Day: October 5, 2009

Johns Hopkins first in R&D expenditures for 30th year

October 5, 2009

The Johns Hopkins University performed $1.68 billion in medical, science and engineering research in fiscal 2008, making it the leading U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending for the 30th year in a row, according to a new National Science Foundation ranking.

H1N1 flu cases on the rise

October 5, 2009

The flu bug has struck the Johns Hopkins student population this fall, with 214 presumed cases of H1N1 reported on all academic campuses as of Friday, Oct. 2

Sheridan Libraries awarded $20 million NSF grant

October 5, 2009

Johns Hopkins–led effort will build infrastructure for curation of digital data

MESSENGER gains critical gravity assist for Mercury orbit

October 5, 2009

MESSENGER successfully passed Mercury on Tuesday, Sept. 29, on its third flyby, gaining a critical gravity assist that will enable it to enter orbit about Mercury in 2011 and capturing images of 5 percent of the planet never before seen.

JHU and USC win $10.4 million to study cancer epigenome

October 5, 2009

The National Cancer Institute has awarded $10.4 million to Johns Hopkins and the University of Southern California to decipher epigenetic marks in the cancer genome. The joint five-year grant is expected to help scientists develop drugs and tests that target epigenetic changes in cancer cells.

Biologist Evangelos Moudrianakis wins ‘Greek Nobel Prize’

October 5, 2009

Evangelos “Van” Moudrianakis, a Johns Hopkins University biologist and biophysicist, has won the 2009 Bodossaki Aristeio in Biomedicine for his pioneering work shedding light on the structure of the complex web of DNA and proteins (histones) that make up chromatin—work that has provided valuable insight into how the genetic information of chromosomes is regulated.

Now on tap: The ‘fizzics’ of beer

October 5, 2009

Physicist’s JHU Press book delves into science of popular beverage

JHU holds symposium on reducing college-age drinking

October 5, 2009

Asymposium for college administrators, community leaders, policy-makers, students and faculty will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, to discuss how to reduce the harmful use of alcohol on college campuses in Baltimore.

Israeli ambassador Michael Oren to speak at Homewood

October 5, 2009

Michael B. Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, will speak at the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The talk is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Mason Hall Auditorium. The ambassador will be introduced by Lloyd Minor, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Preventing med errors: Avoid blame game, punish offenders

October 5, 2009

Patient safety experts at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere are taking their prescription for avoiding medical errors in hospital care one step beyond already successful “no fault, no blame” approaches, calling now for penalties for doctors and nurses who fail to comply with proven safety measures.

A&S Dean Adam Falk named president of Williams College

October 5, 2009

Adam Falk, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins, has been elected the 17th president of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. He will assume the post on April 1. The college’s trustees made the announcement Sept. 28.

Registration opens for DLC’s Nov. 5 Diversity Conference

October 5, 2009

Registration is now open for the Sixth Annual Diversity Conference, sponsored by the Diversity Leadership Council. Leadership: Transforming Diversity Into Inclusion will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, on the Homewood campus and will feature two speakers and two workshops. Deborah Elam, vice president and chief diversity officer at General Electric, will address participants at the morning plenary session, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium.

Malcolm Gladwell to speak at MSE Symposium

October 5, 2009

Tues., Oct. 6, 8 p.m. The MSE Symposium presents a lecture by journalist, author and pop sociologist Malcolm Gladwell. Shriver Auditorium.

Johns Hopkins scientists featured in White House stimulus video

October 5, 2009

Chi Dang, vice dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are featured in a just-released White House video on the impact of the federal stimulus package on NIH-funded biomedical research, and on job creation.

Charles Gati of SAIS receives high Hungarian state decoration

October 5, 2009

On Sept. 21, Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai presented Charles Gati, senior adjunct professor of Russian and Eurasian studies at SAIS, with one of the highest state decorations of the Republic of Hungary. The surprise ceremony took place in New York after Bajnai lectured on Hungarian economic and political developments.

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