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Issue: Fall 2016, Volume 14, Number 1

Features

What’s Out There?

What is the universe made of—and how do the push of dark energy and the pull of dark matter shed light on this age-old question? Our scientists are moving ever closer to finding out.

Now Playing

In just over 20 years, the Program in Film and Media Studies has grown to become a national “Contender,” thanks to passionate students, dedicated faculty, and a state-of-the-art new home in the Centre Theatre.

A Fresh Start

From pre-orientation through move-in day and beyond, we bring you pictorial highlights of those heady first days on campus, when our freshmen quickly learn what it means to be a true-blue Blue Jay.

Centerpiece

2020 Vision

News

In Memoriam

We remember Justine Roth, associate professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Chemistry,

News Briefs: Fall 2016

More stories of note from around the Krieger School.

Snapshot: From the Office of Michael Edidin

Take a peek into the world of this professor emeritus in the Department of Biology, who lectures and writes scholarly articles about antique watches.

Students Against Climate Change

Two Hopkins undergraduates were selected to represent the American Chemical Society at this year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Cute Moves Help Bats Catch Prey

Head waggles and ear wiggles sync with the animal’s sonar vocalizations to help it hunt.

Exhibit Explores Impact of World War I on Hopkins

The exhibit creates a detailed picture of the service experience of both students and faculty, and the ways in which the campus was transformed by the presence of soldiers-in-training and veterans.

Seeing the Numbers

Researchers found the visual cortex in blind people is highly involved in doing math, suggesting the brain is vastly more adaptable than previously believed.

Big Ideas

More Faculty Books

New publications from Krieger School faculty.

Syllabus: Finding the Words

Through the Department of Near Eastern Studies, a group of undergraduates is learning to decipher cuneiform signs for the ancient Babylonian dialect of Akkadian.

The Other America—Waiting to Be Heard

A new book, co-written by Johns Hopkins sociologists Stefanie DeLuca and Kathryn Edin, challenges the assumptions that Baltimore is a hopeless case, whose inner-city youth are “thugs” bent on violence.

Student Digest

Major Infatuation: Philosophy

Students tell us why they love their major, in three sentences or less.

Flash Seminars

Invited professors lead a seminar on a topic of their choice (and not always in their professional area of expertise) and assign a reading for the students to complete beforehand.

Alumni

Curriculum Vitae: Jeffrey Raider

Jeffrey Raider, Co-Founder of Warby Parker and Harry’s

“Do something bigger than yourself.”

Ray Mabus ’70 (MS) is Secretary of the Navy.

Rock Star

Claudia Kretchmer ’04 (MA) manages Steven Kretchmer Designs, a prestigious and thriving jewelry business.

In the Shoes of Jelly Roll Morton

Mark G. Meadows ’11 plays the legendary jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton in the musical Jelly’s Last Jam.

Web Exclusives

New Professors, Fall 2016

Janice Chen, Psychological and Brain Sciences; Research Interests: Real-world memory, cognitive neuroscience, temporal structure in cognition Lan Cheng, Chemistry; Research Interests: Theoretical and computational chemistry Jason Fischer, Psychological and Brain Sciences; Research Interests: Visual scene understanding using fMRI, psychophysics, computational modeling Andrew Gordus, Biology; Research Interests: Understanding how novel and innate behaviors are encoded at […]

Web Extras

New Professors, Fall 2016

Janice Chen, Psychological and Brain Sciences; Research Interests: Real-world memory, cognitive neuroscience, temporal structure in cognition Lan Cheng, Chemistry; Research Interests: Theoretical and computational chemistry Jason Fischer, Psychological and Brain Sciences; Research Interests: Visual scene understanding using fMRI, psychophysics, computational modeling Andrew Gordus, Biology; Research Interests: Understanding how novel and innate behaviors are encoded at […]