Blue Jays gridiron squad gets season off to a fast
At press time on Friday, the
Blue Jays football team was
preparing for its nighttime match-up against Gettysburg and
looking for a victory that would give it a 7-0 start
— a record that hadn't been seen since 1892.
The Jays — 15th-ranked last week in NCAA
Division III — were heading into the game 6-0 overall
and 2-0 in the Centennial Conference. The Gettysburg
Bullets were 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Centennial.
For results of the game and the latest standings, go
www.jhu.edu/~gazette and click on "Blue Jay Sports" at
the top of the page.
Orchestral piece by Peabody composer is competition
"Rainbow Body," an orchestral work by Peabody
composition faculty member Christopher Theofanidis, is in
the finals of the Masterprize Competition in England, the
largest competition for new music in the world.
The recording of "Rainbow Body" with the Atlanta
Symphony, conducted by Robert Spano, on TELARC has been
distributed through Gramophone and Classic FM magazines to
more than 100,000 people. The prize is 45 percent
determined by a popular vote by the readers of these
magazines or through the Web site
The competition culminates in a performance of the six
finalists' works by the London Symphony Orchestra on Oct.
30 at the Barbican Centre in London, and the final prize
will be announced that evening. The competition will be
broadcast in real time over the Web.
Earlier this year, the American Ballet Theatre gave
the first performance of Theofanidis' ballet Artemis at the
Metropolitan Opera in New York, and his Viola Concerto was
first heard at the Kronberg Academy in Frankfurt, with the
composer conducting the Moscow Soloists.
Homewood festival promotes breast health for young
The Johns Hopkins
Breast Center and alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority are
teaming up during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to present
Breastival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in
the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus.
The event will promote breast health among young women
and will provide tips for breast cancer prevention and
information on innovations in breast reconstruction
techniques, all presented by Johns Hopkins specialists. The
last Breastival, in April 2001, attracted more than 1,000
Visitors will engage in hands-on activities and have
their questions answered by experts in the field. There
will be free food and games, as well as raffles with
An Asian-American sorority, alpha Kappa Delta Phi
promotes scholarship, leadership and cultural awareness in
the university and the community. For more information
about the event, contact Hyojin Jenny Hwang at
International security expert James Dobbins speaks at
James Dobbins, director of RAND's International
Security and Defense Policy Center, will be the speaker at
this week's inaugural event of the SAIS Political Economy
Lecture Series on Nation-Building.
Dobbins' talk, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
Oct. 21, is titled "America's Role in Nation-Building:
Germany to Iraq." A veteran diplomat, Dobbins most recently
served as the Bush administration's special envoy for
Francis Fukuyama, SAIS dean of faculty and Schwartz
Professor of International Political Economy, will moderate
The event will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of the
Nitze Building. To reserve a place, non-SAIS affiliates
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-663-5650.
Francis Poulenc Trio to perform in Wed. Noon
The Francis Poulenc Trio — American bassoonist
Bryan Young, Russian pianist Irina Lande and Russian oboist
Vladimir Lande — will perform The Best Things Come in
Threes at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Shriver Hall on
the Homewood campus.
Named for the early 20th-century French composer, the
group is recognized for the manner in which it combines
21st-century vibrancy and the best of European instrumental
This performance is part of the Wednesday Noon Series
presented by the university's Office
of Special Events and is co-sponsored by the Peggy and
Yale Gordon Trust. For more information, call 410-516-7157.
Highlights of JHU Press' 125 years on display at
The first academic journal published by the first
university press in the United States is among the
artifacts on display as part of an exhibit celebrating the
125th anniversary of the
The American Journal of Mathematics, published by the
Press in 1878, is part of the exhibit that runs through
January 2004 in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the
Homewood campus. Also in the exhibit are examples of
digital publishing and even a functional model of a human
skeleton that the Press manufactured and "published" in
Today JHU Press is one of the world's largest
university presses, publishing 58 scholarly journals and
more than 200 new books each year. Through Project MUSE, a
collaboration with the MSE Library, the Press is a leading
online provider of scholarly journals, bringing more than
250 periodicals to the desktops of 9 million students,
scholars and others worldwide.
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