Day: March 15, 2010

Bold new plan for confronting climate change

March 15, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University will cut emissions of climate-changing carbon dioxide gas by more than half from projected levels by 2025, the university announced on Friday. The university will invest more than $73 million in conservation and efficiency measures that will cut emissions caused by facilities operations by an initial 81,000 metric tons a year. […]

Tom Lewis appointed VP for government, community affairs

March 15, 2010

Thomas S. Lewis, director of state affairs for Johns Hopkins since 2005 and a longtime key staff member in the Maryland General Assembly, has been appointed the university’s vice president for government and community affairs. Lewis, who has led Johns Hopkins’ federal, state, local and community relations teams on an interim basis since July, was […]

Deputy Mayor Andrew Frank to join Daniels team

March 15, 2010

Andrew Frank, deputy mayor of Baltimore for economic and neighborhood development, will join The Johns Hopkins University on May 7 to become special adviser to the president on economic development initiatives. Frank will assist President Ronald J. Daniels in projects strengthening ties with partners and organizations across the city and contributing to neighborhood revitalization. He […]

Johns Hopkins wins $9.7 million federal grant to study cardiovascular racial disparities in Baltimore

March 15, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been awarded a $9.7 million federal grant to study ways to improve cardiovascular outcomes among African-American patients and to understand and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in blood pressure management in Baltimore. The five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will go to create […]

Astrophysicist, team win stimulus grant to build telescope

March 15, 2010

A team led by a Johns Hopkins astrophysicist has won a $5 million National Science Foundation grant—administered through the stimulus act—to build an instrument designed to probe what happened during the universe’s first trillionth of a second, when it suddenly grew from submicroscopic to astronomical size in far less time than it takes to blink your […]

Study: Kidney donors suffer few ill effects from life-giving act

March 15, 2010

In a landmark study of more than 80,000 live-kidney donors from across the United States, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that the procedure carries very little medical risk and that, in the long term, people who donate one of their kidneys are likely to live just as long as those who have two healthy ones. […]

Haitian resource problems required difficult ethical decision making

March 15, 2010

In an essay published in last week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Johns Hopkins emergency physician outlines how he and other physicians who worked in Haiti after the earthquake had to make emotionally difficult ethical decisions daily in the face of a crushing wave of patients and inadequate medical resources. […]

Harvard’s Martin Nowak headlines Templeton Research Lectures

March 15, 2010

Martin A. Nowak, a professor of biology and mathematics at Harvard University, will lead off a weeklong series of daily events at Johns Hopkins with a talk titled “The Evolution of Cooperation” at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 22, in Homewood’s Mason Hall Auditorium. Nowak will give four of the five 2009–2010 Templeton Research Lectures […]

New JHU Web site recognized as best of top-100 universities

March 15, 2010

When the university’s Web site was redesigned last fall, its creators had two goals: to use photography to effectively tell the story of Johns Hopkins, and to make the site easier to navigate. Mission accomplished. Last week, the Bivings Report—an online source of news and conversation on Web-based communications—took a look at the sites of […]

Family Day at Homewood Museum offers ride to the past

March 15, 2010

Homewood Museum will offer visitors a ride to the past at a Family Day from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, when its wine cellar will take on the ambience and community spirit of a 19th-century tavern, and horse-drawn carriage rides will be available. The half-day of educational fun is presented in conjunction […]

Shriver Hall Concert Series announces 2010–2011 season

March 15, 2010

Shriver Hall Concert Series has announced the lineup for its 45th subscription season, which begins on Oct. 17 with a performance by the Emerson String Quartet, recipient of nine Grammy Awards. The season will include eight Sunday subscription concerts by solo recitalists and chamber ensembles and three free Discovery Series concerts on Saturdays at the […]

Lincoln Gordon memorial service set for March 27

March 15, 2010

Lincoln Gordon, who served as president of The Johns Hopkins University from July 1967 to March 1971 and brought co-education to the Homewood campus, will be remembered at a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. Gordon previously served as a diplomat under Presidents Kennedy and […]

Notices — March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

Vote for Favorite Films — JHU Summer and Intersession Programs is again sponsoring a series of free outdoor movies and entertainment on the Homewood campus. It’s scheduled for five Friday nights on the Keyser Quadrangle, and the Johns Hopkins community is invited to help choose the films. Fourteen choices ranging from old favorites (Princess Bride, […]

Calendar — March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

COLLOQUIA Tues., March 16, 4:15 p.m. “Using Occam’s Razor in a Bar Fight: Drawing Simple Conclusions From Complex Measurements,” a Chemistry colloquium with Matthew Meyer, University of California, Merced. 233 Remsen. HW Fri., March 19, 2 p.m. “Agent-Based Modeling of Pandemics,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Joshua Epstein, Brookings Institution. Parsons Auditorium. APL CONFERENCE […]

Making a case for Archaeology

March 15, 2010

Helmut Guenschel, a veritable Picasso of museum display cases, clearly delights in discussing his signature patented design: concealed door hinges that provide a compression seal and are capable of holding 1,000-pound glass panels. On a recent trip to Guenschel’s plant in Middle River, Md., the German-born engineer showed off a demonstration model, a giant door–sized […]