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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 22, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 4
In Brief

United Way campaign kickoff event scheduled for Friday

The university will officially begin its 2003 campaign for the United Way of Central Maryland with a kickoff event at noon on Friday, Sept. 26, in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus. Speaking at the event will be representatives of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland, which creates one-to-one mentoring friendships between positive adults and children, and offers mentor training and volunteer programs to employers, community and faith organizations, and schools. The keynote speaker will be a Johns Hopkins University employee who volunteers with the group.

The event will include a slide presentation and music by the Hopkins Pep and Jazz Band. Hot dogs, chips and soda will be served to all who attend.


Homewood Blood Drive will offset Hurricane Isabel losses

The American Red Cross has requested that blood donors make and keep donation appointments to help offset losses caused by Hurricane Isabel. The Homewood Blood Drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Levering Hall's Glass Pavilion.

Potential donors can make an appointment online at or by calling 410-516-0138. Walk-in donors are also welcome.

The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region was limited in its ability to collect blood during the storm. Blood donations are needed now to meet patient needs in this area, and to respond to any emergency needs for blood products in other areas of the country affected by the storm.


MSE Library to hold Tues. fair showcasing collections, services

Homewood faculty and staff are invited to find out about library collections in their field and services they'll want to know about at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Visitors will be able to see the areas of the library that interest them, meet the librarians and explore the library's extensive online and print collections. In addition, they can fill in a "passport" to enter a drawing for prizes, including meals at local restaurants, gift certificates for area businesses and more. J-Cards are required for entry into the building. For more information, call Andrea Bartelstein at 410-516-0330.


Student-curated Poe show opens at Baltimore Museum of Art

Most students see the results of a semester's work at the course's finale. But the dozen students enrolled last spring in Recontextualizing Museum Objects, a new offering in the History of Art Department, had to wait a little longer.

The course was devised as a hands-on endeavor by its professor, Doreen Bolger, who is director of the Baltimore Museum of Art. In lieu of tests, the students worked collectively as co-curators of a show called Haunting Visions of Poe: Illustrations by Manet, Matisse & Gauguin, which opened at the BMA last week.

Most works were drawn from the BMA's collection of works on paper by French modern masters; others came from the Maryland Historical Society, the Enoch Pratt Library and the university's Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Arthur B. and Patricia B. Modell Foundation. Additional support is provided by the William R. Kenan Jr. Fund.

The show will run through Jan. 12, 2004.


SAIS Faculty Book Series looks at environment and statecraft

The next event of the SAIS Faculty Book Series will be held at 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 22, in the Rome Building.

Called "Environment and Statecraft," the forum will feature a discussion of Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making, a book written by Scott Barrett, director of the Energy, Environment, Science and Technology Program at SAIS, and recently published by Oxford University Press.

Barrett's introductory remarks will be followed by a panel discussion with participants Richard Benedick, senior adviser at the University of Maryland's Joint Global Change Research Institute and deputy director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Washington Office; Francis Fukuyama, SAIS dean of faculty and Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy; and Thomas Schelling, Distinguished University Professor at University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs.


JHH receives Consumer Choice Award for Balto., D.C. regions

The Johns Hopkins Hospital once again has received the Consumer Choice Award for both the Washington and Baltimore regions from the National Research Corp. Hopkins was one of only a few hospitals to earn top choice status in a dual-market region, according to NRC, a firm specializing in health care performance measurement. The company issues its annual awards to hospitals with the highest quality and image ratings based on the firm's syndicated health care market guide survey of households in 130 markets.

The 2003 telephone survey queried more than 140,000 households representing 400,000 consumers in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia.


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