Daniels, Mancuso named to state's international biz board
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced last week that Johns
Hopkins President Ron Daniels and
Jhpiego President/CEO Leslie Mancuso would be among the 16
members of his Governor's
International Advisory Council, created to guide the
state's international business efforts.
The council comprises senior government and
private-sector executives from industries such as
bioscience, manufacturing, finance, advanced technology,
education, agriculture and transportation,
and nonprofit sectors, and will provide strategic direction
to the governor and the Maryland
Department of Business and Economic Development on ways to
enhance Maryland's global profile.
JHU co-sponsors this week's Baltimore Bike-to-Work
On Friday, May 15, Johns Hopkins joins the Baltimore
Metropolitan Council as a first-time co-sponsor of
Bike-to-Work Day, a regional celebration of bicycle
commuting and all its direct and
indirect benefits. JHU will host a rally point from 7 to 9
a.m. on the Homewood campus (the lawn south
of Mason Hall), where participants can gather, stretch and
enjoy light refreshments and the company
of fellow riders. The first 1,200 registered participants
will also receive a complimentary goodie bag.
University administrators say they chose to
participate in the annual event because commuting
by bike is a fun, inexpensive, clean and healthy way to get
to and from work that benefits the
individual, university and community. Arriving to work
energized benefits both employer and employee,
participants improve their well-being and save time by
combining their workout and commute, and bike
riding reduces the strain on both the environment and
Registration for the event and bicycle safety
information are available online at
Event to honor first Baltimore Scholars, graduating this
Johns Hopkins will honor its inaugural class of
Baltimore Scholars and their families with a
reception on Thursday, May 14, a week before the 15 seniors
from Baltimore will earn their
undergraduate degrees from the university.
The graduating seniors attended Johns Hopkins
tuition-free for the past four academic years,
thanks to the Baltimore Scholars program, which provides
full-tuition scholarships to graduates of
Baltimore City public schools admitted into the
university's undergraduate programs. To be eligible,
the students must have lived with a custodial parent in
Baltimore City for the last three years and
must have been enrolled in a public high school in the city
for 10th, 11th and 12th grades. More than
70 city high school graduates have enrolled at Johns
Hopkins since the Baltimore Scholars program
began with the start of the 2005-2006 academic year.
Fifteen more will be freshmen this fall.
The reception, to be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in
Homewood's Mason Hall, will begin with a
welcome from President Ronald J. Daniels, followed by
remarks by William Conley, dean of enrollment
and academic services; Nicholas Jones, dean of the Whiting
School of Engineering; and Matthew
Crenson, professor emeritus of political science in the
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and
faculty director of the Baltimore Scholars program, who
will present certificates to the students.
...And they're off! (but not moving very
Since 1931, the third weekend in May has meant only
one thing to denizens of the East
Baltimore medical campus: the annual Turtle Derby, which
benefits the Child Life Department at the
Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Perkins Day Care
The Turtle Derby began as a prelude to Maryland's
Preakness. The origin of the event is traced
back to Benjamin Frisby, a hospital caretaker and doorman,
who kept a small turtle pen outside the
original hospital administration building. Soon, a
racetrack was built and wagers were made as pediatric
patients and staff cheered the turtles on.
Today, the event is organized by first-year medical
students, with help from radiology students,
the Child Life Department and Student Activities. The event
also features entertainment provided by
first-year medical students and radiology students.
Hospital staff and supporters can make a $10 "wager"
to sponsor and name their turtle. The
first place prize is $100, second place is $50 and third
place is $25.
The race is on at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15, in the
Preclinical Teaching Building Courtyard.
SAIS Bologna students mount photo exhibit, offer online
As they prepare to leave Italy and head to Washington,
D.C., for the next stage in their
program, students at the
SAIS Bologna Center have decided to share their
experiences by staging in
the Bologna Center library an exhibit of photographs
In addition, they're offering the images for sale
online in order to fund a scholarship for one of
their Bologna Center classmates.
The 50 images, both black-and-white and color, are
available in several sizes that fit standard
frames from Ikea, and the orders will be filled by a photo
lab in New York City, with worldwide
shipping available. To see the works, go to:
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