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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.

 

Media advisory: Christmas Eve Graveside Commemoration Marks 146th Anniversary of Johns Hopkins’ Death

Johns Hopkins employees, alumni, students and friends will attend the annual Christmas Eve graveside observance honoring the founder of the university and health system, Mr. Johns Hopkins.

MEDIA ADVISORY: “Vision for Baltimore” Partners Focus on Improving City School Students’ Eyesight

In honor of World Sight Day, Vision for Baltimore will host a vision health fair at Henderson-Hopkins School on Thursday, October 10. Now in its fourth year, Vision for Baltimore is a citywide program between The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore City Health Department, nonprofit Vision To Learn and eyewear retailer Warby Parker to provide all pre-K through 8th grade public school students with vision screenings, eye exams and eyeglasses, all at no out-of-pocket costs for families. Other funders include the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Abell Foundation.

SNF Agora Institute Unveils Plans for New Project in Baltimore Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University has unveiled plans for the Institute’s home in Baltimore, designed by world-renowned architecture firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The new structure on the Homewood campus promises to represent the mission and values of the Institute as well as the creativity and vibrancy of the university and the city.

Johns Hopkins University files Preliminary Design for “Hopkins D.C.” Facility for Informational Review by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

On July 3, Johns Hopkins University, along with the architecture and design team of Ennead Architects and SmithGroup, filed for an informational review with the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for the proposed “Hopkins D.C.” facility in the property currently housing the Newseum at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. This is a first step to obtain early feedback from CFA in advance of the formal review process that will begin later in the year, along with reviews and approvals by other entities.

Local Civic Leader Alicia Wilson to Join Johns Hopkins as Vice President for Economic Development

Alicia Wilson, an accomplished attorney and civic leader with deep expertise in creating local economic opportunity, has been appointed vice president for economic development for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System. She will lead the newly-created Office of Economic Development when she joins the organization in July.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Commencement Set for May 23

More than 1,000 Johns Hopkins University students will claim their degrees Thursday, May 23, at the commencement ceremony for all of the University’s divisions and campuses.

Inaugural BLocal Effort Drives Millions of Dollars Into Baltimore

Twenty-five local companies that came together pledging to create more economic opportunity in Baltimore report after the first three years of that effort, they’re buying $50 million more from city and with minority vendors than they had been and have hired more than 1,700 Baltimore residents.

Centers for Civic Impact Launches at Johns Hopkins

The Centers for Civic Impact, an effort to help public organizations thoughtfully and masterfully use data and research to better understand and improve public life, has launched at Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins Announces Major Solar Power Commitment

In the largest commitment to solar energy in Maryland and one of the most significant pledges to greenhouse gas reduction in higher education, Johns Hopkins University has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its campuses with more than 250,000 megawatt hours of solar power per year.

JHU’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Announces Inaugural Director

A political scientist who dedicated her career to understanding civic and political participation will now work to advance them as inaugural director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She starts July 1.

At JHU, Students Can Now Swap Old-Fashioned Campus IDs for iPhone

Johns Hopkins University students will no longer need a campus identification card to get into their dorms, pay for pizza or do laundry. Starting this week, a flash of their iPhone or Apple Watch will handle all of that and more as the university becomes the fifth in the country to offer students the option to add their campus ID to Apple Wallet.

Atlantic Editor-in-Chief to Give Commencement Address

Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, will speak at the Johns Hopkins University’s commencement ceremony on Thursday May 23.

Johns Hopkins Grad Programs Rank Among Nation’s Best

Johns Hopkins University graduate programs in public health, 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 Exceeds Investment Goals for Build, Hire, Buy in Baltimore

Johns Hopkins University and Health System announced today that the institution has surpassed its three-year goals for hiring, purchasing and construction contracting.

Extreme Makeover: Blue Jay Edition

The Johns Hopkins Blue Jay mascot debuted a new look during a dramatic reveal today at halftime of the men’s lacrosse home opener. With a nod to Hopkins’ excellence in the fields of science and health, “Jay’s” makeover reflects his efforts to improve his personal fitness while also exhibiting more scientifically and anatomically correct attributes for his species.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins to Unveil New, Improved Blue Jay Mascot

The Johns Hopkins University’s Blue Jay mascot will debut a new look during a dramatic reveal Saturday at halftime of the men’s lacrosse home opener. With a nod to Hopkins’ excellence in the fields of science and health, “Jay’s” makeover reflects his efforts to improve his personal fitness while also exhibiting more scientifically and anatomically correct attributes for his species.

Astrophysicist Brice Ménard receives President’s Frontier Award

Many astronomy researchers benefit from sky surveys containing millions of stars and galaxies observed by telescopes. But Brice Ménard’s colleagues say his imagination and insight make him particularly adept at discovering the universal secrets hidden in a daunting amount of data. Ménard, an astrophysicist and associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, has received this year’s $250,000 President’s Frontier Award to support his exploration of astronomical data.

Longtime Federal Policy Expert Joins JHU

Cybele Bjorklund, a longtime federal health policy leader, has been appointed vice president for federal strategy, a new position for Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. She joins the university March 1 and will be based in Washington, D.C.

New Johns Hopkins Homewood Museum Tour to Highlight Truths of Slavery

Beginning Feb. 1, the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Museum will replace its traditional guided tour with one that gives equal focus to two enslaved families, the Conners and the Rosses, who supported Homewood’s original family, Charles and Harriet Carroll. All tours will be free in February.

Johns Hopkins University to Acquire 555 Pennsylvania Ave., Create a Consolidated “Hopkins D.C.” Facility

The Johns Hopkins University’s statement regarding the agreement reached between the university and the Freedom Forum, the creator and principal funder of the Newseum.

Divided Nation, United States: Navigating Today’s Partisan Waters

The Johns Hopkins University Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute will sponsor a PBS NewsHour event Divided Nation, United States, to try to uncover how these governors work with their legislatures, relate to their constituents, and define success.

JHU to Host Science Internships for Minorities, Students Lacking Access to Advanced Research

The Johns Hopkins University has been awarded more than $600,000 to offer summer research experiences for undergraduates from backgrounds underrepresented in science and whose own colleges and universities offer limited chances to work on original research.

ADVISORY: Graveside Commemoration on Christmas Eve Marks 145th Anniversary Of Johns Hopkins’ Death

Johns Hopkins employees, alumni, students and friends will attend the annual Christmas Eve graveside observance honoring the founder of the university and health system, Mr. Johns Hopkins. This year’s event marks the 145th anniversary of Mr. Hopkins’ death.

Johns Hopkins Tops U.S. Universities in Research Spending for 39th Consecutive Year

Johns Hopkins University led all U.S. universities in research and development spending for the 39th straight year in fiscal year 2017, spending a record $2.562 billion on projects like enhancing drone safety, growing retinas in the lab to find out how color vision is developed, and improving methods of studying cell mechanics to advance cancer research.

Johns Hopkins Welcomes First Members of Class of 2023

A diverse and talented group of 641 high school students who applied for early admission to Johns Hopkins University were offered admission today, making them the first members of the undergraduate Class of 2023.