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Issue: Fall 2017, Volume 15, Number 1


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Beyond the Elements

To meet our voracious demand for faster computers, clearer communications, and cheaper energy, Tyrel McQueen and his team are working to create smaller, lighter, tougher stuff.

Bits, Bytes, Blogs, and Books

Scholars are using digital tools to expand access and find new ways of thinking about the humanities.

The Krieger School at 25

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the naming of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Here we celebrate the legacy of our scholarly inquiry.

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Golden ginkgo leaves blanket the Keyser Quad in October. [Photography by Will Kirk]


Sports Briefs: Fall 2017

News headlines in Hopkins sports.

Faculty Awards

The latest recognitions of our stellar faculty.

Snapshot: From the Office of Jimmy Joe Roche

Take a peek into the world of this lecturer in the Program in Film and Media Studies, who teaches courses in video and sound production.

$150 Million Gift to Foster Civil Discourse

The gift establishes the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University as an academic and public forum bringing together experts from a range of fields.

News Briefs: Fall 2017

More stories of note from around the Krieger School.

3-D microscope Gives Scientists a Clearer View

A new, three-dimensional microscope allows university researchers like Audrey Branch unprecedented views of organs, tissue, and even live specimens.

New Bloomberg Professors Named

The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships are the centerpiece of the university’s focus on strengthening its “capacity for faculty-led interdisciplinary collaboration.”

Seen and Heard

Look who’s talking: Krieger School faculty quoted in the media.

In Memoriam

We remember J. Woodford “Woody” Howard Jr., professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science, and Carl F. Christ, a professor in the Department of Economics.


Works in Progress (Fall 2017)

A glimpse at ongoing faculty research.


Tell Me About (Fall 2017)

Three faculty members, one question.

More Faculty Books

New publications from Krieger School faculty.

Snapshot: From the Office of Jimmy Joe Roche

Take a peek into the world of this lecturer in the Program in Film and Media Studies, who teaches courses in video and sound production.

Mobtown’s Charmed History

In Baltimore: A Political History Matthew Crenson looks at the manifold forces that influenced and impeded city government for more than 300 years.

Student Research

Field Notes

Undergraduates on the path to discovery discuss their research.

Tracks: Isaac Morales

Following the moves of a wrestler and Hopkins advocate.


Syllabus: Risky Business

In Sex, Drugs, and Dynamic Optimization: The Economics of Risky Behavior, students explore how people make decisions, a component of microeconomics.

Major Infatuation: Neuroscience

Students tell us why they love their major.


Curriculum Vitae: Caleb Deschanel

Caleb Deschanel, award-winning cinematographer and film/television director

Art Smart

Peggy Fogelman ’83 is the director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Battling Eviction in Queens

Sateesh Nori ’97 is the attorney-in-charge of the Queens Neighborhood Office of the Legal Aid Society.

Alumni to Watch: Fall 2017

Two have been chosen as Wallace Stegner Fellows and two others recognized as “40 Under 40.” Our alumni are going places.

Alumni Kudos: Fall 2017

A round of applause for what our alumni have accomplished.

Pho Sure

Karen Cheng ’94 is the co-founder of Star Anise Foods, which makes authentic Vietnamese dishes available in grocery stores.

On Campus

Global Perspectives on Public Health

Public Health Studies students study abroad in South Africa, where they take classes and work with non-profit organizations.

By the Numbers: Fall 2017

Meet the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences class of 2021.

Five Questions: Alanna Shanahan

Alanna Shanahan was appointed Director of Athletics and Recreation in July 2016.