Day: October 19, 2009

Leaders of the pack

October 19, 2009

When the Johns Hopkins women’s cross-country team earned top spot in the Division III national poll earlier this month, head coach Bobby Van Allen greeted the news with a touch of subdued enthusiasm.

Policy set for H1N1 vaccine

October 19, 2009

As the first doses of injectable H1N1 vaccine began making their way into the pipeline, Johns Hopkins last week announced its plans for inoculating faculty, staff and students.

Researchers can predict hurricane-related outages

October 19, 2009

Using data from Hurricane Katrina and four other destructive storms, researchers from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere say they have found a way to accurately predict power outages in advance of a hurricane. Their approach provides estimates of how many outages will occur across a region as a hurricane is approaching.

Studying welfare’s treatment of single vs. married mothers

October 19, 2009

Robert Moffitt, a Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Economics, and his research partner will use a one-year $48,339 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue to study whether the U.S. welfare system’s assistance based on marital status factors into single mothers’ decisions to stay single, cohabit or marry.

New Cassini images help redraw shape of solar system

October 19, 2009

In a paper published Oct. 15 in Science, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory present a new view of the region of the sun’s influence, or heliosphere, and the forces that shape it. Images from one of the Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument’s sensors, the Ion and Neutral Camera, known as MIMI/INCA, on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggest that the heliosphere may not have the cometlike shape predicted by existing models.

Montgomery Co. students get an early immersion in research

October 19, 2009

Scooping cups of beans into a container may not seem like a scientific learning experience, but it is when you equate those beans with the investment needed to take a drug from discovery to commercialization.

SoE hosts discussion on urban high school reform

October 19, 2009

The School of Education is hosting a panel discussion on urban high school reform on Monday, Oct. 26, during which leading practitioners will discuss promising models of high school reform, including those that have grown from university research programs; systemic initiatives, such as the Transformation Schools initiated by Baltimore City Schools CEO Andres Alonso; and reforms piloted by charter schools. This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities for high school reform in Baltimore City.

HSO season opens with Liszt and Sibelius, pianist Terrence Wilson

October 19, 2009

Music director Jed Gaylin and the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra open the 2009–2010 season with a program of “seconds”: Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with pianist Terrence Wilson, and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus. HSO program note writer and timpanist Max Derrickson will give a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.

EP offers certificate in climate change, energy, sustainability

October 19, 2009

A new advanced certificate for post-master’s study in climate change, energy and environmental sustainability is now being offered by Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals, the part-time graduate program of the university’s Whiting School of Engineering.

Bedside eye exam outperforms MRI for diagnosing stroke

October 19, 2009

In a small “proof of principle” study, stroke researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Illinois have found that a simple one-minute eye movement exam performed at the bedside worked better than an MRI to distinguish new strokes from other less serious disorders in patients complaining of dizziness, nausea and spinning sensations.

President Daniels recovering from surgery

October 19, 2009

President Ronald J. Daniels last week underwent surgery to remove what was described as a small mass in his abdomen.

Carey Business School to launch Global MBA at stock exchange

October 19, 2009

After many months of preparation, the Carey Business School will officially unveil its signature full-time program, the Johns Hopkins Global MBA, at a gala event to be held Oct. 21 at the New York Stock Exchange.

Nursing, Dickinson College form articulation agreement

October 19, 2009

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has formed an articulation agreement with Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn. In addition to obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, students will be able pursue baccalaureate- and graduate-level degrees in nursing at Johns Hopkins, thereby receiving two degrees from two institutions upon graduation.

What parents of fetuses with congenital defects want from docs

October 19, 2009

Before and after delivery, the mothers of unborn babies prenatally diagnosed with severe birth defects want doctors to walk a fine line between giving them realistic information—no matter how grim the prognosis—and giving them hope for the best possible outcome.

SPH researchers identify workings of L-form bacteria

October 19, 2009

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have for the first time identified the genetic mechanisms involved in the formation and survival of L-form bacteria. Their findings are described in a study published Oct. 6 in the journal PLoS ONE.

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