Day: December 13, 2010

Johns Hopkins center for China studies announced

December 13, 2010

A Chinese-American entrepreneur whose company recently unveiled plans to build a hybrid auto plant in Alabama has made a $10 million gift to The Johns Hopkins University to promote innovative new approaches to the study of China. The gift from Benjamin Yeung and his wife, Rhea, will establish the Benjamin and Rhea Yeung Center for Collaborative […]

For summer: Community service internships for undergrads

December 13, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University today unveils a program that will pay for service-minded undergraduates to stay in Baltimore over the summer to work as interns at local nonprofit and government agencies at no cost to those agencies. Launched with a $1.25 million gift from an anonymous donor, the new Johns Hopkins Community Impact Internships program […]

Futures Seminars to determine academic direction

December 13, 2010

Ten distinguished cognitive neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists and linguists from top institutions across the country will gather at Shriver and Mason halls this week to discuss what promise to be the most exciting new developments in the study of the mind and brain over the coming decade. Sponsored by the departments of Cognitive Science and Psychological […]

Coming soon: A thank you to remember

December 13, 2010

Stephanie Delman took the Shriver Hall stage somewhat sheepishly, but eager-eyed and ready to please. A lone camera with a green halo-like ring trained on the senior Writing Seminars major, who stood there in an animal-print shirt, black pants and tall brown boots. Behind her hung a large gray cloth, a “green screen” primed for […]

How is Baltimore’s housing holding up in the Great Recession?

December 13, 2010

Despite increases in unemployment, Baltimore is holding its own during the Great Recession, with only modestly declining median income and home prices to show for themselves at the end of the tumultuous first decade of the 2000s. That’s the preliminary report from 50 first-year graduate students in the university’s Master of Public Policy program who […]

‘Shaky’ plan: Earthquake study could lead to sturdier buildings

December 13, 2010

Cold-formed steel has become a popular construction material for commercial and industrial buildings, but a key question remains: How can one design these structures so that they are most likely to remain intact in a major earthquake? To help find an answer, Johns Hopkins researchers have been awarded a three-year $923,000 National Science Foundation grant […]

Study: Gene-environment interactions influence psychiatric disorders

December 13, 2010

Male mice born with a genetic mutation that is believed to make humans more susceptible to schizophrenia develop behaviors that mimic other major psychiatric illnesses when their mothers are exposed to an assault to the immune system while pregnant, according to new Johns Hopkins research. What was most surprising to researchers was that the mental […]

Duke Cameron is named next director of Cardiac Surgery

December 13, 2010

Duke Cameron, a longtime Johns Hopkins surgeon who is internationally renowned for his work in surgical repair of the heart’s main blood vessel, the aorta, has been named director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and cardiac surgeon in charge at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition […]

Gene that causes some cases of familial ALS discovered

December 13, 2010

Using a new gene-sequencing method, a team of researchers led by scientists from Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health has discovered a gene that appears to cause some instances of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The finding could lead to novel ways to treat the more common form of this fatal neurodegenerative disease, which […]

Researchers uncover potential inroad to diabetes treatment

December 13, 2010

Amyriad inputs that report on a body’s health bombard pancreatic beta cells continuously, and these cells must consider all signals and “decide” when and how much insulin to release to maintain balance in blood sugar, for example. Reporting in Nature Chemical Biology in November, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have teased […]

$2.2 mill grant will help physicist explore exotic materials

December 13, 2010

N. Peter Armitage is quick to point out that many basic investigations aimed at understanding the fundamental nature of materials—such as the one he is conducting—have resulted in practical applications that have improved life in some way. Two good examples are the transistor radio and magnetic resonance imaging. “These discoveries enabled technologies that transformed our […]

Graveside remembrance of Mr. Hopkins to be held Dec. 24

December 13, 2010

Members of the Johns Hopkins community will gather this month for the annual graveside commemoration of the founder of the university and hospital that bear his name. All are invited to the brief, informal ceremony at Johns Hopkins’ grave in Green Mount Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 24. It will be the 137th […]

Diane Sawyer visits Jhpiego project on upcoming ‘20/20’

December 13, 2010

On Friday, Dec. 17, 20/20 host Diane Sawyer will begin a series of stories on global health issues whose first show includes Jhpiego’s work in developing the national community-based midwifery education system across Afghanistan. During the broadcast, ABC will encourage viewers to make contributions in support of organizations working to make a difference. Jhpiego is […]

Peabody musicians play to raise funds for Baltimore students

December 13, 2010

Three student groups from the Peabody Conservatory—Brassivity, C Street Brass and Contrafunktus VII—performed on Thursday at Applause for a Cause, an annual event that raises money to buy instruments for Baltimore schoolchildren. The event took place at An die Musik. “In addition to being a unique performance opportunity for students from Peabody, Applause for a […]

Hodson Trust awards $1.7 mill for scholarships and research

December 13, 2010

The Hodson Trust has awarded $1.7 million to Johns Hopkins University to support undergraduate scholarships and research in oncology and nephrology. The grant was awarded following the Dec. 1 Hodson Scholars Luncheon, at which two students spoke of their gratitude for the Hodson Trust’s support. Pictured are President Ronald J. Daniels, Hodson Scholar Yagmur Muftuoglu, […]

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