2014 The Many Faces of Hopkins
Spotlight: Transgender Individuals
Our Fall 2014 Spotlight draws attention to the realities of transgender individuals. Visit the links below to learn more about resources for transgender college students and employees, as well as the characteristics of environments most welcoming to and affirming of members of transgender communities. For example, read an interview with Dariel Peay in which she shares her experience as a transgender woman who works for Johns Hopkins. The links also provide information about the experiences of some young transgender people and their families. Let us know what you think about this Spotlight series by clicking here.
LGBTQ Life at Hopkins
Transgender On-campus Nondiscrimination Information Project (TONI Project) The TONI Project is, “a first-of-its-kind space for students to share college and university policies important to transgender people.” The TONI Project should be used to access (and also add) current information about campus housing policies, health plans, and curricula.
Free State Legal Project is a legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Marylanders
Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages.
Gender Conference East's mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated solely to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum, as well as for their families and the professionals working with them.
National Center for Transgender Equality: Dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
Trans Student Equality Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.
Transitional Male: A privately owned educational resource with focus on enhancing the lives of transmen - long-timers, in-between and those about to transition to male.
- In 1893 Florence Bascomb became the University's first female PhD.
- Christine Ladd-Franklin was the first woman to earn a PhD at Hopkins, in mathematics in 1882. The trustees denied her the degree and refused to change the policy about admitting women; she finally received her degree 44 years later.
- As of 2009-2010, the undergraduate population was 47% female and 53% male.
- Hopkins researchers took the first color photograph of the whole earth from space in 1967.
- Hopkins researchers confirmed the authenticity of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1948.
- In 1948 Hopkins researchers discovered Dramamine's effectiveness in alleviating motion sickness.
- Kelly Miller was the first African American to attend Johns Hopkins University. Admitted as a graduate student in mathematics in 1887.
- In 1890, five Baltimore women, four of them daughters of Hopkins trustees, organized the Women's Fund Committee. Martha Carey Thomas, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Mary Gwinn, Elizabeth King, and Julia Rogers raised money needed to establish the School of Medicine with the condition that the school accept women.
- In 1999, Johns Hopkins University became one of the first major institutions to offer same-sex domestic partner benefits to employees.
- The Diversity Leadership Council presented the first annual Diversity Leadership Awards in 2003.
- The Diversity Leadership Council organized the first Diversity Conference in 2004.
- There are 36 Nobel Prize winners associated with Johns Hopkins University.
- More than 10,000 University alumni currently live in 162 countries.
- Johns Hopkins international research and training sites, programs, and offices are in 134 countries.
- In 1947, Ralph Young, M.D. became the first black medical doctor at Johns Hopkins. He was a syphilis expert and was appointed by A.M. Harvey, M.D., head of the Department of Medicine.
- The Hopkins Center for Social concern provides a base for more than 50 student-run programs that serve Baltimore communities. In 2009-2010, more than 1,500 students performed nearly 80,000 hours of volunteer work through these programs.
- Vivien Thomas, a medical technician to Surgeon-in-Chief, Alfred Blalock, M.D., was one of the most famous blacks at Johns Hopkins. He trained surgical residents and is recognized for techniques he perfected in treating congenital heart defects.
- Roland Smoot, M.D. became the first black physician with admitting privileges at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1965. He was the son of a post office employee and a domestic worker.
- Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. Dr. Q, is a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins and author of "Becoming Dr. Q." When he was just 19, Dr. Q jumped the border fence between Mexico and the United States and labored as a farm worker until he could save enough to earn an education and become a U.S. Citizen.
- Johns Hopkins enrolls undergraduates from all 50 states and more than 71 nations.
- The seminar method of instruction was introduced in the United States by a Johns Hopkins University postdoctoral student.
- The JH Sheridan Libraries and Museums have 4,395,668 volumes on its shelves.
- In 1879 Hopkins researchers discovered the sweetening agent saccharin.
- In 2004 Hopkins researchers sent a spacecraft to Mercury to orbit the planet and see, for the first time, the majority of Mercury's surface.
- The Peabody Conservatory collaborated with the National University of Singapore to create the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Singapore's first and only conservatory of music.
- Gertrude Stein studied at the School of Medicine from 1897-1902, though she did not receive a degree.
- In 1991 Estelle Fishbein, former University General Counsel, became Johns Hopkins' first female vice president.
- In 2011, the LGBT Community at Johns Hopkins joined the OUTList on National Coming Out Day.
- The first three JHU bachelor's degrees were conferred in spring 1879.
- There are more than 25 undergraduate multicultural student organizations at Johns Hopkins.
- The Diversity Leadership Council has representation from all major Johns Hopkins University entities, Johns Hopkins Health System, and the Applied Physics Laboratory.
- The Diversity Leadership Council has more than 40 members, who represent more than 30 departments and all campuses.
- The Mosaic Initiative is the first University-wide Initiative to focus on the recruitment and retention of individuals that are under-represented in the JHU faculty including women and persons of color, across all divisions and units.
- JHU age demographics are slowly changing: Our age demographics have shifted, with Baby Boomers (born 1943-1960) and Traditionalists (born before 1943) leaving our workforce while Gen X (born 1961-1981) and Gen Y (born after 1981) joining in greater numbers.
Staff are the youngest, Deans/Executives are the oldest: In the second quarter of 2012, the average age of Deans/Executives is 55, Professorial Faculty is 50, Bargaining Unit is 49, Senior Staff is 46, Non-Professorial Faculty is 45, and Staff is 42.