Race and the war on drugs to be subject of special event
JHU's Program on Social Inequality, the Department of Sociology, the Dean's Office, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Mental Hygiene and the School of Public Health, are sponsoring a special discussion on "Race, Criminal Justice and the War on Drugs," scheduled to take place on Tues., Oct. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Garrett Room of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.
Speakers will include Jamie Fellner, associate counsel of Human Rights Watch; William Chambliss of George Washington University; Peter Andreas of Reed College.
WJHU to sponsor three-part event to benefit station
WJHU public radio will begin a fund-raising series on Oct. 24, when David Sedaris, comedic author and radio personality, performs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium. Sedaris provides commentaries on Morning Edition and This American Life. His latest book, "Me Talk Pretty One Day," was a New York Times bestseller. The series' other two events are a Baltimore taping of the syndicated NPR show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" on Nov. 16 and a performance of "Cab Calloway's Legacy of Swing" by his daughter Chris Calloway, March 6 at the Meyerhoff.
Before or after each event, WJHU will host a gathering for the audience, guests of honor and the station's on-air personalities. To order tickets, call 410-516-9548.
Satellite lot on Monument to replace Thames Street's
The new JHMI satellite parking lot on Monument Street will open on Monday, Oct. 30, for current Thames Street permit holders only. When completed in December, the lot will feature an indoor waiting area with vending machines, space for a vehicle maintenance service center and limited daily parking.
The new lot is located 1.3 miles east of the JHMI campus. Hours of operation will be 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays. Shuttle service will run every 15 to 20 minutes.
The last day of parking on Thames Street is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27. Current parkers should stop by the Parking Office, suite 104 in the 550 Building, to obtain a temporary tag for the new lot. For further information, call 410-955-5333.
Author, columnist Gilbert Sandler to speak at lecture series
Gilbert Sandler, author of Jewish Baltimore: A Family Album, recently published by JHU Press, will give a lecture of the same name at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Homewood's Shriver Hall.
A columnist for The Sun and The Jewish Times, Sandler will focus on the city's Jewish community from the 1850s to today through stories of people, neighborhoods and well-known landmarks. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Bioterrorist threat to the U.S. is focus of symposium
The nation's capitol will be the site of the second National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism: Public Health Emergency & National Security Threat. The event, co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense, will take place Nov. 28 and 29 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The symposium is intended to create awareness among health professionals so they can lend their expertise to developing more effective measures against bioterrorism. Other major sponsors are the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. To register, call 800-431-5638. Cost is $500 for those who register before Nov. 3, $550 after. For more information, go to http://www.hopkins-biodefense.org.