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Alumni news

A voice for the alumni community

Mary Ann Dickson, A&S ’97, is ready to put her voice to work for her fellow Hopkins alums as the incoming president of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Council, with the goal of helping make connections between alumni that could have global significance. "When you take a step back and learn more about all the different divisions and schools that make up this university, there's so much opportunity to bring together amazing minds, to generate new ideas and ways of thinking," she says. 

In other news  

University rankings


Johns Hopkins again ranks among the best universities in the world according to Times Higher Education, which evaluated nearly 1,800 colleges on 13 key performance indicators in five categories: teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook


Smashing success

DART spacecraft successfully alters asteroid's orbit

The history-making mission, operated by JHU APL, shows potential for future missions to protect Earth from asteroids



Up in smoke

When the FDA issued a ban on JUUL products in the U.S., JUUL pushed back against the regulations. While the future of the ban is uncertain, Hopkins experts help clear the air on what we know and what we don't when it comes to vaping.


Hopkins Votes

'Why I Vote' campaign

Alumni are encouraged to share their reasons for voting to galvanize students, staff, faculty, and alumni around the idea that voting is a fundamental value of the Hopkins community 


News in brief ...

Hopkins in the News  

The New York Times

'A new frontier' for hearing aids

Hearing aids become an over-the-counter product in the U.S. next week. "It finally, actually happened after all these years," said Frank Lin, the director of the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health.



Why students joining Iran's protest wave matters

"Universities have been … a place of refuge for political dissent," says Nima Tootkaboni, a PhD student in sociology



COVID jabs for kids: they’re safe and they work—so why is uptake so patchy?

The mRNA vaccines "are really safe vaccines for everybody, including children," says Kawsar Talaat, an infectious disease physician and vaccine scientist at the Bloomberg School of Public Health



Everyone wants a tip now. Do you have to give them one?

Meng Zhu, a professor who studies consumer decision-making and marketing, says just the act of asking people to leave a tip can be enough to push some people into doing so, especially when they’ve already initiated a business transaction


All aboard

Alumni Journeys returns

After several years of staycationing, seeing the world is finally back on the agenda with Johns Hopkins Alumni Journeys. Join faculty experts, local guides, and like-minded traveling companions on an array of tours from deluxe and traditional to the exotic and adventurous. Want to make a reservation? Check out the list of 2023 trips


Oct. 15

50 years of Title IX, women's athletics at JHU

Celebrate this milestone by listening to a conversation at 6:45 p.m. EDT with Lynn-Anne Schow, A&S ’92, Diarra Oden, A&S ’22, and moderator Abby Duggan, A&S ’10about the past, present, and future of women's athletics at JHU and the impact of Title IX. Register in advance to watch the livestream or attend in person in Baltimore. For stories about the pioneers and champions of the first 50 years of women's athletics, visit


Oct. 18

Book Talk: 'A Scientific Revolution'

Join author Will Linder, A&S ’72, at 6 p.m. CDT in Chicago as he discusses the book he co-authored with Ralph H. Hruban, Med ’85, about how 10 men and women pioneered health care as we know it; register in advance


Oct. 20

Power Charlas with Powerful Women

The Association of Latino Professionals for America and Hopkins Organization of Latino/a/x Alumni will host a panel discussion in Baltimore at 5:30 p.m. EDT with Latina leaders sharing their career journeys and how they navigate bias in the workplace; register in advance