News & Announcements Archive


Professor N.D.B. Connolly Discusses “A World More Concrete” on C-Span

Last night, as part of Book TV's College Series, Professor N.D.B Connolly appeared on C-Span to discuss his new book A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida. Professor Connolly's book examines the relationship between race and property rights in The South during the Jim Crow era. To watch the discussion click here [...]


Provost Lieberman Hosts Film Screening and Discussion of Selma

Thursday night, a private screening of Selma for Johns Hopkins students was followed by a panel discussion featuring Provost Robert C. Lieberman, Professor N.D.B Connolly, and Pulitzer Prize winning Author, Taylor Branch. Click here for more [...]


Professor Connolly published in The New York Times

Professor Connolly has been published in The New York Times online. His article, “Political Education Beats Technology,” discusses the role social media outlets like Facebook have played in shaping social movements. Prof. Connolly asks whether social media can ever be a substitute for actually going out and getting involved. Can it offer the same kind of “political education”? View the article here […]


Lester Spence Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered

Lester Spence, associate professor of political science, was featured today on NPR's All Things Considered. He spoke of the complications President Obama faces when trying to increase voter turnout among African Americans. Hear the full story [...]


Lester Spence Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

Associate professor of political science, Lester Spence, was featured this morning on NPR's Morning Edition. He spoke of the frustration that he feels toward President Obama in light of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Hear the full story [...]


Hollis Robbins receives Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Hollis Robbins, chair of The Department of Humanities and director of the The Center for Africana Studies, has been chosen as the recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award for 2014. Hollis has taught at the Peabody Conservatory since 2006.


Hollis Robbins to Give George Ford Lecture at the University of Rochester

Hollis Robbins, director of the Center for Africana Studies, will give the talk “The African American Sonnet Tradition.” The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. It is free and open to the public.