At the head of the class
Academic divisions honor their own with Alumni Association
Excellence in Teaching Awards
Students might ace an exam, but do they fully
understand the material? Some professors will
go to great lengths to ensure that they do.
Whether it means having students dress up in Roman
costumes, artfully plotting elaborate and
colorful chalk use or injecting some fun into
biostatistics, an outstanding group of Johns Hopkins
faculty step outside of the box or go the extra mile to
have their students live and breathe the
course subject, not just read it in a book.
Commencement ceremonies cap 132nd academic
More than 40 Johns Hopkins staff members crowded the
O'Connor Recreation Center's
conference room on a Wednesday afternoon late last month
for the final commencement and
graduation committee meeting. Joining them there were
representatives of P.W. Feats, the special
events/marketing firm that orchestrates most of the
Homewood ceremonies. On the agenda that day:
everything and anything.
Society of Scholars inducts new
The Society of Scholars was created on the
recommendation of then President Milton S.
Eisenhower and approved by the board of trustees on May 1,
1967. The society — the first of its kind in
the nation — inducts former postdoctoral fellows,
postdoctoral degree recipients and junior or visiting
faculty who have served at least a year at Johns Hopkins
and thereafter gained marked distinction
elsewhere in their fields of physical, biological, medical,
social or engineering sciences or in the
humanities, and for whom at least five years have elapsed
since their last Johns Hopkins affiliation.