Homewood-JHMI shuttle schedule changes effective
To better serve riders, and to continue the purpose of
connecting Johns Hopkins locations, a
new schedule for the Homewood-JHMI shuttle goes into effect
today, Oct. 6. The schedule can be
found online at
www.parking.jhu.edu. Among the changes:
Southbound expresses from the Interfaith Center
have been eliminated because the
time saving does not warrant scheduling dedicated express
Northbound expresses from JHMI will now stop at
29th Street in addition to 33rd
Street and the Interfaith Center.
Timed departures from Penn Station and Peabody
have been eliminated, but the overall
number of departures and service capacity have been
increased by more than 10 percent.
Greg Smith, manager of transportation and parking,
said that every effort was made to
schedule buses every five, 10 or 15 minutes as demand
patterns warrant; however, he said, he does
expect many buses to be filled during peak times despite
the increased service.
Smith said the shuttle service has witnessed 62
percent growth over the past three years.
Fiscal year 2008 marked the second straight year of
providing more than 1 million rides.
Homewood Security recognized by international police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police, the
world's oldest and largest nonprofit
membership of police executives — with more than
20,000 members in 89 countries — has identified the
JHU Campus Safety and Security Homewood Communications
Center as the world's best in the
category "Excellence in Law Enforcement Communications and
Interoperability," medium size.
Campus Safety and Security will receive the
organization's iXP Excellence in Technology Award
at the group's annual conference, to be held in November in
San Diego. iXP is a company that provides
business and technology expertise to public safety and
security organizations for emergency response
Registration open for annual Diversity Conference, Oct.
On Wednesday, Oct. 29, the Diversity Leadership
Council will host its fifth annual Diversity
Conference, whose theme this year is Equity, Civility and
Respect: Keys to Success. Provost Kristina
Johnson will be the opening keynote speaker, and the event
will culminate with a luncheon speech by
Andres Alonso, CEO of the Baltimore City Public School
System. The luncheon is limited to the first
400 people who register.
The conference is part of the DLC's effort to provide
faculty and staff with an opportunity to
acquire additional information to assist them in
functioning more effectively in a multicultural, diverse
and inclusive environment.
Registration is available online through Wednesday,
Oct. 22, at:
DiversityConference the user ID is dlc and the
The event will open with check-in at 8 a.m. and will
officially begin at 8:45 a.m. in Shriver Hall
Auditorium, followed by various workshops. The event will
conclude at 2 p.m.
Nominations sought for MLK Jr. Community Service
Outside of their normal workday, hundreds of Johns
Hopkins affiliates find the energy,
compassion and time to help others by lending a hand at a
food bank, collecting clothing for needy
families, repairing homes for the elderly and more.
The university is again looking for outstanding
examples of faculty, staff, graduate students
and retirees who are committed to making a difference
through community service, and has issued a
call for nominations for the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr.
Award for Community Service. The deadline
is Friday, Oct. 17.
The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate the
spirit of volunteerism, citizenship and
activism that characterized the life and legacy of King and
will be presented to honorees at the annual
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration in
Nominations may be submitted online at: hrnt.jhu.edu/mlk.
For information about past events and recipients, go to:
For more information, contact Jeff Pratt at email@example.com or
Department of Labor honors JHHS with Opportunity
The Johns Hopkins Health System will receive a
national equal opportunity employment award
from the U.S. Department of Labor at an awards ceremony
this month in Washington, D.C. It is the
first time in the history of the Opportunity Award that a
hospital will receive it.
The award honors the health system's equal opportunity
employment efforts, especially those of
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, which was recognized
for successful implementation of
programs that provide training to its staff to enhance
their skills and prepare them for advancement
within the organization.
Among the efforts designed to assist females,
minorities and people with disabilities are the
On-Site RN to BSN Program; Career Counseling; GROW Program,
an internal recruitment campaign;
Project R.E.A.C.H. (Resources and Education for the
Advancement of Careers at Hopkins); Hispanic
Geriatric Nursing Assistant Program; and Youth Mentoring
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