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Beer, birds, behavioral health (and books) fill the May calendar

Beer in Seattle, birds in New York, behavioral health and outdoor sculpture in Baltimore—check out our author events, exhibits, and other activities in the merry (and busy) month of May! As always, we love it when you help spread the word about JHUP events.

8 May 2015, 12:00 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Retirees Program Tea & Book Talk 
– Charles Mitchell
“Remembering Lincoln”
With comments drawn from his books Travels through American History in the Mid-Atlantic and Maryland Voices of the Civil War
The Octagon, Johns Hopkins Mt. Washington Conference Center
Baltimore, MD
Admission: Program sponsored by JHU. Contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 for more information.

Denny9 May 2105, 10:45 a.m.
Book Talk & Signing
– Mark Denny
Froth! The Science of Beer
JHU Alumni Program
Hale’s Ales Brewery & Pub
4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Join fellow alumni and friends for an afternoon of science and beer! We will welcome JHU Press author Mark Denny, as he shares insight from his book Froth! The Science of Beer as we enjoy some craft brews from Hale’s Ales Brewery. The group will also be led on a tour by one of Hale’s own brewers. Registration will be limited to 21+ only and will include a buffet pizza lunch during the talk.
Admission: Information on the JHU Alumni Association calendar, or call 800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481) .

Kelly12 May 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture
– Cindy Kelly
Outdoor Sculpture of Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood campus
Baltimore, MD
Former director of JHU’s historic houses Cindy Kelly returns to Homewood campus to discuss the state of Baltimore’s treasure trove of public art, the subject of her acclaimed JHU Press book Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore. Cindy will highlight some of her favorite sculptures and their fascinating histories, and she’ll update us on recent efforts to promote preservation and appreciation of these works.
Admission: $20; Club members contact the Club to register; non-members contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 to attend as guests of the Press.

13 May 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing
– Cindy Kelly
Outdoor Sculpture of Baltimore
With a selection of other JHUP titles for sale.
Village Learning Place
2521 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Admission: Free; books sales support VLP’s programs. For more information, call 410-235-2210.

Neighborhood Birds22 May 2015, 9:00 a.m.–noon
Walking Tour & Book Talk
– Leslie Day
Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City
92nd Street Y
New York, NY
Day is the author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City.
Information: 92nd St Y Website

27–30 May 2015
JHU Press Exhibit
– Latin American Studies Association
Information: LASA XXXIII International Congress Website
San Juan, PR

Kushner28 May 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing
– Adam Kushner, MD
Operation Health: Surgical Care in the Developing World
Hosted by JHU’s Jhpiego
Baltimore, MD
Admission: Contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 for more information.


Kahan2 June 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH
Health Behavior Change in Populations
Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood campus
Baltimore, MD
What is “behavioral health” and how is it transforming how we think about medical education and patient care? The JHU Bloomberg School’s Scott Kahan joins us to discuss his new JHU Press textbook on the topic and to consider the potential of “health behavior change” to address risks associated with substance abuse, eating behaviors, violence, workplace injury, and other common health threats.
Admission: $20; Club members contact the Club to register; non-members contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 to attend as guests of the Press.


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Happy birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted


Frederick Law Olmsted, c.1890, courtesy of the National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

Sunday, April 26th, marks the birth date of Frederick Law Olmsted. No short list of the most important and influential Americans of the nineteenth century would omit the name of Frederick Law Olmsted: mid-century agricultural reformer; sharp-eyed observer of slavery and slave society before the Civil War; mainstay of the United States Sanitary Commission; and the nation’s leading landscape architect and park designer—the creator of Central Park in New York City and leading conservator of Yosemite in California. Olmsted’s hundreds of projects preserved the natural world and placed the built environment comfortably aside natural beauty.

Within days of Olmsted’s birthday, Johns Hopkins University Press will publish Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks, edited by Charles E. Beveridge, Lauren Meier, and Irene Mills. This project, in the works for 40 years, highlights Olmsted’s drawings and plans in large format and glorious color. Lavishly illustrated with over 470 images—129 of them in color—this book reveals Olmsted’s design concepts for more than 70 North American public park projects through sketches, studies, lithographs, paintings, photographs, and comprehensive descriptions.

A recent Boston Globe review of Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks called the volume a “visual compendium of Olmsted’s work, taking readers on a visual tour through some of America’s most significant public landscapes.”

“Enlightening and lavishly illustrated . . . Whether your interest is in Olmsted and his work, landscape architecture in general, the development of nature-based recreation, or American history, Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks can provide a substantial expansion and deepening of your thoughts in your area of interest, as well as help connect it to other related (and perhaps even previously unconsidered) areas of study.”—The Well-read Naturalist (Full review may be read here.)

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Also new from Johns Hopkins University Press is The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted: The Last Great Projects, 1890–1895, edited by David Schuyler, Gregory Kaliss, and Jeffrey Schlossberg. This concluding volume of the monumental Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted captures some of Olmsted’s signature achievements, including Biltmore, George W. Vanderbilt’s massive estate near Asheville, North Carolina, and the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic Blair Kamin called this final volume “A fascinating new door stop of a book . . . [whose] revealing glimpses into the mind of America’s greatest landscape architect take on fresh relevance.”

We who care about American history benefit greatly from the work of the historians—Charles McLaughlin, Charles E. Beveridge, and many others—who, since the 1960s, have devoted themselves to the selection of Olmsted’s most significant papers, annotating them, and seeing them to publication in The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted.  Here we have, in wonderful combination, first-rate scholarship, distinguished book publishing, and the memorable work of an extraordinary American.

On Tuesday, August 4th at noon, Lauren Meier will speak about Frederick Law Olmsted at 92nd Street Y. For details, please click here.


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