Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia, to speak at
Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili, on his first
official visit to the United States, will speak at the
School of Advanced
International Studies at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Saakashvili's lecture topic will be "Georgia After the
Rose Revolution: Rebuilding Democracy and Stability." In
this major policy statement, Saakashvili, who was elected
president on Jan. 4, will explain his proposed solutions to
the many problems facing Georgia and the region.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Robert E. Osgood Professor of
American Foreign Policy at SAIS and former national
security adviser, will introduce the president. The
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute's W.P. Carey Forum at
SAIS and the National Democratic Institute are co-hosting
The lecture will be held in the Nitze Building's
Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates who want to attend
must make a reservation by calling 202-663-7721 or
Hopkins Studio Players to stage 'A Doll House' in
The Hopkins Studio Players and John Astin will present
three performances of A Doll House, directed by
Brandom R. Nielsen, produced by Tarik Najeddine, and
featuring Jessie Gilligan and Loren Dunn.
Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday,
Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 29, at the Mattin
Center's Swirnow Theatre, Homewood campus. Tickets are $5
general admission, $3 students. To reserve tickets, call
410-516-4695 or e-mail
Sports writer Paul McMullen to tell tales of Maryland
Paul McMullen, sports writer for The Sun, will
recall the colorful and sometimes tragic story of Maryland
basketball during the Cole Field House era in a lecture at
noon on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on
the Homewood campus.
In "Maryland Basketball: Tales from Cole Field House,"
McMullen will chronicle the history of the University of
Maryland men's basketball program spanning 1955 to 2002,
describing how teams led by All-American players Tom
McMillen, Len Elmore, John Lucas, Albert King, Len Bias,
Walt Williams, Joe Smith, Steve Francis and Juan Dixon
earned their remarkable 485-151 record at Cole.
Hopkins University Press book shares the same title as
the lecture and features a foreword by Len Elmore. The book
will be available for sale and signing after the talk.
Looking back, McMullen chronicles the careers of
coaches Bud Millikan, who in 1958 took the Terps to their
first ACC title; Lefty Driesell, who nearly succeeded in
making Maryland "the UCLA of the East"; and Gary Williams,
the former Terp who returned in 1989 to lead the team to
two straight NCAA Final Fours and its first national
championship. He also follows the ups and downs of the
basketball program off the court, from recruiting
violations and the death of Len Bias to the post-collegiate
success of the team's players and coaches.
This event is part of the Wednesday Noon Series
presented by the university's Office
of Special Events and is co-sponsored by JHU Press. For
more information, call the Office of Special Events at
JHU Press begins alliance with journal covering health
Meharry Medical College and the
University Press are sponsoring a lunch today, Feb. 23,
to celebrate the new alliance of the Journal of Health
Care for the Poor and Underserved with the Press and
the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved.
The journal of record for covering health disparities
in the United States, JHCPU was founded under the
auspices of former Surgeon General David Satcher, then
president of Meharry, the historically Black medical school
in Nashville, Tenn. The journal was published privately for
a few years and then by a commercial firm for nine; now
having grown in size and stature, it moves to JHU Press.
The editorial offices remain at Meharry.
One of today's scheduled speakers is Thomas O'Toole,
assistant professor at the JHU School of Medicine, who is
discussing the effects of race and insurance status on
whether or not patients are challenged about their ability
to pay when visiting a doctor's office. His paper appears
in the February issue of JHCPU.
Egypt revisited: 1906 photos inspire side-by-side
L. Frank Baum may be best known as the author of
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but he had another way
of telling stories: through photography. In 1906 Baum and
his wife, Maud, joined a group traveling from Hoboken, New
Jersey, to Cairo. After a few days there, they boarded a
Thomas Cook & Co. steamer for Luxor and Aswan with other
stops along the way, a "grand tour" itinerary nearly
identical to popular Egypt tours today.
Baum recorded their trip with numerous photos, now in
the possession of his great-grandson, Robert Baum. Baum's
friend David Moyer, a special correspondent for KMT: A
Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt, has revisited the sites
and will show the paired images at 6:30 p.m. on Friday,
Feb. 27, in SAIS' Rome Auditorium. The lecture, which will
include commentary gleaned from letters written by Maud
Baum to family members, is sponsored by the Washington,
D.C., chapter of the American Research Center. The talk is
titled "Up the Nile in Style: Travel in Egypt During the
Early 20th Century."
Sign-up time for Junior Jays, official kids' club of JHU
For the second year, the Department of Athletics is
recruiting lacrosse fans in the eighth grade or below for
membership in the Junior Jays club.
For an annual fee of $25, members will receive a
general admission ticket to all 2004 home games, a Junior
Jays T-shirt, an opportunity to attend a youth clinic
presented by the JHU men's or women's team, a 10 percent
discount on the registration fee for a JHU lacrosse camp,
an invitation to a party before the North Carolina men's
lacrosse game and numerous other benefits. The first 150
Junior Jays to join will be entered in a drawing to win two
all-session tickets to the Final Four, being held May 29 to
31 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
For more information or to register, go to
www.HopkinsSports.com and click on "Junior Jays," or
contact Ernie Larossa, associate director of athletics, at
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