School of Nursing to offer graduate option in
The Johns Hopkins
School of Nursing has a new graduate offering that will
prepare students for leadership roles as nurse-midwives in
hospitals, clinics, birthing centers, health departments,
private practices and other health-care settings. The
program combines the school's enhanced clinical nurse
specialist option with the master of science in nurse
midwifery program at Shenandoah University. Upon completing
the 51 credits, students will receive an MS in nursing from
Johns Hopkins and a certificate in midwifery from
The faculty members at Johns Hopkins who will advise
and mentor students in the program are women's health
experts Phyllis Sharps and Betty Jordan and certified nurse
midwives Nancy Woods and Ellen Ray. The school plans to
recruit five students to begin the program in fall 2007.
For more information, go to
rams or call Admissions and Student Services at
Prime minister of Georgia, Zurab Nogaideli, to speak at
Zurab Nogaideli, the prime minister of Georgia, will
this week give a talk at SAIS titled "Three
Years After the Rose Revolution: Democratic Reform and
Regional Challenges." The forum is hosted by the SAIS
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.
The event will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec.
13, in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS
affiliates must RSVP to the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
at 202-663-7721 or
Nauticos president is new chair of EPP advisory
David Jourdan, president of Nauticos, has been
appointed chair of the
Johns Hopkins Engineering Programs for Professionals
advisory council, which brings together leaders from
engineering companies, technology organizations, the
government and higher education institutions to chart the
course for future development of EPP and its programs.
Jourdan is a charter member of the council as well as
a graduate of EPP's Applied Physics program. He earned a BS
in engineering physics from the Naval Academy in 1976 and
served a tour of duty on the USS Kamehameha before joining
the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. At APL,
Jourdan worked in the Navy Ocean Engineering Program for
six years, becoming an expert in the analysis and use of
large undersea environmental data sets.
In the mid-1980s, he and two other APL scientists
launched Meridian Sciences, later renamed Nauticos Corp.,
to focus on deep ocean exploration. Nauticos teams found
the World War II Japanese submarine Kaga and the Israeli
submarine Dakar; did undersea work for a Discovery Channel
special on the Titanic; and have joined other experts in
the search for Amelia Earhart's lost Lockheed Electra
aircraft. Jourdan sold Nauticos Corp. to Oceaneering
International in 2003 but continues to develop ocean
projects as president of Nauticos and of the nonprofit
SeaWord Foundation, which he established to support science
and educational programs in ocean exploration.
Senior named JHU Football's 10th Academic
Senior wide receiver Evan Earnest has been named to
the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Football First
Team. Earnest is the fourth football player in school
history to earn First Team Academic All-America honors, and
his selection marks the 10th national Academic All-American
for the Johns Hopkins football program.
engineering major with a 3.74 cumulative GPA, Earnest
is a member of Pi Tau Sigma, the mechanical engineering
honorary society and has completed an internship with
Whitman, Requart and Associates.
Heartfest set for Jan. 27; John Astin returns as celebrity
Heartfest, an annual fund-raiser for the Johns Hopkins
Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, will be held from
7:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Martin's
West. Reprising his role as celebrity host will be visiting
professor John Astin, well-known for his comedic role as
Gomez in The Addams Family on television and his dramatic
stage portrayal of Edgar Allan Poe.
The event's medical honorees will be Johns Hopkins
cardiologists Stephen Achuff, the David J. Carver Emeritus
Professor of Medicine, and Lawrence S.C. Griffith, a
professor of medicine. Tribute will be given to community
honorees Irene and Abe Pollin. The Pollins, supporters of
the Ciccarone Center and preventive cardiology throughout
the country, are owners of the Wizards basketball team. In
addition, Irene Pollin is founder of Sister to Sister:
Everyone has a Heart Foundation.
The evening will feature heart-healthy gourmet dining
prepared by Baltimore's top chefs and caterers, wine
tasting by the Wine Merchant and dancing to the sounds of
Stevie V. & the Heart Attackers, a band whose members are
medical professionals. Tickets are $100; call
Deadlines are today, Dec. 11, for last 'Gazette' issue of
Because of the upcoming midyear vacation, The Gazette
will not be published the weeks of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Next
week's calendar will include events scheduled from Monday,
Dec. 18, through Monday, Jan. 8. The deadline for that
issue's calendar submissions and classified ads is noon
today, Dec. 11.
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