Category Archives: Hopkins

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, Professor of Greek

With this entry, I’m beginning a new series of articles on our original faculty – those named to full professorships before the University opened. Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, Johns Hopkins’ first professor of Greek, was born in 1831 in Charleston, South … Continue reading

What is the “Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy?”

In a job market growing ever more competitive, it is no surprise that higher education institutions are requesting more of young PhDs applying for teaching positions. Among the application materials required by many hiring institutions, for example, a portfolio testifying to … Continue reading

Robert Layfield, 1897-1915

I’m willing to bet that very few reading this have ever heard of Robert Layfield. There are no buildings named for him and no monument to his accomplishments. He wasn’t wealthy, he made no mark in academia, and he died … Continue reading

Jesse Lazear, 1866-1900

In the Alumni Memorial Residences on the Homewood Campus, there is a dorm house named for Jesse Lazear, who was described upon his death as “a martyr in the noblest of causes.” While Walter Reed gets credit for solving the … Continue reading

What Are You Reading?

We know that reading is really crucial for life-long learning. Libraries and librarians often sit in the unique position between students and faculty. We hear from students that they would like to know what their professors are reading; faculty members … Continue reading

In Memoriam: Champ Sheridan

We are sad to announce the passing of R. Champlin “Champ” Sheridan, a member of the university’s class of 1952, trustee emeritus, 2007 recipient of an honorary doctorate of humane letters, and generous benefactor to the university and to the … Continue reading

The Dog Days of Summer

Is this Baltimore summer hot enough for you? You might say we have hit the heart of the “dog days” of summer. You might also wonder where the heck that phrase comes from! It turns out, the origin of the … Continue reading

Summer at Hopkins, circa 1890

In the middle of summer, most of the students are long gone, faculty are planning their fall classes or doing their own research, and staff are looking forward to vacations. But there are still a lot of people on campus, … Continue reading

Not Your Father’s Dissertation

Hopkins is about to take a big step into the 21st century this fall. Beginning September 1, 2013, the library will no longer be accepting paper dissertations or theses. Instead, we will be instituting an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) … Continue reading

Crossing Charles Street

Boy, it seems to be getting harder and harder to cross or walk along Charles Street. A trip to Subway, Chipotle, or the School of Education takes some planning. Don’t worry! This will all be over…in a year. That’s right … Continue reading