United Way campaign kickoff event scheduled for
The university will officially begin its 2003 campaign
for the United Way
of Central Maryland with a kickoff event at noon on
Friday, Sept. 26, in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus.
Speaking at the event will be representatives of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland, which creates
one-to-one mentoring friendships between positive adults
and children, and offers mentor training and volunteer
programs to employers, community and faith organizations,
and schools. The keynote speaker will be a Johns Hopkins
University employee who volunteers with the group.
The event will include a slide presentation and music
by the Hopkins Pep and Jazz Band. Hot dogs, chips and soda
will be served to all who attend.
Homewood Blood Drive will offset Hurricane Isabel
The American Red Cross has requested that blood donors make
and keep donation appointments to help offset losses caused
by Hurricane Isabel. The Homewood Blood Drive is scheduled
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday,
Sept. 24, in Levering Hall's Glass Pavilion.
Potential donors can make an appointment online at
www.jhu.edu/~outreach/blooddrive or by calling
410-516-0138. Walk-in donors are also welcome.
The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region was limited
in its ability to collect blood during the storm. Blood
donations are needed now to meet patient needs in this
area, and to respond to any emergency needs for blood
products in other areas of the country affected by the
MSE Library to hold Tues. fair showcasing collections,
Homewood faculty and staff are invited to find out
about library collections in their field and services
they'll want to know about at the Milton S. Eisenhower
Library Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Visitors will be able to see the areas of the library
that interest them, meet the librarians and explore the
library's extensive online and print collections. In
addition, they can fill in a "passport" to enter a drawing
for prizes, including meals at local restaurants, gift
certificates for area businesses and more. J-Cards are
required for entry into the building. For more information,
call Andrea Bartelstein at 410-516-0330.
Student-curated Poe show opens at Baltimore Museum of
Most students see the results of a semester's work at
the course's finale. But the dozen students enrolled last
spring in Recontextualizing Museum Objects, a new offering
in the History of Art Department,
had to wait a little longer.
The course was devised as a hands-on endeavor by its
professor, Doreen Bolger, who is director of the Baltimore
Museum of Art. In lieu of tests, the students worked
collectively as co-curators of a show called Haunting
Visions of Poe: Illustrations by Manet, Matisse & Gauguin,
which opened at the BMA last week.
Most works were drawn from the BMA's collection of
works on paper by French modern masters; others came from
the Maryland Historical Society, the Enoch Pratt Library
and the university's Milton S. Eisenhower Library.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Arthur B. and
Patricia B. Modell Foundation. Additional support is
provided by the William R. Kenan Jr. Fund.
The show will run through Jan. 12, 2004.
SAIS Faculty Book Series looks at environment and
The next event of the SAIS Faculty Book Series will be
held at 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 22, in the Rome Building.
Called "Environment and Statecraft," the forum will
feature a discussion of Environment and Statecraft: The
Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making, a book written by
Scott Barrett, director of the Energy, Environment, Science
and Technology Program at SAIS, and recently published by
Oxford University Press.
Barrett's introductory remarks will be followed by a
panel discussion with participants Richard Benedick, senior
adviser at the University of Maryland's Joint Global Change
Research Institute and deputy director of the Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory Washington Office; Francis
Fukuyama, SAIS dean of faculty and Bernard L. Schwartz
Professor of International Political Economy; and Thomas
Schelling, Distinguished University Professor at University
of Maryland's School of Public Affairs.
JHH receives Consumer Choice Award for Balto., D.C.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital once again has received the
Consumer Choice Award for both the Washington and Baltimore
regions from the National Research Corp. Hopkins was one of
only a few hospitals to earn top choice status in a
dual-market region, according to NRC, a firm specializing
in health care performance measurement. The company issues
its annual awards to hospitals with the highest quality and
image ratings based on the firm's syndicated health care
market guide survey of households in 130 markets.
The 2003 telephone survey queried more than 140,000
households representing 400,000 consumers in the contiguous
48 states and the District of Columbia.
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