Day: December 6, 2010

Q&A with School of Education’s David Andrews

December 6, 2010

This is the last in a yearlong series of talks with the leaders of Johns Hopkins’ nine academic divisions and the Applied Physics Laboratory. To see the entire series, go to gazette.jhu.edu and click on “Q&A with the Deans and Directors” under the Departments heading. When David Andrews became dean of the School of Education […]

Carey School set to offer Executive MBA

December 6, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will launch an Executive MBA program for senior-level professionals and fast-track managers looking to develop the skills necessary to succeed in today’s global business environment. Set to begin in May 2011, the 18-month program combines online distance learning with a series of 10 residencies to be held in Baltimore […]

Lights spark season of celebration

December 6, 2010

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the names of the winners of the gingerbread house contest. We regret the error. After listening to performances by a cappella groups, students sipped hot chocolate on a brisk, windy (and slightly damp) Wednesday evening and watched as President Ron Daniels, Provost Lloyd Minor and Sarah Steinberg, […]

W.P. Andrew Lee to head new Department of Plastic Surgery

December 6, 2010

W.P. Andrew Lee, a Pennsylvania hand surgeon heralded for his successful hand transplants and breakthrough research on overcoming rejection in composite tissue grafting, has been named chair of the newly formed Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Creation of the new department will facilitate its access to […]

Media executive is next Leaders + Legends speaker

December 6, 2010

Sir David Bell, executive director of The Economist and former chairman of the Financial Times, is the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series on Thursday, Dec. 9. The event takes place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. The topic of […]

U.S. sees significant decline in number of ‘dropout factories’

December 6, 2010

A report released last week by America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises and Johns Hopkins’ Everyone Graduates Center provides some of the first positive signs that America is making progress in reducing a nationwide crisis in the number of students who drop out of high school. The number of high schools where 40 percent or more […]

Delayed treatment for HIV patients a costly decision

December 6, 2010

HIV-infected patients whose treatment is delayed not only become sicker than those treated earlier but also require tens of thousands of dollars more in care over the first several years of their treatment. “We know that it’s important clinically to get people into care early because they will stay healthier and do better over the […]

Set of specific interventions can improve hospital safety ‘culture’

December 6, 2010

A prescribed set of hospitalwide patient-safety programs can lead to rapid improvements in the “culture of safety” even in a large, complex academic medical center, according to a new study by safety experts at Johns Hopkins. “It doesn’t take decades or tons of money to get from a culture that says ‘mistakes are inevitable’ to […]

Mysterious cells may play role in ALS, Johns Hopkins researchers find

December 6, 2010

By tracking the fate of a group of immature cells that persist in the adult brain and spinal cord, Johns Hopkins researchers discovered in mice that these cells undergo dramatic changes in ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A study reported Nov. 17 online in Neuron shows that these cells, called NG2+, grow and […]

Building a better mousetrap car

December 6, 2010

The freshman mechanical engineering students who competed last week in what was called a “Special Delivery” contest faced some very special challenges. The 18 three-member teams had to build devices powered by only two mousetraps and six rubber bands, supplied by their teacher, that could deliver a credit card–size “payload” past obstacles and across a […]

Archaeological Museum opens with daylong symposium

December 6, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum opened to the public in its new location in Homewood’s Gilman Hall on Sunday with a daylong symposium featuring faculty and student speakers, and guided tours of the museum and Gilman, and ending with a cocktail reception. The installation highlights nearly 700 archaeological objects from ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, the […]

Museum shops offer JHU discounts for holiday shopping

December 6, 2010

The annual discount holiday shopping days at the Johns Hopkins University Museums for faculty, staff and students began on Saturday and will run through Sunday, Dec. 12. Both the Homewood and Evergreen shops are carrying new and unique holiday gifts related to the museums and their collections. Everyone with a valid JHU ID receives a […]

Leon Fleisher discusses new book, called ‘My Nine Lives’

December 6, 2010

On Tues., Dec. 7, Leon Fleisher, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in Piano at the Peabody Conservatory since 1959, and his co-author, Anne Midgette, classical music critic of The Washington Post, will talk about and sign copies of My Nine Lives: A Memoir of Many Careers in Music. The event will begin at 5:30 […]

Personal enrichment courses include music, dance, yoga

December 6, 2010

Aguitar workshop for beginners, Cuban salsa lessons and wine appreciation, practical Chinese and yoga classes are just a sampling of the personal enrichment courses that will be available during the upcoming Intersession. Offered by the Office of Student Life, the informal noncredit classes are open to all Johns Hopkins students, staff, faculty and their families. […]

Homewood Museum to offer docent training in January

December 6, 2010

Interested in history, architecture or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at the university’s Homewood Museum, which is a National Historic Landmark. Homewood was built in 1801 as the summer home of Charles Carroll Jr. and remains one of the finest examples of Federal-era architecture. Docent training classes will be held at the museum on […]

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