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08/11/2015 - 1:47pm

On August 5th, the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association lost a long-time friend and leader of the Society of Engineering Alumni, Joseph Strohecker, Engr’53, of Atlanta. Joe spent more than 20 years organizing the annual JHU Atlanta alumni crab feast.

His example became the model for this signature event across the nation. Please enjoy a video of his speech during the 20th anniversary crab feast held on July 19, 2015 where he was honored for this tradition:

Viewing services will be held in Baltimore on Tuesday, August 11 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Mitchell- Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 10 am at St. Mary’s of the Assumption at 5502 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212.

08/06/2015 - 9:57am

Dr. Erick Hosaka, Bus '07, talks about the Johns Hopkins University Healthcare Affinity program.

08/04/2015 - 10:43am

Valerie O'Malley, A&S '10, discusses the JHU Arts, Entertainment, Media and Entrepreneurship, as well as the Women in Business Affinity groups.

07/27/2015 - 12:45pm

Former Johns Hopkins swimmer, Ana Bogdanovski, A&S '15, has been selected as a NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 18 in Indianapolis.

Read the full article on the Centennial Conference website.

07/23/2015 - 2:39pm

Disney's 'Aladdin' is coming back, and one Johns Hopkins alumnus is going to have a big hand in it.

Check out this article in The Hollywood Reporter about the upcoming prequel and Mark Swift's involvement with the film.

07/22/2015 - 2:19pm

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Dear Johns Hopkins alumni and friends,

We are incredibly grateful by the overwhelming generosity and support you’ve shown to the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association in fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015). Your record level support demonstrates your commitment to your Alumni Association and its mission to “inform, involve, and invest in its alumni” and for that, we thank you.

As we move forward into the new fiscal year, your continued support and generosity are essential to your Alumni Association’s future success. If you’d like to help jump start the new year, please visit, or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-0363.

With sincere gratitude,

Susan deMuth
Executive Director, Office of Alumni Relations
The Johns Hopkins University

07/16/2015 - 10:24am

New close-up images of a region near Pluto's equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) above the surface of the icy body (Mount Everest, by comparison, measures about 29,000 feet).

The mountains likely formed no more than 100 million years ago—mere youngsters relative to the 4.56-billion-year age of the solar system—and may still be in the process of building, says Jeff Moore of the New Horizons Geology, Geophysics, and Imaging team. That suggests the close-up region, which covers less than one percent of Pluto's surface, may still be geologically active today.

Read more on The Hub.

07/09/2015 - 10:15am

The solutions to the world's biggest challenges do not lie in any one discipline—they lie in the connections among big thinkers and bridge-builders. The four individuals appointed this week as Bloomberg Distinguished Professors represent this new generation of cross-specialty collaborators who pull insights from across the spectrum of human knowledge.

The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships are the centerpiece of the university's focus on strengthening its "capacity for faculty-led interdisciplinary collaboration" as outlined in President Ronald J. Daniels' Ten by Twenty vision plan. A total of 50 endowed professorships, to be appointed over five years, are supported by a gift to the university by Johns Hopkins alumnus and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Read more on The Hub.

07/08/2015 - 11:35am

Almost 10 years ago, the New Horizons spacecraft launched on its way to Pluto. A few days from now, it finally arrives and gets to work on a week of intense science as it sails past the most distant known planetary body in the solar system. How long has the trip been? When New Horizons launched, the iPhone didn't exist, Barack Obama was a largely unknown U.S. senator, and Pluto had not yet been designated a dwarf planet. Watch this animation to get a feel for how far New Horizons has voyaged. Talk about a long commute.

Click here to view this article on The Hub.

07/07/2015 - 10:20am

In response to the film industry's growing need for seasoned screenwriters, forward-looking film executives, and skilled sound engineers, Johns Hopkins has launched a Master of Arts in Film and Media program, which will focus on the business of film, writing for film and television, and sound production. All courses will be held in the new film studio and recording center in Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

The program will be offered by Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs, a division of the university's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

"Achieving a career in today's entertainment and media industry takes a special talent, as well as an insider's understanding of the business practices needed to succeed," says Roberto Busó-García, the program's director. "Film and Media students will gain the creative expertise, a compelling portfolio, and the professional network to accomplish just that. In designing your film and television career in our program, the sky's the limit."

Read more on The Hub.