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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 1, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 13
In Brief


Brody one of five new members named to CareFirst board

President William R. Brody has been named to the CareFirst board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2004. The appointments of Brody and four others were announced on Nov. 21 by a nine-member nominating committee appointed in August by Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch.

Prior to becoming president of JHU, Brody was the provost of the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from MIT and his medical degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford.

The other new CareFirst board members are John M Colmers, a program officer for the Milbank Memorial Fund and a former JHU trustee; Michael J. Kelly, a former VP and CEO of Georgetown University and former dean of the University of Maryland Law School; Michael Merson, a senior consultant at Yaffee & Co.; and Clemon H. Wesley, president and CEO of Texcom.

Frederick W. Puddester, executive director of budget and financial planning and analysis at Johns Hopkins, chaired the nominating committee.


SAIS hosts Washington launch of memoir by Robert Rubin

SAIS and the Council on Foreign Relations will host the Washington, D.C., book launch of In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington by Robert E. Rubin. The book was published Nov. 18 by Random House.

The invitation-only event, to be held at 6 p.m. today, Dec. 1, will feature a discussion about the book between Rubin, former Treasury secretary and chairman of the executive committee of Citigroup, and Al Hunt, executive Washington editor of The Wall Street Journal.

The memoir, co-authored by Jacob Weisberg, offers Rubin's analysis of some of the most important events in recent American history and presents his approach to thinking about markets and dealing with the risks of the global economy.

Audio of the discussion will be available Dec. 2 at


Agre, other American Nobel winners meet with Pres. Bush

School of Medicine professor Peter Agre, who received a Nobel Prize in October from the Royal Academy of Sciences, made a trip on Nov. 17 to the Oval Office, where he and the five other 2003 American Nobelists were recognized by President Bush.

Agre was honored for his laboratory's 1991 discovery of "water pores" in cells. He shared this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry with Roderick MacKinnon of Rockefeller University.


Kendel Ehrlich rep announces donation to Cancer Center

On Nov. 24 at the Safeway store in Gateway Village Shopping Center in Annapolis, a representative of Maryland first lady Kendel Ehrlich unveiled this year's donation from Safeway's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. The check for close to $90,000 will support breast cancer research.

During the month of October, Baltimore-area Safeway stores enlisted the help of shoppers to donate $1 or more at checkout stands.

Safeway collected $2.2 million last year during its campaign across the country.


Hopkins taekwondo team wins dual collegiate national titles

The one-year-old Hopkins Olympic taekwondo team brought home 18 medals — six gold, seven silver and five bronze — from the recent National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Championships held in Seattle. The club also earned first place in the overall and novice divisions, making it the No. 1-ranked collegiate taekwondo team in the nation.

H.O.T. competed against more than 200 college teams, among them Texas A&M, Miami, Cornell and MIT.


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