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Artist Amy Sherald, Tapped to Paint Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait, is Speaking at Hopkins Next Week

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Baltimore portrait artist Amy Sherald, who was recently chosen for the prestigious job of painting the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama, will be speaking at Hopkins next week.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Women’s March Organizers Among Speakers Coming to Hopkins this Fall

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A Republican challenger to Donald Trump from last year’s election, the organizers of the Inauguration Day Women’s March, a correspondent from “The Daily Show” and MSBNC’s Joy Ann Reid are all coming to Hopkins this fall.

Top Stories: Police Say Hopkins Student Fell from High-Rise, Fed Hill Bars Discourage Helping Panhandlers, DeRay Mckesson Leaving City Schools Gig

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The most-read piece on our site this week was a sad update about the death of a 19-year-old student athlete at Johns Hopkins University. Abigail Bastien “fell from quite a distance” from a high-rise on N. Charles Street to her death, Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said at a news conference on Monday. Bastien’s body had been discovered on the morning of Thursday, July 13.

Smith said investigators weren’t sure exactly high up she was before her fall. The evidence detectives pulled together indicated it was an accidental death, he said, noting that “nothing in this case points towards homicide.”

Members of the Hopkins community and Bastien’s hometown of Sandusky, Ohio, mourned her passing. Bastien was a sprinter on the Hopkins track-and-field team and a member of the school’s Alpha Phi sorority chapter. Her high school track coach told the Sandusky Register she “was a person with a heart of gold and was all about everyone first and putting herself second.”

Here were other our most popular reads over the last seven days:

Hopkins Lab and Facebook’s Building 8 Creating New Hands-Free, Silent Way to Type

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Image via Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

A project under development by Johns Hopkins’ Laurel-based Applied Physics Lab and Facebook’s top-secret Building 8 would eliminate the need to use one’s hands or even speak to type out thoughts on a keyboard.

Ben Carson Now Says He’s Open to a Position in Trump’s Cabinet

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Retired Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson is inadvertently putting his foot in his spokesman’s mouth. The former Republican presidential candidate said on Fox News yesterday that he would give “serious consideration” to any offer from Donald Trump to work in his Cabinet, only days after his business manager said something very different.

Blue Jays Honor Dr. Larry Becker, Hopkins Alum, Inspiration for Character in ‘Diner’

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The initials “LB” are emblazoned on the helmets of the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team this season to honor the remarkable life of Baltimore native Dr. Larry Becker, who was killed in an automobile accident in West Palm Beach, Fla., in January at the age of 77.

How Hopkins Is Using Mouse Whiskers to Study Autism

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Medical research regularly uses mice to test out hypotheses. And usually, those mice are dead. But some really exciting research out of Johns Hopkins has found a new way to study the neuroscience of mice–by peeking into their brains while they’re still alive. Yep, you heard that right–researchers were able to observe the mice brains with such precision that they could see how proteins changed when the mice formed new memories. In real time. That’s nuts.

Don’t Miss the Hopkins Film Festival

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catch of the day fish (2)Is Johns Hopkins trying to steal the Maryland Film Festival’s thunder? Probably not. It would be pretty hard at this point to outshine what’s become one of our city’s annual cultural highlights. But JHU does present its own four day film festival every year, and their selection of carefully-curated features, shorts, documentaries, animations, and experimental works from emerging filmmakers can be just what you need to prime yourself for the MFF a couple of months from now. Or to simply get you through these last dreary winter days.

House of the Day: Bow Front Townhouse in Happening Remington, Needs Some Work

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$104,500
413 28th Street, Remington
3 bedroom(s), 1 bathroom(s)
413 28th Street
413 28th Street
413 28th Street
413 28th Street
413 28th Street
413 28th Street
413 28th Street
413 28th Street
413 28th Street
413 28th Street
From the agent’s listing: Classic Remington Bow-front townhouse, circa 1900,  in outstanding up and coming city location.  3 bedrooms/1.5 baths. Fireplace, central air, small rear garden. Remodeled in 2005 but seems to had tough times since . Close to Hopkins, BMA, Wyman Park, downtown. Live near your work! Home features a full sized unfinished basement.  May be eligible under Freddie Mac First Look Initiative. May not work for traditional FHA loan* . Please disclose enclosures attached to listing with a loan.
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