Deadline extended for survey on Best Places to Work in
Anyone wishing to take the Baltimore Business
Journal's "best places to work in Baltimore" online
survey has an added week.
The weekly business newspaper has extended its
deadline to Friday, Feb. 10.
Johns Hopkins faculty and staff can participate by
www.qmrinc.com/bestplaces and entering organization
code TJKR64271. Staff members at other Baltimore-area
employers are also completing the survey.
You will be asked about your experiences at the
university in 10 areas, including, for instance, team
effectiveness, people practices and trust. The survey,
which takes about 10 minutes to complete, is completely
anonymous. No responses can be traced to an individual. The
survey is open to all Johns Hopkins University faculty and
Charlene Moore Hayes, vice president for human resources, said that the results of
the survey will also be useful to the university, which
will receive the compiled data. "Your feedback on your
experience working at Johns Hopkins is important to the
university, so I want to thank you for considering this
opportunity," she wrote in a recent e-mail encouraging
employees to participate in the survey.
'Hard Science/Soft Skills' is topic of upcoming lecture
Next week, the Space
Telescope Science Institute, the
at Johns Hopkins and the
Whiting School of
Engineering will kick off an innovative lecture series
called "Hard Science/Soft Skills: Fostering Civility in the
A lecture by Civility Initiative director P.M. Forni
at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, is the first of six events
designed to examine the connections among relationship
skills, ethics, quality of life and productivity in the
Forni's lecture — titled "Why Civility? Why
Now?" — will take place in the STSci auditorium. For
information on future events, go to
www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/hsss or e-mail Lee
Kweise Mfume is the keynote speaker for Black History
Kweise Mfume, former U.S. congressman and CEO of the
NAACP, will be the keynote speaker on the opening day of
Black History Month.
Mfume, who led the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People from 1996 to 2004, will speak
at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Homewood's Shriver Hall.
Opening ceremonies will be held earlier in the day, from
noon to 3 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion.
The theme of this year's program, sponsored by the
Black History Month Committee of the Black
Student Union, is "Roots: Discovering Our Universal
Heritage." Other scheduled events, which run from Jan. 31
to March 4, include a book discussion with author Bebe
Moore Cambell, a gospel jubilee, the launch of a Web site
for a project called "The History of African-Americans at
JHU" and a talk by social activist Chester Wickwire, who
launched the Tutorial Project in 1958. For details, check
The Gazette's weekly calendar or the university's online
President Brody is honored by the Fullwood
At its annual Benefit & Recognition Breakfast, held
this month in Baltimore, the Fullwood Foundation honored President William R. Brody with its
Lifetime Achievement Award.
The foundation raises funds to support educational
initiatives designed to provide youth with scholarships for
higher education, leading them to pursue successful
Among the other event honorees were 2005 graduate Kyle
Harrison, the three-time All-American lacrosse player voted
best player in America in 2005, who was recognized as
Athlete of the Year.
Former CIA director to speak about intelligence, War on
R. James Woolsey, former director of central
intelligence, will speak at SAIS at 5:30 p.m.
today, Jan. 30. A reception will precede the event at 5
Woolsey, currently a vice president with Booz Allen
Hamilton's Global Resilience practice, will speak at the
inaugural lecture of the SAIS Intelligence Forum,
addressing the topic of "The Long War of the 21st Century:
How We Must Fight It." He headed the CIA from 1993 to
The event, to be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium, is co-hosted by the Philip Merrill Center for
Strategic Studies at SAIS and the U.S. Army's Dwight D.
Eisenhower National Security Series. Non-SAIS affiliates
should RSVP to 202-663-5837 or ctownsL1@jhu.edu.
APL hosts Maryland Aerospace Workforce Summit
Hundreds of aerospace industry leaders from business
and government organizations convened at APL on Jan. 26 for
the 2006 Maryland Aerospace Workforce Summit.
The purpose of the day-long event was to review the
workforce needs and issues that had been identified by the
Governor's Workforce Investment Board's Aerospace Steering
Committee and to develop strategies identifying champions
who will support implementation actions after the
Among the federal legislators, Maryland elected
officials and education administrators attending were James
D. Fielder Jr., Maryland Secretary of the Department of
Labor, Licensing and Regulation; Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski;
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer; and Norman R. Augustine, retired
chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin.
Videotape of avian flu symposium will be online after
A videotape of the avian flu symposium being held
today at the Bloomberg
School of Public Health (see
Calendar, in this issue.) will be available online
after the event at
The daylong symposium was convened by Dean Michael J.
Klag to examine the public health aspects of a potential
Patrick Leahy, acting director of the U.S. Geological
Survey, is the keynote speaker. His presentation will
include animated mapping techniques used by the USGS to
show migratory bird flyways and disease outbreaks around
Other presentations include epidemic history and
modeling, an overview of avian flu, vaccine strategies for
influenza, ethics framework, public health approaches to
prevention, and transmission and tracking avian flu in
hospitals and among poultry workers.
Local businesses partner to fight diabetic eye disease in
In an effort to fight diabetes-related eye disease in
Baltimore, 12 business owners have come together to provide
educational activities for Hispanics who may be at risk of
losing their sight.
The innovative ProVisión Amigos partnership
— an eye health campaign financed by the National Eye
Institute — was introduced last week at an event
recognizing businesses that are giving back to the Hispanic
community. Each ProVisión Amigos partner will donate
space and time to educate its clients on the importance of
annual eye exams for persons with diabetes.
"Community outreach through ProVisión Amigos is
the key to reaching as many Hispanics as possible in
Baltimore," says Sheila West, professor of ophthalmology in
School of Medicine and principal investigator of the
ProVisión project. "Talking with members of the
community in the places where they shop, eat and carry out
their business transactions strengthens the message of
caring for your vision."
ProVisión comprises the Hispanic Apostolate,
the Wilmer Eye
Institute and the Bloomberg School of Public Health's
Center for Communications
The Amigos initiative partners are Super-mercado
Sav-a-lot, Tienda y Restaurante La Guadalupana, the Market
at Highlandtown: Great Valu, Tienda y Restaurante 5 de
Mayo, Tortilleria Sinaloa, Tienda Value Express "Las
Primas," Tienda Genesis, Restaurante Chicken Rico,
Highland Laundry & Cleaner, State Farm and Restaurant El
SAIS, ABA to co-host forum on foreign intelligence
In collaboration with the American Bar Association's
Standing Committee on Law and National Security, the
Law and Organization Program will co-host a forum titled
"Foreign Intelligence Surveillance: Without a Warrant
— Is It Legally Justified?" at 5 p.m. on Tuesday,
Participants include Suzanne E. Spaulding, managing
director of the Harbour Group and former minority staff
director of the House Permanent Select Committee on
Intelligence; Eugene R. Fidell, president of the National
Institute of Military Justice; David Cole, professor of
law, Georgetown University School of Law; Robert F. Turner,
professor and associate director of the University of
Virginia School of Law's Center for Law and National
Security; and Ruth Wedgwood, director of the SAIS
International Law and Organization Program.
The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates must RSVP to the ABA at
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