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01/07/2016 - 2:54pm

David W. Andrews, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education since 2010, will be the next president of National University, the second-largest private nonprofit university in California, the school announced today.

National University, a leader in serving adult learners and working professionals, is based in San Diego but has campuses and locations throughout California and in Nevada. It prepares more credentialed teachers than any other California school.

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01/05/2016 - 10:22am

Over the past 55 years, the celebrated artist and respected educator Raoul Middleman estimates that he has produced a staggering 20,000 paintings and drawings: landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, figures and portraits, equestrian images, still lifes, narratives, and more than 1,000 self-portraits. His work is included in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery, and the National Academy of Design. Meanwhile, he has served continuously on the faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art since 1961, chairing its painting department from 1975 to 1978.

Middleman took a somewhat circuitous path to his dual careers. After graduating from high school in three years, he entered Johns Hopkins intending to study physics but graduated three years later with a degree in philosophy. Courses in the Romantic poets, Milton, art history, and philosophy lured him away from his previous infatuation with mathematics.

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12/14/2015 - 12:32pm

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels delivered a message of gratitude to the Johns Hopkins community today and also unveiled the university's sixth annual "Thank You" video, which focuses on the relationship between Hopkins and Baltimore.

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12/10/2015 - 1:13pm

Johns Hopkins University alum C. Jimmy Lin, a pioneer in the early detection of cancer, has been named one of ten TED Senior Fellows for 2016.

Lin earned his MHS degree in bioinformatics from JHU's Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011 and his MD/PhD in cancer genomics from the School of Medicine in 2012. He led the computational analysis of the first exome sequencing studies of cancer at Johns Hopkins.

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12/08/2015 - 3:08pm

Johns Hopkins students in need of a reading period respite were treated to a surprise study break on December 7.

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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.

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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.