The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 26, 1999
Apr. 26, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 32


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Homewood House has talk on Riversdale old masters collection

The Homewood House Museum on the Homewood campus will offer a glimpse of one family's extraordinary collection of priceless art in a slide lecture titled "The Collection of Old World Paintings at Riversdale Plantation in the Stier-Peeters Family," at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19. The lecture will be given by art historian Susan G. Pearl.

Pearl has done extensive research into the art collection, which was originally brought from Flanders, Belgium, around the time of the French Revolution by the Stier family, descendants of Peter Paul Rubens. The family, who brought their collection of Rubens, Antony Van Dyck and David Teniers paintings to this country for safe keeping, settled at Riversdale, in Prince George's County, Md. During the slide lecture, Pearl will point out a Van Dyck study for Rinaldo and Armida, a masterpiece in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Admission is free to Hopkins staff and students and Homewood members; $2 for the public. For reservations, call 410-516-5589.

MPH program to host public health symposium

Public health professionals will convene at the School of Public Health next week for the second annual Hopkins Public Health Symposium.

The two-day event is sponsored by the master of public health program. Practitioners from local, state, federal and international health agencies will participate in a panel discussion during the plenary session, to be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 7. Alfred Sommer, dean of the school, will moderate the event. The topic will be "Bridging Theory and Practice in Public Health."

On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the symposium will feature juried presentations by approximately 140 MPH degree candidates. Attendees will be able to follow concurrent sessions in HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases, epidemiology, maternal and child health/reproductive health, health policy, community-based health, public mental health, cancer, injuries and environmental health.

The symposium is open to students, staff, faculty and alumni of the School of Public Health; other members of the Hopkins community; and local and regional public health practitioners. Interested parties should contact Edward Bunker at 410-955-1291.

'Goldmanfest' celebrates math sciences professor

Alan Goldman, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the School of Engineering, will be honored by his colleagues on Friday, April 30, on the occasion of his retirement from full-time status. Goldman is an expert in operations research--the use of mathematics to improve decisions on the design of complex systems--whose favorite application areas include facility siting, transportation systems and mathematical game theory. Appropriately, the event--called "Goldmanfest"--will feature not only lectures by four former students but a performance of "Mathemagics: The Art of Mental Calculation," by Art Benjamin, who has appeared on Today and other television shows.

The event will take place from 12:15 to 6 p.m. in 110 Maryland Hall. The entire Hopkins community is invited.

Second retail tenant signs on for Hopkins Square

Record & Tape Traders, a music store with 10 outlets in the Baltimore region, has signed a five-year lease for 2,500 square feet at Hopkins Square, the retail space in the Hopkins-owned Homewood Apartments building.

The music store, which sells new and used CDs, vinyl and tapes, will be located next to Xando, the coffee and cocktail bar that opened in December.

Kevin Stander, president and co-owner of Record & Tape Traders, said that he expects to open at the Charles Village location in the summer. The store will carry about 20,000 titles and will employ about 10 people, both full- and part-time.

Currently, locations in Towson and Catonsville are Record & Tape Traders' highest sales-producers. Stander says he expects the Hopkins Square store to join that group.

Hopkins Square's 30,000-square-foot retail space is being managed by the Cordish Company.