President Brody joins U.S. education delegation to
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and
Assistant Secretary of State Dina Habib Powell are this
week leading the first high-profile delegation of American
college and university presidents to Japan, Korea and
Johns Hopkins President William
R. Brody is part of the 14-member delegation that will
meet during International Education Week, Nov. 10 to 18,
with student, university, government and business leaders
and carry the message that the United States welcomes and
values international students.
This pairing of government and higher education
leaders follows a commitment made in January at the U.S.
University Presidents Summit on International Education,
which was co-hosted by Spellings and Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice. The State Department's Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs is organizing the
high-level delegations of college and university
presidents, each led by a senior government official, to
key world regions to promote the value of higher education
in the United States and to engage in discussions on the
future and importance of international education.
APL engineer named to top 50 list by 'Scientific
Protagoras "Tag" Cutchis, a senior engineer at the
Laboratory, has been named to the "Scientific American
50," the magazine's annual list of leaders in science and
technology, which will appear in its December issue.
The list, compiled by the magazine's board of editors
and outside advisers, recognizes research, business and
policy leaders in several technological categories. The
winners will be honored Nov. 16 at a celebration at the New
York Academy of Sciences.
Cutchis is part of a team in APL's Biomedicine
Business Area that is working to develop a mechanical arm
that mimics a real arm as much as possible. He was selected
for developing a device that may enable amputees to
communicate desired movements simply by thinking about
Stuart Harshbarger, who leads the APL team, said,
"This is a challenging task, and the team is exploring
various methods for doing neural integration. Tag's
expertise, as both an engineer and a medical doctor, has
allowed him to come up with this innovative contribution
that may be considered as part of the team's solution."
Cutchis' invention involves an array of electrodes
implanted radially around the sheath of a peripheral nerve,
recording pulses that travel up and down nerve endings and
thus recreating precise stimulations that could be used to
control the prosthesis. His novel electrode array was among
the inventions recognized this year by APL's Invention of
the Year Award program.
JHU, Princeton LAX teams to face off at M&T Bank
The college lacrosse season will start with a splash
this year. The four teams that have won every NCAA
championship since 1991 — defending champion
Virginia, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Syracuse —
will meet in a double-header on March 3 at Baltimore's M&T
The inaugural Face-Off Classic, presented by the
Inside Lacrosse media company, takes place in the venue
where the championship game will be played in May. Johns
Hopkins will take on Princeton, and Virginia will meet
Syracuse. Tickets will go on sale in early December;
information is online at
Blue Jays' first game will
be played at home a week earlier, at noon on Feb. 24
In announcing the 2007 lineup last week, Coach Dave
Pietramala said, "Our scheduling philosophy has been and
always will be to build the strongest regular season
schedule possible so that we are prepared to compete in the
NCAA tournament each May."
Six of the 13 games will be played on Homewood Field;
other home matchups are Hofstra, Virginia, Duke, Navy and
APL is awarded Air Force Space-Sensor
APL has been
awarded a contract for initial design work on the
Lightweight Electro-Optical Space Sensor program, managed
by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force
Base, N.M. LEOSS would be one of the largest telescopes
ever built by APL.
During this phase of the contract, an APL-led team
will study the use of lightweight electro-optical
technology and data products for searching, acquiring,
tracking and characterizing resident space objects. The
LEOSS program will serve as a pathfinder for future
Department of Defense geosynchronous space situational
APL is designing the experiment, developing system
requirements and managing risk-reduction efforts. Teaming
with APL, SSG Precision Optronics, of Wilmington, Mass.,
will design — and possibly build in a later phase of
the project — the optical system, sensors and
electronics for large- and small-aperture telescopes.
In approximately three months, the team will present
its proposed system requirements to the Air Force and, in
five months, its proposed design. Future phases of the
project could include developing the LEOSS instrument and
conducting a flight experiment.
'The Gazette' will not be published Thanksgiving
The Gazette will not be published on Nov. 20
because of the Thanksgiving holiday. This week's Calendar
includes listings for events through Nov. 27. The deadline
for submissions for the Nov. 27 issue is today, Nov. 13.
Lt. Gen. David Petraeus addresses 'Soldiering and the
Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commanding general of
the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, will give the Third
Annual Alvin H. Bernstein Lecture at SAIS on Thursday, Nov.
16. In a talk titled "Soldiering and the Schoolhouse," he
will reflect on his experiences in Iraq and the importance
of graduate school opportunities and education for Army
Petraeus oversees the Command and General Staff
College and 17 other branch schools and training centers in
the United States.
The event will be at 5 p.m. in the Nitze Building.
Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to 202-663-5831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The law firm with which general counsel Stephen Dunham
was formerly associated, Morrison & Foerster, is
headquartered in San Francisco. A story last week about the
firm's foundation naming a scholarship in honor of Dunham
incorrectly said Denver, which is where Dunham was
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