Isaiah Bowman bio takes top prize from 'L.A.
A biography of Isaiah Bowman, president of Johns
Hopkins from 1935 to 1948, has received The Los Angeles
Times book award for biography. American Empire,
Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization
was written by Neil Smith, who received his doctorate from
DOGEE; he is currently professor of geography at the City
University of New York.
Bowman, a distinguished geographer and originally a
physiographer, participated in the exploration of the
Andes, directed preparation of the first modern map of
Latin America and was an adviser to presidents in
negotiations preceding the Treaty of Versailles and in
development of plans for the United Nations.
Seven Blue Jays receive All-American lacrosse
Blue Jays' hopes for a
national lacrosse championship were crushed in the
semifinals, but on May 31, seven Johns Hopkins players
learned they had received All-American honors.
Kyle Harrison was named to the First Team; Kyle
Barrie, Conor Ford, Kevin Boland and Tom Garvey to the
Second; and Matt Rewkowski to the Third. Corey Harned
received honorable mention.
Harrison's selection as a First Team All-American
raises JHU's national-best total to 172 all-time First Team
Elaine Amir elected chair of Committee for
Elaine Amir, director of JHU's
County Campus, was elected incoming chair of the
Committee for Montgomery, a coalition of 40 leaders
representing a broad scope of Montgomery County business,
labor, education, civic and community-based organizations.
Committee members maintain an active representation in
Annapolis during the legislative session regarding issues
critical to the quality of life in Montgomery County.
High on the legislative agenda for the coming session,
Amir said, are issues in education, transportation and
fiscal responsibility, since these issues were not resolved
Amir's career has focused on education, economic
development and work force development. Prior to joining
Johns Hopkins in 1997, she directed large-scale employment
training programs for women in the construction trades and
technology. She has also owned a private business in
occupational testing and assessment, and served as dean of
business, industry and government services at Montgomery
College. Currently Amir oversees the rapid expansion of the
Johns Hopkins campus in Rockville, whose mission is to
co-locate teaching, research and business in close
proximity to one another on a university campus.
Building industry mentor program honors Johns Hopkins
Sally MacConnell, vice president for facilities at
JHH, has been honored by the Baltimore Chapter of the ACE
Mentor Program for her instrumental work in promoting and
advancing the program. Founded in 1991, the Ace Mentor
Program is a partnership of architectural, contracting and
engineering firms, professional organizations, universities
and high schools that seek to educate, motivate and provide
opportunities for local youth to pursue careers in the
building industry. Today, the national program includes
approximately 4,000 students in more than 60 cities.
Each year, the Baltimore chapter selects one
individual from academia, owner and the construction
industry categories to recognize during its scholarship
breakfast program. MacConnell was recognized in the owner
Evergreen presents 'Evening of Remarkable
In conjunction with the current exhibition Sculpture
Evergreen House is hosting a series of public programs,
beginning with "A Delightful Evening of Remarkable
Performance" by Laure Drogoul on Friday, June 18. The event
will be held at 8 p.m. in the historic house's Bakst
Theatre. Tickets are $5 a person.
The cabaret-style event will feature soprano Kristen
Toedtman; a video by Fred Van Dyk; vocalist and cellist
Audrey Chen; and a performance by Drogoul titled "Two
Devices and a Method for a Head." Drogoul, a visual artist
who also works with video and performance, is director of
Baltimore's l4Karat Cabaret, a performance space.
She is also one of the 10 artists participating in
Sculpture at Evergreen, which will remain on view through
Sept. 26. Her work in the outdoor exhibition is The Root
(blue-eyed), a 15-foot-tall head of a horned devil that
rests on the lawn in front of Evergreen's portico.
Constructed primarily of wood and fabric, the head is
illuminated from within at night, and in its eye sockets
are video screens, projecting a pair of blue eyes.
Drogoul's piece and Float, the work of sculptor Lisa Hein
and Bob Seng, will be illuminated for attendees on the
evening of June 18.
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