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05/14/2015 - 1:58pm

Johns Hopkins will be live streaming several 2015 commencement ceremonies:

05/13/2015 - 1:13pm

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 - 8:26am

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 - 1:47pm

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 - 9:37am

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 - 2:18pm

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 - 3:18pm

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

Read the full statement on The Hub.

04/27/2015 - 12:39pm

Junior Ryan Brown scored eight goals Saturday night as the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team captured the Big Ten Conference regular-season title with a 15-12 win against rival Maryland in front of an announced crowd of 9,343 in College Park, Maryland.

With the win, the Blue Jays (7-6, 4-1 Big Ten) earned the No. 1 seed in the inaugural Big Ten tournament, which begins Thursday at Maryland's Byrd Stadium. JHU will face No. 4 seed Penn State in one semifinal; second-seeded Maryland takes on Ohio State in the other semifinal, with the winners squaring off Saturday at 8 p.m.

Read more on The Hub.

04/22/2015 - 8:50am

A longtime Maryland congressman, an acclaimed pianist, and a leader in the fight against infectious diseases are among eight distinguished achievers who will receive Johns Hopkins University honorary degrees this year.

The honorary degrees will be conferred at the universitywide commencement ceremony on May 21 at Homewood Field.

For more on the recipients, visit The Hub.

04/21/2015 - 10:43am

Chia-Ling Chien, a condensed matter physicist at Johns Hopkins University, has received the prestigious 2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal from the Commission on Magnetism within the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

"I am delighted to receive the award, which should be shared with my students and post-docs over the years," Chien said.

Read more on The Hub.