A Place For Collaboration: Malone Hall Dedicated on October 16
As alumni, friends, university leadership, faculty, staff, and students poured into the tent on the Decker Quadrangle on October 16 for the dedication of Malone Hall, clouds gave way to intermittent sunshine. The brighter weather matched the mood of the more than 300 people gathered to celebrate the opening of the Whiting School of Engineering’s newest addition: a stately, 69,000-square-foot, red-brick-and-marble edifice with a sleek, modern interior. The building, designed to advance cutting-edge collaborative and translational research, has set a new standard for academic and research facilities at the Johns Hopkins.
The dedication ceremony included a welcome from Ronald J. Daniels, President of The Johns Hopkins University, as well as remarks by T. E. “Ed” Schlesinger, Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School; Paul B. Rothman, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Frances Watt Baker, M.D., and Lenox D. Baker Jr., M.D., Dean of the Medical Faculty; Russell H. Taylor ’70, the John C. Malone Professor; Michael R. Bloomberg ’64, former Mayor of New York and founder of Bloomberg LP; and John C. Malone, MS ’64, PhD ’69, the alumnus whose $30 million gift made the new structure possible.
“Malone Hall will surely be the home of innovations that will revolutionize the fields of medicine and engineering,” said Bloomberg, who received his BS in electrical engineering the same year – 1964 – that John Malone graduated with a master’s degree in industrial management.
“It’s a wonderful privilege to be able to give back to the institutions that gave you your start,” said Malone, chair of Liberty Media Corp. and Liberty Global Inc.
Read more about Malone Hall here.