Homewood-JHMI shuttle adds coaches, improves
The university has reached an agreement with Veolia
Transportation to add two coaches to the Homewood-JHMI
shuttle fleet, providing for more reliable service and
improved scheduling to better meet passenger needs.
The new schedule goes into effect today, Jan. 22, and
is available in print on the coaches and online at
Name change announced for Berman Bioethics
A new name has been approved by President William R.
Brody and Provost Steven Knapp for one of the largest
bioethics centers in the United States. A decade after it
began formal operations, the Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics
Institute at Johns Hopkins has been renamed the
Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
The new name reflects extensive feedback solicited
from faculty, staff and an advisory board that the
institute's identity be more closely aligned with Johns
Hopkins. In celebration of the institute's 10-year
anniversary, the university is planning its first Bioethics
Week, beginning April 16. Details will be announced in
Peabody students join BSO for 150th anniversary
Baltimore Sun music critic Tim Smith used words
such as "potent" and "impressive," among other praises, to
describe the recent Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts
that featured 61 student musicians from the Peabody
As a tribute to the school's ongoing 150th anniversary
celebration, the students joined forces with the BSO from
Jan. 11 to 14 to create the massive ensembles that
performed Richard Strauss' An Alpine Symphony and
Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring at Baltimore's Joseph
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and the Music Center at Strathmore
in North Bethesda, Md.
Jeffery Sharkey, Peabody director, said that the
BSO-Peabody collaboration provided the students a rare and
unique training experience to be fully integrated into a
The concerts, which by all accounts were a tremendous
success, were conducted by the BSO's music director
designate, Marin Alsop.
JHPIEGO gets $1 mill grant for Malaria in Pregnancy
been awarded a $1 million grant from the ExxonMobil
Foundation to improve health services through Malaria in
Pregnancy programs in Angola and Nigeria.
Each year, 30 million pregnancies are threatened by
malaria in endemic countries throughout Africa. Among the
hardest hit are Nigeria, where the disease accounts for 11
percent of maternal mortality and 12 percent to 30 percent
of mortality in children under the age of 5, and Angola,
where malaria accounts for 25 percent of maternal mortality
and 35 percent of child mortality.
Many pregnant women in these countries do not have
access to the simple technologies that can prevent and
control malaria, including intermittent preventive
treatment, the drug regimen recommended for protecting
women and their unborn babies from the effects of malaria,
insecticide-treated bed nets to protect them from
malaria-carrying mosquitoes and effective case
This new project follows a five-country MIP program
needs assessment that JHPIEGO conducted for ExxonMobil in
2006 to identify a country-specific "roadmap" of future
actions in key areas such as policy, commodities, training,
supervision and community awareness.
Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of JHPIEGO, said,
"JHPIEGO has been working to lower malaria mortality rates
in pregnant women for more than six years in a total of 24
African countries, and with the support of companies like
ExxonMobil, our services continue to grow. We look forward
to collaborating with ExxonMobil and we are thankful to
them and all our partners for helping us to improve the
health of women and newborns."
JHPIEGO works in close collaboration with the Roll
Back Malaria Partnership, which was launched in 1998 by the
World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's
Fund, the United Nations Development Programme and the
World Bank to provide a coordinated global approach to
fighting malaria. The partnership's goal is to halve the
global burden of malaria by the year 2010.
SAIS commemoration of Nitze to focus on nuclear
In commemoration of the birth 100 years ago this month
of its co-founder, Paul H. Nitze,
SAIS is hosting a
forum on Monday, Jan. 29, to address the challenges of
nuclear weapons, the issue that most consumed Nitze's
energies in a long and distinguished career.
Max M. Kampelman, leader of the U.S. team negotiating
with the Soviet Union on nuclear and space arms from 1985
to 1989, will give the keynote address. A discussion on the
future of nuclear weapons will feature Thomas Graham Jr.,
special representative of the president for arms control,
nonproliferation and disarmament from 1994 to 1997; Avis
Bohlen, assistant secretary of state for arms control from
1999 to 2002; Christopher F. Chyba, professor of
astrophysical sciences and international affairs at
Princeton University; and Strobe Talbott, president of the
Brookings Institution, deputy secretary of state from 1994
to 2001 and author of The Master of the Game: Paul Nitze
and the Nuclear Peace.
The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Nitze
Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-5636.
JH safety initiatives recognized by the state of
Johns Hopkins received top honors in the Identity
Theft and Integrated Smart CCTV/Communications categories
at the 27th annual Governor's Crime Prevention Awards
presentation. The program, which is overseen by the
Governor's Office and four state agencies, recognizes the
role crime prevention efforts play in the reduction and
control of criminal activity in Maryland.
To help thwart identify theft, the university recently
implemented a number of measures, including incorporating
identity theft into the Campus Safety and Security
Department's daily Crime Prevention Tips bulletin and
disseminating brochures on the subject. The department also
has dedicated a page on its Web site to the prevention of
identity theft and relevant information for victims of this
In response to a series of high-profile crimes near
the Homewood campus, the university last year launched the
Homewood Communications Center, a state-of-the-art facility
that allows its staff to maintain a constant vigil over the
campus, primarily through a "smart" closed-circuit TV
system that alerts operators when it spots suspicious
activity. During its first year of operation, the CCTV
system registered 116 alerts — including thefts in
progress, minor traffic accidents and acts of vandalism
— that triggered responses.
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