Day: January 11, 2010

United Way campaign tops its goal

January 11, 2010

Despite a still-recovering economy and a general downturn in corporate giving, employees and students of the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine pledged more than $2.1 million to the 2009 United Way of Central Maryland campaign, topping the overall goal by nearly $100,000.

Celebrating Carol Greider

January 11, 2010

Nearly 800 faculty, students and staff poured into Turner Concourse on Jan. 6 for a reception to honor Carol Greider, who recently returned from Stockholm, where she accepted the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

Rich Roca to step down this year as director of APL

January 11, 2010

Rich Roca, director of the Applied Physics Laboratory since January 2000, announced last week that he will step down from his position this year.

Actor Lou Gossett Jr. to headline MLK Jr. Commemoration

January 11, 2010

Lou Gossett Jr., an award-winning television and big screen actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of a U.S. Marine Corps drill sergeant, will be the featured guest and keynote speaker for Johns Hopkins’ 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday remembrance, an event that takes place this week.

Legg Mason chair, CEO to give next Leaders & Legends talk

January 11, 2010

Mark R. Fetting, chairman and chief executive officer of Baltimore-based Legg Mason, one of the world’s leading global asset management firms, will be the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders & Legends lecture series on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East.

Noted condensed matter physicist to give public lecture

January 11, 2010

A public lecture by noted condensed matter physicist and renowned speaker Philip Phillips of the University of Illinois will be the centerpiece of a three-day workshop to be hosted this week at Homewood by Johns Hopkins’ Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Study: Nonprofit job growth in Maryland defies recession

January 11, 2010

Despite the recession, nonprofit employment in Maryland increased by 2.7 percent in 2008, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. By contrast, for-profit employment in Maryland decreased by 3.3 percent during this same period.

Smoking cessation may increase diabetes risk

January 11, 2010

Cigarette smoking is a well-known risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but new research from Johns Hopkins suggests that quitting the habit may actually raise diabetes risk in the short term.

Vaccine appears to ‘mop up’ leukemia cells drug leaves behind

January 11, 2010

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers say preliminary studies show that a vaccine made with leukemia cells may be able to reduce or eliminate the last remaining cancer cells in some chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML, patients taking the drug Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec).

Peabody Jazz students, alumni to perform in Kawasaki, Japan

January 11, 2010

A sextet of Peabody Conservatory jazz students and alumni will depart for Japan tomorrow, Jan. 12, with Gary Thomas, director of Jazz Studies and the Richard and Elizabeth Case Endowed Professor in Jazz. The city of Kawasaki invited the group, billed as the Baltimore City Peabody Jazz Ensemble, for a week and a half of performing and sightseeing. Baltimore and Kawasaki have been sister cities for more than 30 years. The participants are alto saxophonists Daniel Cherouny, a senior, and Russell Kirk, a 2005 alumnus; double bassist Blake Meister, a 2008 graduate; guitarist Kevin Clark, a sophomore; pianist Jacob Silver, a 2009 alumnus and a Graduate Professional Diploma candidate; and drummer Daniel Marcellus, a 2006 graduate. They will appear with ensembles of Japanese jazz students and professionals in concerts at Senzoku Gakuen University, Kawasaki International Center and Showa University of Music.

SAP upgrade scheduled for May; training plans TBA

January 11, 2010

In May, SAP will be upgraded to take advantage of future improvements and maintain SAP product support. The upgrade will primarily affect the look and feel of the screens in the shopping cart transaction but will not change functionality or impact business processes. Additionally, R/3 will be renamed to ECC, an acronym for ERP Central Component.

APL engineer scores with song in ‘The Blind Side’

January 11, 2010

About a third of the way through the new hit movie The Blind Side, about Baltimore Ravens rookie lineman Michael Oher, some APL staffers might be hearing a familiar voice. The hip-hop song playing when Oher returns to the rough neighborhood where he grew up is by Ashley Llorens, an engineer in APL’s National Security and Technology Department.

Notices — Jan. 11, 2010

January 11, 2010

The 2010 YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program — Teens interested in working in the YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program 2010 can participate in a paid summer internship designed to provide exposure to careers, mentoring and education while developing responsibility and experience.

Calendar — Jan. 11, 2010

January 11, 2010

DISCUSSIONS/TALKS Thurs., Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m. “North Korea–South Korea Relations in the New Era,” a U.S.–Korea Institute at SAIS discussion with Lee Yoon-Sung, vice speaker, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS Fri., Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. “Egyptomania: The Egyptian Style From Assyria to Obama,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion […]