A great gift for
With a shower of confetti released on the count of three,
the Mattin Center, the newest addition to the Homewood
campus, was officially dedicated on Friday, April 20. The
53,000-square-foot center, which has been described as a
"creative chrysalis" for students, is the first major
Homewood facility built exclusively to support the arts and
Hundreds gathered in the Mattin Center's
Allfirst courtyard to witness the event, among them
university trustees, deans, senior administration, donors
and various people who had worked on the project, including
the building's architects, Tod Williams and Billie
"This is indeed a memorable moment," said
university president William R. Brody. "It brings home to me
the fact that with the opening of the Mattin Center we are
truly writing a new chapter in the history of Johns Hopkins'
Homewood campus. I say to all of you here today, but most
especially to our students, look around here; it's for you.
May this new building make your time at Johns Hopkins
infinitely richer and more fulfilling."
JH Urban Health Institute gets
Claude Earl Fox, a public health physician who has headed
federal and state agencies in a nearly three-decade career
dedicated to equal access to health care, has been appointed
director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute.
Fox will be the first permanent director
of the institute. Its aim is to better focus the efforts of
urban health experts from throughout Johns Hopkins
University and Johns Hopkins Health System on the serious
community health problems in East Baltimore and other
sections of the city.
"Dr. Fox is an extraordinarily creative
and energetic leader in public health," said William R.
Brody, president of the university. "He is deeply committed
to close partnerships with the community. That commitment
and his extensive experience with public health issues at
the local and national levels make him the ideal person to
move this vitally important initiative forward."
Human Services offices to merge at
Whether you're looking for information on child care, career
counseling or any of the many other personnel services provided
to employees, as of May 14 you will have a new place to look.
The various units of Human Resources' Office of
Human Services are relocating to Johns Hopkins at Eastern,
situated on East 33rd Street across from the former Memorial
Housed for the first time under one roof are
the Career Management Program, Center for Training and
Education, Faculty & Staff Assistance Program, Organization
Development & Diversity Programs and WorkLife Programs. Prior to
the move the various units dwelled separately in the Wyman Park
Building and offices on and around the Homewood campus.
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