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Issue: Fall 2014, Volume 12, Number 1


First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage…Not So Fast.

Hopkins researchers shatter long-held beliefs about families in America.

Past in the Present

New university project engages students, faculty, staff, and alumni to uncover gems from Johns Hopkins’ rich history.

In Plain Air

Outdoor painting was the order of business during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Homewood Art Workshops, now known as the Center for Visual Arts.

To the Bat Lab!

Researcher Cindy Moss is looking to these furry nocturnal creatures for clues that could improve navigation for the blind, make aircraft safer, and more.


Confront Climate Change Now

Cindy Parker, director of the Krieger School’s Global Environmental Change and Sustainability Program, and Raychel Santo ’13, a GECS major, explore the impact of climate change on health.

Interim Dean Named

In July, Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels named Beverly Wendland, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, interim dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

New Bloomberg Professors Taking on Global Challenges

The second cohort of Bloomberg Distinguished Professors was announced this past summer, and two of the three will be part of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Of Biology and Daylilies

Graduate student Elliot Turkiew’s area of study is molecular and cell biology. He’s also an avid grower of award-winning daylilies.

Physics Faculty Garner Big Awards

This has been a banner semester for the Krieger School’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, as several of its faculty members have received major grants and awards.

Part-time Graduate Programs Expand

The Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs is offering three new part-time graduate degrees and/or certificates in the areas of science writing, intelligence, and government analytics.

From the Dean's Desk: Giving Back

In the few months that I have had the privilege of serving as the Krieger School’s interim dean, I have realized that, in addition to being a community of dedicated and hardworking scholars who maximize our scholarship through helping each other, members of the Johns Hopkins family are similarly generous with their time outside the […]

President's Day of Service

On October 11, 2014, more than 1,000 members of the Johns Hopkins community participated in the sixth annual President’s Day of Service.

Building a Sense of Accessibility

Writing Seminars major Kylie Sharkey ’16 explores the next big thing in academic and cultured circles: the digital humanities.

New Faculty

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences welcomed new faculty members in 2014, with expertise in areas ranging from macroeconomics to Mars. Here is a brief introduction to them: Biology James Taylor , Ralph S. O’Connor Associate Professor, received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and most recently taught at Emory University. Research: regulation […]


Safe Travels

Damien Newton ’99 is editor and founder of Streetsblog Los Angeles, a nonprofit news site that addresses livable street issues and transportation policies.

The Passionate Non-Partisan

Deborah Jeffrey ’82 serves as inspector general of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the nation’s largest grant maker for service and volunteering.

Filling a (Dental) Need

Peter Fuentes ’01 founded Dental Groups of New Jersey, which now includes five dental practices, several in poverty-challenged, underserved cities.

The Horror! The Horror!

Paul Harris Boardman ’89 doesn’t scare easily, but he knows how to terrify people. In fact, he does it for a living.


Finding Fitzgerald

John Irwin’s new book, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction: “An Almost Theatrical Innocence,” was published earlier this year by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Clear Thinking About Brain Injuries

Linda Gorman’s upper-level undergraduate course Brain Injury and Recovery of Function is designed to keep students on the cutting edge of the field.

Krieger School Awarded Department of Education Grant

The $960,000 grant of Title VI funding will be used to support undergraduate and graduate students who are studying modern foreign languages and international studies.


Kelly Lampayan ’15: Starry-eyed

Kelly Lampayan is studying a large sample of galaxies that are known to host radio-quiet quasars, some of the most remote and powerful objects in our universe.

Victoria Huang '15: The Secret Life of Genes

Victoria Huang’s research is on a method of curative gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder that affects about 1 in 3,600 male infants.

Maria Garcia '15: Back to the Garden

international studies major Maria Garcia is studying how communities in Baltimore and Copenhagen work with—or change—their municipal policies to expand their access to land for sustainable projects.

Justin Falcone '15: Under the Volcano

A summer spent in Sicily observing Mount Etna was the catalyst for Justin Falcone’s interest in how environmental forces impact the variable most associated with sustainable development.

Danielle Gilbert '15: Incan Ingenuity

Danielle Gilbert, an archaeology and English double major with a minor in museums and society, traveled to Peru to study Inca architecture and to work on an archaeological excavation.

Eric Ryberg '15: Rock On

Eric Ryberg is working in the Stable Isotope Lab to establish a new method for investigating past climates by using isotopes of oxygen atoms of rainwater.

Carrie Resnick '15: On the Campaign Trail

Political science major Carrie Resnick is studying the campaigns of female gubernatorial candidates, focusing on how women’s issues play in their campaigns.

Jenny "Em" Mitchell '15: Mormon Stories

Psychology major Jenny Mitchell’s research looks closely at sexuality and gender issues in the Mormon Church.