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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 8, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 6
In Brief


Howard Dean, Edward James Olmos added to Milton S. Eisenhower symposium

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and actor Edward James Olmos have been added to the roster of speakers at the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, held each year on the Homewood campus.

Dean will talk on Thursday, Oct. 11, and Olmos on Thursday, Nov. 8. Also speaking this week are Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and actor Danny Glover, on Friday, Oct. 12. All lectures begin at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium.

After seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2004, Dean founded Democracy for America, a group that works to elect fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates to all levels of government. He was elected to his post with the DNC in 2005. Before entering politics, the former Vermont governor practiced internal medicine in Shelburne, Vt.

Actor, producer and director Olmos participates in many humanitarian efforts, including serving as the executive director of the Lives in Hazard Educational Project, a national gang-prevention program funded by the Department of Justice. The HBO film "Walkout," which Olmos directed, will be screened before his talk.


Five Peabody concerts are part of city's Free Fall Baltimore

The Peabody Institute is offering five concerts this month as part of Free Fall Baltimore, a program sponsored by the city's Office of Promotion & the Arts and Mayor Sheila Dixon. Tickets are free, but advanced registration is required through the box office at 410-659-8100, ext. 2. The series began Friday with a performance by the Peabody Concert Orchestra.

Three concerts are on the schedule this week: the Peabody Trio at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Friedberg Concert Hall; the Peabody Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.10, in Friedberg Hall; and the Peabody Jazz Department's first student/faculty collaborative performance, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, in East Hall. The Peabody Jazz Orchestra will present the final concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in East Hall.


Citywide tree-planting initiative kicks off at JH at Eastern

Johns Hopkins at Eastern was the site for Saturday's kickoff of NeighborWatch Month, an effort to add 3,500 trees to neighborhoods throughout Baltimore. The planting of 250 trees at Eastern and the nearby City College campus — in support of the city's TreeBaltimore effort — brought out volunteers from the university along with the Parks & People Foundation, Herring Run Watershed Association and Jones Falls Watershed Association.


ArtUncorked at Evergreen celebrates art, wine and food

Evergreen Museum & Library celebrates art, wine and food with its second artUncorked soiree — Vive la France, Ooh la la! — to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Carriage House.

The event, which benefits the museum's contemporary art programming, complements the exhibition Dufy: The Evergreen Collection and features world-class French wines from influential importer Kermit Lynch, paired by the Wine Source with innovative French foods from local chefs; music by the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet; and a silent auction.

Reservations are limited. Admission is $35, $30 members. Tickets are available at or by phone at 410-516-0341.


'Most trusted stranger' to speak at Charles Commons

Frank Warren, founder of the popular blog, will be hosted by Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins on Tuesday, Oct. 9, for a multimedia presentation and the release of his new book, A Lifetime of Secrets. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in the new Charles Commons Conference Center in Charles Village.

This book is the fourth compilation of what began in 2004 as a "community art project" in which Warren asked strangers to reveal their secrets in anonymous postcards. He now receives thousands each week from around the world.

Warren's collection was an exhibit earlier this year at the American Visionary Art Museum. His April appearance at Barnes & Noble drew 350 students.


Brain experts to teach 200 judges about latest in science

More than a dozen Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty members, fellows and residents, along with brain science experts from around the country, will lead lectures and hands-on courses in Baltimore this weekend for some 200 judges from across the United States.

The National Judges' Science School's sessions on neuroscience and bio-behavioral technologies are designed to give members of the bench facts about human brain development and function, and to equip them to sort out valid scientific claims from those with shaky scientific foundations. They'll hear about neuro-imaging, anti-social personality, brain cell engineering, dementia and stem cell research.

The program is co-sponsored by the School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute and the Judicial Institute of Maryland, and is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Drug Abuse and National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.


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