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May 26, 2020

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IDEAL hosts student discussion on voter suppression

Nonpartisan student organization IDEAL held its first discussion of the year in the Mattin Center on Wednesday night. The discussion centered on the topic of voter suppression. The moderators broke the discussion into three segments: gerrymandering, voter identification laws and the franchise. 

Lecture sheds light on Montreal Life Stories project

Stéphane Martelly, affiliate assistant professor of theatre at Concordia University Montreal, gave a talk titled “What Does Sharing Authority Mean? Learning From the Life Stories Montreal Project” as part of the Engaged Humanities Speaker Series on Wednesday. 

Lecture exposes pension fund’s links to Brazil land grabs

Altamiran Ribeiro, a Brazilian land rights activist and a representative of the Pastoral Land Commission of the Catholic Church for the northeastern Brazilian state of Piauí, spoke at the University in Mergenthaler Hall on Thursday, Oct. 17. Ribeiro spoke about the mass land takeovers on behalf of large corporate developers in Brazil and the long-term consequences such land grabs can have on local communities and the environment.  

A Hopkins sociology professor discussed U.S. policing abroad and locally.

Professor introduces new book at Red Emma’s talk

Stuart Schrader, the associate director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, presented his new book Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing at Red Emma’s last Thursday. The book explores how American counterinsurgency efforts abroad informed the norms and methods of policing at home, and vice versa. 

A UC Berkeley professor discussed the challenges of school integration.

21st Century Cities Initiative hosts discussion on school integration in Baltimore

Rucker Johnson, the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, discussed his new book Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works on Friday. Brandon Scott, Baltimore City Council president; Cristina Evans, chair of the Teacher Chapter of the Baltimore Teachers Union Executive Board; and Eric Rice, assistant clinical professor at the School of Education, served as respondents. 21st Century Cities Initiative (21CC), an on-campus center focused on using big data to solve modern urban challenges, organized the event.

A sophomore from CCBC led a discussion on terrorism classifications.

Discussion on terrorism covers white supremacy

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences held a cross-campus research cluster and discussion titled “Terror in the Modern World” on Tuesday. The discussion was led by CCBC sophomore Devin Green, who gave a presentation on the different types of terrorism and the possible dangers surrounding counterterrorist legislation.

Sonja Drimmer taught students how medieval artists deployed common archetypes of power.

UMass Amherst professor discusses the value of physical relics

As part of the Virginia Fox Stern Center Lecture Series, Sonja Drimmer, an associate professor of Medieval Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, gave a talk entitled “Provisional Vision: Posters and Politics in Fifteenth-Century England“ on Tuesday. 

Peter Harnik described his ideal view of a city park management structure.

Speaker discusses public park systems in America

Peter Harnik, an alum and the former director of the Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence (CCPE), gave a talk titled “Heartfelt Pathways for a Heritage City” at Cafe Azafrán on Tuesday. He was hosted by the Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks and Landscapes.

Hal Turner became the University’s first director for JHUnions & Programming in August.

New JHUnions director considers student culture

Hal Turner was appointed as the University’s inaugural director of JHUnions & Programming this August. In this role, Turner oversees student groups such as the Hopkins Organization for Programming (HOP), the JHUnions Programming Board, Hoptoberfest, the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference (JHUMUNC) and Spring Fair. 

Hopkins community remembers Timothy Yeh

The University is mourning the death of Timothy Yeh, who passed away on Oct. 13. He was a freshman from Diamond Bar, Calif. studying electrical engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Professor Erik Jones described how Brexit will likely contribute to a damaged British economy.

Professor Erik Jones gives talk on Brexit

Professor Erik Jones, the director of European and Eurasian Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, held a presentation titled “Brexit and the Disintegration of Europe” on Friday in Shriver Hall’s Clipper Room. The lecture touched on the complicated politics currently occurring in Great Britain.

Hopkins faculty explained the nuances of the Hong Kong protests.

Hong Kong Symposium puts faculty in dialogue

A panel of University faculty members spoke about the Hong Kong protests in Arellano Theater on Wednesday. Speakers included: Anne Applebaum, a Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute; Giovanna Dore, a lecturer in the East Asian Studies department; Ho-Fung Hung, a Sociology professor; and Andrew Mertha, the director of China Studies at the Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. The panel was sponsored by the International Studies Leadership Council and the Hopkins chapter of Global China Connection.

SGA discusses animal testing and gun safety forum

The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed a bill intended to invite national leaders to campus for a gun safety forum at their weekly meeting on Tuesday. Members also considered a resolution calling for the University to count and reduce the number of animals used in experiments in Hopkins funded facilities.

Kenan Thompson speaks at Hopkins

Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast member and comedian Kenan Thompson spoke as part of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium speaker series on Tuesday. Thompson is the second speaker in this fall’s lineup, which has an overarching theme of bringing in speakers who have had a butterfly effect in their communities. 

Stoudt discussed the implications of his research study on policing in NY.

Professor discusses policing research in New York

Brett Stoudt, an associate psychology professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, gave a talk on Friday about using public science to study policing in the Bronx, N.Y. as part of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute’s “Engaged Humanities” Speaker Series. 


Webster discussed his views on common-sense policies on gun violence.

JHU Amnesty International spotlights gun violence

Daniel Webster, professor of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, spoke on Tuesday about American gun violence at the Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence. The vigil was organized by JHU Amnesty International and held in the Bloomberg Center.

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