Homewood campus marks 9/11 anniversary with film,
To commemorate the events of 9/11, the Homewood
campus's College Republicans and College Democrats will
host a free screening of United 93 on Monday, Sept. 11, in
the Bloomberg Center. The film is co-sponsored by the
Office of the Dean of Student Life, Student Development and
Programming and the Foundation for the Defense of
Democracies. In addition, 3,000 flags will be displayed on
the Keyser Quadrangle in memory of those who were killed on
Sept. 11, 2001. A brief memorial ceremony at 8 p.m. will
precede the film.
Campus Ministries will mark the fifth anniversary of
the attacks with a daylong dedication of its permanent
Labyrinth of Hope, recently installed downstairs in the
Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. Students, faculty and
staff are invited to drop by between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30
p.m. on Sept. 11 to walk the labyrinth and spend time in
prayer or quiet reflection.
Shriver Hall Concert tix free for Homewood, Peabody
When the Shriver Hall Concert Series opens its
2006-2007 season, its governing board is hoping to see more
Homewood and Peabody students in the audience--thanks to
the free tickets now being made available to all full-time
undergraduates in those schools.
David Baldwin, executive director of the series, said
that the "impressive level of enthusiasm" among students
who had previously purchased $8 rush tickets on a regular
basis led the board to unanimously support the
Tickets can be obtained at the ticket counter one hour
prior to each concert.
The series, Baldwin said, has added a record number of
new subscribers this year, bringing the total to
The season opens on Sunday, Sept. 17, with violinist
Stefan Jackiw and pianist Max Levinson, followed on Oct. 15
by the Emerson String Quartet. For a complete schedule, go
Clinical nursing leadership program receives $1.5 million
The Helene Fuld Health Trust has again granted $1.5
million to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to continue
its successful Fuld Leadership Fellows Program in Clinical
The unique undergraduate program, initiated in 2003,
augments the nursing curricula by matching 40 students each
year with mentors from the inpatient hospital setting, and
by creating opportunities for these students to think
critically about clinical quality problems and to take the
lead within interdisciplinary teams studying and solving a
patient-care quality or safety problem.
The three-year grant of $500,000 per year will support
an additional 120 undergraduate Leadership Fellows and,
according to Dean Martha N. Hill, sustain a program that
"enriches the leadership preparation of some of the
nation's most talented and promising nursing students."
Homewood House Museum receives Free Fall Baltimore
With a grant from Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide
program under the direction of the Baltimore Office of
Promotion and the Arts, Homewood
House Museum will suspend admission charges during
October and November. Tours are offered every half-hour
from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and noon
to 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
The grant funds also will be used to support the
Historic Homewood ArtWalk, a new collaboration between
Homewood House Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art. This
free walking tour connects the significant collections of
American decorative arts at the two institutions.
Traversing the campus — the former 130-acre farm
on which Homewood House was constructed —
participants will learn about the 200-year history of the
physical and artistic landscape in which Homewood House and
the BMA are located. Important stops on the 45-minute tour
include Homewood's 200-year-old carriage house (now the
Merrick Barn), 150-year-old gatehouse and Mattin Center for
the Arts, the BMA's Sculpture Garden and the BMA's recently
refurbished Spring House, designed by Benjamin Henry
Guided ArtWalks will be offered twice a day each
Friday in October, and Nov. 3, 10 and 17, with departures
at noon from Homewood House and at 1 p.m. from the BMA.
Reservations are recommended; call 410-516-5589. In
addition, an interpretive brochure will allow visitors to
the two museums to follow the art trail self-guided.
Details of all Free Fall Baltimore events are
SAIS hosts forum on women in Muslim-majority
SAIS will hold a forum titled "Women as Equal
Citizens: Advocating for Change in Muslim-Majority
Societies" at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Nitze
Building's Kenney Auditorium.
Azar Nafisi, director of the SAIS Dialogue Project,
will provide introductory remarks. Panelists are Mahnaz
Afkhami, founder and president of Women's Learning
Partnership and former minister of state for women's
affairs in Iran; Lina Abou-Habib of Lebanon, executive
director of the Collective for Research and Training on
Development-Action; Asma Khader of Jordan, member of the
Permanent Arab Court as counsel on violence against women;
and Amina Lemrini of Morocco, executive committee member of
Association Democratique des Femmes due Maroc.
There is a $20 fee to attend. Non-SAIS affiliates
should RSVP to Women's Learning Partnership, the event's
co-host, at 301-654-2774 or
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