BFSA celebrates 10th anniversary with Saturday night
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the
and Staff Association will hold a ball on Saturday,
Sept. 17, at the newly opened Reginald F. Lewis Museum of
Maryland African American History and Culture. Tickets for
the event, set for 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., are $35 each for
current BFSA members and one guest, $50 for non-BFSA
members and $20 for JHU undergraduates. Black tie is
optional but preferred.
On the following day, Sunday, Sept. 18, Simbi Veke
Mubako, Zimbabwe's ambassador to the United States, had
been scheduled to headline an event on the Homewood campus
as part of the BFSA anniversary celebration.
Late last week, however, Mubako learned that the
president of Zimbabwe would be at the United Nations over
that weekend and that he would have to be in New York. The
event has been canceled.
For more information, including how to buy tickets for
the ball, go to
Outdoor film series extended for September
Buoyed by the success of its Summer Outdoor Film
Series, the Office of Summer Programs will extend its run
into September. The films, which are shown on Homewood's
Keyser Quadrangle, are scheduled for 8 p.m. on the next two
Fridays. A list of possible films was posted online and put
up for a vote; the two selected were Pirates of the
Caribbean, Sept. 16, and The Italian Job, Sept.
23. Blankets, chairs and snacks are welcome.
Also of note for celluloid-lovers: A JHU Film Society
is forming to show great movies, classics through modern,
on a regular basis. Its sponsors, Linda Delibero of
Film and Media
Studies and John Bader of
Academic Programs and Advising, will hold a meeting at
3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, in 301 Shaffer; those
interested in joining are asked to bring a list of five
varied movies they'd like to have shown.
Books to be collected at Hopkins sites for Baltimore City
As part of the Mayor's Believe in Our Schools Book
Drive, collection boxes for book donations are being set up
in numerous Johns Hopkins locations. The books, which can
be new or used, will be distributed to some of the area's
neediest school libraries.
From Sept. 12 to 23, boxes will be located at Homewood
in the lobbies of Garland Hall, Levering Hall, the Wyman
Park Building, Olin Hall, the Mattin Center, the O'Connor
Recreation Center and the Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith
Center; and in Fell's Point at Bond Street Wharf.
The East Baltimore book drive is scheduled for Sept.
19 to 30. Boxes will be located in the 550 Building's
lobby; at the hospital, in the Broadway Corridor by the
information desk; and in the Outpatient Center lobby by the
JHM signs on as medical provider for Running
Johns Hopkins Medicine has signed on to be the
official medical provider of the annual Under Armour
Baltimore Running Festival through the 2007 event. This
year's festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15,
beginning at 8 a.m.
Under the agreement, announced last week by event
producer Corrigan Sports Enterprises, the
Department of Emergency Medicine will provide all the
personnel and medical items to handle all aspects of the
medical support. There will be seven medical stations along
the course and a medical headquarters tent at the finish
line. The department also will assist in securing
interactive health-related vendors for the event.
Jones Falls Valley Celebration scheduled for
For six and a half hours on Sunday, Sept. 18, the cars
and trucks will disappear from the northbound lanes of the
Jones Falls Expressway and Baltimoreans will turn out in
full force to walk, run, bike, skate and dance in their
stead. The Eighth Annual Jones Falls Valley Celebration
— described by its organizers as "a uniquely urban
event that combines recreation with environmental
awareness" — begins at 8 a.m. and continues to 2:30
For more details, go to
www.jonesfalls.com. For information about volunteering,
contact the Jones Falls Watershed Association at
SAIS to host foreign policy briefing featuring Sen.
The School of
Advanced International Studies will host a briefing,
"Foreign Policy: A View From Congress," at 7:45 a.m. on
Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Washington, D.C.
The forum, hosted by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic
Relations, SAIS' Transatlantic Magazine and The
Financial Times, will feature Richard Lugar, Republican
U.S. senator from Indiana and chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee, who will give the keynote
remarks; Lionel Barber, U.S. managing editor of The
Financial Times; and Robert Guttman, editor in chief of
The event will be held in Hearing Room 419 of the U.S.
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in the Dirksen Senate
Office Building. Attendees should go the 1st and C streets,
N.E., entrance to receive directions to the visitor's
entrance for that day and should allow time to clear
security. Non-SAIS affiliates must RSVP to
transatlanticRSVP@jhu.edu or 202-663-5730.
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