Issue: Fall 2021, Volume 19, Number 1
For more than a century, this tiny winged creature has offered up crucial insights into human biology.
See details with Aaron Hyman, assistant professor in the Department of the History of Art, who studies a tabella secretarum, from France c. 1700, in the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections.
Student athletes talk about how the pandemic affected their seasons.
Despite a growing focus on STEM fields, a humanities degree is as useful as ever.
Undergraduate students from HBCUs and community colleges across the United States flourish in and through cooperative research in Hopkins’ summer Humanities Collaboratory program.
Krieger School researchers have found that like any sighted person, those born blind understand two bananas are likely to be the same color and why.
Fall 2021 Krieger Faculty Awards include Packard Fellows, Andrew Carnegie Fellows and the Gruber Cosmology Prize.
A Krieger School astrophysicist partners with Hopkins Medicine researchers to map tumor and immune cells on a microscopic scale. The results could potentially transform how oncologists will deliver cancer immunotherapy.
Krieger School perception researchers talk about what makes us love the aroma of pumpkin spice.
See all the creepy crawlies Assistant Professor Andrew Gordus keeps in his office.
“There’s basically an entire human chromosome that had gone missing.”
“It’s just more complex than we thought was going to be the case.”
“We face each other across the chasm of polarization, the growing tendency to disparage those across the political aisle as enemies and villains. The distrust is corrosive, the temptation to turn away all too inviting. But as the latest surge of Covid cases attests, our fates remain hitched together, even when we can’t stand talking […]
“A generation ago, the percentage of college-educated women having children outside of marriage was negligible. It’s no longer a rare event.”
“I have a lot of hope.”
Near Eastern Studies Professor Paul Delnero breaks down his research on how children learned to write in Mesopotamia, and how it impacted the culture of the world’s earliest civilization.
Nine of the most important books released by Krieger faculty in 2021.
Homewood Professor of the Arts Andrew Motion discusses his 14th volume of poetry, big questions in poetry, and learning and writing poetry.
Three book recommendations from faculty in chemistry, sociology, and comparative thought and literature.
Assistant Professor Danielle Speller discusses her new lab and her front-running research for dark matter candidates and neutrinoless double-beta decay.
Go inside the classroom of the course “Africana Studies Meets Public Health” at Johns Hopkins.
Misti McKeehan at the Center for Social Concern discusses a typical day in her work, and why community engagement matters for undergraduates at Johns Hopkins.
Junior Colt Crain is exploring the mechanisms that help muscles regenerate, which could impact treatments for diseases like muscular dystrophy.
Four history majors tell us about their work in the department, what they’ve learned, and why they love their major.
The incoming Krieger School class of 2025 is global, diverse, and smart.
Senior biophysics major Chelsey Chen works on breakthrough research with potential to treat cancer and other diseases.
Junior Ava Powell is developing a special e-book reading system the supports people with dyslexia.
Isabel Won ’21 talks about the perception research she completed in the Perception and Mind Laboratory.
During the hot and humid weekend of August 21, scores of new Blue Jays—many with family members in tow—moved into their residence halls. A week of orientation followed, introducing newcomers to academics, student life, and the Johns Hopkins and Baltimore communities. The evening before fall classes began, students received an official welcome at the annual Convocation ceremony, held on Keyser Quad.
Women’s volleyball has a division winning streak, men’s soccer is the top regional team, and more Hopkins sports updates.
Monica Schoch-Spana MA ’92, PhD 98 is a medical anthropologist, and a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
Alumnus Daniel Grushkin ’99 discusses his international Biodesign Challenge, where high school and university students imagine new and fascinating ways to use biotechnology.
Jami Valentine Miller, PhD ’06, maintains a site that highlights African American Women in Physics, and creating networking opportunities.
Natalie Draisin ’10, MPH/MBA ’15 works with the Federation International de L’automobile Foundation to prevent deaths and injuries from road crashes.
Our alumni have been named counselors that change lives, had films made about their books, and won the Brain Prize 2021.