November at Hopkins

November was a busy month at Hopkins -- the campus was full of events and successes on the sports field. Fall weather is here, and the leaves are falling. Read more about November at Hopkins!

Success for Hopkins Fall Sports Teams

Women’s Soccer -- The Women’s Soccer team advanced to the Elite Eight for the second year in a row, playing Messiah for a chance to move on to the Final Four in San Antonio. Both teams played well, and Messiah escaped with a 2-1 win. The Blue Jays ended the season with a record of 19-4-1, tying the record for single season wins.  Read more here.

Men’s Soccer -- The Men’s Soccer team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the third straight season, ending the season with a record of 15-4-4. The Blue Jays lost to #2 Ohio Wesleyan, in a well-fought match, ending with a final score of 1-0. Read more here.

Women’s Cross Country -- The Women’s Cross Country team ended the season for the second year in a row in seventh place at the NCAA Championships. Junior Cecilia Furlong and Senior Christina Valerio finished 32nd and 33rd, respectively at the Championships. Read more here.

Annual Culture Show a Success

The 22nd Annual Culture Show was held on Saturday, November 13 in Shriver Hall and was sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  This year’s show had 16 performances from various cultural and performing arts groups performing to a full house.

Enjoy a video from JOSH’s (JHU’s all-female Indian fusion dance team) performance at the Culture Show!

Hopkins Top Model

The Sixth Annual Hopkins Top Model competition was held on Monday, November 22nd, in the Glass Pavilion. 24 models from various groups on campus (including fraternities, sororities, performance groups, and awareness groups) competed to raise money for combating arsenic contamination in Bangladesh. Judges included Dean Boswell, Dr. Michael Trush and a modeling agency representative. Read more about the event here.

Computer Engineering Barbie

New Career for Barbie

School of Engineering alumna assists with selection of new career for Barbie -- Computer Engineering. In a few short weeks, children across the nation will be able to replace their totally outdated bathing-suit-wearing Barbie dolls with the hipper, more modern Computer Engineer Barbie, clad in a funky binary-code tee and carrying a pink laptop.Computer Engineer Barbie took the popular vote, hands-down, with the behind-the-scenes help and strategy of the National Academy of Engineering and Whiting School electrical and computer engineering graduate, Erin Fitzgerald, MSE ’04, PhD ‘09. A vote by young girls went to News anchor Barbie. Both models were debuted at the International Toy Fair in New York in February. Read more here.

JHU Alum Joins First Lady’s Staff

Kristina Schake, who earned her bachelor’s degree from the Writing Seminars in 1992, will be joining the White House staff as Special Assistant to the President and Communications Director to the First Lady.  She will start in the East Wing in December 2010. Read the announcement here and a Washington Post blog post here.


President Daniels welcomes everyone to the summit

Next Steps For Johns Hopkins

The recent Johns Hopkins Volunteer Summit convened more than 350 Johns Hopkins leaders—including deans and directors, trustees, members of the alumni council, advisory board members and other volunteers from all university divisions—to think creatively, strategically and collectively about some of the biggest challenges the university faces. Read more about the important meeting here.