Day: March 1, 2010

Commencement: One JHU, one big finish for academic year

March 1, 2010

The more the merrier, or so could be the motto for Commencement 2010. Taking a cue from President Ronald J. Daniels’ emphasis on “one Johns Hopkins,” the university will break from tradition and fuse the universitywide commencement ceremony with the undergraduate diploma ceremony for one grand graduation observance. The result will be a single ceremony […]

Montgomery County Campus to house NCI facility

March 1, 2010

The National Cancer Institute will soon house about 2,100 researchers and support staff on the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus in the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center in Rockville, Md. NCI, a part of the National Institutes of Health, will occupy a new facility, consisting of twin seven-story buildings totaling 575,000 square feet of space. […]

JHU, Montgomery County sign MOU to advance biosciences

March 1, 2010

Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels traveled to Montgomery County last week to sign a memorandum of understanding with the county reflecting the university’s and the county’s shared objectives of advancing the biosciences industry, higher education and work force development within the county. “It is our common goal to advance scientific and health care translational […]

Satellites, rockets and more

March 1, 2010

On Sept. 17, 1959, a little heralded Thor Able rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Perched atop the rocket was Transit 1A, a satellite designed by scientists and engineers at Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory that the U.S. Navy hoped would provide accurate location information to ballistic missile submarines and be used as a […]

M. Gordon ‘Reds’ Wolman, 85, international expert in river science

March 1, 2010

(Read President Ronald J. Daniels’ message to the Johns Hopkins community regarding the passing of “Reds” Wolman) M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman, an internationally respected expert in river science, water resources management and environmental education, and an important and beloved member of The Johns Hopkins University faculty for more than half a century, died at his […]

Barton Childs, 93, eminent Hopkins pediatrician, geneticist

March 1, 2010

Barton Childs, professor emeritus of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a legendary geneticist and teacher who influenced the practice of generations of physicians and shaped their understanding of inherited disease, died Feb. 18 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital after a short illness. He was 93. “We have lost a giant […]

Alan J. Goldman, 77, expert in operations research

March 1, 2010

Alan J. Goldman, a widely respected expert in operations research who spent more than three decades on the faculty of the Whiting School’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, died Feb. 13 at his home in Baltimore. A memorial gathering in his honor will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March […]

Scanning for skin cancer: Infrared system looks for melanoma

March 1, 2010

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a noninvasive infrared scanning system to help doctors determine whether pigmented skin growths are benign moles or melanoma, a lethal form of cancer. The prototype system works by looking for the tiny temperature difference between healthy tissue and a growing tumor. The researchers have begun a pilot study of 50 […]

Going green in the hospital will save money, reduce waste

March 1, 2010

Johns Hopkins researchers say that recycling medical equipment saves money, reduces waste and is safe. Wider adoption of the practice of recycling medical equipment—including laparoscopic ports and durable cutting tools typically tossed out after a single use—could save hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars annually and curb trash at medical centers, the second-largest waste producers […]

‘Milk drops’ under the tongue appear to treat milk allergies

March 1, 2010

Placing small amounts of milk protein under the tongues of children who are allergic to milk can help them overcome their allergies, according to the findings of a small study at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Duke University. The findings were presented Feb. 28 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, […]

Peabody at Homewood concert series returns for 10th season

March 1, 2010

Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Museum announces the 10th anniversary of its Peabody at Homewood performance series, which showcases some of the most promising musicians from the university’s Peabody Conservatory of Music. The performances are presented amid the splendid architecture and furnishings of Homewood. The popular Friday evening concerts begin at 5:45 p.m. on March 5, April […]

Brooklyn Rider quartet at Evergreen Museum

March 1, 2010

Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library continues its 2009–2010 Music at Evergreen concert series on Saturday, March 6, with a performance by the adventurous, genre-blending string quartet Brooklyn Rider. It takes place at 3 p.m. in the intimate, one-of-a-kind setting of the museum’s 80-seat Bakst Theatre. Described by critics as “hip in a geeky, […]

Nominations sought for Diversity Recognition Awards

March 1, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council is seeking nominations for its annual Diversity Recognition Awards, which recognize exceptional contributions in advancing and celebrating diversity and inclusiveness at Johns Hopkins. Faculty, staff and students from all divisions of the university and health system are eligible. Current members of the Diversity Leadership Council are not. Previous […]

Notices — March 1, 2010

March 1, 2010

2010 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards — All Johns Hopkins freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for the 2010 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards. The PURA program, now entering its 18th year, affords undergraduates opportunities to conduct original research under the guidance of faculty sponsors at Johns Hopkins. PURA recipients can receive academic credit or […]

Heavy Lifting

March 1, 2010

People at Johns Hopkins often display power of the mind. Last month, a trio of JHU affiliates showed off some major brawn and came home champions. Rajiv Mallipudi, a master’s degree candidate at the School of Public Health; Roosevelt Offoha, a first-year student at the School of Medicine; and Floyd Hayes, a senior lecturer in […]