Hispanic Voter Project partners in national Voter Alert
The Hispanic Voter Project at Johns Hopkins has joined
forces with NBC News, VoterLink Data Systems, Chesapeake
Enterprises, Common Cause Education Fund, the Fels
Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania
and the Reform Institute to create a Voter Alert Line for
Tuesday's elections. Real-time analysis will be broadcast
exclusively by NBC News, Telemundo and MSNBC.com.
Voters will be able to call 1-866-MY-VOTE1 on election
day to report problems at the polls or to find out their
voting location. The system will handle calls in both
English and Spanish. Hopkins graduate students will be
analyzing call patterns from the National Constitution
Center in Philadelphia.
Adam Segal, director of the Hispanic Voter Project and
a leading expert on the growing importance of the Hispanic
voting block, said the sophisticated phone system will
allow for some immediate reporting of voters' experience at
the polls and will also will provide a means for a more
in-depth post-election analysis.
Jason DeParle of 'New York Times' to give IPS
Jason DeParle, senior writer for The New York
Times, will speak at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, in the
Great Hall in Levering, Homewood campus. The talk is part
of the Press and Public Policy seminar series presented by
the Institute for Policy Studies to
spotlight the common ground between those who study and
those who report on domestic policy issues.
DeParle will discuss the challenges facing poor
Americans in an era in which personal responsibility has
eclipsed the "social safety net" as the dominant social
policy. In addition to his work for the Times,
DeParle has written for The New Republic, Washington
Monthly and The Times-Picayune. A former Henry
Luce Scholar, DeParle was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
in 1995 and 1998 for his reporting on the welfare system.
After his lecture, he will sign copies of his new book,
American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids and a Nation's
Drive to End Welfare. Because seating is limited,
reservations are requested at 410-516-4186.
Analyst Bill Schneider of CNN to give post-election
As part of the MSE Symposium, CNN
senior political analyst Bill Schneider will present a
post-election lecture at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, in
Homewood's Shriver Hall Auditorium, followed by a
question-and-answer period in the Clipper Room.
The theme of this year's series is "Rebuilding
America: Peace and Prosperity at What Price? A Symposium on
a Struggling Domestic Legitimacy."
Schneider's analysis of politics, the presidency and
public opinion make him one of the foremost voices in
America in the political arena. He is a regular contributor
to The Atlantic Monthly, The National Journal and
The Los Angeles Times and co-author with Seymour
Martin Lipset of The Confidence Gap: Business, Labor and
Government in the Public Mind. He holds a doctorate in
political science from Harvard and has been a professor of
government there and at Brandeis and Boston College. He
also was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution of
Stanford University and a fellow on international affairs
at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Beat generation writers are highlighted in MSEL
A new exhibition titled "On the Road: The Beat Writers
of New York and San Francisco" has opened on the M-Level of
Library, where it will be on view through Friday, Jan.
7. Highlighting Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William
Burroughs and other writers who defined the beat generation
of the 1950s, the exhibit features selected works from the
collection of alumnus Richard S. Frary.
JHU Theatre continues debut season with Dos Passos'
The Johns Hopkins University Theatre continues its
debut season with "U.S.A.," a stage adaptation of John Dos
Passos' famous trilogy of novels. The performances, all in
the Baltimore Museum of Art's Meyerhoff Auditorium, will be
at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6, and at 3
p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7.
The stage revue version of U.S.A., adapted by the
author and Paul Shyre, captures Dos Passos' impassioned and
structurally groundbreaking panorama of early-20th-century
America. The production stars undergraduates James
Zwerneman, Anthony Blaha, Chunwoo Kae, Tania Hamod, Liz
Gilbert and Elspeth Kursh and is directed by faculty member
John Astin and Loren Dunn, a 2004 graduate
Tickets are $15; $14 for seniors; $10 for museum
members; and $5 for students. For tickets, call
410-516-5153 or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Asia Studies Program program screens Hindi
The South Asia Studies Program at SAIS this week will
host a film seminar series focusing on the portrayal in
Hindi films of conflict between parents and children.
Through Bollywood's Lens: Representations of South Asian
Society, Politics and Identity in Bollywood Films will run
from today, Nov. 1, through Saturday, Nov. 6.
Screenings will be held at 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday; a discussion will follow on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
The events take place in rooms 200 and 203 of the Rome
Building. For a listing of the films, go to
southasiaevents.html. Non-SAIS affiliates should
email@example.com or 202-663-5722.
In the article "Celebrating a dual legacy of a Johns
Hopkins luminary," which appeared in the Oct. 25 issue, the
name of the architect who designed the Welch Medical
Library was misspelled. His name is Edward L. Tilton. Also,
as part of the library's long-term plan, books now in the
main branch's stacks will not go to Moravia Park, as stated
in the article, but to a new state-of-the-art facility to
be built at APL in the coming year.
Due to an editing error, the last digit was dropped in
the first reference to the total gifts and commitments
already attracted to the Johns Hopkins: Knowledge for the
World campaign. The number should be $1.544 billion. The
amount is correct elsewhere in the article.
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