Friends of Libraries hosts book discussion, signing with
The Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries
will present a lecture by Dan Weiss, James B. Knapp Dean of
the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, called "France and
the Holy Land: Cultural Exchange in the Age of the
Crusades," on Thursday, Nov. 18, at Evergreen House.
An expert on the art of the Middle Ages, Weiss has
published four books and numerous articles focusing on
Romanesque, gothic and crusader art, as well as the
interaction of Byzantine culture with the medieval West.
Weiss will be signing copies of his recently published
book, France and the Holy Land: Frankish Culture at the
End of the Crusades (Johns Hopkins University Press,
2004) during a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Far East
Room. The lecture will be at 6 p.m. in the Bakst Theater.
To attend, contact Richard Longway at 410-516-8992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATO ambassador Nicholas Burns to speak on Thursday at
Nicholas Burns, U.S. permanent representative to the
Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, will
speak at SAIS at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18.
His lecture topic will be "Rebuilding the
Transatlantic Relationship and NATO's Future in Iraq and
Afghanistan." Eliot Cohen, Robert E. Osgood Professor and
director of the
Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at
SAIS, will moderate the session.
Burns, a SAIS graduate, heads the combined State and
Defense departments' U.S. mission to NATO. He also has
served as U.S. ambassador to Greece and State Department
The event will be held in room 500 of the
Bernstein-Offit Building. Non-SAIS affiliates should
R.S.V.P. to 202-663-5730 or
Johns Hopkins medical facility in Singapore to
The Johns Hopkins-National University Hospital
International Medical Centre in Singapore, currently
located at the National University Hospital, will be
relocated to Tan Tock Seng Hospital in order to facilitate
the growth of JH-NUH IMC. The relocation of the new
facility, called the Johns Hopkins Singapore International
Medical Centre, is expected to be completed in early 2005.
JH-NUH IMC opened in October 2000 as a private medical
center to bring advanced oncology service to Singapore and
to support the republic's drive to become a major regional
medical hub. Since its inception, it has experienced almost
30 percent annual growth in patient load, primarily due to
the rise in the number of foreign patients, who comprise
nearly 80 percent of overall patient activity. These
patients come from Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka,
Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere.
At the new location, the Johns Hopkins Singapore
International Medical Center will be licensed and operated
as a separate private health care facility.
The team of Johns Hopkins-trained oncologists and
nurses at JH-NUH IMC provides high-quality health care to
patients battling cancer in both outpatient and inpatient
settings. Physicians from Johns Hopkins and NHG also
collaborate on research to advance medical care and to
train future leaders in medicine.
Handmade Ravens quilt to be auctioned for United
Ray Lewis, Todd Heap and Jonathan Ogden are among the
31 Baltimore Ravens (plus Coach Brian Billick) who have
done their part by autographing a handmade quilt with the
team logo. Now you can do your part by bidding on it as
part of Johns Hopkins' 2004 United Way.
The entire winning amount will be donated to United
Way of Central Maryland, whose many programs and agencies
provide critical health and human services in this region.
To learn more about the quilt, go to
Deadline for bidding is 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone to speak Nov.
Yasuhiro Nakasone, former prime minister of Japan,
will visit SAIS this week to give a talk titled "Postwar
Japanese Politics and Current Affairs." The event is
scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in the Nitze
Building's Kenney Auditorium. He will speak in Japanese,
and simultaneous translation will be provided.
Nakasone served as Japan's prime minister from 1982 to
1987. Since his resignation as a member of the House of
Representatives in 2003, he has been chairman of the
Institute for International Policy Studies and the honorary
president of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum.
Non-SAIS affiliates should R.S.V.P to the
O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS at
No 'Gazette' Thanksgiving week; next issue will be Nov.
The Gazette will not be published next week because of
the Thanksgiving holiday. The next issue of the newspaper
will appear on Monday, Nov. 29. The calendar in today's
issue covers events from Monday, Nov. 15, through Monday,
Nov. 29. To check for late additions, see the JHU online
Baltimore Talent Development High School celebrates its
Local officials, city school administrators,
researchers from the Center for Social Organization of
Schools at Johns Hopkins and students of the Baltimore
Talent Development High School will gather to celebrate the
school's opening year with a party on Thursday, Nov. 18.
One of Baltimore's two new innovation high schools,
BTDHS is a citywide, nonselective high school located at
1500 Harlem Ave. in a building that also houses Harlem Park
Middle School. The school opened on Sept. 7 with about 150
ninth-graders and will add a grade each year until it
reaches its capacity of 600 students in grades 9 to 12.
The school encourages the individual talents of each
student, nurturing academic development in small classes
with high expectations, extra instructional support where
needed and strong interpersonal relationships among
students, faculty and staff. BTDHS is also building into
its program opportunities for community involvement, daily
arts courses and a focus on college and career
A story in the Nov. 8 issue about a professorship
endowed by the descendants of Johns Hopkins incorrectly
stated that their ancestor's bequest began the university
and hospital more than 175 years ago. As the institutions
opened in 1876, the story should have said more than 125
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