NYSE interim chairman, CEO John Reed to speak at
John Reed, interim chairman and CEO of the New York
Stock Exchange, will speak at SAIS at noon on Wednesday,
Nov. 19, in the Nitze Building. Reed, the former chairman
and CEO of Citicorp, will speak about "Governance and
International Financial Markets: Public Responses to
Corporate Scandal" at this lecture hosted by the SAIS
Center for International Business and Public Policy.
Non-SAIS affiliates must RSVP to 202-663-5648 or
Collegiate press group gives 'News-Letter' its highest
News-Letter, published by Homewood undergraduates,
received a 2003 Pacemaker award on Nov. 8 from the
Associated Collegiate Press at the group's convention in
Judges from The Dallas Morning News selected
this year's winners on the basis of coverage and content,
quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion
page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photography,
art and graphics. There were 23 newspapers selected from
195 entries. Since 1927, the Pacemaker has been the highest
honor ACP gives to its members.
The award honors work produced in the 2002-2003
academic year, when
The News-Letter was led by editors in chief
Jeremiah Crim and Mike Spector, members of the class of
2003 and credited with leading the charge to improve the
content of the student paper. This year's editors in chief
are seniors Ron Demeter and Teresa Matejovsky. Writing Seminars senior lecturer
Tristan Davies and William Smedick, assistant to the dean
of student life, are The News-Letter's advisers.
U.S. space program explored in lecture by JHU Press
Author Howard E. McCurdy will examine NASA's triumphs
and tragedies in his lecture "Faster, Better, Cheaper:
Low-Cost Innovation in the U.S. Space Program," at noon on
Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Homewood's Shriver Hall.
Based on his JHU
Press book by the same name, McCurdy's lecture will
recount the efforts by NASA to save money and improve
mission frequency and performance through 16 missions in
the 1990s. Copies of the book will be available for sale
McCurdy is chair of the Public Administration
Department at American University. An expert on space
policy, he also wrote Inside NASA, which won the
1994 Henry Adams Prize in recognition of an outstanding
publication on the federal government's history, and Space
and the American Imagination.
This event is part of the Wednesday Noon Series
presented by the Office of Special
Events and is co-sponsored by the JHU Press. For more
information, call 410-516-7157.
Community activist Gary Grant to give CLF
Center for a Livable Future on Monday, Nov. 24, will
present "Organizing for Justice: Working for a Livable
Future" with Gary R. Grant, executive director for 22 years
of Concerned Citizens of Tillery, N.C., and recipient of
the CLF Individual Award for Leadership in Environmental
Raised on a family farm in the New Deal community of
Tillery, Grant has devoted his life to redressing
environmental injustice, improving rural life and the
future for African-American farmers, and stewarding the
environment. A progressive community activist, he also is
the founding president of the national Black Farmers and
Agriculturalists Association and the director of the
National Land Loss Fund.
The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the School
of Public Health's Anna Baetjer Room. Registration is
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-502-7578.
Blogs and Internet: Impacting the 2004 presidential
Web logs or "blogs" and the Internet are sparking
discussion in the presidential campaign as candidates such
as Howard Dean use them to generate popular support and to
The topic will be explored in a symposium titled "The
Internet and Political Campaigns — What Impact Will
It Have in 2004?" on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the
university's Bernstein-Offit Building in Washington,
The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is sponsored by
the Communications and Government Programs of the Krieger
School of Arts and Sciences' Advanced
Panelists are Michael B. Cornfield, research director
of the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet
at George Washington University; R. Rebecca Donatelli,
president of Campaign Solutions, who was lead Internet
consultant to the McCain for President campaign in 2000;
Laura Quinn, managing partner at QRS Newmedia and former
deputy chief of staff to Al Gore; and Harrison "Lee"
Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life
Project and an expert at the use of the Internet in
American society and culture.
The discussion will be moderated by Alexis Rice, a
fellow in the Center for the Study of American Government
at the Johns
Hopkins Washington Center and the creator of
No 'Gazette' Thanksgiving week; next issue will be December
The Gazette will not be published next week because of
the Thanksgiving holiday. The next issue of the newspaper
will appear on Monday, Dec. 1. The calendar in today's
issue covers events from Monday, Nov. 17, through Monday,
Dec. 1. To check for late additions, see the JHU online
Rappole, expert on birds of mid-Atlantic, to lecture
Evergreen House will host a luncheon lecture, "Birds of
the Mid-Atlantic Region and Where to Find Them," by noted
ornithologist John H. Rappole from noon to 2 p.m. today,
Nov. 17, in the historic property's Carriage House.
Rappole will talk about the various species of birds
living throughout the range of habitats of the mid-Atlantic
region, and his book, Birds of the Mid-Atlantic Region and
Where to Find Them, will be available from the Evergreen
Museum Shop for purchase and signing.
The cost of the lunch and lecture is $20 and is
co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Call
Joann Willats at 410-516-0341 to make reservations.
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