October 10, 2011

Talks in Provost’s Lecture Series videotaped and available online

Anyone unable to attend this year’s Provost’s Lecture Series, which begins this week, will still be able to see and hear the talks. All the installments will be videotaped and available within a week on the Office of the Provost’s website.

Provost Lloyd B. Minor created the lecture series in 2010 to spread the wealth of academic excellence at Johns Hopkins among its campuses. His aim, he said, was to bring outstanding faculty from one campus to another to make the geographically distributed university feel a bit smaller.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Peter Pronovost, a patient safety expert at the School of Medicine, will speak on the Homewood campus. On Saturday, Oct. 15, a special lecture in partnership with the Milton S. Symposium will feature Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J. Pronovost’s talk will be at 4:30 p.m. in 50 Gilman Hall. Booker’s will be at 5:30 p.m. in Homewood’s Shriver Hall. For more details, see Calendar, p. 12.

Also available on the Provost’s website are the lectures given last year by Gerard Anderson, Andrew Feinberg, Steve Farber, Charles Bennett, Ronald Gray, Jacqueline Campbell, Andrew Cherlin, David Lampton and Carol Greider.