Changes made to Homewood-JHMI shuttle schedule
The Homewood-JHMI Shuttle schedule has been
fine-tuned, with changes going into effect today, March 5.
Greg Smith, manager of transportation and parking,
said that two evening departures have been added — at
5:12 p.m. from the Interfaith Center at Homewood and 7:45
p.m. from JHMI — and that the midday service has been
The new schedule is available on the buses and online
Charles Commons recognized by 'BBJ' development
The Baltimore Business Journal recognized the
Charles Village Projects — composed of JHU's Charles
Commons residence hall and Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse's
East Side and West Side developments — as the
second-place winner in the 2007 Residential Development
category at its Heavy Hitters in Real Estate gathering,
held Feb. 22. The award honors the successful creation of a
mixed-use development with a college-town feel.
The top spot went to Albemarle Square, a mixed-income
neighborhood that replaced the run-down Flag House Courts
public housing complex in historic Jonestown.
Nominations sought for new commission on equity, civility
The newly formed Johns Hopkins University Commission
on Equity, Civility and Respect is soliciting nominations
for committee members.
On Dec. 12, 2006, President William R. Brody appointed
Charlene Hayes, vice president for human resources, and
Myron L. Weisfeldt, the William Osler Professor and
director of the Department of Medicine in the School of
Medicine, as co-chairs of the commission, charged to lead
representative members of the university community through
the development of an action plan that realizes the
recently adopted "Principles for Ensuring Equity, Civility
and Respect for All."
The plan, recommended for adoption by the University
Committee on the Status of Women, addresses gender, ethnic
and racial diversity issues.
As part of its charge, the commission will help
implement the Vision 2020 report recommendations and advise
senior leadership on general equity issues. The Vision 2020
recommendations, announced in early November, aim to
resolve current gender-based career obstacles for female
faculty, staff and students at Johns Hopkins.
The commission will meet biweekly and is accountable
to the president. It is expected to finish its work by the
end of the current academic year.
Nominations, including a short biography and brief
description of the candidate's reasons for wishing to serve
on the committee, should be submitted to Hayes at N-617
Wyman Park Building, Homewood. Envelopes should be marked
"Commission on Equity, Civility and Respect Nominations."
Self-nominations are encouraged from all levels of the
The deadline for receiving nominations is March 26.
Podcast of Historic Homewood ArtWalk is now
A new podcast version of Historic Homewood ArtWalk
— a popular walking tour introduced in October 2006
— will allow anyone to download the tour onto a
personal MP3 player to learn more about the historic and
artistic sites between Homewood House Museum and the
Baltimore Museum of Art.
Strolling less than a quarter mile along the east side
of the Homewood campus, listeners will learn about more
than 200 years of history. A brochure with a map listing
highlights is available at both museums. Stops on the
walking tour include the BMA's Latrobe-designed spring
house, the museum's Levi Sculpture Garden and Johns
Hopkins' 200-year-old carriage house, now known as the
The podcast was made possible by Joan Freedman,
director of the Digital Media Center. To download the tour,
Free guided ArtWalks will be offered by Homewood staff
and volunteers on Saturdays in March and April. The
45-minute tours depart Homewood Museum at 1 p.m. and the
BMA at 2 p.m.
Leadership change announced for McKusick-Nathans
School of Medicine Dean Edward D. Miller announced
last week that Aravinda Chakravarti, director of the
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, is
stepping down in order to devote more time to his research
efforts and, in particular, to lead the new Center for
Complex Disease Genomics within the institute.
David Valle will assume the directorship of the IGM.
Valle leads the Center for Inherited Disease Research and
the Predoctoral Training Program in Human Genetics.
Girl Scouts support Smile Train, visit McKusick-Nathans
The Junior Girl Scout Troop of Ellicott City, Md.,
paid a visit on Tuesday to the
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine to take
a tour and donate money they had raised through cookie
sales over the last two years to fund a cleft-repair
surgery sponsored by the Smile Train.
Ethylin Wang Jabs, a member of the Smile Train medical
advisory board and director of the Center for Craniofacial
Development and Disorders at Johns Hopkins, accepted the
funds on behalf of the Smile Train.
The troop raised $250 for the organization, which
provides free cleft-related training for local doctors and
medical professionals in developing countries and free
cleft-repair surgery for millions of poor children.
IPS hosts event on vital role of public
Mark Gearan, former Peace Corps director and White
House deputy chief of staff, will speak this week about the
vital role of government service to the nation and world,
and the opportunities for young people to make a difference
through public service.
The talk by Gearan, now president of Hobart & William
Smith Colleges, is the second event in the Revitalizing
Government Service discussion series, presented by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy
The event will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on
Thursday, March 8, in the Eisenhower Room of the Johns
Hopkins Club, Homewood campus. Refreshments will be
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