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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.

Read more on The Hub.

11/09/2015 - 2:25pm

Learn more about Step Up.

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.

Read more on The Hub.

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.

Read more on The Hub.

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

10/14/2015 - 3:40pm

The Department of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the oldest academic department of its kind in the English-speaking world, will offer a new suite of graduate-level online courses beginning in the fall of 2015. The new courses make it possible for students who are unable to take a year off to come to Baltimore to develop their interests in the field.

Read more on The Hub.

10/07/2015 - 9:15am

Johns Hopkins University ranks 12th on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Global Universities Rankings, which were released today.

The rankings use different criteria than those used for the publication's annual "best colleges" list, on which Johns Hopkins was 10th last month.

"Students can use these rankings to explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own countries' borders and to compare key aspects of schools' research missions," U.S. News writes in its introduction to the list.

Read more on The Hub.

10/01/2015 - 9:59am

Johns Hopkins University gained four spots in the latest London Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which were released today, moving up to 11th out of 800 universities.

JHU, which also ranked seventh among U.S. universities on the list, received the highest possible score of 100 in the industry income category, a measurement of the research income that a school generates relative to the size of its academic staff. Industry income is one of five key categories of criteria on which THE's rankings are based, along with teaching (including student-faculty ratios), research (by faculty members of the school), citations (the influence of the school's research on other advances in the field), and international outlook.

Read more on The Hub.