SAIS receives European Center of Excellence
The Delegation of the European Commission in
Washington, D.C., announced last week that Johns Hopkins'
School of Advanced International Studies had received a
European Center of Excellence Award, one of 11 given to
universities throughout the United States.
The network of EU Centers of Excellence promotes the
study of the European Union, its institutions and
policies, and EU-U.S. relations through teaching programs,
scholarly research and outreach activities in the
recipients' local and regional communities.
SAIS was awarded close to 300,000 euros (about
$442,000) to fund activities for a three-year period.
'Healthcare '08' nominated for cable program award
The series of discussions between President Brody and
political and civic leaders, Healthcare '08: Search for
Solutions, has been nominated for a CableFAX program award
in the category of Best Public Affairs Show or Series.
Winners will be announced at CableFAX: The Magazine's
awards luncheon on Oct. 29 at the National Press Club in
Healthcare '08 was produced by Retirement Living TV,
The Johns Hopkins University and the National Coalition on
Health Care. Guests included Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the
U.S. House of Representatives; Elias Zerhouni, director of
the National Institutes of Health; Newt Gingrich, former
speaker of the House; Bill Novelli, CEO of AARP; John
Erickson, CEO of Erickson Retirement Communities; and
Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City.
To view the episodes online, go to:
Jhpiego receives $40 million to save mothers' lives in
The United States Agency for International Development
in Tanzania has awarded Jhpiego $40 million over five years
to implement the Mothers and Infants, Safe, Healthy, Alive
Program. The project is designed to increase preventive
care and treatment services for pregnant women and their
According to the United Nations Fund for Population
Activities, nearly 600 of every 100,000 women who give
birth in Tanzania die of pregnancy-related causes.
Jhpiego will collaborate with the Tanzanian Ministry
of Health and Social Welfare on the project, whose aim is
to reduce maternal mortality due to postpartum hemorrhage;
newborn mortality due to infection; low birth weight,
stillbirth and newborn mortality due to malaria and
congenital syphilis; and the
number of transmissions of HIV infections from mother to
The Jhpiego-led consortium consists of Save the
Children, Constella Futures, IMA World Health and a local
Arts Innovation Grants available for Homewood faculty,
The Arts Innovation Grants Program has announced that
grants are now available for Homewood faculty and students.
The initiative is designed to help faculty develop
undergraduate interdisciplinary courses — across
departments, divisions or institutions — that create
new for-credit courses in the arts for Homewood students,
and to help undergraduates create new co-curricular
activities in the arts or significantly increase the impact
of existing ones within the university and greater
The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, Oct.
For more information, go to:
Newbery Award-winning author Laura Amy Schlitz to give
The Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries
will present a lecture and book signing by Laura Amy
Schlitz, winner of the 2008 Newbery Award, on Wednesday,
Oct. 1, in the Bakst Theatre at the Evergreen Museum &
Library. A librarian at Baltimore's Park School and author
of Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval
Village, Schlitz will present the annual Paula U.
Hamburger Friends Lecture.
In her award-winning book, Schlitz paints riveting
portraits of 22 memorable medieval maidens, monks and
millers' sons in a series of illustrated monologues set in
an English village in 1225. Inspired by the Munich
Nuremberg manuscript, an illuminated poem from 13th-century
Germany, her witty, historically accurate and utterly human
collection forms a bridge to the people and places of
The book signing and reception begin at 5 p.m. and will be
followed by a lecture at 6 p.m.
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