Issue: Spring 2014, Volume 11, Number 2
JHU’s student athletes balance rigorous academics with demanding sports… and they love it.
In a CLASS By Itself
Astrophysics team is building a new telescope to study origins of the universe
From challenged neighborhoods in Baltimore to the steamy banks of Uganda’s Lake Victoria, the Krieger School’s public health students are working to improve lives.
This Egyptian limestone relief of a crocodile resides in the Krieger School’s Archaeological Museum.
Sheridan Libraries Acquire John Barth Collection
The John Barth Collection documents the creative output and career of Professor Emeritus John Barth, the American fiction writer, essayist, and teacher.
Bloomberg Professors to Address World Problems
The first Bloomberg Distinguished Professors have arrived in the School of Arts and Sciences with a mandate to foster collaboration across Johns Hopkins’ many divisions.
Newman Named Provost at UMass Amherst
Katherine Newman, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Glenn Schwartz, the Whiting Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, talks about how civil unrest can affect fieldwork.
“A Silicon Valley of the Arts”
Unveiling plans to transform the Parkway Theatre into a vibrant headquarters for advanced film studies, filmmaking, film screening, and creative entrepreneurship.
Tapping into Big Data
The secrets of hundreds of millions of galaxies and stars are stored in a humming, whirring computer-filled room on the first floor of the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy.
Renowned Electronic Musician Joins Krieger School Faculty
Thomas Dolby, known in some circles for his hit song “She Blinded Me With Science,” has been named the Krieger School’s first Homewood Professor of the Arts.
Exploring the Depths of Mathematics and Philosophy
Caleb Baechtold ’16 came to Johns Hopkins thinking he knew exactly what he wanted to do. It took just one class for that to change.
Finding the Silence
An award-winning veteran journalist and public radio reporter, Joanne Silberner ’77 has tackled the toughest stories.
Field of Dreams—and Stats
Rany Jazayerli’s ’95 analytical approach has added a whole new dimension to the world of professional baseball.
Making Medieval Art Come Alive
C. Griffith Mann ’02 (PhD), is the Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Prescription for Community Health
Aletha Maybank ’96, an assistant health commissioner in New York City, is a pediatrician by training but mostly works as a preventive/public health physician.
Learning from History
Political science professor Steven Teles teaches a class called Policy Errors, Mistakes and Disasters: Learning from Failure.
Katherine Newman’s new book is a penetrating and poignant exploration of race, prosperity, class, identity, and the shifting soil of hope, 20 years after the first free election.
Olivia Schieber '14: Soldiers of South Korea
Olivia Schieber had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Korean nationals about their military experience—information that is typically only found in Korean.
Chris Hynes '14: A Question of Morality
Chris Hynes, a double major in mathematics and philosophy, explores competing views of morality.
Kelsey Champagne '15: History Detective
Kelsey Champagne’s work meticulously creates a micro-history of a little known historical figure, Solomon Aldred.
Shanna Murray '14: Mapping Language
Shanna Murray’s research lies at the intersection of her two majors: cognitive science and Romance languages.
Katherine Robinson '14: Refugee Assimilation
Katherine Robinson has been observing and interviewing members of Baltimore’s Nepali-Bhutanese refugee community to help promote smoother integration for future populations.
Paul Sungbae Park '15: Listening to the Deaf
Anthropology major Paul Park wanted to better understand members of the deaf community and how they communicate.
Jordan Hoffman '14: The Secret Lives of Proteins
Jordan Hoffman’s project focuses on protein folding and protein energetics.