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MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Club to Dedicate Room to University’s Nobel Laureates

October 20, 2015
CONTACT: Dennis O’Shea
Office: 443-997-9912 / dro@jhu.edu

WHAT: The Johns Hopkins Club is holding a reception to officially open its new Nobel Room, dedicated to the 36 Johns Hopkins university faculty members, graduates and other affiliates who have won Nobel Prizes.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. [Remarks at 4:30 p.m.]

WHERE: The Johns Hopkins Club, located on the university’s Homewood campus. (The club is building No. 36 on this map, located at map coordinates F2. A parking deck is adjacent. Enter campus through the West Gate on the “S” curve along San Martin Drive.)

WHO: Two of the four Nobel laureates on the university’s current faculty are expected to attend: Molecular biologist and geneticist Carol Greider, co-winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and astrophysicist Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. University and civic leaders, faculty members and members of the Johns Hopkins Club board of governors will also attend.

DETAILS: The club is honoring Nobel winners associated with Johns Hopkins with panes dedicated to each in the windows of the new Nobel Room. Also added to the room’s furnishings is a bronze bust of Alfred Nobel, the 19th century Swedish industrialist who created the prizes.

ON-SITE CONTACT: For information on the event, please contact Lindsay Sawyers of the Johns Hopkins Club at lsawyer4@jhu.edu or 410-235-3435.

NOBEL TRIVIA: The university’s first Nobel laureate was President Woodrow Wilson, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919 and an 1886 Johns Hopkins Ph.D. graduate in history. Wilson remains the only U.S. president with an earned Ph.D. While at the university, he also sang tenor in the Johns Hopkins Glee Club.

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