The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 26, 1998
Oct. 26, 1998
VOL. 28, NO. 9


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Five JHMI faculty elected to NAS's Institute of Medicine

Five JHMI faculty members have joined the ranks of the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine. The IOM is a prestigious body that brings together national leaders in the fields of health and medicine, social and behavioral sciences, law, administration and economics to develop solutions to a broad range of health policy issues.

The new members are Edward J. Benz Jr., Sir William Osler Professor and director of the Department of Medicine; Henry Brem, professor of neurosurgery, oncology and ophthalmology; Morton F. Goldberg, William H. Wilmer Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the Wilmer Eye Institute; and Donald Price, director of the Division of Neuropathology, all from the School of Medicine; and Martha N. Hill, professor and director of the Center for Nursing Research, School of Nursing.

International Economic Society honors Hanke

Steve H. Hanke, professor of applied economics, has been named a Distinguished Associate by the International Atlantic Economic Society. The honor went to Hanke for outstanding contributions to the field of economics.

The IAEC is a nonprofit association of economists with more than 200 members in 40 countries worldwide. Over the past 30 years, there have been 27 others honored with this award.

Hanke received the award in Boston at the IAEC conference, at which he delivered the William S. Vickrey distinguished address. His talk focused on the fiscal crises that have gripped part of the world economy and why currency boards are a sound economic policy option.

Hanke has helped numerous countries, including Argentina and Bulgaria, establish successful currency board systems, and he co-authored a book on Russian currency reform. Earlier this year, Hanke served as special advisor to President Suharto in Indonesia.

Community Policing Institute gets $912,000

The School of Continuing Studies has been informed that the U.S. Department of Justice is providing $912,000 to carry on the work of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Community Policing Institute.

The policing institute, based at the Homewood campus, consists of 17 law enforcement, community and academic organizations serving a region that includes Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia and several counties in Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The Mid-Atlantic institute is one of 30 such community policing institutes nationwide that grew out of the 1994 crime bill that provided money for 100,000 new police officers on the street. Money was budgeted beginning in 1997 to create and staff regional policing institutes to help train some of these new officers and to support existing law enforcement with training services, said MARCPI director Mark G. Spurrier.

In its first full year of operation, MARCPI provided training to more than 3,400 law enforcement representatives, community members and academics. Among the programs were a conference on gang activity; community policing instruction for community leaders and law enforcement officials; forums for regional law enforcement leaders; and training on coping with community and individual fear.

Partners in the institute include Baltimore City Police, Baltimore County Police, Maryland State Police, Montgomery County Police, Washington Metropolitan Police, Prince George's County Police, and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland.
--Glenn Small

Jazz legend Maynard Ferguson to perform

Jazz legend Maynard Ferguson will bring his distinctive sound--and his Big Bop Nouveau Band--to Shriver Hall, Homewood campus, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Tickets for the concert, presented by the Office of Special Events, are $20, $17 for senior citizens, $12 for full-time students with I.D.

The War of the Worlds' is coming to Homewood

On Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2:15 p.m., Theatre Hopkins will present a special reenactment of the radio drama adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds," originally presented exactly 60 years ago by Orson Wells' Mercury Theatre.

The performance, in the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus, is being offered to members of the Friends of Theatre Hopkins. In addition, the public is invited to a special open rehearsal at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. For reservations, call 410-516-7159 weekdays between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.

In case you missed the original Fab Four...

It's billed as "The No. 1 Beatles Show in the World," and 1964 ... The Tribute has garnered such a following that it now boasts countless Web sites created by fans.

At 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, this tribute band with an uncanny resemblance to the Fab Four will take the stage at Shriver Hall, Homewood campus, for a musical journey back in time. Tickets, which are available at the Student Activities Office in Levering, are $5 ($7 at the door) for students and $8 ($10 at the door) for others.