Pres. Brody to receive honorary degree from Koc
President William R. Brody will give the keynote
address and receive an honorary doctor of
science degree from Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey, at
its commencement ceremonies on June 14.
Following the ceremony, a dinner will be held in his honor
at the president's house.
Koc University was started in 1993 by funds from the
Koc Family Foundation and currently has
about 3,200 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. Its
mission statement says, "Koc University's
research will contribute to advance universal knowledge and
influence the intellectual, technological,
economic and social developments in Turkey."
Poster submissions now being sought for NanoBio
The Institute for
NanoBioTechnology is now considering poster submissions
for its second
annual NanoBio Symposium, May 1 and 2, at the School of
Medicine. Attendees will learn about recent
scientific research from both Johns Hopkins and
international experts using nanoscale solutions to
solve problems in health care and medicine.
The event is free for JHU-affiliated faculty, staff,
students and postdoctoral fellows, but
registration is required. Poster titles and abstracts must
be submitted by Thursday, April 17. The
deadline for registering without a poster is Thursday,
For a list of activities, speakers, forms and
guidelines, go to
For more information, contact Mary Spiro at email@example.com or
Family activities scheduled for Friday at Homewood
Friday, March 21, is Family Day at Homewood
Museum. At 12:30 and 2 p.m., children ages 5 to 13
and their parents or grandparents can enjoy classic
children's stories, traditional games, hand-cut
silhouette portraits, and tea and cookies. The event is
offered in conjunction with the Welcome Little
Stranger focus show. Activities are free with museum
admission, but reservations are required; call
Info sessions on education assistance program
A round of information sessions on JHU's Tuition
Remission, Tuition Grant and Tuition
Reimbursement for Undergraduate Studies plans will be
available for employees to attend beginning
May 15. The sessions are designed to provide employees with
timely opportunities to develop a full
understanding of JHU's education assistance program.
Topics will include current policies and procedures
and program changes for the coming year.
The May 15 session will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at
Johns Hopkins@Eastern, suite B-102.
Employees who wish to reserve a seat in this session are
asked to send an e-mail to
TrainingEdMail@jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org to
signal their intention to attend; they
also may e-mail specific session questions. All e-mails
received will be responded to within 48 hours.
The tuition remission plan application currently is
The 2008-2009 Tuition Grant Plan application will be
available beginning May 8 at
The new reimbursement form will be available beginning
July 1 on the Benefits Education
Assistance program Web site
Hopkins Children's honors Children and Healthcare
Hopkins Children's Center will pay tribute to national
Children and Healthcare Week,
March 17 to 21, by sponsoring educational and recreational
activities that recognize the needs of
children and their families during their hospital stays.
Events include educational opportunities for
caregivers and fun activities for the kids, including
the annual Wheelchair Races, to be held at 2:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, March 18, in the Meyer Gym.
All events are open to Hopkins Children's faculty,
staff and patient families. For more
information, call 410-955-6276.
Decker Gardens to be filled with Easter eggs this
The Johns Hopkins International Society will hold its
annual Easter Egg Hunt (complete with
the Easter bunny) at Homewood's Decker Gardens on Saturday,
March 22. The hunt begins at 10 a.m.,
and after everyone's bags and baskets are full of eggs, the
participants will be able to play egg toss,
egg carry and other games.
Astral Winds quintet to perform in 'Music at Evergreen'
The 55th anniversary season of Evergreen
Museum & Library's Music at Evergreen concert
series continues on Friday, March 21, with the Astral Winds
woodwind quintet at 8 p.m. in the Carriage
House. The ensemble will perform works by Maurice Ravel,
Jennifer Higdon, Malcolm Arnold and Carl
Nielsen, and a meet-the-artists reception will follow.
Concert details are online at
Tickets are $20, $15 for members, $10 for students
with valid ID. Advance tickets are
www.missiontix.com or by calling 410-516-0341. Cash or
check only at the door.
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