Legacy of 'Brown v. Board of Education' to be
The Eisenhower Library Diversity Committee will host Janet
Sims-Wood at noon on Feb. 15 for a presentation titled "Separate
But Equal Has No Place," a discussion of the context and legacy
of Brown v. Board of Education. The talk will be held in the
Sherwood Room of Levering Hall, Homewood campus.
Presented by the committee's Book/Video Discussion Group in
celebration of Black History Month, this richly illustrated
lecture will present a historical overview of the landmark 1954
Supreme Court decision aimed at ending segregation in public
Sims-Wood is the assistant chief librarian in the
Reference/Reader Services Department at the Moorland-Spingarn
Research Center at Howard University. She received a doctorate in
Women's Studies/History/Oral History from Union Institute
Graduate School and has taught at the University of Maryland in
the Afro-American Studies Department.
The program is made possible with funds from the Maryland
Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information, contact Camelia Naranch at 410-516-7757.
Congressional delegation hears update on tsunami relief
U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes last week sponsored a hearing for
the Maryland congressional delegation in which eight NGOs
headquartered in the state reported on tsunami relief and other
international development efforts.
JHPIEGO, which works
to improve health care for women and families in 38 countries,
was among those to respond quickly to the disaster in Aceh
Province, Indonesia. Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO, recently
returned from 21 days in the region to help staff there conduct a
health care needs assessment.
The organization, she said, was asked by the Indonesian
Ministry of Health to look at the gaps in health care caused by
the devastation. Ninety percent of maternal and child health care
is provided by midwives in Indonesia, she said, but 30 percent of
the midwives living and working in the tip of the island of
Sumatra were killed.
"We are doing whatever it takes to help them rebuild and get
equipment," said Mancuso, a nurse and educator. "We are working
to get schools up and running. We will be working with hospitals
doing obstetrics and gynecology and communicating with women and
children to get them help in health care."
Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Reps. Steny Hoyer, Roscoe
Bartlett, Wayne Gilchrest, Chris Van Hollen and Benjamin Cardin
joined Sarbanes in acknowledging the work of the Maryland
organizations and their efforts to make sure that tsunami relief
was not diverting funds from established programs doing important
work in other parts of the world.
Former CIA official joins Philip Merrill Center as visiting
Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at
SAIS has appointed John E. McLaughlin as its first senior
McLaughlin, a 1966 graduate of SAIS, served as acting
director of the Central Intelligence Agency from July to
September 2004 and as the agency's deputy director since October
2000. Prior to that, he was deputy director for intelligence,
vice chairman for estimates and acting chairman of the National
As a Merrill Center senior fellow, he will present seminars
on intelligence and policy, participate in strategic studies
courses involving intelligence analysis and regional issues and
counsel students who wish to learn more about the intelligence
McLaughlin's career at the CIA began in 1972 with a focus on
European, Russian and Eurasian issues in the Directorate of
Intelligence. He later became director of European Analysis and
director of Slavic and Eurasian Analysis.
He also founded the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence
Analysis, an institution dedicated to teaching the history,
mission and essential skills of the analytic profession to new
The Merrill Center's academic program in strategic studies
deals with the relationship between politics and military power.
Its outreach activities aim to improve the quality of teaching in
strategic studies and promote dialogue on major issues of the
national security agenda.
CER grants available for faculty-student projects using
The Center for Educational Resources is accepting
applications for its annual Technology Fellowship Program, which
allows faculty and students to work together on projects that
incorporate technology into teaching.
This program is funded by the Provost's Office through the
CER and awards grants to full-time faculty and student teams of
all disciplines. Student fellows receive $4,000 for project
implementation, and faculty members receive $1,000 for project
design and oversight.
Examples of previously funded projects are The Evolution of
Structures, an engineering simulation designed to replicate the
effect that changes in forces, such as load and even wind speed,
have on famous structures like the George Washington Bridge; An
Interactive Introduction to Film, which helped a faculty member
integrate online film clips into her Film Studies course; and
Virtual Quantum Mechanics, which allows students to visualize and
manipulate objects at the quantum level.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday, March
For more information, and a complete list of past projects,
go to www.cer.jhu.edu or
contact Cheryl Wagner at 410-516-7181.
GO TO FEBRUARY 14,
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
GO TO THE GAZETTE