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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 20, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 8
In Brief

Blue Jays gridiron squad gets season off to a fast start

At press time on Friday, the Blue Jays football team was preparing for its nighttime match-up against Gettysburg and looking for a victory that would give it a 7-0 start — a record that hadn't been seen since 1892.

The Jays — 15th-ranked last week in NCAA Division III — were heading into the game 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Centennial Conference. The Gettysburg Bullets were 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Centennial.

For results of the game and the latest standings, go to and click on "Blue Jay Sports" at the top of the page.


Orchestral piece by Peabody composer is competition finalist

"Rainbow Body," an orchestral work by Peabody composition faculty member Christopher Theofanidis, is in the finals of the Masterprize Competition in England, the largest competition for new music in the world.

The recording of "Rainbow Body" with the Atlanta Symphony, conducted by Robert Spano, on TELARC has been distributed through Gramophone and Classic FM magazines to more than 100,000 people. The prize is 45 percent determined by a popular vote by the readers of these magazines or through the Web site

The competition culminates in a performance of the six finalists' works by the London Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 30 at the Barbican Centre in London, and the final prize will be announced that evening. The competition will be broadcast in real time over the Web.

Earlier this year, the American Ballet Theatre gave the first performance of Theofanidis' ballet Artemis at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and his Viola Concerto was first heard at the Kronberg Academy in Frankfurt, with the composer conducting the Moscow Soloists.


Homewood festival promotes breast health for young women

The Johns Hopkins Breast Center and alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority are teaming up during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to present Breastival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus.

The event will promote breast health among young women and will provide tips for breast cancer prevention and information on innovations in breast reconstruction techniques, all presented by Johns Hopkins specialists. The last Breastival, in April 2001, attracted more than 1,000 people.

Visitors will engage in hands-on activities and have their questions answered by experts in the field. There will be free food and games, as well as raffles with prizes.

An Asian-American sorority, alpha Kappa Delta Phi promotes scholarship, leadership and cultural awareness in the university and the community. For more information about the event, contact Hyojin Jenny Hwang at 410-243-8945.


International security expert James Dobbins speaks at SAIS

James Dobbins, director of RAND's International Security and Defense Policy Center, will be the speaker at this week's inaugural event of the SAIS Political Economy Lecture Series on Nation-Building.

Dobbins' talk, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, is titled "America's Role in Nation-Building: Germany to Iraq." A veteran diplomat, Dobbins most recently served as the Bush administration's special envoy for Afghanistan.

Francis Fukuyama, SAIS dean of faculty and Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, will moderate the discussion.

The event will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of the Nitze Building. To reserve a place, non-SAIS affiliates should e-mail or call 202-663-5650.


Francis Poulenc Trio to perform in Wed. Noon Series

The Francis Poulenc Trio — American bassoonist Bryan Young, Russian pianist Irina Lande and Russian oboist Vladimir Lande — will perform The Best Things Come in Threes at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus.

Named for the early 20th-century French composer, the group is recognized for the manner in which it combines 21st-century vibrancy and the best of European instrumental tradition.

This performance is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by the university's Office of Special Events and is co-sponsored by the Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust. For more information, call 410-516-7157.


Highlights of JHU Press' 125 years on display at MSEL

The first academic journal published by the first university press in the United States is among the artifacts on display as part of an exhibit celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins University Press.

The American Journal of Mathematics, published by the Press in 1878, is part of the exhibit that runs through January 2004 in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus. Also in the exhibit are examples of digital publishing and even a functional model of a human skeleton that the Press manufactured and "published" in 1961.

Today JHU Press is one of the world's largest university presses, publishing 58 scholarly journals and more than 200 new books each year. Through Project MUSE, a collaboration with the MSE Library, the Press is a leading online provider of scholarly journals, bringing more than 250 periodicals to the desktops of 9 million students, scholars and others worldwide.


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