Johns Hopkins' JAMI wins Math Society of Japan
The Johns Hopkins University-based Japan-U.S.
Mathematics Institute will be awarded the Mathematical
Society of Japan's prestigious Seki-Takakazu Prize during a
ceremony to be held in Tokyo on March 27. JAMI is the third
recipient in the prize's 11-year history.
"This is a great honor," said Steven Zucker, director
of JAMI and a professor in the Krieger School's
Mathematics. "It shows the level of esteem with which
Japanese mathematicians hold JAMI. We are very proud of the
interactions with the Japanese that have developed and the
bonds that have been strengthened through JAMI."
The institute was founded in 1988 to further
cooperation between the two countries in mathematical
Named for a 17th-century Japanese mathematical
prodigy, the Seki-Takakazu Prize was established in 1995 to
honor people and organizations that have supported and
encouraged the development of mathematics in Japan over a
long period. The prize consists of a gold medal and a
volume of Seki Takakazu's collected works, said Sadayoshi
Kojima, president of the Mathematical Institute of
In addition, officials from Seki's hometown of Fujioka
will present JAMI with a bronze statue of the legendary
Japanese figure, Kojima said.
Four professors from Johns Hopkins — Jean-Pierre
Meyer, Jack Morava, W. Stephen Wilson and Zucker —
will travel to Tokyo to receive the award and attend a
celebration the following day.
Foreign Affairs Symposium panel looks at AIDS crisis in
The Foreign Affairs Symposium
will host an exploration of Africa's AIDS crisis on
Wednesday, March 15. Titled "AIDS Crisis in Sub-Saharan
Africa," the event will feature a panel of experts in
public health policy, medicine and international aid.
"While most of our events focus on international
politics, exploring issues of public health can help us
reach a whole new segment of the Johns Hopkins community,"
said symposium co-chair Carey Polis.
The panel members will be Thomas Quinn, a professor at
the schools of Medicine and Public Health and a senior
investigator at the National Institutes of Health; Robyn
Munford, the U.S. program director for Students Partnership
Worldwide; and Janean Martin, a health science specialist
in the Office of HIV/AIDS of the U.S. Agency for
The event is scheduled for 8 p.m. in 110 Hodson Hall
on the Homewood campus. A question and answer period and
reception will follow the panel discussion.
This is the second of seven symposium events this
spring meant to explore recent changes in geopolitics. The
next speaker will be Chris Matthews of NBC, who is
scheduled for 8 p.m. on April 3 in Shriver Hall. For more
information, go to
www.jhu.edu/fas or e-mail
Daffodil Days come to Hopkins campuses on March 16 and
The daffodil, a symbol of hope for those touched by
cancer, makes its spring debut throughout Johns Hopkins
facilities and campuses on March 16 and 17. The annual
Daffodil Days flower sales, sponsored by the American
Cancer Society Mid-Atlantic Division and organized by the
Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, benefits cancer
research, treatment, education and patient advocacy.
JHU volunteers will be selling bouquets and pots for
$10 each, of which $5 is tax deductible. Locations are as
follows: Bayview, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., FSK pavilion by
cafeteria entrance; Bloomberg School of Public Health, noon
to 1:30 p.m., outside East Wing auditorium; MSE Library,
Homewood, noon to 2 p.m.; Wyman Park Building, Homewood,
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Johns Hopkins at Eastern, 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m., by cafe; SPSBE, 201 N. Charles St., 10 a.m. to 3
p.m., main lobby.
Montgomery County Campus welcomes mental health
The JHU Montgomery
County Campus will officially welcome today the
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental
Health. The federation, which leads a nationwide network of
family-run organizations supporting children with mental
health needs and their parents, will collaborate with the
Bloomberg School of Public Health on cutting-edge work on
mental health transformation.
Christopher Kovalchick elected to join board as young
board of trustees has elected Christopher Kovalchick as
its newest young trustee. He will join the board on July 1.
Kovalchick is completing a dual degree in engineering
mechanics and violin performance, with a math minor. He
recently received an honorable mention in USA Today's 2006
All-USA College Academic Team competition.
The trustees each year elect one graduating senior to
serve a four-year term. In addition to writing application
essays and securing recommendations, candidates must
receive endorsement from 5 percent of the junior and senior
classes. A selection committee chooses five candidates for
the board to consider.
'HopkinsOne News' launched to provide timely info by
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least every two weeks. The newsletter will give project
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Theatre Hopkins takes one-woman show into
Theatre Hopkins' 84th season
continues on Saturday, March 18, with a performance of
Mistress of Riversdale at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal
Church in the Village, 3009 Greenmount Ave. Adapted from
letters in Margaret Callcott's book of the same name, this
one-woman dramatization devised by Suzanne Pratt, director
of Theatre Hopkins, details the life of wealthy Belgian
emigre Rosalie Stier Calvert, wife of George Calvert, at
their plantation near Washington during the first two
decades of the 19th century. Cherie Weinert performs as
The text is drawn from letters Calvert sent to her
family in Antwerp over 20 years. The correspondence
includes her views of presidents Washington, Jefferson and
Monroe and details her courtship and marriage to Calvert
and their creation of the Riversdale estate, which later
became the University of Maryland. Tickets are $10, $5 for
students with ID, and may be reserved by calling
410-516-7159 or e-mailing
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