Time, Talent, and Treasure
A note from the editors: The spirit of service is at the heart of the Johns Hopkins community, established by our founding president in his inaugural address. In 1876, Daniel Coit Gilman spoke of preparing students for "the service of society"-now a tangible notion seen in work being done every day by graduates around the world.
As we planned this section, colleagues shared countless stories of alumni who are pursuing this kind of work off hours, fueled by passion and hope. We would be remiss not to say that selecting just a few was challenging, as we faced an embarrassment of riches sifting through scores of potential story ideas. (We made space for six profiles instead of the usual four, only a slight consolation to us.) Thanks go out to all alumni who, through their community service, are furthering Gilman's vision and inspiring us today.
Robert Mertz was part of a team that has renovated and refurbished Lockhouse 22 near Potomac, Maryland to represent a locktender’s life in the 1830s and is the most basic—no heat, no running water, no electricity.Read more
Husband and wife team use local, organic ingredients to construct Mixt Greens design-your-own salad menu. David and Leslie Silverglide, now have seven locations including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.Read more
Svetoslav R. Stoyanov, Peab ’03, ’05 (GPD) When Svet Stoyanov finished high school in Bulgaria, he resolved to study percussion in the United States. It was a risky idea because if he couldn’t find a conservatory willing to take him, he would be required to serve in the Bulgarian military. Still, he only applied to […]Read more
Phil Thuma, HS ’83, a second-generation physician missionary, partnered with the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, headquartered within the Bloomberg School of Public Health, to establish the Malaria Institute at Macha.Read more
Arthur T. Benjamin, Engr ’85 (MSE), ’89 (PhD) At a sold-out show one Saturday morning in June, Arthur Benjamin—aka the Mathemagician—added a surprise guest to the end of his act. Ten-year-old Ethan Brown, wearing a tie for the occasion, timidly took the stage from his seat in the front row. Three months earlier, Ethan had […]Read more
Shlomo Zvi Sternberg, A&S ’53, ’55 (MA), ’56 (PhD), the George Putnam Professor of Pure and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University, was elected to the American Philosophical Society on April 24. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Leroy E. Hood, Med ’64, a leading scientist in systems biology, biotechnology, immunology, and genomics, was selected by the Foundation for the Future […]Read more
1942 Doris K. Avery, Nurs ’42, received the Non-Commissioned Officers Association World War II Veterans Medallion at a ceremony held at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii on February 5. The medal recognized Avery for service as a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. 1943 Walton E. Stevens, A&S ’43, is the senior member of […]Read more
Stay Healthy at Every Age: What Your Doctor Wants You to Know, by Shantanu Nundy, Med ’08 (Johns Hopkins University Press) Using the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force as his major source of recommendations, Nundy prescribes healthy practices attuned to one’s years, flags symptoms, and recommends timely screenings and/or counseling for 23 chapters’ worth of […]Read more