The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 29, 1999
November 29, 1999
VOL. 29, NO. 13


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

President Brody to talk about managed care, Model Ts

Elaborating on his columns that appear in Change, a biweekly publication for faculty and senior staff of Johns Hopkins Medicine, President William R. Brody will deliver a lecture titled "Beyond Managed Care: Is There a Better Way? Or, What You Can Learn about Health Care from the Model T Ford," on Dec. 1 in Hurd Hall, JHMI.

Because Brody's views differ from those of the two sponsors, the Maryland Committee to Defend Health Care and the Baltimore Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, organizers anticipate a lively debate.

The talk begins at 5:30 p.m. with an introduction by Al Sommer, dean of the School of Public Health.

Museum Shop-Around set for Dec. 4 and 5 at Evergreen

On Dec. 4 and 5, holiday shoppers will be able to browse their favorite Baltimore museum shops in one place--Evergreen's Carriage House.

The event brings together 21 shops from area destinations, including the American Visionary Art Museum, Babe Ruth Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore Zoo, B&O Railroad Museum, Calvert Marine Museum, Evergreen House, Great Blacks in Wax, Hampton House Mansion, Historic St. Mary's City, Homewood House Museum, Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Science Center, Montgomery County Historical Society, National Historic Seaport, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Port Discovery, Star-Spangled Banner House and Top of the World. Proceeds will be divided among participating organizations.

An Early Bird Shoppers Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, offers a continental breakfast and a 20 percent discount on purchases; tickets, $10 per person, are available at participating museum shops.

The Museum Shop-Around takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Refreshments and free parking will be available. For more information, call 410-516-0341.

High-tech tellers at Federal Credit Union are recognized

What started as a unique deterrent to robbery has earned the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union kudos in the Baltimore Business Journal's third annual Innovation in Technology Awards. The remote teller system of the 24,000-member credit union was named one of 10 finalists in the competition last month, the only financial institution to receive an award along with Internet and technology companies. The remote teller, located in the lobby of the East Monument Street main branch, works like a drive-up teller window that uses a pneumatic tube to carry transactions to eight teller stations. It is the first of its kind in Maryland and also promotes efficiency.

Wreath-making workshops to be held at Glass Pavilion

Wreath-making workshops, sponsored by the university's historic houses, will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, at the Glass Pavilion, Homewood campus, from noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.

Using traditional methods, participants will decorate a balsam wreath using cuttings of nature's best magnolia and holly, topped off with a big bright bow. All materials and instructions are included in the workshop fee. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch; refreshments will be provided.

The cost is $14 for members of Homewood House Museum or Evergreen House and for JHU staff; $15 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. To make a reservation, call 410-516-5589.

Homewood House Candlelight Tour free to JHU community

Homewood House Museum will come alive with the holiday spirit as flames glow during its annual Candlelight Tour, scheduled this year from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13.

Candles will sparkle, and music and good cheer will permeate the air as visitors tour rooms set for entertaining in the home of Charles Carroll Jr. Built in 1801, this elegant Federal house will be decorated for the holidays by the Homeland Garden Club in 19th-century style with garlands of greens and windows of boxwood. Guests can sample holiday refreshments in the wine cellar and visit the Homewood Shop, featuring unique gifts.

Homewood members and Hopkins staff and students are admitted free. Admission for others is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students. For more information, call 410-516-5589.

Hopkins hosts groundbreaking for White Marsh facility

While the original Sept. 16 Johns Hopkins at White Marsh groundbreaking was postponed due to Hurricane Floyd, construction was not. So on Nov. 19, Edward D. Miller, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine, and several other Hopkins representatives and elected officials, held a "groundbreaking" ceremony for the under-construction medical facility. The 50,000-square-foot outpatient complex, modeled on Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station, will offer Hopkins care in a community setting. Located on Honeygo Boulevard, the new facility is scheduled for completion in early summer 2000.

NAMES Project AIDS quilt panel displayed at Peabody

In honor of National AIDS Day and Quilt Across Maryland, both Dec. 1, a panel of the NAMES Project AIDS Quilt will be on display at the Peabody Conservatory. The quilt will be located in the NationsBank Lounge, second floor of The New Building, where it can be sen on Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dec. 2, 3 to 6 p.m.; and Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.