The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 7, 2000
February 7, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 21


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

MTA offers discounted monthly pass for college students

The Maryland Transit Authority has teamed up with area colleges to offer the College 33 Pass, which costs $33 per month and can take its users everywhere in the area, including to part-time jobs, volunteer commitments, Penn Station and BWI Airport. Good for unlimited travel on local regular MTA bus, light rail and metro subway routes, the College 33 Pass saves 39 percent of the cost of the MTA's monthly pass fare of $54.

The College 33 Pass is available to all full- and part-time students, including staff enrolled in university courses.

It can be purchased on the Homewood campus in the Office of Student Employment and Payroll Services, 17 Merryman, or on the JHMI campus in room 125, School of Medicine Administration Building.

Website showcases Johns Hopkins in the news

What did Jackson James, executive director of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies say on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer about the scandal surrounding former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl? How did the BBC cover a recent story about JHMI research? What did Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tell SAIS students in a recent talk?

These stories and more can be found online at

"Extra! Extra!" summarizes coverage and offers links to newspapers, magazines and other media sources that feature stories about Johns Hopkins or hightlight, in excerpts, our faculty, staff or students. Audio and video links are provided when available.

Hopkins hosts its first Relay for Life in fight against cancer

Would you like to help in the fight against cancer and have fun at the same time? The university will be the location of the American Cancer Society's newest Relay for Life, to be held on Homewood's Garland Field on April 14 and 15 in conjunction with Spring Fair, which is co-sponsor.

A kickoff event is set for this Thursday, Feb. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus.

Relay for Life is an overnight event created to raise funds to fight cancer and to raise awareness of cancer in the community. "It is a celebration of life honoring cancer survivors while remembering those who have lost the battle and also proclaiming hope for a cancer-free future," says Eden Blum, chair of the event. Teams consist of 8 to 15 people who take turns walking or running around the track relay style; teams make a commitment to having one member on the track at all times. During the event, participants camp out and enjoy entertainment, food, games and camaraderie that create a community party atmosphere.

Anyone interested in forming a team, working on the planning committee or volunteering at the event should contact Eden Blum at 410-516-6060 or Cindy Haebler, co-chair, at 410-955-9253. To RSVP for the kickoff event, call 410-933-5144.

Evergreen Carriage House

Aureole, a flute, viola and harp trio specializing in the music of the French Impressionists and the 20th century, will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 3, in the Carriage House at Evergreen, 4545 N. Charles St., as part of the Evergreen Carriage House Concert Series. The program will include pieces by Ravel, Elliott, Debussy and Genzmer.

Flutist Laura Gilbert, violist Mary Hammann and harpist Stacey Shames have performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad and have appeared with or were members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Brandenburg Ensemble and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Their first compact disc received international acclaim and was short-listed for three Grammy nominations.

The Evergreen Carriage House Concert Series is sponsored by the Evergreen House Foundation in honor of its founder, Alice Warder Garrett. Garrett, who lived at Evergreen House from 1920 to 1952, was a patron of the arts who sponsored a string quartet in residence each spring and fall from 1928 to 1942.

Admission to the concert is $10 per person and includes a reception after the performance to meet the artists.

For reservations or more information, call 410-516-0341.

Ethics expert to give annual nursing lecture

The Final Journey: Being with Dying" is the title of an ethics lecture to be given on Tuesday, Feb. 22, by Cindy Rushton, assistant professor in the School of Nursing. The talk is the school's fifth annual Doris Armstrong Leadership Forum, named in honor of the director of nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1970 to 1976. In the lecture series, leaders in the field of nursing speak on the direction of the profession.

An expert on ethical issues in clinical practice, Rushton is internationally known for her work in end-of-life issues. She is a member of the Bioethics Institute at Hopkins and a clinical nurse specialist in ethics at the Children's Center. In 1999 she was chosen as a national Kornfeld Fellow in end-of-life, ethics and palliative care. She is also principal investigator of the Nursing Leadership Consortium on End of Life Care, funded by the Open Society Institute through its Project on Death in America.

The lecture will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Hurd Hall, JHH.

SAIS to host forum on German unification

The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies will host a forum, "The Diplomacy of German Unification: Ten Years Later," on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS, will feature as panelists Robert Zoellick, resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, former State Department undersecretary for economics and senior U.S. negotiator in the "2 Plus 4" talks, and Dieter Kastrup, German ambassador to the United Nations and former senior German negotiator in the "2 Plus 4" talks. The discussion will be moderated by Stephen Szabo, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of European studies.

The forum, open to the public, will be held in the Kenney Auditorium located on the first floor of the Nitze Building.