Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 8, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 8, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 2

In Brief


SAIS to hold forum, lecture related to events of 9/11

On Thursday, Sept. 11, the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, the School of Advanced International Studies will host a forum and a lecture related to those events.

The forum, "Reflections on 9/11: Assessing the Preparedness of Private Business," will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Kenney Auditorium of the Nitze Building. The featured speaker will be Emily Walker, professional staff and family liaison for the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission.

At 5:30 p.m., Clark T. Randt Jr., United States ambassador to the People's Republic of China, will give a talk titled "United States-China Relations: Two Years After 9/11." The event also will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of the Nitze Building. Non-SAIS affiliates should reserve a place for this talk by e-mailing or calling 202-663-5816.


SON's first Dean's Lecture to address nursing's visibility

Martha N. Hill, dean of the School of Nursing, has announced that the school's first Dean's Lecture will feature award-winning journalist Suzanne Gordon. Gordon will present a talk titled "From Silence to Voice: Putting Nursing Center Stage."

The author of five books and more than 250 articles, Gordon writes about health care, nursing and women's issues. Her latest book, From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public, provides guidance to nurses on how to get their message to the media and the public.

Gordon's lecture will cover the public's need to know about nursing, the public health implications of nursing's invisibility, and how nurses can alter perceptions about nursing. It is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the school.


TEDCO and APL renew partnership for technology transfer

The Maryland Technology Development Corp. and APL hosted a technology partnering showcase--Applications for New Communications Technology: Innovation and Imagination--on Sept. 4 at APL's Kossiakoff Center.

At a signing ceremony during the event, tech transfer officials from APL and TEDCO renewed for an additional three years their memorandum of understanding, which helps to increase tech transfer initiatives with APL technology and resources.

The showcase, which was open to businesses and entrepreneurs, featured 13 presentations from APL researchers demonstrating communications technologies--ranging from wireless to fiber optics to quantum computing--that are ready for commercialization. Additional presentations focused on the technology transfer process, including state funding programs and procedures to carry out technology transfer agreements.

Since the inception of a formal technology transfer program in 1999, APL has started nine companies and has signed license agreements with more than 70, nearly half of which are in Maryland.


Student-led Johns Hopkins Marketing Club is formed

In an effort to enhance the experience of students and alumni across disciplines who are interested in various aspects of marketing, two master's degree candidates in SPSBE have started an organization called the Johns Hopkins Marketing Club.

Co-founders Rodrigo Coronel and Vladimir Diaz said the group will offer seminars led by marketing experts and structured visits with executives in major corporations and successful companies. Their goal, they said, is to have an exchange among students, faculty and alumni that will help prepare marketing leaders for the world.

Information about the Marketing Club is available at:


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