Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national security adviser, to
speak at SAIS
Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to
President Jimmy Carter, will speak at SAIS this week about
his new book, Second Chance: Three Presidents and the
Crisis of American Superpower.
Brzezinski is currently a professor of American
foreign policy at SAIS and a trustee and counselor in
residence at the Center for Strategic and International
The lecture will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
April 3, in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium.
Non-SAIS affiliates who want to attend should RSVP to
Peabody recordings make their mark on top-seller
musicians have been riding the tops of the sales charts.
The Peabody Wind Ensemble's latest release on the
Naxos label, Collage — A Celebration of the
Peabody Institute's 150th Anniversary, reached the No.
1 spot for the week of March 18-24 on the classical
downloads chart on emusic.com, and finished out the month
of March at No. 4 overall. It also reached the No. 13 spot
on Amazon.com in the new releases classical compilation
Harlan Parker leads the Peabody Wind Ensemble on the
disc, which features music by Glinka, Woolfenden,
Schoenberg, Sousa, Bird and Holsinger. The music was
recorded during the 2005-2006 school year and the CD
released on Feb. 27 of this year.
Riding the iTunes classical album charts at No. 1 over
the March 25 weekend was the Baltimore Symphony's recording
of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring with Marin Alsop and
members of the Peabody Symphony Orchestra.
To hear Alsop discuss this recording in an interview
with Scott Simon on NPR's Weekend Edition, go to:
Visual arts coordinator of city's Artscape to talk at ART
Artscape, now in its 26th year, is America's largest
municipally produced arts festival that remains free and
open to the public. For three days each summer, expanses of
midtown Baltimore are filled with this celebration of the
arts, featuring continuous musical performances by local,
regional and national talent on four outdoor stages, indoor
and outdoor visual arts exhibitions, film, theater, an
artists' market, opera, dance, fashion, street theater and
activities for children. How do they pull this off?
In the last ART Munch of the year, Gary Kachadourian,
the visual arts coordinator for the Baltimore Office of
Promotion and the Arts, will give a behind-the-scenes look
at planning events of this scale. In addition to his work
with Artscape, Kachadourian curates and promotes various
citywide site projects and also manages the city's grant
program for small arts organizations and individual
artists. From 1990 to 2002 he managed the Baltimore Mural
Program. He is also a working visual artist and independent
The event, co-sponsored by
Homewood Arts Programs, Homewood Art Workshops
and the Digital Media
Center, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on
Thursday, April 5, in room 160 of Homewood's Mattin Center.
Attendees are invited to bring their lunch; coffee, tea and
light refreshments will be served.
Health initiative for Latino community holds
Salud, a student-run health initiative for the Latino
community in Baltimore, on Saturday hosted its sixth annual
leadership conference, themed "Our Community, Our Health,
Our Voice." This year's goal was to discuss ways in which
people can efficiently and effectively participate in
volunteering to end health disparities faced by Baltimore's
minority populations. Speakers included Stuart Ray,
associate professor of medicine in the Division of
Infectious Diseases, and A. Quinones-Hinojosa, an assistant
professor of neurosurgical oncology, both from the Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine; and Allan Tibbels, from Habitat
The event was held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the
Mattin Center on the Homewood campus.
Johns Hopkins groups co-sponsoring the conference were
Organizacion Latina Estudantil, Habitat for Humanity,
Hopkins Organization for Pre-Health Education, Lambda
Epsilon Mu-JHU Latino Pre-Med Honor Society and the Black
Homewood Museum announces symposium on Baltimore
Homewood Museum, in cooperation with Hampton National
Historic Site, will present the seventh edition of its
annual symposium on Baltimore's Great Architects from 8:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. In this year's
symposium, titled "The Architecture of Maryland's
Agriculture," five distinguished speakers will address the
architecture of agricultural structures that helped support
the farming operations at early Baltimore's country
The symposium begins at the Merrick Barn on JHU's
Homewood campus with registration and the five
presentations and concludes at Hampton National Historic
Site with guided tours of the estate's mansion and
outbuildings. AIA and ASID members will receive five
AIA/CES (3 HSW) credits for the full program with
registration, which is free for Landmark Society members,
$25 for all other museum members and students, and $30 for
nonmembers. Pre-paid registration is required; walk-in
registration is subject to availability.
For information and registration, call 410-516-5589,
email@example.com or download the symposium
Homewood Museum's 2007 Baltimore's Great Architects
symposium is made possible by a generous gift from Vernon
and Lucy Wright.
Hopkins Energy Action Team plans rally for
The coalition known as the Hopkins Energy Action Team
is organizing a rally on Tuesday, April 3, in support of a
carbon neutrality policy. HEAT is an umbrella group of
30-plus organizations representing Homewood students plus
community members, faculty, staff and the Chesapeake
Climate Action Network.
Organizers of the event, set for 4 p.m. on the Beach,
said they expect a large turnout of supporters, who will
call on the administration to endorse Responsible Energy
Policy 2015, which calls for carbon neutral operations of
the Homewood campus by 2015.
SAIS and AU co-host event on China,
African Studies Program, in cooperation with American
University's School of International Service, will co-host
a two-day conference that will examine the scope of China's
expanding involvement in Africa, the application of
alternative models of aid and development, effects on
governance and security in the region and policy options in
a changing strategic landscape.
The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Friday, April 6, at SAIS and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
on Saturday, April 7, at AU. For a complete agenda and
details, go to
africaconferences.html. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-5676.
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