The exhibition contains highlights from the world’s foremost private collection of Renaissance books, charting the prehistory of what we now call neurosurgery, and was guest curated by the collector Dr. Eugene S. Flamm.
Recent news from The Johns Hopkins University
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.
Sheridan Libraries Open ‘The Dawn of Neurosurgery’ Exhibition Highlighting Rare Books Related to Early Attempts to Understand the Brain in Renaissance Europe
October – December 2013 Exhibition & Programming Highlights
Actor and comedian Craig Robinson, who played Darryl the Dunder Mifflin paper company warehouse manager for nine seasons on The Office, will lead off the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus.
Also scheduled to visit Homewood this fall are Jon Favreau, former director of speechwriting for President Barack Obama, Wednesday, Oct. 2; Kal Penn, actor and former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Tuesday, Oct. 8; retired CIA intelligence officers Tony and Jonna Mendez (Tony was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Academy Award–winning Argo,) Wednesday, Oct. 16; and former longtime Congressman Ron Paul, Friday, Nov. 1.
Linda Greenhouse, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, is the featured speaker for The Johns Hopkins University’s ninth annual Constitutional Forum on Constitution Day, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m.
The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries will celebrate the acquisition of the Martin L. Millspaugh Papers by hosting a panel discussion featuring Millspaugh, exploring the history and legacy of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Carey Business School’s Harbor East campus in the Legg Mason Building, 100 International Drive.
Spring Fair returns to the Homewood campus Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University is hosting its 10th annual Physics Fair from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, coinciding with the annual Spring Fair celebration on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Events will take place in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy, located on the north end of the campus near Homewood Field.
Cartoonist and graphic novelist Gilbert Hernandez will present a slide talk on his work on Monday, April 15 at The Johns Hopkins University. Hernandez’ talk, “From Funnybooks to Graphic Novels,” will begin at5:30 p.m.in Room 101 of the F. Ross Jones Building,MattinCenter, on the Homewoodcampus at3400 N. Charles St.inBaltimore. A book-signing will follow.
The Sheridan Libraries at The Johns Hopkins University announce the opening of For Love or Money: Art, Commerce & Stephen Crane at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore. The exhibition is drawn from the Wertheim-Frary Collection of Stephen Crane, which covers the writer’s entire career and much of his posthumous legacy.
The Johns Hopkins University Theatre Arts and Studies Program will present “Kick the Can,” a play based on a novel by Jim Lehrer, with curtain times at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 7, 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10. The four performances will be in the John Astin Theatre in the historic Merrick Barn on the university’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
Sudoku has become a worldwide craze, with everyone from middle school students to grandmothers sitting down with sharpened pencil and a puzzle several times a week. Many of the newspapers and magazines that publish Sudoku assure readers that the puzzles have nothing to do with mathematics. But that is simply not true, according to a James Madison University mathematics professor who is coming to Johns Hopkins University in early March to deliver a lecture on that topic.
The annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University is returning to the Homewood campus this month, with several prominent speakers scheduled to appear during the spring semester under the theme, “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line.” Retired Gen. Stanley McChyrstal, who most recently served as commander of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, will open the lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
The Program in Museums and Society, Department of Neuroscience, and Sheridan Libraries at The Johns Hopkins University announce the opening of Please Touch: An Interactive Study on the Neurological Mechanisms of Tactile Aesthetics in the quad-level lobby of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus. Curated by Hannah Weinberg-Wolf, a senior in the David S. Olton Program in Behavioral Biology, this exhibition introduces visitors to the neuroaesthetics of touch and aims to gather useful data from participants.
Karen Peetz, the president of BNY Mellon and the former chairman of the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees, will speak in the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series on Feb. 1, 2013, at the school’s Harbor East campus. Her presentation is titled “Restoring Trust.”
The Johns Hopkins School of Education will host a panel discussion about Maryland’s new statewide curriculum. The forum, “Ready or Not: Here Comes Common Core,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 in Mason Hall Auditorium on the university’s Homewood campus.
Undergraduates from The Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, will present the results of their hands-on work as the curators of the traveling panel exhibit “Jews on the Move: Baltimore and the Suburban Exodus, 1945-1968,” a display of historic images and local stories in Hodson Hall on the university’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. The public is invited to attend the exhibition’s opening night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17., in the second-floor lobby where the exhibit is being displayed.
The Occasional Symphony will be providing the spooky soundtrack to the classic silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on Halloween night in a former church, satisfying its mission to celebrate diverse holidays by performing imaginative concerts at distinctive venues.
Trumpeter and up-and-coming contemporary musician Dontae Winslow will receive the Peabody Conservatory’s 2012 Young Maestro Award today at 6:45 p.m. on the music stage at the Baltimore Book Festival, North Park, Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore.
Painter Lennart Anderson will present a slide talk on his work on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at The Johns Hopkins University. Anderson’s talk, “On Painting,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Arellano Theatre, Levering Hall, on the Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
Stanford Law School professor Pamela S. Karlan will discuss the Supreme Court’s attitude towards the other branches of government and the political process at The Johns Hopkins University’s 2012 Constitutional Forum, held in conjunction with the annual observance of Constitution Day. The forum will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Mason Hall Auditorium.
A Johns Hopkins University senior and her faculty advisor, actor and theater arts professor John Astin, are offering the community the chance to see something unusual: a one-night only performance of an ancient Sanskrit form of theater known as Kudiyattam. The South Indian group Natanakairali will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Shriver Hall Auditorium.
Comedian Seth Meyers will lead off the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at The Johns Hopkins University.
The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2012-13 season. This season celebrates the 30th anniversary of the orchestra and the 20th season with HSO music director Jed Gaylin. All symphonic concerts will be performed in Shriver Hall Auditorium on The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
The Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library, a fine arts museum and contemporary art center housed in a Gilded Age mansion on 26 landscaped acres in North Baltimore, seeks volunteers to be trained as museum guides.