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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Students Who Intern

On average, a Krieger student has almost three internships while at JHU.

KSAS Spotlight

JHU once again a top producer of Fulbright awardees

JHU once again a top producer of Fulbright awardees

For the 11th year in a row, Johns Hopkins University appears on Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of top producers for the 2020–21 Fulbright Scholarship application cycle. With 22 of 49 applicants awarded grants across the English Teaching Assistant and Study/Research programs, Hopkins has the third-highest rate of Fulbright grantees among research universities. Read about the students’ Fulbright work on the Hub.

News from The Hub

From The Hub: Humanities and research for all

Humanities and research for all

Apr 13

Krieger School students share their humanities research with local community college students to build connections, inspire future humanities researchers

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Arts & Sciences Magazine Fall 2020 Issue

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Cover Story: Giving Back Makes a Comeback

Students find innovative ways to volunteer in the community in the face of a global pandemic. 'We can still make a difference—even through a screen.'

Research in the Time of COVID-19

When COVID-19 began its assault earlier this year, many Krieger School faculty members quickly noticed ways the virus—or its impact—intersected with their own research interests. Here are some of their stories.

COVID-19-related Research

A sampling of additional COVID-19-related work underway by faculty members and researchers across the Krieger School.

It’s Time for Some Truth Telling

Professor Martha S. Jones explores fact and fiction in women’s right to vote.

Centerpiece

Even COVID-19 can’t stop fall from arriving on Keyser Quad.

Dean Headshot

Since the coronavirus arrived in the United States, various words and phrases have become a regular part of our lexicon … One word that I have not heard quite as much, but that I have witnessed a great deal of at Johns Hopkins, is resilience.

More from the Dean

Faculty Awards

Krieger School faculty have received more than 20 awards, nominations and accolades since our last issue.

Snapshot: From the Office of Chaz Firestone

See what Professor Chaz Firestone’s office looks like. He surrounds himself with objects that give a nod to his team’s visual perception research.

Seen & Heard: Jessica Marie Johnson

Look who’s talking: Jessica Marie Johnson on magazine covers featuring Viola Davis and Simone Biles

First-Year Students Ask Deep Questions

The first-year Common Question sparks intellectual discussions and builds stronger ties between students and faculty. This year’s question is “What is the common good?”

A Fall Semester Like No Other

Citing concerns about a resurgence in COVID-19, President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar announced on August 6 that all undergraduate instruction, labs, and co-curricular activities would be held online for the duration of the fall semester.

Seen & Heard: N. D. B. Connolly

“We have long felt that it was important for young people, really across the board, but especially for Black people to be able to find not just affirming representations of themselves in literature, but also really to just up their broad historical literacy about the Black experience in the United States.”

Seen & Heard: Meredith Greif

“If we don’t take drastic measures soon, many, many more millions of people are going to be in dire straits. If we don’t act fast, if we don’t pass legislation to put money in people’s pockets so they can pay their bills, society is really going to suffer. And I would want to emphasize that it’s not even about helping individual people […]

Seen & Heard: Ho-Fung Hung

“The choice is between dying quietly without the world noticing, or dying with dignity with the world noticing, and at the same time creating the chance of causing some damage to the people who kill Hong Kong.” 

In Memoriam

We remember Robert Forster, Pier Larson, Sakiko Olsen, Douglas Poland, Mark O. Robbins, and S. Wojciech Sokolowski.

New Dean Named for School

Christopher S. Celenza, dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University and professor of history and classics, has been named James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

The Push and Pull of American Democracy

Robert Lieberman’s new book, Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy, discusses the pillars democratic government rests on, and the most serious threats that jeopardize it.

Developing a Digital Picture of Race

Assistant Professor Jessica Marie Johnson’s research stretches across the Atlantic, travels back and forth in time, and traverses analog and digital space.

Syllabus: Past Meets Present Among the Tiles

The Antioch Recovery Project course, part of the Krieger School’s Classics Research Lab, is an experimental pedagogical model marked by collaboration and the opportunity for students to contribute to a long-term stream of research.

More Faculty Books

Faculty books published in 2020 that focus on democracy, divinity, the business of science and invention, and much more.

What are you reading?

Kali-Ahset Amen, Assistant Research Professor, Sociology, Associate Director, Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts   I just turned the last page on Toni Morrison’s beautiful and concise novel Home. A Homeric story of a hero’s return to the small town that reared him, Home is like blues music with binding and a spine. I knew that Morrison’s lush storytelling, celebrating ordinary […]

Nothing to Fear but Fearmongering Itself

Professor Filipe Campante’s research and recent working paper investigate the impact of 2014 media coverage and fear of Ebola may have had on the elections.

Field Notes: Double Feature

Brothers Curtis and Thomas Nishimoto recently collaborated on screenwriting and production on the fantasy film Nurikabe.

Field Notes: Cell Knowledge

Taharat Sheikh is working on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, focused on the role of the faith community in welcoming recently incarcerated Muslim women back into society.

Field Notes: Conquer the Divide

Senior Niat Habtemariam is working to find the cause of holoprosencephaly, or when an embryo’s brain doesn’t divide into left and right hemispheres, with the Reeves Lab.

Field Notes: Lucie in the Sky with Software

Sophomore Lucie Afko is working to improve detectors on the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Survey telescope. The telescope project is trying to find out what happened in the first few moments of the universe, or cosmic dawn.

Growth Mindset

Get the breakdown of what it’s like to work in the JHU Greenhouse, wit the Botanical Laboratory and Decker Gardens.

Major Infatuation: Public Health

Hear from students what they love about majoring in Public Health.

Five Questions: Renee Eastwood

Renee Eastwood is the Krieger School’s Director of Academic and Student Affairs for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Sports Bits

JHU sports news from Summer and Fall 2020.

Class of 2024

Get a closer look at the Class of 2024.

The Eyes Have It

Ethnie Jones, BA ’83, MD ’87, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery as a partner at the Virginia Eye Institute.

A Path to Public Service

Molly Dillon ’11, wrote the New York Times best seller Yes She Can, and spent last year on a national book tour talking to crowds of young people about her time in the Obama White House. She was previously the policy advisor for Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity in the Domestic Policy Council during the Obama Administration.

Reducing Military Suicides

Alums Brian Kinsella, Craig Gridelli, and Nick Black returned from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan to form Stop Solider Suicide, a nonprofit that provides interventions for soldiers and veterans who are at risk of suicide.

Alumni Kudos: Fall 2020

Krieger school alumni to watch.

Alumni to Watch

Alumni to watch includes Samuel Cheney, Kiara Eldred, Nicole Gaudelli, and David Jones.

Louise Erdrich: CV

Catch up with alumnus Louise Erdrich, award-winning novelist and short story author.

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