H.L. Mencken exhibit extended through Feb.
The exhibition of Yet Another One! H.L. Mencken, which
opened in September at the George Peabody Library
Exhibition Gallery, has been extended. Originally scheduled
to close Jan. 7, it now may be viewed through Feb. 11.
An intriguing new view of writer and journalist H.L.
Mencken is offered in this exhibition through the personal
and often humorous inscriptions in books, pamphlets and
other gifts that the Sage of Baltimore gave to friends and
family. Featured are a number of books inscribed to his
colleague Paul Patterson, editor of The Sun, with which
Mencken was associated as a columnist and editor for more
than 40 years. Also on display are letters never before
exhibited, photographs and printed ephemera. The name of
the exhibition is an inscription the prolific writer often
used in books.
The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
International Reporting Project Fellows selected at SAIS
Seven U.S. journalists, including the third recipient
of the NPR-Bucksbaum International Fellowship, have been
awarded International Reporting Project Fellowships at SAIS
for the spring 2007 program, which combines nine weeks of
study in Washington and five weeks of individual overseas
reporting. The fellowships, which are aimed at encouraging
coverage of international issues by the U.S. news media,
begin this month at SAIS.
The journalists will focus on stories in Afghanistan,
China, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, Senegal and South Africa.
Shereen Meraji, a radio journalist from Los Angeles,
will receive an additional six weeks of training with
National Public Radio as the NPR-Bucksbaum International
Fellow. During her training, she will focus on production,
editorial and on-air skills and will produce a project for
one of NPR's newsmagazines.
Two of the spring fellows are focusing on
international health issues, supported by the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation. Nikole Killion, an
anchor/reporter with WJLA NewsChannel 8 in Arlington, Va.,
will report on South Africa, and Jessica Reaves, a reporter
with The Chicago Tribune will cover Senegal.
Since 1998, 145 journalists have been selected as IRP
Fellows and have reported from more than 75 countries.
University Style Guide for written communication
The Jan. 1 introduction of the Carey Business School
and the School of Education has led to updates in the
University Style Guide, which is an online resource with
suggestions for proper reference to the university and its
units in written communication.
The updated version of the guide is online here.
A shortened version of that URL is
Any questions about the University Style Guide can be
Donations wanted for upcoming Professional Clothing
With many people having received new clothes for the
holidays, the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs
is encouraging employees to donate their gently used or new
business clothing to the JHU Professional Clothing Drive,
which helps formerly homeless men and women successfully
re-enter the workforce.
The clothing should be brought to the appropriate site
by Wednesday, Jan. 17, for pickup the following day. For
guidelines, drop-off locations and contacts go to
www.jhu.edu/hr/fsrp/clothing.html or contact Matt Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-0345.
Just-published issue of 'SAISPHERE' focuses on
In the recently published 2006 issue of SAIS's annual
magazine, SAISPHERE, members of the SAIS faculty and other
scholars explore the theme "China Rising." The authors
examine the critical issues related to China's rapidly
growing influence and the challenges and opportunities this
presents to the United States and the global community.
Among the articles are "China: Outward Bound But
Inner-Directed," by David M. Lampton; "China in Africa," by
Peter Lewis; "Korea: Living in the Dragon's Shadow," by Don
Oberdorfer; "Russia's China Problem," by Bruce Parrott;
"Looking to Latin America," by Riordan Roett; and "The
Dragon Stalks the Middle East," by Sanam Vakil.
An online version of this issue is available at:
For a printed copy, contact Felisa Neuringer Klubes at email@example.com or
Original sketch added to lineup for upcoming Heartfest
A sketch written especially for the evening has been
added to the menu for Heartfest, the annual event
benefiting the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive
Cardiology Center. "Trials of the Heart" was penned by
actor-director John Astin, founder of the Theatre Arts and
Studies program at Johns Hopkins, and his youngest son,
actor Mackenzie Astin. Geppi Entertainment Museum, the
event's title sponsor, will provide historical props and
equipment to transform the Heartfest bandstand into an
old-time radio set, where the Astins and student members of
the Johns Hopkins University Theatre will put some of the
leading causes of heart disease on trial.
Heartfest, an evening of heart-healthy food, fun,
education and dancing, will take place from 7:30 p.m. to
midnight on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Martin's West. Tickets
are $100; For information, call 410-560-2230.
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