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Issue: Spring 2016, Volume 13, Number 2


Gray Matters

Hopkins professors are equipping undergraduate students with the analytical tools they need to navigate through the ethical dilemmas of today—and tomorrow.

Can Data Save Our Cities?

Last year, a team from Hopkins began meeting with mayors across the country to help solve their most pressing urban issues. The results have been encouraging. The solution? Data.

The Craft of Writing

The Hopkins Review is a contender in the wide world of literary journals.


Sunset viewed from the south/southwest corner of the front entrance to Gilman Hall.


$10 Million Gift Creates Humanities Institute

This gift—the largest ever to Johns Hopkins exclusively for the support of the humanities—establishes the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute.

New Hope for Heart Disease Patients

Bristol-Myers Squibb recently purchased Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, a company co-founded by John Toscano, vice dean for natural sciences and a chemistry professor.

The Art of the Book

Book Arts Baltimore is an informal partnership among local institutions whose goal is to celebrate artists’ books and book arts with courses, lectures, and exhibitions.

Snapshot: From the Office of María Portuondo

Take a peek into the world of this history of science and technology professor, who also happens to be an electrical engineer.

A New PARADIM in Crystal Growth

Johns Hopkins University is establishing a cutting-edge crystal growth facility as part of a national research project to revolutionize technology.

A Roadmap to Diversity

In an effort to address race, diversity, and equity across Johns Hopkins, President Ronald J. Daniels issued a comprehensive report called the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Big Ideas

More Faculty Books

New publications from Krieger School faculty.

Tell Me About (Spring 2016)

Three faculty members, one question.

Syllabus: Seeing Stars

Not every Nobel laureate chooses to teach an entry-level science course that includes freshmen, but Professor Adam Riess does it every year.

Cervantes: No One-Hit Wonder

William Egginton’s new book on Cervantes arrives in bookstores just in time for the 400th anniversary of the Spanish writer’s death.

Student Digest

They’ve Got It in the Bag

The President’s Day of Service inspires hundreds of Johns Hopkins students, faculty, and staff to spend a day giving back to the community.

Major Infatuation: Biophysics

Students tell us why they love their major, in three sentences or less.


Curriculum Vitae: Daniel Weiss

Daniel Weiss, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

On the Financial Frontlines

Marc Hochstein ’94 is editor-in-chief of “American Banker.”

Navigating the History of the Navy

Kristina Giannotta ’03 (PhD) is branch head of histories for the Histories and Archives Division of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

Casting an Independent Shadow

Sunday “Sunny” Boling ’99 is a Hollywood casting director.