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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 31, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 9
In Brief


Theatre Hopkins production set at Maryland Historical Society

In partnership with the Maryland Historical Society, Theatre Hopkins this week presents Mistress of Riversdale with Cherie Weinert portraying Rosalie Stier Calvert in the title role.

Calvert's letters to her family in Belgium during the first decades of the 19th century give a unique look at the life of an articulate, privileged mother of nine who, with husband George Calvert, a member of Maryland's General Assembly, oversaw a vast plantation outside Washington, D.C., and figured in the highest circles of Washington society.

The program takes place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. Tickets are $12, $10 MdHS members. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the box office at 410-685-3750 ext. 321.


Prizes announced for United Way drawing; deadline Nov. 11

Employees donating $50 or more to the 2005 JHU United Way of Central Maryland campaign will be automatically entered in a drawing to win prizes and free admission to attractions ranging from an Ironbirds game in Aberdeen to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

More than 70 incentive prizes have been donated by local businesses such as Raimondi's Florist, Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys and the Inn at the Colonnade. For the grand prize, Dell has again contributed a notebook computer. For complete information on prizes and rules, go to

To participate, your pledge or contribution of at least $50 must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16. For more details, call 410-516-6060.


Free flu shots scheduled for faculty, staff, spouses, partners

The university will again be offering free flu shots for faculty and staff and their spouses and partners. The injections will be provided at numerous Johns Hopkins locations during the month of November, beginning Nov. 1 on the Homewood campus.

For a schedule, go to


Photography abroad: Mattin Art Munch offers tips for travelers

When you and your camera are headed out of the country, do you know what film to bring? How to best save your digital shots? Will you offend anyone by taking his picture?

At this month's Mattin Art Munch, Jay VanRensselaer, director of JHU's Homewood Imaging and Photographic Services, will draw on his many experiences abroad (including annual trips to Egypt to document JHU archaeological digs) to offer tips on the practical and cultural issues of taking photos when traveling. The program is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in 162 Mattin. Call 410-516-3817 for more information.


SAIS to host conference on U.S. military operations in Iraq

SAIS will hold a one-day conference, U.S. Military Operations in Iraq: Planning, Combat and Occupation, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College is co-sponsoring the event with the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at SAIS.

Experts from government, military, think tanks and academia will speak in panel sessions titled "Setting the Scene: The Iraq War in Context," "Defeating the Iraqi Regime," "Reconstructing Iraq," "Countering the Insurgency" and "Lessons, Controversies and Questions." The conference will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates must RSVP to or 202-663-5772.


Charles Center photo exhibit opens at JHU Downtown Center

Through the work of the father-daughter team of Marion and Mame Warren, a new exhibit opens a door to the beginning of Baltimore's efforts to renew its downtown with the Charles Center project, a massive remaking of nine full city blocks begun in the 1950s.

A series of images taken by Marion Warren, official photographer for the project, and excerpts from oral histories collected by Mame Warren, a staff member in MSEL's Special Collections, gives visitors to the exhibit a detailed view of those early renewal days in Baltimore.

"A Great Vision: Launching Baltimore's Charles Center" is on view through next year at the university's Downtown Center.


Registration open for popular JHM 'Woman's Journey'

The 11th annual Johns Hopkins women's health conference, A Woman's Journey, will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

JHU faculty will teach 32 seminars aimed specifically at women on topics including aging, fitness, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and fatigue. Catherine DeAngelis, professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine and the first female editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, will be the plenary speaker. Jonathan Pevsner, associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience, will speak about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci and the intersection between art and science.

The cost is $85, $75 for full-time matriculating students with ID. For details about the sessions and to register online, go to


JHMI Professional Development Office launches new Web site

The JHMI Professional Development Office has launched a new Web site through which faculty, postdocs, graduate students and medical students can stay updated on free and tuition-supported classes in biomedical communications and on a broad range of career-related services. The information can be found at


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