DLC reports on current status of Diversity Climate
The Johns Hopkins
Diversity Leadership Council said last week that it had
received more than 8,000 responses to the first JHU
Institution Diversity Climate Survey. Four versions had
been tailored to the School of Medicine, the Applied
Physics Laboratory, other university divisions and Johns
Hopkins Health System employees.
An analysis of the data has now been distributed to
deans and directors, who will categorize strengths,
weaknesses, gaps, etc., and identify significant issues to
address to improve the workplace climate for employees in
their divisions. As part of the annual diversity plan, they
will be asked to pinpoint three to five of these issues and
offer a specific plan for each.
The DLC Survey Committee will then conduct an
assessment of the data and forward universitywide
recommendations to President Brody. The results and
recommendations from the committee will be provided to the
university community at a future date.
Johns Hopkins picnic will be held on July 14; tickets now
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Johns Hopkins
picnic, scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14, on
the grounds of Johns Hopkins at Eastern. Free parking is
available, as is shuttle service from other campuses. The
event is open to all JHU affiliates and their families.
July 7 is the deadline for purchasing tickets, which
are being sold in advance only and are $2 for adults and
children 4 and up (free for children age 3 and under). For
a list of ticket sellers, go to www.jhu.edu/fsrp.
and click on the link for the Johns Hopkins picnic. Hopkins
identification is required to purchase tickets.
Tickets can be purchased through the mail only from
the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs; orders
must be received by June 30. For any other information, go
to the picnic Web site or call 410-516-6060.
Talent Development High Schools conference set for
The fifth biennial Talent Development High Schools
National Conference will bring educators together in
Baltimore for three days of training, inspiration,
practical ideas and social activities. The conference,
"Talent Development High Schools: Building on Lessons
Learned," will be held July 13 to 15 at the Radisson Plaza
Lord Baltimore Hotel. Registration is open until July
Martin Haberman, professor emeritus at the University
of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and an expert on curriculum and
instruction, will be the keynote speaker, topping off the
conference with a Saturday morning presentation. In his
latest book, Star Teachers of Children in Poverty, Haberman
explores theories and practices that support effective
teaching in schools that serve students who are at the
greatest risk for academic failure and dropping out.
The programs will focus on three topic areas:
Restructuring the American High School, Improving Student
Achievement and Understanding Our Students. Back by popular
demand are two categories of sessions, Voices from the
Field and Living Classroom, during which teachers and
administrators share their experiences and best
The conference will be preceded on July 12 by a
daylong National Leadership Institute for principals,
assistant principals, academy leaders and teacher team
More information on the program and online
registration are available at
Additional questions can be directed to Reggie Anthony
at 410-516-3962, or at
Community health nurse to lead JHU's Lillian D. Wald
The School of
Nursing has appointed Helen Scannell Thomas, a
certified pediatric nurse practitioner and part-time
clinical instructor at the school, to serve as director of
the Lillian D. Wald Community Nursing Center.
In that post, Thomas will lead faculty and staff
efforts to address health disparities by delivering free
and reduced cost services to uninsured and underinsured
families in the East Baltimore community. In addition, the
center, as an educational arm of the School of Nursing,
provides a unique learning environment for students to
acquire skills essential to effective community health
nursing practice among urban populations.
Thomas brings extensive clinical experience in a
variety of ambulatory pediatric settings to the center and,
through 11 years with the Comprehensive School Based Health
Center Program of the Baltimore City Health Department, a
working knowledge of the community and its health needs.
She is also a court-appointed special advocate for Voices
for Children in Howard County and an active member of the
health and prison ministries at her parish in Columbia.
Exhibit of William Wilmer's rare books extended through
The exhibition of A Perfect Vision: The Rare Book
Collection of William Holland Wilmer, which opened in
April in the George Peabody Library Exhibition Gallery, has
been extended. Originally scheduled to close at the end of
June, it will now be on view through July 30.
A pre-eminent physician and founder of the Wilmer Eye
Institute at Johns Hopkins, Wilmer was also a passionate
bibliophile who amassed an exceptional collection during
the 1920s and 1930s. Bequeathed to the university upon
Wilmer's death in 1936, the book collection contains works
tracing the medical and scientific discoveries that
ultimately led to the understanding of vision and the
modern era of the treatment and prevention of eye
The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on
To read about the collection, go to
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to give farewell talk at
At a forum hosted by the SAIS
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Hafiz Pashayev,
ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States, will deliver
his farewell address, having served since 1993 as the
country's first ambassador to the United States. The
third-longest-serving ambassador in Washington, he has
amassed a broad range of impressions of both the evolving
role of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus in world diplomacy and
of the peculiarities of the American political process as
it affects this region.
Steven Mann, principal deputy assistant secretary of
state for South and Central Asia Affairs, will deliver a
brief response to the ambassador's remarks.
The forum, "A Farewell Address From the Ambassador of
Azerbaijan," will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28,
in the Kenney Auditorium of SAIS' Nitze Building. Non-SAIS
affiliates should RSVP to the Central Asia-Caucasus
Institute at 202-663-7721 or
Nightingala 2006 benefits community health
Nightingala 2006, an evening of folk, country and
bluegrass music performed by former John Denver Band
members and colleagues on June 17, raised more than
$300,000 to benefit the Johns Hopkins
School of Nursing
community health centers and free nursing care programs in
The money raised will be used to provide services such
as immunizations, health screenings, physical exams,
preventive measures, parenting and nutrition classes,
referrals, geriatric services, obesity-awareness programs
and after-school programs.
Prior to the concert, held in Peabody's Friedberg
Concert Hall, guests gathered for a reception and silent
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