Building density and the use of materials such as concrete and pavement make urban areas, including Baltimore City, extremely harsh environments for wildlife. The use of these materials causes an urban heat island effect, which means that parts of Baltimore City are hotter by an average of 8 degrees than surrounding suburbs on a given […]
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As part of my effort to reconnect socially as things have begun to open again after the omicron surge, I found myself in the warm atmosphere of No Land Beyond, “Baltimore’s First-Ever Board Game Bar.” I was very excited when I found this venue. Board game nights have long been among my favorite social events, […]
The doctoral qualifying exam is probably the most stressful part of earning a Ph.D. In addition to the candidate being scrutinized by a panel of field experts with a vague scope of questions, a single poor performance on the exam could result in expulsion from your Ph.D. program, despite how hard you worked toward your […]
Would a union help graduate student workers at Hopkins? @GraciousSteward examines a graduate student union contract negotiated by the same union that @TRUhopkins proposes graduate workers join.
During a recent panel, trainees shared their thoughts on how changes implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic can be used to improve access to careers in science and medicine going forward.
Are Ph.D. candidates students or employees? The answer is a little fuzzy, which makes it difficult to find a work-life balance while pursuing your Ph.D. Here are some thoughts on how we can take back some control.
Although the makeup of academia and journal authors is becoming more diverse, the under-citation of women and authors of color is worsening. Here are some tools to check your manuscript.
This summer’s reflection on systemic racial injustice needs to be more than just a moment if we’re going to create lasting change in Johns Hopkins institutions. Student groups like the Biomedical Engineering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and the Biomedical Scholars Association are committed to seeing that change.
Grace Steward, a third-year graduate student, shares how ADHD impacted her work prior to the pandemic. Because the pandemic has radically shifted how we work, her perspective has changed on how to better accommodate her own disability even after the pandemic has passed.