Community invited to view new Decker Quad buildings Thurs.
The Johns Hopkins community is invited to visit the newest
additions to the Homewood campus on the Decker Quadrangle
— Mason Hall and the Computational Science and
Engineering Building — from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Oct. 18. Students, faculty, and staff will be
able to view interiors of both buildings and see the
results of much planning, hard work and dedication.
Mason Hall is Homewood's new visitor center and home to the
Undergraduate Admissions. The Computational Science and
Engineering Building is designed to foster
interdisciplinary scholarship and collaborative research
among the schools of Engineering, Arts and Sciences and
Medicine, and features close to 80,000 square feet of space
dedicated to labs, classrooms, demonstration areas and
Memorial service set for poli sciprofessor Milton C.
The family of Milton C. Cummings Jr., a professor in the Political Science Department from
1965 to 2004, has planned a memorial to celebrate his life
on Saturday, Oct. 27. It will be held at 1 p.m. at St.
Alban's Church, Mount St. Alban, in Washington, D.C. All
former students and colleagues are invited to attend.
New tenant announced for Science + Technology
Cangen Biotechnologies, a company developing noninvasive
diagnostic tests for early detection of cancer, has signed
a lease for approximately 12,300 square feet at 855 N.
Wolfe St., the first of five planned life science office
facilities at the Science + Technology Park at Johns
Hopkins. Cangen joins the Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic
Biomedical Sciences and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
in the office research building, which is scheduled to open
in the spring.
The announcement was made by Forest City-New East Baltimore
Partnership, which is developing the park as part of a
mixed-use development immediately north of the university's
East Baltimore campus.
Cangen, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., was founded in 2000
by two Johns Hopkins faculty members, Chulso Moon and David
Sidransky, both of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Moon is chief executive officer, and Sidransky serves as an
State laws, age of marriage to bediscussed in Social Policy
Rebecca Blank, the Henry Carter Adams Collegiate Professor
of Public Policy and professor of economics at the
University of Michigan, will give a talk titled "Do State
Laws Affect the Age of Marriage? A Cautionary Tale," on
Thursday, Oct. 18, in the second event in this year's
Social Policy Seminar Series, presented by the Institute for Policy Studies, the Department of
Economics and the
Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The presentation will take place at 4 p.m. in 526 Wyman
Park Building, Homewood campus, and will be followed by a
From 1999 to 2007, Blank was dean of the Gerald R. Ford
School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan,
where she is also co-director of the National Poverty
Center. She is on leave this year as the Robert V. Kerr
Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Blank's research has focused on the interaction between the
macroeconomy, government anti-poverty programs, and the
behavior and well-being of low-income families. Her 1997
book, It Takes A Nation: A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty,
won the Richard A. Lester Prize for the outstanding book in
labor economics and industrial relations. She is a faculty
affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a
member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
JHU students create projectsfor 'Deja Vu' exhibit at
The Deja Vu exhibit now on view at the Walters Art Museum
contains two projects created by Johns Hopkins students.
The opening video was made by David Golan, and the Virtual
Gallery interactive kiosk was created by Dimitri Fernando,
Steven Flores and Josh Hewitt. The project mentor was Joan
Freedman and the staff of the Digital Media
This week, students and faculty will be able to see their
work and the exhibit during College Night, which offers
gallery tours, music, food, dancing and special activities.
The event, scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18,
is free but requires pre-registration; for details, go
and click on "college night."
Evolution education talk to beheld at School of
A discussion by Brian Alters on biological evolution and
evolution education will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on
Monday, Oct. 22, in room 219 of the Education Building,
Homewood campus. The event is sponsored by the Johns
Hopkins Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project in
collaboration with the schools of Arts and Sciences and
A leading expert on evolution and education, Alters
testified last year in the federal case on the teaching of
intelligent design versus evolution in public schools. To
attend, RSVP to Zipporah Gilchrist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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