Day: April 19, 2010

Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards

April 19, 2010

In research, the journey from point A to point B sometimes leads the individual to C, D or E. The trip, however, typically begins with a question. Here are a few: Does sustained listening to an MP3 player via earphones have a negative impact on hearing? What mathematical secrets can be gleaned from a Bulgarian […]

A personal, targeted gift for Peabody

April 19, 2010

A former Peabody student has prepared a $2 million scholarship bequest to the Conservatory that aims to open musical doors for those impeded by intolerance. Tristan Rhodes, who spent less than three years studying piano and conducting at the Peabody Institute during the late 1960s, said recently that although he did not face antagonistic repercussions […]

Considering college in their own backyard

April 19, 2010

Twenty-three seniors in Baltimore’s public high schools have been offered admission to Johns Hopkins’ schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering for the upcoming academic year. As city residents, 21 qualified for the Baltimore Scholars program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to Baltimoreans who graduate from the city’s public schools and are admitted into the university’s […]

Obituary: Cardiologist and Trustee Nicholas J. Fortuin

April 19, 2010

Nicholas J. Fortuin, one of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s most dedicated and admired clinical cardiologists, teachers and institutional leaders, died unexpectedly on April 11 near Owings Mills, Md., while biking, his favorite sport and pastime. The cause of death was not known, but it is likely he suffered a heart attack, colleagues say. He was 69. […]

Peabody plans Nicholas Maw memorial concert on Tuesday

April 19, 2010

A memorial concert honoring Nicholas Maw, the distinguished composer and former member of the Peabody Conservatory’s Composition faculty, will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, in Peabody’s Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Solo and chamber works by Maw and by three of his former students, Judah Adashi, Richard Lake and Jeffrey Lindon, will be […]

Spring Fair comes to Homewood April 23 to 25

April 19, 2010

The 39th annual Spring Fair arrives on the Homewood campus this week for three food- and fun-filled days. The student-run event, which opens at noon on Friday, April 23, features an extensive food court; vendors of crafts and other items, including jewelry, clothing, pottery, glassware, paintings, drawings, collectibles and literature; a children’s section with carnival […]

Cartoonist Kim Deitch visits Homewood

April 19, 2010

The Homewood Art Workshops wraps up its 35th anniversary celebration with a slide talk by legendary cartoonist Kim Deitch on Monday, April 26. Deitch’s talk, “The Search for Smilin’ Ed and Other Tales,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Mattin Center’s F. Ross Jones Building on the Homewood campus. Along with […]

School of Ed hosts event on ‘Closing the Achievement Gap’

April 19, 2010

The Johns Hopkins School of Education will host a discussion on “Closing the Achievement Gap” at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, in Gilchrist Hall on the Montgomery County Campus. Panelists will examine ways to improve educational opportunities for all students by identifying programs and strategies for raising achievement and closing gaps between white and […]

Composer for films, video games to screen clips at Homewood

April 19, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Film & Media Studies Program will welcome award-winning film and video game composer Byeong Woo Lee at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23, for a screening and Q&A, followed by a reception. The event will take place in 110 Hodson Hall on the Homewood campus. Lee is a guitarist, composer, writer, arranger […]

Bloomberg School awarded LEED gold for green building project

April 19, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received LEED gold certification for a commercial interior project from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. This is the first LEED certification for […]

‘U.S. News & World Report’ releases grad school rankings

April 19, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has retained a top-tier ranking among the nation’s best medical schools, as reported in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. The overall School of Medicine ranking this year was No. 3, while the school’s biomedical engineering specialty retained its long-standing No. […]

Social vs. dependent drinking: Is the difference in the brain?

April 19, 2010

Why some people can enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a few beers at a ballgame with no ill effects and others escalate their drinking and become dependent remains one of medicine’s baffling mysteries and a major public health concern. Using a $1 million stimulus-funded grant from the National Institutes of Health, a […]

STI, HIV counseling inadequate in male teens, study finds

April 19, 2010

Despite national guidelines aimed at improving sexual health services for teenagers, most sexually active boys—even those who report high-risk sexual behaviors—still get too little counseling about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections during their visits to the doctor, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The study, published online […]

Diabetes raises risk of death in cancer-surgery patients

April 19, 2010

People with diabetes who undergo cancer surgery are more likely to die in the month following their operations than those who have cancer but not diabetes, an analysis by Hopkins researchers suggests. The study, published in the April issue of the journal Diabetes Care, finds that newly diagnosed cancer patients—particularly those with colorectal or esophageal […]

Millions with ‘silent’ hypertension may have kidney disease

April 19, 2010

As many as 8 million adults in the United States who have undiagnosed or early-stage hypertension may also have kidney disease, putting them at higher risk for what may be preventable kidney failure, new research led by Johns Hopkins suggests. The researchers found that 27.5 percent of those with diagnosed hypertension also had kidney disease, […]

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