Day: October 11, 2010

This is your brain on art

October 11, 2010

The classic Led Zeppelin track Stairway to Heaven, FM dial well-worn as it is, still elicits the desire to turn up the volume, particularly just before guitarist Jimmy Page’s signature solo. The listener lets Page’s effortless plucking wash over him, eyes instinctively close to concentrate on the notes. The sudden urge to air drum or […]

Egyptian art arrives from Eton College

October 11, 2010

A renowned collection of Egyptian decorative art from Eton College in Windsor, England, has arrived at The Johns Hopkins University for long-term research and display in the university’s Archaeological Museum. Glazed blue ceramic vessels, ritual amulets and a gilded mummy mask are among the approximately 1,900 pieces of small-scale artifacts on loan for 15 years from […]

Wanted: Minorities to study reproductive health

October 11, 2010

Scientists from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Morgan State University have received a $3.2 million National Institutes of Health grant designed to promote racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity in reproductive science research. The grant to five investigators—Sally Radovick and Andrew Wolfe of Johns Hopkins, and Gloria Hoffman, Michael Koban and Wei Wei Le of Morgan […]

Bloomberg School of Public Health receives $38.6 mill for orthopedic trauma research

October 11, 2010

The Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded $38.6 million by the Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program of the U.S. Department of Defense to expand its Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium. METRC, which was established in September 2009 with a Defense Department award of […]

Kellogg adds support to New Frontiers of Philanthropy Project

October 11, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies has announced that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has joined a broad coalition of foundations, venture philanthropists and public agencies in supporting the center’s New Frontiers of Philanthropy Project. The Kellogg Foundation’s $150,000 gift will significantly advance this project’s objective to open a new era in financing solutions […]

Free concert opens season for Hopkins Symphony Orchestra

October 11, 2010

The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra opens its 2010–2011 season with two musical depictions of Scotland by composers who weren’t Scottish. HSO music director Jed Gaylin conducts Felix Mendelssohn’s at turns snappy and mystical “Scottish” Symphony and excerpts from Gaetano Donizetti’s melodramatic opera Lucia di Lammermoor in a collaboration with Opera Vivente. The free concert is offered […]

Urban policy competition seeks solutions for Baltimore

October 11, 2010

Baltimore-area students with an interest in solving urban problems have an opportunity to test their ideas, be recognized by city decision-makers and win up to $5,000 by entering the 2011 Abell Award in Urban Policy competition. Co-sponsored by the Abell Foundation and the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, the award is given annually […]

CIGNA CEO David Cordani to speak in Carey School series

October 11, 2010

David M. Cordani, president and chief executive officer of CIGNA Corp., will be the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series to be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. Cordani was appointed to his current position […]

Christopher Saudek, 68, implantable insulin pump pioneer

October 11, 2010

Christopher Dyer Saudek, founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center, a pioneer in the development of implantable insulin pumps and a tireless physician who was ever available to his patients, died Oct. 6 after a battle with metastatic melanoma. He was 68. A member of the Johns Hopkins faculty for 30 years, […]

Lea Ybarra to step down at the Center for Talented Youth

October 11, 2010

After nearly 14 years as executive director of Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth, Lea Ybarra has announced she will step down from her post next spring. “Under Lea’s leadership, CTY has played an important role in identifying and developing the academic talent of young students across the country and around the world,” said Lloyd […]

President’s Day of Service

October 11, 2010

Nearly 900 volunteers from the Johns Hopkins community joined President Ron Daniels and his wife, Joanne Rosen, on Saturday, Oct. 2, to collectively give back to Baltimore. Organized by the Center for Social Concern, the second President’s Day of Service-whose theme was “One Hopkins, One Baltimore”-featured more than 40 projects across the city. Volunteers painted […]

RD2.5K Presidential Fun Run

October 11, 2010

The Homewood campus sees its fair share of running—to class before the professor arrives, for a meal before the dining hall closes, to a shuttle stop before the bus gets there. But on Sunday, Oct. 3, scores of faculty, staff and students ran just for fun—and to keep up with President Ron Daniels, who inaugurated […]

Dramatic rise in MRI and CT use in ERs raises questions

October 11, 2010

A dramatic increase in the use of medical imaging in emergency departments when seeing patients with injuries hasn’t paid off with an equal rise in diagnosing life-threatening conditions or follow-up hospital admissions, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers concludes in a study published in the Oct. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. […]

Parkinson’s researchers ID possible new target for drugs

October 11, 2010

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that the overactivation of a single protein may shut down the brain-protecting effects of a molecule and facilitate the most common form of Parkinson’s disease. The finding of this mechanism could lead to important new targets for drugs already known to inhibit it, thus controlling symptoms of the disorder, which […]

Surprise: Two wheels safer than four off road, JH study shows

October 11, 2010

In research that may surprise off-road riding enthusiasts and safety experts, a Johns Hopkins team has found that crashes involving four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles are significantly more dangerous than crashes involving two-wheeled off-road motorcycles, such as those used in extreme sports such as Motocross. The research, presented Oct. 6 at the American College of Surgeons’ 2010 […]

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