presented by the Office of Special Events, the one-hour events are held at noon in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-516-7157.

Israeli-Palestinian peace to be discussed on Sept. 30

The Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History is hosting an open discussion with two representatives of Faculty for Israeli Palestinian Peace at 8 p.m. today, Sept. 30, in Schafler Auditorium of the Bloomberg Center, Homewood campus. Moderators will be professors Steven David, of the Political Science Department, and George Fisher, of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Institute for Global Studies by e-mail at or go to the Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Web site at

SAIS Faculty Book Series looks at biotechnology revolution

A forum based on Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution, Francis Fukuyama's book recently published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is the next event in the SAIS Faculty Book Series.

Fukuyama, the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, will introduce the discussion, "Our Posthuman Future," at 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 30.

A panel discussion about the book and the future of biotechnology will feature Leon Kass, chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics and the Hertog Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute; Michael Mandelbaum, director of the SAIS American Foreign Policy Program; and Scott Barrett, director of the SAIS Energy, Environment, Science and Technology Program.

The event will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of the Nitze Building. For more information, contact Felisa Neuringer at 202-663-5626 or

Kimmel Center strikes up band for charity golf tournament

Paul Reed Smith Guitars and the Kimmel Cancer Center teamed up Sept. 26 and 27 for a charity golf tournament to raise money for Hopkins' Living with Cancer Resource Program, which provides free educational workshops, support groups and leisure activities to cancer patients and their families.

The two-day event, which was held at Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace, Md., featured a concert with members of rock bands Collective Soul and Vertical Horizon, a special musical appearance by the Paul Reed Smith Band and a live auction of guitars from Creed, Journey, Train and Nickleback and from guitarist Carlos Santana.