Day: May 17, 2010

Six granted honorary degrees, Society of Scholars inductees recognized

May 17, 2010

Between 1880 and 2009, 436 honorary degrees have been awarded by Johns Hopkins University. On Thursday, six new members were added to this illustrious group that features leaders in various fields of study, practice and service. During the universitywide commencement ceremony, honorary degrees were conferred on Michael M.E. Johns, chancellor of Emory University and former […]

Dean Yash Gupta of the Carey Business School

May 17, 2010

Yash P. Gupta laid out an audacious vision when he became the inaugural dean of the Carey Business School on Jan. 1, 2008. In short, he wanted Johns Hopkins to reinvent the model of business education. In doing so, he said, the new Carey Business School would become one of the most innovative and prominent […]

Planning for the demise of WebCT

May 17, 2010

Faculty, meet Blackboard 9.1. This summer, four of the university’s academic divisions will switch to the popular course management software, now in use at a majority of U.S. colleges. Three others will be upgrading to the latest version in the near future. Blackboard will replace WebCT, the virtual learning system at Johns Hopkins since 2000. No […]

Wireless EKG technology donated to Balto.

May 17, 2010

A consortium of five Baltimore hospitals, led by the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine, has acquired and donated to Baltimore City new wireless technology able to transmit electrocardiograms from the field over the Internet to hospital-based medical specialists. The donation to the Baltimore City Fire Department includes 36 broadband units, enough to equip every […]

Johns Hopkins provost honored with international award

May 17, 2010

Lloyd Minor, an expert in balance and inner-ear disorders, and Johns Hopkins University’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has been awarded the Prosper Ménière Society’s 2010 gold medal. The award is for Minor’s contributions to understanding the scientific basis of Ménière’s disease, named for the French scientist who pegged its hallmark symptoms […]

Dean Martha Hill named to Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

May 17, 2010

Martha N. Hill, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and professor in the schools of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health, has been named an inaugural inductee of the Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Induction recognizes lifetime achievements and sustained contributions to nursing research. “Nursing research is important because nurses look comprehensively at […]

JHU co-sponsors this week’s Baltimore Bike to Work Day

May 17, 2010

On Friday, May 21, Johns Hopkins University joins the Baltimore Metropolitan Council as a co-host of the Greater Baltimore region’s annual Bike to Work Day. This free annual event celebrates bicycle commuting and all of its direct and indirect benefits. JHU will host a rally point from 7 to 9 a.m. on the Homewood campus […]

New multidisciplinary GI research center planned

May 17, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Center for Epithelial Disorders has received a five-year $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to establish the multidisciplinary Silvio O. Conte Digestive Disease Research Core Center at Johns Hopkins. The new center, one of 19 created this year, will provide resources for 50 gastrointestinal-related […]

‘Gazette’ summer schedule begins after May 24 issue

May 17, 2010

The Gazette will begin its biweekly summer schedule following publication of the May 24 issue. Coverage of May 27 Commencement events will be posted online May 28. The May 24 calendar will carry listings of events taking place from May 24 through June 7. Submissions should be sent to gazette@jhu.edu, or faxed to 443-287-9920, by […]

Evergreen Museum launches first exhibition on Baltimore-born decorator Billy Baldwin

May 17, 2010

Baltimore’s Billy Baldwin, a landmark exhibition organized by Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen Museum & Library, will explore Baltimore-born William “Billy” Baldwin (1903–1983), the internationally recognized interior decorator and tastemaker who was anointed “dean of American decorating” by the legendary Albert Hadley. The exhibition—the first to celebrate Baldwin’s influential five-decade career—opens with a reception from 6 to […]

Weight gain near time of prostate surgery doubles recurrence risk

May 17, 2010

Johns Hopkins epidemiologists say that prostate cancer patients who gain five or more pounds near the time of their prostate surgery are twice as likely to have a recurrence of their cancer compared with patients whose weight is stable. “We surveyed men whose cancer was confined to the prostate, and surgery should have cured most […]

Death rates not best judge of hospital quality, researchers say

May 17, 2010

Inpatient mortality rates, used by organizations to issue “report cards” on the quality of individual U.S. hospitals, are a poor gauge of how well hospitals actually perform and should be abandoned in favor of measures that more accurately assess patient harms and the care being provided, argue patient safety experts in a paper out April […]

The earlier, the better for deaf children’s cochlear implants

May 17, 2010

Receiving a cochlear implant before 18 months of age dramatically improves a deaf child’s ability to hear, understand and, eventually, speak, according to a multicenter study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins. The study, published in the April 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, is believed to be the first nationwide […]

Response to vaccines could depend on your sex, SPH researchers find

May 17, 2010

Biological differences between the sexes could be a significant predictor of responses to vaccines, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Examining published data from numerous adult and child vaccine trials, they found that sex is a fundamental but often overlooked predictor of vaccine response that could help predict the […]

JHU chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to induct new members

May 17, 2010

The annual induction of new members into Phi Beta Kappa will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, in Hodson Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus. Students and faculty members who have previously been elected to Phi Beta Kappa by any university are welcome to attend (RSVP to Linda M. Pressley at linda.pressley@jhu.edu). […]

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