Owls Provide Clues on How Humans Might Direct Attention

In research using barn owls, Shreesh Mysore, a neuroscientist in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, recently published a study about attention that reveals the rules and mechanisms for how the brain makes such decisions.

Newsletter from Interim Dean Beverly Wendland – School of Arts & Sciences

Knowledge for its own sake is a hallmark of the School of Arts and Sciences. But it is not unusual for our faculty to become well-known for research that matters in the world beyond the ivy walls (or in our case, the brick paths). Periodically, Krieger School professors are called on to advise government policymakers on critical issues impacting the nation as a whole, and when the country calls, we provide a “public service leave” so that they can lend their expertise to a national priority.


President’s Reading Series Authors Announced

A chronicler of the black experience, a winner of the Man Booker Prize, and a novelist whose debut work was included in Time magazine’s list of 100 best novels will visit JHU this year through the second annual President’s Reading Series, which starts Sept. 23.


Biophysics Professor Emeritus Michael Beer Dies at 88

Born in Hungary and raised in Canada, he joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1958 as a member of the Department of Biophysics. A well-known specialist in molecular microscopy, Michael is credited for his pioneering work on single-molecule electron microscopy.