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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 4, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 6
In Brief


Evergreen, Homewood House announce changes in hours

Effective Monday, Oct. 18, hours and days of operation will change at Evergreen House and Homewood House museums. From that date on, both will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

According to Robert Saarnio, director of historic houses, the coordinated schedules will allow the facilities to provide better and more efficient service to patrons.

The two museums, including their permanent collections and changing exhibitions, are accessible to the public through guided tours.

Homewood House offers tours on the hour and half hour, with the last beginning a half hour before closing. Evergreen House offers tours on the hour, with the last tour beginning an hour before closing.

Admission to each is $6 for adults, $3 for students and children over 6, $5 for seniors.


Winners of vegetarian cook-off will find their dishes on menu

Culinary artists of vegetarian fare can prove their meatless mettle at the inaugural "Veg Out at Wolfe Street Cafe" recipe contest and cook-off, an event sponsored by the Eating for the Future division of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Participants are asked to submit their favorite recipe for "healthy and delicious" vegetarian entrees, side dishes or desserts — anything from casseroles and curries to cakes and cookies.

Finalists will be notified by Oct. 16 and asked to present their dish at the cook-off, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 25 in room E9519 at 615 N. Wolfe St.

Dishes will be judged on creativeness, ease of cooking and taste. The contest's winners will have their recipe become a special — highlighted by the person's name and picture — in the Wolfe Street Cafe menu cycle.

For an application and official rules, contact Tishawn Pierce at or 410-502-7578. The deadline for entry is Oct. 9.

The Center for a Livable Future at the School of Public Health supports research that focuses on the interactions between diet, health, food production and the environment in the search for practices that are equitable, environmentally sustainable and healthful for a rapidly growing world population.


JHU to offer graduate program for educators on Eastern Shore

The Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Maryland State Department of Education, is offering a graduate program for teachers of students with visual impairments. The graduate certificate program, offered by SPSBE's Graduate Division of Education, is open to teachers currently working on the Eastern Shore, including Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties.

Scholarships equal to 75 percent of tuition will be available to those who qualify. The program is designed for certified special educators interested in working with students with visual impairments. Program participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide accommodations and appropriate instruction to students with low vision or blindness.

Courses will be scheduled in the early evening at a central location. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be expected to work for two years in a public school.

For information, contact Julianne Taylor of SBSBE, program coordinator, at 100 White-head Hall, Homewood; 410-516-8393; or


Book artist to talk at Peabody Library about private collection

Book artist Betty Sweren will present a gallery talk at the George Peabody Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. The talk will feature artists' books from Betty and Edgar Sweren's private collection, currently on display in the exhibit Collectors' Obsessions: A Treasury of Books.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries, the exhibit explores the art of book collecting and includes selections from 20 private collectors in the Baltimore and Johns Hopkins communities.

The George Peabody Library and Exhibition Gallery, located at 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place, will be open until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, to celebrate First Thursdays in Mt. Vernon.

The exhibition runs through Jan. 2. Regular Exhibition Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 410-659-8197.


CCP scores awards for two documentaries on HIV/AIDS

HIV Positive Voices, a documentary portraying four Baltimore residents infected with HIV that was co-produced by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health / Center for Communication Programs, was awarded Best Documentary Under 30 Minutes last week at the second annual New York AIDS Film Festival. The festival screened just 17 films, including the Emmy Award-winning Angels in America.

And at the Chicago International Film Festival's INTERCOM competition, CCP's documentary Tikambe ("Let's Talk About It") was awarded a Silver Hugo for Best Non-Broadcast Documentary for its portrayal of a Zambian woman struggling to live positively with HIV and AIDS.

The 29-minute HIV Positive Voices: An Inside Look at the AIDS Epidemic in Baltimore, Maryland also won a regional Emmy award in June for Best Documentary aired in 2003 by a local television station in the National Capital/Chesapeake Bay Region.


Talk will introduce general audience to Francesco Petrarch

In anticipation of the international symposium Petrarch and the Arts, which will be held in Baltimore Oct. 22 and 23, Leopoldine Prosperetti will give a talk on Wednesday, Oct. 6, to introduce a general audience to the cultural legacy of Francesco Petrarch, the 14th-century Italian poet and humanist. Prosperetti recently received her doctorate in art from Johns Hopkins and is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The talk will be held at 5 p.m. in the Sherwood Room of Levering Hall, Homewood campus.


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