Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 14, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 14, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 22



Seeking Nominations

The Diversity Leadership Council is seeking nominations for its Diversity Recognition Award, which recognizes exceptional contributions of faculty, staff and students in advancing and celebrating diversity and inclusiveness at Johns Hopkins. Faculty, staff and students from all divisions of the university and health system, with the exception of current DLC members, are eligible. Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by any member of the Johns Hopkins community, in which case the nominee should be informed.

The nomination form is available at the DLC Web site:

The nomination package should include a description of the nominee's commitment to the advancement of diversity, inclusion and/or multiculturalism as demonstrated by specific efforts and accomplishments above and beyond his or her regular duties and responsibilities. The deadline for receipt of all nominations, to be submitted electronically, is Friday, March 11.The selection panel will review all nominations and recommend award recipients to President William R. Brody. The awards reception and ceremony will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.

Questions regarding submission may be directed to 410-516-8075.


Making Meetings Easier

The Office of Conference Services can now assist clients in creating Web pages and setting up online registration capabilities, along with the scheduling, catering, parking and tech support services it has been offering. Conference Services provides an economical, reliable way of dealing with the logistics necessary to conduct a successful meeting either on or off the Homewood campus. Meetings planned for summer have the benefit of using Homewood campus residence halls. In addition, area hotels have agreed to offer clients of Conference Services affordable rates for lodging and meeting space. Contact: Toni Decker, or 410-516-3962 or


Better Access to Library Services

To provide Hopkins Population Center faculty, staff and students with timely and efficient access to a wide range of resources, a new model has been developed with support from the Welch Library.

The Population Digital Library and Touchdown Suite provides computer access, a small conference room and a mobile computer lab for in-class training. Located at E4643 in the School of Public Health building, it is open from 11 a.m. to noon and 1:15 to 2 p.m. on Mondays; noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays; and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. The suite is also open by appointment.

Through the Population Digital Library at, researchers can access full-text electronic resources including electronic journals, books, bibliographic databases and sources for publicly available data sets. Liaison services offered by Claire Twose and Susan Rohner include database searching, setting up automatic table of contents delivery (current awareness services), data gathering, Internet searching and individual or small group educational activities.


International Consulting Course

An interactive six-day immersion course is being offered for health care providers interested in working internationally. Sponsored by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and JHPIEGO, Healthcare Professional as an International Consultant allows participants to explore the roles of international consultants and network with the faculty and program staff of JHPIEGO and the Johns Hopkins schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.

These experienced professionals — who manage, implement and develop women's and family health international projects — will introduce participating nurses, physicians, midwives, physician assistants and other health care professionals to case studies featuring international development and health care services delivery; licensing and regulation of health care across the world; planning, monitoring and evaluation in consultation; consultation management and administrative skills; and performance improvement process in international health.

The course is offered for Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Education units and is scheduled for April 10-15 and Aug. 7-12. For more information, go to: default.htm.


WebCT Office Hours

Instructors using WebCT can get answers to questions and concerns about using WebCT to enhance their courses from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, in 209 Dorsey Center, Elkridge, Md. Register at


Hopkins Night at Camden Yards

Tickets for the Orioles-Yankees game on Saturday, April 16, are available through the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. Tickets are $13 per seat for all ages. For more information, contact Matt Smith at or 410-516-0345.


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