The Krieger School at a Glance

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Global University

Social sciences and public health, neuroscience, cell biology, biology and biochemistry, and space science rank in top 20 programs globally.

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Nobel Prize Winners

Most recently, Adam Riess, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, won the Nobel Prize for showing the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

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Students in Research

Students contribute to pivotal work in more than 50 labs and research institutes.

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Majors and Minors

With no core curriculum, students are provided the freedom to choose the courses that matter most to them.

KSAS Spotlight

What Economists Really Do

What Economists Really Do

More than just Wall Street types or stock market prognosticators, Johns Hopkins economics faculty and students apply their tools to address the world’s most important issues.

News from The Hub

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Shanthi Ramakrishna founded the stitched-goods social enterprise @taaraprojects as an undergrad at JHU, which now includes seven other female undergraduates. 

"We want to be a star point of light to an artisan at risk of poverty," she says. "Our mission is to provide economic empowerment to artisans in search of a living wage, while upholding a completely environmentally conscious end-to-end supply chain."

Image credit: Taara Projects, fall 2021 Taara Projects team

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POV: you just stepped out of class in Gilman Hall

Photo: Will Kirk, Johns Hopkins University

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Behavioral biology major Jessica Dure has started a project to better reveal how communicative capabilities affect brain organization and evolution toward more advanced thinking. She is studying these linkages in Melopsittacus parrots using available computerized tomography scans. Popular as pets, these birds exhibit a rich vocal range and can mimic human speech. 

Her work has focused on characterizing the elaborate musculature used by these parrots to form their vocalizations. Additional stages of her project involve mapping the musculature of birds with other kinds of vocalization skills. 

“We’re seeing how communication affects the brain and how musculature affects the evolution of different areas of the brain.”

Overall, the research is building a detailed, three-dimensional view of the area where avian vocalizations are largely produced. It’s also a critical area for human speech. 

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Join us for a quick tour of @homewoodmuseum, located just off Charles Street on JHU’s Homewood campus. Built circa 1801, the house is a National Historic Landmark, renowned for its Federal-period architecture and its remarkable collection of decorative arts. It was the summer home for members of Maryland’s prominent Carroll family, as well as at least 25 enslaved individuals, including William and Rebecca Ross and their two children and Izadod and Cis Conner and six of their 13 children.

Guided tours explore the house’s stately rooms and the interconnected lives of the Carroll, Conner, and Ross families. Tours are offered Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Link in Homewood Museums' bio to book your visit. 

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Where are we on this hot summer day? 📍 Comment a location on Homewood campus and tag a Blue Jay—past, present, or future—for a chance to win a plush Blue Jay. 🐦 

*Not affiliated with Instagram. One random winner will be chosen on 7/25/22.

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Arts & Sciences Magazine Spring 2022 Issue

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Cover Story: What Economists Really Do

More than just Wall Street types or stock market prognosticators, Johns Hopkins economics faculty and students apply their tools to address the world’s most important issues.

Black Beyond Data

Historian Jessica Marie Johnson leads several teams tapping into the power of datasets to uncover new truths about Black history.

The Writers Room at Johns Hopkins

Where budding scriptwriters learn that creating your next binge-watch is a team sport.

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Dean Christopher S. Celenza weighs in on the Krieger School’s new ways to focus on the undergraduate and first-year experience.

More from the Dean

Spring 2022 Faculty Awards

Krieger School faculty garnered more than 20 notable awards and honors this spring, including the Rumford Prize, an NSF Career Award, and election to the National Academy of Medicine.

Building the SNF Agora  Institute

The SNF Agora Institute broke ground in late fall 2021, with a community celebration, and the naming of eight endowed SNF Agora Institute Professors.

Johns Hopkins Scientists Contribute to First Sequence of Human Genome

Johns Hopkins University scientists collaborated with more than 100 researchers around the world to assemble and analyze the first complete sequence of a human genome.

Investor Bill Miller Gives $50 Million to Department of Physics and Astronomy

The department is now the William H. Miller III Department of Physics and Astronomy in honor of the investor and philanthropist’s gift.

Faculty We Lost, Spring 2022

In memoriam of Maurice Bessman, Ludwig Brand, Charles Dempsey, and Paul Feldman.

Stars Align for Hubble Space Telescope Discovery

PhD candidate Brian Welch discovered a new (and thus far, furthest ever observed) star with data from the Hubble Telescope.

Seen and Heard: Brian Welch

This really opens up a new window into those early days of the universe.” 

Seen and Heard: Brenda Rapp

You can imagine how frustrating it is if you can’t find words, if you can’t organize words into sentences, if you can’t get your mouth to produce the sounds you want it to produce. You are still yourself … but you may not sound like yourself.”  

Seen and Heard: Beth Blauer

Creating standards that are easily adoptable, like measuring cases and deaths for COVID, will be really important when we’re trying to do the hard work of eradicating poverty and improving climate conditions. The big question is, are policymakers willing to do it?”  

Seen and Heard: Rajiv McCoy

We’ve discovered millions of genetic variants that were previously not known across samples of thousands of individuals whose genomes have already been sequenced. We will have to wait until future work to learn more about their associations with disease, but a big focus of work now will be on trying to discover new genetic variations […]

New Book: What About the Baby?

Academy Professor Alice McDermott discusses her latest collection of essays, What About the Baby.

Top Faculty Books Spring 2022

Ten new books from Krieger School faculty, including books on growing up in Baltimore, the consumer revolution, the building blocks of poetry and more.

Creating a Link Between You and the Universe

The course “The Grandeur of You and the Universe” helps students understand how basic earth, planetary, and space sciences concepts connect to our everyday lives.

Books to Read in Spring 2022

Three suggested books to read in spring 2022 from Krieger School faculty.

Examining the Haitian Revolution

Professor Daniel Desormeaux’s work on voodoo, the history of secrecy, and the Haitian Revolution helps us see the revolution and Haitian culture in a different light.

Studying Brain Response to Social Interaction

Assistant Professor Leyla Isik’s research focuses on how looking (or watching) social situations helps humans distill social information about others.

The Neural Links Between Voice and Thought  

Behavioral biology major student Jessica Dure is working to better understand how our ability to communicate affects brain organization and thinking.

Why Students Love the Medicine, Science, and the Humanities Major

Four Medicine, Science, and the Humanities majors tell us what makes the MSH major exciting, and why they’re confident it will improve their future.

Spring 2022 Sports News

Sports news from the 2022 spring season of the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays.

Matthew Pavesich of the University Writing Program

Matthew Pavesich of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Program discusses the importance and writing and the program.

Confronting Cancer through Creative Writing

Student Joyce Ker is developing and leading creative writing workshops to help cancer patients process their journey.

Delving into Social Networks and Teen Vaping 

Student Daniel Habib studies social networks and teen vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes, after noticing it was a growing issue among his peers.

Saving the Bay from Dead Zones

Molecular and cellular biology major Paul Gensbigler is helping to answer unresolved questions about the kinds of bacteria removing nitrogen from the Chesapeake Bay.

Alumnus Wes Unseld Jr., Washington Wizards

Wes Unseld Jr. ’97 got a degree in economics at Johns Hopkins before starting a long career in professional basketball, where he is head coach of the Washington Wizards.

Traveling, Writing, and Finding a Career in Digital Media

Rachel Schnalzer ’15 is an editor at the Los Angeles Times, but has worked at Baltimore magazine, BuzzFeed, and more as a writer, producer, editor, and digital journalist.

Working to Make America a ‘Weather Ready Nation’

Richard Spinrad ’75 has forged a career at the intersection of research and public policy to help Americans get more prepared for extreme weather.

Alumnus Leads Health Systems During the Pandemic

Selwyn Vickers ’82 led the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System through the pandemic, and used Hopkins thinking to do it.

Spring 2022 Alumni to Watch

This spring our alumni won Academy Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Tickner Writing Fellowships and more.

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