Gilman Tunnel to close in February as renovation project
Beginning in February, and for the duration of the
Gilman renovation project on the Homewood
campus, the Gilman Tunnel will be closed to campus traffic.
The contractor will be beginning
excavation of the building's new basement at that time and
will be utilizing the tunnel passageway to
transport equipment and materials in and out of the
Bowman Drive, to the west of Gilman, will be kept open
during the renovation project. However,
construction activities will require intermittent closures
from time to time to facilitate deliveries and
execution of the work. The construction manager has been
asked to provide seven-day advance notice
of those closures to the campus community.
The tunnel is scheduled to reopen in June 2010.
Jordanian ambassador to U.S., Al-Hussein, to speak at
Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, ambassador of Jordan to
the United States, will give the next talk
of the W.P. Carey Global Leader Lecture Series at SAIS at
12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Al-Hussein's topic is "Peace and Justice: Is There
Hope for a Happy Marriage?"
The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should
RSVP to 202-663-5636 or
The W. P. Carey Global Leader Lecture Series was
established to bring the best examples of
public and private sector leadership to SAIS, where these
executives can share their perspectives on
leadership and success in the international arena with
students and faculty.
SoM Postdoctoral Benefits Seminar scheduled for Nov.
The School of Medicine's Postdoc Association has
announced its slate of speakers for a
Postdoctoral Benefits Seminar scheduled for next week. The
event is open to all SoM fellows, who will
be able to ask questions about tuition remission, health
and insurance benefits, parking/transportation
and other topics of interest.
Levi Watkins, associate dean for postdoctoral programs
and professor of cardiac surgery, will
open the seminar, and the following speakers will brief the
audience on the benefits rendered by their
respective offices: Darnell Williams and Wilma Lucas,
University Health Services; Mary Foy,
Registrar's Office; Donna L. Vogel, Professional
Development Office; Neil Marshall,
Parking/Transportation; John Lorch, International Office;
Cheryll Glab, Alumni Association; and
Michelle Carlstrom, Faculty and Staff Assistance
The event will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.
13, in Tilghman Auditorium. Lunch will be
Novelist Porochista Khakpour, poet Steve Scafidi to
Novelist Porochista Khakpour and poet Steve Scafidi
will present a joint reading hosted by the
Writing Seminars at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in 101
Remsen Hall on the Homewood campus.
Khakpour, who earned her master's degree from the Writing
Seminars in 2003, was born in
Tehran, Iran, raised in the Los Angeles area and attended
Sarah Lawrence College. Her writing has
appeared in the Chicago Reader, The Village Voice,
nymag.com, Paper, Nylon and spin.com, among
others. Of her debut novel, Sons and Other Flammable
Objects, released by Grove Press in
September, The New York Times said, "Punchy
conversation, vivid detail, sharp humor - biting humor
and acute cultural observations - Khakpour brings her
characters vividly to life."
Steve Scafidi was raised in Virginia and earned his
master of fine arts degree at Arizona State
University. His first book of poems, Sparks From a
Nine-Pound Hammer, was nominated for the 2001
National Book Award and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize and won the
Fifth Annual Larry Levis Reading Prize.
His second book, For Love of Common Words, was
published in 2006.
Newest 'Miracle' neckties take to runway for Hopkins
Designed by patients at the Johns Hopkins
Children's Center, the Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Miracle
Collection has been tying together pediatric research,
patient care and fashion for 12 years, with
profits going to the center.
To introduce the 2007 collection, the boys and girls
who designed the ties will join local
celebrities for a fashion show at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.
8, at the Shops at Kenilworth in Towson.
Thanks to the imaginative young designers, the
collection runs the gamut from seasonal candy
canes and Santa Clauses to tropical palm trees, patriotic
flags and charming puppies playing ball. All
ties are $59.50.
SAIS to host foreign policy forum featuring Sen. Joseph
The School of
Advanced International Studies will hold a forum titled
"The Politics of National
Security," at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Hosted by the SAIS Center on Politics and Foreign
Relations, the Financial Times and the Johns
Hopkins University Center for the Study of American
Government, the forum will feature Joseph
Lieberman, Independent Democratic senator from Connecticut;
Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing
editor of the Financial Times; and Robert Guttman, CPFR
The session will be held in the Nitze Building's
Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should
RSVP to CPFR at
email@example.com or 202-587-3237.
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