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$100M gift will significantly expand SAIS Europe campus in Bologna

The transformative gift from philanthropists James and Morag Anderson to the School of Advanced International Studies' Europe campus in Bologna, Italy, will allow Johns Hopkins to leverage the expertise of faculty and researchers to train the next generation of international experts and offer multidisciplinary, innovative solutions to global problems. James Anderson, a SAIS Europe alumnus, is the chair of the SAIS Europe Advisory Council and a member of the university's board of trustees. 

In other news  

Women's Soccer

We are the champions

The second-ranked Johns Hopkins women's soccer team put the finishing touches on a magical campaign Sunday, getting goals from Breukelen Woodard and Katie Sullivan to defeat Case Western 2-1 in the NCAA Division III title game in Salem, Virginia. The Blue Jays finished 23-0-2 en route to winning the first national championship in the program's history.



Kweisi Mfume continues to push for progress

Mfume, A&S '84 (MLA), began his second and current stint in Congress in 2020, nearly a quarter century after he finished his first tenure as a Democratic representative for Maryland. A lot has changed since 1996 when he left Congress to become the NAACP's president and CEO. Democrats and Republicans were not as polarized as they are now, he says. Today, both sides are stuck in "my-way-or-the-highway, take-no-prisoners" postures that result most often in stalemate, he adds. "You need two to tango," Mfume says. "It doesn't mean we're going to reach unanimity. But we should try to reach a consensus."


PUblic Health

Life expectancy is declining in the U.S. It doesn't have to be.

A report from the Bloomberg American Health Initiative identifies solutions to pressing public health concerns that are causing the average American life expectancy to fall. "The decline in U.S. life expectancy is a devastating trend that we refuse to accept," says Michael R. Bloomberg, Engr ’64, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies. 


Healthy communities

Lego Foundation awards $27.8M to Center for Indigenous Health

Through the grant, the Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health will expand its Family Spirit home-visiting program, which promotes healthy child development as well as maternal health and well-being. The program will open 20 new sites and develop Indigenous-designed outdoor playspaces.

Hopkins in the News  

The Washington POst

Why flying while sick can make you feel worse

When you're sick, the passages for drainage from the Eustachian tubes become inflamed and narrow, making equalizing pressures more difficult, says Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Center for Health Security.


NBC News

Study: Myocarditis after COVID vax low among teens, young adults

Daniel Salmon, director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety, says he would still like to see estimates of myocarditis risk by age, gender, vaccine type and spacing between doses.


BBC News

Parents worry after peanut allergy drug sales flop

Complicated billing procedures have discouraged many providers from offering the treatment, making it difficult for some patients to access, while others were not able to commit to the required biweekly visits for treatment, says Panida Sriaroon, the medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Food Allergy Clinic


Education Week

This one change from teachers can make homework more equitable

"Homework is important, proven to be useful for children's learning, but we can all do better in designing good homework as opposed to just more of it," says Joyce Epstein, a homework researcher and the director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships


Through Dec. 9

JHU Press holiday sale

Save 40% off all books with code HHOL22, plus get free shipping when you spend $50 or more 



Holiday events near you

Ring in the holiday season with fellow alumni and friends at regional events across the country; find a party nearby and RSVP


Dec. 10+11

JHU Museums holiday open houses

Explore Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library with a pair of open houses, Dec. 10 and 11, respectively. Make a holiday craft, enjoy discounts in the gift shop, listen to live seasonal music, and nosh festive treats. Free, but registration is required.


Dec. 13

Lighting of the Quads

Celebrate the season and the end of the fall semester as Homewood is transformed into a winter wonderland; the festivities, supported by the Hopkins Parents Fund, begin at 6 p.m. EST


Dec. 15

Health Policy Forum: Xavier Becerra

School of Nursing Dean Sarah Szanton leads a virtual discussion with the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at noon EST; topics will include the nursing workforce and leadership, and Becerra’s work to expand access to health care and advance health equity; registration required


Dec. 16

Honoring the 2022 President's Frontier Award winners

Alexis Battle and Sarah Hörst will present their research and talk about how they will use the award to enhance their scholarly endeavors at 3 p.m. EST. Limited in-person seating available in Hodson Hall, Room 310, or tune in to the livestream; registration required