'Politics of Race, Gender and Culture' opens new
A panel discussion titled Election 2008: The Politics
of Race, Gender and Culture will be held at
7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in Homewood's Shriver Hall
Panelists include Allison Kasic of the Independent
Women's Forum; Katrina Bell McDonald, a
professor in the
Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins; Howard
Ehrlich, director of the Prejudice
Institute; and Christine Valeriann, a board member
representing the Baltimore chapter of the
National Organization for Women.
The event is presented by the Johns Hopkins Center for
Social Concern and Tribe, a
nonpartisan organization dedicated to encouraging and
facilitating dialogue on the issues of race,
ethnicity and culture.
The discussion is the first in a series of events
exploring contemporary multicultural issues to
be presented by the two groups. Anchored in America's rich
intellectual diversity, this
interdisciplinary, nonpartisan initiative is designed to
bring a direct, scholarly and practical approach
to the questions of race, ethnicity and culture.
JHU profs bring physics to community in a fun, accessible
The Department of
Physics and Astronomy is hosting its annual Physics
Fair from noon to 5 p.m.
on Saturday, April 26, coinciding with Spring Fair on the
The fair, which will take place in the Bloomberg
Center, will feature a physics-themed scavenger
hunt and demonstrations by Johns Hopkins faculty and
students. The idea is to bring physics to the
community in a fun, accessible way. Among the events:
Professor Extraordinaire Show,
1:45 to 2:15 p.m. Peter Armitage and his assistants will
demonstration titled "From the Nano to the Macro Before
Hopkins Construction Project, 1:10
to 1:40 p.m. Individuals and teams of up to four people of
ages will have 30 minutes to build a structure using
Weather permitting, the Maryland Space Grant
Consortium Observatory will be available for
tours. Visitors are also invited to tour several research
laboratories and to enjoy refreshing liquid
nitrogen ice cream.
SAIS, Harvard's IOP host forum on youth vote, and 2008
SAIS and the
Institute of Politics at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School
of Government will hold
a forum, "The 2008 Elections: Tracking the Youth Vote," at
11 a.m. on Thursday, April 24. During the
forum, IOP will release its new national poll examining the
political views of 18- to 24-year-olds.
Panelists include James A. Leach, IOP director, U.S.
representative (R-Iowa) from 1977 to
2007 and a SAIS graduate; John Della Volpe, IOP polling
director; and David M. Lampton, SAIS dean
of faculty and director of the China Studies Program.
The IOP has been conducting regular polling of
America's young people for eight years. This
spring's poll provides in-depth data on these voters' views
on issues central to the presidential race,
including immigration, foreign policy and health care.
The session will be held in the Nitze Building's
Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-5648.
Morgan Lecture by Nobelist Andrew Fire
The 2008 Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture by Nobel laureate
Andrew Fire, which was to have
taken place April 17, had to be canceled and will be
rescheduled. For more information, contact Aaron
Spring blood drive scheduled this week on Homewood
Spring blood drives are critical for replenishing
blood supplies depleted by higher use and fewer
collections due to inclement winter weather. The Johns
Hopkins community is asked to help those who
are critically ill or injured by donating blood between
7:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday or
Wednesday, April 22 and 23, in Homewood's Glass Pavilion.
Seasonal gifts for donors and volunteers
include flower seeds for planting and umbrellas for April
Appointments can be scheduled at:
For more information, or to change or cancel an
appointment, contact John Black at email@example.com
Last chance to apply for funding from JH Neighborhood
Applications for funding from the Johns Hopkins
Neighborhood Fund are being accepted until
April 30. The fund will focus on assisting organizations
that benefit communities surrounding our
campuses, and which also have a strong relationship with
the university and its employees. The fund
requires that a Johns Hopkins employee serve as the conduit
sponsor for a community organization.
Employees who have questions regarding the fund, or who
would like to submit an application, should
web.jhu.edu/uw/NeighborhoodFund.html or contact Matt
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-0345.
In an April 7 story about Young Investigators Day at
the School of Medicine, Ling Wang, winner
of the Hans Joaquim Prochaska Award, was mistakenly
referred to as a man. We regret the error.
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