Former Federal Reserve chair Paul Volcker to give IPS
Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker will
speak on Wednesday, April 18, as part of the Johns Hopkins
Institute for Policy Studies' Revitalizing Government
Service lecture series. Volcker, who chaired the 2002
National Commission on the Public Service, will discuss the
challenges and opportunities of government service.
Sandee Newman, IPS director, says the lecture series,
which was launched last fall, seeks to raise awareness
among students about the importance of government service
by showcasing distinguished leaders.
"Paul Volcker has been one of the most influential
public servants of the last half century," Newman said.
"I'm hopeful that his talk will inspire others to follow
The lecture will be held in the Eisenhower Room of the
Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood campus. For more information,
call 410-516-4186 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pop art prints to be displayed at Homewood's Mattin
An exhibition of eight pop art prints from the
collection of Morton and Toby Mower are on display through
Monday, April 30, on the first floor of the F. Ross Jones
Building of Homewood's Mattin Center. Exhibition hours are
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
The works by artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and
Keith Haring span nearly 40 years. The earliest piece is a
rare 1951 lithograph by Lichtenstein titled Hunter and Dog.
Two of the Warhol Hamburger prints were screened onto
primed, stretched canvases by the artist in 1986. Icon, a
heraldic silk-screen print of a barking dog, was made by
Haring in 1990, shortly before his death at age 31.
The Mowers are Johns Hopkins alumni and Baltimore
residents. Morton Mower, who earned a bachelor's degree
from the School of Arts and Sciences in 1955, is a
cardiologist and co-inventor of the implantable
defibrillator. He was a faculty member at the School of
Medicine early in his career. Toby Mower earned her nursing
degree in 1976 from what was then the Evening College.
Peabody Jazz concert features Charles Mingus
A performance by the Peabody Jazz Orchestra on
Saturday, April 21, will feature the music of the late
Charles Mingus in celebration of the 85th anniversary of
his birth. Included in this concert, under the direction of
faculty artist Michael Formanek, are Mingus' works arranged
by Ronnie Cuber, Sy Johnson, Steve Slagle and Jack Walrath,
including "Nostalgia in Times Square," "Ecclusiastics,"
"Gunslinging Bird," "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" and
"Boogie Stop Shuffle."
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in East Hall.
Tickets are $18, $10 for seniors, $8 for students with ID
and are available through the Peabody Box Office at
410-659-8100, ext. 2.
A free informal concert at Maestro's Cafe Annex, 11
Centre St., will precede the concert from 4 to 6 p.m. The
program includes tunes featuring two Peabody vocalists, as
well as smaller jazz groups playing Mingus' music.
Daylong Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Conference set for April
The inaugural Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Conference will
be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20, in the
Great Hall of Levering Hall, Homewood campus, and is
co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Social Concern
and the Naval Academy Midshipman Action Group. The theme of
the conference is Serving the Community, Serving the
Organizers describe the event as an "opportunity for
students and staff to network, learn about other volunteer
programs in the region and collaborate on community service
The conference includes a keynote address at 10 a.m.
by Del. Maggie McIntosh of Baltimore's 43rd District and a
panel discussion at 10:45 a.m. on "Identifying Needs in
Communities," featuring Matthew Crenson, chairman of the
Johns Hopkins Political Science Department; Bishop Douglas
Miles of the Koinonia Baptist Church and Baltimoreans
United for Leadership Development, known as BUILD; Leigh
Fernald, community schools partner of the Greater Homewood
Community Corp.; and 2001 JHU alumnus Wes Moore, special
assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, White
House fellow and Rhodes Scholar. Breakout sessions are also
Registration and more information can be found on the
conference Web site at
SAIS to host one-day Middle East human rights conference
SAIS will hold a one-day human rights conference,
"Middle East Agenda for Reform: Challenges and
Opportunities," from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April
18. Hosted by the SAIS Protection Project, it will feature
keynote remarks by Samir Shakir Sumaida'ie, ambassador of
Iraq to the United States, and Naser Al Belooshi,
ambassador of Bahrain to the United States, on the topic of
"Indicators for Reform in the Middle East."
The conference is intended to provide an in-depth
analysis of human rights in the Middle East in order to
promote a fuller observance of those rights in a just and
balanced manner and formulate specific action plans to be
taken up by the countries involved. Experts from
government, NGOs, international organizations, news
organizations and academia will speak throughout the day;
for a complete agenda, go to
www.protectionproject.org (Upcoming Events section).
The conference will be held in the Nitze Building's
Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to
JHU Press hosts 'Beyond the Blog: Scholarship on the
The JHU Press will sponsor a talk on the future of
scholarly communication on the Internet from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
on Thursday, April 19, in 3 Shaffer Hall, Homewood campus.
The program, titled "Beyond the Blog: Scholarship on
the Semantic Web," will explore the technology behind new
tools such as Smart Wiki, new authorship opportunities, the
evolution of peer review and the impact of these
developments on scholarly communication and university
The program begins with an overview of "Wiki for
Professionals" by Albert Mons, chief executive officer of
Knewco, a company developing advanced management tools for
supporting scientific discovery and information. Ronald G.
Walters, professor of history at Johns Hopkins, follows
with "The View from the History Department," a discussion
of how such tools might apply to scholarship in the
humanities and how they might affect teaching, peer review
and scholarly communication. A discussion and question and
answer period will follow. For more information, call
Lebanese finance minister Jihad Azour to speak at
Jihad Azour, Lebanon's minister of finance, will speak
at SAIS at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16. Azour's talk,
titled "Lebanon's Economic Landscape and Government
Medium-Term Reform Program," is hosted by the SAIS
International Economics Program and two student groups, the
Middle East Perspective Club and the Finance Club.
The session will be held in the first-floor auditorium
of the Rome Building. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to
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