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Hundreds Attend Writing Thesis Readings

With the support of cheering, filled halls, 23 students from the MA in Writing and MA in Science Writing Programs joined in the festive Fall 2014 thesis readings for the programs on Dec. 12 and 13, 2014. The weekend began Friday evening with a filled lecture room in Hodson Hall on the Homewood Campus. Nearly read more…

Biotech Students Participate in Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day

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Approximately 700 young scientists spent the day at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus learning about epidemiology as they tracked a zombie virus, using DNA to figure out who stole Fluffy’s cat food, and calculating the cost of bringing a drug to market by counting real beans. The activities were part of the sixth read more…

Mercenaries at Sea? Private Anti-Piracy Contractors Today

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Private military contractors — what some people call “mercenaries” — are controversial on land. But what happens when they go to sea? On October 2, 2014, the Global Security Studies program hosted John-Clark Levin, co-author of Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security, to discuss this topic. He described the ways read more…

Student’s Perspective on Master of Liberal Arts Degree

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In January, the Master of Liberal Arts program will begin offering classes at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. Classes will be held in the evenings and on Saturdays. Students may also choose to complete some of their coursework at the Homewood campus in Baltimore. The Montgomery County Campus Hopkins Happenings Newsletter recently interviewed a read more…

Lessons for Ebola from Malaria’s History

If the U.S. spent more money on disease prevention and less on vaccines and drugs, everyone in the world would benefit, says Karen Masterson, an adjunct faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Science Writing Program. Masterson is author of The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government’s Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure (NAL – Penguin), read more…

Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria

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Mark Stout sat down recently with Dr. Peter Neumann, Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College in London who also teaches “Radicalization and Deradicalization in Terror Networks” for us. The subject was Dr. Neumann’s research into the foreign fighters who go to Iraq and Syria to fight as part read more…

Building a Curriculum for Bioentrepreneurs by Dr. Lynn Johnson Langer

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Dr. Lynn Johnson Langer, Director of the Enterprise & Regulatory Science Programs at the Johns Hopkins Center for Biotechnology Education, recently published “Building a curriculum for bioentrepreneurs” in Nature Biotechnology. According to the publisher, “Bioentrepreneur is Nature Biotechnology‘s portal dedicated to scientists interested in commercializing their research.”  Dr. Langer’s article presents the Johns Hopkins degree, read more…

New MLA Course Taught by Former Maryland State Archivist

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The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts program is offering a new course this fall taught by Dr. Edward Papenfuse. Dr. Papenfuse was the Maryland State Archivist for 38 years. He retired last year and developed the course, “In the Rockets’ Red Glare: Citizen, Slave, Soldier, Sailor, and the Nearly Forgotten Faces of Baltimore in read more…

Master of Liberal Arts Program to Offer Classes in Montgomery County

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Author: Ellen Poltilove From Jerusalem to Graceland. Nature and the American Imagination. Literature and the Healing Arts. Those course titles are a sampling of the classes in the Master’s of Liberal Arts degree program, which, for the first time, will be offered at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. The master’s of liberal arts read more…