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05/26/2015 - 4:31pm

On Friday, May 1, Matthew Inman Key, Jr. (right), a junior at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, SC received the Johns Hopkins Book Award.

Dr. Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer (SPH '00), Director of Biostatistics at the Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, presented Inman with the award.

On Tuesday, May 26, Anna Claire Book (right), a junior at the Academic Magnet High School in Charleston, SC also received the Johns Hopkins Book Award.

Gary Weart (Ed '74) presented Book with the award.

The Johns Hopkins Book Award is a prestigious award offered yearly to an exceptional junior at each of the participating secondary schools.

The award celebrates the spirit of Johns Hopkins University, whose alumni populate the upper echelons of many disciplines, including literature, the arts, medicine, the sciences, international affairs, the social sciences, and engineering.

The Johns Hopkins Book Award Program is administered on behalf of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association by its local chapters.

While the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association considers this award to be an honor, receipt of it should in no way be construed by its recipient as any indication of likelihood of admission to Johns Hopkins University should he or she choose to apply.

Learn more about the Book Award here.

05/19/2015 - 10:48am

It’s hard to describe the incredible weekend we experienced at Homewood in words. So why try? Let’s just let the numbers do the talking.

05/18/2015 - 2:42pm

Wells Stanwick's dramatic goal with a second left in the third quarter capped a decisive run for the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team, which held off a furious Syracuse rally in the closing minutes to score a 16-15 win in an NCAA tournament quarterfinal played at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Jays (11-6), winners of seven straight games and eight of their past nine, advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the first time since 2008. Hopkins will take on sixth-seeded Maryland on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Top-seeded Notre Dame and No. 4 seed Denver will face off in the other semifinal.

Read more on The Hub.

05/14/2015 - 2:58pm

Johns Hopkins will be live streaming several 2015 commencement ceremonies:

05/13/2015 - 2:13pm

With a new racing strategy, described by senior biomedical engineering major and team captain Nate Schambach as "less drama and more laps," the Johns Hopkins University's Baja team capped off its best season ever with two top 10 finishes in international competitions in April and May.

After achieving an eighth-place finish (its highest ever) at the annual Baja SAE international racing competition in Auburn, Alabama, on April 12, the muddy team of undergraduates returned to Baltimore with a coveted asphalt trophy (made from a core sample taken from the Auburn racing track) ready to take on its next challenge: the Maryland Baja competition in Mechanicsville, Maryland, this past weekend. There, Hopkins placed ninth overall out of 132 teams hailing from nine countries and four continents.

Read more here.

05/12/2015 - 9:26am

When Erik Meyer set out to create a fresh school song for his alma mater, he hoped to unite Johns Hopkins University generations past and present with a timeless composition.

So, he looked to "The Johns Hopkins Ode" and thought, how can I enliven this?

Read more on The Hub.

05/05/2015 - 2:47pm

In the midst of the pre-finals frenzy yesterday, two Peabody musicians arrived in Levering Hall on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, folding music stands and violin cases in tow. Momentarily, everyone looked up from their laptops as the sounds of classical music filled the lounge.

"Come hear what you've been missing," read a poster announcing the surprise performance.

Read more on The Hub.

05/05/2015 - 10:37am

Two Johns Hopkins University professors, Aravinda Chakravarti and Donald Geman, are among 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences, an honorary society that advises the government on scientific matters.

Chakravarti is being recognized for his contributions to the field of genomics; Geman, for his achievements in statistics, image analysis, and machine learning. They will be inducted at the academy's annual meeting next spring.

Read more here.

04/30/2015 - 3:18pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer, blogger, educator, and an authority on race in contemporary black America, spoke at the inaugural JHU Forum on Race in America, a new series of mixed-format discussions that provide a vehicle for critical analysis and dialogue on ways that race and racism affect American life and culture.

Coates, a Baltimore native and national correspondent for The Atlantic, is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir of growing up in Baltimore during the age of crack.

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels opened the event. Nathan Connolly, an assistant professor of history in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Debra Furr-Holden, associate professor of mental health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, moderated the discussion.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

View article on The Hub.

04/29/2015 - 4:18pm

JHU president sends message in wake of day of unrest across city.

Read the full statement on The Hub.