Brody's anniversary address postponed by weather
A steady snowfall that began blanketing the Homewood campus around noon on Feb. 22 caused university officials to postpone President William R. Brody's 125th Anniversary Address, which was scheduled for 4 p.m. that afternoon.
Hundreds of attendees had been expected to arrive by car from all campuses, prompting the decision.
A new date for the address, "The Quantum Physics Model of the University," is expected to be announced soon.
New series to focus on Baltimore's great architects
B. Henry Latrobe, architect of important Baltimore works including the Basilica and the Washington Monument, will be the inaugural subject of a new series of lectures focusing on the great architects who created the city's earliest landmarks.
Homewood House is presenting the planned annual series on the city's important historic landmarks, which were contemporary to the historic house museum; this year's series is co-sponsored by the Krieger School's History of Art Department and is underwritten by the Wright Family Foundation.
Charles E. Brownell, professor of art history at Virginia Commonwealth University and co-editor of Latrobe's View of America, 1795-1820 and The Architectural Drawings of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, will give lectures on April 19, May 3 and May 17, each beginning at 6 p.m. in the lecture hall of AMR 2 and followed by a reception in the wine cellar of Homewood House.
Admission is free to Homewood House members, $7 for JHU affiliates, AIA and ASID members and $10 to the general public. To reserve a space, call 410-516-8639.
Hopkins Symphony will present multimedia concert
Picture This"--and listen to it as well. On Saturday, March 3, the Hopkins Symphony Orchesta will present a program of music inspired by painting and photography. Baltimore-born composer James Grant's Waltz for saxophone and strings, with David Stambler on the alto saxophone, will open the program, followed by the world premiere of Grant's Symphonic Poem no. 1: Release, inspired by Lifelines, a set of platinum prints by Baltimore-born photographer Elizabeth Siegfried. Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition will be accompanied by slides of artworks by Victor Hartmann.
Grant will give a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m., and Siegfried will sign books during intermission. The 8 p.m. concert, under the direction of Jed Gaylin, is at Homewood's Shriver Hall. Admission is $7; $6 for seniors and students (JHU free with student I.D.).
SOM professor to help lead space research team
Artin A. Shoukas, professor of biomedical engineering and physiology at the School of Medicine and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Cardiovascular Mechanics Center, has been named associate team leader for the Cardiovascular Alterations Team of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.
The team's research investigates how space flight affects the heart and circulatory system. A test devised by this team is already cleared by the FDA for use in identifying persons at risk of sudden death from heart rhythm disturbances.
A consortium of 12 research institutions, the NSBRI focuses on research to pave the way for human exploration of space.