A night for the Singapore
Treated to a student musical recital that drew an
impassioned ovation, Johns Hopkins President William R.
Brody and a group of university administrators,
Baltimore/Washington arts leaders, government officials and
dignitaries from seven Asian nations gathered on Tuesday,
March 4, to honor the establishment of the Singapore
Conservatory of Music, a unique collaborative effort
between the National University of Singapore and the
The event, held at the Embassy of the
Republic of Singapore in Washington, featured speeches by
Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, the evening's hostess; President
Brody; and Peabody Director Robert Sirota.
New facility set for cancer
Just three years after dedicating a building devoted solely
to cancer research, Johns Hopkins Medicine broke ground
last week for a second cancer research building on the East
Baltimore campus. Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony,
held on March 3, were U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes, Maryland
Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, Baltimore Mayor
Martin O'Malley and Baltimore City Council President Sheila
Dixon, as well as university President William R. Brody;
Raymond A. "Chip" Mason, chairman of the board of trustees
of the university; Edward Miller, dean and CEO of Johns
Hopkins Medicine; and Martin Abeloff, director of Oncology
at the School of Medicine.
Construction of the $80 million cancer
research building, known as CRB II, is expected to begin in
May and be completed by May 2005.
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