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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 28, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 19
In Brief


Student videographers wanted; no equipment necessary

The Whiting School of Engineering is hosting its first video competition, with the winners receiving some reward — and perhaps some renown. More than $1,200 in cash prizes will be awarded, and the best videos will be used to promote Hopkins Engineering online via JHU Web sites and YouTube. Video equipment can be borrowed from the Digital Media Center.

Students — and teams of students — are invited to create 2- to 3-minute videos about engineering at Johns Hopkins, and the competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students in the schools of Engineering and Arts and Sciences.

While students may choose any genre they wish (music video, documentary, mystery, animation, etc.), topics must be selected from one of the four following themes:

  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
  • A Day in the Life
  • A New Discovery
  • How It Works
  • The deadline for submissions is noon on Monday, Feb. 25. For more information about the competition, go to


    Public Health hosts program on forced child marriages

    Maria Hinojosa, host of PBS NOW, the weekly newsmagazine, will be on hand this week for a partial screening of Child Brides: Stolen Lives, a documentary about forced child marriages in India, Niger and Guatemala that was produced by the show.

    The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with leading experts on child marriage. The event is sponsored by the International Center for Research on Women and the Bloomberg School's Department of Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health and its Center for Communication Programs.

    Taking part will be Robert Blum (moderator), Michelle Hindin and Jane Bertrand, all of the Bloomberg School; Hinojosa; Wendy Baldwin, Population Council; Gannon Gillespie and Julia Miller, Tostan; and Kathleen Selvaggio and Dan Martin, International Center for Research on Women.

    The event will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Bloomberg School's Sheldon Hall. Seating is limited; RSVP by today, Jan. 28, to Lisa Basalla at [email protected].


    SAIS Canadian Studies program hosts conference

    The SAIS Canadian Studies Program and Franklin Pierce University will this week co-host a daylong conference that will explore the political consequences of variations in regional economic growth in linguistically and ethnically distinct communities.

    Panel sessions in "Managing Economic Variation in Divided Society" will focus on Latin America (9:30 a.m.); Belgium (11 a.m.); Italy, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine (2 p.m.); and Canada (3:30 p.m.).

    The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, in Room 812 of the Rome Building. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to [email protected] or 202-663-5714.


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