Alumni Weekend 2021

Alumni Weekend 2021

Schedule of Events

Engineers Without Borders Virtual Networking

Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST | Virtual

Campus Groups & Activities Networking
Come join the Johns Hopkins chapter of Engineers Without Borders in a networking event to learn about our four projects and have small-group discussions with the bright, driven students of EWB. We welcome any alumni interested in joining us, especially those who were involved in EWB-JHU, and want to engage with our current members about international development, project management, and more.

Multicultural Gathering

Saturday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST | Virtual

Campus Groups & Activities Entertainment Networking

Alumni, students, and friends come together to celebrate community, share experiences, and make connections. Sponsored by The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Alumni (APIDA), Hopkins Organization of Latino/a/x Alumni (HOLA), and Society of Black Alumni (SOBA) Affinity Groups.

PRIDE Brunch

Sunday 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST | Virtual

Campus Groups/Activities Entertainment

(Re)Design Your Life: Exploring a Fulfilling Life and Career Post-COVID

Sunday 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST | Virtual

COVID-19 Networking
Over the past year, COVID-19 has impacted our work, our homes, our families, and our communities. While many of us are no doubt eager to get "back to normal", there are probably elements of your COVID life that you wish to preserve and incorporate into your future life and career. In this workshop, educators from the Life Design Lab at Homewood will lead you through a series of exercises to help you empathize with your experiences, ideate possibilities, and prototype what your life could be in the years to come.

Smith Island Cake Demonstration

Sunday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST | Virtual


You may already know, Maryland’s state bird is the Oriole and the Black Eyed-Susan is the state flower, but did you know the Smith Island Cake is the state dessert? Learn how to make this famous 9-layer decadent dessert from Alumni Relations own cake maker, Stephanie Muller.

Peabody Concert

Monday 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. EST | Virtual

Tune in to a prerecorded concert performed by our talented Peabody students.

Mentoring Meetup: Alumni Weekend Edition

Tuesday 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. EST | Virtual


Are you looking for a connection? Do you want to connect with someone with similar interests? Do you want to chat or work through curiosities? Mentoring Meet Ups are a great way to meet new folks in a casual way around what is important to you! Connections are important for Hopkins community members to ensure continued success, and here is a great way to begin. Join in mentoring, making connections, and having conversations and celebrations around affinities, identities, industry areas, and shared interests.

Hopkins Powerhour: Leading a Consumer Business in Turbulent Times

Thursday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. EST | Virtual


Join distinguished women of Johns Hopkins for this virtual event series that brings together industry leading alumnae and friends. The panel of experts will kickoff discussions about innovation and lead networking sessions in breakout rooms.

Moderator: Blair Shane, The Chernin Group

Panelists: Colleen Cutcliffe, Pendulum Therapeutics; Deepa Gandhi, Dagne Dover; and Ellis Singer McCue, Territory Foods

Departmental Showcase

Thursday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST | Virtual

Campus Groups & Activities

The 2021 Virtual Departmental Showcase is a series of 30-minute Zoom events hosted by departments, programs, and centers within the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. These sessions may include such content as messages from department chairs, presentations on student and faculty research, or time for networking with department representatives. To see the specific time of each department's talk, select "Attending" and scroll through the drop down.

Please note: If you would like to attend multiple departments' sessions, you are able to do so. Registrants will receive the links to all departments sessions prior to the event. 

Hop Talks: What’s on your Plate? Menus for Individual and Planetary Health

Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST | Virtual

Campus Groups & Activities Entertainment HopTalks
The Center for a Livable Future has been working at the intersection of food systems and public health for nearly 25 years. Our research and communication work has contributed to a better understanding of how the food on our plate impacts our planet and our health, particularly our climate. Join us to learn how thinking differently about communities, people, farms, animals and even hamburgers can shift our climate trajectory. The session will include 4 lightning talks followed by an interactive discussion aimed at taking our best next step.

JHU Asks: What is the Common Good?

Thursday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment networking
How do we define what is good for society as a whole? What happens when collective benefit runs counter to individual benefit? How are questions and assumptions about the common good built into academic inquiry, as well as our daily lives? These questions, and more, will be explored in a lively faculty panel discussion. You will also have the chance to share your ideas about what you think is the common good.

Class of 2011 Trivia and Happy Hour

Thursday 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event
Reconnect with your classmates over a friendly game of trivia! You’ll have a chance to catch up before the game with a 30-minute happy-hour. After you register, you will receive a link to sign up for your team in your confirmation email.

Hop Talks: What We Are Learning about Memory and Alzheimer ’s

Friday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment HopTalks Lectures
Join Dr. Kostas Lyketsos, a world expert in the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, in a discussion about the stages of Alzheimer ’s disease and the effects on memory. Come prepared with your questions for Dr. Lyketsos as there will be an extended Q&A!

Hop Talks: Building and Decorating an Ancient Egyptian Tomb: How and Why?

Friday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment HopTalks
Through much of their several thousand years of life along the Nile, the Egyptians believed in an afterlife existence that mirrored their earthly life. Tombs were a home for eternity and combined domestic and highly religious conceptions of expectations for the future. How were these tombs built, by whom, and with what requirements? Join Dr. Betsy M. Bryan, Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, in a look at the tombs' decoration and consider why the scenes on the walls were chosen as part of a plan for the next life.

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Kickoff with Jerry Schnydman

Friday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST | Virtual

Reunion Event
The Class of 1971 will kickoff your 50th Reunion celebration with Keynote speaker, Jerome “Jerry” Schnydman, A&S ’67, a Hopkins legend. Join your classmates as Jerry shares his stories and perspectives about Johns Hopkins over the last 50 years.

Old Guard Virtual Gathering - Classes 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961

Friday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event

Deans' Welcome

Friday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST | Virtual

Campus Groups & Activities
Ed Schlesinger, the Benjamin T. Rome Dean, Whiting School of Engineering, and Christopher S. Celenza, the James B. Knapp Dean, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, will share their vision for the future of the University.

COVID-19 Spotlight: Coronavirus Resource Center: Defining Moments for Johns Hopkins and the World

Friday 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST | Virtual

COVID-19 HopTalks
Join Beth Blauer, an expert in translating and visualizing data to support public policy, for a high-level conversation on how the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center influences the public, policymakers, and healthcare professionals to thoughtfully respond to the pandemic. The Coronavirus Resource Center was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 inventions of 2020.

Class of 1966 55th Reunion Happy Hour

Friday 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event
BYOB and join your classmates for a virtual happy hour to kickoff your virtual 55th Reunion Celebration!

Hopkins Retrospective: Fireside Chat with Martha Jones and Allison Seyler

Friday 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EST | Virtual

Campus Groups & Activities Entertainment
Join Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager Allison Seyler and Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and Professor at SNF Agora Institute, Martha S. Jones, for a conversation on the Reexamining Hopkins History Initiative and the Hard Histories at Hopkins Project. They will share what progress has been made through archival exploration and present relevant historical interpretation. This discussion will be an opportunity for the community to come together and learn about their research in a transparent and open way.

Class of 1976 45th Reunion Virtual Happy Hour

Friday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event
BYOB and join your classmates for a virtual happy hour to kickoff your virtual 45th Reunion Celebration! Reconnect with your friends in small groups using the Remo platform. Stay tuned for more information about the platform. We’ll show you the ropes and promise a good time.

COVID-19 Spotlight: Real-time Tracking and Forecasting of COVID-19

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST | Virtual

Meet Ensheng Dong, Max Marshall, and Hongru Du, three of the students who are working behind the scenes on the Johns Hopkins Civil & Systems Engineering Dashboard. The JHU CSSE Dashboard is the benchmark source for global epidemiologic information related to COVID-19. Actively used worldwide by governments and members of the public, the dashboard and its database have received more than 200 billion data requests. They also work to model future pandemic dynamics and contribute to the US CDC COVID-19 forecasting effort. This talk will give a brief introduction to the CSSE dashboard, data collection pipeline, and their outbreak forecasting techniques.

Virtual Chocolate Tasting Class

Friday 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. EST | Virtual


Join chocolate experts from Theo Chocolate for a virtual tasting event! We'll send each registrant a box filled with chocolate and treats. Then, you will join one of Theo's chocolate hosts on a private Zoom call where they will talk about where chocolate comes from, conduct a small chocolate-making demo, and lead everyone through a guided tasting of all the chocolate in their box before ending with a Q&A.

Space is limited and all orders must be placed by April 14th at 11:59PM ET to be sure that your ingredients reach you in time for the event. Shipping is available nationwide but unfortunately, we are unable to ship internationally.

Please note: Our Virtual Chocolate Tasting box includes 6 chocolate bars, a pack of Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups, and cocoa nibs. Due to large demand, we are unable to accommodate substitutions or additions to this menu.

Coffee with the President

Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST | Virtual


Class of 1971 50th Reunion Crab Cake Lunch

Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event
Enjoy connecting virtually with your friends and classmates. Want to have the full virtual experience of the Crab Cake Lunch just like you were in the big tent on the Homewood campus? Consider registering to have crab cakes delivered to your home!

Crab Soups of the Chesapeake Bay with John Shields

Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST | Virtual


Join John Shields as he explores the evolution of crab-based soups and how they reflect the culinary traditions of various regions of the Bay. He will be preparing a classic Cream of Crab Soup and an E-Z Crab Soup from Smith Island culinary icon, the late Frances Kitching.

John Shields is an American chef, food writer, and host of the PBS television shows Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields and Coastal Cooking with John Shields. John also owns Gertrude’s Restaurant located in The Baltimore Museum of Art.

Virtual Lacrosse Game Watch Party

Saturday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST | Virtual

Watch the Blue Jays take on one of their biggest rivals at the Virtual Game Watch Party. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. Go Hop!

Class of 1991 30th Reunion Post-Game Party

Saturday 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1966 55th Reunion Post-Game Celebration

Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event

Virtual Beer Tasting with Baltimore's Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Saturday 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EST | Virtual


Take a journey through the 260-year history of one of the world’s most beloved breweries. Learn how to drink beer like the brewers do while exploring the cultural and scientific significance of the beers themselves. We will be tasting classic Guinness brews – Guinness Draught, Guinness Baltimore Blonde, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, and Guinness Extra Stout.

Make sure to stock your fridge before the event. For those who are local to the Baltimore area, you can pick up a tasting 4-pack at Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe by ordering online for Brewery Beer Pick-Up OR in the Retail Store. 

If you’re out of town, we encourage you to support your local retailers who should carry all of the beers listed above. Cheers…or as the Irish say, Sláinte!

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Cocktail Party

Saturday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1986 35th Reunion Event

Saturday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1981 40th Reunion Comedy and Happy Hour

Saturday 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1981, get ready for a memorable evening of laughter with current New York City comedy duo, Jen Diamond (KSAS ’14) and Pam Hugi (KSAS ’15), who are both former JHU ‘Buttered Niblets’ performers.

Class of 2006 15th Reunion Virtual Gathering

Saturday 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 2001 Virtual Gathering

Saturday 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1996 Virtual Class Gathering

Saturday 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 2016 Virtual Gathering & Trivia

Saturday 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1976 45th Reunion Saturday Virtual Gathering

Saturday 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST | Virtual

Entertainment Reunion Event
Keep the celebration going with another chance to connect with your classmates within the Remo platform.

Saturday Night Trivia

Saturday 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST | Virtual

Join JHU alumnus Ari Halper, '96, of SuperScript Trivia for a fun night of friendly competition! Teams will be assigned randomly and the winning team will split the profits! All are welcome!

The Blue Jay 5K and Hop Into Wellness Awards Ceremony

Sunday 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST | Virtual


Join us as we celebrate the participants and top finishers of both The Blue Jay 5K and Hop Into Wellness challenge. Awards will be given to the top overall and age group finishers from the 5K in addition to acknowledging the top point holder of the Hop Into Wellness challenge. We’ll also use this opportunity to thank all participants, staff, and volunteers who helped make these challenges a success! 

Asian Dumplings Virtual Workshop

Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST | Virtual


Every culture has its version of a dumpling, but the Asian cultures have perfected them! Join Chef Amy von Lange of Schola Cooking School, as she creates the perfect fried wonton, the Crab Rangoon, steamed Shrimp Dumplings, sautéed Pork Shumai, and pan fried vegetarian dumplings. She'll make a classic dipping sauce to go with them as well.

If you would like to follow along with this session and cook in real time, be prepared with the following ingredients: Shrimp and/or Ground Pork; Fresh, Canned or Imitation Crab; Scallions; Canned Water Chestnuts; Soy Sauce; Sesame Oil; Rice Wine Vinegar; Sambal Olek (optional); Orange Duck Sauce; Shredded Red Cabbage, Green Cabbage and Carrots; Chopped Garlic; Minced Ginger; Wonton Wrappers; Egg Roll Wrappers; Eggs; Sesame seeds(optional); Sugar; Cornstarch & Cream Cheese.

JH Press Presents: Wavelengths: Conversations with JHU’s Bloomberg Distinguished Professors

Sunday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST | Virtual


The JH Press and JHU’s Office of Research are proud to introduce “Johns Hopkins Wavelengths.” This program will showcase the pioneering work of JHU’s Bloomberg Distinguished Professors, revealing how their discoveries and innovations can benefit people both locally and globally. In this panel discussion, Dr. Denis Wirtz, Vice Provost of Research, and Barbara Kline Pope, Director and Publisher of Johns Hopkins University Press, engage the program’s inaugural authors - Dr. Jessica Fanzo, author of Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet?; Dr. Lisa Cooper, author of Why Are Health Disparities Everyone’s Problem?; Dr. Ashi Weeraratna, author of Is Cancer Inevitable?; and Dr. Rexford Ahima, author of Can the Obesity Crisis Be Reversed?, about their work and visions for solving some of the most complex challenges and opportunities we face. Viewers will come away with a deeper understanding of these topics, as well as ways each of us can contribute to mitigating these problems.


Sunday 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST | Virtual

Join us for a 90-minute facilitated dialogue and interactive experience that simulates the structural inequality in America. Participants will assume the identity of a character, encountering a series of fact-based advantages and limitations based on the intersection of their race, class, gender, faith, sexual orientation, age, and ability. FACTUALITY's board game delivery creates a comfortable environment for participants to engage in meaningful learning.