DLC Diversity Conference to be held Nov. 1 at
The third annual Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity
Leadership Council Diversity Conference will be held
Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Homewood.
The half-day event will open with a keynote address by
former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, and Martha
Hill, dean of the School of Nursing, will be the luncheon
speaker. The workshops will examine critical issues related
to excellence, diversity, inclusion, equity and cultural
awareness in higher education.
The conference is designed for faculty, staff and
administrators institutionswide. Supervisors are encouraged
to be supportive of staff who wish to attend, and staff are
advised to seek approval to attend prior to registering.
There is no registration fee, but the deadline to register
is Friday, Oct. 20. For more information and to register,
Homewood House admission waived for two
History buffs and design aficionados alike can check
out Homewood House as many times as they like during the
months of October and November, when the National Historic
Landmark waives its admission fees as part of Free Fall
Baltimore 2006, a citywide program designed to make the
arts available to everyone.
The museum's permanent collections are accessible
through guided tours on the half-hour. The museum is open
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and noon to
4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (last tour begins at 3:30
America's urban crisis is topic of upcoming IPS
Peter D. Salins, provost and vice chancellor for
academic affairs at the State University of New York system
and a scholar in the field of urban planning, will be the
speaker this week in the Institute for Policy Studies'
Social Policy Seminar Series. His topic is "America's Urban
Crisis: Have Our Cities Turned the Corner?"
Salins has written and presented extensively on U.S.
urban policies affecting New York and other American cities
in the fields of housing, urban development, economic
planning and immigration. He also has edited a number of
The talk is scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday,
Sept. 28, in Shriver Hall's Clipper Room, Homewood
Saturday memorial service and activities to honor Mike
A memorial service and a full day of activities
honoring Mike Durgala have been scheduled for Saturday,
Sept. 30. Durgala, a four-year member of the Blue Jay
baseball team (2002-2005) and an assistant coach with the
team last year, was killed in a car accident on Aug. 3
while returning to Baltimore after serving as a counselor
at a baseball camp at Gettysburg College.
The service will be held at 6 p.m. in the
Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center and will be followed by
a dinner at the Elkridge Club. The cost of the dinner is
$60, with a portion benefiting the Mike Durgala Coaching
Fund established by baseball coach Bob Babb and many of
Durgala's close friends and family. Anyone interested in
attending should contact Babb at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Other activities planned for the day include the JHU
vs. Dickinson football game and an old-timers baseball
game. For details, go to
The 2007 Johns Hopkins baseball team has dedicated the
upcoming season to Durgala.
Annual Best Dressed Sale begins its four-day run on
Thousands of shoppers are expected to turn out this
week for the Johns Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique,
now in its 39th year. Sponsored by the Women's Board of the
Johns Hopkins Hospital, the event last year raised $145,000
to support patient care at the hospital.
Designer dresses, contemporary fashions, classic
accessories and vintage clothing will be on the racks at
Evergreen's Carriage House for four days. The inventory
includes gently used shoes and handbags, skirts, suits,
tuxedos, furs and wedding gowns.
The sale begins on Thursday, Sept. 28, with pre-sale
shopping and refreshments from 4 to 8 p.m. ($25 in advance,
$30 at the door) and continues with free admission from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday, Sept. 30 (with student discounts); and 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Registration set for fall classes at Baltimore Free
Registration for fall semester adult education courses
offered by the Baltimore Free University will be held
during a "meet the instructors" event from 6 to 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Village Learning Place, 2521
St. Paul St. Registration continues through Oct. 5.
The session will provide an opportunity to learn more
about the informal noncredit program and meet instructors,
many of whom live in the community or are affiliated with
Sponsored by the VLP and the Center for Social Concern
at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore Free University features
personal enrichment, social issues and practical trade
courses for a nominal registration fee of $10 per course.
Fall's courses include a boot camp for first-time
homebuyers, ballroom dancing, early dialogues of Plato and
creating Web sites for small businesses. The complete
course list is available at
The number of sessions varies, and classes will be
held throughout the city, including the Homewood campus. To
register, call the VLP at 410-235-2210, ext. 204, weekdays
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SAIS will look at transatlantic responses to promoting
SAIS will host a daylong conference, "Defending the
Gains? Transatlantic Responses When Democracy Is Under
Threat," from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Sept. 25.
The event is sponsored by the SAIS Center for
Transatlantic Relations, the European Studies Centre at the
University of Oxford's St. Antony's College and the
University of Paris II's Centre Thucydide.
Panelists will address several questions including:
What do outsiders do when democracy erodes? Are the United
States and the EU able to respond effectively when
democracy is in trouble? Democracy promotion is high
politics in transatlantic diplomacy, but is that attention
helping deepen democracy around the world? Democracy
promotion efforts have focused primarily on ways to
encourage democracy where it does not exist or to
consolidate democracy where it has taken hold, but what can
the United States and Europe do when nascent democracies
backslide or there is a general erosion of democracy?
A complete agenda is available at
The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to
transatlanticRSVP@jhu.edu or 202-663-5730.
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