In the Fall 2009 issue
The Autodidact Course Catalog
By Dale Keiger
September means back-to-school time, even for the autodidact. Johns Hopkins faculty contribute 22 courses that will make you smarter.
By Greg Hanscom
As the national economic downturn takes its toil on nonprofits, Johns Hopkins’ Lester Salamon believes the ‘resilient sector’ will adapt and survive.
The Forever Enemy
By Michael Anft
Transmited by mosquitoes, malaria kills more than a million people each year. Johns hopkins researchers are using the insect’s own genes to fight the disease.
To Understand Ourselves
By Michael Dirda
An essay on what Basil Gildersleeve — soldier, citizen, scholar, and the first faculty member hired at Johns Hopkins — can still teach us.
- The Big Question: How Did Injury Change Your Teaching?
- The Big Picture: As Japanese as Apple Pie
- Editor’s Note: New for Fall
- Letters: Who’s Behind the Research?
- Essay: Just Testing
- Ruminations: Finding Her Grandfathers Through Books
- Wholly Hopkins: Matters of note from around Johns Hopkins
- Nursing: The here, then gone nursing shortage
- History of science: Plotting longitude
- Global medicine: Medical tourism
- Public health: Swine flu “dress rehearsal”
- Education: Bringing science to the teaching of arts
- Consumer protection: Bad information about science
- In memoriam: Philip Curtin, 1922–2009
- Alumni News & Notes
- How To: Wake Up a Sleeping Spacecraft