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12/07/2015 - 12:39pm

The Johns Hopkins community mourns the death of Harry Bowman, a JHU alumnus who was among the 14 people killed in Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. He was 46.

"While our nation grieves for all of the victims in San Bernardino and other such recent events, I think the sadness and shock we experience are felt even more deeply when someone we know is affected directly," wrote Ed Schlesinger, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering, in an email to Bowman's fellow alumni.

Read more on The Hub.

12/02/2015 - 11:20am

A new Faculty Diversity Initiative announced by Johns Hopkins leadership seeks to support more expansive and inclusive faculty searches, create a pipeline of diverse scholars, and broaden support for underrepresented members of the faculty.

In an email to the community on Nov. 13, President Ronald J. Daniels said that the university was pursuing a comprehensive approach to increasing diversity among faculty, and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert C. Lieberman and the deans of the nine academic divisions outlined the program more thoroughly in a Nov. 30 announcement.

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11/30/2015 - 4:04pm

Johns Hopkins is a proud participant of #GivingTuesday – the global day of philanthropy on December 1, 2015.

We all know of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But now, let’s introduce you to #GivingTuesday.

This global day of philanthropy is a simple, yet effective movement to encourage our families, our communities, our companies and/or organization to give back to something larger than themselves.

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Support the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association on Giving Tuesday.

11/25/2015 - 12:20pm

During the Thanksgiving holiday, the Office of Alumni Relations will be closing Wednesday, November 25 at 3pm. The office will also be closed all day Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27. The office will be open at regular time again on Monday, November 30.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/20/2015 - 11:29am

Nearly 400 Hopkins alumni, parents, and friends came together on November 16 for an evening of fun, great conversation, and inspiration as part of Rising to the Challenge: Miami. Half gathered at the beautiful Pérez Art Museum — the other half tuned in from across the country and around the world for a live online broadcast.

All had the chance to see what few people anywhere have: a demonstration of Hopkins' thought-controlled prosthetic arm, the most advanced in the world.

Read more on the Rising website.

11/12/2015 - 4:08pm

The Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore City Public Schools have partnered to create the city's first pre-K through eighth grade school dedicated to giving students a foundation in engineering and computer skills.

Every class at the Barclay Elementary/Middle School—not just science and math but also reading, social studies, and even art—will feature elements of engineering and computer science, using a curriculum supported by educators at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. And every student has access to a new laboratory, co-founded by city schools and the university, that is outfitted with cutting-edge technology including 3D printers, custom-programmed computers, smartboards, and a makerspace where students can design and build.

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11/09/2015 - 2:25pm

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11/03/2015 - 12:25pm

Nothing has the potential to kill the charm of an evening out with friends quite like trying to split a restaurant bill. Figuring out the math and factoring in the right tip can be tricky. It can also lead to personal tensions as the payment process drags out.

Well, now there's an app for that.

Full Society, which originated at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, allows restaurant-goers to instantly pay, split, and tip from their smartphones. There's also a philanthropic component: At the end of payment, users are encouraged to pitch in a donation to a local nonprofit that works on hunger issues.

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11/02/2015 - 4:17pm

Junior Tess Meehan captured first place overall, edging teammate Hannah Oneda at the finish, to lead the Johns Hopkins women's cross country team to its eighth consecutive Centennial Conference championship on Saturday at Stevenson University.

The Blue Jays, winners of the past three NCAA Division III women's cross country championships, claimed the top four spots overall and finished with 19 points, well ahead of runner-up Haverford (69). The margin of victory was the second largest in the meet's history.

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10/22/2015 - 10:57am

A big thank-you to alumni in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, St. Paul, New York, Orange County, and Philadelphia who joined the annual President's Day of Service. Thank you too to alumni, parents, and friends who've participated in Johns Hopkins in Action events this year.

Check out a few photos below sent in from Orange County and Los Angeles.

Also, be sure to watch the Johns Hopkins in Action highlights video.

Orange County

Los Angeles