The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 24, 2003
March 24, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 27


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Nursing to hold first of monthly all-school meetings

Dean Martha Hill of the School of Nursing is inaugurating a series of monthly all-school meetings whose purpose is for faculty, staff and students to come together to learn more about one another and the school.

The first meeting will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, in the Alumni Auditorium.

Meetings will include announcements about the school, news of promotions and awards, Q&A if necessary and a presentation on a topic relevant to the entire community, such as the impending HIPPA regulations.

The next two planned meetings will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20.

Richmond Federal Reserve Bank president to speak

J. Alfred Broaddus Jr., president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will be the speaker at a Johns Hopkins Business lecture scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 31, in the Berman Auditorium of the Downtown Center.

Broaddus will review recent economic developments and policy and will discuss the country's economic outlook for the coming year. To reserve a place, e-mail or call 410-516-4177.

Bioscience and Health Career Expo planned at Homewood

All undergraduate and graduate students in Arts and Sciences and Engineering are invited to the Bioscience and Health Career Expo that will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in Homewood's Levering Hall.

The Expo will be attended by organizations seeking students interested in full-time positions or internships in biotechnology, scientific research and health-related fields. Among those expected are the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Human Genome Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The event is co-sponsored by the Bloomberg School of Public Health Career Services Office and the Office of Professional Development for the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Career Center at 410-516-8056 or go to:

Homewood House Museum begins docent training classes

Homewood House Museum is offering a training program for new docents, which will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in April, beginning April 1.

Training includes lectures and readings on the history of Baltimore in the Federal era, the Carroll family that built and lived in Homewood and Federal-style architecture and decorative arts. New guides also will learn about the motivations that bring visitors to the historic house and techniques for meeting visitors' expectations.

Classes will be presented by the museum staff. Volunteers who successfully complete the training will commit to a schedule based on their availability. For more information, contact Judith Proffitt at 410-516-8645 or go to:

APL takes part in testing reconfigured submarine

APL recently participated in weapon system certification and validation exercises aboard USS Nevada, the second Trident Class submarine to be converted from carrying Trident I missiles to the larger Trident II missiles. With reconfigured launch tubes and modernized navigation, fire control and command and control subsystems, the Nevada performed a series of missile handling, maintenance and training operations over five weeks, culminating in the successful submerged launch of a D5 missile in the Eastern Test Range.

This was the first Fleet Ballistic Missile certification exercise specifically tailored by the Lab to allow for scoring of flight test reliability and accuracy performance in weapon system planning factors for the U.S. Strategic Command.

Celtic ensemble to perform Friday at Evergreen House

Irish, Scottish and original Celtic folk music will be performed on ancient instruments by Ensemble Galilei at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 28, in the Evergreen Carriage House.

The performance is part of the 2002-2003 Evergreen Concert Series, which is sponsored by the Evergreen House Foundation in honor of its founder, Alice Warder Garrett. Garrett lived for many years at Evergreen House, where she supported a resident string quartet each spring and fall from 1928 to 1942 to entertain guests.

With fiddle, Scottish small pipes, Celtic harp, viola da gamba, oboe and percussion, the group will play baroque interpretations of 18th-century Irish airs, reels and jigs, Welsh melodies, Galician waltzes and Breton dance tunes.

Admission to the concert is $15 per person, including a reception to meet the artists following the performance. Evergreen's fellows, contributors and patrons are admitted free with one guest. For reservations and information, call 410-516-0341 or go to: