April at Hopkins, Part Two

Earth to Hopkins – Earth Week at Hopkins

Earth Week, an annual week of events and activities organized by the Hopkins Sustainability Network celebrating Earth Day and sustainability in our community, was held from Monday April 18th- Saturday April 23rd, 2011 at different locations in the Johns Hopkins community. Events included a tour of the JHU Homewood Power Plant, e-recycling, an eco-crafts workshop, an Earth Day Happy Hour, a Farmer’s Market Trip, and a discussion on biking in Baltimore. The JHU Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute also had its kick-off event during Earth Week. Check out more information about Earth Week 2011 here and find out more about Hopkins Sustainability programs here.

Johns Hopkins Deans and Faculty Member Named AAAS Fellows

Among the 212 fellows named to the 231st class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences are Katherine S. Newman, James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and professor of sociology; Chi Van Dang, vice dean for research, Johns Hopkins Family Professor in Oncology and research professor of medicine, cell biology, oncology and pathology at the School of Medicine; and Gabrielle M. Spiegel, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of History at the Krieger School. Read more here.

JHU Presents Wiz Khalifa

On Thursday, April 28, Johns Hopkins sponsored the Homecoming Concert with Wiz Khalifa at the Pier Six Pavilion in the Inner Harbor. The event was run by the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Hopkins Organization for Programming (HOP). Tickets were discounted for Hopkins students, and there was school provided transportation to and from the event.

Relay for Life

On Friday, April 29, Johns Hopkins held its annual Relay for Life, a 12-hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants raised over $68,000 for the cause through both individual fundraising and events at the Relay, such as the “Miss Relay” drag pageant.

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Poster Session

On Friday, April 29th, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Seniors participated in the Senior Poster Session, held in the Glass Pavilion. The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship provides $10,000 of research funding for incoming freshman recipients, and $7,500 worth of funding for rising sophomore recipients. Projects presented at the poster session included an analysis of high-speed rail, Chinese attitudes towards sexual health, healthcare in Baltimore, and terra cotta tiles at the Archaeology Museum. Read more about the poster session in the Gazette article here and read more about the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship here.

Homecoming game: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse v. Loyola

Hopkins took on Loyola on Saturday, April 30 in front a full crowd at Homewood Field. Following a 14-5 win over Navy the previous weekend, Hopkins beat Loyola in a close game, with a final score of 8-7. The game was preceded by a Homecoming Pre-Game Rally and Barbecue, sponsored by the Student Alumni Society, on the Freshman Quad. Read more about the game here and read more about the Men’s Lacrosse program here.

Johns Hopkins Alumni Weekend

April 29-May 1 was Alumni Weekend (in addition to Homecoming), and Hopkins hosted over 5000  alumni. Events included the Alumni Authors Book Fair, Stargazing with the Bloomberg Telescope, the Young Alumni Tent Party, the President’s Breakfast with President Daniels, the Battle of the A Capella Groups, and a Champagne Brunch at the Hopkins Club. See more information about Alumni Weekend on the Alumni website here.