JHU, a school that rocks? Yes, according to 'Rolling Stone'
The first edition of Schools That Rock: The Rolling
Stone College Guide is heading to bookstores now, and
right there on page 32 is Johns Hopkins University —
according to the author, one of the 100 Best Music
Programs! in one of the 50 Coolest College Towns!
Jenny Eliscu, a contributing editor at Rolling
Stone, compiled the lists based on academic criteria
and the local music scene. A page is devoted to the
offerings at Peabody and its joint programs with Arts and
Sciences and Engineering, followed by meaty rundowns on
Baltimore's venues, record stores, radio stations and
miscellaneous events that feed the needs of "music geeks"
and "aspiring music geeks."
Career advice, top 10 lists and capsule descriptions
of music programs at other schools complete the 322-page
APL opens Norfolk office to support Joint Forces
A new field office for
APL has opened in
Norfolk to support the U.S. Joint Forces Command in its
mission to better integrate the war fighting capabilities
of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
Located near JFCOM headquarters, the field office
— with five offices and a conference room that will
accommodate 45 people — will strengthen
communications between APL and JFCOM personnel working on
common projects. The Laboratory's role has been to help the
Command anticipate and address some of its greatest
challenges, including evaluating technologies that could
solve pressing military challenges and improve battlefield
APL operates more than a dozen field offices across
the country to provide immediate and continual support for
its military sponsors. The Norfolk office opened its doors
in February, and a joint APL/JFCOM ribbon-cutting ceremony
and reception were held on July 18.
Additional information about APL's field offices is
available online at
First Baltimore Scholars, families get an intro to
In preparation for their freshman year at Johns
Hopkins, the first group of Baltimore Scholars and their
parents were invited to gather on the Homewood campus July
14 to meet university President
William R. Brody, administrators, faculty members,
current undergraduates and, of course, each other before
orientation begins for the 2005-2006 academic year.
The Baltimore Scholars program provides full-tuition
scholarships to graduates of Baltimore City public
schools accepted into the university's undergraduate
programs. There are 21 Baltimore Scholars in the class of
After a light supper, parents were able to meet with
representatives from Academic
Advising, Residential Life and
Financial Aid to ask questions and
to be briefed on what to expect from Johns Hopkins as their
children begin their university careers. At the same time,
students met with current undergraduates to hear about the
transition to college life and to discuss opportunities for
involvement in leadership development or community service
activities. Students then were able to talk with a panel of
faculty members about courses, classes and careers.
Ten of the Baltimore Scholars are graduates of
Baltimore City College, nine are graduates of Baltimore
Polytechnic Institute, one is a graduate of Baltimore
School for the Arts, and one is a graduate of Paul Laurence
Dunbar High School.
Hopkins' work force health initiative wins
The Andrew Family Charitable Foundation has awarded
$150,000 to the Johns Hopkins Division of Occupational and
Environmental Medicine to fund an initiative aimed at
reducing the incidence of illnesses and injuries in health
care workers and patients.
The program will concentrate on measuring the impact
of interventions, including the replacement of latex gloves
and other materials that can trigger allergic reactions,
and improved air filtration systems that reduce the
physical, chemical and biologic risk to health care workers
and patients. The grant also will fund a study on the
effectiveness of various air-handling and
water-purification systems that reduce the risk of employee
exposure to airborne or waterborne communicable
Part of the grant will be used to help Hopkins provide
outreach and training programs to small and mid-size
hospitals lacking formal occupational health and safety
Baltimore families take part in Summer Learning
More than 300 Baltimore students and their families
participated in a special field trip to Patterson Park on
July 14 to mark National Summer Learning Day, sponsored by
the Center for
Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins and the Staples
Foundation for Learning.
Summer Learning Day is designed to showcase the
importance of high-quality summer learning opportunities in
the lives of young people and their families. Each year,
the center works with organizations across the country to
highlight the critical role summer programs play in sending
young people back to school ready to learn, supporting
working families and keeping children safe and healthy.
Participants were from Teach Baltimore, KindergARTen
Camp and the Pleasant View Gardens Boys & Girls Club summer
enrichment programs at Medfield Heights, Govans, Dallas
Nicholas, Brehms Lane, Holabird, Samuel F. B. Morse and
Belmont elementary schools. The event featured a children's
musician, dinosaur puppet show, science center, book nook,
Port Discovery craft center and an outdoor games area.
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