Town hall meetings scheduled to discuss HopkinsOne
Faculty and staff can learn more about
ambitious project to transform most business operations of the
university and health system, and ask questions of Johns Hopkins
leadership at three upcoming town hall meetings.
The project will "go live" in spring 2006 and will change
how many faculty and staff perform their jobs.
A meeting for Homewood, Peabody and Eastern faculty and
staff is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, and will be led by
university President William R. Brody and Jim McGill, senior vice
president for finance and administration; it will begin at 4:30
p.m. in Levering's Arellano Theater.
A meeting on the East Baltimore campus will be held at noon
on Tuesday, March 8, in Hurd Hall. Edward Miller, dean of the
medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ron
Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System, will lead
The Bloomberg School of Public Health will host Brody and
McGill at a meeting scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15,
in Sommer Hall.
For more information, contact Bev Stiver at 410-735-7065.
Engineering hosts conference on information sciences and
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will
host the 39th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and
Systems from March 16 to 18 on the Homewood campus. CISS began at
Princeton in 1967, was moved to Johns Hopkins during the late
1970s and now alternates between the two universities.
The purpose of the conference is to provide information
sessions for new advances, applications and ideas in the fields
of signal processing and analysis, systems and control,
communication and information theory, computer engineering and
This year nearly 250 technical papers are scheduled for
presentation by faculty and graduate students from many major
educational institutions from across the United States and
abroad. For registration and program information, go to www.ece.jhu.edu/ciss.
SAIS to host 'Control Room' screening and panel
SAIS will host a screening of Control Room followed
by a panel discussion featuring one of the film's main subjects
at 5:30 p.m. today, March 7.
A critically acclaimed documentary by Egyptian-born
filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, Control Room offers rarely seen
insight into the Al Jazeera television network's coverage of the
early days of the Iraq war. The film raises provocative questions
about the role of the media, the manipulation by government and
the search for truth in war coverage.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with former
Marine Corps captain and Central Command spokesman Josh Rushing,
who is prominently featured in the film; Mohammed Alami, a
Washington-based reporter for Al Jazeera; Rajiv
Chandrasekaran, former Washington Post Baghdad bureau
chief and current journalist-in-residence for the SAIS
International Reporting Project; and Patrick Theros, former U.S.
ambassador to Qatar and current executive director of the
U.S.-Qatar Business Council. Rushing is currently a
scholar-in-residence at the University of Southern California's
Center for Public Diplomacy.
The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-7726.
Scrabble event to raise funds for literacy, ESOL
Word lovers can shake their tile bags, check their dictionaries
and raise money for the Greater Homewood Community Corp.'s Adult
Literacy and ESOL programs at the Scrabble Fundraiser for
Literacy, which is set for Friday, March 18. Competitive- and
social-level games begin at 6 p.m. in Homewood's Glass Pavilion.
Entry fees are $25; $12 for seniors and students with ID. To sign
up, contact Todd at 410-261-3520 or
JHU tickets still available for April 16 Orioles-Yankees
As baseball buffs ready themselves for the Orioles' first home
game on April 4, the
Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs has its tickets ready to
go for the annual Johns Hopkins Night at Camden Yards. This
year's match-up welcomes the New York Yankees at 4:35 p.m. on
Saturday, April 16.
Seats are in the third tier (upper reserve) over home plate
and cost $13 each.
To reserve tickets, send a check (no cash) payable to JHU
Orioles for the full amount for the desired number of seats.
Include your name, Johns Hopkins affiliation and daytime phone
number and/or e-mail address. Tickets will be mailed
approximately three weeks before the game to the address shown on
the check unless otherwise specified. Orders will be filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. No tickets will be reserved
Send orders by U.S. mail (not campus mail) to JHU-Orioles,
4545 N. Charles St., Evergreen House, 3rd floor, Baltimore, MD
21210. For more information, contact Matt Smith at 410-516-0345,
'Gazette' will not be published March 14, spring
The Gazette will not be published on Monday, March 14, the
week of spring vacation. The calendar in this week's edition
covers events from today, March 7, through Monday, March 21. For
updates, check the university's online calendar by going to www.jhu.edu.
The deadline for calendar and classifieds submissions for
the March 21 issue is noon on Monday, March 14.
Join the Johns Hopkins University Relay for
Teams of eight to 15 people are now being formed for the JHU
Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society's signature
fundraising event, to raise money to fund cancer research,
patient services, community outreach, education, camps and more.
On April 9, the teams will come together in Homewood's upper quad
to walk a track, listen to music and generally have food and fun
all night long to commemorate those who lost their battle with
cancer and honor those who have survived. For more information,
contact event co-chair Shawn Kelly at email@example.com or
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