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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 16, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 7
In Brief


Light bulbs, car care on agenda for Energy Efficiency Week

The Johns Hopkins Sustainability Initiative kicks off Energy Efficiency Week at Homewood on Tuesday, Oct. 17, with Change a Light Day. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Levering Plaza, the Maryland Energy Administration will give away compact fluorescent lights in exchange for a pledge to replace a light at home with one of the new efficient ones.

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, home energy expert Chip Barnes and Davis Bookhart from the JH Sustainability Initiative will give a Home Energy Saving Seminar from noon to 1 p.m. in conference room A of Levering. A Clean Car Clinic is planned for Thursday, Oct. 19, when certified automotive technicians from Precision Tune will perform free 22-point car safety and maintenance inspections from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stoney Run Visitor Parking Lot (advance sign-up required; write to Also on Thursday in the Stoney Run lot, certified automotive technicians will conduct a Car Care Seminar from noon to 1:30 p.m.

As part of Energy Efficiency Week, Students for Environmental Action will be showing two films from 8 to 10 p.m. in 111 Mergenthaler — Kilowatt Ours on Wednesday, Oct. 18, and Earth to America on Thursday, Oct. 19.


Newt Gingrich to speak Wednesday at MSE Symposium

Newt Gingrich, longtime Republican politician and speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives during the Bill Clinton administration, is set to speak on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium. The series' theme is Finding Our Voice: The Role of America's Youth.

Gingrich's talk, "Living in the Age of Transformation," will begin at 8 p.m. in Homewood's Shriver Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.


Bayview celebrates its renamed and renovated cancer center

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center will hold an open house and community fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, to celebrate the grand opening of its renovated and newly renamed cancer facility. The event features tours of the center, free health information and screenings, activities for children, refreshments and a D.J.

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Hopkins Bayview, located on the garden level of the John R. Burton Pavilion, combines the latest advances in prevention, diagnosis, research and treatment of cancer with compassionate patient care. The center is equipped to treat many types of cancer, with a focus on lung, esophageal and neurological cancers.

The facility is part of the internationally recognized Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins on the East Baltimore medical campus.

"Our new facility will allow us to capitalize on the resources and strengths of both institutions. As a result, a number of things can happen," said Gary R. Shapiro, chairman of Oncology at Bayview. One example is geriatric oncology, the center's flagship program, which draws on the expertise of specially trained Bayview oncologists and takes advantage of the medical center's vast resources in geriatric medicine.


SPSBE hosts creative director of Dove advertising campaign

SPSBE's upcoming William and Katherine Ginder Lecture will feature Maureen Shirreff, Ogilvy & Mather's creative director behind the much-talked-about Dove advertising campaign called "Real Beauty," which features women of different shapes, sizes and ages.

The Dove campaign, which received the 2006 EFFIE award for the year's most effective marketing communications, has sparked widespread discussion of our culture's stereotypes of beauty, including coverage on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show and CNN.

In a talk titled "True Colors: How Dove Came to Own a Cultural Debate," Shirreff will discuss the campaign and its impact. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Downtown Center. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Felipe Luciano is keynote speaker for Latino Heritage Month

Felipe Luciano, founder and chairman of the Young Lords Party and an Emmy-winning journalist, will be the keynote speaker for Latino Heritage Month, sponsored on the Homewood campus by Organizacion Latina Estudiantil. His talk is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in 110 Hodson.

Luciano was the first Puerto Rican news anchor for WNBC in New York, later moving to CBS and Fox. He also is one of the founders of the rap/hip hop movement, having performed in the 1960s as a member of the Original Last Poets.

OLE wraps up its celebration with a Cultural Block Party, set for noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at the Mattin Center, and Latino Fest, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, in the Glass Pavilion.


Prime minister of Croatia to give address this week at SAIS

Ivo Sanader, the prime minister of Croatia, will speak in SAIS' Nitze Building on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 18, at a forum sponsored by the SAIS Center on Politics and Foreign Relations and the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations.

Sanader's topic is "Croatia: An Engine for Change — EU, U.S., NATO and the War on Terror." Admission to the 8:45 a.m. event is by invitation only.


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