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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 27, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 5
In Brief


'Something the Lord Made' takes home three Emmy Awards

Something the Lord Made, the HBO Films production chronicling the groundbreaking work and personal relationship of Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon Alfred Blalock and collaborator Vivien Thomas, scored big at the Emmys on Sept. 19, when it was named Outstanding Movie Made for Television. It also picked up two statuettes on Sept. 12, when the Creative Arts portion of the 56 annual Primetime Emmy Awards recognized the film for longform cinematography and single-camera editing.

The movie, much of which was filmed on the Homewood campus, received nine Emmy nominations.


Men's lacrosse team hits field this week in invitational tournament

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team is playing in this year's Seventh Annual Price Modern Lacrosse for Leukemia Fall Invitational. The event will feature 14 of the best Division I lacrosse teams from around the country and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills. Play begins at 10 a.m. and will end around 2 p.m., with each team playing two full games. Tickets are $5.

First played in 1998, the tournament has since raised $650,000 for cancer research in conjunction with the Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and has been voted one of Lacrosse Magazine's "must see events."

Each team plays for a young Baltimore-based leukemia patient who serves as honorary captain for the day. Sponsors of the tournament include Price Modern, WMAR-TV, STX Lacrosse, Legg Mason, Morgan Stanley, Clifton Gunderson LLP, LAX World and Inside Lacrosse.


New Webcam keeps an eye on Charles Commons construction

If you were sitting on the roof of the Bradford Hall Apartments on St. Paul Street, you'd have a bird's-eye view of the ongoing construction for the mixed-use Charles Commons complex, scheduled for a fall 2006 opening. Now you can get the same perspective, thanks to a Web cam parked right there.

To keep an eye on the project, bookmark


Annual Best Dressed Sale gets ready for onslaught of shoppers

Right now, the Carriage House at Evergreen is chockablock with racks of clothing and accessories, most of it "gently worn" and some never worn at all, for women, men and children.

This weekend, in what has become an annual pilgrimage for many, Baltimore's smart shoppers will make their way to what has become the holy grail of bargain shopping: the Best Dressed Sale and Boutique. The four-day shop-a-thon, run by the Women's Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, will benefit the new Children's and Maternal Hospital. Typically, the sale brings in $115,000 to $130,000.

The event takes place Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. A fashion show with light bar and after-hours shopping is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Tickets for the show are $25; call 410-955-9341 for reservations. MasterCard and Visa are accepted.


Friday symposium to explore U.S. and German economies

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics and the Study of Business Enterprise is sponsoring a one-day symposium that will look at the development of the U.S. and German economies, and compare the two.

Lou Galambos, a professor of business history, said the two economies are quite different, but both have been successful over the long-term and have faced serious challenges in recent years. The United States and Germany have both been struggling to reduce welfare costs and to achieve higher levels of productivity. Both have experienced a loss of manufacturing jobs as industry moved to countries with lower costs, but both continue to play leading roles in the global economy.

The symposium, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, will begin at 9 a.m. in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus. For more information, contact Jill Friedman at or 410-516-8363.


Registration open now for more than 50 Odyssey courses

Classes begin in late September and early October for the noncredit Odyssey Program, which this fall offers more than 50 courses.

Among the offerings are the always-popular "mini-med school" in which Johns Hopkins medical faculty look at critical issues in modern medicine. This season's topics include diabetes, prostate cancer and Alzheimer's. An Italian Journey includes a catered reception, and Baltimore Archi- tecture offers a field trip along with lectures.

New courses include Election 2004, Barcelona, the Artist in the Studio, Great German Courts, Slavery in Maryland, Thomas Jefferson, Connoisseurship, Irish Literature and Exploring the English Language. Odyssey also offers programs in environmental studies, aging, foreign languages and creative writing.

Course prices vary. Full-time university faculty, staff and eligible dependents may enroll in most noncredit courses under the terms of the Hopkins Tuition Remission Program. To register, go to or call 410-516-4842.


Sarad maestro Amjad Ali Khan to play at Shriver Hall

Amjad Ali Khan, one of today's greatest players of the sarod, an Indian classical music instrument, will perform at Shriver Hall at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The fund-raising concert is hosted by the JHU chapter of the Association for India's Development.

On the previous evening, Oct. 2, Maryland will honor Khan with the Governor's Citation for outstanding community service. The dinner will be at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia.

Tickets are $100 for the concert and banquet; $50, $35 and $25 for the concert alone. Limited student discounts are available. For tickets, go to or e-mail or call Nirveek at 410-627-7679 or Sachin at 410-215-0964.


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