Half-day seminar on animal research set for October
A half-day symposium will address "Enhancing Humane
Science: Improving Animal Research" from 9 a.m. to 12:45
p.m. on Oct. 7 in the
School of Nursing, room 202.
Scheduled participants are Ted Poehler, vice provost
for research; Edward Miller, dean of the medical faculty;
Chris Newcomer, associate provost for animal research and
resources; Martin Pomper, associate professor of radiology;
Alan Goldberg, director of the Center for Alternatives to
Animal Testing; Nancy Ator, chair of the Institutional
Animal Care and Use Committee; and James Owiny, training
and regulatory administrator for the IACUC.
Faculty and staff are especially encouraged to attend.
For information, contact Candace Eff at firstname.lastname@example.org or
'All Politics Is Local,' new symposium, begins
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, a new student-run symposium called
All Politics Is Local will host a panel discussion on the
death penalty with prominent speakers on both sides of the
issue, including Joseph Cassilly, Harford County state's
attorney, and Joseph Curran, Maryland attorney general.
Curran has been described as moderately opposed to the
death penalty, and Cassilly has been a strong supporter of
the state's capital punishment law.
The panel will also feature Baltimore Sun
columnist Gregory Kane and Stephanie Gibson, an associate
professor at the University of Baltimore and a member of
the group Maryland Citizens Against State Executions. The
discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Culbert, an
assistant professor of
science at Johns Hopkins.
The event, which is the first in a series, will take
place at 8 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood
campus. For more information, contact Brendan Costigan,
co-founder and chair of the symposium, at 551-427-6738.
Pizza Party planned for WSE faculty, staff and
The Whiting School
of Engineering will host its annual Pizza Party from
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Homewood's Glass
Pavilion. All WSE faculty, staff and students are invited
to attend. Free food tickets--for pizza, soda and
desserts--are required and can be picked up in room 120 of
the New Engineering Building. For more information, contact
Kathie Rumbley at
email@example.com or call 410-516-2323.
FDA commissioner to speak at Montgomery County
Mark B. McClellan, commissioner of the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration, will discuss the strategic plan for
improving the process for developing new medical technology
when he speaks in the Ginder Distinguished Lecture Series
on Wednesday, Oct. 8. His talk is titled "A 21st Century
FDA: Protecting and Advancing America's Health."
The lecture is hosted by SPSBE's
Graduate Division of
Business and Management and inaugurates the new MS/MBA
Biotechnology dual degree program, a collaboration with the
Programs in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
The lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. in room 127
of the Central Building on the Montgomery County Campus. A
reception will follow. To reserve a place, e-mail HopkinsMBA@jhu.edu or
SPSBE introduces Connect, revised noncredit
The School of
Professional Studies this semester begins Connect, a
newly revised noncredit information technology, career and
professional development program geared to busy adult
professionals. Connect offers an array of courses for
individuals with no technology background and for those who
want to broaden their skills in such areas as security and
Classes are also offered in applications, database,
networking, presentation/graphics, spreadsheets, Web design
and development and word processing, as well as career
skills and development. Courses meet in the Downtown
Center, Washington, D.C., Center, Homewood campus and the
Montgomery County Campus.
Full-time faculty, staff and eligible dependents may
enroll in most noncredit courses under the terms of the
Hopkins Tuition Remission Program.
For the fall semester offerings, go to
Wednesday Noon Series takes journey through
Irish performers Sam and Joan McCready will lead a
virtual tour of the Emerald Isle during The Road Round
Ireland at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Homewood's Shriver
Hall. The McCreadys will take the audience on an
entertaining journey, describing the sites and characters
through the eyes and ears of poets, writers and
An actor, teacher, director and writer, Sam McCready
has been professor of theater at the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County since 1984 and was artistic
director of UMBC's summer touring program, Shakespeare on
Wheels, from 1984 to 1994. Joan McCready was born in
Belfast and spent many years in Ireland as a teacher,
actress and director. In 1985, she moved to Baltimore,
where she teaches humanities and communications at the Park
This performance is part of the Wednesday Noon Series
presented by the university's Office
of Special Events and is co-sponsored with Theatre
Hopkins. For more information, call the Office of Special
Events at 410-516-7157.
Applications due for D.C. undergraduate
The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences now offers an
Undergraduate Fellowship in the Humanities that gives
exceptional sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity
to spend the spring semester in Washington, D.C. Fellows
will earn 15 credits as they explore the cultural richness
of the district, engage in intellectual discourse with
peers, learn from leaders in the humanities and gain
valuable career experience.
Applications are due by Oct. 10. Along with the
application, students need to submit a faculty
recommendation, a one-page statement of interest in the
humanities and a transcript.
For an application, call the Office of Advanced
Academic Programs at 800-847-3330, go to:
or visit the AAP office in G1 Wyman Park Building, Homewood
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