Issue: Spring 2020, Volume 17, Number 2
FastForward to Entrepreneurship
From making a smart golf ball to teaching students how to DJ, FastForward U is an incubator for startups.
‘We Have to Keep This Going’
With unsettling speed, a global pandemic changed everything, everywhere. At the Krieger School, faculty and students have been quick to adapt and respond. We share some of their stories from early spring, just before the magazine went to press.
Valuing the Vote
On the eve of the 2020 U.S. elections, we asked experts for some of their insights on voting.
It was a good season for the women’s fencing team, first formed at Johns Hopkins in 1974.
Almost 20 faculty awards for Spring 2020, including fellowships, prizes, professorships and more. Find out what our faculty have been up to this year.
Dean Beverly Wendland Named Provost at Washington University
Beverly Wendland, current Krieger School dean, has been appointed the next provost of Washington University in St. Louis.
Seen & Heard: Joel Schildbach
Look who’s talking: Joel Schildbach of the Krieger School on using online instruction.
Krieger School Leads Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage
Johns Hopkins and the Krieger School are celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with a full year of events.
New Associate Dean Named
Meet Rachel Hitchcock, Krieger’s new associate dean for external affairs.
Seen & Heard: Ho-Fung Hung
Look who’s talking: Ho-Fung Hung of the Krieger School on coronavirus and government repression in Hong Kong.
Seen & Heard: Yascha Mounk
Look who’s talking: Yascha Mounk of the Krieger School on social distancing.
Seen & Heard: Emily Fisher
Look who’s talking: Emily Fisher of the Krieger School on adapting to the virtual environment.
We remember James Taylor, professor of Biology; Stephen Dixon, retired Professor in Writing Seminars; John Irwin, Decker Professor in the Humanities emeritus; and Yung Keun Lee, professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
More Faculty Books
2019-2020 books from Krieger School faculty covering noncommutative geometry, poetry collections, new vantage points on the “war on crime,” and more.
Works in Progress: Samuel Spinner
Faculty Samuel Spinner is working on a new book focusing on holocaust museums and literature, and lost parts of Jewish culture and history.
Works in Progress: Marina Bedny
Cognitive scientist Marina Bedny and colleagues showed that the purpose is very similar across most blind people, indicating the existence of an organizing system responsible for the repurposing process.
What Are You Reading?
Krieger School professors discuss their current best reads: We That Are Young, The Last Man, and Locke and Key.
Syllabus: A close look inside the classroom
Derek Schilling’s For the Record class covered the music, art, culture, and social movements of 20th century expat life in Paris, culminating with an international symposium that reunited some of the original performers.
Considering What Might Have Been
Andrew Miller’s book On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives rediscovers classic texts, and our own lives, if the authors or characters had made different choices.
Five Questions: Kevin Shollenberger
Kevin Shollenberger is Johns Hopkins’ inaugural vice provost for student health and well-being.
By the Numbers: Johns Hopkins Student Groups
Get the breakdown of JHU’s many student groups.
Major Infatuation: Economics
Students tell us why they love being an economics major.
Change of Pace
Between the fall and spring semesters, Johns Hopkins offers Intersession courses, which gives students a chance to explore new fields and interests, as well as Baltimore City.
Field Notes: Ballot Boxing
Aarushi Krishnan ’23 is studying the passage of the 19th amendment with the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections Fellowship.
Field Notes: Chinese Characters
Alan Fang ’20 discusses his novel in progress about interconnected people crossing pivotal moments of Chinese history.
Field Notes: Fluid Movement
Valerie Gomez ’21, has contributed to pivotal research on multiciliated cells with the Holland Lab.
Field Notes: Future Imperfect? Gender in the Genre
Writing Seminars student Dominique Dickey is working on a book project about science fiction from a nonbinary gender perspective.
Colin Camerer: CV
Catch up with alumnus Colin Camerer, Behavioral Economist.
Finding Common Ground Around the Globe
Cameron Munter MA ’78, PhD ’84, spent 30 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, under four presidents and in locales ranging from Poland to Pakistan.
Jae Jin, A&S’08, left behind a budding medical career to start an award-winning, global music career.
Alumni Kudos: Spring 2020
Krieger school alumni to watch.
Alumni to Watch
Alumni to watch in spring 2020 including Emma Needle, Reecha Pandya and Nhan Tran.
Easing the Mind
Alyson Friedensohn, A&S’12, and her company Modern Health developed an app that provides a mental health well-being platform for companies and employees.