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This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.

 

Baltimore Students to Take ‘Wakanda Challenge’ at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Event

At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the nation’s largest gathering of black elected officials, about 100 students from Baltimore City’s Dunbar High School will participate in an event called the STEAM Revolt Youth Workshop: Wakanda Design Challenge. In this interactive contest, students, who are part of Dunbar’s P-TECH college prep program, will create a new Avengers superhero with ties to African culture.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2018 Fulbright Grant Winners

Sixteen Johns Hopkins University students and recent graduates have been awarded grants, earning the chance to travel abroad to study, teach and conduct research.

Graphic Novelist Carol Tyler to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Carol Tyler, the acclaimed creator of the graphic trilogy You’ll Never Know, will speak at Johns Hopkins University.

Art Meets Science at New Johns Hopkins Exhibit

The latest exhibit in a program that brings together artists and scientists opens at Johns Hopkins University.

‘Race at the Movies’ Expert Available

Mark Christian Thompson, a Johns Hopkins University English professor who this semester taught a course “Race at the Movies,” is available to talk to reporters looking for movie analysis and award-season commentary.

JHU Students to Recreate 18th or 19th Century Desserts

Like The Great British Baking Show or the Cake Wrecks blog? Johns Hopkins University students enrolled in a new intersession course called “Cooking the Books” will experience a bit of both this week as they try to recreate desserts from 18th or 19th century recipes.

Wall Street’s Bill Miller Commits Record $75 Million to Philosophy Department

Legendary investor William H. “Bill” Miller III has committed a record $75 million to the Johns Hopkins University Department of Philosophy, believed to be by far the largest ever to a university philosophy program.

Johns Hopkins Scientists Explain Rudolph, Grinch, Scrooge

This festive season, Johns Hopkins University researchers dug deep into their reserves of scientific expertise to explain how these unexplainable plot lines in holiday classics like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Grinch That Stole Christmas, and A Christmas Carol just might be (almost) (possibly) possible.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Painter Amy Sherald to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Award-winning painter Amy Sherald will speak at Johns Hopkins University. The talk is free and open to the public.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Preview for “Bibliomania: 150 Years of Collecting Rare Books at the George Peabody Library”

This is the first major exhibition to showcase some of the rarest and most spectacular treasures of the George Peabody Library, which was founded in 1857 by Baltimore tycoon George Peabody. Many of the extraordinary exhibit items will be on display to the public for the first time.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2017 President’s Reading Series

Johns Hopkins University will welcome eight noted authors to the Homewood campus for the annual President’s Reading Series.

Johns Hopkins Launches Effort to Improve Civic Engagement

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has committed $150 million to Johns Hopkins University to forge new ways to address the deterioration of civic engagement worldwide.

Illustrator Barry Blitt to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Barry Blitt will speak Monday April 3 at Johns Hopkins University.

Homewood Museum Director/curator Named

Julia Rose has been appointed the new Director and Curator of Homewood Museum. Rose is currently the director of the West Baton Rouge Museum and an adjunct instructor in museum studies at Louisiana State University. She will begin her new role at Johns Hopkins University on June 1.

ADVISORY: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers Exhibit Opens With Visit From One Soldier’s Granddaughter and Captain’s Great-grandson

Dec. 7, 2016 CONTACT: Jill Rosen Office: 443-997-9906 Cell: 443-547-8805 jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps WHAT: Seventeen Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers, portrays the faces of 17 African-American soldiers, including one from Baltimore, who served under Captain William A. Prickitt, who recorded the faces of each man in a miniature photo album. Artist Shayne Davidson researched […]

Painter Catherine Kehoe to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Boston-based painter Catherine Kehoe will present slides and discuss her work on Thursday, October 27 at Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins Opens Major Exhibit on Edgar Allan Poe

The Enigmatic Edgar A. Poe in Baltimore & Beyond features highlights from the Susan Jaffe Tane Collection of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the finest private collections of Poe materials in the world.

19 Awarded Fulbrights at Johns Hopkins

A record number of Johns Hopkins University students and recent graduates – 19 – have been named Fulbright Scholars, earning the opportunity to travel abroad to such places as Peru, Malaysia and Spain to study, teach and conduct research.

Johns Hopkins Joins Effort to Teach Math, Science Through Music

Music can make you want to dance, sing and clap your hands, but can it also make you want to learn math? A Johns Hopkins University professor of applied mathematics hopes so.

Johns Hopkins Film Incubator Aims to Empower New Baltimore Voices

Aspiring visual artists in Baltimore will have access to the expertise and connections of top filmmakers and executives through a new program launching at Johns Hopkins University.

$10 Million Gift Establishes Institute for the Humanities

Philanthropist Elizabeth Grass Weese and her brother, Roger Grass have committed $10 million to advance humanities scholarship and teaching at the Johns Hopkins University and to promote literature, art, philosophy, history and other cultural studies in Baltimore and the wider community. The gift is the largest ever to Johns Hopkins exclusively for the support of the humanities.

Johns Hopkins Art Historian Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Mitchell B. Merback, a Johns Hopkins University art historian, is among 178 prominent scholars to win 2016 Fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Cartoonist Ben Katchor to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Award-winning cartoonist and graphic novelist Ben Katchor will present an illustrated lecture on his work Monday April 4 at Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins to Put Cameras in Hands of Baltimore Youth

Young people in Baltimore City will have a chance to express themselves creatively and build their resumes with the launch of Johns Hopkins University’s youth filmmaking program.

JHU Opens Major Exhibition Celebrating Author John Barth

The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries’ new exhibition on John Barth offers visitors a kind of funhouse experience devoted to exploring the author’s life and legacy.