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Paula Boggs marks the start of a new chapter

Boggs, A&S '81, says her latest album, Janus, tells a story of "chapters opening and closing." A creation born by pandemics—not just COVID-19 but what Boggs saw as the overlapping pandemics of racial violence and a toxic political climate—the album is a blend of jazz, folk, soul, bluegrass, and blues, or "soulgrass."

In other news  

Film & Media Studies

A forgotten era of filmmaking finds a new home at Hopkins

The Sheridan Libraries has acquired the full collection of the Academic Film Archive of North America, bringing more than 7,600 vintage 16-mm films to Johns Hopkins. "We think it has a great deal of value pedagogically and artistically," says Adam Rodgers, director of the Film and Media Studies program.


Graduate education

$5M to bolster non-STEM PhD programs

The Hopkins Pathways to PhD Programs Initiative seeks to strengthen and broaden the pool of students prepared for and excited about doctoral education



Hopkins recognized by White House

The university's diversity action plan, its Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative, and disability equity expert Bonnie Swenor received recognition as part of a new White House effort to overcome historical inequities in access to the nation's STEM enterprise



Atul Grover advocates for health policy solutions

Grover, who earned a PhD from the Bloomberg School in 2004, serves as executive director of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Research and Action Institute



Six from Hopkins named Quad Fellows

The fellowship, sponsored by the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S., supports interdisciplinary scientific and technological innovations

Hopkins in the News  

The New York Times

Why does sleep become worse with age?

Certain lifestyle changes can lead to sleep disruption later in life, says Adam Spira, a professor and sleep researcher at the Bloomberg School of Public Health



By defying Trump, MAGA gained ground

Dragging the party further to the right might be a good way to avoid primaries in the country's reddest districts, says political scientist Steven Teles, but it also creates a race to the bottom


The Washington POst

Are shortcuts making kids dumb? Maybe not

"Given the high cost of dropping out of high school to both the individual and society, it would be worth it if we had to loosen standards or requirements a bit," says education researcher Robert Balfanz


Jan. 10

Secret (and Not So Secret) Signs of Arrhythmia

Hopkins at Home presents a livestream talk at 7 p.m. EST with Hugh Calkins, cardiologist and director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Johns Hopkins; registration required


Jan. 12

Hopkins in Hollywood: alumni panel and intersession gathering

The evening begins at 7 p.m. PST and features a dynamic moderated discussion and Q&A with alumni working in the industry; registration required


Jan. 29

New Year Networking Brunch with Women of Hopkins LA

This New Year’s event at 1 p.m. PST will feature business and career coach Courtney Parks as she shares tips and strategies for successful goal setting and creating a healthy work-life balance in the year ahead and beyond; registration required



Odyssey spring catalog

Check out the spring 2023 courses from the Alumni Association's Odyssey Program, the Baltimore region's award-winning lifelong learning partner for more than 25 years; click for more info and to register