Day: March 29, 2010

New grants create more homebuyers

March 29, 2010

Twenty months ago, Johns Hopkins launched a revamped and incentive-laden Live Near Your Work program that touted a lofty goal of distributing to employees nearly $5 million of home-buying grant money over the next four years. Despite a depressed overall housing market and a white winter that kept people indoors, the program performance has been […]

Dean Nick Jones of the Whiting School of Engineering

March 29, 2010

This is the third in a yearlong series of talks with the leaders of Johns Hopkins’ nine academic divisions and the Applied Physics Laboratory. Nicholas P. “Nick” Jones hails from the bridge-building tradition of engineers—and he’s proud of it. Yet as the Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering, Jones has led […]

New program to train next leaders in urban health, primary care

March 29, 2010

Before he came to Johns Hopkins to study medicine, Paul Doherty worked for a number of years in an HIV/AIDS clinic in Washington, D.C. There, Doherty regularly met people without reliable access to health care, with no stable income or, in some cases, no home to return to. “The work there is very challenging, and […]

Neighborhood Fund announces 2010 grants to local nonprofits

March 29, 2010

Seventeen local nonprofit organizations have received financial support from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund in the form of 2010 grants totaling almost $170,000. More than 60 organizations applied in December for funding, with requests totaling more than $1.1 million for projects that address the needs of communities around Johns Hopkins campuses in the areas of […]

Restoration of historic Gilman clock tower to honor Adam Falk

March 29, 2010

A gift of $1.2 million in honor of departing Krieger School Dean Adam Falk will fund restoration of the clock tower in historic Gilman Hall, the literal and metaphorical high point of the Homewood campus. The gift is from 44 friends and admirers of Falk, including trustees, present or past Krieger School advisory board members and […]

Carey School debuts three-week program for nonbiz undergrads

March 29, 2010

The Carey Business School is offering an intensive three-week program this June for undergraduate nonbusiness students who want to broaden their knowledge and their career prospects by learning the skills and problem-solving techniques of the business world. The noncredit program, titled ABACUS (for Accelerated Business Awareness Certificate for Undergraduate Students), begins June 7 at the […]

Students show how they’d like to study in Learning Commons

March 29, 2010

The Sheridan Libraries have announced the winners of the yrBLCspace design competition—an opportunity for students to provide their vision of an ideal group study room in the Homewood campus’s future Brody Learning Commons. The contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, was open to all students using any medium, from cocktail napkin to Google […]

CEO of Agilent Technologies to give Leaders & Legends talk

March 29, 2010

William P. “Bill” Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of Agilent Technologies, is the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders & Legends lecture series on Wednesday, March 31. The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. Sullivan, whose remarks are titled […]

Next artist in residence: An orchestra

March 29, 2010

The Center for Africana Studies is continuing its artist in residence series with a free performance by the American Studio Orchestra at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, in the Meyerhoff Auditorium at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In the first concert of its spring 2010 residency, the orchestra will perform “Pangea,” described as “a […]

Kids in cancer trials need clearer communication

March 29, 2010

A small study of children with cancer enrolled in therapeutic clinical research trials shows that they don’t fully understand what physicians and parents tell them about their participation, nor do they feel they are genuinely involved in the choice of whether to take part. The study, led by Yoram Unguru, an associate faculty member at the […]

Hormone mimic lowers ‘bad’ cholesterol in statin users

March 29, 2010

People whose “bad” cholesterol and risk of future heart disease stay too high despite cholesterol-lowering statin therapy can safely lower it by adding a drug that mimics the action of thyroid hormone. In a report published in the March 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at Johns Hopkins and in Sweden […]

Causes found for ‘stiff skin’ syndrome affecting young adults

March 29, 2010

By studying the genetics of a rare inherited disorder called stiff skin syndrome, researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have learned more about scleroderma, a condition affecting about one in 5,000 people that leads to hardening of the skin as well as other debilitating and often life-threatening problems. The findings, which appeared last […]

Online session planned on Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Schools

March 29, 2010

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement will offer an online FastFacts session about the new Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Schools program at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 1. This 45-minute session, which you can attend at your desk using a computer and telephone, will provide an overview of the service partnership aimed at […]

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to speak at SAIS

March 29, 2010

Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice, will give the annual Rostov Lecture on International Affairs at SAIS at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31. Breyer’s talk is titled “The Court and Foreign Law.” The event will be held in the Nitze Building’s Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to 202-663-5636 or saisevents@jhu.edu. A live […]

WSE students seek voting support for South Africa project

March 29, 2010

Johns Hopkins students who are helping to build irrigation systems to improve the productivity of agricultural gardens in an impoverished region of South Africa are urging supporters to vote online to help them win a $50,000 prize to fund their efforts. This project, entered by the Johns Hopkins chapter of Engineers Without Borders–USA, is a […]

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