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Do you know where to find this in the Bloomberg School?

Detail from Feinstone

Hint: it’s a small detail from a large hall.

Did you guess Feinstone? If you did, you are correct!

Feinstone Hall is a large multi-purpose room in the Bloomberg School. It was named for W. Harry Feinstone, a pharmaceuticals pioneer and 1939 graduate of the School. Dr. Feinstone was a generous Hopkins supporter and our Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology also bears his name.

We like to point out Feinstone Hall to prospective and incoming students for several reasons:

  1. It’s where we begin many of our event days. Open House, Admitted Student Visitor Days, and Orientation all begin with breakfast in Feinstone.
  2. It’s the location for many special events: receptions, poster sessions and special presentations.
  3. It’s where we hold our various “fairs”: Activity Fair, Volunteer Fair, Career Fair, etc.
  4. It’s one of the few rooms in which we’re allowed to hold events with food!

collage of Feinstone Hall

Would you like to see more of our School? We’d be happy to show it to you!

Just sign up for a campus tour or stay tuned to this blog for more micro tours.

Looking down East MonumentDo you know where in JHSPH you can see this view?

The scene beyond the window is East Monument Street and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. East Monument Street is one of the major thoroughfares running through East Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). JHMI includes the Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

If the photo were larger, you could make out the Matthew’s Johns Hopkins Medical Book Store on the corner of Wolfe and East Monument. Looking this direction from the sidewalk, you can see Baltimore’s Washington Monument, less than twelve blocks away.

East Baltimore may not be as green and lush as our Homewood campus housing Hopkins undergrads (among others). But there’s no denying we’re in the middle of things here – in regard to the city and amazing research.

Monument Street Entrance

Our new students are here and their classes have begun. Where will they study?

We have a few ideas.

They could study. . .

1. In the natural light of one of two fourth-floor reading rooms
Reading Room

2. With a view of world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital from the Lilienfeld Reading Room (Hampton House)
Lilienfeld Reading Room

3. With their peers in the student lounge
Student Lounge

4. With a sandwich and iced coffee in the Daily Grind
Daily Grind Coffee Shop

5. In the after-hours quiet of Jay's Cafe
Jay's Cafe

6. In front of the fireplace in the Hampton House Cafe
Hampton House Cafe

7. In an Adirondack chair on the ninth-floor patio
Ninth-floor patio

8. Beneath the Wall of Wonder
Wall of Wonder

9. In one of several semi-hidden alcoves

10. While riding a recombinant bike in the ninth-floor gym
Satellite gym

Where do you study?

Do you know where this is?

Welch Library

I gave you an enormous hint (enormous = over a foot tall).

It’s a bit of architectural detail on the Welch Medical Library.

Founded in 1929, the library was created to centrally serve the School of Medicine, School of Hygiene and Public Health, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Today’s Welch is located across Monument Street from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and provides students, faculty and staff with a wide range of services including classes, consulting, collections of online full-text journals, interlibrary loans and document delivery services.

A great deal of the modern Welch resides not on Monument Street, but online. You don’t need to schedule a campus tour to check this campus landmark out!

Reading Room atriumDo you know where this is?

I’ll give you a hint, it’s the atrium above my favorite room in the Wolfe Street building.

Or rather, one of two favorite rooms.

The North and South Reading Rooms

In 2004, the School of Public Health opened a 200,000-square-foot  expansion of the Wolfe Street Building. This new wing included amenities we now take for granted: a coffee shop, the fitness center, the auditorium, new offices and laboratories.

Also included in the expansion were two identical reading rooms, each 2,700 square feet with four-story atriums allowing natural light to illuminate those below.

The reading rooms are a quiet place to review class notes, catch up on your reading or – ahem - edit your latest blog post.

Perhaps I’ll see you there!

Reading Room