JHU Press to hold Holiday Book Sale at Homewood
New and recent
JHU Press volumes will be piled high and ready for
signing by their authors at the Press' first Holiday Book
Sale and Signing, which will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on
Friday, Dec. 2, at Homewood House.
JHU staff, students and alumni, Friends of the
Libraries and Friends of the Historic Houses will receive a
25 percent discount on purchases. Refreshments and
admission to the historic house, which will be decorated
for the holidays, are free. During sale hours, a shuttle
service will run from the Stony Run visitors parking lot to
Fifteen authors will be on hand during the sale, which
will also feature a display of recent Press books written
or edited by members of the Johns Hopkins faculty.
First Lighting of the Quads to be held tonight at
Homewood's Student Council will kick off the holiday
season with the Lighting of the Quads, a new event
scheduled for 9 to 9:45 p.m. today, Nov. 28.
The upper and lower quads, plus those in front of
Levering and the freshman residences, will be dark and then
illuminated at once to signal the start of the holiday
season. Plans include music, hot chocolate and other
refreshments, which will be served in the breezeway between
the upper and lower quads.
CSOS program receives support for NYC school
Development High Schools program has received $464,000
from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support
planning for the development of small learning communities
in four large high schools in New York City.
Created by education researchers at the
Center for Social
Organization of Schools, the Talent Development model
is one of five national programs chosen to receive $18.8
million from the foundation to support and expand secondary
school initiatives in New York City.
This is the second grant the Talent Development High
Schools program has received from the Gates Foundation this
month. It is also funding a four-year $3 million grant to
bring the CSOS program to two high schools in Los
Johns Hopkins physics articles are among world's most
Five of the top eight physics and astrophysics
articles most cited in 2004 were authored by researchers
from Johns Hopkins'
Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy,
according to the SPIRES database of Stanford University.
Of the cited articles by Johns Hopkins faculty,
Charles L. Bennett's papers that pinpointed the age of the
universe ranked first and second, and those of Raman
Sundrum, a physicist whose work opened new dimensions in
space and time, ranked third and sixth. An article by
astrophysicist Adam Riess ranked eighth. Riess and
collaborators discovered the mysterious dark energy that is
pushing the universe apart.
The SPIRES database offers researchers worldwide a
compendium of papers on physics and astrophysics, and
Theatre Hopkins production to be staged at Gilman
Theatre Hopkins' 84th season
continues with The Mistress of Riversdale at 2 p.m.,
Sunday, Dec. 4, at Centennial Hall on the campus of the
Gilman School, 5407 Roland Ave.
Cherie Weinert performs this one-woman dramatization
of the life of Rosalie Stier Calvert, a wealthy Belgian and
wife of George Calvert, at their plantation near
Washington, D.C., during the first two decades of the 19th
century. Suzanne Pratt, director of Theatre Hopkins, wrote
the script, which she adapted from Rosalie Calvert's
original letters. They were published by Margaret Law
Callcott in the book Mistress of Riversdale: The
Plantation Letters of Rosalie Stier Calvert,
The text is drawn from letters that Calvert, the
mother of nine, sent to her family in Antwerp over her 20
years at Riversdale. The correspondence includes her ardent
views on Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Monroe as
well as Napoleon and Col. Aaron Burr.
Flutist Kateri Chambers, a senior at Johns Hopkins,
will introduce the play with a recital of music of the
period. Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling
Theatre Hopkins at 410-516-7159 or e-mailing email@example.com.
School of Nursing hosts International Bazaar
The School of
Nursing's International Health Organization is holding
an International Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Nov.
28. The wares come from Guatemala, Ecuador, Hong Kong,
Mali, Nepal and elsewhere and include hand-knit caps,
textiles, stationery, toys, jewelry, leather bags and other
handmade items. Five percent of the proceeds will benefit
the Jean Lenox Foundation to provide full scholarships for
nursing students in Zambia.
Blue Jays' 2005 championship LAX season chronicled in
Making its debut in time for the holiday season is
Undefeated: Johns Hopkins Men's Lacrosse in the 2005
Season (JHU Press; $24.95). The 216-page volume was
written by John Jiloty, editor in chief of Inside
Lacrosse, and features 155 color photographs by Jay
VanRensselaer of Homewood Imaging and Photographic
Services. Books ordered by Dec. 1 for Dec. 23 guaranteed
delivery receive a 25 percent discount.
For details, go to
Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state, to speak at
R. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state for
political affairs, will speak on "U.S. Policy Toward Iran"
at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the
School of Advanced
Burns, a 1980 SAIS graduate, is the State Department's
third-ranking official and oversees U.S. policy in each
region of world. He previously has served as U.S.
ambassador to NATO and Greece and as State Department
The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-5648.
'The Lantern' to be performed by Johns Hopkins University
On Nov. 13 the Johns Hopkins University Theatre
performed Gabriel Marcel's The Lantern, followed by
a discussion led by Richard Macksey and James Harris, as
the annual Ralph Harper Event. The event was so well
received by the audience that it will be repeated this
The one-act play, part of the repertoire of the
Comedie Francaise, will be performed by John Astin and
members of the theater group at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3,
and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Merrick Barn,
Homewood campus. The discussion follows.
Admission is $8; $4 for students. For tickets, e-mail
email@example.com or call
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