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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 6, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 1
In Brief


Construction-affected changes at Homewood announced

Preliminary work on Homewood's Decker Quadrangle construction project has accelerated, necessitating several changes to pedestrian and vehicular routes around campus; some are temporary and some permanent. As previously announced, the parking lots south of Garland Hall are officially closed as of today, Sept. 6; the service road and parking spaces between those lots and Shriver and Barton halls are also closed. The east door to Clark Hall (the center door facing the construction site) will remain closed for the duration of the construction.

A map on the Facility Management Web site shows the footprint of the area enclosed by the construction fence and also has more detailed information on closures, detours and other construction-related changes. To see the map, go to

Buses will continue to pick up and discharge passengers behind Shriver Hall.

Construction-related questions can be directed to Travers Nelson at 410-516-7862 or For answers to parking-related questions, call 410-516-PARK or e-mail


Charles ReVelle memorial service planned for Sept. 11

A reception and memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 11, in honor of Charles ReVelle, a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering who died Aug. 10.

The gathering will be conducted in 110 Hodson Hall on the Homewood campus. The reception will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., followed by a service from 5 to 6 p.m.

ReVelle, 67, was world-renowned for his work on reservoir design and was credited with creating the field of location analysis. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1971.

He died of lymphoma.

His family has requested that donations in his honor be directed to the Charles S. ReVelle Scholarship Fund at Johns Hopkins, care of the Whiting School Development and Alumni Relations Office, 144 New Engineering Building.


Homewood/Eastern shuttle adds stops; two routes created

The new Homewood parking system, which assigns parkers to specific facilities on the campus and at the Ellerslie Avenue satellite lot at Johns Hopkins at Eastern, goes into effect today, Sept. 6.

Responding to suggestions from members of the parking system, the shuttle service has been enhanced between the two campuses. Stops have been added, and two routes have been created to maximize riders' ability to get to their stop quickly. The red buses will travel clockwise around the campus, stopping at MSEL, South Gate, South West Gate, West Gate, Bloomberg and North Gate before returning to Ellerslie Shelter. The blue buses will travel counterclockwise, with stops at Muller, San Martin Garage pull-in, Olin, Wyman Park Building and Shriver before returning.

For details on the revised schedule, go to


Middle East is focus of 'Transatlantic' summer issue

With the withdrawal of Israeli settlers from Gaza, the drafting of a new constitution in Iraq and the rising price of oil, Transatlantic: Europe, America & the World has released a special summer issue on the Middle East. The magazine is published by the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS.

Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have stressed that finding a lasting peace in the region will be a key goal of transatlantic relations in 2005, and this special Middle East issue calls upon numerous experts to weigh in on various issues of importance.

Among them, Javier Solana, the European Union's High Representative for the Common and Foreign Security Policy, discusses the EU's role in Iraq and Afghanistan, the role of the "Quartet" in securing a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem, NATO's role and the EU's goal of spreading democracy to the region; Dennis Ross, former Middle East peace negotiator for two presidents, gives his views on how peace can be achieved; Rockwell Anthony Schnabel, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the EU in Brussels, comments on transatlantic business developments in the Middle East; and Fadel Lamen, a native of Libya and editor of Hi magazine distributed throughout the Middle East, points out the growing role of the uncensored media in the region.

Also in this issue, Robert J. Guttman, editor-in-chief of Transatlantic, gives an analysis of American foreign policy from President Harry Truman to George W. Bush.


Championship lacrosse team to be honored on Saturday

The 2005 NCAA champion Blue Jay lacrosse team will be honored on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Homewood. All members of the team and the entire coaching staff are scheduled to be on hand for the celebration, which begins at noon for an hour of autographs and photos in front of the Newton White Athletic Center. During halftime of the Johns Hopkins-Randolph-Macon football game, which begins at 1 p.m. on Homewood Field, the team will be recognized.

All fans in attendance at the game, which is free, will be given a raffle ticket upon entry to the stadium and be eligible to win one of many prizes, which include 2006 men's lacrosse season tickets and official championship merchandise. Official Johns Hopkins lacrosse apparel (championship and nonchampionship) will be on sale at the game.

This will be the final recognition of the 2005 team as head coach Dave Pietramala and the Blue Jays set their sights on 2006.


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