Category: Alumni Winter 2011

Natural Wonders

November 30, 2011 |  by Jennifer Walker

Elspeth Kursh, A&S ’06 Mollusks. A polar bear claw. Q-tips and paintbrushes for cleaning multimillion-year-old animal skeletons. You never know what you might find on Elspeth Kursh’s desk. As exhibits manager at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, she could be designing an exhibit on space exploration, feeding turtles, or painting the walls in the […]

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Slow and Steady in the Global Race

November 30, 2011 |  by Brennen Jensen

Johns Hopkins Volunteer Summit The year was 1915: Woodrow Wilson was in the White House, war was raging across Europe, and William Welch, first dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, was in China advising leaders of Peking Union Medical College how to make the fledgling institution into “the Hopkins in China.” A few […]

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Who Knew? Did You?

November 30, 2011 |  by Johns Hopkins Staff

a) We all have Blue Jay tattoos. b) I got stuck in an elevator right before playing in the big game. c) Spiderman appeared in one of my classrooms during pledge week. d) The dean told me to pack my bags and leave town. e) We met during freshman recruitment and have been together ever […]

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Roving the Sidelines

November 30, 2011 |  by Sean Chaffin

“It’s still football, and guys are going to get hurt,” says Baltimore Ravens head team physician Leigh Ann Curl.

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Shelf Life: Blooms Eternal

November 30, 2011 |  by Lew Diuguid

The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, by Molly Peacock, A&S ’77 (MA) (Bloomsbury USA) An established Toronto poet, Molly Peacock has rendered an intimate prose biography of an extraordinary English gardener, artist, and letter writer, Mary Delany, 1700–1788. Late in a rambunctious life, Delany created an art—she called it “mosaick”—by painting […]

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Newsmakers

November 30, 2011 |  by Johns Hopkins Staff

H. Rutherford “Rud” Turnbull III, A&S ’59, a professor at the University of Kansas, received the J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council for Exceptional Children on April 25. The award recognized Turnbull for his 40-year career as an advocate for individuals with disabilities. He was among the first lawyers to focus on […]

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Alumni Notes

November 30, 2011 |  by Johns Hopkins Staff

1931 Bessie Pear Jacobs, Bus ’31, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends in West Palm Beach, Florida. 1939 Harry P. Porter Jr., A&S ’39, Med ’43, HS ’47, and his wife, Elaine, moved into a retirement home in 2009 and are very happy. 1949 José Ramirez Rivera, A&S ’49, had an authorized […]

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Passion First, Precision Second

November 23, 2011 |  by Jennifer Walker

Through OrchKids, Dan Trahey is helping underserved children from West Baltimore develop a passion for music.

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A Sure Bet

November 23, 2011 |  by Sean Chaffin

A.J. Jejelowo found an unusual way to pay for grad school—he won over $235,000 in a poker tournament.

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