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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 3, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 33
In Brief


Peabody Mews stop resumes today on northbound shuttle

With the completion of construction at Peabody, the Mews stop for the Homewood-JHMI northbound shuttle will be resumed today, May 3.

During daytime runs, the shuttle will continue to stop at the Washington Monument; at 6:30 p.m., that stop will be shifted to the Mews. Previously, the Mews stop had begun at 5:30 p.m.; this is no longer possible because of traffic conditions on Charles Street.


Biden to give keynote at SAIS forum on U.S.-EU Relations

The Center for Transatlantic Relations will host a conference at SAIS this week to mark 50 years of U.S.-EU relations and the enlargement of the European Union. "Mars, Venus — or Mercury? A Larger Europe and American Interests" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.

Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will give the keynote luncheon address about a larger Europe and American interests.

Preceding Biden's address, a panel will discuss whether commerce can trump diplomacy at a time of war. The panelists are Jurgen Strube, chairman of UNICE, the European Employers' Federation, and chairman of BASF Corporations; Rockwell Schnabel, U.S. ambassador to the European Union; Lionel Barber, managing editor of The Financial Times; and Joseph Quinlan, fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations.

Panelists will address such questions as, Is a bigger Europe a better Europe for America, or will current transatlantic economic and political tensions worsen? What are the June Summits — G8, U.S-EU and NATO — likely to produce? What about Iraq?

Co-hosting the event are the American Consortium on European Studies, the Bertelsmann Foundation, The Financial Times and Transatlantic magazine. It will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of the Nitze Building. Non-SAIS affiliates should R.S.V.P. to or 202-663-5730.


Workshop planned for using video for public outreach

Faculty members and research staff interested in learning how to use video as part of the public outreach requirement for research proposals are invited to a workshop scheduled for noon on Wednesday, May 26, on the Homewood campus.

Successful examples of video outreach will be shown, and the process of incorporating the right language into grant proposals will be discussed, as will the various venues where video can be shown or distributed.

This event is open to all, but space is limited. To reserve a place, call 443-287-9960 or send e-mail to Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about the program, contact Mike Field at 410-516-8997 or, or Glenn Small at 443-287-9905 or


Fourth Mattin Arts Center pARTy scheduled for Friday

Arts on the Homewood campus will be celebrated on Friday, May 7, at the fourth annual Mattin Arts Center pARTy. From 4 to 6 p.m., the entire Mattin Center will be filled with exhibits and demonstrations of visual and digital arts and live performances by vocal, musical and theater groups. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is co-sponsored by the Homewood Arts Programs, Homewood Art Workshops and the Digital Media Center. For more information, go to or call 410-516-3817.


Anthropologist shares expertise with international culinary group

Sidney Mintz, professor emeritus of anthropology, has spent more than a half-century studying the meaning of food. On one recent Saturday, Mintz brought his expertise to the International Association of Culinary Professionals, which was having its first-ever conference in Baltimore.

As IACP's scholar in residence, Mintz addressed the global diffusion of plants, animals and food ingredients over time, and the heavy emotional load that food carries for most people. Also on his agenda: "Why Food Travels Faster Than Love" — a look at how food can bring people together but can also divide them when prohibitions and taboos are part of a culture.


'The Meaning of Sports' to be discussed at SAIS forum

Peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jacks are on the menu at SAIS on Tuesday, May 4, along with a forum called "The Meaning of Sports." The noon to 1 p.m. discussion gets its name from a new book by Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor and director of the American Foreign Policy Program at SAIS.

The Meaning of Sports: Why Americans Watch Baseball, Football and Basketball and What They See When They Do will be published by Public Affairs.

Mandelbaum's introductory remarks will be followed by a panel discussion featuring moderator Philip Merrill, president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; Phil Chenier, Comcast SportsNet television commentator for the Washington Wizards and former Washington Bullets guard; Jack Kemp, co-founder of Empower America, former secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former Buffalo Bills quarterback; and Peter Magowan, president and managing general partner of the San Francisco Giants baseball team.

The event will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of the Nitze Building. Non-SAIS affiliates should R.S.V.P. to or 202-663-5648.


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