Who Moved My Cheese…er… I Mean Furniture?

Because we never pass by a chance to be green (and we’re finding it easier than Kermit said we would!), we’ve worked with our Office of Sustainability to find two non-profits (Baltimore City Public Schools and Habitat for Humanity) to take the furniture that we’ll be replacing on A-Level.  That’s the good news! The less […]

Post-Graduation Research Tools

Worried about how to do research after you graduate? While our licensing arrangements mean that we can’t keep access to all of our databases open to you, we do have an alternative! Hopkins KnowledgeNET, the Alumni Online Library. Offered in conjunction with the Alumni Association, Hopkins KnowledgeNET is open to all JHU grads. You’ll have […]

BLC Gold

It’s not just Olympians who win gold! Our own Brody Learning Commons has just received LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. What does this mean? It means that the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC) recognizes that we’ve incorporated a lot of green construction and operations in the building, including: Increasing the use of […]

The Year of Three Popes

The last time a pope resigned was in 1415, almost 600 years ago when Gregory XII stepped down. Papal resignations are rare – almost as rare is a Year of Three Popes. My freshman year at JHU, 1978, was the last one. I was reminded of this by a friend who was with me when […]

Transform Yourself!

Become the person who can boast to friends that you can navigate the treacherous waters of citations, e-books, and Google. Check out these workshops: E-Books:  Does JHU have e-books? (Yes, lots.) How do I find them? (It’s incredibly easy.) How do I use them? (THAT’s what you’ll learn when you come to the workshop!) Wednesday, […]

The Clock is Ticking

Midterms are just around the corner (gasp!), and to make sure that you have enough space to spread out and study, we’ll be limiting non-JHU access to MSE Library and the Brody Learning Commons to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Sunday, October 14 through Friday, October 26th. Brody will, as always, be open 24/7, […]

Give Your Research a Lift with a Workshop or Two!

Ever feel like you’re using old strategies to do your research? Let us help you harness the latest cutting-edge tools at one of our fall workshops. Learn how to organize your citations, navigate around e-books, not run afoul of the copyright police and download and manipulate census data. Just click on the links to register! […]

Olympic Withdrawal

It’s worse than a hang-over. I miss the Olympics! Amazing athletes, cool opening and closing ceremonies; Rio in 2016 can’t come quickly enough for me. So what’s the remedy for this malady? Watching a movie might help. Chariots of Fire is perfect for those of you who can’t get enough of track and field events. […]

An Archaeology of Knowledge

What do netsukes, skulls, globes, portable pianos and lab equipment have in common? They are soon to be part of an art installation in the Brody Learning Commons designed by noted artist and curator Mark Dion. Building on the theme of the Wunderkammer, or wonder-room, Dion describes his installation as “an archaeology of the material […]