Panhellenic Council unites to support diversity at
The Panhellenic Council on the Homewood campus last
week organized a campaign to show its support of diversity
at Johns Hopkins and in the greater Baltimore area.
On Thursday, its members handed out light blue ribbons
and asked faculty, staff and students to wear them as a
symbol that the
Hopkins Greek Community stands united with President
Brody in his pronouncement that the university will not
'A Woman's Journey' health conference planned for Nov.
Johns Hopkins Medicine's highly acclaimed, daylong
women's health conference, A Woman's Journey, will take
place this year on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Baltimore
Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
Among the topics of the 32 planned seminars are women
and heart disease, optimizing sexual intimacy,
cholesterol-lowering strategies and health disparities
among minority women. The luncheon speaker is Marianne
Legato, a specialist in gender-specific medicine.
The fee is $95, including breakfast and lunch, or $75
for full-time students with ID. To register, go to
General counsel honored for his commitment to
Stephen Dunham, vice president and general counsel,
was honored last week by his former law firm, which
announced that it had established a diversity scholarship
fund in recognition of his work.
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation/Stephen S. Dunham
Scholarship has been named in recognition of Dunham's
"passion for education and increasing diversity in the
legal profession as well as in appreciation of his
contributions to the firm."
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and
University of Colorado School of Law will split a donation
of more than $100,000 to support students in their first
year of law school. An additional $5,000 has been given to
the American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
Fund to encourage racial and ethnic minority students by
providing financial assistance, and $5,000 to the American
Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation for minority
scholarships to promote diversity in the intellectual
Paul T. Friedman, chair of the foundation and a senior
partner with the firm, said, "This was a fantastic
opportunity for the Morrison & Foerster Foundation to
continue its mission of helping the disadvantaged while at
the same time honoring Steve, who devoted himself to these
issues even while he was chair of the firm and throughout
the time that he was maintaining his busy practice."
The San Francisco-based firm has more than 1,000 lawyers
in office around the world; Dunham was in its Denver office.
Bull and Oyster Roast to follow Saturday's football
Pit beef, fresh and fried oysters, and barbecued
chicken share the billing this week with Joe DiMaggio and
Hank Aaron signed baseballs, an autographed print of seven
Baltimore Colts Hall of Famers and an autographed
photograph of actor James Gandolfini. The occasion is the
Department's 34th annual Bull and Oyster Roast, which
is held after the last home football game of the year.
This year the Blue Jays finish off the season by
taking on McDaniel College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11,
on Homewood Field. The Bull Roast follows at 4 p.m. in the
Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center and includes an
all-you-can-eat buffet, an auction, raffle prizes,
caricatures by Tom Chalkley and music by a jazz trio.
Tickets are $42/$37 for members of Blue Jays
Unlimited; $28, students 21 and over with school ID; $25,
students 10-21 with school ID; $12, ages 6-9 (5 and under,
free). To purchase a ticket, contact Krista Wilson at
Immortal Technique, hip-hop artist, is final symposium
The MSE Symposium wraps up its
2006 run this week with a visit to the Homewood campus from
hip-hop artist Immortal Technique, whose songs often focus
on social justice. His appearance in Shriver Hall begins at
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30) and will be followed by a
The topic of this year's symposium is Finding Our
Voice: The Role of America's Youth. Participants included
Harry Belafonte, Ralph Nader, Newt Gingrich and Afeni
Jupiter String Quartet to perform in Evergreen Concert
The Evergreen Concert Series — one of
Baltimore's longest-running chamber music programs —
welcomes the Jupiter String Quartet at 8 p.m. on Friday,
Nov. 10, performing Haydn's Quartet in D Major,
Shostakovich's Quartet No. 8 in C Minor and Brahms' Quartet
in A Minor.
Winner of the 2005 Young Concert Artists International
Auditions, the quartet captured first prize in the eighth
Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2004, as
well as the Szekely Prize for the best performance of a
Beethoven quartet. The quartet was also awarded Grand Prize
at the 2004 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition,
and most recently the 2006 Austin Critics Table Award for
Outstanding Chamber Music Performance.
The performance will be held in the Evergreen Carriage
House. Tickets are $15 members, $20 non-members; $5 student
rush tickets are available one hour prior to performance
(limit two tickets per valid student ID). Due to limited
seating, reservations are recommended. Advance tickets are
missiontix.com or by calling 410-516-0341.
Army ROTC team participates in regional Ranger
The nine-member Johns Hopkins Ranger Team recently
participated in the Army's Eastern Region ROTC 3rd Brigade
Ranger Challenge, an annual competition that draws the best
cadets from 18 colleges and universities in Virginia, West
Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and
The event plays an important role in furthering
cadets' development as leaders and future Army officers,
said Eastern Region commander Col. Robert Frusha. The focus
is not so much about individual achievement as it is about
team success. The challenge covered seven events: the Army
physical fitness test, construction and execution of a
one-rope bridge, weapons assembly, orienteering, hand
grenade assault course, a 10K road march and a "surprise"
Commander's Challenge. There were three separate divisions
with six teams each.
The Johns Hopkins team had won the challenge three
times in the past four years but entered this year's
competition with only three returning veterans. The team
tied for first in the weapons assembly event with Temple
University, which ultimately placed first overall for
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