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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 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.

Media Advisory: Volunteers to Clean the ‘Cathedral of Books’

Reporters are invited to cover Friday’s annual cleaning of the George Peabody Library, Baltimore’s “Cathedral of Books,” by a crew of library staff and volunteers.

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.

Exhibit Explores Art and Artifice Behind History’s Greatest Fabrications

The 70 items on display at the George Peabody Library explore the phenomenon of forgery as a creative, as well as destructive literary form, and illustrate the tricks of the forger’s trade—and some of its most disastrous consequences—through materials that range from biblical and Greco-Roman antiquity up to the early decades of the 20th century.

Sheridan Libraries Open ‘The Dawn of Neurosurgery’ Exhibition Highlighting Rare Books Related to Early Attempts to Understand the Brain in Renaissance Europe

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.

Eureka! Sheridan Libraries Open Exhibition of Rare Books Related to Science and Discovery

The Sheridan Libraries at The Johns Hopkins University announce the opening of Eureka!: Rare Books in the History of Scientific Discovery at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore. Spanning more than 2,500 years of scientific breakthroughs and including books that date from the late 15th century to the mid 20th century, Eureka! contains highlights from the Dr. Elliott and Eileen Hinkes Collection of Rare Books in the History of Science.

Sheridan Libraries Receive $1.054 M Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Sheridan Libraries have been awarded a $1.054 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to renew the Heritage Science for Conservation (HSC) Project. The project, which serves as a bridge between the art and science of conservation, is based in the Libraries’ Department of Conservation and Preservation and is run in close collaboration with the Whiting School of Engineering.

Senate Confirms Dean Winston Tabb’s Appointment to National Museum and Library Services Board

The United States Senate this week confirmed the appointment of Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins, to the National Museum and Library Services Board.