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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 Commencement Set for May 18

About 1,500 students will claim their degrees Wednesday, May 18, at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University’s divisions and campuses.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2016 Honorary Degree Recipients

An award-winning novelist, a Nobel Prize winner and Maryland’s first woman to become an administrative Circuit Court judge are among eight distinguished achievers who will receive Johns Hopkins University honorary degrees this year.

Spike Lee to Give Commencement Address

Filmmaker Spike Lee, whose acclaimed works including Do The Right Thing and Jungle Fever have challenged assumptions about race and prejudice, will speak at the Johns Hopkins University’s commencement ceremony on May 18.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Commencement May 21

About 7,000 students will claim their degrees at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University’s divisions and campuses.

Special Graduation Scheduled for JHU’s NCAA Lacrosse, Track Athletes

MEDIA ADVISORY: The university will hold a special graduation ceremony for athletes who will miss Thursday’s commencement because of NCAA championship competition.

Johns Hopkins Commencement Set for May 21

About 7,000 students will claim their degrees Thursday, May 21, at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University’s divisions and campuses.

Johns Hopkins University Announces 2015 Honorary Degree Recipients

A longtime Maryland congressman, an acclaimed pianist and a leader in the fight against infectious diseases, are among eight distinguished achievers who will receive Johns Hopkins University honorary degrees this year.

Pixar’s Ed Catmull to Give Commencement Address

Ed Catmull, a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, a computer scientist responsible for groundbreaking movie blockbusters like Toy Story and a winner of five Academy Awards, will speak at the Johns Hopkins University’s commencement exercises on Thursday, May 21.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Commencement May 22

About 1,500 students will claim their degrees at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University’s divisions and campuses. Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, will be the featured speaker.

Johns Hopkins Commencement Set For May 22

About 1,500 students will claim their degrees Thursday, May 22, at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University’s divisions and campuses.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and the woman and her lawyer who took the fight for marriage rights to the Supreme Court are among seven distinguished achievers who will receive Johns Hopkins University honorary degrees this year.

YouTube Boss To Deliver Johns Hopkins Commencement Address

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, will address graduates of Johns Hopkins University at commencement on May 22, 2014. Named one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business,” one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women,” and one of Vanity Fair’s 50 “leading innovators [that] shake the foundations of their industries,” Wojcicki became head of the video-sharing powerhouse earlier this year.

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins University Commencement Ceremony

The 137th academic year at The Johns Hopkins University has come to a close, and with that ending, new beginnings will be launched at a university-wide commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 23.

Johns Hopkins University Commencement, Thursday, May 23

The event will take place, rain or shine, from 8:40 a.m. to approximately noon on Thursday, May 23, on Homewood Field. The ceremony will feature remarks from President Ronald J. Daniels and a speech by Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, the conferring of all degrees, and the bestowing of honorary degrees.

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa to speak at Johns Hopkins’ Commencement Ceremony

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, a renowned neuroscientist and neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will be the featured speaker at the university’s Thursday, May 23, commencement ceremony. He will address graduates from all Johns Hopkins schools at the morning university-wide event at the Homewood campus at which their degrees are officially conferred.

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins University Commencement ceremony

The 136th academic year at The Johns Hopkins University has come to a close, and with that ending, thousands of new beginnings will be launched at a university-wide commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24.

Johns Hopkins University Commencement, Thursday, May 24

Samuel J. Palmisano, chairman of the board of IBM and chair of IBM’s executive committee, will return this spring to his alma mater as the featured speaker at this year’s university-wide commencement ceremony for graduates from all divisions and campuses of The Johns Hopkins University. The event will take place, rain or shine, from 8:40 a.m. to approximately noon on Thursday, May 24, on Homewood Field.

IBM’s Sam Palmisano to speak at Johns Hopkins University’s Commencement Ceremony

Sam Palmisano, chairman of the board of IBM and chair of IBM’s executive committee, will return this spring to his alma mater, the Johns Hopkins University, as the featured speaker at the university-wide commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24. A former university trustee, Palmisano will also receive an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters during the ceremony, which is for graduates from all divisions and campuses.

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins University Commencement ceremony

Johns Hopkins University will close its 135th academic year with a spirited university-wide Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 26, when all degrees will be officially conferred upon the class of 2011. The day begins promptly at 8:40 a.m., rain or shine when thousands of students from the university’s nine academic divisions will march onto Homewood Field.

Johns Hopkins University Commencement, Thursday, May 26

Speakers include Fareed Zakaria of TIME Magazine and CNN, Joshua Sharfstein of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, singer Marni Nixon, and Sesame Workshop president and CEO Gary Knell.

Special commencement held for athletes headed to college world series, tennis championship

Fourteen Johns Hopkins University student-athletes, 13 baseball players and one member of the men’s tennis team, received their diplomas Tuesday, May 25 in a special commencement ceremony.

President Ronald J. Daniels presented the graduates their diplomas in the Hodson Hall board of trustees meeting room on the Homewood Campus.

ADVISORY: JHU Schedules Special Graduation for Athletes Headed to World Series, Tennis Championships

The Johns Hopkins University has scheduled a special graduation ceremony for 12 seniors on the Blue Jay baseball team and one on the men’s tennis team. Tuesday, May 25, 5:30 p.m., board of trustees meeting room, Hodson Hall, Homewood campus.

Johns Hopkins University Commencement, May 27

Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York City and a Johns Hopkins alumnus and former chair of the board of trustees, will be this year’s speaker at a single ceremony for graduates from all divisions and campuses of The Johns Hopkins University.