Gas prices getting to you? Why not try biking to
In preparation for Baltimore's annual Bike to Work
Day, set this year for Friday, May 19, a bicycle commuting
workshop will be held on the Homewood campus from noon to 1
p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at the O'Connor Recreation Center.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Light
refreshments will be provided.
Experts will demonstrate how to dress for exercise and
business and how to ride in traffic. Participants will also
learn how bicycling for commuting and recreation is a safe
and easy way to reduce expenses, road rage and weight.
The event is presented by the departments of Parking &
Transportation and Athletics & Recreation; the JHU
Sustainability Initiative; and One Less Car, Maryland's
campaign for bicycling and walking.
Program participants will get a free locker (lock not
supplied) and towel service at the O'Connor Center for a
year. To sign up for the workshop, send e-mail to
For more information about Bike to Work Day, go to
Master plan for Homewood campus honored with
The Society for College and University Planning has
selected the Homewood Campus Master Plan for an Honor Award
in the Planning for an Established Campus category. Seven
Honor Awards and one Special Citation were selected this
year by the jury for the recognition.
The plan was completed in 2000 by Ayers/Saint/Gross of
Baltimore, and implementation is currently in its final
stages; it was submitted to the program by Mark Demshak of
the Office of Facilities Management. Highlights of the
award-winning projects will be presented at an upcoming
major conference called "The Campus of the Future: A
Meeting of the Minds," to be held in July in Honolulu.
Homewood House production takes new look at
Homewood House Museum will
present a new take on a favorite playwright this week when
Shakespeare "Improved," a special production by Theatre Hopkins, is staged al fresco
on Homewood's back porch.
Written and directed by Theatre Hopkins' artistic
director, Suzanne Pratt, "Improved" presents scenes from
Shakespeare's plays as they were revised to suit the tastes
of later audiences. Pratt compiled the script from 17th-
and 18th-century revisions of the Bard's works, including
Macbeth, King Lear and Richard III. This family-oriented
performance includes live music, period costumes and
light-hearted commentary on the adaptations.
Performances will be held two nights only, at 6 p.m.
on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. Reserved seating
is $15; lawn seating, $10 or $20 for a family of two adults
and their children under 18. Rain location is the Mattin
Center's Swirnow Theater. For reservations and additional
information, call 410-516-5589.
Theatre Hopkins' ensemble cast of 10 includes JHU
senior Kateri Chambers, who has appeared with numerous
Baltimore area theater groups; sophomore Raffi Wartanian, a
member of the university's Witness Theater; and WBJC-FM
on-air personality Dyana Neal.
SoN announces concert to benefit community health
The School of
Nursing will again join forces with the M.U.S.E.
Foundation to present Nightingala 2006, an evening of folk,
country and bluegrass music performed by former John Denver
Band members and colleagues. This year, in the tradition
Denver established in his performances, a full orchestra
— the Columbia Orchestra — will accompany the
band. Featured performers include John Sommers, Jim
Salestrom, Chris Nole, Mollie Weaver and local favorites
Mack Bailey, Kenn Roberts and the Hard Travelers.
The performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday,
June 17, in Peabody's Friedberg Concert Hall, 1 E. Mount
Vernon Place. All proceeds will benefit the School of
Nursing community health centers and the free nursing care
programs that serve vulnerable families and individuals in
the Baltimore metropolitan area. Among the efforts to be
supported are a variety of community and public health
nursing services, including immunizations, health
screenings, physical exams, preventive measures, parenting
and nutrition classes, referrals, geriatric services,
obesity awareness and after-school programs.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling
SAIS to host forum on 'Islamic Fundamentalism in
SAIS will host
a forum on Thursday, May 18, titled "Islamic Fundamentalism
in Europe: Transatlantic Perspectives." The event is
scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in room 500 of the Bernstein-Offit
Participants are Francis Fukuyama, director of the
SAIS International Development Program and author of
America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and the
Neoconservative Legacy; Lorenzo Vidino, a European
expert at the Investigative Project on Terrorism and author
of Al Qaeda in Europe: The New Battleground for
International Jihad; and Daniel Benjamin, senior fellow
at the Center for Strategic and International Studies,
director for counterterrorism on the National Security
Council staff during the Clinton administration and
co-author of The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on
Terror and a Strategy for Getting It Right.
Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to the SAIS Center for
Transatlantic Relations at 202-663-5730 or
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