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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.

Climate Change

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]


Faculty Awards

The latest recognitions of our stellar faculty.

Tracks: Claire Iverson

Following her passion from Homewood to Peabody and back.

Sports Briefs: Spring 2018

News headlines in Hopkins sports.

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.

Philosophy Matters

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.

In Memoriam

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.


Works in Progress (Spring 2018)

A glimpse at ongoing faculty research.


More Faculty Books

New publications from Krieger School faculty.

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.

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.

Student Research

Tracks: Claire Iverson

Following her passion from Homewood to Peabody and back.

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.

Egyptian Endeavor

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.

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.

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.


Major Infatuation: Art History

Students tell us why they love their major.

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.

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.

By the Numbers: Spring 2018

Learn more about everything Advanced Academic Programs has to offer.


Finding Authentic Voices

Teri Weiss ’89 is senior vice president, head of preschool at DreamWorks Animation Television.

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.

True Blue

Edward Gillespie ’04 (MLA) is a detective who teaches in-service courses to police officers.

On Campus

Five Questions: Natalie Strobach

Natalie Strobach, director of undergraduate research, oversees the Woodrow Wilson Research program, the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards, and others.