Obama inauguration showings scheduled on various
For faculty, staff and students who would like to
watch the inauguration of President Obama at
noon on Tuesday, Jan. 20, arrangements are being made for
special viewings. As of press time, the
following plans had been finalized.
At Homewood, a showing is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. (subject to change, based on network
coverage) in Shriver Hall, and live coverage will be
streamed all day in Mason Hall Auditorium.
The Carey Business School will show the proceedings
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Downtown
Center's Berman Auditorium.
The School of Nursing viewing will be from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. in the Pinkard Building's Alumni
Auditorium, with overflow space in Room 217.
Inauguration coverage will be available at the School
of Public Health throughout the day on the
Wall of Wonder in the Monument Street gallery, Feinstone
Hall and the Hampton House auditorium.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Johns Hopkins Medicine will
show the events in Hurd Hall, Turner
Auditorium and the Asthma and Allergy Center at Bayview.
Also beginning at 11:30 a.m., APL staff will be able
to watch the swearing-in and inaugural
address on monitors in the cafeterias. In addition, APL Web
Video will offer the choice of CNN or
FoxNews coverage streamed to individual computers.
SAIS will be closed for the day.
JHU team's Egyptian dig will be chronicled online this
Krieger School Egyptologist Betsy Bryan is once again
inviting the world to read an online diary
of her team's progress as it resumes its excavation of the
Sacred Lake at the Temple of the Goddess
Mut in Luxor, Egypt.
www.jhu.edu/egypttoday the Web site Hopkins in Egypt
Today aims to provide visitors with a behind-the-scenes
view of life on an archaeological dig through photos and
detailed captions. The Web site routinely receives
thousands of hits each time it goes live, typically during
January and June. Daily updates began late last week.
Bryan, the Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art
and Archaeology in the Department of
Near Eastern Studies, is joined this month by a team of
graduate and undergraduate students,
conservators and photographers.
'Kiplinger's' names best values in private colleges,
In the February issue of Kiplinger's Personal
Finance that hit newsstands last week, Johns
Hopkins is ranked No. 18 in the list of the 50 Best Values
in Private Universities. The publication also
ranked 50 liberal arts colleges.
Those institutions, the editors said, "combine
outstanding economic value with exceptional
"Families hit by the economic downturn may feel that
private institutions are out of their
financial reach, but they will be surprised by our
findings," said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger's.
"Most of the top-notch schools on the Kiplinger
100 offer generous financial aid packages. And, for
those who earn too much to qualify for need-based aid, many
of the colleges on our list offer hefty
scholarships to a few outstanding students or smaller merit
awards to a bigger pool."
Ranked No. 1 on the list was CalTech, followed by Yale
and Princeton. The article and rankings
are posted online at:
John Astin pays tribute to Poe in Baltimore celebration
In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of
Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore this week kicks
off a yearlong celebration called Nevermore 2009. John
Astin, director of the Theatre Arts and
Studies Program at Johns Hopkins, who frequently
portrays Poe, will salute the writer in an hourlong
tribute on Jan. 17, 18 and 31 and Feb. 1 during the
city-sponsored Edgar Allan Poe Bicentennial
Birthday Celebration; other theatrical performances, music
and toasts will be part of the events as
well. Also planned for the year are lectures, wine
tastings, art exhibitions and special tours.
Astin's performances this week will be at 7 p.m.
Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, both at
Westminster Hall. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the
door, if available. For details, go to:
Name change for Office of Multicultural Student
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at
Homewood is now named the
Office of Multicultural Affairs. The change was made
to reflect the office's commitment to expanding its role
and supporting its mission "to cultivate an environment
among students, staff, faculty and the
Baltimore community at large where persons of all cultural
backgrounds are understood and respected,
and where civility, leadership and cultural heritage are
The name of its new facility will be the Multicultural
Affairs Student Center. The center, to
open Jan. 26 at 3003 N. Charles St., Suite 100, will house
cultural student organizations and a cultural
resource center/library, a conference room, a seminar room,
a kitchenette/dining area and a student
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