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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 Dean Named Provost at UMass Amherst

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels wrote to students, faculty and staff to announce the appointment of Katherine Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, as provost of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Media advisory: Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Discuss Nelson Mandela legacy

Katherine S. Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, whose research focuses on the first generation to come of age in democratic South Africa, is available to discuss the death of anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela.

Johns Hopkins Debuts Minor in Art

University leaders expect the designation to give the program, which includes painting, drawing, cartooning, sculpture and photography, an even higher profile on and off campus.

Johns Hopkins and the Jewish Museum of Maryland explore Jewish suburbia with exhibit

Undergraduates from The Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, will present the results of their hands-on work as the curators of the traveling panel exhibit “Jews on the Move: Baltimore and the Suburban Exodus, 1945-1968,” a display of historic images and local stories in Hodson Hall on the university’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. The public is invited to attend the exhibition’s opening night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17., in the second-floor lobby where the exhibit is being displayed.

When Pomp and Circumstance Collide: College Graduates and the March Back Home

This month, thousands of college graduates are walking across the stage to shake hands, smile for the camera, and pick up their diplomas. Many of those newly minted American college graduates are moving out of their dorm rooms and back into their childhood bedrooms, according to Johns Hopkins University sociologist Katherine Newman, author of “The Accordion Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition” (Beacon Press, January 2012).

Taxes and the American People: Johns Hopkins Expert Available

Katherine S. Newman, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University and dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, is available to speak to reporters about how sales taxes, income taxes, and regressive tax plans impact American families of all income levels.

Taxes Exact the Highest Toll from the Poorest Americans

Poor Americans are shouldering an unfair tax burden, a toll that is exacerbating poverty-related problems like obesity, early mortality, low graduation rates, teen pregnancy and crime, according to the authors of the book “Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged” (University of California Press, February 2011).

Johns Hopkins Deans and Faculty Member Named AAAS Fellows

A Johns Hopkins University dean, a vice dean and a professor are among the 212 fellows named to the 231st class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

NAS Names JHU-Affiliated Projects as Astrophysics Priorities

A report released by the National Academy of Sciences names several projects involving astronomers and astrophysicists at The Johns Hopkins University as among the most important astrophysics investments in the next decade. Titled “New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics,” the recently issued report represents the consensus position of hundreds of astronomers and astrophysicists nationwide who participated in the process of prioritizing projects.