Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 1, 1996

In Brief

APL conference looks at low-cost space missions

     The Applied Physics Laboratory will host an international
conference from April 16 to 19 on the latest developments in
low-cost planetary missions. 

     The conference, sponsored by the International Academy of
Astronautics, will bring together more than 300 researchers,
mission planners, scientists and administrators from around the
world to share information about current planetary exploration
programs, probe new concepts and encourage international
cooperation in mission planning. 

     Stamatios M. Krimigis, conference co-chairman and head of
APL's Space Department, says the laboratory's recent launch of
the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft proves that
important planetary exploration can be accomplished on a low-cost
basis. "NEAR, as the first launch in NASA's Discovery Program, is
charting a new course," Krimigis said. "It's an icon for what
future space programs need to be in light of shrinking budgets."

AsianFest 1996 begins this week at Homewood

     The theme of AsianFest 1996 is "The Many Voices of Unity."
The event, sponsored annually by the university's Inter-Asian
Council, celebrates Asian heritage and increases awareness of the
Asian American man and woman. 

     Scheduled events for the celebration, which runs April 8
through 12, include:

Monday, April 8
3:30 p.m.--
     Opening ceremony and welcome with Michael Lin, president, 
     Organization of Chinese Americans
     Clipper Room/Shriver Hall

7 p.m.--
     Movie and Game Night 

Tuesday, April 9
8:30 p.m.--
     Inter-Asian Council General Assembly 
     Glass Pavilion

Wednesday, April 10
     Martial Arts Presentation
     Glass Pavilion

8 p.m.--
     Discussion with Karen Narasaki, director, Asian American 
     Legal Consortium
     Glass Pavilion

Thursday, April 11
8 p.m.--
     AsianFest 1996 Hoppy Hour

Friday, April 12    
     Bazaar and Ethnic Exhibition
     Great Hall/Levering Hall

8 p.m.--
     Performance by "hereandnow" Asian American Theater Troupe
     Shriver Hall

10:30 p.m.--
     Lamda Phi Epsilon Charity Ball--"Transfusion"
     (Proceeds to Minority Bone Marrow Donor Program)
     Uncle Lee's Szechuan Restaurant, $7 in advance/$9 at the

Student groups schedule black film/video festival

     The Black Graduate Student Association and the Black Student
Union will present the first "US" Black Film and Video Festival
April 4 through 6 on the Homewood campus. The organizers' goal is
to bring together through film and video members of the Hopkins
community and those who live in surrounding neighborhoods.

     "We chose to call our event "US" because we believe it
stands for the many ideas and issues that come to mind when we
think of black film and video," said one of the festival's
organizers, Cherokee Dunkley. "We believe the term suggests a
community that is constantly growing, changing and reinventing
itself. "US" incorporates all of our diversity. We believe film
and video is an important medium that influences how we become
who "we" are."

     The schedule of films and video productions is included in
the "Calendar" section. For more information, call the Film and
Media Studies Program at (410) 516-7650.

WJHU to feature locals on weekly commentaries

     WJHU-FM will add its local signature to the National Public
Radio program All Things Considered, when it begins a five-minute
weekly broadcast of commentaries by Baltimoreans from all walks
of life talking about a variety of subjects.

     The commentaries will be produced by Tom Olson, local host
of NPR's Morning Edition, and Lisa Callahan, local host of All
Things Considered. The commentators will present local views on
our community and on the world.

     The commentaries will air Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., beginning
April 4.

Broadway Garage closing for planned power outage

     The Broadway Garage will be closed from 3:30 p.m. on Friday,
April 5, until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8, for a scheduled
power outage. All vehicles must be removed from the garage by 7
a.m. on Saturday, April 6, when the power, and consequently the
lights, throughout the garage will be turned off. Garage
management requests those who use the lot to follow the following

     1. Evening shift nurses should park in the Rutland Garage on
Friday evening, April 5, through Monday morning, April 8.

     2. All employees should park in the Rutland Garage on Friday
after 3:30 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday.

     3. Patients and visitors wil be directed to the Wolfe Street
lot, the Rutland Garage or the 550 lot. The 550 lot will be
staffed on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. only.
Gates will be raised after 8 p.m. 

     Shuttle service to and from the 550 lot and the hospital
will be provided from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Parking and security staff will be available. Questions should be
directed to Robert Brittingham at (410)614-1452.

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