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Aspiring doctor is first Johns Hopkins student to earn Astronaut Scholarship

Rising senior Alfred Chin is the first Johns Hopkins University student to receive the Astronaut Scholarship, an award founded by the first U.S. astronauts, collectively dubbed the Mercury Seven. Chin, 21, is a neuroscience and biophysics double major. He works in a lab at JHU’s Department of Neuroscience, where his research focuses on the ways […]

Two student-athletes receive prestigious NCAA postgrad scholarships

The honors continue to roll in for a pair of Johns Hopkins student-athletes who graduated last month. Lindsay Cheu and Andy Greenhalgh have earned NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships it was announced recently. The NCAA selected 29 male athletes and 29 female athletes from all winter sports and all divisions and each of the 58 student-athletes will […]

Susan Courtney named vice provost for faculty affairs at Johns Hopkins

Susan Courtney, a brain scientist who has served as chair of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University for the past four years, will become the university’s next vice provost for faculty affairs, Provost Sunil Kumar announced in a message to university leadership today. Read the full release on The Hub.

From Arts & Sciences Magazine: Flipped Learning

Two years ago, Brenda Rapp looked out over the crowded lecture hall during her introductory cognitive neuroscience course and saw many students smiling and tapping on their laptops. Which was fine, except that no one smiles at lecture notes. “They were doing email, Facebook, whatever,” says Rapp, professor and chair of the Department of Cognitive […]

DREAMS 2017 (formerly URD) will be held on Friday, April 21

The Johns Hopkins University will be hosting “Day of Undergraduate Research in Engineering, the Arts & Humanities, Medicine and the Sciences” which will be held on Friday, April 21 from 1-4 p.m. in the Goldfarb Gym, Ralph O’Conner Recreation Center (Homewood Campus).

Neuroscientist Patricia Janak Named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

The second cohort of Bloomberg Distinguished Professors was announced this past summer, including neuroscientist Patricia Janak, who studies the biological basis of behavior and associative learning, with a particular focus on addiction. She is a member of the Krieger School’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and of the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology.