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News Briefs: Fall 2018

Colson Whitehead

The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Underground Railroad read from his work as part of the President’s Reading Series.

“G” Whiz

Cognitive Science professor Michael McCloskey and his research team struck a nerve when they showed that most people don’t recognize the lower-case looptail letter “g,” which was publicized in The Atlantic, TIME, and HuffPost, among others.

Mummy Mysteries

An exhibit at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, “Who Am I? Remembering the Dead Through Facial Reconstruction,” aims to reconstruct the faces and lives of two women mummified more than 2,000 years ago.