Day: November 1, 2010

A seismic leap for science

November 1, 2010

Imagine a tool that is a cross between a powerful electron microscope and the Hubble Space Telescope, allowing scientists from disciplines ranging from medicine and genetics to astrophysics, environmental science, oceanography and bioinformatics to examine and analyze enormous amounts of data from both “little picture” and “big picture” perspectives. Using a $2.1 million grant from […]

Where does Johns Hopkins go from here?

November 1, 2010

A who’s who of administrative and volunteer leadership from across the Johns Hopkins enterprise recently took part in a landmark daylong event to help chart the future course for the university. The Johns Hopkins Volunteer Summit, held Oct. 22 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, convened more than 350 Johns Hopkins leaders—including deans and directors, trustees, members […]

Gilman, past and present

November 1, 2010

More than 400 people turned out Saturday evening, Oct. 23, to celebrate the rededication of the newly renovated Gilman Hall, a $73 million restoration project that blends original features such as the building’s distinctive stained glass windows with more modern additions such as an auditorium and screening room. The event, attended by trustees, university administrators, […]

Career re-entry grant for women goes to Johns Hopkins physicist

November 1, 2010

As a young Russian physicist doing her training in Stuttgart, Germany, Natalia Drichko envisioned a career that included research on unusual superconductivity and eventually becoming a university professor there. Her plans did not include meeting an American scientist, getting married and moving to the United States. But that is exactly what happened. Now an associate […]

Michael Eicher named senior VP for external affairs, development

November 1, 2010

The university’s board of trustees on Sunday, Oct. 24, approved President Ronald J. Daniels’ recommendation that Michael C. Eicher be promoted to senior vice president for external affairs and development, a new position. Eicher joined Johns Hopkins in 2006 as vice president for development and alumni relations, a post that will be assumed by Fritz […]

Interim director of the Center for Language, Speech Processing named

November 1, 2010

Hynek Hermansky, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will serve as the interim director of WSE’s Center for Language and Speech Processing, effective today. Nick Jones, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering, made the announcement last week. Hermansky joined the Whiting School faculty in 2008 and is affiliated with both the CLSP and the […]

Surprise finding: Pancreatic cancers progress slowly

November 1, 2010

Pancreatic cancer develops and spreads much more slowly than scientists have thought, according to new research from Johns Hopkins investigators. The finding indicates that there is a potentially broad window for diagnosis and prevention of the disease. “For the first time, we have a quantifiable estimate of the development of pancreatic cancer, and when it […]

Knowledge gap, fears common in parents of children with MRSA

November 1, 2010

Knowledge gaps and fear—some of it unjustified—are common among the caregivers of children with a drug-resistant staph bacterium known as MRSA, according to the results of a small study from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. These caregivers thirst for timely, detailed and simple information, the researchers said. The study’s findings, published online in the Journal […]

Johns Hopkins researchers discover how to erase memory

November 1, 2010

Researchers working with mice have discovered that by removing a protein from the region of the brain responsible for recalling fear, they can permanently delete traumatic memories. Their report on a molecular means of erasing fear memories in rodents appeared Oct. 28 in Science Express. “When a traumatic event occurs, it creates a fearful memory […]

‘Intelligent’ surgical drill wins prize for JHU student inventors

November 1, 2010

An “intelligent” drill developed by Johns Hopkins students to improve orthopedic surgical procedures was awarded third-place honors in the undergraduate division of the 2010 Collegiate Inventors Competition. The team received $2,500 in prize money for its entry, which was among five finalist projects competing Oct. 27 at a Washington, D.C., ceremony. The students built the […]

Fred Jelinek memorial service set for Friday at Homewood

November 1, 2010

The Center for Language and Speech Processing and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are holding a service to remember and celebrate the life of Fred Jelinek on Friday, Nov. 5. Jelinek, the Julian Sinclair Smith Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Center for Language and Speech Processing, died on […]

Meatless Monday campaign comes to Homewood Nov. 1

November 1, 2010

Starting today, every dining hall on the Homewood campus will offer vegetarian menu specials as part of the Meatless Monday campaign. The national Meatless Monday campaign was launched in 2003 in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. The effort’s primary focus is […]

Campus Kitchen gets freezer from Housing, Dining Services

November 1, 2010

The Campus Kitchen at JHU, a student-run organization dedicated to using surplus food to provide nutritious meals for hungry men, women and children in the Baltimore area, now has more freezer space, thanks to Homewood’s Department of Housing and Dining Services. The new freezer will allow the organization to store more food and for greater […]

Tan Lin is second guest poet in series at Homewood

November 1, 2010

The Department of English will continue its Poetry at Hopkins English series with a reading by New York–based poet Tan Lin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, in Gilman’s Marjorie Fisher Hall (room 50) on the Homewood campus. Lin is the author of Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe, Blipsoak 01 and Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary […]

Speed skater Apolo Ohno to sign books at Barnes & Noble

November 1, 2010

Speed skater Apolo Ohno, the most decorated American Winter Olympics athlete of all time, will be at Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, to sign copies of his just-published life story, Zero Regrets. Ohno became the youngest U.S. national champion at the age of 14 but a year later […]

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