Headlines at Hopkins: news releases from across the 
university Headlines
News by Topic: news releases organized by subject News by Topic
News by School: news releases organized by the 
university's 9 schools & divisions News by School
Events Open to the Public (campus-wide) Events Open
to the Public
Blue Jay Sports: Hopkins Athletic Center Blue Jay Sports
Search News Site Search the Site

Contacting the News Staff: directory of university 
press officers Contacting
News Staff
Receive News Via Email (listservs) Receive News
Via Email
Resources for Journalists Resources for Journalists

Faculty Experts: searchable resource organized by 
topic Faculty Experts
Faculty and Administrator Photos Faculty and
Faculty with Homepages Faculty with Homepages
Hopkins in the News: news clips about Hopkins Hopkins in
the News

JHUNIVERSE Homepage JHUniverse Homepage
Headlines at Hopkins
News Release

Office of News and Information
212 Whitehead Hall / 3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2692
Phone: (410) 516-7160 / Fax (410) 516-5251

September 6, 1994
CONTACT: Sujata Massey

1994 Eisenhower Symposium Focuses on Children's Issues

Children's problems and issues will be discussed at the 1994 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, Oct. 4 through Dec. 1 at The Johns Hopkins University. This is the first time in the student- organized lecture series' 28-year history that childhood is being addressed; it is also the first time that two women are chairing the program.

"American children's lives are a microcosm of our society's problems, from AIDS' impact on children to parental custody battles and violence in schools," said Margaret Huh, who is co- chairing "Without a Voice: Dilemmas of Growing Up in America" with fellow senior Indrani Pia Pyne. "The symposium's aim is to present speakers to the Baltimore community who can illustrate both the realities and possible solutions for children in crisis."

All lectures take place at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted, in Shriver Hall at the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. Admission is free, and no reservations are needed. For information, call (410) 516-7683.

The symposium schedule is as follows:

      Oct. 4      Marlin Fitzwater, White House press secretary
                  during the Reagan and Bush administrations
                  The Media and Children

Oct. 13 Jeanne White, mother of the late Ryan White and founder of the Ryan White AIDS Foundation AIDS and Children

Oct. 18 William Durden, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) America's Anti-Intellectualism and its Effect of Children

Nov. 1 Joe Clark, former principal and controversial reformer in New Jersey public high schools The Role of Discipline and Structure in Children's Lives

Nov. 3 Stephanie Coontz, author of The Way We Never Were The Current Status of Parenting and Families

Dec. 1 Marcia Robinson-Lowry, director of the children's rights division of the American Civil Liberties Union Children and the Legal System

These additional symposium activities will take place in Shriver Hall, all free:

                  Childhood Film Forum, at 7 p.m.
                  Feature, short and documentary films for adults
                  about children.

Oct. 25 Boyz n the Hood with What Right Has a Child and This is Only a Mouse

Oct. 27 Lean on Me with Everyday Miracle and Chromophobia

Nov. 15 Children's Health Care Issues, at 8 p.m. The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health presents a town hall-style meeting with panel discussion.

Nov. 29 Plight of the Inner City Child: A Town Meeting, at 8 p.m. A panel of parents, educators and other community leaders will debate problems and solutions.

Johns Hopkins University news releases can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/news/
   Information on automatic e-mail delivery of science and medical news releases is available at the same address.

Go to Headlines@HopkinsHome Page