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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University June 8, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 37
In Brief


Free outdoor summer films begin on Homewood campus

Five hit movies will be screened, free of charge, on Friday nights this summer on the Wyman Quadrangle of the Homewood campus.

Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films, presented by the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs, premieres Friday, June 12.

Live music begins at 7:30 p.m. Hot dogs, burgers, nachos, candy and drinks will be sold. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. Each movie will start around 8:30 p.m., or as soon as it gets dark. The rain location is Shriver Hall Auditorium.

The schedule is as follows: June 12, Hairspray, with pre-show performance by the Swingin' Swamis; June 19, Hook, with Deep Tree Mantra; July 10, Wall-E, with strolling magicians and balloon artistry; July 17, Dark Knight (parental discretion advised) with pre-show performance by soihadto, a band that includes chef Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes and the Food Network show Ace of Cakes; and July 24, Ghostbusters (parental discretion), with Bronze Radio Return.

For more information, call 410-516-4548 or go to www.jhu.edu/summer/films.


Weekly farmers market opens on East Baltimore campus

Last Thursday marked the launch on the East Baltimore campus of the Farmers Market at Johns Hopkins. Located on the pathway adjacent to the Outpatient Center, the stands host vendors of fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, coffee, tea, baked goods, pork, poultry, beef, cheese, ice cream and more, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday through October (rain or shine).

The market--one of only a few in the city--is sponsored by the JHH Green Team and supported by the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. "[It] helps advance one of our sustainability goals of promoting local, seasonal and, where possible, organic produce," said Davis Bookhart, manager of Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship and chair of the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Committee.


Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Tour of Baltimore begins June 15

Johns Hopkins' Homewood Museum this summer joins the Greater Baltimore History Alliance and the Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association to present the Tell-Tale Tour of Baltimore, a scavenger hunt encouraging visitors to explore Edgar Allan Poe's Baltimore by visiting local history museums. Those who collect a Raven Trail Guide stamp at five or more participating attractions could win one of several prizes. The event is offered in conjunction with Baltimore's citywide Poe festival, Nevermore 2009.

A special tour offered at Homewood and Mount Clare Museum House features Poe's 1840 essay criticizing Americans' decorative shortcomings. In the tongue-in-cheek tour, which will be offered from June 15 to Sept. 30, visitors will be able to contrast a finely decorated period home with the master-of-the-macabre's opinions about good taste in furnishings. Tours at Homewood begin on the half-hour, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Mount Clare's are on the hour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.


JHH named to international list of most ethical organizations

The Ethisphere Institute, a New YorkÐbased think tank established to advance best practices in business ethics and corporate social responsibility, has named The Johns Hopkins Hospital to its 2009 list of the business world's most ethical companies and institutions. Others on this list include Patagonia, Toyota Motors, Dell, General Electric, General Mills, Cleveland Clinic, Marriott International, Safeway, Target, Time Warner, IKEA, Starbucks and UPS.

JHH was one of 99 organizations selected from among hundreds of nominees in more than 100 countries and 35 industries. Criteria for selection include corporate citizenship and responsibility, corporate governance, innovation that contributes to public well-being, industry leadership, executive leadership, legal and regulatory performance, and solid ethics compliance programs.


Training sessions set for new Homewood Museum docents

Interested in history, architecture or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at the university's Homewood Museum, a National Historic Landmark. Homewood was built in 1801 as the summer home of Charles Carroll Jr. and remains one of the finest examples of Federal era architecture.

Docent training classes will be held at the museum from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on successive Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 11, 13, 18 and 20. Volunteers who successfully complete the training will be expected to commit to working a minimum of four hours per month.

Training includes lectures and readings on Baltimore in the Federal era, Carroll family history and Federal-style architecture and decorative arts. Guides will also learn about museum practices and will be taught techniques for presenting the house to visitors.

Homewood's volunteers have opportunities for additional training and are invited to social events, openings, lectures and tours of other historic sites.

To reserve a space in the upcoming training sessions or for additional information, contact Judith Proffitt at Homewood Museum at 410-516-5589 or proffitt@jhu.edu.


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