The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 28, 1998
Sept. 28, 1998
VOL. 28, NO. 5


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

MSE Symposium Announces Changes in Times

MSE Symposium organizers have announced changes in times for several of the remaining speakers, who will be visiting the Homewood campus. With the exception of NOW president Patricia Ireland, who is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight in the Garrett Room of the MSE Library, the remaining speakers will begin at 8 p.m. rather than at 7 p.m., as had been previously announced.

Jerry Springer will speak Thursday, Oct. 22, in Shriver Hall; the Hon. Antonin Scalia is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29, in Bloomberg Auditorium; and Patrick Buchanan and James Carville will appear Thursday, Nov. 5, in Shriver Hall.

Johns Hopkins Medicine to Host Daylong Symposium on Women's Health

Johns Hopkins Medicine will host its fourth annual symposium on women's health and current medical controversies on Saturday, Nov. 21. "A Woman's Journey" will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baltimore Sheraton Inner Harbor.

Forty-four seminars, presented by 55 faculty members from the schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, are expected to draw 1,000 women.

Scheduled topics include "Using Your Memory Better," with neurologist Barry Gordon; "Hot Flash!" with reproductive endocrinologist Howard Zacur; "Caffeine Abuse," with psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths; "Anxiety and Panic Disorders," with psychiatrist Paul McHugh; and "Sexual Desires," with Peter Fagan and Julia Strand.

The cost is $40 per person ($25 for full-time matriculated students with I.D.), including continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 410-955-8660. Registration must be received by Nov. 16.

Business Students Take Second Place in National Competition

Four graduate business students flew to Detroit last week and won second-place honors in the National Black MBA Association Case competition, besting student teams from such business schools as Stanford, Duke, MIT and Georgetown. First place went to the team from UCLA.

Hopkins has sent a team to the competition for the last five years and brought home three second-place finishes and one first place. The annual competition is sponsored by Chrysler Corp. and challenges business students to research a business issue or problem and then personally present their report to a panel of judges.

This year's successful Hopkins team--Ronicsa Chambers, Stephan Jackson, John Williams and Michael Christian--spent more than a month researching and preparing their presentation, which examined issues relating to this year's merger of Daimler-Benz AG with Chrysler, said James Calvin, assistant professor of management in the business program in the School of Continuing Studies.

Kids Helping Hopkins Program Gets Under Way

More than 70 Maryland schools had representatives on hand Sept. 23 when the fourth annual Kids Helping Hopkins event--which encourages students to get involved in community service projects benefiting the Johns Hopkins Children's Center--got under way.

The 1998 Children's Champion award was presented to Alyse Gettings, a third-grader from Lutherville Elementary School, who took part in a year-round service project that raised money and collected supplies for the Children's Center. In addition to working with other students to sell homemade crafts to raise funds, Gettings collected money and bought the Children's Center a new VCR and then went door to door to collect videotapes.

Attending the kickoff were the Children's Center's Charles Paidas, director of pediatric trauma, and chairman George Dover, who presented the Children's Champion award.

The educational program sponsored by the Children's Center is embraced by more than 200 schools in Maryland.