Category Archives: Science and Engineering

A Modern Doctor with Many Fields

The next speaker in the JHU Conversations in Medicine series is Dr. Cindy Sears. Dr. Sears is a Hopkins Professor of Medicine, Oncology, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Yet her earliest PubMed article was “The Effectiveness of a Consultation” (American … Continue reading

Learn from Modern Doctors

What is it like to be the Health Commissioner of a complex city like Baltimore (whose health department happens to have been the first in the United States)? Dr. Leana Wen, who has served in that role for just over … Continue reading

Artificial Languages, Universal Languages

An undergrad recently asked me about Lojban. Those in computer science and related fields have probably heard of Lojban (a constructed language, formerly known as Loglan). And most of us have heard of Esperanto (a “universal” language), and other “constructed” … Continue reading

Represent JHU on the Global Stage

Back in October we asked you to take the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey. We still need graduate students and faculty to take this graphical survey; we’ll use the data to help us improve our library services and resources. … Continue reading

Problem Sets and Solutions

You have homework due in calculus or orgo, but you’re having trouble following the steps about how to solve certain kinds of problems. The library has books full of worked problems and their solutions in many areas of science and … Continue reading

How do you research? We need to know!

What tools do you use to get your research done? Google Drive, MS Word, or Open Office? RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley? Google Scholar or Scopus? Your librarians want to know what tools you use so that we can optimize library … Continue reading

What Publishers Think About Technology

The International Association of STM Publishers released their Tech Trends 2015 list as a set of infographics. It’s always an interesting list to librarians because we spend our time working with publishers, researchers, and technology. So you shouldn’t be surprised … Continue reading

Research Remix: They Came From Ocular Space!

What if artists and researchers got together to talk, and then the artists created art based on the science and engineering and medicine that they heard about from the researchers? Welcome to Research Remix, another amazing project from your friends … Continue reading

What’s New on C Level?

Your favorite bricks-and-mortar location for science, engineering, and medicine — that’s C Level, of course — has made some changes. Let’s discuss. I went to the shelf where I always find the books that I use, but they weren’t there. … Continue reading

Explore Mars, the moon, and the skies

For nearly fifty years, people have attempted to send spacecraft to Mars. During the 1950s and 60s, an increasing preoccupation with the future and technology helped transform America’s outlook, as well as its conception of itself, as if seen anew … Continue reading