NAS President Cicerone to give talk on global climate
National Academy of Sciences President Ralph J.
Cicerone will give the George S. Benton
Endowed Lectureship in Meteorology and Fluid Dynamics at 5
p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in Hodson Hall
on the Homewood campus. Cicerone's lecture is titled
"Global Climate Change: Human Causes and
Cicerone is a distinguished atmospheric scientist
whose contributions to the understanding of
greenhouse gases and ozone depletion have allowed him to
help shape science and environmental policy
at the highest national and international levels. In 2001,
he led a National Academy of Sciences study,
requested by President George W. Bush, of the current state
of climate change and its impact on the
environment and human health.
"When you consider that this lecture will take place
the same week as President Bush's
international summit on global warming in Washington, it
becomes clear just how relevant Dr.
Cicerone's lecture really is," said Darryn Waugh, a
professor in the Morton
K. Blaustein Department of
Earth and Planetary Sciences, sponsor of the event.
The George S. Benton Endowed Lectureship in
Meteorology and Fluid Dynamics is named for a
former dean of the faculty in the Zanvyl Krieger School of
Arts and Sciences. Benton also was a
member of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department.
General Motors' chief scientist to speak on next-generation
Larry Burns, chief scientist for General Motors, will
discuss the future of automotive
technology on Thursday, Sept. 20, on the Homewood campus.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. in 110
Before and after the hourlong talk, GM will exhibit
its experimental hydrogen-powered vehicle
and its new Hybrid 2Mode vehicle in front of Hodson. A
limited number of test-driving opportunities
will be available to attendees.
As vice president of research and development and
strategic planning for GM, Burns heads a
worldwide team of experts who are focused on reinventing
the automobile. These researchers are
exploring changes related to energy, security, independence
and environmental issues. The innovations
under review include hybrids, fuel cells, biofuels and
electrically driven vehicles.
Burns began his career in 1969 as a member of the
research and development staff at GM,
focusing on transportation, logistics and production
systems. He holds a doctorate in civil engineering
from the University of California, Berkeley; a master's
degree in engineering/public policy from the
University of Michigan; and a bachelor's degree in
mechanical engineering from General Motors
Institute (now Kettering University). His appearance at
Johns Hopkins is sponsored by the university's
Office of the President, the Whiting School of Engineering
and General Motors.
Cummings, Rawlings-Blake to lead student health
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings and City Council President
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will visit the
Homewood campus this week to lead a Project Health
discussion called "Changing the Health of a
Country Through Mobilization of College Students."
Project Health, founded in 1996 by physicians at
Boston Medical Center and students at
Harvard to tap the energy and enthusiasm of college
students, addresses the unmet needs of low-
income children and families. The Baltimore chapter of the
organization works with students from
Johns Hopkins, Loyola College and Morgan State.
The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday,
Sept. 21, in the Sherwood Room of Levering
Hall. For more information, contact Adam Milam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrated Imaging Center to hold open house of
The Integrated Imaging Center will hold an open house
at its recently expanded and renovated
2,500-square-foot-facility, 102 Dunning Hall on the
Homewood campus, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday,
Sponsored by FEICO, builder of what are considered the
world's finest electron microscopes,
and Carl Zeiss, supplier of the center's light microscopes,
the open house will offer visitors the
opportunity to visit the center's five dedicated suites: a
culture/cell prep room, a comprehensive light microscopy
suite, a scanning room, a wet laboratory and
a transmission electron microscopy suite.
Staff will conduct demonstrations and discuss the
center's role in providing electron and light
microscopy services to Johns Hopkins researchers and to
others around the world. For details, go to www.jhu.edu/~iic.
Fund-raiser to benefit Children's Center Cooley's anemia
An Aegean Evening, a Greek-themed fund-raiser, will be
held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.
13, on a private estate in Glyndon, Md., to celebrate the
25th anniversary of the Baltimore-Piraeus
Sister City Committee. A portion of the proceeds from the
$100-a-ticket event will benefit Johns
Hopkins Children's Center research on Cooley's anemia, a
potentially fatal congenital blood disorder
that primarily affects individuals of Mediterranean
ancestry. The party is hosted by Aris
Melissaratos, senior adviser to President Brody for
For tickets and information, contact Vasi Karas at
Georgette Stavrakas at 410-467-4219.
Party will celebrate Homewood Museum's 20th
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of
Museum's official opening, and to thank the
community for its continued support and participation, the
museum is hosting a party from 1 to 3 p.m.
on Friday, Sept. 21. Free tours will be offered, and
Homewood-shaped cake and light refreshments will
be served on the back lawn. As a special gift to Homewood
members, the Museum Shop will increase
the standard 10 percent discount to 20 percent off all
merchandise on Sept. 20 and 21.
Debuting at the event will be new JHU Museum
membership categories. Faculty and staff can
join both Homewood and Evergreen museums for $30 a year and
students for $15. Benefits include
discounted programs and events, invitations to members-only
exhibition previews and meet-the-artist
receptions, and a 10 percent discount in the shops.
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