Second 'Voyage' to begin
A year ago, Bisrat Abraham was a busy junior public health/premed
major who decided to take time away from one of her classes to
attend an interesting-sounding lecture series. It was called
Voyage and Discovery, and its organizer, Adam Libow, a then
senior premed major, promised to have top Hopkins researchers,
doctors and scientists sharing the stories behind their work.
The motto was: "Somewhere between a petri dish
and a publication, there is an inspiring story."
So Abraham went to the first lecture and was
amazed and inspired. The speaker was Benjamin Carson, the
world-renowned Hopkins brain surgeon.
"It was packed," she remembered. "It was in
Mudd, and people were sitting on the steps."
That experience prompted Abraham to get
involved in helping to carry on the lecture series. She and her
co-director, Chandu Vemuri, who is a senior neuroscience/premed
major, have been working since summer to put together the second
Voyage and Discovery.
University acquires D.C.
Seeking to add needed space and consolidate some of its programs
in Washington, D.C., the university has acquired control of an
eight-story office building at 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.,
near Dupont Circle.
"This as an excellent opportunity to offer more
convenience and better facilities for our growing number of
students and other activities in Washington," said James T.
McGill, senior vice president for finance and administration.
Built in 1964 and once used by the former East
German government as the headquarters for its diplomatic mission,
the building contains more than 100,000 square feet of space and
will be used immediately by the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts
and Sciences, which has between 500 and 550 part-time graduate
students and 30 full-time undergraduates currently taking courses
in several locations near Dupont Circle.
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