'Something the Lord Made' takes home three Emmy Awards
Something the Lord Made, the HBO Films production
chronicling the groundbreaking work and personal
relationship of Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon Alfred
Blalock and collaborator Vivien Thomas, scored big at the
Emmys on Sept. 19, when it was named Outstanding Movie Made
for Television. It also picked up two statuettes on Sept.
12, when the Creative Arts portion of the 56 annual
Primetime Emmy Awards recognized the film for longform
cinematography and single-camera editing.
The movie, much of which was filmed on the Homewood
campus, received nine Emmy nominations.
Men's lacrosse team hits field this week in invitational
The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team is playing in
this year's Seventh Annual Price Modern Lacrosse for
Leukemia Fall Invitational. The event will feature 14 of
the best Division I lacrosse teams from around the country
and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the McDonogh
School in Owings Mills. Play begins at 10 a.m. and will end
around 2 p.m., with each team playing two full games.
Tickets are $5.
First played in 1998, the tournament has since raised
$650,000 for cancer research in conjunction with the
Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and
has been voted one of Lacrosse Magazine's "must see
Each team plays for a young Baltimore-based leukemia
patient who serves as honorary captain for the day.
Sponsors of the tournament include Price Modern, WMAR-TV,
STX Lacrosse, Legg Mason, Morgan Stanley, Clifton Gunderson
LLP, LAX World and Inside Lacrosse.
New Webcam keeps an eye on Charles Commons
If you were sitting on the roof of the Bradford Hall
Apartments on St. Paul Street, you'd have a bird's-eye view
of the ongoing construction for the mixed-use Charles
Commons complex, scheduled for a fall 2006 opening. Now you
can get the same perspective, thanks to a Web cam parked
To keep an eye on the project, bookmark 184.108.40.206.
Annual Best Dressed Sale gets ready for onslaught of
Right now, the Carriage House at Evergreen is
chockablock with racks of clothing and accessories, most of
it "gently worn" and some never worn at all, for women, men
This weekend, in what has become an annual pilgrimage
for many, Baltimore's smart shoppers will make their way to
what has become the holy grail of bargain shopping: the
Best Dressed Sale and Boutique. The four-day shop-a-thon,
run by the Women's Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital,
will benefit the new Children's and Maternal Hospital.
Typically, the sale brings in $115,000 to $130,000.
The event takes place Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. Hours
are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday;
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday.
A fashion show with light bar and after-hours shopping is
set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Tickets for the show
are $25; call 410-955-9341 for reservations. MasterCard and
Visa are accepted.
Friday symposium to explore U.S. and German
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics and
the Study of Business Enterprise is sponsoring a one-day
symposium that will look at the development of the U.S. and
German economies, and compare the two.
Lou Galambos, a professor of business history, said
the two economies are quite different, but both have been
successful over the long-term and have faced serious
challenges in recent years. The United States and Germany
have both been struggling to reduce welfare costs and to
achieve higher levels of productivity. Both have
experienced a loss of manufacturing jobs as industry moved
to countries with lower costs, but both continue to play
leading roles in the global economy.
The symposium, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, will
begin at 9 a.m. in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood
campus. For more information, contact Jill Friedman at email@example.com or
Registration open now for more than 50 Odyssey
Classes begin in late September and early October for
the noncredit Odyssey Program, which this fall offers more
than 50 courses.
Among the offerings are the always-popular "mini-med
school" in which Johns Hopkins medical faculty look at
critical issues in modern medicine. This season's topics
include diabetes, prostate cancer and Alzheimer's. An
Italian Journey includes a catered reception, and Baltimore
Archi- tecture offers a field trip along with lectures.
New courses include Election 2004, Barcelona, the
Artist in the Studio, Great German Courts, Slavery in
Maryland, Thomas Jefferson, Connoisseurship, Irish
Literature and Exploring the English Language. Odyssey also
offers programs in environmental studies, aging, foreign
languages and creative writing.
Course prices vary. Full-time university faculty,
staff and eligible dependents may enroll in most noncredit
courses under the terms of the Hopkins Tuition Remission
Program. To register, go to www.odyssey.jhu.edu
or call 410-516-4842.
Sarad maestro Amjad Ali Khan to play at Shriver
Amjad Ali Khan, one of today's greatest players of the
sarod, an Indian classical music instrument, will perform
at Shriver Hall at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, to commemorate
the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The fund-raising concert is
hosted by the JHU chapter of the Association for India's
On the previous evening, Oct. 2, Maryland will honor
Khan with the Governor's Citation for outstanding community
service. The dinner will be at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden
Inn in Columbia.
Tickets are $100 for the concert and banquet; $50, $35
and $25 for the concert alone. Limited student discounts
are available. For tickets, go to
www.sulekha.com/washingtondc or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nirveek at 410-627-7679 or
Sachin at 410-215-0964.
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