East Baltimore community forum on pandemic flu
Johns Hopkins flu experts will host a community
education forum from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, to
discuss how people can best protect themselves and their
families from infection during a flu pandemic.
The event will be held at the East Baltimore
Development Inc. Resource Center, 1731 Chase St., and will
follow a free flu vaccination clinic sponsored by the
Baltimore City Health Department from 2 to 4 p.m.
Certified infection control specialist Pat Rosenbaum,
a nurse epidemiologist at JHH, will lead the discussion,
offering practical tips on how to reduce the risks of flu
infection and prevent it from spreading should a family
member get sick. Rosenbaum will also describe Johns
Hopkins' plans to help safeguard the community, hospital
staff and patients in the event of a worldwide outbreak. A
question-and-answer session will follow her remarks.
Rosenbaum, who has spearheaded many successful efforts
to increase infection control among health care workers,
helped launch Johns Hopkins' 2003 "Please cover your
sneeze" campaign, which was successful in improving staff
compliance with infection control procedures.
Richard Posner to speak about intelligence and
Richard A. Posner, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Seventh Circuit, will speak today, Nov. 27, about
"The Role of Intelligence in Counterterrorism" at the SAIS
Intelligence Forum, hosted by the Philip Merrill Center for
Posner, author of Preventing Surprise Attacks:
Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11, is an expert on
the economic, organizational and legal challenges of
John McLaughlin, Merrill Center senior fellow and
former acting director of the CIA, will moderate the
The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Nitze
Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should
RSVP to 202-663-5831 or
Free program will introduce middle school girls to
Middle school girls from throughout the Baltimore
region will get a chance to learn about engineering
careers, design a team project and meet with college
engineering majors during a program to be held on Saturday,
Dec. 2, on Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus. They'll even
receive a T-shirt.
The event, called "Ready Set Design!" is free, but
students who wish to attend must submit a registration
form, signed by a parent or guardian, by Thursday, Nov. 30.
The registration form and additional information can be
accessed online at
The program, which is open to girls in grades 6
through 8, will be held in the Glass Pavilion in Levering
Hall. Girls may register for one of two sessions: 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. or 2 to 5 p.m.
During each session, the girls will learn about the
role of engineers, then will be divided into groups to work
on design projects. Participants also will get a chance to
meet Johns Hopkins engineering students and local
The program is being organized by the JHU student
chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Financial support has been provided by the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers, the JHU Alumni Association and the
National Science Foundation.
Historic house museum shops offering holiday
The university's two historic house museums,
offering faculty, staff and students a 10 percent discount
on all gift items, publications and other merchandise in
their shops during the month of December. A Johns Hopkins
ID is required.
Both houses are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and
JHU Press and Daedalus host holiday book signing,
Hopkins University Press and Daedalus Books & Music are
hosting a free Holiday Book Signing and Breakfast with the
Authors this weekend. JHU Press authors, and other local
and national writers, will be available to chat about the
creative process and sign their books from 10 a.m. to noon
on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the store's Belvedere Square
The authors' books range from fiction to football,
poetry to politics, local history to children's literature.
Participating writers include Gil Sandler, Bryan MacKay,
Michael Olesker, Frank Shivers, Bert and Anthea Smith,
Kathy Alexander, Robert Keith, Ted Patterson, Jacques Kelly
and Robert J. Brugger, all from the JHU Press; Elizabeth
Spires and Madison Smartt Bell, from Goucher College; and
children's book authors Jonathon Scott Fuqua, Jane Leslie
Conly, Mary Claire Helldorfer and Colby Rodowsky.
Peabody's Ray Sprenkle to give public lecture on
Ray Sprenkle, a Peabody faculty member and noted
composer, historian and lecturer, next week will give the
first of his three free lectures that are part of the
Concert Series' 2006-2007 season.
On Monday, Dec. 4, he will explore the world of
Brahms, followed on April 23 by Chopin and on April 30 by
All lectures are at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the
Steven Muller Building.
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