JHU/JHHS named a 'Best Place to Work' by local
In its March issue on newsstands now, Baltimore
magazine touts the 27 Best Places to Work in the
region, its tally based on strengths in such categories as
great atmosphere, opportunity for advancement, bountiful
benefits, prestige, good compensation, cool work space or
inspiring leadership. In addition, all had to be
financially sound and hiring, or expecting to hire.
"When it comes to prestige, there aren't many names
that can top Johns Hopkins," writes author Christina Brenda
Antoniades, also crediting the university and health system
with solid benefits and employee development programs.
Plus, she wrote, "you get to work with super-smart people."
In selecting the institutions, she also cites their being
family friendly with strong educational opportunities and
Young Investigators' Day awardees announced at
The names of students and postdoctoral fellows who
will receive research prizes during the 28th Annual Young
Investigators' Day at the
School of Medicine have been announced. This year's
recipient of the Michael A. Shanoff Research Award is
Jeffrey S. Han, an M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology graduate
program working with Jef Boeke. Han was recognized for his
project "L1 Retrotransposons — Massaging and Manipulating
Other student awardees are Joseph Rodgers, Kara
Lassen, Christopher Brett, David Kantor, Luisa Cochella,
David Maag Jr., Vikas Bhandawat, Yanhua Huang, Shin Lin and
Lisa Philipose. Postdoctoral awardees are Rejji Kuruvilla,
Chenghua Gu, Sunil Karhadkar, Stephen Freedland, Damian van
Rossum, Natasha Zachara and WenYong Chen.
All awardees will present their work at Young
Investigators' Day, April 14, starting at 4 p.m. in
Mountcastle Auditorium, East Baltimore campus. For a
complete list of the awards and the recipients' projects,
Women's Network seeks nominations for Leadership
Hopkins University Women's Network is accepting
nominations for the annual Women's Leadership Award, which
will recognize five women representing each of its chapters
(APL, Bayview, Homewood, JHMI and SAIS) and will be
presented at the organization's spring luncheon on May 13.
Anyone may nominate a current woman faculty/staff/student
member who has provided leadership to others at the
The nominees' ability to provide leadership will be
judged using the following criteria: motivation of women in
their work and community; development of leadership skills
in others; mentoring others in their work; increasing
employee knowledge of critical issues facing an office,
department, division or the university; strengthening
commitment of the faculty and staff to the university.
All nominations must be submitted by March 1 via
e-mail to Noelia Cantu at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominators and award recipients will
be notified by March 15.
BFSA plans Feb. 23 program on the legacy of Black
The Black Faculty and Staff
Association will hold a reception and program on the
legacy of Black Power at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23,
in the AMR I Multipurpose Room, Homewood campus.
Floyd W. Hayes III, coordinator of programs and
undergraduate studies at the Center for Africana Studies,
will moderate a panel discussion on the present-day impact
of the Black Power Movement, whose roots reach back to the
tumultuous days of the mid-1960s. Panelists will be Charles
Simmons, president of Sojourner-Douglass College; W. Paul
Coates, founder and president of the Black Classic Press;
Katrina McDonald, associate professor of sociology in the
Krieger School; Babatunji Balogun, president of the
Universal Negro Improvement Association-African Communities
League, Baltimore chapter; and Omowunmi Aibana, a senior in
the Whiting School.
The program augments an exhibit presented by the BFSA
currently at the MSEL titled Legacy: Understanding Black
Power 40 Years Later, which runs through June 15. R.S.V.P.
JHU Theatre to stage perennial favorite 'Charley's
The Johns Hopkins University Theatre continues its
debut season with a production of the romantic comedy
Charley's Aunt at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, in the Mattin
Center's Swirnow Theater, Homewood campus. Faculty member
John Astin and his students will perform this classic farce
on the loves and schemes of a pair of college students.
Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25; 3 p.m.
and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26; 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4,
and Saturday, March 5; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6.
Tickets are $10; $7 seniors and JHU faculty and staff; $5
students. For tickets, call 410-516-5153 or e-mail email@example.com.
Mix 106.5 Radiothon to raise funds for Children's
The 2005 Mix 106.5 Radiothon kicks off at 5 a.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 24, broadcasting live from the
Center Hope Forest Lobby and continuing live from the
hospital and the Mix 106.5 studios in Towson until 6 p.m.
on Sunday, Feb. 27.
In its 15 years, the Radiothon has raised more than $7
million to benefit pediatric research and patient care at
the Children's Center. Morning show hosts Kenny Campbell
and JoJo Girard will present the final Radiothon check
on-air at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 28.
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