Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 17, 1995


Office furniture, kitchen equipment being sought 
for East Baltimore community health center
     Heart, Body and Soul, the School of Medicine-affiliated
service organization dedicated to the betterment of the East
Baltimore community, is currently accepting donations for the
area's newest health center.
     The Mattie B. Uzzle Outreach Center, at 1211 North Chester
St., provides substance abuse counseling, eye screenings and
tests for diabetes to all residents. Professionals also offer CPR
training, blood pressure and cholesterol training and classes on
nutrition and aerobics.
     The center, which is the first new building to be
constructed in the struggling neighborhood in more than 40 years,
officially opened last month.
     Volunteers and organizers are in need of desks, chairs, file
cabinets, sofas, and kitchen equipment and supplies. The center
will arrange for pickup of donations; for more information call
Starr Mickle in the Center for Health Promotion at 955-7781.


Johns Hopkins University Press to publish
102-year-old "American Jewish History" journal
     The Johns Hopkins University Press has added "American
Jewish History," the official journal of the American Jewish
Historical Society, to its publications list. The society is the
oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United
     The pre-eminent scholarly journal in its field, "AJH"
focuses on all aspects of the American Jewish experience.
Published for 102 years, the journal often focuses on special
topics, such as American Jewish women, Jews in American sports or
American Jews in the Holocaust.
     "We selected the Hopkins Press for its impeccable
professional standards," said "AJH" editor Marc Lee Raphael, the
Gumenick Professor of Judaic Studies at the College of William
and Mary. "They publish beautiful journals that come out on
     The Hopkins Press began publishing "AJH" in November with
vol. 82, a hefty 448-page tome comprising all four issues for
1994. The press is working closely with Dr. Raphael to resume a
regular quarterly schedule in 1995, with issues published in
March, June, September and December.
     "The journal had been printed by an obscure press, and there
were just so many problems," Dr. Raphael said. "We hadn't been
out in two years."
     The acquisition of the "AJH" is another milestone in the
Press's efforts to expand its list in Jewish studies. In 1992, it
published the highly acclaimed five-volume set "The Jewish People
in America," also for the American Jewish Historical Society.

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