Day: January 4, 2010

Seven from JHU named AAAS fellows

January 4, 2010

Seven Johns Hopkins researchers from four of the university’s schools have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Johns Hopkins to buy former Zurich Insurance property

January 4, 2010

Johns Hopkins has entered into a contract to acquire the former Zurich Insurance Co. property in north Baltimore and will use it to consolidate financial, data processing and administrative functions currently spread out in a number of area locations.

Record numbers apply early decision to Johns Hopkins

January 4, 2010

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently sent out early decision acceptance letters and e-mails to 494 students, choosing the first members of the class of 2013 from the largest early decision applicant pool in the university’s history.

JHU President Lincoln Gordon, 96, brought co-education to Homewood

January 4, 2010

Lincoln Gordon, who served as president of The Johns Hopkins University for four tumultuous years, died in his sleep on Dec. 19 at an assisted-living community in Mitchellville, Md. He was 96.

JHU prof to head American Academy in Rome

January 4, 2010

The American Academy in Rome recently named as its director Christopher Celenza, a professor in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures and director of the Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe, both in Johns Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Carey Business School plans tech commercialization program

January 4, 2010

Starting in February, the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will be offering at the university’s Montgomery County Campus a new technology commercialization program titled Innovate!

Gwen Boyd of APL to receive nomination by Obama

January 4, 2010

The White House has announced that President Barack Obama intends to nominate Gwen Boyd of Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory to the board of trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

BME holds first Undergraduate Research Day

January 4, 2010

The first Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Research Day was conducted last semester on the Homewood campus to showcase and judge student research projects. Sixteen biomedical engineering undergraduates submitted abstracts and posters focusing on research they had conducted during the past year.

Unlocking the key to premature aging in children

January 4, 2010

Susan Michaelis conducts her research in a traditional laboratory, with beakers and flasks and microscopes strong enough to allow her to view and manipulate the infinitesimally small nuclei of cells.

JHU’s use of ARRA funding showcased in new Web site

January 4, 2010

Johns Hopkins University recently unveiled a new Web site to showcase how research funding made available in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is being put to work on our campuses. The site, http://web.jhu.edu/economic_stimulus/index.html, includes a listing of all ARRA-funded grants received by university faculty as well as information on the economic impact […]

A treasure comes home

January 4, 2010

In 1900, Baltimore clothing magnate Henry Sonneborn gifted to Johns Hopkins a work-in-progress collection of Jewish ceremonial pieces, including various early-19th-century silver plates, spice boxes and Torah breastplates.

Nanoparticles bypass mucus barrier, may deliver drugs

January 4, 2010

Johns Hopkins University researchers have created biodegradable nanosized particles that can easily slip through the body’s sticky and viscous mucus secretions to deliver a sustained-release medication cargo. The researchers say that these nanoparticles, which degrade over time into harmless components, could one day carry life-saving drugs to patients suffering from dozens of health conditions, including diseases of the eye, lung, gut or female reproductive tract.

An enduring tradition

January 4, 2010

Since Dec. 24, 1973, the 100th anniversary of the death of Johns Hopkins, members of the university and hospital communities that bear his name have gathered at his simple grave site in Green Mount Cemetery to remember the generosity of their benefactor. Joined at the brief, informal ceremony by appreciative members of the public, the assembled hear a few words from a Hopkins family member, historian or other expert; sometimes offer observations of their own; and traditionally leave pennies on his tombstone while saying thanks and making a wish.

1,000-plus admitted in U.S. annually for aviation-related injuries

January 4, 2010

The first-ever published study of aviation-related injuries and deaths in the United States finds that an average of 1,013 patients are admitted to U.S. hospitals with aviation-related injuries annually, and that an average of 753 aviation deaths occur each year.

Notices — Jan. 4, 2010

January 4, 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. This year 250 high school and college students will have the opportunity to gain work experience […]

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