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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 2, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 28
In Brief


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 Studies.

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 202-663-5636 or


Peabody recordings make their mark on top-seller charts

Peabody 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, and finished out the month of March at No. 4 overall. It also reached the No. 13 spot on in the new releases classical compilation category.

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: story.php?storyId=9041627.


Visual arts coordinator of city's Artscape to talk at ART Munch

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 curator.

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 conference

Programa 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 for Humanity.

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 Student Union.


Homewood Museum announces symposium on Baltimore architects

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 estates.

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, e-mail or download the symposium brochure at

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 Tuesday

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, Africa

The SAIS 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 to or 202-663-5676.


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