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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 22, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 8
In Brief


'Woman's Journey' brings faculty physicians' expertise to consumers

Thirty-two seminars are on the schedule this year for A Woman's Journey, Johns Hopkins Medicine's one-day health symposium in which faculty physicians present the latest findings on topics of interest to women. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

Among the topics from which participants can choose are "Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget," to be presented by cardiologist Marianne J. Legato; "Heating Up: The Impact of Global Warming on Our Personal Health," by environmental health physician Cindy Parker; "The Art of Aging," by geriatric medicine specialist Thomas Finucane; "Stress, Depression and Memory," by chief psychiatrist J. Raymond DePaulo Jr.; "Cholesterol and Hypertension," by cardiologist Richard Lange; and "Survival of the Fittest," by Kerry Stewart, director of exercise physiology.

For information or to register for the conference, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, go to

The online registration fee is $95 per person; $75 for full-time matriculating students with ID.


Homewood's Decker Quad to be dedicated this weekend

The new Alonzo G. and Virginia G. Decker Quadrangle on the Homewood campus will be officially dedicated on Saturday night at an invitation-only event for more than 600 guests.

The $77 million project includes Mason Hall, a visitor center and home of Undergraduate Admissions; the Computational Science and Engineering Building, an interdisciplinary research building; and the 604-space underground South Garage.

Honored guests include:

Virginia Decker, widow of Alonzo Decker Jr., the longtime chairman and CEO of Black & Decker and former JHU trustee. Decker Quadrangle is named in honor of their service to and support of the university over decades. That support includes proceeds from the sale of Alonzo Decker's final gift, a bequest of the couple's home and farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore, that helped fund construction.

Raymond A. "Chip" and Rand Mason. Chip Mason, chairman, president and CEO of Legg Mason, has been a trustee of the university since 1987 and this year completed a six-year term as chair of the board of trustees. The couple's gift made possible the construction of Mason Hall.


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