Category Archives: Events and Exhibits

Includes library events (e.g., classes, Friends of the Libraries lectures) and exhibits

Winners Announced for the 2016 Student Book Collecting Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting contest! The annual competition, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and was endowed in 2007 by Betty and Edgar Sweren, recognizes the love … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

French Film Festival, April 10-14

Join your fellow Francophiles and film fanatics at this year’s French Film Festival. The theme is “marginality” and will showcase films that address issues facing marginalized groups of people in contemporary French society, most notably addressing questions of gender, race, nationality, … Continue reading

How the N.A.G. Blue Jay Came to Be

Guest post from Neil A. Grauer (A&S ’69) Editor’s note: Stop by the Special Collections Reading Room on M-level of the Brody Learning Commons for an exhibit dedicated to the Blue Jay as we welcome alumni back to campus for Reunion … Continue reading

A Wealth of Health on April 5

An embarrassment of riches in the form of remarkable speakers is yours for the taking on Tuesday, April 5. This year’s keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Public Health Student Forum will be the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. … Continue reading

Pokémon Does NOT Cause Cancer

It’s a special year for both JohnCon and Pokémon — they are both 20 years old! As one HopSFA leader commented, “Pokémon will be old enough to drink in Japan.” In 1996, while he was working for Nintendo, Satoshi Tajiri created … Continue reading

A Festival of Edible Books? Preposterous!

Now is the time to grab a spatula and let out a primal scream for Read It and Eat It, our third annual edible book festival, is nigh! Our promotion of literacy and gluttony and whimsy will occur in the … Continue reading

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

John Barth Loves Us: A Valentine to Fiction

S: So, what are you doing on February 14? Wanna go on a date? Z: Hello? S: …with me and John Barth? Z: A double date? S: Also, Rafael Alvarez, Madison Smartt Bell, Matt Porterfield, Rosalia Scalia, and Jason Tinney? … 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