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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.

 

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.

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

Study: Black and White Kids Faring Equally in Subsidized Housing

Once-formidable disparities between black and white families living in subsidized housing have largely vanished, and black and white children who grew up in such housing fared similarly in school, jobs and earnings, finds a new Johns Hopkins University study. However, one troubling difference remains between black and white families in assisted housing — neighborhood quality. Black families getting subsidized housing are about nine time more likely than whites to live in segregated, impoverished neighborhoods, the study found.

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.

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

With Just One Black Teacher, Black Students More Likely to Graduate

Low-income black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are significantly more likely to graduate high school and consider attending college, concludes a new study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins University economist.

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.

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.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s – a Key Discovery About Human Memory

As Superman flies over the city, people on the ground famously suppose they see a bird, then a plane, and then finally realize it’s a superhero. But they haven’t just spotted the Man of Steel – they’ve experienced the ideal conditions to create a very strong memory of him.

Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychologists are the first to link human’s long-term visual memory with how things move. The key, they found, lies in whether we can visually track an object. When people see Superman, they don’t think they’re seeing a bird, a plane and a superhero. They know it’s just one thing – even though the distance, lighting and angle change how he looks.

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.

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.

Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a new Johns Hopkins University study finds.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Theory for Trump’s Frenetic First Days

Johns Hopkins University political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg offers a possible explanation of the motives behind the flurry of executive orders and presidential memoranda issued during President Donald Trump’s first week in office.

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.

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.

Intersession Students Learn the Science Behind Party Food

Beer, wine and cheese are classic party foods that couldn’t be made without fermentation. Fermentation is also the key behind food trends like pickling and the tea drink kombucha. In a one-credit intersession course, Johns Hopkins University undergraduates will learn the chemistry behind this biological process, science that will help them understand when they should send back a bottle of wine, what sets a stout apart from a lager, and why some cheeses ooze while others crumble.

Johns Hopkins Welcomes 1st Members of Class of 2021

A talented pool of high school students applied early decision this fall to the Johns Hopkins University, identifying it as their top choice and committing to attend if admitted.

Johns Hopkins Joins Alliance to Expand College Access For 50,000 Talented Lower-income Students

The Johns Hopkins University is joining 29 other colleges and universities to expand by at least 50,000 the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at the U.S. undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.

Johns Hopkins Senior Named Rhodes Scholar

Johns Hopkins University senior Nicole A. Mihelson has been named a Rhodes Scholar, one of the top awards available to American college students.

ADVISORY: Bernie Sanders to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator and former Democratic presidential candidate, to speak at Johns Hopkins University.

ADVISORY: Dance Marathon Saturday at Johns Hopkins

About 150 Johns Hopkins students are expected to dance all night to raise money to help sick and injured children. Money raised will help support a weekend child life specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

When Fish Come to School, Kids Get Hooked on Science

A program that brings live fish into classrooms to teach the fundamentals of biology not only helps students learn, but improves their attitudes about science, a new study finds.

Painter Catherine Kehoe to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Boston-based painter Catherine Kehoe will present slides and discuss her work on Thursday, October 27 at Johns Hopkins University.