The Krieger School at a Glance

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Students to Faculty

Most classes have fewer than 20 students, and build a close personal connection with faculty.

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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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In Research Funding

JHU has been the top-funded university in federal research and development since 1979.

KSAS Spotlight

Learning Alongside the Very Best

Learning Alongside the Very Best

The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships summer fellowship program gives Johns Hopkins undergraduates the opportunity to work and conduct research under the mentorship of some of the world’s preeminent scholars.

News from The Hub

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For the Chenchu people in the Nallamala forest in India, healthcare is at least 45 minutes away. Combined with the spread of COVID-19 and broad distrust of the vaccine, that means heightened risk for many people there.

“If they did get exposed to COVID, because of this inaccessibility to healthcare, it’s even more dangerous for them,” says sophomore Tanvi Kosuri. A public health studies major and Hopkins Vaccine Volunteer Project (VVP) volunteer coordinator, Kosuri and other VVP volunteers are partnering with the nonprofit @vffusa which supports rural health and vaccine awareness in that area, to host a virtual walk raising funds to provide rural hospitals with medicine and medical equipment. Participants will seek sponsors and walk for 45 minutes to symbolize the walk villagers must take to receive treatment. 

Kosuri plans to go to medical school and then provide healthcare in a rural part of the world. Meanwhile, her own family’s experience with COVID’s current second wave in India has shown her the urgency of the situation.

“It’s important to spread more awareness and get as many funds as possible to India, so that we can stop the spread of this virus, and hopefully not let a third wave come about,” she says.

📸: Will Kirk, Johns Hopkins University 

#JHU #JohnsHopkins

Arts & Sciences Magazine Spring 2021 Issue

Spring 21 magazine cover

Cover Story: Beyond Our Solar System

Exoplanets 101: Hopkins scientists explain how planets outside of our solar system are created and discovered—and whether life might exist on them.

Cue the New Normal

The Second Commission on Undergraduate Education aims to reshape the Hopkins undergraduate experience.  

A World More Complete

Historian Nathan D. Connolly investigates the brick wall of race, class, and real estate.

Dean Headshot

Spring 2021 welcome from Christopher S. Celenza, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

More from the Dean

In Memoriam

Faculty and emeritus faculty we lost in spring 2021.

Seen and Heard: Martha S. Jones

Martha S. Jones on the first Black, female vice president.

Seen and Heard: Betsy M. Bryan

Betsy M. Bryan on her team’s discovery of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian city.

Seen and Heard: Nicholas Papageorge

Nicholas Papperige on establishing social distancing policies.

Faculty Awards

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences faculty won more than 30 awards over the last semester.

New Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Jeff Coller, a groundbreaking genetics researcher, has joined Johns Hopkins University as the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of RNA Biology and Therapeutics.

Snapshot: From the studio of Sasha Baskin

Peek into fiber artist (and Center for Visual Arts instructor) Sasha Baskin’s home studio.

New Dean in Pursuit of Truth

How Christopher S. Celenza, James N. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School, is beginning to shape the future of the School in his first year.

Mellon Foundation Supports Inheritance Baltimore Project

A team of Krieger School professors was awarded a $4.4 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a humanities-based project focused on the history of racism in higher education and preserving Black history.

What Are You Reading

Our professors talk about books.

Syllabus: From Idea to Animation

Students created hand-drawn characters and videos for Karen Yasinsky’s Animating Cartoons course last semester.

More Faculty Books

Faculty books published in Spring 2021.

Words of Faith

Niloofar Haeri, professor of anthropology and chair of the Krieger School’s Program in Islamic Studies, talks about her book In her latest work, Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer & Poetry in Iran.

What’s Old is New Again

Emily Anderson, assistant professor of classics, and her team of 11 students are examining how and why the arrival of Ancient Greek and Minoan replicas made a splash in late 19th- and early 20th-century Baltimore, and how it impacted the identity of the ancient cultures.


Assistant Professor Thomas Kempa uses chemistry as a tool to sculpt nano and quantum materials, known as “flatland” materials.

By the Numbers: COVID-19 Stats

Stats on how the spring 2021 semester went while still dealing with COVID-19.

Major Infatuation: Physics and Astronomy

Students tell us why they love being Physics and Astronomy majors.

Sports Bits

Six highlights from Johns Hopkins sports this year.

Five Questions: Jessie Martin

Five questions with Jessie Martin, assistant dean for academic advising.

Field Notes: Stock Answers

Junior Johnny Saldana is finding and analyzing financial trends with large datasets, trying to find new ways to monitor stock movements.

Field Notes: Poetry in Motion

Junior Sarah Elbasheer is studying Asian and Middle Eastern contributions to the history of science and medicine.

Field Notes: Cultured Cancer Killers

Junior Wesley Ravich on his work in pediatric oncology and cellular immunotherapy.

Field Notes: Privacy or Prevention?

Sophomore Lauren Maytin spent summer 2020 developing and analyzing a survey on digital contract tracing for people ages 18 to 24.

Shots of Hope

Johns Hopkins’ students volunteer at the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium in downtown Baltimore.

Bill Henry: CV

Focus on Bill Henry ’92, Baltimore City comptroller.

Alumni to Watch

Alumni won spots on the Forbes “30 under 30” list and the Donald Justice Poetry Prize.

Alumni Kudos: Spring 2021

Alumni accomplishments in spring 2021.

Slavery and Restitution

Caleb McDaniel ’06 PhD won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for History with his book “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America”.

The Gullibility Quotient

Stephen Greenspan ’62 on his career in research on gullibility.

Discovery After Discovery

Nicole Gaudelli’s work in gene editing technology is helping to change the way genetic diseases are treated.

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