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06/10/2015 - 2:22pm

For as long as he can remember, Leo Bell, A&S '71, was determined to become an officer in the U.S. Army. It was an ambitious goal for an African-American boy growing up in a rural, racially segregated town. But Bell equated the Army with seeing the world and advancing as far as his personality, skill, and tenacity could take him.

Bell spent much of the 1950s and '60s in Weimar, Texas, a small town that was, like the rest of the state, racially divided. He returned to his birthplace of Houston for high school, where he joined the Army Junior ROTC. He was the Class of 1967 valedictorian and a National Merit Scholarship finalist, achievements that opened doors for him. Soon, he was inundated with brochures from colleges throughout the country. He happened to be watching a special that was part of the Bell Laboratory Science Series made for AT&T Corporation in the 1960s when, during a commercial break, a Bell Labs engineer mentioned Johns Hopkins. "I went back and pulled that brochure, and I said, 'This is in Baltimore.' And the first thing I thought of was Johnny Unitas and Raymond Berry," he says, referring to the Baltimore Colts.

Read more in the latest Johns Hopkins Magazine.

06/05/2015 - 2:14pm

Members of the Class of 2012 may have recently discovered that their student email accounts have been, or soon will be, deactivated. If this has happened to you, the alumni office can temporarily extend your JHED access. Once you've regained access, it is important that you migrate those emails to another account as soon as possible. The student accounts are not permanent.
As graduates, you have access to a lifetime alumni email account.
In order for us to help you as quickly and effectively as possible, please first send an email to including your first and last name, your JHED ID, and a preferred email address and phone number. We will contact you as soon as we can.
You will have 30 days from when your JHED is reactivated to migrate your emails, or they will be deleted. You will need to log into for the first time and begin migrating your old emails to a new alumni email account.
Once you're at that point, instructions for migration can be found here.


06/05/2015 - 1:39pm

Beverly Wendland can talk passionately, eloquently, and cerebrally on a variety of topics, from the research value of a yeast cell, to the wonders of Egyptian antiquity, to the heartache of a botched double play. Perhaps that's what led President Ronald J. Daniels to say that Wendland is the leader the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences "needs and deserves at this moment."

Wendland, a distinguished biologist known for dedication to undergraduate and graduate students, commitment to diversity, and advocacy for innovative teaching and liberal arts education, was appointed the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in February.

Read more on The Hub.

06/02/2015 - 12:21pm

Work for Chieh Huang, A&S '03, at Boxed, and he'll pay for your child's college tuition. Read more in The Washington Post.

Also listen to Huang speak at our Amazing Hopkins Alumni event back on April 18.

05/28/2015 - 10:45am

Two instruments designed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are among nine instruments selected for flight aboard a proposed NASA mission to explore Jupiter's moon Europa and investigate its habitability.

An earlier NASA mission, Galileo, produced strong evidence that the moon—about half the size of Earth's moon—has an icy shell that overlies a saltwater ocean. If proven to exist, this global ocean could have more than twice as much water as Earth. With abundant salt water, a rocky sea floor, and the energy and chemistry provided by tidal heating, Europa could be the best place in the solar system to look for present day life beyond our home planet.

"Europa has tantalized us with its enigmatic icy surface and evidence of a vast ocean," said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. "We're excited about the potential of this new mission and these instruments to unravel the mysteries of Europa in our quest to find evidence of life beyond Earth."

Read more on The Hub.

05/26/2015 - 4:31pm

On Friday, May 1, Matthew Inman Key, Jr. (right), a junior at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, SC received the Johns Hopkins Book Award.

Dr. Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer (SPH '00), Director of Biostatistics at the Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, presented Inman with the award.

On Tuesday, May 26, Anna Claire Book (right), a junior at the Academic Magnet High School in Charleston, SC also received the Johns Hopkins Book Award.

Gary Weart (Ed '74) presented Book with the award.

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.

05/19/2015 - 10:48am

It’s hard to describe the incredible weekend we experienced at Homewood in words. So why try? Let’s just let the numbers do the talking.

05/18/2015 - 2:42pm

Wells Stanwick's dramatic goal with a second left in the third quarter capped a decisive run for the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team, which held off a furious Syracuse rally in the closing minutes to score a 16-15 win in an NCAA tournament quarterfinal played at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Jays (11-6), winners of seven straight games and eight of their past nine, advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the first time since 2008. Hopkins will take on sixth-seeded Maryland on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Top-seeded Notre Dame and No. 4 seed Denver will face off in the other semifinal.

Read more on The Hub.

05/14/2015 - 2:58pm

Johns Hopkins will be live streaming several 2015 commencement ceremonies:

05/13/2015 - 2:13pm

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.