Day: December 7, 2009

Learning about
 Baltimore

December 7, 2009

This Intersession, Craig Hollander will teach a class titled Movers and Shakers: Baltimore by Biography. Hollander, a fourth-year doctoral student in history and a native Baltimorean, will hitch his lessons to famous city sons and daughters such as H.L. Mencken, Babe Ruth, Billie Holiday, Thurgood Marshall and Joshua Barney.

A homecoming for historic windows

December 7, 2009

As the massive renovation of Gilman Hall enters its final nine months, many of its historic glass treasures have returned with a pristine sparkle and luster.

First reported cases of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 treated at JHH

December 7, 2009

Flu experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have received confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that two recently treated patients with 2009 H1N1 flu, both since discharged, had drug-resistant forms of the virus.

MSE Library implements changes during exam period

December 7, 2009

The Homewood campus’s Eisenhower Library experienced unprecedented demand for seating during the fall 2009 semester. To better accommodate Johns Hopkins students during reading period and exams, the library will be open to visitors only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Friday, Dec. 4, through Friday, Dec. 18.

Weekly Peabody chamber music concerts planned for East Balto.

December 7, 2009

Beginning Jan. 20, a weekly series of chamber music concerts featuring Peabody students, alumni and faculty will be held during the spring semester at noon on Wednesdays in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus.

Share Our Strength founder to give Carey School lecture

December 7, 2009

Philanthropist and social change pioneer Bill Shore is the featured speaker for the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s annual H. Melvin Brown Lecture, to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Mason Hall on the Homewood campus.

‘World as a Hologram’ is topic of 2009 Brickwedde Lecture

December 7, 2009

Leonard Susskind, the Felix Bloch Professor of Physics at Stanford University, will give the 2009 Ferdinand G. Brickwedde Lecture in Physics on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Press book signing and Madeira tasting scheduled for Dec. 9

December 7, 2009

More than a dozen authors will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, when the Johns Hopkins University Press and Homewood Museum host their annual Holiday Book Signing and Madeira Tasting.

Exploring schizophrenia at the molecular level

December 7, 2009

About 1 percent of the population is affected by schizophrenia, a severe form of mental illness that has proven difficult to study and treat, according to Russell Margolis, director of the Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Program.

Migraine raises risk of common stroke in women

December 7, 2009

Pooling results from 21 studies involving 622,381 men and women, researchers at Johns Hopkins have affirmed that migraine headaches are associated with more than twofold higher chances of the most common kind of stroke: those occurring when blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut off by the buildup of plaque or a blood clot.

A cell’s ‘cap’ of bundled fibers could yield clues to disease

December 7, 2009

It turns out that wearing a cap is good for you, at least if you are a mammal cell.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Engineering in Oncology Center have shown that in healthy cells, a bundled “cap” of filaments holds the cell’s nucleus—its genetic storehouse—in its proper place. Understanding this cap’s influence on cell and nuclear shape, the researchers said, could provide clues to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer, muscular dystrophy and the age-accelerating condition known as progeria.

Educational home visits can improve asthma in children

December 7, 2009

A few home visits by a health care specialist to educate children with asthma about basic strategies for earlier symptom recognition and improving medication use can lead to fewer flare-ups and less-frequent trips to the emergency room, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center published in the December issue of Pediatrics.

H1N1 flu vaccine now available to employees in tier 2 of plan

December 7, 2009

With H1N1 influenza vaccine now more plentiful, Lloyd B. Minor, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced last week that Johns Hopkins has taken another step along the priority tiers described in its vaccination priority plan.

Snow in the forecast? Are we open? Closed?

December 7, 2009

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for slightly colder weather with below-normal snowfall this winter. But whenever it does snow, you’ll be able to find out easily whether the university is open.

Peabody Consort collaboration to be broadcast on NPR show

December 7, 2009

If Music Be the Food of Love, a collaboration between the Peabody Consort, led by faculty artist Mark Cudek, and actors from the Indiana Repertory Theatre, will be broadcast the week of Dec. 7 to 13 on National Public Radio’s nationally syndicated program Harmonia.

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