Day: August 17, 2009

Carey School launches Global MBA

August 17, 2009

In fall 2010, the school will welcome the charter class to its innovative Global MBA program, which breaks away from the long-standing technique-based model. The two-year, full-time program will feature a curriculum designed to be global in perspective and interdisciplinary in orientation and emphasis. The Global MBA will draw upon Johns Hopkins’ strengths in science and research as the Carey School plans to collaborate with the university’s other academic divisions on curriculum development and as resources for experiential learning.

Immigrant blacks more likely to attend elite colleges

August 17, 2009

A larger proportion of immigrant black high school graduates attend selective colleges and universities than either native black or white students in America, according to a study by sociologists at Johns Hopkins and Syracuse universities.

Girls and boys of summer

August 17, 2009

During the summer, legions of girls and boys flock to the Homewood campus to participate in organized educational and recreational activities. The university provides a wide range of programs—from sports day camps to pre-college engineering programs—for those ages 6 to 17.

New DNA test uses nanotech to find early signs of cancer

August 17, 2009

Using tiny crystals called quantum dots, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a highly sensitive test to look for DNA attachments that often are early warning signs of cancer. This test, which detects both the presence and the quantity of certain DNA changes, could alert people who are at risk of developing the disease and also could tell doctors how well a particular cancer treatment is working.

Calculating the best way for teaching algebra

August 17, 2009

What’s the best formula for teaching algebra? Immersing students in their course work, or easing them into learning the new skills? Or does a combination of the two techniques add up to the best strategy? Researchers at the Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins are aiming to find out through a federally funded study that will span 18 schools in five states this fall.

Guided care reduces cost for elders with chronic conditions

August 17, 2009

The nation’s sickest and most expensive patients need fewer health care resources and cost insurers less when they are closely supported by a nurse-physician primary care team that tracks their health and offers regular support, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The research, published this month in the American Journal of Managed Care, found that in the first eight months of a randomized controlled trial, patients in a primary care enhancement program called Guided Care spent less time in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and had fewer emergency room visits and home health episodes.

School of Nursing Cardiovascular Health Center to address vulnerable populations

August 17, 2009

A new Johns Hopkins nursing research center will work to significantly reduce cardiovascular health disparities through community engagement, scientific investigation, education and policy initiatives. Funded through a four-year $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Research Center for Cardiovascular Health in Vulnerable Populations is located at the School of Nursing and is directed by Miyong Kim, a professor in Nursing Systems and Outcomes.

Gilman Hall’s iconic tower shines again

August 17, 2009

The renovation of Homewood’s Gilman Hall continues. One prominent piece of the building has a bright new look, and work has kicked into high gear on the new three-story glass-topped central atrium.

Scientists find cells responsible for bladder cancer’s spread

August 17, 2009

Using a technique that takes advantage of similarities between tumor and organ growth, Johns Hopkins scientists have tracked down a powerful set of cells in bladder tumors that seem to be primarily responsible for the cancer’s growth and spread. The findings, reported in the July Stem Cells, could help scientists develop new ways of finding and attacking similar cells in other types of cancer.

Applied Math and Statistics receives GAANN funding

August 17, 2009

The Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics has received funding to support graduate education in mathematics through the U.S. Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program. The award will support four GAANN fellows for three years as they pursue doctorates at Johns Hopkins.

H.L. Mencken exhibit to open at George Peabody Library

August 17, 2009

H.L. Mencken is perhaps best known in his hometown for his decades-long connection to The Baltimore Sun. But throughout his career as a newspaper journalist—which started when he was just 19—he also worked for magazines as a writer and editor. As he gained national prominence as a cultural critic, Mencken himself became the subject of magazine stories.

School of Nursing signs on to GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program

August 17, 2009

Veterans enrolled at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing can experience lower tuition bills as the school becomes one of 700 colleges in the new Post-9/11 GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program. The initiative, which allows colleges to enter into dollar-for-dollar matching agreements with the federal government, helps to pay veterans’ educational costs above those covered by the base GI Bill benefit.

Ravens’ McGahee could score funds for Hopkins Children’s

August 17, 2009

This fall, Baltimore Raven Willis McGahee could score for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Boost Mobile will donate $500 to the hospital for each of the running back’s touchdowns in the upcoming NFL season. The company made the announcement at the recent opening of its first retail store in Baltimore.

Shriver Concerts honored by magazine as Best of Baltimore

August 17, 2009

The Shriver Hall Concert Series was lauded as the Best Classical Music “Splurge” in Baltimore magazine’s annual Best of Baltimore issue. (The “Save” recognition went to the free Bach Concert Series at Christ Lutheran Church.)

Gazette to return to weekly publishing schedule on Aug. 31

August 17, 2009

With classes for the 2009–2010 academic year set to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 2, The Gazette will return to its weekly publishing schedule on Monday, Aug. 31. The deadline for Calendar and Classifieds submissions for the Aug. 31 issue is noon on Monday, Aug. 24.

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