SAIS hosts Black History event with former Nigerian
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance and
economy and of foreign affairs for Nigeria, will be the
featured speaker at a Black History Month celebration
hosted by the SAIS African Diaspora Association on
Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Okonjo-Iweala, currently a distinguished fellow at the
Brookings Institution, will give a talk titled "Fighting
Corruption in Nigeria: Progress and Challenges."
From June to August 2006, she served as Nigeria's
foreign affairs minister, overseeing the country's
acclaimed Presidential Economic Team responsible for
implementing President Obasanjo's sweeping economic and
social reform agenda. From July 2003 to June 2006,
Okonjo-Iweala was finance minister, managing the finances
of Africa's largest country. Previously, she was vice
president and corporate secretary of the World Bank Group,
where she worked as a development economist for more than
The event will be held at 6 p.m. in the Nitze
Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should
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Homewood students can make their voices heard in the
Libraries are looking for undergraduate and graduate
students from the Homewood schools to serve on the new
Libraries' Student Advisory Council. This council will meet
periodically during the academic year to advise the dean of
libraries and JHU's Library Advisory Council on new and
existing policies and services. Students should send a
statement of interest to
Children's Center Radiothon to begin four-day run on
Patients, families and staff of the Children's Center
will take to the air this week for a live broadcast of
Radiothon 2007, set for March 1 through 4 from the Hope
Forest Lobby. Hosted by the MIX 106.5 morning show team,
including DJs Jojo and Reagan, the benefit kicks off at 5
a.m. on Thursday, with a celebrity guest scheduled to be on
hand at 10:30 a.m. The four-day broadcast will continue
live in the afternoons from the Mall in Columbia. In the
last 17 years, the MIX 106.5 Radiothon has raised more than
$9.5 million for the Children's Center.
CCP-supported films win two medals at New York
A documentary and a TV drama produced with support
from the Center for
Communication Programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health won medals at the recent 2007 New
The Zambia documentary Road to Hope took a Silver
World Medal in film and video, and the Pakistan TV show
Kaisey Kahoon won a Bronze World Medal in TV programming
and promotion. The New York Festivals have recognized the
best work in international TV and film productions for
nearly 50 years.
Institute for Hopkins Nursing to offer nurse practitioner
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners has named
the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing an approved
provider for nurse practitioner continuing education. JoAnn
Coleman, coordinator for the new Pancreatic
Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic at Johns Hopkins, will
serve as the IJHN Nurse Practitioner Program planner.
AANP, the accrediting organization, is the largest,
oldest and only full-service organization for nurse
practitioners of all specialties. Johns Hopkins offers five
graduate programs preparing nurses as NPs: three in primary
care (adult, pediatric or family), acute/critical care and
a combined MSN/MPH program preparing NPs with a public
Women's Leadership Award nominations due by
This is the last week to submit nominations for the
JHU Women's Network's annual Women's Leadership Award. One
honoree from each chapter — APL, Bayview, Homewood,
JHMI and SAIS — will be selected for the award, which
will be presented at the 20th annual Spring Luncheon, to be
held May 11 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
Anyone may nominate a current woman member of the
faculty, staff or student body. To see the criteria and
make a nomination, go to www.jhu.edu/~wforum.
Nominations must be received by Friday, March 2.
SAIS sets workshop for reporters covering homeland
The International Reporting Project of SAIS will
conduct a special, one-time workshop in Washington, D.C.,
for journalists from around the country who cover homeland
security issues. The workshop will be held May 21 to 23 and
will provide 15 journalists with airfare and hotel
accommodations to attend the program, called "Covering
Homeland Security: Does the System Work to Stop Terror?"
The unique workshop will provide exclusive meetings
with top officials from agencies such as the CIA, FBI and
Homeland Security; members of Congress and their staff;
scholars; private experts; and journalists who regularly
cover intelligence and homeland security issues.
Support for the workshop comes from the McCormick
Tribune Foundation, which sponsors Specialized Reporting
Institutes designed to provide journalists with practical
Applicants must regularly report on issues such as
homeland security, military affairs defense issues,
transportation, criminal justice or law enforcement.
Details are online at:
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