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05/08/2014 - 2:19pm

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From left to right: Ana Zampino (NY Chapter President) A&S ’01, Neelam Chopra (Mother), Monica Chopra (NY Chapter Social Chair) A&S ’00, Business & Public Health ’05, Aneesh Chopra, A&S ’94 and Ram Chopra (Father)

Johns Hopkins alumni and guests welcomed Aneesh Chopra, A&S '94, on Tuesday night as he discussed his book "Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government" in New York City at the Union League Club. Chopra, the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer, provided a presentation and discussion, as well as held a book signing toward the end of the evening.

Before the evening concluded, Chopra was presented with the Alumni Association's Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service. The Woodrow Wilson Award honors alumni who have brought credit to the university by their current or recently concluded distinguished public service as elected or appointed officials.

05/02/2014 - 11:53am

Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University today will join forces in a new collaborative educational program designed to combine the strengths of both institutions to benefit their students and faculty members, as well as the fields of science and engineering.

The Extreme Science Internships program will build a bridge between talented science and engineering students at Morgan State and faculty and researchers at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI)—where researchers work to advance the fundamental science associated with materials and structures under extreme conditions, such as high-velocity impact—as well as other universities, laboratories, and research institutes in nine states and Germany.

Read more on The Hub.

04/24/2014 - 3:03pm

Katherine Newman, who has served as dean of Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences for nearly four years, has been appointed provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Newman will take over as the chief academic officer this summer at UMass, where she will oversee education, research, and scholarship with responsibility for 10 schools and colleges.

Read more on The Hub.

04/21/2014 - 4:13pm

The woman and her lawyer who took the fight for marriage rights to the Supreme Court and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author are among seven distinguished achievers who will receive Johns Hopkins University honorary degrees at commencement this year.

The honorary degrees will be conferred at the universitywide commencement ceremony on May 22 at Homewood Field.

Read more on The Hub.

04/15/2014 - 10:20am

Nearly 6,000 Johns Hopkins University graduates returned to the Homewood campus over the weekend for the annual Alumni Weekend celebration.

Check out the photos on The Hub.

03/25/2014 - 9:13am

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, will address graduates of Johns Hopkins University at commencement on May 22, 2014.

Named one of Fortune's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business," one of Forbes' "100 Most Powerful Women," and one of Vanity Fair's 50 "leading innovators [that] shake the foundations of their industries," Wojcicki became head of the video-sharing powerhouse earlier this year.

Read more on The Hub.

03/24/2014 - 12:01pm

Fred Bronstein, the highly successful chief executive of one of America's major symphonies, an accomplished pianist, and a dedicated music educator, has been appointed to lead the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the nation's first music conservatory.

Read more on The Hub.

03/12/2014 - 3:08pm

Several Johns Hopkins University graduate education programs—including education, medicine, and biological sciences—ranked among the nation's best, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate School rankings, released Tuesday.

Read more on The Hub.

03/10/2014 - 3:51pm

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law has announced that Johns Hopkins president Ronald Daniels will receive an honorary doctorate of laws this June. Daniels is an alumnus and former dean of the law school.

Read more on the University of Toronto Faculty of Law website.

03/06/2014 - 10:22am

Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher sat down for an interview with Ray Sprenkle back on February 12, Peabody Founder's Day. Watch the full interview on the Johns Hopkins Ustream channel.