Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 6, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 6, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 29
In Brief


ABC documentary 'Hopkins' wins prestigious Peabody Award

When the 2008 Peabody Awards for electronic media were announced on April 1, kudos went to ABC News for its Hopkins documentary, which followed doctors, nurses, students and patients involved in gripping life-and-death stories. Said the judges of the cinema verite-style series filmed last spring, "All-access filmmaking in the corridors and operating rooms of a fabled teaching hospital produced human drama of open-heart intensity."

ABC News' earlier six-part documentary on Johns Hopkins, Hopkins 24/7, was honored with a Silver Baton in the 2002 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for outstanding television and radio journalism.

Something the Lord Made, the HBO-told story of two Johns Hopkins medical pioneers in the Jim Crow South — Alfred Blalock, an ambitious white surgeon, and Vivien Thomas, a gifted black lab technician — received a Peabody Award in 2005.

Brian Williams of NBC News will host this year's presentation ceremony, which will be on May 18 in New York.


Former BSO administrator to head Shriver Hall Concert Series

The board of directors of the Shriver Hall Concert Series has named Stephen Jacobsohn executive director of the chamber music and solo recital series, beginning May 15.

Jacobsohn succeeds David Baldwin and will be responsible for the artistic direction and administrative management, promotion and continued growth of the 44-year-old private nonprofit series, whose home is on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

Jacobsohn was most recently manager of artistic administration with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, he was with Jonathan Wentworth Associates, an artists management company, and was performance librarian at the Manhattan School of Music. An accomplished cellist with degrees from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music, Jacobsohn has performed with the Baltimore and Annapolis symphony orchestras, among others.


Homewood students launch JHU chapter of Campus Kitchens

Unused and unserved food from Homewood dining halls and local restaurants now has a place to go: the Campus Kitchen at Johns Hopkins University, whose volunteers will prepare and deliver it to homeless shelters, after-school programs in low-income areas and other places in need of nutritious meals.

The new initiative — part of a national collegiate effort — was launched in a ceremony held on vSaturday, March 28, in University Baptist Church on North Charles Street, where the cooking takes place. Speakers included university President Ronald J. Daniels and Mike Curtin, CEO of the Campus Kitchens Project.

After the kick-off, volunteers prepared pasta primavera, bean salad and fruit salad for Manna House. Students use vans belonging to the university's Center for Social Concern for pickups and deliveries.


SAIS to host forum on Obama administration's Korea policy

A forum titled "The Future of Northeast Asia's Peace and Security: The Obama Administration's Emerging Korea Policy" will be held at SAIS at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 6.

The event, hosted by the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and the National Unification Advisory Council, will feature a keynote address by Han Duk-soo, the Republic of Korea's ambassador to the United States.

Following Han's remarks, there will be a discussion with panelists Don Oberdorfer, chairman of the USKI at SAIS; Jared Genser, president of Freedom Now and partner at law firm DLA Piper; Charles "Jack" Pritchard, president of the Korea Economic Institute; Alan Romberg, distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center; and Joel Wit, USKI visiting scholar and senior research fellow at Columbia University's Weatherhead Institute for East Asian Studies.

The forum will be in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to 202-663-5830 or: rsvp2.html.


Game and ticket details set for Hopkins Night at Camden Yards

Ticket holders at this year's Hopkins Night at Camden Yards will see the Orioles take on the Boston Red Sox, on Saturday, Aug. 1. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The annual event is organized by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs for Johns Hopkins affiliates, their families and friends, with group seating in sections 336, rows N-J, and section 340, rows D-J. Tickets are $15. For a seating chart and other Orioles information, go to:

Tickets can be reserved by sending by U.S. mail a check payable to JHU Orioles for the full cost of the desired number of tickets to JHU Orioles, FSRP, Wyman Park Building, 631-N 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Include name, Johns Hopkins affiliation, daytime phone number, and mailing and e-mail addresses. Tickets will be sent three weeks before the game. Orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment.

For more information, go to: or contact Sondra Ponzi at or 410-516-0338.


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