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Happy Earth Day Eve! With Earth Day in April, it only seems fitting that the Centennial Celebration Featured Department is the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Here are some highlights of the many events the department planned:

Earlier this month they hosted a Water Symposium discussing ways to reuse water. Dr. Joe Jacangelo, Director of Research at MWH Global and adjunct JHU Faculty; Katie Bell, Water Reuse Practice leader at MWH Global and JHU Visiting Scholar; and Kellogg Schwab, JHSPH Environmental Health Science Professor and Director of the JHU Water Institute presented during the 2 hour symposium.

Last week JHSPH hosted the Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods from April 12-14.

Appropriately, The Department of Environmental Health Sciences has chosen Earth Day (tomorrow), for their Centennial Service Day, which will take place at the Community Gardens.

To close out the month, The Center for A Livable Future will host “Public Health in Action: Stories from the Local Food System” on April 28. The event will feature five local food system plays – a food czar, an advocate, a clergy-activist, an environmental journalist and a chicken farmer.

To see all that was arranged, check out the Department of Environmental Health Sciences’ Centennial Celebration Page.

To all of you who have accepted our offer of admission, congratulations! Welcome to the Bloomberg School of Public Health!

We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately regarding when you will receive your JHEDID. MPH students should expect to receive their JHED ID about a month prior to orientation. For all other programs, check your e-mail about two months before orientation.

For those of you wanting to complete the Introduction to Online Learning (IOL) Course, you may sign up for a CoursePlus account without a JHED ID. Simply make sure to update your account with the JHED ID once you receive it.

Remember, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

As I learned when I started here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Public Health is about serving the communities and the population, rather than the individual. All our students have a particular focus on what topic in a particular community or population they want to work with, whether it is toilets in India, Dengue Virus research, gun policy, or one of the thousands of other topics being researched and studied. But putting into practice what you’re learning in the Baltimore community is a wonderful opportunity open to all Bloomberg students.Student Volunteering

The Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE) was founded ten years ago to connect the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing with the Baltimore community. Partnering with a large number of organizations ranging from advocacy, chronic/infectious diseases, and tutoring/mentoring, students from the medical campus are able to reach out with their personal skills and expertise and practice public health in our urban setting. Whether students are looking for a short term or long term commitment, our students have the opportunity to put into practice the very ideas they are discussing during class in the community.

Our tagline is Protecting Health, Saving Lives-Millions at a Time. That tagline isn’t just referring to the work as a whole the School is doing, or what our alumni have and are accomplishing, it also is for our current students who volunteer in Baltimore thanks to the opportunities SOURCE provides.

As some of you are aware, we are moving all our programs to the SOPHAS application system for the start year of 2017. That means for all of you interested in a certificate program with a Term 3 (January) or later start term, you should be applying through SOPHAS Express.

You can find all the application instructions for certificates on the Certificate How to Apply webpage. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions in the application process!

Due to some unforeseen issues with our office’s facility, you may experience some delays to queries. We are doing our best to monitor e-mail requests, but we are most likely unable to answer the phone. Please reach out to us via e-mail at JHSPH.admiss@jhu.edu. We will return to normal activities as soon as possible.