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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 13, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 7
In Brief

Expert on presidency to assess the Bush White House

Fred I. Greenstein, professor emeritus of political science at Princeton and author of the JHU Press book The George W. Bush Presidency: An Early Assessment, will give a lecture based on his book at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Homewood's Shriver Hall.

Greenstein will review the current Bush White House in the context of its modern predecessors through an examination of the president's political agenda and his policies concerning the economy and foreign and national security. He also will assess the president's relationship with Congress and the public.

Greenstein, director of Princeton's Research Program in Leadership Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, is the author or editor of eight books on the presidency.

This lecture is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by the university's Office of Special Events and is co-sponsored by the JHU Press. Greenstein's book will be available for sale and signing. For more information, call 410-516-7157.


SAIS co-hosts event for bio of Sen. Mansfield by Oberdorfer

SAIS and the Asia Society will co-host an event to celebrate the release of Sen. Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat by Donald Oberdorfer, SAIS journalist-in-residence, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

The event will feature a talk by Oberdorfer, a longtime Washington Post reporter, about the book, which was published last week by Smithsonian Institution Press.

Mark Shields, syndicated columnist and political commentator, and John Glenn, former U.S. senator and astronaut, both friends of Mike Mansfield, will provide introductory remarks.

This biography of the former Senate majority leader and U.S. ambassador to Japan is based on 32 interviews conducted by Oberdorfer in the last three years of Mansfield's life. Mansfield had previously refused to write his memoirs and shunned the entreaties of would-be biographers, making this the only official account of his diplomatic career.


Professional clothing for men, women to be collected

Gently used men's and women's professional clothing will be collected this week in several university locations. Women's will be donated to the Women's Housing Coalition and men's to Christopher Place Employment Academy. Both agencies are affiliated with United Way of Central Maryland and help formerly homeless people find permanent employment and housing. Clothing should be clean and in good condition.

To participate, place men's and women's clothing in separate, marked bags and drop them off at one of the following locations by Thursday, Oct. 16: Homewood: D. Lynn O'Neil, Student Employment Services, 72 Garland; Wyman Park: Maria Mace, Development and Alumni Relations, S-600 Wyman; Eastern: Carolyn Palmer, Center for Training and Education, Suite C130, or Hank Potter, Information Technology Services, Suite B001; Medicine: Barbara Swift, Student and House Staff Services, 8 Reed Hall; Public Health: Joy Mays, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, E2038 BSPH; Candler Building: Vanesia Moodie, Center for Communication Programs, Suite 310.

The Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs organizes business clothing drives quarterly. More information can be found at


BFSA Bowl-A-Thon to benefit underrepresented CTY students

The Black Faculty & Staff Association will hold its first Fall Bowl-A-Thon from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Timonium Fairlanes. Transportation will be provided from the Homewood campus. Proceeds will help provide scholarship opportunities for underrepresented students enrolled in programs at the Center for Talented Youth.

The deadline for those wanting to form a team or bowl individually has been extended to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 14; families, friends and children are welcome to participate. Others at JHU are encouraged to make a contribution, volunteer time or donate a service or product for door prizes.

To register or to obtain sponsor sheets, contact Carla Henry Hopkins at 410-516-2224 or


Helen B. Taussig sculpture to be dedicated at Homewood

In continuing efforts to promote a diverse campus environment, the Homewood Student Affairs Diversity Committee will hold a sculpture dedication ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Shriver Hall lobby.

The new addition to the Homewood campus recognizes Johns Hopkins physician Helen B. Taussig, a pioneer in the treatment of congenital heart disease who helped develop the surgical procedure commonly known as the "blue baby" operation. Taussig obtained her medical degree from Hopkins in 1927 and served on the faculty until 1963.


Safeway to support Kimmel Center breast cancer research

Safeway last week kicked off its annual breast cancer awareness campaign at stores in the Baltimore area. During October, customers can add a donation of $1 or more to their order at checkout. Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Last year, $100,000 of the $2.2 million Safeway raised across the country went to Hopkins.


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