Charles Commons recognized by homebuilders
The National Association of Homebuilders has honored
Charles Commons with a 2007 Pillars of the Industry Award.
Johns Hopkins' new residential, dining and retail complex
in Charles Village was named the Best Student Housing
Apartment Rental Community of the Year at the
organization's Pillars Award Gala held April 12 in
Hollywood, Fla. The finalists in 31 categories were
selected by a panel of judges known for their industry
expertise in multifamily housing design, development and
Jayne Miller of WBAL to speak at Women's Network
Jayne Miller, I-Team chief investigative reporter for
WBAL-TV, will be the guest speaker at the 20th annual Johns
Hopkins University Women's Network Spring Luncheon, which
will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at
the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The cost is $15,
and transportation will be provided from the APL, Bayview,
Homewood and JHMI campuses.
The event highlights the women's network's 20th year
of dedication and leadership in promoting the advancement
of women within Johns Hopkins, and the 2007 Women's
Leadership Award will be presented to an honoree from each
Registration is required by contacting your campus
representative: APL, Sharon Kirkham,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Bayview, Marilyn Towns, email@example.com;
Homewood, Nora Koch,
firstname.lastname@example.org; and JHMI, Cheryl Burk, email@example.com.
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Biomedical Career Fair draws more than 400
The third annual Biomedical Career Fair, held April 25
on the School of Medicine's Turner Concourse, drew more
than 400 attendees, a significant increase over last year.
The four-hour event, sponsored by the JHMI Professional
Development Office, was open to all JHMI graduate students,
postdocs, faculty and staff.
Among the 21 exhibitors were agencies of the National
Institutes of Health, the FBI, Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen
Hamilton, McKinsey & Co., APL and Johns Hopkins Technology
Several vendors told the organizers that they had
returned as a result of hiring candidates from last year's
fair, and many noted that they expected this year's
contacts to result in hires as well.
Diversity Recognition Awards to be given on
President Brody and the Diversity Leadership Council
of the Johns Hopkins Institutions will recognize recipients
of the 2007 Diversity Recognition Awards on Wednesday, May
2, at Homewood.
Individual awards will be presented to Marlon
Caballero, School of Nursing; Dana Boatman, Andrew P.
Feinberg, Linda P. Fried, Joao Lima, Dong Shen, Patrick C.
Walsh and Levi Watkins Jr., School of Medicine; Erin
Fitzgerald, Whiting School of Engineering; Robert Holder
III, Applied Physics Laboratory; and Christopher Sogge,
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Receiving group awards will be the African Diaspora
Association at SAIS, represented by Kawaun Sankar, Salah
Goss, Nikki Duncan, Charlene Taylor, Catherine Hendrix,
Acquania Gibbs, Asha Munroe, Omoneka Musa, Jennifer Eaglin
and Mame Soce Sene; and the Asian Heritage Club at APL,
represented by Lien T. Duong and Lan D. Afram.
The Diversity Recognition Award, first presented by
the DLC in 2003, acknowledges outstanding accomplishments
of faculty, staff and students whose demonstrable efforts
foster greater appreciation, advancement and celebration of
diversity and inclusiveness in the Johns Hopkins culture
The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the
Second Decade Society Room in the Mattin Center's Ross
Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann to speak at
Josef Ackermann, chief executive officer of Deutsche
Bank, will give a talk this week at SAIS titled "Emerging
Markets and the Global Financial System: The View of the
International Financial Industry."
The session, which is part of the W.P. Carey Global
Leader Lecture Series, will be held at 12:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 2, in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to SAISevents@jhu.edu or
JHU writers to appear at Baltimore's annual
Johns Hopkins authors will appear in the Author's
Niche at Baltimore's Flowermart between noon and 5 p.m. on
Saturday, May 5, in Mount Vernon Square. On hand will be
Writing Seminars professors Jean McGarry and John Astin,
alumna and poet Lizzy Skurnick and physician Peter E. Dans.
They will be joined in the Author's Niche by cookbook
author Kerry Dunnington, demonstrating recipes from This
Book Cooks, and motivational author Pat Bender, of Pillars
of Success. Also appearing at the Author's Niche will be
Gil Sandler, Rev. Luther Starnes, Sherry Welch and
Astin also will be judging the Flowermart Super Star
Contest from 1 to 2 p.m. on Stage B.
Flowermart will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, around the Washington
Monument. Rain date is Sunday, May 6. For more information,
including schedules, go to
Procter & Gamble, CCP sign second memo of
The Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for
Communication Programs and Procter & Gamble have signed
their second five-year global memorandum of understanding.
The two institutions will combine their expertise to pursue
innovative partnerships that will improve and sustain
health and well-being in households around the world. Over
the last five years, CCP and P&G collaborated on research
and programs promoting safe water, adolescent and
reproductive health, and healthy lifestyles in Egypt,
Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia and Pakistan.
Participating in the signing were Michael Klag, dean
of the Bloomberg School; Nancy Eddy, manager of research
and development, Global Personal Health, for Procter &
Gamble; Jane Bertrand, director of CCP; David Holtgrave,
chair of Health, Behavior and Society; and Gary Saffitz,
deputy director of CCP.
JHPIEGO participates in Africa Malaria Day
JHPIEGO commemorated Africa Malaria Day by
participating in national observances held April 25 in
Washington, D.C., and Africa. The annual event exhibits
solidarity with African countries battling the disease that
affects 500 million people a year worldwide and leads to
one million deaths, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Currently, JHPIEGO works in 12 African countries with
endemic malaria, with a special focus on interventions to
prevent malaria in pregnancy and to manage the disease.
In addition, JHPIEGO works with the Roll Back Malaria
Partnership, which was launched in 1998 by the World Health
Organization, UNICEF, 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 2010.
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