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04/24/2014 - 2:03pm

Katherine Newman, who has served as dean of Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences for nearly four years, has been appointed provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Newman will take over as the chief academic officer this summer at UMass, where she will oversee education, research, and scholarship with responsibility for 10 schools and colleges.

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04/21/2014 - 3:13pm

The woman and her lawyer who took the fight for marriage rights to the Supreme Court and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author are among seven distinguished achievers who will receive Johns Hopkins University honorary degrees at commencement this year.

The honorary degrees will be conferred at the universitywide commencement ceremony on May 22 at Homewood Field.

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04/15/2014 - 9:20am

Nearly 6,000 Johns Hopkins University graduates returned to the Homewood campus over the weekend for the annual Alumni Weekend celebration.

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03/25/2014 - 8:13am

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, will address graduates of Johns Hopkins University at commencement on May 22, 2014.

Named one of Fortune's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business," one of Forbes' "100 Most Powerful Women," and one of Vanity Fair's 50 "leading innovators [that] shake the foundations of their industries," Wojcicki became head of the video-sharing powerhouse earlier this year.

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03/24/2014 - 11:01am

Fred Bronstein, the highly successful chief executive of one of America's major symphonies, an accomplished pianist, and a dedicated music educator, has been appointed to lead the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the nation's first music conservatory.

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03/12/2014 - 2:08pm

Several Johns Hopkins University graduate education programs—including education, medicine, and biological sciences—ranked among the nation's best, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate School rankings, released Tuesday.

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03/10/2014 - 2:51pm

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law has announced that Johns Hopkins president Ronald Daniels will receive an honorary doctorate of laws this June. Daniels is an alumnus and former dean of the law school.

Read more on the University of Toronto Faculty of Law website.

03/06/2014 - 9:22am

Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher sat down for an interview with Ray Sprenkle back on February 12, Peabody Founder's Day. Watch the full interview on the Johns Hopkins Ustream channel.

03/04/2014 - 11:01am

More than 350 participants danced the night away at Johns Hopkins University's Glass Pavilion on Saturday night (and into the wee hours of Sunday morning), raising $35,000 for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in the process.

The annual JHU Dance Marathon is one of a series of similar events held at more than 150 colleges and high schools across the country to raise money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. This year's overarching theme at JHU was Carpe DM—seize the day and the dance, to make a difference in the life of a child.

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03/03/2014 - 11:32am

Thomas Dolby, creator of the memorable 1980s synthpop anthem "She Blinded Me With Science," will join Johns Hopkins University's faculty as the first Homewood Professor of the Arts.

Since the debut of his hit single in 1982—which peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard chart—Dolby, now 55, has been at the forefront of digital music, pioneering ways to merge the music with film, technology, and science. At Johns Hopkins, starting in the fall, he will be teaching "Sound on Film," a collaboration between Homewood's Film and Media Studies program and Peabody's Recording Arts and Sciences program, in which students create soundtracks for films.

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