Kristina Johnson Senate nomination hearing
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
has scheduled a hearing for Thursday,
April 23, to consider the nomination of Kristina M. Johnson
as undersecretary of energy.
President Barack Obama nominated the Johns Hopkins
provost to the post on March 12. If
confirmed, Johnson will be responsible for leading
administration initiatives aimed at promoting energy
efficiency and developing solar and wind power, geothermal
energy, clean car technology and other
forms of renewable, green energy.
Scott Zeger, vice provost for research and a professor
of biostatistics in the School of Public
Health, has been serving as acting provost and senior vice
president for academic affairs since
Johnson's nomination. If she is confirmed and takes office,
Zeger will become interim provost.
JHH ranks among best hospitals in AARP physician
A new survey of U.S. physicians commissioned by AARP
ranks The Johns Hopkins Hospital among
the "most frequently recommended" medical centers for heart
disease, cancer, "mystery diagnoses,"
neurosurgery and ophthalmology. Results of the survey,
conducted by Consumers' Checkbook, a
Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research organization, are
published in AARP magazine's May/June
The ratings are based on 140,000 responses from a
nationwide group of medical doctors
designed to identify to which out-of-town specialty
hospitals they were most likely to send patients
with extremely difficult or complicated medical needs.
The full results from the AARP physician survey are
online at: www.aarpmagazine.org/health/
Author of 'Hubbert's Peak' to speak at
The author of Hubbert's Peak and Beyond
Oil will deliver the Ernst Cloos Memorial Lecture on
Monday, April 13, at Homewood. Ken Deffeyes, a longtime
Shell Oil petroleum engineer and Princeton
faculty member, will speak on "Peak Oil: War, Famine,
Pestilence" at 5 p.m. in 110 Hodson Hall. The
lecture is sponsored by the Morton K. Blaustein
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Attendance is by reservation only; call 410-516-7135.
The Ernst Cloos Memorial Scholars Program was
established in 1975 to commemorate the life
and career of the scientist who served as chair of the
Johns Hopkins Department of Geology from
1951 to 1963, and as a faculty member from 1931 to 1968.
The program allows visiting scholars to
lecture at Johns Hopkins and to spend several days meeting
with faculty and students in Earth and
'Sun' editor to give IPS Press and Public Policy
Monty Cook, editor of The Baltimore Sun, is the
speaker in the Institute for
Policy Studies' Press and Public Policy Seminar set for
Thursday, April 16. His topic is "News and Content First:
Protecting What Matters Most." The talk is scheduled for 4
to 5:30 p.m. in Homewood's Shriver Hall
Cook became editor of The Sun on Jan. 1 during
a turbulent time for American newspapers,
which have been battered economically by the recession and
the migration of readers and advertisers
to the Internet. Before being named to the post, Cook
spearheaded the April 2008 launch of b, a free
daily aimed at young adults.
Theatre Hopkins to stage 'Picasso at the Lapin
In conjunction with its special exhibition A Circus
Family: Picasso to Leger, the Baltimore
Museum of Art will present Theatre
Hopkins actors in a costumed staged reading of Steve
Martin's comedy Picasso at the Lapin Agile on April
17, 18 and 19.
In the piece, Martin imagines a jaunty duel of wits
between the youthful Albert Einstein and
Pablo Picasso at the dawn of the 20th century, set in a
Paris cafe that Picasso featured in an early
The performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday
and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in
the BMA auditorium.
Tickets, $7 to $15 including admission to the Circus
Family exhibition on the day of the event,
can be purchased at the BMA during museum hours (no service
charge), by phone at 800-919-6272 (service charge applies)
or online at
www.artbma.org (service charge applies).
Women's Network Spring Luncheon set for May 1 at
The 22nd Annual Johns Hopkins Women's Network Spring
Luncheon will be held from noon to
1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, in APL's Kossiakoff Center.
Transportation will be provided from the
Bayview, Homewood and East Baltimore campuses.
The speaker will be Marga C. Fripp, president of
Empowered Women International, whose topic
is "Finding the Voice Within: The Journey of a New American
to Empower Women and Transform Lives
Through the Arts." Also in attendance will be international
women artists, with their art for sale.
Admission is $15, and registration is required by
April 24. To register and for more details, go
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