Original slate tiles from dome in East Baltimore go on sale
A bit of Johns Hopkins history is going on sale for a
A limited number of original slate tiles from the East
Baltimore campus's iconic dome, removed
during a restoration in 2005, have been framed and will be
sold for $300 or $500, accompanied by a
certificate of authenticity from the Alan Mason Chesney
Medical Archives. Proceeds will assist
Habitat for Humanity in the restoration of a dilapidated
house at 811 N. Washington St., not far from
The tiles, which had topped the building since 1889,
not only weathered Baltimore's summers
and winters, they sheltered the founders of Johns Hopkins
Medicine — Osler, Welch, Halsted and
Kelly — as well as generations of their successors,
students, staff and patients.
Orders can be placed by going to
Lighting of the Homewood Quads planned for
It didn't take long for a new Homewood ritual to take
hold. Last year's second Lighting of the
Quads drew hundreds of participants, and organizers are
hoping to see even more gathering for the
festivities at 9 p.m. tonight, when Wendy Brody, wife of
President William R. Brody, will flip the
switch to illuminate the campus for the holidays.
Activities take place on the Keyser Quadrangle in
front of the Eisenhower Library and will
include performances by student a capella groups, holiday
music by the JHU Pep Band and
In the event of rain, the lighting will be moved to
Barnes & Noble announces faculty, staff appreciation
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 5, Barnes & Noble
Johns Hopkins will feature 20
percent discounts during Faculty & Staff Appreciation
The discount applies to faculty and staff from all
campuses but is valid only on purchases in the
Charles Village store, located in the university's Charles
Commons, and cannot be combined with other
discounts or coupons. Textbooks, special order items and
certain convenience and cafe items are
To take advantage of the offer, employees must present
a Johns Hopkins ID or current pay stub.
Museum shops offering discounts for faculty, staff and
The gift shops at Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum
& Library are offering a 10
percent discount to Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and
students through Sunday, Dec. 9. The discount
applies to all merchandise except consignment items, and
valid IDs must be shown.
Also, beginning this week, the Homewood shop will be
able to accept J-Cards for payment.
Homewood Museum and JHU Press join for holiday
Homewood Museum and the Johns Hopkins University Press
will hold a Holiday Book Signing and
Wine Tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the
The signing will highlight many of the Press' popular
regional titles, including two published in
2007, Maryland Voices of the Civil War, by Charles W.
Mitchell, and Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders and
Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast, 1632-2004, by
Donald G. Shomette.
A special display will feature books published this
year by the Press that were written or edited
by Johns Hopkins affiliates, many of whom will be in
attendance, as will authors of Press books
published earlier. The authors will be available to sign
books, which are being offered at a 25 percent
discount during the event.
Wines from Linganore Wineries, Maryland's oldest
winery, will be offered for tasting and
purchase, and the gift shop will be stocked with handmade
objects from local artists and craftsmen as
well as vintage and estate items.
The museum is decorated for the holidays, and
admission is free.
The event will be followed this year by a dinner with
the authors at the Johns Hopkins Club,
which has already sold out.
'Model' students plan fundraiser to aid children in
Since Vision XChange came into being on the Homewood
campus in 2005, the student group has
raised funds for South Asian earthquake victims, a measles
initiative, an effort to combat the plight
of child soldiers, HIV/AIDS prevention awareness in
Baltimore City and other needy causes, all the
while fulfilling its mission of having fun with energetic
fundraising events that attract large crowds.
This week, the event is Hopkins Top Model, a third
Vision XChange go-round of a competition
based on the TV show America's Next Top Model, and the goal
is to support Afghan children seeking a
Subtitled "Stop the Poppy Economy," the event aims to
help children build their vocational skills
so that they won't need to rely on the opium trade to
support themselves and their families.
Hopkins Top Model takes place from 8 to 10 p.m. on
Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Glass Pavilion.
Finalists will be vying for a prize package valued at
$1,000, and President Brody is scheduled to
be one of the three judges.
Sen. John Kerry to speak at SAIS on Afghanistan
Sen. John Kerry will give a talk at SAIS this week
titled "The Right War in the Right Place:
Time to Get It Right in Afghanistan."
The Massachusetts Democrat will speak at 12:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Nitze
Building's Kenney Auditorium.
Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to the SAIS South Asia
Studies Program at 202-663-5722
Free program introduces middle school girls to
Middle school girls from throughout the Baltimore
region got a chance to learn about
engineering careers, design a team project and meet with
college engineering majors during events
held Saturday at Johns Hopkins. The theme was "Engineering
the Human Environment."
Open to Baltimore-area girls in grades 6 through 8,
the free program had two sessions during
which the girls learned about the role of engineers, paying
particular attention to how today's
engineers defy gender stereotypes and pursue a wide array
of career interests, and worked in groups
on design projects related to the day's theme.
These events are offered each year on the Homewood
campus because too few women are
entering the engineering profession. To help correct this
imbalance, organizers want to introduce
women engineers and engineering projects to middle school
girls whose minds are still open to
nontraditional career paths.
The program was organized by the Johns Hopkins student
chapter of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers, with financial support from the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the
JHU Alumni Association, the JHU Center for Social Concern
and the National Science Foundation.
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