Day: October 4, 2010

Johns Hopkins first in R&D for 31st year

October 4, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University performed $1.85 billion in medical, science and engineering research in fiscal 2009, making it the leading U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending for the 31st year in a row, according to a new National Science Foundation ranking. The university also once again ranked first on the NSF’s separate […]

Learning from ‘The Wire’

October 4, 2010

Though it’s located in Baltimore City, the verdant and well-manicured Homewood campus seems a world away from the gritty drug corners and public housing projects that form the backdrop for the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed five-season HBO drama The Wire. But inside a classroom in Hodson Hall, a group of undergraduates is immersing itself in that […]

Six-city tour: Here’s how JHU is Rising to the Challenge

October 4, 2010

In his 2009 inaugural address, university President Ronald J. Daniels outlined how Johns Hopkins must “galvanize its intellectual and moral strengths” for the betterment of the community and the world. In addition to educating future generations, the nation’s elite universities, he said, have a responsibility to devote their energies to the greatest problems of the […]

PACER receives $6 mill Homeland Security grant

October 4, 2010

The National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response, also known as PACER, at The Johns Hopkins University has received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fund more than a dozen national security–related research, education, training and policy support projects over the next two years. The […]

Doctoral programs assessed by National Research Council

October 4, 2010

The National Research Council last week released a study of research doctoral programs at 212 higher education institutions, including The Johns Hopkins University. The NRC said that its study, the largest quantitative analysis of its kind ever conducted in the United States, is intended to offer a comprehensive comparison of doctoral programs across a wide […]

Johns Hollywood: We play Harvard in the Facebook movie

October 4, 2010

An undergrad with a mop of hair and a heavy backpack is running across an idyllic quad at nightfall. As the scene unfolds on the big screen, the campus’s glowing lampposts, red brick pavers and white columns look really familiar, even though a subtitle says “Harvard University Fall 2003.” That’s because what we’re really looking […]

JHM inks MOU to explore collaboration in Malaysia

October 4, 2010

Johns Hopkins Medicine and Academic Medical Center/Chase Perdana Sdn. Bhd., a Kuala Lumpur–based private development corporation, have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore collaborative opportunities in the areas of medical education, clinical care and research in Malaysia. In a letter to colleagues, Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns […]

Flu vaccines safe for most allergic children, pediatricians say

October 4, 2010

With the flu season looming and health officials calling for across-the-board immunization, some parents may wonder just how safe the egg-based flu vaccine is for children with allergies. Pretty safe, say pediatricians from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Even though the flu vaccine contains egg protein, most children with egg and other food allergies can […]

Rai Winslow of BME named inaugural Raj and Neera Singh Professor

October 4, 2010

Rai Winslow, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Institute for Computational Medicine, will be named the inaugural Raj and Neera Singh Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in a ceremony scheduled at 4 p.m. today, Oct. 4, in Mason Hall on the Homewood campus. As director of the institute, Winslow oversees an […]

Mathemagician/professor to present free show at Homewood

October 4, 2010

Arthur T. Benjamin, a California college professor who has entertained audiences on national television and at numerous events by performing “magic” tricks with numbers, will present a show this week on the Homewood campus. Benjamin, who performs as the Mathemagician, will appear at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, in 110 Hodson Hall. As part […]

Homewood Museum to host experts on the American porch

October 4, 2010

Homewood Museum at The Johns Hopkins University, in association with AIA Baltimore Architecture Month, will this month present the 10th edition of its annual Baltimore’s Great Architecture lectures. This year’s series, titled The Porch in America, will be held on the Homewood campus over three consecutive Mondays. “We have pulled out the stops to deliver […]

Johns Hopkins, Morgan State to host acclaimed African poets

October 4, 2010

An evening of poetry readings featuring acclaimed African poets Niyi Osundare and Syl Cheney-Coker is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the auditorium of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Presented by the Department of English and the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with the Department of English […]

Stephen Pitcairn memorial to be held at SoM on Wednesday

October 4, 2010

A celebration of the life of medical research technologist Stephen B. Pitcairn will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the School of Medicine’s Turner Auditorium, East Baltimore campus. A slide-show tribute is planned for 3:45 p.m., and the service will begin at 4 p.m. A reception will follow. The program will include remarks from Johns […]

Registration open for Seventh Annual Diversity Conference

October 4, 2010

Registration is now open for the Seventh Annual Diversity Conference, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, on the Homewood campus. The event will begin with check-in at Shriver Hall, followed by various workshops, and will conclude with a luncheon featuring pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson. The conference is […]

Deadline extended for Arts Innovation Grant applications

October 4, 2010

The Arts Innovation Grant initiative is designed to help faculty develop for-credit interdisciplinary courses in the arts—across departments, divisions or institutions—for Homewood undergraduates, and to help undergraduates create new co-curricular activities in the arts or significantly increase the impact of existing ones within both the university and greater Baltimore communities. The grants now available are […]

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