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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160 | Fax (410) 516-5251

March 5, 2001
CONTACT: Dennis O'Shea
(410) 516-7160, dro@jhu.edu
Neil A. Grauer
(410) 516-7848, nag@jhu.edu

Media Advisory
JHU Downtown Center "Illumination" Ceremony

What: The Johns Hopkins University's new Downtown Center will be ceremoniously "illuminated." This dedication of the glass-walled "lantern of learning" at Charles and Fayette symbolizes the university's commitment to downtown and to the education needs of the business community.

When: Monday, March 12. Guests arrive at 6 p.m. Ceremony at about 6:25 p.m., ending, with the dramatic illumination of the center, by 7 p.m. Tours until 8 p.m.

Who: President William Brody of JHU. Mayor Martin O'Malley. JHU trustee Donald Shepard, president/CEO of Aegon Corp. Peter Angelos will receive the first Leadership Award of the Johns Hopkins Real Estate Institute, recognizing his contributions to the new Baltimore renaissance.

Background: The center is headquarters of the Graduate Division of Business and Management, part of the university's School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. The division offers the MBA and other business-related master's degrees and programs. The center's exterior carries a 210-foot-long, 14-inch-tall news ticker, the business district's first since Sun Square's ticker went dark in 1950. Additional background available.

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