JHM team takes hammers in hand for Habitat for
Blackberries and cell phones were replaced on Friday
with hammers and saws when Johns
Hopkins Medicine's top leadership team helped put finishing
touches on a formerly empty and
dilapidated East Baltimore row house. As part of the
Habitat for Humanity program, the restored
house will become home to a low-income family.
In addition to hands-on volunteers for the project,
Johns Hopkins provided financial support
through the sale of slate tiles from the iconic dome on the
East Baltimore campus.
Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity has rehabilitated 127
houses in Baltimore City.
Twenty-five Hopkins 4K for Cancer bike riders begin
Nineteen students from Johns Hopkins and six friends
from other schools kicked off on Sunday
the seventh annual fund-raising cross-country bicycle
journey known as Hopkins 4K for Cancer. A
ceremony at the Inner Harbor included send-offs by
representatives of Mayor Dixon's Office; the
American Cancer Society; WellPoint, a health care plan that
is also the major sponsor of the ride; and
Jean G. Ford, a pulmonary physician whose clinical
interests are in the prevention and diagnosis of lung
cancer. Ford directs community programs and community-based
research at the Kimmel Cancer Center
at Johns Hopkins.
After ceremoniously dipping their bikes' back tires in
the water, the students embarked on
their 4,000-mile trip. The journey will end July 26 by the
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, where
the students will dip their front tires in the water.
To date, this year's fund-raising effort has netted
more than $100,000 for the American
Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, a residence for out-of-town
cancer patients seeking treatment at
David Lampton of SAIS publishes new book on
David M. Lampton, the George and Sadie Hyman Professor
of Chinese Studies, director of the
China Studies Program and dean of faculty at SAIS, has
published a book taking the measure of what
is arguably the most important geopolitical change in
today's world: the growth of China's power.
The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money and
Minds was published by University of
In the only book on the subject to be based on
extensive interviews with elite political leaders,
diplomats and others in China, the United States and
countries on China's periphery, Lampton
investigates the military, economic and intellectual
dimensions of the country's growing influence. His
account provides a fresh perspective from which to assess
China — how its strengths are changing,
where vulnerabilities and uncertainties lie and how the
rest of the world should view it.
Lampton provides a historical framework by discussing
how the Chinese have thought about
state power for more than 2,500 years, and asks how they
are thinking about the future use of power
through instruments such as their space program. He also
provides broad suggestions for policy
toward China in light of the upcoming Olympic Games in
Beijing and elections in the United States.
'Traditional Beverages' to be held at Homewood
Homewood Museum will again strike the perfect balance
between libations and learning when its
12th annual Evening of Traditional Beverages offers "Vino
Veneto" at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 6, on the
museum's lawn (rain location: Glass Pavilion).
Dedicated to the wines of northeastern Italy's Veneto
region, the event celebrates the fifth
centenary of architect Andrea Palladio (1508-2008), whose
country villas inspired Homewood's design.
Wine enthusiast Bill Corace will discuss winemaking in
the Veneto, the vine-covered region of
Italy between Verona and Venice that produces more
varieties of wine than any other in Italy. Guests
will enjoy a sampling of four of the region's most
important wines — Prosecco, Soave, Valpolicella and
Amarone — and hors d'oeuvres provided by Donna's.
Andy Bienstock, program director of WYPR-FM, will
serve as master of ceremonies.
Admission is $20 for Homewood members and $25 for
nonmembers. Due to the popularity of
the event, reservations are required; call 410-516-5589.
'The Gazette' begins its biweekly summer
With this issue, The Gazette begins its biweekly
summer schedule; the paper will be published
on June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18.
The weekly schedule will resume on Sept. 2,
the first week of the academic year. Calendar items and
classifieds should be submitted by noon on
Monday one week before publication by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax
to 443-287-9920 or online
Two errors appeared in last week's issue.
In the story about commencement, the name of an
honorary degree recipient was misspelled. He
is engineer/inventor Robert E. Fischell, not Frishell.
Provost Kristina Johnson's information session on
Framework for the Future strategic planning
RFPs will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. today, May 27, in 213
Hodson Hall, Homewood. The location was
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