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News Briefs: Fall 2017

Space Award

Alfred Chin ’18, a neuroscience and biophysics double major, is the first JHU student to receive the Astronaut Scholarship, an award founded by the first U.S. astronauts, collectively dubbed the Mercury Seven. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation encourages students to pursue scientific education in order to keep America a leader in technology.

Jewish Olympics

Michael Wohl ’19 of the men’s swim team and Meredith Shifman ’06 participated in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Netanya, Israel. Wohl won gold in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay. Shifman won silver as goalie on the Women’s Open Field Hockey team. Often referred to as the “Jewish Olympics,” the Maccabiah is an international event for Jewish athletes that started in 1932 and occurs every four years in Israel.

Race in America

Veteran journalist April Ryan spoke at the first JHU Forums on Race in America event of the 2017-18 academic year. Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks since January 1997, discussed reporting on the U.S. presidency.

New Part-Time Grad Programs

The Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs is offering new master’s degrees in Cultural Heritage Management; Individualized Genomics and Health; Teaching Writing; and Geospatial Intelligence.

50 Years of Provocative Speakers

The Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium celebrates its 50th anniversary. Named after the former university president, the symposium hosts four to five high-profile speakers annually and is organized by students. This year’s speakers include Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie, authored 12 novels including The Golden House and The Satanic Verses, spoke as part of the President’s Reading Series: Literature of Social Import.