Three-day Spring Fair welcomes the public to Homewood
This week's upcoming
marks the 34th consecutive year in which the Johns Hopkins
community has shown off its fun-loving side with an array
of carnival rides, inflatable games, entertainment, kids'
activities, a photography contest, food and shopping
designed for the entire community.
Special events this year include a concert by rapper
Talib Kweli (7 p.m., Saturday, April 30, O'Connor
Recreation Center); a comedy night featuring Ant from NBC's
Last Comic Standing (8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, Shriver
Hall); and Hopkins Happy Hour with the Julian Rosenberg
Band and Quintus (5 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 29, in the
Free parking and a shuttle bus are available at Johns
Hopkins @ Eastern. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Friday and
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is
free; ticket prices and other information can be found at
Center for Summer Learning at JHU honors Denver
The Summer Scholars program in Denver received the
2005 Summer Learning Award from the
Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins during the center's
national conference held last week in Baltimore.
Over the past 11 years, Summer Scholars has provided
summer literacy and recreation programs to more than 11,000
academically struggling students in northeast Denver. As a
result of participating, 67 percent of students made gains
in reading ability, with students in the early grades
showing the greatest improvement. Parents reported a
noticeable difference in their child's reading performance
and an increase in the amount of time they spent reading
with their child.
Building Educated Leaders for Life and Harlem RBI were
the two other finalists for the award. BELL provides
summertime academic and enrichment activities to struggling
students in Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., and
Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland. Harlem
RBI is a youth development organization offering a
continuum of services, from summer learning to job training
and college preparation.
"Making Summer Learning a Priority" was the theme of
this year's Center for Summer Learning conference.
Participants included summer program providers,
researchers, youth development professionals,
community-based organizations, policy-makers, teachers,
school officials and informal educators.
The conference also featured workshops focusing on
effective summer learning program models and strategies;
federal, state and local policies to support summer
learning; and research and evaluation of summer
JHU doc is medical director for race through China
Doctors from Johns Hopkins and other institutions
across the United States are now in China's Gobi Desert
assisting some of the world's running elite in Gobi March
2005, one of the most spectacular races on the planet. The
event began April 23 and continues through April 30. Brian
sports medicine and rehabilitation specialist
at Johns Hopkins, a veteran of Olympic medical teams and an
avid adventure racer himself, was chosen as medical
director of the endurance race, which covers 150 miles.
Krabak is working with Hopkins colleague Brandee L.
Waite during the race, in which athletes run back-to-back
marathons that cover a varied terrain of grassland, rocks,
rivers, small mountains and sand dunes. Altitudes change
from 154 miles below sea level to 2,000 miles above, and
temperatures are expected to drop from 34° C to 0°
"We have to be prepared to handle everything from
blistered feet, sprained ankles and torn ligaments to
concussions and complex musculoskeletal injuries," Krabak
said before his departure. "The race organizers made a big
effort to put parallel roads during the course of the race
so that the athletes can have immediate medical help should
an emergency occur, which, of course, nobody wants."
Besides providing medical care, one of the biggest
challenges for a physician, he said, is making the tough
decision as to whether an injured athlete should continue
to compete and risk further injury.
Krabak's daily reports and photographs of the race are
posted on the Johns Hopkins International Web site at
Some seats still available for talk by Keller of 'New York
In a rare public speaking appearance, William Keller,
executive editor of The New York Times and a
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will give the Frank R.
Kent Memorial Lecture in Journalism this week on the
Keller's talk is titled "Does the Press Matter
Anymore?" and is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26,
in Shriver Hall Auditorium. It is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Institute for Policy Studies.
Some seats are still available. To reserve a place,
send an e-mail message to
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