Day: April 26, 2010

Dean Martha Hill of the School of Nursing

April 26, 2010

This is the fourth in a yearlong series of talks with the leaders of Johns Hopkins’ nine academic divisions and the Applied Physics Laboratory. Martha Hill, a Johns Hopkins faculty member since 1980, became dean of the School of Nursing in July 2002 after a one-year role as interim dean. A tireless and passionate champion […]

A hard-hat summer for Homewood

April 26, 2010

A summer of progress, capital project–style, lies ahead for the Homewood campus and nearby university facilities. When the academic term ends, hard hats, trailers and temporary fences will become familiar sights as literally dozens of construction projects, building renovations, upgrades and retrofits are on tap. Some will begin; others will wind down. Notably, the extensive three-year […]

Susan Baker receives highest prize in public health

April 26, 2010

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health announced last week that it will award the highest prize in public health—the Frank A. Calderone Prize—to Susan P. Baker, “the pioneering researcher and advocate whose extraordinary career spanning close to five decades has been instrumental in bringing the prevention of injuries to the forefront of public health […]

Frances Ferguson of English Department elected to AAAS

April 26, 2010

Frances Ferguson, a professor in the Department of English in the Krieger School, is among 229 fellows elected to the 230th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on April 19. Ferguson, the Mary Elizabeth Garrett Professor in Arts and Sciences, joins a long line of Johns Hopkins faculty members who have been […]

First Homewood Technology and Innovation Showcase set for May 3

April 26, 2010

Aiming to foster fresh connections between university researchers and the businesspeople who can help move their projects into the marketplace, a Johns Hopkins University advisory board has organized its first Homewood Technology and Innovation Showcase. The event, spotlighting current faculty and student breakthroughs, will be held Monday, May 3, in the Glass Pavilion on the […]

Chairman/CIO of T. Rowe Price to give Leaders & Legends talk

April 26, 2010

Brian C. Rogers, chairman and chief investment officer of T. Rowe Price Group, is the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders & Legends lecture series to be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. Originally planned for Feb. 11, the […]

CEO of First Washington Realty to give annual Berman Lecture

April 26, 2010

Through its generosity and visionary thinking, the family of Baltimore businessman Allan L. Berman became the driving force behind the creation of real estate business education at The Johns Hopkins University with the creation in 1989 of the Allan L. Berman Institute for Real Estate Development and an annual lecture, both at the Carey Business […]

School of Education hosts summit on ‘Attention and Engagement in Learning’

April 26, 2010

The Johns Hopkins School of Education Neuro-Education Initiative will host its second annual summit and roundtable discussion on the intersection of brain research and its practical application in schools, at home and in the community. This year’s summit, to be held Wednesday, May 5, at the American Visionary Arts Museum, will explore the topic “Attention […]

Two Hopkins scientists awarded European honorary doctorates

April 26, 2010

Two genetics researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have been awarded prestigious honorary doctor of medicine degrees by European scientific institutions. Andrew P. Feinberg, the King Fahd Professor of Molecular Medicine and director of the Center for Epigenetics, will receive an honorary doctorate from the Karolinska Institutet of Sweden during a ceremony […]

Sculpture at Evergreen opens its summer run

April 26, 2010

Ten thought-provoking installations of temporary outdoor site-specific artwork have been created for the 26-acre grounds of Evergreen Museum & Library as part of the exhibition Sculpture at Evergreen 6: Simultaneous Presence, opening with a public reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 2. Developed by individuals and teams of artists and architects from […]

New classroom technology to be showcased at MSEL

April 26, 2010

Winners of the 2010 Technology Fellows competition will demonstrate their technological innovations from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, on Q-Level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Homewood. All 11 of the winning faculty-student teams will be on hand to demonstrate how they used their grants to enhance undergraduate instruction. Projects cover […]

Workshop planned on attracting investors to research projects

April 26, 2010

The Carey Business School will hold a daylong workshop on methods for making research projects attractive to potential investors. Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, at the university’s Downtown Center, the Pre-Clinical Translational Research Workshop is designed for professionals involved in public or private research in the academic, pharmaceutical and […]

Mouse or hippo? How does a heart know when it’s big enough?

April 26, 2010

A protein discovered in fruit fly eyes has brought a Johns Hopkins team closer to understanding how the human heart and other organs automatically “right size” themselves, a piece of information that may hold clues to controlling cancer. The protein, named Kibra, is linked to a relay of chemical signals responsible for shaping and sizing tissue […]

Discovery: How red wine may shield brain from stroke damage

April 26, 2010

Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have discovered the way in which red wine consumption may protect the brain from damage following a stroke. Two hours after feeding mice a single modest dose of resveratrol, a compound found in the skins and seeds of red grapes, the scientists induced an ischemic stroke by essentially cutting […]

Biomarkers predict who may need prostate treatment

April 26, 2010

A blood test for certain forms of prostate specific antigen, or PSA, and measurement of DNA content in biopsy tissue accurately predict which men with potentially nonlethal prostate cancers may eventually need treatment, say Johns Hopkins scientists. “Our goal is to develop new biomarkers to select the right patients for the right therapy and know when […]

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