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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 7, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 21
In Brief


Exhibit explores the influence of the Black Power Movement

The lasting influence of the Black Power movement and how it shapes and affects lives today will be showcased in Legacy: Understanding Black Power 40 Years Later, an exhibition including photographs, books and memorabilia from the Black Power era. Presented by the Black Faculty and Staff Association as part of the celebration of Black History Month on the Homewood campus, the exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 11, on the Eisenhower Library's main level and will run through June 15.

The exhibit may be viewed Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-midnight; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-midnight. For more about the exhibit, go to


WSE kicks off second semester with free multicultural lunch

To highlight the growing global trajectory of engineering, the Whiting School is kicking off the spring semester with a multicultural lunch for all WSE students, faculty and staff on Friday, Feb. 11.

Tickets are required but are free through Tuesday, Feb. 8. Tickets for undergrads are available in 114 NEB; for all others, in their respective departments. Tickets will be $5 Feb. 9 and 10 and $10 at the door.

The theme of the luncheon, noon to 2 p.m. in Homewood's Glass Pavilion, is "Engineering Excellence through Diversity." Along with the international food, there will be music and exhibits from various cultures, and attendees are encouraged to wear national costumes.

For more information, contact Beth Buckheit at or 410-516-6274.


Tickets available for April 16 Hopkins Night at Camden Yards

When the Baltimore Orioles play the New York Yankees at Camden Yards at 4:35 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, there will be a Johns Hopkins cheering section in the upper tier over home plate.

The Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs has a limited supply of tickets available for purchase by faculty, staff, retirees, students and alumni; all tickets are $13.

To purchase tickets, send a check payable to JHU-Orioles for the full amount for the desired number of seats by U.S. mail (not campus mail) to JHU-Orioles, 4545 N. Charles St., 3rd floor, Baltimore, MD 21210. Include your name, your JHU affiliation and daytime phone number and/or e-mail address. The tickets will be mailed to the address on the check unless you specify otherwise. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets will be reserved without payment. For more details, contact Matt Smith at or 410-516-0345.


Fifth annual HeadsUP engineering fair draws record crowd

High school and early college students got an insider's look from local companies and educators at how integral engineering and bioscience are to society at JHU's fifth annual HeadsUP What is Engineering? Fair. The event, held at the Montgomery County Campus, attracted about 600 people, a record number of students and exhibitors.

At the Lockheed Martin booth, students were encouraged to view air traffic management systems data. Representatives from Shapiro & Duncan, a Rockville-based contractor, challenged students to interact with mechanical engineering systems, while visitors to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's exhibit witnessed the latest in municipal water purification systems.

"Predictions are that, unless the current trend changes, there will be a shortage of American engineers," said Richard Scott, director of HeadsUP. "By working in conjunction with programs such as HeadsUP, our metropolitan area is taking a proactive approach to ensuring that we positively impact our future workforce's academic and career choices."

Students attending the fair had the opportunity to sign up for the HeadsUP seven-week summer engineering courses and apply for summer internships with some of the participating companies.


Three new online classes set for engineering professionals

Through its Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals, the Whiting School has added three new online courses to its lineup for spring.

The newest online course in the Environmental Engineering, Science and Management Program is Economic Foundations for Public Decision Making. In the Computer Science Program, the new offering is Voice Over IP. Also, a course called Web Site Development has been added to the Information Systems and Technology Program.

According to EPP Associate Dean Allan Bjerkaas, these newest online courses are part of the school's ongoing commitment to make continuing higher education more convenient and accessible to working professionals.

For a complete list of EPP's spring 2005 online courses, go to spring_05_schedule.html.


CCP-produced film takes Silver World Medal at competition

The Zambian documentary Tikambe (Let's Talk About It) received a Silver World Medal at the New York Festivals' 48th annual international Film & Video Awards for its portrayal of a Zambian woman struggling to live positively with HIV and AIDS. One of the film's three producers was the Center for Communications Programs based at the School of Public Health.

The New York Festivals' international Film & Video Awards is the world's largest competition for nonbroadcast media.


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