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A History of Houseplants

A growing movement

Evergreen Museum & Library's new exhibit explores Victorians' obsession with houseplants and how it compares to today's houseplant craze. "There’s a huge wealth of studies showing a connection between caring for houseplants—keeping them alive and watching them grow—and happiness," says Michelle Fitzgerald, curator of collections. "The Victorians were motivated to take pride in their houseplants for similar reasons you see in the present. This common human psychology is really endearing to me."

In other news  


A new generation of investors

A-Level Capital, a student-run venture capital firm founded by alums, provides undergraduates with hands-on experience in early-stage investing while supporting alumni-founded startups



Preparing leaders for new challenges

SAIS and the Whiting School will partner with the U.S. Space Force to deliver a graduate education specifically designed to prepare officers for the evolving needs of this newest branch of the United States military


Community health

Captivating views of health workers

Photo series was inspired by the work of physician-researcher Lisa Cooper, her colleagues, and the community health workers who supported and served Baltimore neighborhoods during the pandemic


Faculty honors

Diversity and inclusion in imaging technologies

The Science Diversity Leadership Award honors Muyinatu Bell's work in creating inclusive, improved imaging technologies to detect breast cancer



What's fueling Iran's ongoing protests?

A woman’s suspicious death after being detained for an incorrectly worn hijab sends Iranians into the streets. Will Iran’s hardline regime be able to keep a lid on protests sparked by women’s headwear? SAIS expert Narges Bajoghli discusses the tumult.


Financial aid

Apply for student loan debt relief

The university's financial aid team is available to answer questions from alumni about the Federal Student Loan Debt Relief program. Information on how to request assistance is included in this message from Associate Vice Provost for Financial Aid Tom McDermott.

Hopkins in the News  


Surge in young kids hospitalized with RSV, flu

Without face masks or social distancing, respiratory infections are on the rise, along with pediatric hospitalizations. Tatiana Prowell, an associate professor of oncology, tweeted out a warning suggesting kids should resume wearing masks.


NBC News

The world is running out of helium. Here's why doctors are worried.

Without liquid helium, doctors would lose a critical medical tool: MRI machines. "Helium is how the magnet continuously exists," says Mahadevappa Mahesh, professor of radiology. "It's an essential commodity."


Wall Street Journal

Why Made in America isn’t that simple

Carey Business School expert Tinglong Dai co-wrote an opinion piece about the challenges facing companies attempting to "reshore," or bring manufacturing back to the U.S.


Nov. 1

The Deadly Intersection of White Supremacy & Firearms

The Center for Gun Violence Solutions will host a webinar at 1 p.m. EDT when panelists will discuss the insurrection at the United States Capitol, trends in the justification of political violence, the role of gun laws, and promising solutions to mitigate the cycle of racism and hatred; registration required


Nov. 18

Lunch with the libraries

Join Laurel Crawford, manager of Collections Strategy at the Sheridan Libraries, for a virtual presentation at noon EST on what it means to build a 21st-century library collection; registration required