The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 29, 2002
April 29, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 32


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Spanish President Aznar to speak at SAIS, inaugurate ACES

Jose Maria Aznar, president of the government of Spain and also of the Council of the European Union, will speak at SAIS on Friday. His lecture topic will be "The Present and Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View From Spain."

Aznar also will inaugurate the American Consortium on EU Studies and celebrate its designation by the European Union as the EU Center of Washington, D.C.

ACES is a new five-university partnership between American, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins to generate greater understanding of the European Union in the capital area. SAIS professor Daniel Hamilton is the executive director.

The May 3 event, co-hosted by SAIS and the school's Center for Transatlantic Relations, will be at noon in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates can reserve a place by calling 202-663-5880 or e-mailing

Dunbar Baldwin Hughes presents 'A Raisin in the Sun'

The Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theatre Company's production of the classic drama A Raisin in the Sun will take the stage this week in the Mattin Center's Swirnow Theatre, Homewood campus.

Dunbar Baldwin Hughes produces African and African-American plays, skits, monologues, poetry recitals and creative dance presentations. Its aim is to uplift the student community through exposure to the traditions and experiences of African-Americans, while supplementing the training and exposure of the company's actors.

The cast, most of whom are Hopkins undergraduates, will be directed by Benedict Dorsey, who is associate director of financial aid services at Homewood.

A Raisin in the Sun will be performed at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 2 to 4. Tickets at the door are $5 for the general public, $3 for Johns Hopkins students. For information, call 410-662-8476.

Students give collegiate advice to younger African-Americans

African-American women enrolled at Johns Hopkins and Goucher College shared their college preparation tips with African-American girls from Winston Middle School in Baltimore during the third annual Collegiate Black Female Summit, held on April 27 at Goucher.

The goal of the summit was to identify the issues that may inhibit black women's pursuit of higher education and to provide information and networking opportunities to help overcome those problems.

The day included college and career planning workshops and a panel discussion led by students who are members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The keynote speaker was Patricia Newton, a former member of the Hopkins medical faculty, who promotes the contributions African women have made to society.

The event was sponsored by Hopkins' Center for Social Organization of Schools, the Office of the Dean of Students at Goucher and the Career Connections/Baltimore City Public School System K-16 Consortium.

On Tuesday of this week, college life will be the subject of a discussion between members of the Hopkins Black Student Union and thirty 10th- and 11th-graders from Northern High School in Baltimore. Topics will include how high school and college differ, developing study habits at the collegiate level and the need for more African-Americans to pursue higher education.

'Aviation Week' honors APL researchers and NEAR mission

APL staff members have been honored by Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine for their contributions to the NEAR mission to an asteroid and the resulting advancement of space science.

During a ceremony on April 16 at the National Air & Space Museum, Thomas B. Coughlin, Robert W. Farquhar and the NEAR mission team were inducted as 2001 laureates in the space category. In addition, Stamatios "Tom" M. Krimigis was feted for his contributions to NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto.

The 2001 laureates are chronicled in the April 29 issue of Aviation Week.

'Sun' columnist Reimer to talk at Women's Network lunch

Popular Sun columnist Susan Reimer, who writes about what she calls her "pinball life through the maze of work and kids," will be the speaker at the annual spring luncheon of the Women's Network. Her talk is titled "Not Exactly What I Had in Mind: The Path of One Woman's Life."

The event is scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. on May 17 in the Glass Pavilion at Homewood. Transportation will be provided from APL, Bayview and East Baltimore. The cost is $12, and registration deadline is Wednesday, May 1. To make arrangements, contact your chapter/campus representative: APL,; Columbia,; Bayview:; Homewood,; JHMI,

APL to reveal top inventions of 2001 at April 30 ceremony

The Applied Physics Laboratory will name its top inventions for 2001 and honor 182 researchers during its third annual Invention of the Year awards ceremony at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in the Kossiakoff Center.

APL inventors registered 121 invention disclosures with the Office of Technology Transfer last year, ranging from communications systems to biomedical devices. An independent panel of judges will select the top three APL inventions based on their creativity, novelty and potential benefit to society.