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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 12, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 2
In Brief


BFSA celebrates 10th anniversary with Saturday night ball

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Black Faculty 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 showings

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 schools

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 staff elevator.


JHM signs on as medical provider for Running Festival

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 Sunday

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 p.m.

For more details, go to For information about volunteering, contact the Jones Falls Watershed Association at 410-261-3515 or


SAIS to host foreign policy briefing featuring Sen. Lugar

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 Transatlantic Magazine.

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 or 202-663-5730.


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