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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 15, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 26
In Brief


Campaign to raise drunk-driving awareness kicks off at Homewood

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Central Maryland Community Traffic Safety Programs, law enforcement agencies, colleges and universities, alcoholic beverage retailers and health care professionals kicked off the Docs, Cops and Shops drunk-driving awareness campaign on March 10 with a news conference on the Homewood campus.

The campaign will distribute alcohol awareness literature to young adults at local colleges, bars, restaurants and liquor stores, and Central Maryland law enforcement agencies will step up enforcement efforts for the duration of the campaign, which runs through June. A multijurisdictional saturation patrol to catch drunk drivers began over the weekend.

Studies published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol show that nearly 1,400 college students die each year from alcohol-related injuries, including those from vehicle crashes. Many of these deaths occur when students are involved in what is defined as "high risk" drinking, which is consuming five or more drinks in one sitting.


Johns Hopkins hosts American Cancer Society Daffodil Days

On Thursday and Friday, March 18 and 19, bouquets of cut daffodils and potted mini-daffodils will be available for donations of $6 and $8.50, respectively, to benefit the American Cancer Society's efforts in cancer research, education and patient support.

Look for Hopkins volunteers at the following sites, which are open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise: Bayview Medical Center's FSK Pavilion, cafeteria entrance; Bloomberg School of Public Health, east wing auditorium lobby (noon to 1:30 p.m.); Homewood campus — Gilman Hall, Levering entrance near Garland; MSE Library, Q-Level (noon to 2 p.m.); and Wyman Park, main lobby; School of Nursing, main lobby (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.); Johns Hopkins at Eastern, cafeteria entrance (noon to 2 p.m.); Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, main lobby; SPSBE Division of Public Safety Leadership, 6716 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 200, Columbia (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.); and White Marsh, Physicians Billing Service, 8013 Corporate Drive, Suite D, reception area (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For more information, go to or contact Matt Smith in the Office of Faculty, Staff & Retiree Programs at or 410-516-0345.


Theatre Hopkins extends run of Tony-winning 'Copenhagen'

Theatre Hopkins has extended its run of Michael Frayn's Tony Award-winning drama Copenhagen. With no tickets available for the final three performances scheduled for the past weekend, March 12-14, the theater company added a special matinee at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, in the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus. Tickets are $15; student rush tickets are $5. For reservations, call 410-516-7159, or e-mail


APL head named to Homeland Security science, tech committee

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology division has appointed Richard Roca, director of Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Laboratory, to serve on the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee, a group that was mandated by the Homeland Security Act of 2002.


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