JHU Recycling Program to collect used computer
Hopkins University Recycling Program has been selected
as a recipient of one of 20 $10,000 Dell Recycling Grant
awards to be used to conduct a computer collection event
this fall. The JHU Recycling Program was chosen from a
competitive group of almost 175 applicants throughout the
country, including state and local governments, higher
education institutions and nonprofit organizations.
Johns Hopkins will use the award to organize, promote
and stage a computer equipment collection event on Nov. 13
at a location near the Homewood campus. The monitors, CPUs,
printers, scanners and other equipment collected either
will be recycled or, if they're of acceptable quality,
donated to local organizations, such as schools.
Baltimore Free University to hold registration this
Registration for fall semester adult education courses
offered by the Baltimore Free University will be held
during two "meet the instructors" brunches from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, and Sunday, Sept. 19, on the
The Baltimore Free University features courses in
personal enrichment, social issues and practical trades for
a nominal registration fee of $10 per course.
The sessions will provide an opportunity for enrollees
to learn more about the informal non-degree-granting
program and to meet the instructors, many of whom live in
the community or are doctoral candidates, professors and
students at Johns Hopkins or alumni of the university.
The semester's 19 courses include a history of the
modern Olympics, pulse biofeedback instruction, an
exploration of jazz, courses on socialism and the
environment, public speaking, debt management and real
estate. The number of class sessions varies from onetime
workshops to courses that meet once a week for several
Classes begin in early October and end in
mid-December; actual start and end dates vary by course.
The registration sessions will be held in Levering's Little
For more information, call 410-516-4777 or go to:
SAIS and 'Newsweek' to co-host forum on future of
The Johns Hopkins
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and
Newsweek will co-host a forum, "The Future of Iraq:
Beyond the United States Occupation," at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,
Sept. 14. (A reception will precede the event at 5 p.m.)
Forum participants include Eliot Cohen, Robert E.
Osgood Professor and director of the Merrill Center for
Strategic Studies at SAIS; Francis Fukuyama, Bernard L.
Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at
SAIS; Michael Hirsh, Newsweek senior editor; Bruce
Hoffman, director of the RAND Corp. Washington office who
also served as senior adviser on counterterrorism to the
Office of National Security Affairs of the Coalition
Authority in Iraq during spring 2004; Dan Senor, former
chief spokesman for the Coalition Authority in Iraq and
senior adviser to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III; Richard
Wolffe (moderator), Newsweek diplomatic and
Washington correspondent; and Jessica Einhorn (introductory
remarks), dean of SAIS.
The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates must reserve a place by
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 202-663-5648.
JHU to host event recognizing outstanding Maryland students
The Maryland Higher Education Commission will sponsor
its annual Distinguished Scholar Recognition Day Ceremony
from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, on the Johns
Hopkins Homewood campus. More than 1,000 students and
parents are expected to attend.
The afternoon will feature an art exhibition, showcase
of the performing arts and a recognition ceremony. Gov.
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and JHU visiting professor John Astin
are scheduled to speak.
The Distinguished Scholar program is a $4.2 million
grants program that provides 350 new scholarships each year
plus continuing awards to students who maintain an annual
3.0 GPA in college. The scholarship can be used for any
college-related expense at any degree-granting institution
in Maryland. The award is $3,000 a year.
Exhibition and panel discussion celebrate book collecting
Collector's Obsessions: A Treasury of Books, opening
this week at the George Peabody Library, explores the art
of book collecting and features selections from private
collectors in the Baltimore and Hopkins communities. It
also includes works from Baltimore's venerable book club,
Baltimore Bibliophiles, which is celebrating its 50th
anniversary this year. This exhibit runs from Friday, Sept.
17, through Sunday, Jan. 2, and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
An opening reception will be held on Monday, Sept. 20,
at 5 p.m. and will be followed at 6 p.m. by a panel
discussion on book collecting, moderated by Winston Tabb,
dean of university libraries. Panelists include Jonathan
Pevsner, Betty Sweren, Ronald Geesey and Tom Beck,
president of the Baltimore Bibliophiles, all of whom have
works featured in the exhibit.
The reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Johns
Hopkins Libraries. RSVP to Stacie Spence at
Johns Hopkins Medicine names three new members to
Recently elected to the board of Johns Hopkins
Medicine are James T. Drescher Jr., founder and CEO of Skye
Hospitality, a firm that develops, owns and manages hotels
in the mid-Atlantic region; Arthur B. Modell, former
Baltimore Ravens owner; and Mayo A. Shattuck III, president
and CEO of Constellation Energy Group.
Homewood blood drive set for Sept. 22-24; hours
To help replenish area blood supplies that have
dropped to critically low levels over the summer, the
Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs is hosting a Red
Cross Blood Drive starting Monday, Sept. 20, and running
through Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Levering Hall on the
To cut down on waiting times, this drive is scheduled
to run a half-day longer than previous ones. Hours are 1 to
6 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and
Three student groups — Circle K, Red Cross Corps
and Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity are recruiting
student volunteers to run the drive, and retired staff
members will also be on hand to help with registration. For
more information, call John Black at 410-516-6060.
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