Day: November 29, 2010

Growing the family

November 29, 2010

For 16 struggling students at Baltimore’s Academy for College and Career Exploration, their family and support system just grew eightfold. The students, all freshmen at the Hampden-area high school, could use the assistance. Most have low grades, have failed several classes and have grave attendance issues. Without intervention, many are in danger of failing out. […]

Applied Physics Lab creates two new senior posts

November 29, 2010

The Applied Physics Laboratory, which throughout its history has encouraged and fostered innovation, has recently put a new leadership structure in place to ensure that the Lab operates efficiently, effectively and strategically well into the 21st century. Director Ralph Semmel has created two senior administration positions to make sure that the Lab is “well-positioned to […]

Two-year stimulus act funds 480 Johns Hopkins projects

November 29, 2010

Two years ago, the federal government launched an ambitious plan to revitalize a sluggish economy by pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into industries and projects that would create jobs, stimulate spending and finance research that would benefit humankind. The Johns Hopkins University was one of the beneficiaries of this plan, receiving before the program’s […]

HUT, 20 years later

November 29, 2010

Twenty years ago this week, the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope was launched into space aboard NASA’s space shuttle Columbia from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., as part of the 12-day Astro-1 astronomy mission. The telescope was conceived, designed and built by Johns Hopkins University astronomers and engineers to perform astronomical observations in the […]

Homewood Krieger School senior named Mitchell Scholar

November 29, 2010

Krieger School senior Mohammad Modarres will be studying in Ireland next year, having earned one of the top honors in academia: a George J. Mitchell Scholarship. One of 12 scholars selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, Modarres, a Bloomberg Scholar majoring in public health studies, will pursue a master’s degree in development practice, a […]

Johns Hopkins University Libraries to collaborate on digital initiative to expand access

November 29, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University Libraries have become the newest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in what is considered an “extraordinary” digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has a growing membership that currently comprises more than […]

Sleep in or head out? Here’s the snowdown

November 29, 2010

Hit the snooze button or dig the snow boots out of the closet? That’s what Johns Hopkins students, faculty and staff want to know when their clock radios awaken them early on winter mornings with news of an overnight storm. Johns Hopkins rarely closes for snowstorms, even when local school systems and other colleges do. […]

APL-led atmospheric mission extended for fourth time

November 29, 2010

Nine years after beginning its unprecedented look at the gateway between Earth and space and collecting more data on the upper atmosphere than any other satellite, NASA’s Timed (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) mission has been extended yet again to continue to study the influences of the sun and humans on our upper atmosphere. […]

Money awarded to researchers turning science into business

November 29, 2010

A Johns Hopkins researcher who designed a programmable vibrating wristband to treat neurological motor disorders has been awarded $50,000 to help in her quest to develop the product for market. Cynthia F. Salorio, an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a pediatric neuropsychologist at the Kennedy […]

Team honored at international synthetic biology competition

November 29, 2010

A Johns Hopkins undergraduate team that assembled fragments of DNA in a way that allows cells to respond to electrical “messages” has received honors in an international contest in the emerging field of synthetic biology. The students competed this month in the latest International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, also known as iGEM 2010. The contest, held […]

Older adults need better primary care, geriatrician says

November 29, 2010

In an article published in the Nov. 3 edition of the <Journal of the American Medical Association>, Chad Boult, professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, calls for key improvements to primary care in order to improve the health of the nation’s most costly patients: older adults […]

Surgically removed prostate tissue kept alive and ‘working’

November 29, 2010

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, University of Helsinki and Stanford University have developed a technique to keep healthy and cancerous prostate tissue removed during surgery alive and functioning normally in the laboratory for up to a week. The new technique could not only enhance research of prostate biology and cancer but could […]

Smart phone app helps docs control diabetes

November 29, 2010

Physicians, nurses and other health care providers can have some of the most up-to-date information on the growing diabetes epidemic at their fingertips, thanks to the release of a new Johns Hopkins guide to the disease now available on all smart phone devices. The POC-IT Diabetes Guide is a portable, easily searchable and quickly navigated […]

Casting call: Actors, extras needed for JHU commercial

November 29, 2010

Actors and extras are wanted to participate in the filming of a nationally televised commercial being produced by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. All ages are needed. Filming will take place during a one-day shoot in early January. To submit headshots and biographical information, or for more information, contact Renee Fischer at casting@jhu.edu.

Alumna tapped as first lady’s communications director

November 29, 2010

The White House announced last week that Kristina Schake, a 1992 Johns Hopkins graduate with a degree from the Writing Seminars, will be joining the Office of the First Lady in December as special assistant to the president and communications director to the first lady. “Kristina brings a wealth of expertise that I know will […]

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