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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.

 

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.

Affirmation of Leading Research Universities’ Commitment to Progress on Climate Change

Johns Hopkins University has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability and mitigating the effects of climate change, joining 11 other leading research colleges and universities.

ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Commencement Set for May 24

About 1,500 students will claim their degrees Wednesday, May 24, at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University’s divisions and campuses. Journalist Frank Bruni, whose 22-year career at The New York Times has included stints as White House correspondent, restaurant critic, and now columnist, will be the speaker.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2017 Fulbright Grant Winners

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

Homewood Undergraduate Tuition to Increase 3.5 Percent, Financial Aid 9 Percent

Tuition for full-time liberal arts and engineering undergraduates at the Johns Hopkins University will rise 3.5 percent this fall while financial aid supporting those students increases a projected 9 percent to a record $99 million.

MEDIA ADVISORY: JHU to Host Panel Discussion on Economic Inclusion and the Private Sector

Leading national and local voices on economic inclusion will gather at Johns Hopkins University to discuss the role of the private sector in expanding opportunity, including specific policies and strategies that have been implemented in Baltimore and elsewhere

Ridge Named Vice President for Communications

Susan Ridge, the chief marketing officer at Save the Children, has been appointed vice president for communications of the Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

An award-winning journalist, a trailblazing university president, the nation’s top librarian, an inspiration for the movie Hidden Figures, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, and a Johns Hopkins alumnus whose generous philanthropy has had an indelible impact on the lives of JHU students, will receive Johns Hopkins University honorary degrees this year.

Whose Line is it Anyway? New Hopkins Class Teaches Engineers to Think on Their Feet

Offered for the first time this semester, “Improvisation for Scientists and Engineers” uses lessons borrowed from theater classes to help such students hone their off-the-cuff verbal skills and develop poise in front of groups – valued skills in the professional world.

Students Engineer Solutions for Baltimore Problems

See how Baltimore students would use science to help their neighborhoods – the capstone to a five-year pilot program for science, technology, engineering and math education

Johns Hopkins Engineering Students Customize Stroller for Syrian Child with Special Needs

In an effort to enhance his quality of life, undergraduate engineering students from Johns Hopkins University have customized a stroller for a local child with special needs, adding improvements that will make mobility simpler and safer for him and his family.

Columnist Frank Bruni to Give Commencement Address

March 28, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jill Rosen Office: 443-997-9906 Cell: 443-547-8805 jrosen@jhu.edu Journalist Frank Bruni, whose 22-year career at The New York Times has included stints as White House correspondent, restaurant critic and now columnist, will speak at the Johns Hopkins University’s commencement ceremony on Wednesday May 24. A wide-ranging opinion writer who […]

Christopher Morphew Named Dean of Education

Christopher C. Morphew, an experienced academic leader and prominent scholar at the University of Iowa College of Education, has been appointed dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

Change-makers Admitted to Johns Hopkins Class of 2021

The Johns Hopkins University has admitted 2,542 students to the Class of 2021 — civic leaders, social activists, and young people already making a mark on their world.

Illustrator Barry Blitt to Speak at Johns Hopkins

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

JHU Museums Spring Calendar Highlights

March 13, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Heather Stalfort Office: 410-516-8329 Cell: 443-794-9164 hestalfort@jhu.edu TREASURES OF CHINESE EXPORT ART AT HOMEWOOD MUSEUM On view through Apr. 2, 2017 Location: Homewood Museum Cost: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or by advance arrangement. The first American ship to […]

Johns Hopkins Makes Progress in Goal to Build, Hire and Buy Locally

The Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System hired 304 workers from Baltimore’s distressed neighborhoods and campus-area communities and committed $55.5 million of construction project spending with minority- and women-owned or disadvantaged businesses in the first year of their HopkinsLocal initiative, according to a progress report released today.

MEDIA ADVISORY: HopkinsLocal One-Year Progress Report

Ronald J. Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University and Ronald R. Peterson, President of the Health System and Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will discuss the progress that has been made with HopkinsLocal, the initiative developed by Johns Hopkins to promote its commitment to build, hire and buy locally.

Panel at Johns Hopkins to Discuss Social Identity Issues

The next event in the JHU Forums on Race in America will feature a panel of scholars and activists discussing how the recognition of multiple, overlapping social identities has a powerful effect on individuals’ daily lives and social movements.

Perlioni Named Johns Hopkins Chief Investment Officer

Jason T. Perlioni, chief investment officer of Pritzker Group Asset Management, has been appointed vice president, investments, and chief investment officer of the 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.

President, Wife, Create Student Aid Endowment

Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and his wife, faculty member Joanne Rosen, are establishing a $1 million financial aid endowment for undergraduates at the university who are among the first in their families to attend college.

Composer Michael Hersch Wins $250,000 President’s Frontier Award

Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute composer and pianist Michael Hersch, whose groundbreaking work has been performed worldwide, has won the university’s 2017 President’s Frontier Award, an honor that comes with $250,000 for research and innovation.

Message from the President and Provost Regarding Federal Immigration Action

Johns Hopkins University leaders sent an email message on Saturday, Jan. 28, in response to the executive order on immigration issued a day earlier by President Donald Trump.

Pussy Riot Co-founder to Speak at JHU

Activist Nadya Tolokonnikova — a founding member of the all-female, anti-Putin, punk rock artist collective Pussy Riot — will speak at Johns Hopkins University.