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06/19/2014 - 3:15pm

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Left photo: Sloan Nietert (right) receives 2014 Johns Hopkins Book Award.
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: Grace Whitbeck (left) receives 2014 Johns Hopkins Book Award.

At the end of May and earlier this month, two Johns Hopkins Book Awards were given to two high school juniors who exhibit the qualities and characteristics of the Johns Hopkins ethic.

On Tuesday, May 27, Gary Weart (Master of Science, Education 1974) presented Sloan Neitert, a junior at Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston, with the Johns Hopkins Book Award.  Sloan has expressed an interest in Bioengineering.

On Monday, June 2, Eric Brown (BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1988; MS, Management, 1993, Parent 2007 and 2013) presented the Book Award to Grace Whitbeck, a junior at Wando High School – where both of his own daughters (Erica, Eng ‘07 and Inga, A&S ‘13) attended high school before coming to Hopkins.  Grace has expressed an interest in Psychology.

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.

06/11/2014 - 3:55pm

Three world-class scholars, Stephen Morgan, Patricia Janak, and Kathleen Sutcliffe, will join the Johns Hopkins University faculty as Bloomberg Distinguished Professors on July 1.

They are among a total of 50 cross-disciplinary professors who will come to Johns Hopkins over the next five years. These appointments, in addition to those of Peter Agre, Kathryn Edin, and Carol Greider, who were named to these prestigious endowed professorships earlier this year, bring the current number of Bloomberg Distinguished Professors to six.

Read more on The Hub.

06/02/2014 - 3:22pm

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We have tons of photos from Alumni Weekend 2014! Relive the memories here.

05/28/2014 - 8:53am

Reid Wiseman, Eng '06 (MS), will launch to the International Space Station today. Read more on the International Business Times website.

05/22/2014 - 2:50pm

About 1,500 students received their degrees today at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University's divisions and campuses.

The ceremony included remarks from President Ronald J. Daniels and from the featured speaker, Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube; the conferring of all degrees; and the bestowing of honorary degrees. In addition, all undergraduate students as well as doctoral students in attendance had their names announced as they filed on stage to have their degrees recognized.

Check out the photo gallery on The Hub.

05/22/2014 - 2:48pm

Aneesh Chopra, A&S '94, appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart earlier this week to discuss his new book, "Innovative State."

Earlier this month, Chopra was presented with the Alumni Association's Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service. The Woodrow Wilson Award honors alumni who have brought credit to the university by their current or recently concluded distinguished public service as elected or appointed officials.

Watch here!

05/15/2014 - 8:59am

About 1,500 students will claim their degrees on May 22 at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University's divisions and campuses.

The ceremony will feature remarks from President Ronald J. Daniels and from the featured speaker, Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube; the conferring of all degrees; and the bestowing of honorary degrees. In addition, all undergraduate students as well as doctoral students in attendance will have their names announced as they file on stage to have their degrees recognized.

Read more on The Hub.

05/08/2014 - 1:19pm

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From left to right: Ana Zampino (NY Chapter President) A&S ’01, Neelam Chopra (Mother), Monica Chopra (NY Chapter Social Chair) A&S ’00, Business & Public Health ’05, Aneesh Chopra, A&S ’94 and Ram Chopra (Father)

Johns Hopkins alumni and guests welcomed Aneesh Chopra, A&S '94, on Tuesday night as he discussed his book "Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government" in New York City at the Union League Club. Chopra, the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer, provided a presentation and discussion, as well as held a book signing toward the end of the evening.

Before the evening concluded, Chopra was presented with the Alumni Association's Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service. The Woodrow Wilson Award honors alumni who have brought credit to the university by their current or recently concluded distinguished public service as elected or appointed officials.

05/02/2014 - 10:53am

Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University today will join forces in a new collaborative educational program designed to combine the strengths of both institutions to benefit their students and faculty members, as well as the fields of science and engineering.

The Extreme Science Internships program will build a bridge between talented science and engineering students at Morgan State and faculty and researchers at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI)—where researchers work to advance the fundamental science associated with materials and structures under extreme conditions, such as high-velocity impact—as well as other universities, laboratories, and research institutes in nine states and Germany.

Read more on The Hub.

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.

Read more on The Hub.