The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 8, 2001
October 8, 2001
VOL. 31, NO. 6


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Radio One, Hopkins fight breast cancer in honor of Bea Gaddy

Two popular Radio One stations, Magic 95.9 FM and Spirit 1400 AM, will join Hopkins on the JHMI campus on Wednesday, Oct. 10, for a day honoring Bea Gaddy, who died last week from breast cancer.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., under the awning next to the Grille in the Outpatient Center, DJs broadcasting live will interview Hopkins oncology clinicians. Upstairs, the Johns Hopkins Breast Center will be offering free clinical breast exams conducted by nurse practitioners on a walk-in basis. The event is sponsored by the JHH Oncology Center and JHHS Community Services Department.

Free pizza party for all WSE faculty, staff and students

The Whiting School of Engineering will host its annual pizza party on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Homewood's Glass Pavilion. All Whiting faculty, staff and students are invited for pizza, soda and desserts. The party is free, but tickets are required; they can be picked up in 120 New Engineering Building. For more details, write to or call 410-516-2343.

Folk singers Fink and Marxer to perform at Wed. Noon Series

Three-time Grammy-nominated folk duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer will give a concert, "Celebrating Folk Tradition," at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus.

Fink and Marxer draw on traditional and contemporary folk, country, swing and world music--on topics from love to labor songs, history to today's news, and comedy about middle age and parenting--and accompany themselves on acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, steel drums, penny whistle and percussion instruments.

This concert is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by the Office of Special Events. It is free and open to the public.

NPR's Diane Rehm to be keynote speaker at 'A Woman's Journey'

National Public Radio talk show host Diane Rehm will give the keynote address at JHM's seventh annual symposium on women's health and new medical advances. A Woman's Journey will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. More than 1,000 attendees from 15 states are expected.

Rehm, author of the recent autobiography Finding My Voice, will discuss her road to healing herself after a painful childhood and struggle to diagnose a disease that threatened her career. She ultimately was diagnosed and treated at Hopkins for spasmodic dysphonia, a voice disorder.

Faculty members will give 32 seminars on topics ranging from libido in mid-life and sibling rivalry to mother-daughter relationships and what happens when you turn 40.

The conference cost is $55 per person (organizational group discount is available), which includes continental breakfast, lunch with the faculty and a free booklet, "What To Eat for a Long and Health Life." Continuing education units are pending for health care professionals. To register, call 410-955-8660, e-mail or go online to

18th annual World Food Day teleconference set for Oct. 16

The 18th annual World Food Day teleconference, sponsored at Johns Hopkins by the Center for a Livable Future and others, will be broadcast on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to room 2030 in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Weinche Barthe Eide from the University of Oslo, Norway, will address the question "World Food System: Serving All or Serving Some?" Her talk, from noon to 1 p.m., will be followed by call-in questions.

Continuing education credits for dietitians, social service professionals and clergy will be offered. For information about the event at Hopkins, contact the Center for a Livable Future at

Historian Howard Zinn to speak Thursday at MSE Symposium

Historian Howard Zinn will come to Homewood's Shriver Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11, to address "A People's History of American Politics" for the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium. Zinn will examine the relevance and influence of the forces of money, the media and political ideology and how the nation will respond to these challenges to its democracy. The talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m.

SPSBE's Downtown Center receives AIA design award

The Downtown Center, home of SPSBE's Graduate Division of Business and Management, has received a design award from the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The building, located at Charles and Fayette streets, was designed by Ziger/Snead LLP and features a 210-foot-long news ticker that animates the Baltimore streetscape.

Recent blood drive at Homewood draws record number of donors

For the first time ever, all appointments to donate blood were booked 10 days in advance, and, in addition, about 150 walk-ins came to donate blood when a drive was held Sept. 24 and 25 at Homewood. Among the group were 50 first-time donors.