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Issue: Fall 2018, Volume 16, Number 1


’68: The year that changed everything.

Michael Hill '72 shares his freshman memories and reconnects with classmates who marched for justice with Chester Wickwire—and watched Baltimore burn.

The Art of Mathematics

Deep thinkers all, our mathematicians spend their days gripped by “the music of reason.”

Eight Years Rising

Rising to the Challenge, which ended in October, has been an eight-year fundraising campaign to support students, faculty members, research, and scholarship across the university. Here, we highlight eight of the campaign’s key priorities.


In the microcosm of a dewdrop, Homewood photographer Will Kirk captured the 35-foot “Red Sails” sculpture created by artist John Henry.


Sports Briefs: Fall 2018

News headlines in Hopkins sports.

Tracks: Keone Aliphios

He wants to improve health care options in his native Guam.

Snapshot: From the Office of William Rowe

Take a peek into the office of this professor from the Department of History and see objects Rowe has gathered during his many trips to China.

Faculty Awards

The latest recognitions of our stellar faculty.

News Briefs: Fall 2018

More stories of note from around the Krieger School.

New Bloomberg Professors Named

Renowned neuroscientist Richard Huganir and David Sing, a leading expert on exoplanets, have joined Johns Hopkins as Bloomberg Distinguished Professors.

In Memoriam

We remember Joel Grossman, professor emeritus of political science; Aihud Pevsner, professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Willie Lee Rose, professor emerita of history.

Grand Opening: A New Innovation Hub

FastForward U Homewood is a space in Remington dedicated to helping students turn their ideas into successful start-ups.

Building a Global Public Square

The Hopkins Portal allowed visitors to be transported—via a floor-to-ceiling video screen and audiovisual technology—to a similar portal outside Erbil, Iraq.


Works in Progress (Fall 2018)

A glimpse at ongoing faculty research.

The Science of Speculation

Professor of philosophy Peter Achinstein’s new book, Speculation: Within and About Science, is a powerful intervention in the debate of the role of speculation in science.


More Faculty Books

New publications from Krieger School faculty.

Snapshot: From the Office of William Rowe

Take a peek into the office of this professor from the Department of History and see objects Rowe has gathered during his many trips to China.

Tell Me About (Fall 2018)

Three faculty members, one question.

Student Research

Empowered While Imprisoned

Bridget Carolan, a political science and international studies double major, is in Ireland studying how society’s most powerless women can ignite political change.

Gender Defenders

Anthony Boutros visited Lebanon last summer to interview leaders of more than a dozen gender justice groups about how they operate in the country’s political environment.

Fly by Night Research

Sophomore Cameron Chenault, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow double-majoring in behavioral biology and film, studies whether bats “predict” their prey’s flight paths.

New Life for Old Drugs

Neuroscience major Michael Peters hopes to publish his research on an anti-viral drug that may have applications in cancer treatment.


Major Infatuation: Sociology

Students tell us why they love their major.

Syllabus: Acting Up

In Acting I, John Astin ’52 uses his six decades of acting experience to teach a mix of students, from first-timers to those with significant experience.


Curriculum Vitae: Lucie Fink

Lucie Fink—video producer, lifestyle host, stop-motion artist, social media influencer.

The ClearMask Difference

Allysa Dittmar ’14, ’17 (BSPH) has developed a transparent surgical mask to improve operating room communications with deaf, hard of hearing, and other vulnerable patients.

Alumni to Watch: Fall 2018

A public health ambassador and an award-winning entrepreneur. Our alumni are going places.

Alumni Kudos: Fall 2018

A round of applause for what our alumni have accomplished.

Pianist of the Ages

Jenny Lin ’94, ’98 (Peab), a Peabody-trained pianist, has spent two decades performing around the world and is known for her rangy repertoire.

Man vs. Volcano

Don Swanson ’64 (PhD) is a volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Study, studying Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano.

On Campus

By the Numbers: Fall 2018

Meet the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences class of 2022.

Five Questions: Joseph Colón

Joseph Colón is the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, which is part of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Pre-Orientation Adventures

An annual weeklong Pre-Orientation program is offered every August to help freshmen establish a network of peers as they transition into life at Hopkins.