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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 22, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 4
In Brief


Pres. Brody, Speaker Pelosi talk about health care on TV show

On Friday, Sept. 26, Maryland Public Television will air another episode of Health Care '08: Search for Solutions, a series of discussions on health care between Johns Hopkins President William R. Brody and political and civic leaders.

Brody's interview with Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will air at 8 p.m.

For more information about the series, and to view previous segments online, go to:


NPR to broadcast from SAIS following presidential debate

SAIS will be the setting for a viewing party and National Public Radio broadcast following the presidential debate on foreign policy scheduled for Friday, Sept. 26.

Michel Martin, the host of NPR's Tell Me More, and Tom Gjelten, NPR's intelligence and national security correspondent, will host the viewing and discussion from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium.

The post-debate dialogue, beginning at 11 p.m., will feature discussion with the SAIS audience and callers from around the country and will be broadcast to NPR member stations nationwide. The event is not open to the public.


JHU Museums to offer free admission on Smithsonian Day

Saturday, Sept. 27, is Smithsonian Museum Day, and Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library will offer free general admission for two (one per household) to the holder of Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Card. The card is available at admission.html.


'Politico' editor to discuss Internet, political journalism

Charles Mahtesian the national politics editor for Politico, will lead a seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, titled "How the Internet Is Changing Political Journalism."

Launched in January 2007 with the goal of covering national politics with enterprise and style, Politico is a Washington-based journalism organization with Internet, newspaper, television and radio outlets. Its Web site,, boasts 7 million unique visitors a month. recently called Politico "the hottest print/online publication of the campaign season."

Mahtesian was formerly editor of The Almanac of American Politics, a biennial publication often known as the "bible of American politics." He also has been a national correspondent for Governing magazine and a reporter for Congressional Quarterly and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including National Public Radio's All Things Considered and C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

The event, a Press and Public Policy Seminar sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, is scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Shriver Board Room, Homewood campus.


Notice to volunteers interested in rebuilding Waverly playground

The Office of WorkLife and Engagement is coordinating a JHU effort to help rebuild the popular Waverly area playground destroyed by fire on Sept. 9.

The 14,000-square-foot playground, owned by the Y of Central Maryland, was built in 2005 by thousands of community volunteers. It stood next to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Center at Stadium Place, across the street from Johns Hopkins@Eastern. Police and fire officials are investigating the fire as arson.

Area residents have vowed to rebuild the playground. Those who want to volunteer for the effort can contact WorkLife at 443-997-7000.


Women's Board's Best-Dressed Sale planned for Oct. 2 to 5

The JHH Women's Board annual Best-Dressed Sale kicks off next week with a Pre-View Shopping Event scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. Admission is $35 at the door but $30 if paid by this Thursday, Sept. 25. The opening event, which will include informal modeling and light refreshments, offers attendees the first chance to buy the new and gently used women's, men's and children's clothing at bargain prices.

The sale, to be held at the Carriage House at Evergreen, continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, when most items will be reduced to half price.

All proceeds benefit patient care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. For more information, call 410-955-9341 or e-mail



In a Sept. 15 story on the National Science Foundation rankings of academic institutions, the figures regarding fiscal 2007 earnings were reported incompletely. The corrected paragraph is as follows:

Research carried out at the university's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Whiting School of Engineering, School of Nursing and Applied Physics Laboratory is supported by funding from both federal and other sources. In fiscal 2007, the university earned $12.8 million from nearly 750 licenses and patents related to research discoveries and inventions made at Johns Hopkins, up from $12.5 million in revenue in fiscal 2006.


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