Day: July 6, 2009

Saluting gifted hands and minds

July 6, 2009

The university’s Black Faculty and Staff Association recently paid tribute to two of Johns Hopkins’ own legendary figures at its fifth annual celebration of Juneteenth, the unofficial holiday commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

Federal student loan forgiveness program launched at JHU

July 6, 2009

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes visited the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus last week to launch a new federal student loan forgiveness program for people who accept jobs in public service and the nonprofit sector.

Bologna Center professor elected mayor

July 6, 2009

Flavio Delbono, who has taught at the SAIS Bologna Center for more than 20 years, was elected mayor of Bologna on June 22. Delbono, representing the center-left coalition, won in a run-off election against his opponent by more than 60 percent of the vote.

Seeking savvy VCs with vision

July 6, 2009

Half-day event connects Johns Hopkins inventor scientists with entrepreneurs experienced in starting businesses. Organizers felt that such an event could accelerate the formation of new life-science companies.

‘Perfect storm’ of fiscal stress hits nonprofits

July 6, 2009

Eighty percent of nonprofit organizations are experiencing fiscal stress, according to a survey released June 29 by Johns Hopkins, and close to 40 percent of them reported that this stress was “severe” or “very severe.”

Donald Steinwachs named interim director of Institute for Policy Studies

July 6, 2009

Donald Steinwachs, a Johns Hopkins faculty member for more than three decades who has deep connections throughout the university, has been named interim director of the Institute for Policy Studies, effective July 1.

Staff Recognition: School of Medicine, Homewood, Bloomberg School of Public Health

July 6, 2009

See photos of recent recognition award winners at Johns Hopkins.

School of Medicine postdocs share research in inaugural poster session

July 6, 2009

The young scientists pointed, explained and employed a bit of charm at the School of Medicine’s inaugural Postdoctoral Poster Session, held on June 24. The goal: impress the faculty judges and bring home some cash and prestige.

Giovanni Arrighi, 71, brought bold perspective to social theory

July 6, 2009

Giovanni Arrighi, the George Armstrong Kelly Professor of Sociology, died on June 18 at his home in Baltimore after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Bioethicists lead call for public debates on future use of stem cells

July 6, 2009

More than 40 scientists, bioethicists, lawyers and science journal editors are calling on their colleagues, policy-makers and the public to begin developing guidelines for the research and reproductive use of stem cell–derived eggs and sperm, even though such use may be a decade or more away.

Suburban Hospital Healthcare System joins JH Medicine

July 6, 2009

Ahead of schedule, officials of Suburban Hospital Healthcare System and the Johns Hopkins Health System Corp. on June 30 completed and signed documents officially integrating the Montgomery County–based SHHS into the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Faculty, staff donations needed at July 14 Homewood blood drive

July 6, 2009

Blood donations from faculty and staff are particularly needed at the Homewood campus drive on Tuesday, July 14, in the Glass Pavilion, which is run by the office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs.

Co-op learning tops list of best approaches for secondary math

July 6, 2009

Cooperative learning methods have been found to be most effective in raising the math scores of middle and high school students, according to a comprehensive research review by the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Center for Research and Reform in Education.

Predicting prostate cancer return: Study betters success odds

July 6, 2009

Cancer experts at Johns Hopkins say that a study tracking 774 prostate cancer patients for a median of eight years has shown that a three-way combination of measurements has the best chance yet of predicting disease metastasis.

Johns Hopkins Nursing launches research podcast series

July 6, 2009

The School of Nursing is launching a series of audio podcasts highlighting new research and focusing on critical health topics that span the issues of today’s nursing profession.

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