The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 12, 2001
November 12, 2001
VOL. 31, NO. 11


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

'The Gazette' will not be published Thanksgiving week

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Gazette will not be published the week of Nov. 19. The next issue will appear on Nov. 26.

Restrictions on donors may affect November blood drive

The American Red Cross has just instituted travel-related restrictions on donors in an effort to keep mad cow disease (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) from entering the United States. These restrictions, which will be in effect at the next Homewood blood drive, typically reduce the donor base by approximately 8 percent, but could have a greater effect at Hopkins as so many students, faculty and staff travel internationally. Because of this, the need for new donors is strong, and those people who have never donated before, or who did so after Sept. 11 for the first time, are asked to donate again if they are eligible.

The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Glass Pavilion.

Prohibited from donating blood are anyone who has spent a cumulative total of six months in any eastern or western European country or in the Arabian country of Oman, or a cumulative total of three months in the United Kingdom, including England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man.

As there is no test to determine if donated blood has been infected by mad cow disease, the restrictions are particularly important.

If you have questions about eligibility, please call the Red Cross at 410-764-1010 or 800-GIVE-LIFE. To minimize waiting, an appointment to give blood is recommended. To schedule an appointment, go to or call 410-516-0138. If you already have an appointment and find that you are now ineligible, please call 410-516-0138.

IPS book on nonprofit sector wins first-place research prize

Lester M. Salamon and several of his research colleagues in the Institute for Policy Studies have won a first-place research prize for their work in publishing the book Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector.

Independent Sector's Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize comes with a $2,000 award, which Salamon accepted last week on behalf of his co-authors, Helmut K. Anheier, Regina List, Stefan Toepler and S. Wojciech Sokolowski.

The Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize was established in 1995 to recognize outstanding published research that furthers our understanding of philanthropy, voluntary action, nonprofits and civil society in either the United States or abroad.

Global Civil Society provides a detailed picture of the size and scope of the nonprofit sector in 22 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the United States and was first published in 1999. Salamon and his co-authors plan to donate the award money for scholarships and to help ensure that copies of the book can be made available in libraries in developing countries.

19th-century needlework is focus of symposium, workshop

In conjunction with the exhibition Needles & Threads: Women's Handiwork, Men's Craftsmanship, Homewood House Museum will offer a symposium on early-19th-century needlework on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and an Irish Stitch Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Symposium speakers include Linda Eaton, curator of textiles at Winterthur Museum; Barbara Weeks, associate curator of the Maryland Historical Society; and Catherine Rogers Arthur, curator at Homewood. The cost is $45 for members and JHU affiliates, $55 for the general public.

The needleworks provide inspiration for the workshop, for which all materials will be provided. The cost is $20 for members and JHU affiliates, $25 for others; reservations are required. At 2 p.m., curator Catherine Rogers Arthur will give a gallery talk, which is $8 for members and JHU affiliates, $10 for others. Admission to both is $25 for members and JHU affiliates, $30 for others.

For information or reservations, call 410-516-8639 or go to

Bay Street Brassworks to perform on Sunday

Bay Street Brassworks, Baltimore's premiere brass quintet, will dip into its repertoire of light classics, ragtime, the blues, jazz and Dixieland for a concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Glass Pavilion at Homewood.

Formed in 1995, the group has appeared regularly at the Peabody Conservatory, with the UMBC and Towson University choruses and on WJZ-TV's Sunday morning news program.

Advance tickets are $17, $14 for senior citizen/JHU staff with ID and $10 for full-time students with ID. Tickets at the door are $2 additional. For more information, call the Office of Special Events at 410-516-7157.