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Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries Acquire the John Barth Collection

John Barth, a National Book Award winner, was a leading figure in the university’s Writing Seminars department, and his work is central to twentieth-century literary history, especially the development of the contemporary novel, the articulation of international postmodernism, and the identity of Maryland’s Eastern Shore in American literature.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Class of 2017 arrives at Johns Hopkins

The No. 1 ranked U.S. water skier. The founder of a sustainable tree farm in Uganda. An opening performer for the band Earth Wind and Fire. A health columnist for Huffpost Teen. An independent filmmaker recognized by the American Film Institute. The creator of a program where corporations donate old computers to disadvantaged schools in India and Sri Lanka.

Meet a few of the students in Johns Hopkins University’s class of 2017.

Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Tuition to Rise 3.5 Percent

Tuition for full-time liberal arts and engineering undergraduates at The Johns Hopkins University will increase 3.5 percent this fall, the smallest percentage increase in 39 years.

Johns Hopkins to Give $10 million to Homewood-area Neighborhoods

The Johns Hopkins University will contribute $10 million over five years to enhance and strengthen neighborhoods surrounding the university’s Homewood campus in northern Baltimore City, President Ronald J. Daniels announced.

Royal Society Research Professor to Give Annual Benton Lecture at Johns Hopkins

October 17, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:  Lisa De Nike (443)-287-9960 (office) (443) 845-3148 (cell) Lde@jhu.edu Andrew Watson, a Royal Society research professor who studies the carbon cycle and its connection climate change, will give the George S. Benton Endowed Lecture in Meteorology and Fluid Dynamics at The Johns Hopkins University at 4 p.m. [...]

Exhibit and Website Highlight the Vital Role of Blacks at Johns Hopkins

An exhibit designed to recognize and publicize the crucial role that black students, faculty and staff have played in the rich history of The Johns Hopkins University has opened on the Homewood campus in Charles Village and will circulate among the various Johns Hopkins campuses through fall. Called “The Indispensable Role of Blacks at Johns Hopkins,” the freestanding display and set of window decals pay tribute to 50 people, past and present, whose professional and personal achievements have brought honor to the institution.

Undergraduate Tuition to Increase 3.9 Percent

Tuition for full-time liberal arts and engineering undergraduates at The Johns Hopkins University will increase 3.9 percent this fall, the fourth consecutive increase below 4 percent.

JHU Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety Update

An update on the university’s continuing efforts to promote the safety of students, faculty and staff on foot and on bicycle in the Homewood area.

Liberty’s Malone Makes Largest Gift Ever to Whiting School

Liberty Media Corp. chairman and Johns Hopkins alumnus John C. Malone has given the university’s Whiting School of Engineering $30 million for a new research building to be built on the Homewood campus.

Futures Seminars to Determine Academic Direction at Johns Hopkins

Ten distinguished cognitive neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists and linguists from top institutions across the country will gather at Shriver and Mason halls this week to discuss what promise to be the most exciting new developments in the study of the mind and brain over the coming decade. Sponsored by the departments of Cognitive Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, this seminar will do more than stimulate discussion: It will create a blueprint for the future of cognitive and brain sciences at The Johns Hopkins University. This event is the seventh in a series of Futures Seminars that began in September with the Classics Department and has included sessions for the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Anthropology and History; the Humanities Center; and the Film and Media Studies program. By this time next year, 21 Futures Seminars comprising every department, discipline and program in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences will have been held, according to Katherine Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of the school.

JHU Course Uses “The Wire” As Lens On Urban Issues

Though it’s located in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University’s verdant and well-manicured Homewood campus seems a world away from the gritty drug corners and public housing projects that form the backdrop for the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed five-season HBO drama “The Wire.” But inside a classroom in Hodson Hall, a group of undergraduates is immersing itself in that other world, thanks to a new public health studies course called “Baltimore and ‘The Wire’: A Focus on Major Urban Issues.” Created and taught by former Baltimore City Health Commissioner Peter Beilenson – currently Howard County health officer – the class uses the fictional but highly realistic world of the former TV series as a lens through which to view issues confronting not only Baltimore, but also other major American urban centers, from Detroit to Philadelphia to Los Angeles.

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