Clark Hall move-in begins
After nearly two years of construction, Clark Hall is
flinging open its doors, preparing to greatly expand
biomedical engineering research and instruction on the
The sturdy three-story red brick structure
is Homewood's first new building devoted solely to research
and education since the 1990 dedication of the Bloomberg
Center for Physics and Astronomy. Its opening also heralds
the creation of a new academic quadrangle surrounding
The new building, designed by Robert A.M.
Stern Architects of New York, houses ultramodern
laboratories and offices, but its exterior features a
classical design reminiscent of the campus's earliest
Krieger School names first dean of
Daniel Weiss, a professor of art history and former chair of
the department, has assumed the new title of dean of the
faculty of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The new
position reports to Krieger School Dean Richard McCarty.
Weiss said that he and McCarty envisioned the new position
as a way of making sure that the Dean's Office can help
faculty and departments address concerns and further their
planning in a more timely manner.
"The job of the dean of the Krieger School
has become increasingly complex," said Weiss, who served as
senior adviser for academic affairs in the year leading up
to his appointment as dean of the faculty. "There is more
that we would like to do for faculty and departments, and as
we prepared to implement the Krieger School Strategic Plan,
which includes a significant development effort, we
concluded that we needed to take steps to leverage Dean
McCarty's time more effectively and to improve the ability
of the Dean's Office to serve the interests of the faculty."
Deal is set for Hopkins
The university's Office of Purchasing and Johns Hopkins
Health System have negotiated an agreement with WorldTravel
BTI to serve as the primary travel services partner for the
Johns Hopkins Institutions.
The agreement, effective immediately, is
the result of an effort by the Business Processes
Improvement Committee's travel subcommittee to provide
university and health system employees with reduced costs
and dedicated support for travel-related services.
WorldTravel will service both business and
personal needs. While using the travel service for
business-related trips is not mandatory, Gary Ostrander,
chair of the BPIC travel subcommittee, says the associated
cost savings and convenience should make WorldTravel the
The Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218