Middle East scholar Fouad Ajami of SAIS to receive Bradley
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation will award one
of four 2006 Bradley Prizes to honor outstanding
achievement to Fouad Ajami of Johns Hopkins. Ajami, the
Majid Khadduri Professor and director of Middle East
Studies at SAIS, and the other recipients will receive the
awards during a ceremony on May 25 at the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Each award
carries a stipend of $250,000.
"Professor Fouad Ajami is being recognized for
achievements that are consistent with the mission statement
of the foundation, including the promotion of liberal
democracy, equality and democratic capitalism," said
Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive officer of
the Bradley Foundation. "Professor Ajami is one of the
leading thinkers in his field and enjoys worldwide
Ajami is a contributing editor to U.S. News & World
Report; a consultant on Middle Eastern affairs for CBS
News; a member of the editorial board of Foreign
Affairs; and the author of numerous books, including
The Dream Palace of the Arabs and The Arab
Predicament. In 1982, he was awarded the MacArthur
Prize Fellowship for his work on Middle Eastern politics
New trial date set for accused killer of student Linda
The trial of Donta Allen, arrested two months after
the January 2005 murder of student Linda Trinh, was
scheduled to have begun on April 25. On that day, however,
the city's State's Attorney's Office requested a
postponement because the prosecutor for the case had not
finished another trial. The new trial is set for Sept.
Marshall L. Salant to speak at Engineering Convocation May
The Whiting School of Engineering Convocation Ceremony
and Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture will be held at 3 p.m.
on Monday, May 8, in Hodson Hall Auditorium on the Homewood
campus. Marshall L. Salant, managing director at Morgan
Stanley in New York, will give a talk titled "From
Engineering to Business in Three Easy Steps."
Salant graduated from the Whiting School in 1980 with
a degree in mathematical sciences and received an MBA from
Harvard in 1984. He has been a member of the Johns Hopkins
Alumni Council executive committee and the Second Decade
Society and is currently a member of the Whiting School's
National Advisory Council. To provide Hopkins
undergraduates real-life experiences, Salant established
the Salant Student Investment Program, which provides
students real money to invest in the stock market. Monies
earned through investing are directed toward undergraduate
The endowed lectureship was established in 1991 by
William H.B. Howard in honor of his mother, Harriet Shriver
Rogers, whose support made it possible for him to
matriculate at Johns Hopkins following his military
African-American Book Festival to be held at Homewood
The Black Faculty and Staff Association will sponsor
the second annual African-American Book Festival, Telling
Our Stories ... Our Way, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturday, May 6, in the Levering Student Union on the
The festival was created as an opportunity for local
authors and a local audience to interact at a
family-oriented event, and community groups and
organizations have been invited to participate. Twenty-five
authors whose works range from nonfiction titles on
personal finance, history and inspirational stories, to
mysteries, romance, poetry and children's fiction and
nonfiction will be featured.
Authors will read and discuss their works in
individual sessions throughout the day and will be
available for book signing. For a list of authors, go to www.jhu.edu/~bfsa.
Save the date: Johns Hopkins Picnic will be on Friday, July
The date has been set and preparations are under way
for the annual Johns Hopkins Picnic, scheduled for 5 to
7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14, on the grounds of Hopkins at
Eastern. Details will follow in campus publications and via
e-mail. Volunteers are needed to help get everything ready
and run the event; to pitch in, e-mail Matt Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity Leadership Council is seeking membership
The Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership
Council, established by President William R. Brody in 1997,
is in the process of identifying new faculty, staff and
students to serve on the council.
The DLC serves as advisory to the president and senior
leadership on diversity issues in both the university and
health system. Membership, which is for one or two years
with a time commitment of four to six hours per month,
requires a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the
ability to communicate across and about differences.
Nominations, including a short biography and brief
description of the candidate's reasons for wishing to serve
on the council, may be submitted to dlcnomination@jhu .edu
or to DLC Nomination, 130 Garland Hall, Homewood campus.
Self-nominations are encouraged from all levels of the
university and health system. The deadline for receiving
nominations is Wednesday, May 24.
More information on the DLC is available at www.jhu.edu/dlc.
Swim teams hit the water for 20-mile benefit
The men's and women's swim teams will dive in together
at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, for a 20-mile swim-a-long
to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society — and
everyone is invited to join them.
Participants may form their own relay teams to divvy
up the laps in the Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center
pool, or stay on land and sponsor existing teams instead.
For information, contact George Kennedy, head coach, at
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