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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.

 

Local Girl Scouts to Build Mini Roller Coasters During Contest at Johns Hopkins

Maryland Girl Scouts will learn about the physics involved in how roller coasters work and what it takes to be an engineer. Then, the scout troops will design and build their own mini roller coasters.

Johns Hopkins Grad Programs Rank Among Nation’s Best

Johns Hopkins University graduate programs in biomedical engineering, nursing and medicine are once again among the country’s very best, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s “Best Graduate Schools.”

Johns Hopkins invites 2,284 applicants to join the Class of 2022

Johns Hopkins University admitted 2,284 students to the Class of 2022 today, offering admission to a talented and diverse group of scholars that includes researchers, writers, creators, innovators, and social activists.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Symposium to Explore Black Marriage

The symposium will explore contemporary black marriage across legal, political, cultural, social, economic, and historical contexts. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers who will address the current state of black intimate relationships in all of forms and orientations.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference to Explore Race, Segregation and Inequality

Race & Inequality in America: The Kerner Commission at 50. A conference featuring dozens of scholars and experts exploring race, segregation, and inequality 50 years after the release of the historic Kerner Commission Report.

Hundreds of College Students to Convene at JHU for Marathon Weekend Hackathon

Graduate and undergraduate students from around the country will gather at Johns Hopkins University this weekend for the latest HopHacks, a marathon session. The event challenges students to realize their best software and hardware ideas and compete for cash and other sponsored prizes.

Media Advisory: 55 Baltimore City School Teams to Compete in Robotics Contest at Johns Hopkins

On Saturday, Jan. 7, 2018, more than 200 elementary, middle and high school students from Baltimore City Public Schools will compete in the Hopkins Robotics Cup, the Baltimore City VEX and VEX IQ Robotics League’s championship event at Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus..

JHU Students to Recreate 18th or 19th Century Desserts

Like The Great British Baking Show or the Cake Wrecks blog? Johns Hopkins University students enrolled in a new intersession course called “Cooking the Books” will experience a bit of both this week as they try to recreate desserts from 18th or 19th century recipes.

Wall Street’s Bill Miller Commits Record $75 Million to Philosophy Department

Legendary investor William H. “Bill” Miller III has committed a record $75 million to the Johns Hopkins University Department of Philosophy, believed to be by far the largest ever to a university philosophy program.

John Kasich to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the last Republican candidate in the race for his party’s nomination against Donald Trump, will speak at Johns Hopkins University.

Environmentalist Winona LaDuke to Speak at Johns Hopkins

The next event in the JHU Forums on Race in America will feature environmentalist Winona LaDuke.

University Buys Baltimore’s Landmark Stieff Silver Site

The Johns Hopkins University today bought Baltimore’s historic Stieff Silver complex, making a highly visible symbol of the city’s manufacturing heritage formally a part of its future in the knowledge economy.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Don’t Let These Creepy Skeletons Get Under Your Skin

On Halloween night, from their haunted hiding places beneath Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, scary skeletons will come to life in the dark depths of Hackerman Hall—and begin to dance!

MEDIA ADVISORY: More Than 1,000 at JHU Ready for Baltimore Service Day

September 21, 2017 CONTACT: Jill Rosen Office: 443-997-9906 / Cell: 443-547-8805 jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps Painting, gardening and beautifying city neighborhoods. These are just a few of the ways more than 1,200 Johns Hopkins University students, faculty and staff will try to help Baltimore on Saturday, Sept. 23, as they volunteer en masse at nearly 40 local […]

Johns Hopkins Announces 2017 Fall Speaker Series

The governor of Ohio, a comedian and Daily Show correspondent, and one of MSNBC’s most popular hosts are among the speakers who will visit Johns Hopkins University this fall as part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2017 President’s Reading Series

Johns Hopkins University will welcome eight noted authors to the Homewood campus for the annual President’s Reading Series.

White House Reporter April Ryan to Speak at Johns Hopkins

The next event in the JHU Forums on Race in America will feature veteran journalist April Ryan.

MEDIA ADVISORY: It’s “Baltimore Day” for Johns Hopkins First-Year Students

Sunday, Aug. 27, is “Baltimore Day” during orientation for first-year students at the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University. Members of the class of 2021 will learn about the city and how to get around, visit city neighborhoods and institutions, and enjoy a Baltimore-themed cookout dinner.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Class of 2021 Arrives in Baltimore

Johns Hopkins University’s newest class of students arrives in Baltimore this week. A highlight for these students will be Baltimore Day, a chance to get to know the city they’ll call home over the next four years.

Materials Scientists Probe Protein’s Role in Speeding Ebola Spread

Two Johns Hopkins materials science graduate students and their professors played a key role in a multi-institution research project that pinpointed how a tiny protein seems to make the deadly Ebola virus particularly contagious.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Eclipse Party

August 17, 2017 CONTACT: Jill Rosen Office: 443-997-9906 Cell: 443-547-8805 jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps WHAT: Solar eclipse watch party WHERE: The Beach at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. The “beach” is the grassy area in front of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. WHEN: From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Monday Aug. 21 Details: University […]

Additional Update on the Death of Abigail Bastien

Johns Hopkins University leaders sent an email message on Monday, July 17, providing Homewood campus students with an additional update regarding the recent death of rising sophomore Abigail Bastien. This the text of the message.

Update on the Death of Abigail Bastien

Johns Hopkins University leaders sent an email message on Friday, July 14, providing Homewood campus students with an update regarding the recent death of rising sophomore Abigail Bastien. This is the text of the message.

Johns Hopkins Launches Effort to Improve Civic Engagement

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has committed $150 million to Johns Hopkins University to forge new ways to address the deterioration of civic engagement worldwide.

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.