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in the stacks

Holding on to Hopkins' history

Meet the tight-knit team that manages the massive archival collection at the university's Library Services Center in Laurel, Maryland. The staff fields thousands of requests each year for journal volumes, letters, and artifacts. "I've been working here for 25 years and the bay still impresses me," says Dave Keifer, the library services manager who oversees the facility with his small team. "It's not just physically imposing—it gives off this weird monolithic energy."


Alumni resources

Conduct research online via KnowledgeNet

KnowledgeNET offers alumni access to thousands of academic journals, articles, and reference materials as well as links to additional collections of online resources, digital libraries, and other Johns Hopkins publications

In other news  


Pioneering figure recognized

Scott Tower, on Charles Street, was officially dedicated on Sept. 24 in honor of Frederick Scott, who in 1950 became the first Black student to earn a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University. His legacy and the people who carry it on have been a source of inspiration and support for underrepresented minority students at the university over the years.



Why and when to get a bivalent booster

Virologist Andy Pekosz says everyone eligible should get the new booster, with timing based on past infection and date of last shot


Student life

HopHacks makes in-person return

Students come together to create technology solutions for pressing issues during this 36-hour hackathon

Hopkins in the News  

The Baltimore Sun

Spotlight: Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative

Minority students make up a small fraction of those who hold STEM doctorates. A new Hopkins program aims to change that.


BBC News

Why does time go forward, not backward?

"The interesting feature of Newton's laws ... is that they don't distinguish between the past and the future," says theoretical physicist and philosopher Sean Carroll. 


The Associated Press

Clues from Australia's nasty flu season

Abandoning masking and distancing "poses a risk especially to young children who may not have had much if any previous exposure to influenza viruses prior to this season,” says Andy Pekosz of the Bloomberg School


Oct. 25

Space Surgery

Hopkins at Home presents a virtual mini symposium at 2 p.m. EDT featuring a keynote speaker, panel discussion, and audience interaction. Hosted by bioastronautics@hopkins and the Commercial and Government Program Office of the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering; registration required


Oct. 27 and Nov. 3

Virtual museum tours

Marvel at dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods at the Museum of the Rockies and meet the Caribbean species that live in a 200,000-gallon habitat at the New England Aquarium from the comfort of your home; registration required