Iraqi ambassador-designate Al-Rahim speaks today at
Rend Al-Rahim, ambassador-designate of Iraq to the
United States, will speak at
SAIS at noon today,
Monday, March 22. A native of Iraq, Al-Rahim was selected
by the Iraqi Governing Council in November 2003 to be
Iraq's representative in Washington. She is a founder of
the Iraq Foundation and has been its executive director
since 1991. The lecture will be held in the Nitze
Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates who want
to attend must contact the Public Affairs Office at
email@example.com or 202-663-5648. Seating is
limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
CER's Timeline Creator software takes top place in
The Center for
Educational Resources at Johns Hopkins has won first
place in the Higher Education Academic Computing category
for Macromedia's Fall 2003 Innovation Award Program. CRE's
winning entry was Timeline Creator, a software program it
developed to allow students and faculty to easily create
Macromedia, one of the largest producers of Internet
multimedia development software, honors innovative projects
that incorporate technology into academic computing with
the use of its software.
Timeline Creator allows anyone to create interactive
timelines that can be published to the Web or displayed
from a computer screen. Up to six simultaneous timelines
can be displayed, and images and text can be included in
events. To check out the software, go to
The CER works with faculty to help incorporate
technology and innovative teaching strategies. Student
programmers Roy Hodgman, Greg Jastrab and Arun Nagarajan
developed Timeline Creator with the help of Mike Reese,
assistant director of CER and project manager on the
School of Public Health hosts two events for admitted
School of Public Health will be hosting admitted
applicants during two visitor days, the first of which is
Friday, March 26. About 120 students are expected for the
event, which provides them with the opportunity to learn
more about the graduate degree program to which they have
James Yager, senior associate dean for academic
affairs, will begin the morning session, which will be
followed by a comprehensive overview of student services.
Campus tours will be available as well. Following a
luncheon and a panel presentation by current students, the
visitors will spend the afternoon with faculty members to
learn more about the specific programs.
The second visitor day is scheduled for Friday, April
16. For more information about the program, call the
Admissions Office at 410-614-5056 or go to
A first concert for the Greater Homewood Children's
Katrina Bell McDonald, associate professor of
sociology, will be
taking on a different role this weekend when she directs
the Greater Homewood Children's Chorus in its first spring
The chorus, begun in the fall as a ministry of the
University Baptist Church, located across Charles Street
from the Homewood campus, was founded as an opportunity for
area children to learn and perform inspirational choral
music from a variety of faith-based traditions while they
broaden their cultural and religious understanding of one
another. It is open to 7-to-15-year-olds of all religious
and social backgrounds who live or go to school in the
neighborhoods of North Baltimore.
The concert, which is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 28,
at the University Baptist Church, will feature original
works and arrangements by and with David Griffiths, a
graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.
'Hands Across the Water' event looks at international
The annual Johns Hopkins
Nurses' Alumni Association
education program, postponed from the fall, will take place
from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, at the
School of Nursing. With a theme of international nursing,
the conference is titled "Hands Across the Water: Nurses'
In addition to speakers from Johns Hopkins on various
topics, Linda Tarr-Whelan, former ambassador to the U.N.
Commission on the Status of Women, will talk on nurses and
international health policy. The program will conclude with
the Doris Armstrong Luncheon Forum featuring Nancy
McKelvey, chief nurse at the Ameican Red Cross national
headquarters, speaking about Red Cross nurses.
The conference is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins
Nurses' Alumni Association, the Institute for Johns Hopkins
Nursing and the School of Nursing. The cost is $85 for the
full program, $75 for SON alumni, $25 for students; and $25
for the Doris Armstrong Forum and luncheon only. For
information, contact Melinda Rose at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-955-4285.
Deadline is Friday for Diversity Leadership Council
The deadline for nominations for Diversity Recognition
Awards given annually by the Diversity Leadership Council
is Friday, March 26.
These awards recognize exceptional contributions of
faculty, staff and students in advancing and celebrating
diversity and inclusiveness at Johns Hopkins. Nominations
are welcome from all divisions of the university and health
system, although current members of the DLC are not
eligible. President William R. Brody will present the
awards at a reception on May 11.
For more information and the nomination form, go to:
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