Issue: Spring 2020, Volume 17, Number 2
From making a smart golf ball to teaching students how to DJ, FastForward U is an incubator for startups.
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.
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.
Johns Hopkins and the Krieger School are celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with a full year of events.
Meet Rachel Hitchcock, Krieger’s new associate dean for external affairs.
Beverly Wendland, current Krieger School dean, has been appointed the next provost of Washington University in St. Louis.
Look who’s talking: Ho-Fung Hung of the Krieger School on coronavirus and government repression in Hong Kong.
Look who’s talking: Yascha Mounk of the Krieger School on social distancing.
Look who’s talking: Emily Fisher of the Krieger School on adapting to the virtual environment.
Look who’s talking: Joel Schildbach of the Krieger School on using online instruction.
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.
Faculty Samuel Spinner is working on a new book focusing on holocaust museums and literature, and lost parts of Jewish culture and history.
2019-2020 books from Krieger School faculty covering noncommutative geometry, poetry collections, new vantage points on the “war on crime,” and more.
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.
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.
Krieger School professors discuss their current best reads: We That Are Young, The Last Man, and Locke and Key.
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.
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.
Students tell us why they love being an economics major.
Get the breakdown of JHU’s many student groups.
Kevin Shollenberger is Johns Hopkins’ inaugural vice provost for student health and well-being.
Aarushi Krishnan ’23 is studying the passage of the 19th amendment with the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections Fellowship.
Alan Fang ’20 discusses his novel in progress about interconnected people crossing pivotal moments of Chinese history.
Valerie Gomez ’21, has contributed to pivotal research on multiciliated cells with the Holland Lab.
Writing Seminars student Dominique Dickey is working on a book project about science fiction from a nonbinary gender perspective.
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.
Catch up with alumnus Colin Camerer, Behavioral Economist.
Krieger school alumni to watch.
Alumni to watch in spring 2020 including Emma Needle, Reecha Pandya and Nhan Tran.
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.