Kay Redfield Jamison to talk about the phenomenon of
The Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries
will present a lecture and book signing by Kay Redfield
Jamison on "Exuberance: The Passion for Life" at the
Evergreen Carriage House on Wednesday, Feb. 22. A professor
of psychiatry in the School of Medicine and author of
national best sellers on manic-depressive illness, Jamison
will discuss exuberance and how it fuels important creative
achievements. Drawing on her 2004 best seller,
Exuberance: The Passion for Life, she will offer
insights on the exuberant temperaments of authors,
scientists and politicians and their impact on society.
A member of the
Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences faculty since 1987, Jamison is the co-author
of the standard medical text on manic-depressive illness
and has published more than 100 articles on mood disorders,
creativity and psychopharmacology. An Unquiet Mind,
published in 1995, chronicled her own struggle with
manic-depression and quickly became a New York Times
Jamison will sign copies of her books during a
reception beginning at 5 p.m., which will be followed by
her lecture at 6 p.m.
This is the third annual Paula U. Hamburger Endowed
Lecture, a series established in 2003 to honor the late
Paula Hamburger's devotion to the university's libraries by
her son, John Greenspan, and granddaughter Katie Applefeld.
To attend, contact Stacie Spence at email@example.com or
Mary Habeck of SAIS pens book on jihadist ideology, war on
Mary Habeck, associate professor of
strategic studies at SAIS, has recently
published Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the
War on Terror (Yale University Press).
Habeck is the first to present in a book the inner
logic of al Qaeda and like-minded extremist groups by which
they justify 9/11 and other terrorist attacks. Digging
deeply into the elaborate ideology embraced by the radical
jihadist faction of Islamists who are behind recent attacks
in the U.S. and Europe, Habeck explains how their ideas
arose and what they mean in terms of U.S. security, and
also suggests how the United States might defeat the
jihadis using their own ideology against them.
Baltimore Free University begins registration for spring
The spring semester of
Baltimore Free University kicks off this week with a
"meet and greet" with instructors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Village Learning Place, 2521 St.
The program, offered through a partnership of the VLP
and the Johns Hopkins
Center for Social Concern, offers a range of free
offerings (with a registration fee of $10 per course) that
includes jazz, photojournalism, gardening, local
environmental issues, childbirth, ballroom dance, cooking,
immigrants rights, public speaking, conversational Spanish
and Web sites for small businesses. The complete course
catalog is online at the CSC Web site www.jhu.edu/csc.
Registration is in person at the VLP from Feb. 22 to
March 2 during library hours or by calling Tonya at
410-235-2210, ext. 204, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
For additional information, call 410-235-2210.
Theatre Hopkins begins run of 'What I Did Last
Theatre Hopkins will present
A.R. Gurney's What I Did Last Summer beginning
Friday, Feb. 24, in the Mattin Center's Swirnow Theater on
the Homewood campus.
The author of The Dining Room sets this
nostalgic comedy at a genteel lake resort during World War
II, when 14-year-old Charlie, chafing against his proper
upbringing, becomes fascinated by the rebellious notions of
a notorious neighbor.
The cast, led by Jonas Grey, includes Laurel Burggraf,
Kateri Chambers, Rob Douglas, Binnie Ritchie Holum and Judy
The production will run two weekends, through Sunday,
March 5. Curtain time for Friday and Saturday performances
is 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15
for Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees.
Student rush tickets for $5 are available at curtain time
for all performances, if space allows. For reservations or
information, call 410-516-7159 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations sought for Diversity Recognition
Leadership Council is seeking nominations for its
Diversity Recognition Award, which recognizes exceptional
contributions of faculty, staff and students in advancing
and celebrating diversity and inclusiveness at Johns
Faculty, staff and students from all divisions of the
university and health system are eligible, with the
exception of current DLC members. Individuals may nominate
themselves or be nominated by any member of the Johns
The nomination package, to be submitted electronically
should include a form (available on the Web site) and
description of the nominee's commitment to the advancement
of diversity, inclusion and/or multiculturalism as
demonstrated by specific efforts and accomplishments above
and beyond their regular duties and responsibilities.
Nominees should be informed in advance of nomination. The
DLC Selection Panel will recommend recipients to President
The deadline is March 17. The awards event will be
held from noon to 2 p.m. on May 2 in the O'Connor
Recreation Center at Homewood.
John Hollander to give Percy Graeme Turnbull
Renowned poet, editor and critic Johns Hollander will
deliver the Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Poetry Lecture
at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in 110 Maryland, Homewood
campus. Hollander has written 16 volumes of poetry and
criticism, including Powers of Thirteen and The
Figure of Echo.
Begun in March 1891, the Turnbull lectures honor the
memory of Percy Graeme Turnbull, who was born in 1878 to
Baltimoreans Lawrence Turnbull, a publisher, and Francese
Turnbull, a novelist. When Percy died unexpectedly in 1887,
the Turnbulls approached Johns Hopkins with an offer to
fund visits by prominent scholars and poets.
Among those who have given lectures are T.S. Eliot,
W.H. Auden, Paul de Man, Harold Bloom, Charles Eliot
Norton, Marianne Moore, Richard Wilber and Robert Frost.
Extra Homewood blood drive set for
Due to the overwhelming response and success of the
Homewood campus's Valentine's Day blood drive, an extra
drive has been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. in the Great Hall in Levering.
The drive is primarily for those with appointments,
but walk-ins are welcome. If you plan to donate, go to
index.cfm?locationID=11 to schedule an appointment or
contact John Black at 410-516-0138 or email@example.com.
Prospective donors are urged to check eligibility
requirements, which are available at
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