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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 1, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 5
In Brief


Mixed-income neighborhoods, new Baltimore bill to be discussed

Douglas J. Krupka, a senior research associate at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, will discuss "Mixed-Income Neighborhoods: Past, Present and Future" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 4, in the first event of this year's Social Policy Seminar Series, presented by the Institute for Policy Studies, Department of Economics and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The talk will take place in the Shriver Hall Clipper Room, Homewood campus. Krupka's presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

The topic is especially timely given Baltimore's recent passage of a landmark Inclusionary Housing Bill, which requires developers to set aside a fraction of units for affordable housing in new developments. Krupka, who has been doing important work on mixed-income neighborhoods, will be able to provide insights into the city's new legislation.

Prior to joining the Institute for the Study of Labor this year, Krupka was an assistant professor of economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. His research interests include the dynamic processes by which neighborhoods and metropolitan areas develop and change, specifically in terms of individuals' choice of residence within and across cities.


JHH and JHHS honored for equal employment practices

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has given one of its handful of annual awards for fair and equal employment practices to The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Health System. The Freedom to Compete Award was presented to Ronald R. Peterson, president of JHHS, during a ceremony last week in Washington, D.C.

Among the innovative programs at JHHS cited in the EEOC award were Start On Success, which helps students with disabilities in Baltimore public schools make the transition to a workplace environment through internships and mentoring; Project REACH, designed to help entry-level workers get on-site training during their work shifts to advance their careers; and Johns Hopkins Skills Enhancement Program, which offers more than 60 onsite classes a year to prepare workers to take the GED or high school graduation equivalency test.


Teen cleans up environment while supporting cancer research

The university last week honored a 15-year-old cancer survivor and activist whose efforts have brought nearly $80,000 to pediatric cancer research at Johns Hopkins.

In 2004, Eli Kahn established Cartridges for a Cure, a program through which businesses, individuals, educational and nonprofit organizations recycle their used ink jet and laser printer cartridges. Since beginning the project, he has donated proceeds of more than $29,000 to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. In April, Kahn's environment-friendly fund-raising activities placed him among the top three winners of the national Volvo Hero for Life contest, which included an additional $50,000 gift to Johns Hopkins for pediatric cancer research.

President William Brody; Donald Small, acting director of Pediatric Oncology; and Pearl August, Volvo for Life Awards program director, were among those honoring Kahn on Sept. 27 at the Johns Hopkins Club.


Prof to read from 'Accidental Mind' at Barnes & Noble

David Linden, a professor of neuroscience in the School of Medicine, will be reading from and leading a discussion of The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams and God at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.

In his recently published book, Linden seeks to explain how brain evolution has given rise to those qualities that most profoundly shape the human experience.


Chief nurse officer of U.S. Public Health Service to speak

A panel of nationally recognized leaders in public health will this week showcase the Johns Hopkins MSN/MPH to prospective students and celebrate the best of nursing and public health career and educational opportunities.

Presenters at the event, to be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 5, at the School of Nursing, include Rear Adm. Carol A. Romano, assistant surgeon general and chief nurse officer, U.S. Public Health Service. Prospective students also will tour the schools of Nursing and Public Health and learn about the curriculum. To register, go to


Author to discuss 'Maryland Voices of the Civil War'

For Maryland Voices of the Civil War, his new JHU Press book, Charles W. Mitchell collected hundreds of letters, diaries and newspapers to help him portray the passions of merchants, slaves, soldiers, politicians, freedmen, women, clergy, slave owners, civic leaders and children — caught in the emotional vise of war.

From 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, Mitchell will discuss the colorful characters and events in his book at Daedalus Books & Music in Belvedere Square. The event also includes a performance by Gilmore's Light Ensemble, a trio of musicians who recreate the songs and of the Civil War era. The event is co-sponsored by the Press.


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