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JHU’s President Daniels on First-Year Seminars

President of Johns Hopkins, Ron Daniels.

President Daniels has taken to LinkedIn to share his enthusiastic and positive perspective on First-Year Seminars while noting: “The modern graduate seminar was born at The Johns Hopkins University”. Click here to read more.

Sparking the Imagination

a group of students and a professor huddle around a box of earth, holding worms

Arts & Sciences Magazine sat in on six First-Year Seminars from Heart Matters to Global Cinema in the 21st Century. The courses covered the journey of the earthworm, signs of racial inequity, and more. Read the full story in the Spring 2023 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine.

Lunch and Learn: First-Year Seminars

This February, the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (CTEI) and the First-Year Seminar (FYS) program hosted a Lunch and Learn, providing an open conversation about FYS from a faculty perspective, including how they approach this kind of teaching, and what they enjoy most. The Lunch and Learn consisted of four faculty panelists who have...

A New Model for Undergraduate Education

A bold set of recommendations to redefine Johns Hopkins University’s academic program for students seeking bachelor’s degrees was released in February 2020 by the Second Commission on Undergraduate Education, or CUE2. Students, faculty, and staff were invited to share their reactions online or in person during a series of town hall meetings. Learn more at the...

Dean Celenza introduces First-Year Seminars

Dean of the Zanvil Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Christopher Celenza (History & Classics), discusses the role of First-Year Seminars in “a pivotal moment for reimagining undergraduate education”. Read Dean Celenza’s letter in The Hub.

A cosmologist and a poet contemplate our place in the universe

Andrew Motion and Adam Riess sitting in red chairs during event panel

Decorated Johns Hopkins faculty members Adam Riess (Physics & Astronomy) and Andrew Motion (Writing Seminars) engage in wide-ranging discussion ahead of the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope as part of a First-Year Seminar event. Learn more about the event at The Hub.