Open Access Week Events

Open Access Week 2018 will be full of events around open data, open scholarship, and open access. A complete list is below with links. We’re busy this year to promote the Johns Hopkins Open Access Policy. You can read more about the policy in a previous post and on the Open Access Policy website. We […]


Freshman Library Orientation 2018

Jen Ditkoff, Student Engagement and Information Fluency Librarian, and Heidi Herr Academic Liaison, Special Collections facilitated this week’s freshman orientation at the library and it was a blast! Things started off with a bang at “Fire & Ice” in the Macskey Room (BLC). This was an interactive session that gave new students the opportunity to ask […]


Lav Notes

Nowhere near a library lavatory? Don’ worry. For your convenience, we’ve uploaded issues of Lav Notes here. Read them anytime, any place for the latest events, workshops, student spotlights, fellowship opportunities, helpful tips, and more. August 2018 Freshman Orientation Part 1 September 2018 Freshman Orientation Part 2 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018


Can You Dig It? Homewood Museum Wins Historic Preservation Award For Drainage Improvement Project

Last night, a team that included several Hopkins employees was recognized by the local historic preservation nonprofit Baltimore Heritage for successfully shepherding Homewood Museum through an extensive drainage improvement project last summer. The project—which was undertaken to correct a faulty underground piping system that as causing moisture to pool around the historic house’s foundation—required the […]


The Spirit of ’68

 1968 was marked by war and protest, tragedy and revolution—a year around which a whole era of political turmoil, cultural change, and social unrest turned. So much happened in one year, including: The Tet Offensive and the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam. The “Prague Spring” liberalizations in Czechoslovakia, followed by the Soviet invasion. The assassination […]


Hopkins’ Spring Fair, A History

As Spring Fair gets under way, here’s a look back at the origins of the annual event. The first Spring Fair took place April 21-23, 1972, an entirely student-run festival. From the earliest days, it has been organized and run by the undergraduate student body, with cooperation from campus offices providing electricity, water, and security. It still serves as […]


A Tour of Edgar Allan Poe’s Baltimore: April 14

This guest post is from senior Samantha Smart, who received an Arts Innovation Grant to bring more Hopkins students into contact with one of Baltimore’s most intriguing historical figures, Edgar Allan Poe. Every September, football fans put on their purple jerseys and migrate to M&T Bank Stadium for the National Football League’s Opening Day. Every […]


Cosplay, Games, Fire — It’s JohnCon 2018

Tournaments, a cosplay photo shoot, laser tag, comedy, games — yes, it’s JohnCon 2018 (April 6-8)! JohnCon is the annual convention of JHU’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (HopSFA). It’s held from Friday evening to Sunday evening (5:00PM to 5:00PM), with NO stops. (Here are some photos from last year.)  On the schedule (watch for […]