Student-community event is set for Sunday in Charles
JHU will host this week the second annual
student-community gathering to help improve neighborhood
relations and otherwise enhance the Charles Village
The informal Meet Your Neighbors Get-together will
take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, on the
Beach (inclement weather location: SS. Philip and James
Church basement, 2801 N. Charles St.) and is open to all
students and residents of the neighborhoods surrounding
JHU's Homewood campus.
All faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged
to attend, along with their families, regardless of where
The event, hosted by senior administrators, is
intended to help foster positive relations and thereby
reduce the potential for student-neighbor tensions while
concurrently providing opportunities to improve the
community. Light refreshments and entertainment will be
Federal Credit Union branch slated for Mount
The Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union will be opening
a branch on the Mount Washington campus in October. This
new branch will be located on the ground floor of McAuley
Hall, just inside the main entrance.
Staff will be able to open accounts, process and
disburse loans, add services and answer questions. While
the branch will not have teller stations or cash, there
will be an automatic teller machine outside the entrance
for deposit and withdrawal purposes.
For more branch details as they develop, go to www.jhfcu.org.
SAIS hosts national security briefing with Sen. John
SAIS will host a briefing, "National Security: A View
From the Senate," on Thursday, Sept. 28. The 8:30 a.m.
forum, which is open only to invited guests, is hosted by
the newly launched SAIS Center on Politics and Foreign
Relations and the Financial Times.
John Kerry, Democratic senator from Massachusetts,
will give the keynote remarks. Other participants are
Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor of the Financial
Times, and Robert Guttman, director of CPFR.
The briefing is the inaugural event of the Center on
Politics and Foreign Relations, a new research center at
SAIS directed by Guttman, a fellow at SAIS's Foreign Policy
Institute. CPFR's overall goal is to debate, discuss and
analyze the role domestic politics plays in a country's
In partnership with the Financial Times, CPFR plans to
host a series of breakfast briefings featuring all the
potential U.S. presidential candidates; it also will
publish "Political Profiles" newsletters about the
potential candidates, highlighting their views of important
foreign policy issues of the day. The center also will hold
conferences on topics such as the upcoming U.S. midterm
elections' impact on foreign policy, the Middle East after
the recent conflict in Lebanon, and domestic politics and
foreign policy in Iran.
A look at the transformation of America's daily
Changes in the media industry — including chain
ownership and Wall Street pressures — are
transforming daily newspapers in America. What, if
anything, can or should be done about that? Will newspapers
survive? Can the Internet replace daily newspapers, either
journalistically or commercially? How will the need for
balanced, consistent coverage of local issues be met in
Baltimore and elsewhere?
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Institute
for Policy Studies will address these questions in a
Press and Public Policy Seminar titled The Transformation
of America's Daily Newspapers. The event, scheduled for 4
to 5:30 p.m. in the Clipper Room of Homewood's Shriver
Hall, will feature panelists Michael Hill, a reporter for
The Baltimore Sun; Thomas Kunkel, dean of the University of
Maryland Merrill School of Journalism; and Howard Weaver,
vice president of news for the McClatchy Company. Sheilah
Kast, host of WYPR's Maryland Morning, will moderate.
Family of urologist Robert Jeffs establishes memorial
The family of Robert Jeffs has established a fund in
his name to support pediatric urology research at the Brady
Jeffs, who died Aug. 28 at the age of 82, founded the
Division of Pediatric Urology at the
Institute in 1975 and headed it for 20 years.
Checks, made payable to Johns Hopkins University,
should be sent to Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins
Medicine, One Charles Center, 100 N. Charles St., Suite
400, Baltimore, MD 21201. Indicate in the check's memo
section that the gift is in honor of Dr. Robert Jeffs.
Personal productivity expert David Allen to speak at
Well-known life management and personal productivity
guru David Allen will present his theories in workflow to
the School of Medicine at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, in
the CRB auditorium. The event, hosted by the Johns Hopkins
Postdoctoral Association, is intended to expose trainees,
faculty and staff to concepts addressing the balance of
professional and personal time in the information age.
David Allen was named by CNN Money as one of
the top 50 People Who Matter. He is the author of the
best-selling book Getting Things Done and consultant
to many of the world's leading companies, including AIG,
Astra Zenica, BMW, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Norvatis and Qualcomm.
Book launch for former SAIS
SAIS will host a book launch event this week for
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green
Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, an assistant managing
editor at The Washington Post and a former
journalist-in-residence at the SAIS International Reporting
Chandrasekaran, who spent 18 months as the Post's
Baghdad bureau chief, will discuss his experiences as
chronicled in his book published by Knopf this month.
The event will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.
20, in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS
affiliates should RSVP to the International Reporting
Project at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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