Issue: Spring 2018, Volume 15, Number 2
Through a New Lens
With fresh eyes and a sense of purpose, researchers here are pushing to advance the field of African-American history in provocative new directions.
By looking at clues from the past, present, and future, scientists here are working to better understand how our global climate could change—and the steps we can take now to avoid calamity down the road.
Getting it Just Right
Once launched into deep space, the much-vaunted James Webb Space Telescope can’t be tweaked or repaired. That’s why precision testing is so crucial. Fortunately, an ingenious group of instrument engineers is more than up for the challenge.
A member of the men’s swim team, senior Ronan Corgel—an economics major—shows his skill with the butterfly stroke during the January Blue Jay Invitational, held at the Newton White Aquatic Center. [Photo by James T. VanRensselaer]
The latest recognitions of our stellar faculty.
William H. “Bill” Miller III, legendary investor and former Johns Hopkins philosophy graduate student, has committed a record $75 million to the Krieger School’s Department of Philosophy.
News Briefs: Spring 2018
More stories of note from around the Krieger School.
Seen and Heard: Spring 2018
Look who’s talking: Krieger School faculty quoted in the media.
Tracks: Claire Iverson
Following her passion from Homewood to Peabody and back.
Snapshot: From the Office of Karen Fleming
Take a peek into the office of this professor from the Department of Biophysics and see science and art come together.
We remember Robert C. Means, an adjunct professor in the Energy Policy and Environmental Program, and Gary Posner, the Jean and Norman Scowe Professor Emeritus of Chemistry.
New Bloomberg Professor Named
Vesla Weaver has joined Johns Hopkins as a Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor in political science and sociology.
Evidence Points to Cooling Property of Dark Matter
A new measurement provides evidence for a new cooling property of dark matter, a possibility previously explored by a group of JHU professors, postdoctoral fellows, and students.
The Cosmic Cocktail of Exoplanet Atmospheres
Scientists are conducting experiments on haze formation in simulated exoplanet atmospheres. The simulations establish models that could eventually be used to look for signs of life outside the solar system.
Tell Me About (Spring 2018)
Three faculty members, one question.
A Place Apart
Alice McDermott’s latest novel, The Ninth Hour, developed from her desire to understand selflessness, self-sacrifice, and the human suffering that the selfless seek to address.
Works in Progress (Spring 2018)
A glimpse at ongoing faculty research.
Syllabus: Zombies at Homewood
In the course Zombies, students learn critical reading, thinking, and writing skills while exploring a topic [the undead] that is bound to capture their attention.
More Faculty Books
New publications from Krieger School faculty.
Bridging the Divide
Senior Alizay Jalisi combined her interests in health care, Spanish, and the immigrant experience into a research project evaluating a mental health support group.
The Center for Visual Arts
Established in 1974 as The Homewood Art Workshops, the center offers courses in drawing, painting, photography, cartooning, sculpture, and printmaking.
Sports Briefs: Spring 2018
News headlines in Hopkins sports.
By the Numbers: Spring 2018
Learn more about everything Advanced Academic Programs has to offer.
Major Infatuation: Art History
Students tell us why they love their major.
Five Questions: Natalie Strobach
Natalie Strobach, director of undergraduate research, oversees the Woodrow Wilson Research program, the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards, and others.
The Flow of History
Shahmir Ali is exploring how teaching students in his native Pakistan about the region’s ancient approaches to water might empower the next generation to solve contemporary challenges.
National Park Disservice
Gillian Waldo, a senior film and media studies major, is researching the instances of racism and exclusion in the National Park Service’s history.
Mike Tritsch, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow double-majoring in archaeology and Near Eastern studies, traveled to Luxor to assist with excavations at the Temple of Mut.
Alumni to Watch: Spring 2018
An award-winning book, two award-winning albums, and an organization with a noble cause. Our alumni are going places.
Alumni Kudos: Spring 2018
A round of applause for what our alumni have accomplished.
Curriculum Vitae: Ronald R. Peterson
Ronald R. Peterson, transformational health care executive
Chasing the Declaration of Independence
Emily Sneff ’11 has made some interesting discoveries while working on a database of all known copies of the Declaration of Independence.
Edward Gillespie ’04 (MLA) is a detective who teaches in-service courses to police officers.
Finding Authentic Voices
Teri Weiss ’89 is senior vice president, head of preschool at DreamWorks Animation Television.