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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 6, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 24
In Brief


State Department's Boucher to speak about Bush's recent trip

Upon his return from accompanying President Bush to South Asia, Richard Boucher, assistant secretary of state who heads the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, will discuss the main achievements of the president's visit and how those achievements fit into the larger U.S. foreign policy framework.

Boucher will speak at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to the South Asia Studies Program at or 202-663-5722.


JHM recognizes National Patient Safety Awareness Week

With this week designated by the National Patient Safety Foundation as National Patient Safety Awareness Week — an education and awareness-building effort for improving safety at the local level — Johns Hopkins Medicine has scheduled a number of efforts to highlight safety as an organizational priority.

Among them are two Patient Safety Grand Rounds. Lucian Leape of the Harvard School of Public Health will address "When Good Doctors Go Bad" from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, in Hurd Hall, East Baltimore campus. John Gosbee of the National Center for Patient Safety and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will give a talk titled "Hiding in Plain Sight: Patient Safety Design Problems" from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, also in Hurd Hall.

In addition, poster presentations, safety cart unit visits and safety fairs will take place at various times and locations throughout the medical campus.


Fan Zone at Homewood Field debuts at Princeton game

The Fan Zone at Homewood Field debuted on Saturday, prior to the Blue Jay-Princeton lacrosse matchup. The Fan Zone, which will open 90 minutes before each home game, includes interactive lacrosse games, autographs, raffles, face painting, a cartoonist and official JHU lacrosse merchandise. The event is presented by STX.


Director of International Energy Agency to speak at SAIS

Claude Mandil, executive director of the International Energy Agency, will give the next talk in the W.P. Carey Global Leader Lecture Series at SAIS. The IEA, based in Paris, acts as energy policy adviser for its 26 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens.

Mandil will speak at 5:30 tonight, March 6, about "Energy and the Challenge of Global Sustainability." The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to or 202-663-5646.

The W.P. Carey Global Leader Lecture Series was established to bring the best examples of public and private sector leadership to SAIS, where these executives can share with students and faculty their perspectives on leadership and success in the international arena.


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