Alumni Weekend 2021

Alumni Weekend 2021

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Sunday
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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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COVID-19
Campus Groups & Activities
Entertainment
HopTalks
Lectures
Networking
Reunion Event

Virtual Blue Jay 5K

Saturday, April 24 - Saturday, May 1 | Virtual Program

Entertainment


The 5K, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Track & Field team, is a virtual event this year, and will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This organization funds research for a cause that is very close to our team’s hearts. In the fall of 2012 we lost a teammate to Lymphoma, and it has become our goal to honor her memory by bringing awareness to this pressing cause and by helping to raise money to support its research.

Cost: $15 Registration or $25 Registration & T-Shirt

To complete your registration, you will have to register directly on the Virtual Blue Jay 5K provided in your confirmation email.

Engineers Without Borders Virtual Networking

Saturday, April 24, 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 24, 2p.m. - 4p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 25, 12p.m. - 1:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Campus Groups & Activities Entertainment


Please join us for the 7th Annual Pride LGBTQ Brunch with current students and alumni. We will enjoy an interactive cooking demonstration led by renown chef of Gertrude's,  John Shields--cook along or watch and save the cooking for later, and jump into some conversation with others in small breakout rooms, before we part for the afternoon. Chef Shields will be creating Crabmeat Frittata with Brooms Bloom Cheddar and Herbs and for non-egg eaters, No-Huevos Rancheros - a vegan brunch dish with tofu scramble, salsa fresca, black beans, corn tortillas, avocado, lime "crema". Recipes will be provided along with two recipes for accompanying beverages—the Dirty Gertie - a Chesapeake-inspired version of a Bloody Mary and a Sparkling Lemon-Ginger Mocktail.  We look forward to seeing you online for this special treat--if we can't go to Gertrude's for brunch we will "bring" Gertrude's to you! 

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

Sunday, April 25, 1:30p.m. - 3p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 25, 3p.m. - 4p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


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.


Remo Test Session 1

Monday, April 26, 6p.m. - 7p.m. EDT | Virtual Program


Are you participating in any of the following Reunion Class Celebrations: 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001?

Then, your class reunion event will be takin place on a new conferencing platform called Remo!

Join us for a quick walk through of Remo before your Reunion event. You'll have the chance to get comfortable with the platform and trouble shoot any issues that arise so you can maximize your time with your classmates. JHU Staff will be available to help and and answer any questions.

Peabody Concert

Monday, April 26, 8p.m. - 9p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


Tune in to a prerecorded concert of Peabody student preforming Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, conducted by Marin Alsop, Conductor.

Mentoring Meetup: Alumni Weekend Edition

Tuesday, April 27, 4p.m. - 6p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Networking


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.

JHU Asks: What is the Common Good?

Wednesday, April 28, 6p.m. - 7p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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.

Centering on Mentoring: Creating Better Mentors Through Life Design

Wednesday, April 28, 6p.m. - 7:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Networking


This event will enhance alumni understanding of the purposes and benefits of mentoring students. This highly interactive event will cover basic life design concepts, tools, tips, tricks useful in building stronger mentoring skills, as well as a tackling other “wicked” problems in life and career.

Hopkins Powerhour: Leading a Consumer Business in Turbulent Times

Thursday, April 29, 12p.m. - 1p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Networking


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, April 29, 1p.m. - 4p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 29, 4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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.

Remo Test Session 2

Thursday, April 29, 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program


Are you participating in any of the following Reunion Class Celebrations: 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001?

Then, your class reunion event will be takin place on a new conferencing platform called Remo!

Join us for a quick walk through of Remo before your Reunion event. You'll have the chance to get comfortable with the platform and trouble shoot any issues that arise so you can maximize your time with your classmates. JHU Staff will be available to help and and answer any questions.

Class of 1981 Interactive Virtual Wine Tasting Experience with Frog’s Leap Winery

Thursday, April 29, 7:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program


This event is closed for registration.

Class of 1981, join your friends and classmates via Zoom for an interactive virtual wine tasting experience with a Frog’s Leap Wine Specialist and participate in a lively and engaging hour-long tasting of their most beloved varieties.  You will receive a tasting kit that includes 3 -375 ml bottles a 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 Zinfandel and 2018 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon.  The cost of the kit is $65 and includes 2-day Fed Ex shipping.  In compliance with current state laws, Frog’s Leap wines ordered can be shipped to the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT* (license # LSW.0000673), DC, FL, GA*, HI*, IA, ID, IL*, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI*, MN, MO, MT, NC*, ND*, NE*, NH, NJ*, NM,* NV, NY*, OH*, OR, PA*, SC*, SD*, TN*, TX*, VA, VT*, WA* (license # 079184), WI*, and WV*

All orders must be placed by Friday, April 14

Class of 2011 Trivia and Happy Hour

Thursday, April 29, 8p.m. - 10p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event


Homewood undergraduates! 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, April 30, 11a.m. - 12p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 30, 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 30, 2p.m. - 3p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 30, 2p.m. - 3p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event

Deans' Welcome

Friday, April 30, 3p.m. - 4p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 30, 4p.m. - 5p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 30, 5p.m. - 6p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 30, 5p.m. - 6:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 30, 6p.m. - 8p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, April 30, 6:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

COVID-19


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, April 30, 8p.m. - 9p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


This event is closed for registration.

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.

Cost: $40 (chocolate and shipping included)

Phi Mu Virtual Gathering

Saturday, May 1, 10a.m. - 11a.m. EDT | Virtual Program


Join your fellow Phi Mu alumnae and reconnect virtually.

Coffee with the President

Saturday, May 1, 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Networking

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Crab Cake Lunch

Saturday, May 1, 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, May 1, 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


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, May 1, 2p.m. - 4p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


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, May 1, 4p.m. - 6p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1966 55th Reunion Post-Game Celebration

Saturday, May 1, 4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event

Virtual Beer Tasting with Baltimore's Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Saturday, May 1, 5p.m. - 6p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


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!

Virtual Tour Cost: $5

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Cocktail Party

Saturday, May 1, 6p.m. - 7:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1986 35th Happy Hour & Virtual Event

Saturday, May 1, 6p.m. - 8p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1981 40th Reunion Comedy and Happy Hour

Saturday, May 1, 7p.m. - 9p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

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, May 1, 7:30p.m. - 9p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 2001 Virtual Gathering

Saturday, May 1, 8p.m. - 9p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1996 Virtual Hoppy Hour

Saturday, May 1, 8p.m. - 9:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 2016 Virtual Gathering & Trivia

Saturday, May 1, 8p.m. - 9:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event

Class of 1976 45th Reunion Saturday Virtual Gathering

Saturday, May 1, 8p.m. - 10p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment Reunion Event


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

Saturday Night Trivia

Saturday, May 1, 8p.m. - 10p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


Join JHU alumnus Ari Halpern, '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!

Cost: $5

The Blue Jay 5K and Hop Into Wellness Awards Ceremony

Sunday, May 2, 11a.m. - 11:30a.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


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, May 2, 11:30a.m. - 1p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


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, May 2, 2p.m. - 3p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


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.

Alumni FACTUALITY Game

Sunday, May 2, 3:30p.m. - 5p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Entertainment


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.