Issue: Spring 2021, Volume 18, Number 2
Exoplanets 101: Hopkins scientists explain how planets outside of our solar system are created and discovered—and whether life might exist on them.
The Second Commission on Undergraduate Education aims to reshape the Hopkins undergraduate experience.
Historian Nathan D. Connolly investigates the brick wall of race, class, and real estate.
A profusion of spring tulips greets visitors to the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. [Photo by Will Kirk]
Six highlights from Johns Hopkins sports this year.
Peek into fiber artist (and Center for Visual Arts instructor) Sasha Baskin’s home studio.
Our professors talk about books.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences faculty won more than 30 awards over the last semester.
How Christopher S. Celenza, James N. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School, is beginning to shape the future of the School in his first year.
Betsy M. Bryan on her team’s discovery of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian city.
Nicholas Papperige on establishing social distancing policies.
Jeff Coller, a groundbreaking genetics researcher, has joined Johns Hopkins University as the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of RNA Biology and Therapeutics.
Faculty and emeritus faculty we lost in spring 2021.
Martha S. Jones on the first Black, female vice president.
A team of Krieger School professors was awarded a $4.4 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a humanities-based project focused on the history of racism in higher education and preserving Black history.
Assistant Professor Thomas Kempa uses chemistry as a tool to sculpt nano and quantum materials, known as “flatland” materials.
Emily Anderson, assistant professor of classics, and her team of 11 students are examining how and why the arrival of Ancient Greek and Minoan replicas made a splash in late 19th- and early 20th-century Baltimore, and how it impacted the identity of the ancient cultures.
Faculty books published in Spring 2021.
Niloofar Haeri, professor of anthropology and chair of the Krieger School’s Program in Islamic Studies, talks about her book In her latest work, Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer & Poetry in Iran.
Sophomore Lauren Maytin spent summer 2020 developing and analyzing a survey on digital contract tracing for people ages 18 to 24.
Junior Wesley Ravich on his work in pediatric oncology and cellular immunotherapy.
Junior Sarah Elbasheer is studying Asian and Middle Eastern contributions to the history of science and medicine.
Junior Johnny Saldana is finding and analyzing financial trends with large datasets, trying to find new ways to monitor stock movements.
Students created hand-drawn characters and videos for Karen Yasinsky’s Animating Cartoons course last semester.
Students tell us why they love being Physics and Astronomy majors.
Focus on Bill Henry ’92, Baltimore City comptroller.
Nicole Gaudelli’s work in gene editing technology is helping to change the way genetic diseases are treated.
Alumni won spots on the Forbes “30 under 30” list and the Donald Justice Poetry Prize.
Alumni accomplishments in spring 2021.
Caleb McDaniel ’06 PhD won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for History with his book “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America”.
Stephen Greenspan ’62 on his career in research on gullibility.
Five questions with Jessie Martin, assistant dean for academic advising.
Stats on how the spring 2021 semester went while still dealing with COVID-19.
Then and Now: Gilman Hall and the Beach.
Johns Hopkins’ students volunteer at the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium in downtown Baltimore.