Maryland's competitive edge is subject of April 26
In recent months, Johns Hopkins and President William R. Brody have
been at the forefront of a national effort to gather
consensus on the steps necessary to maintain U.S.
competitiveness in the world economy, including support for
basic research, in an increasingly technology-driven
Next week, the issue will be examined close to home,
when Johns Hopkins co-sponsors a conference focusing on the
"Protecting Maryland's Competitive Edge" will be held
from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, at the
University of Maryland, College Park. Basic research,
emerging technologies, and math and science education are
just a few of the topics on the agenda, which will be
addressed in six concurrent panel discussions. Provost
Steven Knapp will moderate the panel on Higher
Education--Recruitment and Retention of the Best and
Brightest Students, Scientists and Engineers; and Vice
Provost for Research Ted Poehler is a panelist on
Commitment to Long-term Research.
For more information and to register for the
conference, go to
Brody, Miller issue statement on Klinger Advanced
President William R. Brody
and Edward D. Miller, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins
Medicine, last week issued a statement to provide the Johns
Hopkins community and others with background on and recent
developments in the relationship between JHM and Klinger
Advanced Aesthetics. The statement can be found at
35th annual Spring Fair opens Friday on Homewood
It's all fun and games when Spring Fair takes over the
Homewood campus for its three-day run, April 21 to 23. The
35th annual student-run event — featuring food and
crafts vendors, carnival rides and inflatable games, live
entertainment and a children's section — is open from
noon to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday
and Sunday. Free parking and shuttle service are available
at Johns Hopkins at Eastern. The show goes on, rain or
shine. For more details, go to
www.jhuspringfair.com or call 410-516-7692.
Free Health Fair set for Saturday in Waverly
The Community Care Initiative, started 11 years ago by
medical students from Johns Hopkins and the University of
Maryland, takes its Health Fair to the streets of Waverly
Free health screenings and information on a range of
topics from heart disease, sexual health and asthma to
health resources in Baltimore City will be available from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 (rain date, April 29),
on 32nd Street between Barclay and Abell.
The JHU health professions schools and the Alumni
Association are among the sponsors.
Bassist/composer Reid to perform with Peabody jazz
Jazz bassist and composer Rufus Reid will be
performing as a guest artist for two nights this week as
part of the series Peabody Explores ... The Art of
Improvisation. Reid will perform original music and
arrangements with Peabody jazz bassists and small student
groups at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, and with the
Peabody Jazz orchestra, under the direction of faculty
artist Michael Formanek, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21.
Both events take place in East Hall.
A prolific bassist whose name appears on countless
hard bop, bebop, swing and even some pop sessions, Reid has
played with such jazz notables as Buddy Montgomery, Sonny
Stitt, James Moody, Milt Jackson, Curtis Fuller, Dizzy
Gillespie, Kenny Dorham, Dexter Gordon, Nancy Wilson and
Tickets are $18, $10 seniors, $8 students with ID and
are available through the Peabody Box Office at
410-659-8100, ext. 2.
Foreign Affairs Symposium looks at Turkey's role in the
"Remaking Europe: Turkey's role in the EU" is the
title of a discussion scheduled for this week as part of
the Foreign Affairs Symposium on the
Homewood campus. Panelists are Erik Jones, professor of
European studies at the SAIS Bologna Center; Sabri Sayari,
professor of international studies at Sabanci University in
Turkey; and Sylvie Goulard, professor of European studies
at Sciences Po in Paris.
The event begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, in
Levering's Glass Pavilion.
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