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Issue: Spring 2013, Volume 10, Number 2


Clued In

Krieger School paleoclimatologists rely on a variety of tools—from isotopes to ocean temperature—to parse the past in order to shed light on Earth’s future.

All Under One Roof

It's Coming...and It's BIG!

Learning Along the Lifespan

Throughout the Krieger School, researchers work to unlock the brain’s secrets.


Quotable: Michael Bloomberg

In January, the University announced a record-setting alumni donation: philanthropist and New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s $350 million gift.

Adopt an Object

Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum offers an Adopt-an-Object program.

The Quotidian Life

Taylor Colvin ’14 points out the similarities between Charm City and the City of Light.

Seeds of Hope in Iraq

Army Major Donald Makay co-founded Iraqi Hope Foundation, which aims to honor the fallen and offer young Iraqis a future.

Lights! Camera!…Physics!

David Kaplan, a theoretical physicist, is making a full-length feature film about the Large Hadron Collider.

New Route to Medical School

Students aspiring to medical school now have another post-baccalaureate option available to them.

Building Bridges to Boost the Arts and Humanities

JHU has been awarded three grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a new interdisciplinary program in music.

Freshman Class

The Academy at Johns Hopkins, a new institute for advanced study for retired Krieger School professors, has announced its first class.

Nine Krieger School Professors Named Fellows of American Mathematical Society

The program aims to spotlight mathematicians whose peers see them as the best minds in the field.

Dark Doings

Two Johns Hopkins astrophysicists have been appointed to the Euclid Consortium.

Mourning Steven Muller

Johns Hopkins University President Emeritus Steven Muller died January 19, 2013. He was 85.


Violence Claims Life of Young Diplomat

The Krieger School community mourns the untimely loss of Anne Smedinghoff ’09, a U.S. diplomat who was killed April 6 during a suicide bomber attack in Afghanistan.

Trying to Build Bridges with Syria

In January 2011, Robert Stephen Ford ’80 became the first U.S. ambassador to Syria in more than five years.

An Eye on Gender and Health

Janine Austin Clayton ’84 was recently appointed director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health.

Cutting Through the Noise of News

As managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, Marc Duvoisin ’77 oversees all news departments.


Drawing on Art

Craig Hankin ’76, director of Homewood Art Workshops, talks about why the arts play a critical role at a major research university.

Science of Learning Institute

The website for the Science of Learning Institute illustrates its mission to understand the nature of learning at all levels.

Enthusiasm Awakened

Hopkins’ Archaeological Museum remains dedicated to providing “tangible” inspiration for student research.

Telling an Untold Story

Professor Benjamin Ginsberg’s new book addresses the question, “How come the Jews didn’t resist the Nazis?”

Finding Truth in Family Fictions

Sociology Professor Katrina Bell McDonald’s course The African-American Family culminates with the Black Family Saga project.


Creating Health Care Opportunities in Poor Nations

he fieldwork of Sminu Bose ’12 took her to India and Cambodia.

Searching for Etruscan Children

Marie Nicole Coscolluela’s research considers the life of Etruscan children.

Healing the City’s Wounded

Lisa Smith ’13 conducts surveys about wound care on the mobile van of the Baltimore City Needle Exchange Program.

Poetic Justice

The recipient of a Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award, Grady Stevens embarked on an extensive study of influential ancient Greek thinkers Homer, Hesiod, and Plato.