Info sessions scheduled for Charles Street Trolley
Plans for a Charles Street Corridor Trolley between
the Inner Harbor and University Parkway
are advancing, and students, faculty and staff are invited
to join business leaders, community
members and residents who are interested in learning more
about plans to implement the service.
The Charles Street Development Corp. will be hosting
two information sessions this month to
share the results of the last year of study and to gather
community feedback. These open houses will
not feature a presentation but will allow the JHU community
and others to ask questions and learn
more about the project.
Johns Hopkins has been both an active participant and
strong supporter of the conceptual plans
and early engineering studies for the trolley, which would
run north on Charles Street and south on St.
Paul Street. The university views this service as a
potential amenity for visitors, students,
neighborhood residents and commuters who live along or near
the proposed route.
The first session will be on Thursday, June 12, at the
Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E.
University Parkway, and the second on Monday, June 23, at
the Belvedere Hotel, 1 E. Chase St. Both
will be held between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. For more
information, and to see a simulation of the proposed
trolley's trip, go to:
Annual Johns Hopkins Picnic marks official start of
Summer fun starts with the annual Johns Hopkins
University Picnic, a family event for staff,
faculty, students, retirees and their families and friends,
scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June
20, on the grounds of Johns Hopkins at Eastern. Games,
entertainment and picnic fare are all just $2,
free for kids 3 and under. Tickets are limited and are
being sold only in advance; a list of sellers and
purchasing policies can be found at: www.jhu.edu/fsrp.
There are a number of fun things for volunteers to do,
and many volunteers are needed.
Admission for volunteers is free, and each will receive a
complimentary picnic shirt. To volunteer,
contact Jackie Coe in the Office of Faculty, Staff and
Retiree Programs, which runs the event, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-6060.
Due to ongoing construction, children's activities
will be in the upper west parking lot. Free
parking is available on the Ellerslie Lot, and extra
shuttle service will be provided.
SAIS hosts event to help Iraqi allies prepare for careers
Two nonprofit organizations, Upwardly Global and the
List Project, and Manpower Inc. have
teamed up to connect Iraqi refugees who worked for the U.S.
government, military or American
contractors and NGOs within Iraq to professional jobs in
the United States. The three groups are
collaborating to offer a first-of-its-kind career
orientation workshop for 44 Iraqi refugees, which will
be held at SAIS today, June 9.
The daylong workshop, taking place throughout the Rome
Building, will include sessions on
resume writing, interviewing techniques and developing
networking skills. Participants will also have the
opportunity to network with Washington-area employers at a
breakfast and during roundtable
Many of the expected participants risked their lives
working as translators, interpreters,
project managers and cultural advisers to serve the U.S.
government and its contractors in Iraq. Now
safely resettled in the United States, they seek the tools
and contacts that will lead to employment
and lasting economic security for their families.
'Simpsons Movie' kicks off outdoor film series at
The first of five family-friendly movies to be
screened, free of charge, on Friday nights this
summer on Homewood's Keyser Quadrangle will be shown on
Friday, June 20. The Simpsons Movie will
begin at dark and will be preceded at 7:30 p.m. by a music
performance by FFHH.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or
blankets. Hot dogs, burgers, nachos, candy and
drinks will be sold. No alcoholic beverages permitted. The
rain location for this film is Mudd Hall
Other films in the series are June 27, October Sky
with a pre-show performance by August;
July 11, Ratatouille, with strolling magicians and balloon
artistry; July 18, Stardust, with a pre-show
performance by Fools & Horses; July 25, Some Like It Hot,
with a pre-show performance by Felicia
The films are presented by the Office of Summer and
Intersession Programs. For more
information, call 410-516-4548 or go to:
Scholarships available for high school engineering
The Engineering Innovation office is still accepting
applications to its summer engineering
course, has waived the application fee and has generous
scholarship funds available.
What is Engineering? is a four-week course designed
for motivated high school students
interested in exploring the world of engineering. Students
will have the opportunity to earn three
transferable Johns Hopkins college credits while studying
engineering concepts and taking part in
Offered at the Homewood and Montgomery County
campuses, the course runs from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. on weekdays from June 30 to July 25. Prerequisites are
algebra II with some trigonometry and a
lab science. Tuition is $1,830.
For more information, go to:
engineering-innovation.jhu.edu or call 410-516-6224.
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