2014 Schedule of Events
April 11-13, 2014
Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available at the Welcome Tent on Decker Quad. There will be an additional charge of $10/person per event with the exception of select events.
This year, we’ve got an Alumni Weekend you and your friends will forever remember. In addition to the 108th edition of the Blue Jays vs. the Terps, we’ll have all the events you and your friends have come to love and expect down through the years. Faculty panels headlined by our world-renowned professors. Tours of our always changing yet ever familiar campus. Delicious food and plentiful drink. Class reunions for the 4’s and 9’s. The Hullabalooza Dance Party and the Young Alumni Tent Party.
But, of course–and you already knew this–that’s not all.
So take a good look at the events schedule and go to the official Alumni Weekend webpage for full event details and complete information. Then complete your registration, invite your friends, and get ready to make Alumni Weekend 2014 the stuff of legend.
THE JOHNS HOPKINS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. 10:30am–2pm. The Archaeological Museum has existed as a teaching and study collection at the University since 1882. Come and see its beautiful new installation at the heart of Gilman Hall, and view over one thousand objects from ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Americas. See some of the undergraduate and graduate student exhibitions installed in the space and talk to current student employees about their work on ancient artifacts. Even when the museum isn't open, you can walk around our museum and see nearly five hundred artifacts on view.
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LUNCH AT LEVERING MARKET. 11am–2pm. $1 discount per person, courtesy of Bon Appétit, Johns Hopkins’ new dining service.
PANEL: BIOETHICS: KILLER CONUNDRUMS, DEADLY DILEMMAS. 12:30–2pm. Mason Hall Auditorium. Predicting behavior. Enhancing body, mind and morals. Deciding who will live and who will die. Caring for people at the end of their lives. Bioethics confronts the most complex scientific and medical issues of today, and tomorrow. What choices would you make? Moderated by NPR host Nell Greenfieldboyce, our four faculty leader panelists include founding Berman Institute director Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH; Deputy Director Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH; Deputy Director Nancy Kass, ScD; and Deputy Director Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA. Sponsored by the Berman Institute of Bioethics.
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS TOUR. 1:30–3pm. Shuttle departs front of Mason Hall at 1:30pm.
Tour the editorial offices of America’s oldest university press and follow “The Life of a Book” from its acquisition through its design, publication and distribution in print and online. Space is limited.
FASTFORWARD TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATOR TOURS. 1:30–3pm. Shuttle departs front of Mason Hall at 1:30pm, 2pm, and 2:30pm. The FastForward Technology Accelerator catalyzes the advance and commercialization of Johns Hopkins innovations by providing early-stage labs, offices, and meeting spaces to faculty and student startups.
PANEL: INDIVIDUALIZED HEALTH: TRANSFORMING HEALTH FOR PEOPLE & POPULATIONS. 2:30–3:30pm. Mason Hall Auditorium. A panel of key Homewood faculty members presents a discussion on how physicians, scientists, engineers and information experts help doctors customize treatment for each patient making world-class, affordable health care a 21st-century reality.
MSE LIBRARY & BRODY LEARNING COMMONS TOUR. 2:30–3:30pm. Departs Gilman Quad entrance.
CAMPUS WALKING TOUR. 2:30–3:30pm. Departs Mason Hall Lobby.
GILMAN HALL TOUR. 2:45–3:15pm. Departs Gilman Quad entrance.
PANEL: AMERICAN CITIES: DISCOVERING NEW SOLUTIONS FOR BALTIMORE & THE NATION. 4–5pm. Mason Hall Auditorium. A panel of key Homewood faculty members presents a discussion on fostering economic growth, improving schools, reducing violence, addressing health issues, cultivating the arts, and revitalizing Baltimore and other U.S. cities.
LECTURE: HOPKINS RETROSPECTIVE. 4–6:30pm. Gilman Hall. Professor Stuart “Bill” Leslie speaks about his research into the history of Johns Hopkins University. The presentation in the Hutzler Reading Room will be followed by a reception and exhibition of student work on the history of student life at Hopkins – part of the Ferdinand Hamburger Archives and Office of the President “Hopkins Retrospective” project. The event is sponsored by the Office of the President’s newly launched initiative to better understand the history of Hopkins. Reception and exhibition will follow in the Gilman Atrium.
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING RECEPTION & OPEN HOUSE. 4–6pm. Clark Hall.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is hosting a reception and open house in the Clark Hall lobby. Please join us to reconnect with alumni, faculty and friends. During this event BME student design teams will be displaying their projects throughout Clark Hall. All alumni are welcome to attend. Reservations required. Register at www.formstack.com/forms/HopkinsEngineering-bme.
LECTURE: THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL: GOOD FOR THE AMERICANS? 5:15pm–6:15pm. Mason Hall Auditorium. Professor Steven David discusses the implications of the recent nuclear agreement with Iran with special emphasis on its impact on American interests. Its effect on Israel will also be considered.
BLUE JAY BULL & OYSTER ROAST. 6:30–8:30pm. Tent on Decker Quad. In true Maryland style, our roast will feature pit beef, oysters on the half-shell, steamed shrimp, beer and wine. Join your classmates and dig in. Check out the rest of the menu at alumni.jhu.edu.reunion.
JONATHAN A. JARZYNA POKER TOURNAMENT. 7:00pm. 7:00pm. Charles Commons, Salon C. In memory of Jonathan A. Jarzyna, organized by the JHU Pet and Animal Welfare Society, this poker tournament is an annual fundraiser for the Maryland SPCA. Alumni Registration Fee: $100. For more information, contact Matt Zaft at 410-961-5961.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS SYMPOSIUM. 8:00pm. Shriver Hall Auditorium. A student-run speaker series focusing on issues of international significance. Doors open at 7:30pm. Lecture at 8:00pm followed by a reception. More information to come!
STARGAZING. 8:30–10pm. Maryland Space Grant Observatory, Morris W. Offit Telescope, Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy. Weather permitting.
YOUNG ALUMNI TENT PARTY. 10pm–1am. Bloomberg Courtyard Tent. Young alumni and their guests, 21 and over, enjoy music, beer, wine, snacks and reconnect with friends and classmates. No admission after midnight. Last call 12:30 a.m. Arriving after 10 p.m.? Pick up your tent party tickets at the Bloomberg Tent. Your weekend registration packet will be available at the Welcome Tent on Saturday from 8 a.m. on. Reservations required.
PRESIDENT & DEANS’ BREAKFAST. 8:15–10am. Glass Pavilion. President Ron Daniels, Deans Katherine Newman and T.E. Schlesinger host a breakfast for alumni to share their vision for the future of the Homewood Schools and the university. Space is limited.
ADMISSIONS 101. 9–10:30am. Hodson Hall 210. Bring your college-bound children and friends to an informative discussion about the highly selective college search and admission process, followed by an optional walking tour of campus.
JUNIOR JAYS LACROSSE CLINIC. 9–10:30am. Children ages 6–12. Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center Practice Field. Kids learn fundamentals and secrets of the game from Hopkins men’s and women’s club lacrosse players. Mouth guards and lacrosse sticks required.
THE JOHNS HOPKINS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. 10:00am–2pm. The Archaeological Museum has existed as a teaching and study collection at the University since 1882. Come and see its beautiful new installation at the heart of Gilman Hall, and view over one thousand objects from ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Americas. See some of the undergraduate and graduate student exhibitions installed in the space and talk to current student employees about their work on ancient artifacts. Even when the museum isn't open, you can walk around our museum and see nearly five hundred artifacts on view.
Check us out on the web and facebook:
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS TOUR. 10–11:30am. Shuttle departs front of Mason Hall at 10am. Tour the editorial offices of America’s oldest university press and follow “The Life of a Book” from its acquisition through its design, publication and distribution in print and online. Space is limited.
FASTFORWARD TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATOR TOURS. 10–11:30am. Shuttle departs front of Mason Hall at 10, 10:30, and 11am. The FastForward Technology Accelerator catalyzes the advance and commercialization of Johns Hopkins innovations by providing early-stage labs, offices, and meeting spaces to faculty and student startups.
JHU PRIDE–LGBTQ GATHERING 10-11:30am. Maryland Hall, 109
FAMILY ACTIVITY TENT. 10–3pm. Tent at Shriver Lower Quad. Children and their parents enjoy fun activities and entertainment geared for kids of all ages. See alumni.jhu.edu/reunion for activity schedule. Accompanied children only.
GILMAN HALL TOUR. 10–10:30am. Departs Gilman Hall front steps.
STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR ALLEY & MARKET. 10–2pm. Levering Courtyard. Student entrepreneurs promote their enterprises and offer their products for sale.
SOBA SPRING MEETING. 10am – 12pm. Great Hall, Levering.
BRODY LEARNING COMMONS TOUR. 10:30–11:15am. Departs Brody Learning Commons entrance.
CAMPUS WALKING TOUR. 10:30–11:30am. Departs Mason Hall Lobby.
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING LAB TOUR – NEW TOOLS FOR THE MODERN ENGINEER. 10:30am and 11:30am. Wyman Park Building, Room 68. See how JHU uses the enabling technology of 3D printing to better prepare the next generation of engineers and scientists for the challenges they will face in their careers. Space is limited.
UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING LABS TOUR. 11–11:30am. Departs Mudd Hall Lobby. See the new state of the art laboratories for teaching and research in the chemical and life sciences. Space is limited.
TRADITIONAL CRAB CAKE LUNCH. 11:30am–1:30pm. Decker Quad Tent. Classes 1933 through 2013 will eat, drink and prepare to beat Maryland as friends and families gather for the traditional pre-game lunch.
SOBA BARBECUE. 12pm – 4pm. AMRI Barbecue Pit.
50th & 25th REUNION PARADE OF HONOR. 1:30pm. Homewood Stadium. Show your Blue Jay spirit and cheer the 50th and 25th reunion classes as they cross the Homewood Field midline prior to the opening faceoff.
HOMECOMING LACROSSE GAME: JOHNS HOPKINS VS. MARYLAND. 2pm. Homewood Field. Game ticket required.
CAMP BLUE JAY. 5:30–11pm. Kids ages 5–12. Levering Hall, Sherwood Room. Kids enjoy crafts, games, movies and a pizza dinner. Please note: We regret that liability issues prevent our accepting children under the age of five. Reservation required.
THE TEEN SCENE. 5:30–11pm. Teens ages 13–17. Meet in the lobby of Levering Hall. Teens will enjoy a pizza dinner, spend time at the Recreation Center, receive instruction at the Digital Media Center, as well as interact with current students. Reservation required.
REUNION CLASS PARTIES. Classes of ’34, ’39, ’44, ’49, ’54, ’59, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04 and ’09. See “Reunion Class Activities” below for your class’s event, time, and location.
THE HULLABALOOZA. 9pm–12:30am. Tent on Decker Quad. The party where your yearbook comes back to life! Join us for a live band dance party featuring cash bar, dessert, and all your favorite people.
12th ANNUAL BLUE JAY 5K RACE FOR LYMPHOMA. 9:45am. Front of Newton H. White Athletic Center. Details and registration information at www.hopkinstrack.com/bluejay5k
ALUMNI WEEKEND CHAMPAGNE BUFFET BRUNCH. 11am–1:30pm. Johns Hopkins Club. Open to all alumni and their families. Reservation required.
ORIOLES VS TORONTO BLUE JAYS & PRE-GAME LUNCH. 12pm. Camden Yards and Warehouse. Come to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and see the O’s take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Festivities begin with a private pre-game buffet lunch in the Camden Yards Warehouse. Reservations required.
Reunion Class Festivities
OLD GUARD REUNION LUNCH: Classes 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949 and 1954
Saturday, 11:30am, Johns Hopkins Club
CLASS OF 1950: 64th Reunion Celebration
Friday, 5:30pm, Johns Hopkins Club.
CLASS OF 1959: 55th Reunion Dinner
Saturday, 6:30pm, Johns Hopkins Club
CLASS OF 1964
50th Reunion Cocktail Party
Friday, 5pm, Johns Hopkins Club.
50th Reunion Service of Remembrance
Saturday, 10:30am, Mason Hall Auditorium.
50th & 25th Reunion Class Parade
Saturday, 1:30pm, Homewood Stadium.
50th Reunion Dinner
Saturday, 6:30pm, Bloomberg Center for Physics & Astronomy.
CLASS OF 1969: 45th Reunion Post-Game Party
Saturday, 4:30pm, Hodson Hall Lobby.
CLASS OF 1974
40th Reunion Party
Saturday, 7pm, Gilman Hall Atrium
Student Life at JHU: A Hopkins History Exhibit
Friday and Saturday, Homewood House Museum
Features a special focus on items from the class of 1974.
CLASS OF 1979: 35th Reunion Celebration
Saturday, 7pm, Mason Hall Lobby.
CLASS OF 1984: 30th Reunion Celebration
Saturday, 7pm, Evans East & West.
CLASS OF 1989
25th & 50th Reunion Class Parade
Saturday, 1:30pm, Homewood Stadium.
25th Reunion Party & Buttsteak Performance
Saturday, 6pm, Nolan’s on 33rd at Charles Commons
Saturday, 9pm, SDS Room, Mattin Center
CLASS OF 1994: 20th Reunion Celebration
Saturday, 6pm, Mudd Hall Lobby.
CLASS OF 1999
Friday, 7pm, Camden Yards
15th Reunion Party
Saturday,7pm, Levering Lounge & Great Hall.
CLASS OF 2004
Friday, 7pm, Camden Yards
10th Reunion Party
Saturday, 7pm, Mattin Center Rooftop
CLASS OF 2009
Bowling in Canton
Friday, 8pm, Patterson Bowling Center
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5th Reunion Party
Saturday, 7pm, Glass Pavilion.
Anne T. Smedinghoff Memorial Brunch
Sunday, 11am, Levering Lounge
Additional Weekend Activities
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS BOOK SALE
Welcome Tent on the Decker Quad
Features special Alumni Weekend discounts.
STUDENT LIFE AT JHU: A HOPKINS HISTORY EXHIBIT
Friday: 11am – 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 3pm
Pining to recall your salad days as a JHU student? Come take a trip down memory lane at Homewood Museum as University Archives staff will be on-hand to display selected memorabilia documenting the history of the student experience at JHU, from freshmen beanies to yearbooks to photographs of Spring Fair and everything in between. This exhibit will also include a special focus on items from JHU’s class of 1974, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary and was the first class to graduate women that attended for four years. FREE to alumni and family with Alumni Weekend nametag.
TOURS OF JHU MUSEUMS
FREE to alumni and family with Alumni Weekend nametag.
Guided tours hourly on the hour:
Friday, 11am – 3pm
Saturday & Sunday, Noon – 3pm
In celebration of Alumni Reunion Weekend, Homewood Museum will offer its "Hopkins History at Homewood" guided tour of the historic house. This special tour explores the mansion and its connections to Johns Hopkins and the university he created and includes the museum’s current student-curated exhibition, “A tale of Two Houses: Homewood, Clifton, and Historic Preservation.” Visitors will also see a display of memorabilia drawn from University Archives that documents the Hopkins experience over the years, with particular focus on items from the Class of 1974.
Evergreen Museum & Library
Guided tours hourly on the hour:
Saturday & Sunday, Noon–3pm
Contact: 410-516-5589 (Homewood), 410-516-0341 (Evergreen), or email@example.com
Open to those with Alumni Weekend nametag during posted Recreation Center hours.
AFFINITY & CAMPUS GROUPS
Events and gatherings throughout the weekend. Visit alumni.jhu.edu/reunion for details.
Alumni Weekend General Information
Alumni Weekend Welcome Tent is located on the Decker Quad, adjacent to Mason Hall.
Friday, April 11, 10am – 10pm
Saturday, April 12, 8am – midnight
Park your car in the South Garage under Mason Hall and collect your registration packet at the Alumni Weekend Welcome Tent. Saturday check in, please note: Glass mugs are NOT permitted in Homewood Stadium.
Friday: Free parking will be available at the South Garage 11am – 1am. Tell t he attendant that you are an Alumni Weekend guest. Additional free parking will be available after 5pm on the lower two floors of the Muller garage, just off San Martin Drive.
Saturday: Free parking at the South Garage 7:30am -1am. Additional free parking will be available after 6pm at the Muller upper deck and garage. Parking is available at the San Martin Garage for $8. Shuttle service will be available from all lots.
Getting Around Campus
For the convenience of our Alumni Weekend guests, complimentary campus shuttles will be offered Friday, April 11, 11am -1am and Saturday, April 12, 7:30am until 1am. Shuttle stops include all designated parking lots, the Welcome Tent, the Inn at the Colonnade and all event locations. All Reunion shuttles are handicap accessible.
With advance notice, we can accommodate requests for kosher or vegetarian meals. Please contact the Reunion Office at 410-516-5185 no later than April 4 to confirm your request.
Discounted hotel information is found on the Reunion website, alumni.jhu.edu/reunion under “Accomodations.” Additional area hhotel information is available at the Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association site, baltimore.org.
The Johns Hopkins University will photograph Alumni Weekend 2014 events and participants. Please be advised that JHU may use photos taken during the weekend for JHU publications in print and online, fundraising materials and other non-commercial purposes. Please contact the Reunion Office in advance if you object to being photographed for these purposes.
For complete registration instructions, please visit alumni.jhu.edu/reunion.
HOW TO REGISTER. Registering is easy. You may register online at alumni.jhu.edu/reunion, fax your brochure’s completed registration form to (410) 516-6858, or mail your completed form to Reunion & Homecoming Office, The Johns Hopkins University, San Martin Center, 2nd Floor, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.
REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION. Online registrations will receive emailed confirmation. Mailed and faxed registrations will receive mailed confirmation. Confirmations for registrations received after April 5 will be in your registration packet at the Welcome Tent.
PICKING UP REGISTRATION PACKETS. Collect your registration packet at the Alumni Weekend Welcome Tent, located on the Decker Quad, adjacent to Mason Hall. Friday 10am–10pm; Saturday 8am–midnight.
ON-SITE REGISTRATION. On-site registration will be available at the Welcome Tent adjacent to Mason Hall throughout the weekend. All onsite registrations will be charged an additional $10 per person, per event.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE. Online registration closes on April. 5. All registrations made or received after April 5 will be charged an additional $10 per person, per event.
PAYMENT. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and personal checks are accepted. To pay by check, make your check payable to JHU Reunion and mail it, along with your completed registration form, in the envelope provided in your brochure.
CANCELLATION DEADLINE. We regret that because of obligations to our caterers and vendors, we cannot refund payment after April 5.
CONTACT INFORMATION. Questions? Please go to alumni.jhu.edu/reunion, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Reunion Office at 410-516-5185.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS.