MSE Library begins 24/7 operating hours
With the closure of the Hutzler Reading Room during
the Gilman Hall renovation, the
MSE Library will implement a 24/7 schedule during the academic
year beginning today, Sept. 8.
Johns Hopkins faculty, students and staff must present
a JHU photo ID to enter the building.
In addition, anyone with an academic ID from an institution
of higher education or an Eisenhower
Library borrowing card may visit the library at any time
upon presentation of his or her academic ID.
The library is also open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8
p.m., upon presentation of a photo ID.
Student-community block party planned for
The annual Johns Hopkins University-Community Block
Party returns to Charles Village this
week with a new name (Convergence), a new location (the
3200 block of St. Paul Street, in front of
Village Lofts) and new activities (moon bouncing, sumo
wrestling, carnival games).
The event, scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday,
Sept. 13, will provide an opportunity for
students and community members to get together in an
informal setting, learn about resources
available to each other, check out displays by local
businesses and enjoy some hot dogs, sno-cones,
cotton candy and more. A free raffle drawing takes place
every 15 minutes.
Diversity Leadership Council seeks proposals for
The Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership
Council is seeking proposals for
presentations at the Fifth Annual Diversity Conference,
which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Homewood's Shriver Hall
More than 400 Johns Hopkins leaders, faculty and staff
are expected at the event, which will
examine critical questions related to diversity, cultural
awareness, disability matters, inclusion and
equity in postsecondary education.
This year's conference theme is "Equity, Civility and
Respect: Keys to Success." The keynote
speakers are Kristina Johnson, provost and senior vice
president for academic affairs, and Andres
Alonso, chief executive officer of Baltimore City Public
Possible topics include recruitment and retention of
employees and students with disabilities,
recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, race and gender
relations, civility in the workplace, bridging
the gender gap in higher education, the multigenerational
workplace, religious diversity, gay/lesbian/
bisexual/transgender issues, cultural competence in health
care, first amendment rights/civility,
communication competence (English as a second language),
conflict resolution, community relations and
All proposals must be typed and submitted by
Wednesday, Sept. 17. Packets must include a
cover sheet (proposal title, date of submission, contact
person, phone, e-mail, fax, mailing address),
audio/visual requirements (indicate Windows or Mac
operating system), session abstract (limited to
100 words), session summary (two-page maximum),
biographical sketch (limited to 50 words) and photo
of presenter (optional).
One copy of the proposal packet should be submitted by
e-mail (Word, PDF or Rich Text
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Diversity
Conference, Johns Hopkins
University, 3400 N. Charles St., 130 Garland Hall,
Baltimore, MD 21218.
Questions may be directed to Patrese Frazier at
410-516-8075/TTY 410-516-6225 or e-mailed
email@example.com. For more on the Diversity
Leadership Council, go to
SPH announces 'Connecting Health and Sustainability'
A seminar series featuring several prominent experts
on issues of sustainability will get under
way at the Bloomberg School of Public Health beginning
Thursday, Sept. 11. The series, Connecting
Health and Sustainability, held over the course of eight
weeks, will convene experts from fields
including environmental justice, the food system, human
rights/resource conflict, environmental
economics, mass media and health communication to
illustrate the connection between how we use and
live on this planet and the resulting impact on public
health and the environment.
The event is jointly sponsored by the Bloomberg School
of Public Health's
Department of Health, Behavior and Society, the
Program on Global Sustainability and Health, and the
Center for a Livable Future. All programs are from 12:15 to
1:30 p.m. at the Bloomberg School of
This week's opening seminar is "Sustainable South
Bronx" by Annette Williams, director of the
Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training Program, and will
take place in Feinstone Hall (E2030).
For more information, go to the Center for a Livable
Future Web site,
The Milestones feature in the Aug. 18 issue listed
those employees who celebrated an
anniversary with the university in August 2008, not in July
2008 as the article stated. The retirees
listed, however, did retire in July. The names of those
employees who celebrated an anniversary in
July will run in the Sept. 15 issue.
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