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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 5, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 1
In Brief


Homewood campus marks 9/11 anniversary with film, labyrinth

To commemorate the events of 9/11, the Homewood campus's College Republicans and College Democrats will host a free screening of United 93 on Monday, Sept. 11, in the Bloomberg Center. The film is co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Student Life, Student Development and Programming and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. In addition, 3,000 flags will be displayed on the Keyser Quadrangle in memory of those who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. A brief memorial ceremony at 8 p.m. will precede the film.

Campus Ministries will mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks with a daylong dedication of its permanent Labyrinth of Hope, recently installed downstairs in the Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. Students, faculty and staff are invited to drop by between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 to walk the labyrinth and spend time in prayer or quiet reflection.


Shriver Hall Concert tix free for Homewood, Peabody undergrads

When the Shriver Hall Concert Series opens its 2006-2007 season, its governing board is hoping to see more Homewood and Peabody students in the audience--thanks to the free tickets now being made available to all full-time undergraduates in those schools.

David Baldwin, executive director of the series, said that the "impressive level of enthusiasm" among students who had previously purchased $8 rush tickets on a regular basis led the board to unanimously support the initiative.

Tickets can be obtained at the ticket counter one hour prior to each concert.

The series, Baldwin said, has added a record number of new subscribers this year, bringing the total to approximately 900.

The season opens on Sunday, Sept. 17, with violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Max Levinson, followed on Oct. 15 by the Emerson String Quartet. For a complete schedule, go to


Clinical nursing leadership program receives $1.5 million grant

The Helene Fuld Health Trust has again granted $1.5 million to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to continue its successful Fuld Leadership Fellows Program in Clinical Nursing.

The unique undergraduate program, initiated in 2003, augments the nursing curricula by matching 40 students each year with mentors from the inpatient hospital setting, and by creating opportunities for these students to think critically about clinical quality problems and to take the lead within interdisciplinary teams studying and solving a patient-care quality or safety problem.

The three-year grant of $500,000 per year will support an additional 120 undergraduate Leadership Fellows and, according to Dean Martha N. Hill, sustain a program that "enriches the leadership preparation of some of the nation's most talented and promising nursing students."


Homewood House Museum receives Free Fall Baltimore grant

With a grant from Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide program under the direction of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Homewood House Museum will suspend admission charges during October and November. Tours are offered every half-hour from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

The grant funds also will be used to support the Historic Homewood ArtWalk, a new collaboration between Homewood House Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art. This free walking tour connects the significant collections of American decorative arts at the two institutions.

Traversing the campus — the former 130-acre farm on which Homewood House was constructed — participants will learn about the 200-year history of the physical and artistic landscape in which Homewood House and the BMA are located. Important stops on the 45-minute tour include Homewood's 200-year-old carriage house (now the Merrick Barn), 150-year-old gatehouse and Mattin Center for the Arts, the BMA's Sculpture Garden and the BMA's recently refurbished Spring House, designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

Guided ArtWalks will be offered twice a day each Friday in October, and Nov. 3, 10 and 17, with departures at noon from Homewood House and at 1 p.m. from the BMA. Reservations are recommended; call 410-516-5589. In addition, an interpretive brochure will allow visitors to the two museums to follow the art trail self-guided.

Details of all Free Fall Baltimore events are available at


SAIS hosts forum on women in Muslim-majority societies

SAIS will hold a forum titled "Women as Equal Citizens: Advocating for Change in Muslim-Majority Societies" at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium.

Azar Nafisi, director of the SAIS Dialogue Project, will provide introductory remarks. Panelists are Mahnaz Afkhami, founder and president of Women's Learning Partnership and former minister of state for women's affairs in Iran; Lina Abou-Habib of Lebanon, executive director of the Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action; Asma Khader of Jordan, member of the Permanent Arab Court as counsel on violence against women; and Amina Lemrini of Morocco, executive committee member of Association Democratique des Femmes due Maroc.

There is a $20 fee to attend. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to Women's Learning Partnership, the event's co-host, at 301-654-2774 or


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