Homewood-JHMI Shuttle changes to go into effect today,
With ridership on the Homewood-JHMI Shuttle connecting
the Homewood, Peabody and East Baltimore campuses steadily
increasing, and with input from thousands of riders who
responded to a survey in November, JHU Parking and
Transportation Services has revised the shuttle schedule.
The changes go into effect today, Jan. 23.
To provide better and more efficient service,
departures have been increased in both the morning and
afternoon/evening, and departure times have been modified
on some existing runs.
The new schedule can be found online at
Men's 2005 champion lacrosse team honored in
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the House of Delegates and
the State Senate honored the
Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse
team in Annapolis last week with proclamations in
recognition of their 2005 NCAA National Championship. After
the proclamations, a legislative luncheon was held in their
honor in the Miller Senate Office Building.
Avian flu symposium set for next week at School of Public
A symposium titled "Avian Flu: The Pandemic Threat and
the Global Strategy" has been planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Monday, Jan. 30, at the
School of Public
The event will bring together experts on every facet
of avian flu in order to educate the wider community about
what is known and not known about the alarming disease.
Scheduled speakers are Patrick Leahy, acting director,
U.S. Geological Survey; Georges Benjamin, executive
director, American Public Health Association; Josh
Sharfstein, Baltimore City health commissioner; and
Michelle Gourdine, deputy secretary for public health
services, and Jean Taylor, epidemiologist, both of the
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Faculty
members Ruth Karron, Don Burke, Trish Perl, Ellen
Silbergold and James Hodge Jr. will present current
research and identify gaps in knowledge that must be
filled, as well as discuss the possibility of a pandemic.
To register, go to
Homewood Biology Symposium planned for this
The Krieger School's
Biology will hold its third annual Homewood Biology
Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in
Mudd Hall Auditorium.
This year's topic is "Mining the Biology-Physics
Interface" and is aimed at "sparking an exchange of ideas
between scientists in multiple departments, in hopes that
the ensuing interactions will help researchers overcome
'specialization' barriers and develop language that will
enable them to communicate and collaborate more
effectively," said Evangelos Moudrianakis, the event's
organizer and a professor in the Department of Biology.
Allen Shearn, chair of the Department of Biology, will
open the symposium. Among those making presentations are
Moudrianakis; Mario Amzel, Gregory Bowman and Bertrand
Garcia-Moreno, Biophysics; Chia-ling Chien and Daniel
Reich, Physics; Joel Tolman, Chemistry; and Tza-Huei Wang,
Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering.
The department established the symposium in an effort
to cultivate a more collegial atmosphere between faculty
members from various divisions within the university. For
more details, call 410-516-7330 or e-mail email@example.com.
JHU inks deal with ESPNU to broadcast lacrosse
ESPNU and Johns Hopkins have reached a multiyear
agreement (through 2009) that calls for the 24-hour college
sports network to provide national exclusive, multimedia
coverage of all Blue Jay regular-season
men's lacrosse home games and
select women's home games. The deal also contains
distribution rights for other Johns Hopkins athletic
events, as well as original programming across numerous
In addition to its season-long home game coverage,
ESPNU will televise two away games in 2006, including a
rematch of the 2005 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship when
Johns Hopkins goes head-to-head with Duke on April 8. The
other road contest will feature the Blue Jays at Loyola on
May 6. A minimum of nine JHU men's lacrosse games will air
nationally in 2006.
Several games will be ESPNU original telecasts, while
the others will co-exist with WMAR-TV, the Baltimore ABC
Burke Magnus, vice president and general manager of
ESPNU, said, "After only nine months since our launch, and
as we prepare for our second spring season, ESPNU is
already the unrivaled leader in lacrosse coverage. Having
the top college program in Johns Hopkins under the ESPNU
banner takes our commitment of the sport to a whole new
SAIS to host forum with William Kristol and Bernard-Henri
The School of
Advanced International Studies will host a discussion
with William Kristol and Bernard-Henri Lévy on the
topic of "American Vertigo" at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.
Kristol is editor of The Weekly Standard and
one of the nation's leading political analysts and
commentators. Lévy is a renowned French philosopher
and best-selling author.
The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or
U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS Stephen Lewis in Africa to
Listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most
influential people in the world in 2005, Stephen Lewis, the
U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, will talk at the
School of Public
Health this week about his position on HIV and public
health in Africa.
The event is scheduled for noon to 1:20 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Beckton Dickinson room.
Lewis currently sits on the World Health
Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of
Health, with former tenures as special adviser on Africa to
the U.N. secretary-general and as deputy director of
UNICEF. He is a senior adviser to the Mailman School of
Public Health at Columbia. His new book, Race Against
Time, will be available for sale ($15.95) and
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