WSE department now Applied Mathematics and
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
The department's Homewood campus address, 104
Whitehead Hall, will remain the same. Its Web address,
however, will change to
www.ams.jhu.edu. Department members who received their
e-mail at an @mts.jhu.edu account now have new e-mail
addresses ending @ams.jhu.edu.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
To reserve a place, contact Susan Payne at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on disability access to
Levering, contact Joyce Mason at
Future of addiction treatment is subject of SOM program
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
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
Baltimore Believe spokesperson to address future of the
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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