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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 7, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 25
In Brief


Town hall meetings scheduled to discuss HopkinsOne project

Faculty and staff can learn more about HopkinsOne, the ambitious project to transform most business operations of the university and health system, and ask questions of Johns Hopkins leadership at three upcoming town hall meetings.

The project will "go live" in spring 2006 and will change how many faculty and staff perform their jobs.

A meeting for Homewood, Peabody and Eastern faculty and staff is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, and will be led by university President William R. Brody and Jim McGill, senior vice president for finance and administration; it will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Levering's Arellano Theater.

A meeting on the East Baltimore campus will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 8, in Hurd Hall. Edward Miller, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ron Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System, will lead this meeting.

The Bloomberg School of Public Health will host Brody and McGill at a meeting scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in Sommer Hall.

For more information, contact Bev Stiver at 410-735-7065.


Engineering hosts conference on information sciences and systems

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will host the 39th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems from March 16 to 18 on the Homewood campus. CISS began at Princeton in 1967, was moved to Johns Hopkins during the late 1970s and now alternates between the two universities.

The purpose of the conference is to provide information sessions for new advances, applications and ideas in the fields of signal processing and analysis, systems and control, communication and information theory, computer engineering and photonics.

This year nearly 250 technical papers are scheduled for presentation by faculty and graduate students from many major educational institutions from across the United States and abroad. For registration and program information, go to


SAIS to host 'Control Room' screening and panel discussion

SAIS will host a screening of Control Room followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the film's main subjects at 5:30 p.m. today, March 7.

A critically acclaimed documentary by Egyptian-born filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, Control Room offers rarely seen insight into the Al Jazeera television network's coverage of the early days of the Iraq war. The film raises provocative questions about the role of the media, the manipulation by government and the search for truth in war coverage.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with former Marine Corps captain and Central Command spokesman Josh Rushing, who is prominently featured in the film; Mohammed Alami, a Washington-based reporter for Al Jazeera; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, former Washington Post Baghdad bureau chief and current journalist-in-residence for the SAIS International Reporting Project; and Patrick Theros, former U.S. ambassador to Qatar and current executive director of the U.S.-Qatar Business Council. Rushing is currently a scholar-in-residence at the University of Southern California's Center for Public Diplomacy.

The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to or 202-663-7726.


Scrabble event to raise funds for literacy, ESOL programs

Word lovers can shake their tile bags, check their dictionaries and raise money for the Greater Homewood Community Corp.'s Adult Literacy and ESOL programs at the Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy, which is set for Friday, March 18. Competitive- and social-level games begin at 6 p.m. in Homewood's Glass Pavilion. Entry fees are $25; $12 for seniors and students with ID. To sign up, contact Todd at 410-261-3520 or


JHU tickets still available for April 16 Orioles-Yankees game

As baseball buffs ready themselves for the Orioles' first home game on April 4, the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs has its tickets ready to go for the annual Johns Hopkins Night at Camden Yards. This year's match-up welcomes the New York Yankees at 4:35 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

Seats are in the third tier (upper reserve) over home plate and cost $13 each.

To reserve tickets, send a check (no cash) payable to JHU Orioles for the full amount for the desired number of seats. Include your name, Johns Hopkins affiliation and daytime phone number and/or e-mail address. Tickets will be mailed approximately three weeks before the game to the address shown on the check unless otherwise specified. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets will be reserved without payment.

Send orders by U.S. mail (not campus mail) to JHU-Orioles, 4545 N. Charles St., Evergreen House, 3rd floor, Baltimore, MD 21210. For more information, contact Matt Smith at 410-516-0345, or


'Gazette' will not be published March 14, spring vacation

The Gazette will not be published on Monday, March 14, the week of spring vacation. The calendar in this week's edition covers events from today, March 7, through Monday, March 21. For updates, check the university's online calendar by going to

The deadline for calendar and classifieds submissions for the March 21 issue is noon on Monday, March 14.


Join the Johns Hopkins University Relay for Life

Teams of eight to 15 people are now being formed for the JHU Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event, to raise money to fund cancer research, patient services, community outreach, education, camps and more. On April 9, the teams will come together in Homewood's upper quad to walk a track, listen to music and generally have food and fun all night long to commemorate those who lost their battle with cancer and honor those who have survived. For more information, contact event co-chair Shawn Kelly at or 410-516-7746.


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