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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 10, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 11
In Brief


WSE department now Applied Mathematics and Statistics

The Whiting School of Engineering's Department of Mathematical Sciences has a new name. The department announced Nov. 6 that it will now be known as the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

Edward R. Scheinerman, department chair, said the new name "more accurately reflects the mission of the department."

The department's Homewood campus address, 104 Whitehead Hall, will remain the same. Its Web address, however, will change to Department members who received their e-mail at an account now have new e-mail addresses ending

For students, the names of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees are in the process of being changed to match the department's new name, Scheinerman said.


Artists Barry Nemett, Raoul Middleman discuss collaboration

In conjunction with the exhibition Conversations, Evergreen House will present "Artist's Conversation: Barry Nemett and Raoul Middleman" at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Bakst Theatre of the historic house. A reception will follow.

Conversations celebrates the relationship between Evergreen House and Maryland Institute College of Art and features works by almost 90 artists, many of whom are faculty and alumni of MICA. During their conversation, Nemett, the exhibition curator and chair of the Department of Painting at MICA, and Middleman, also a member of the painting faculty at MICA, will discuss the process of collaborative creativity and its resulting effects on the works created for the exhibition, which continues through Jan. 4, 2004. For more information, call 410-516-0341.


At Theatre Hopkins, reading of memoirs by Wednesday Writers

Theatre Hopkins will present a staged reading excerpted from Filling in the Dash, a collection of memoirs by the Wednesday Writers, guided by Betty (Corwell) Walter. The title Filling in the Dash refers to the space between the dates found on a gravestone. The dash represents life — successes and failures, loves and sorrows and all those things that measure the man and his life.

Among the Wednesday Writers are teachers and engineers, dancers and dentists, musicians and librarians, principals and parents. Filling in the Dash captures the memories and musings of ordinary people telling their extraordinary stories.

Sponsored by Theatre Hopkins, the production will be presented at 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 15 and 22, and at 2:15 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 16 and 23, at the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus.

Hopkins faculty, staff and students may obtain free tickets by calling Theatre Hopkins' box office at 410-516-7159 or e-mailing


Author to discuss memoir about Mississippi in civil rights era

A book discussion and signing by Ralph Eubanks, the author of Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Levering's Great Hall, Homewood campus. The event is sponsored by the Sheridan Libraries Diversity Book and Video Discussion Group.

A gripping memoir about coming of age in Mississippi in the civil rights era, the book also provides a startling look at the once-secret files of the State Sovereignty Commission. Eubanks is the director of the Publishing Office of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

To reserve a place, contact Susan Payne at 410-516-8346 or For information on disability access to Levering, contact Joyce Mason at


Future of addiction treatment is subject of SOM program today

One of the nation's leading substance abuse researchers will join Johns Hopkins experts for a discussion on the future of addiction treatment. Thomas McLellan, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the keynote speaker at 5 p.m. today, Nov. 10, in Turner Auditorium, School of Medicine.

The talk is the first annual Innovators Award Program Lectureship, which will highlight the work and ideas of the nation's innovators in the control and prevention of addictions. Based at the JHU School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Awards are a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Johns Hopkins participants will be Joseph V. Brady, professor of behavioral biology and of neuroscience; J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., Henry Phipps Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; and Jack E. Henningfield, director, Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Awards Program and an adjunct professor.

McLellan, the 2003 recipient of the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Award, will speak on "Addiction Treatment in the 21st Century: Lessons from Mainstream Medicine."


Baltimore Believe spokesperson to address future of the city

Richard Burton, a deputy ombudsman to Mayor Martin O'Malley, citywide community coordinator of the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods and the Baltimore Believe campaign spokesperson, will address the future of the city in a talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus. Burton is speaking as part of All Politics is Local, a student-run speaker series.


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