Day: May 24, 2010

Academic year comes to a close

May 24, 2010

The academic year culminates this week with a big JHU bash and a new tradition. In an effort to promote a more unified Johns Hopkins family, the university has fused the universitywide commencement ceremony with the Homewood undergraduate diploma ceremony for one grand graduation observance. The result will be a single ceremony for graduates from […]

Best in class

May 24, 2010

Some teachers are practical. They pepper students with real-world examples to illustrate course content. Some like to inject a little fun. To spice up a potentially boring lecture, one Johns Hopkins public health professor will have his students devise a financial analysis—for an ugly-baby clinic. Some openly show passion for the subject. Picture a music […]

Society of Scholars inducts new members

May 24, 2010

The Society of Scholars was created on the recommendation of then president Milton S. Eisenhower and approved by the university board of trustees on May 1, 1967. The society—the first of its kind in the nation—inducts former postdoctoral fellows, postdoctoral degree recipients, house staff and junior or visiting faculty who have served at least a […]

Survey reveals innovation at nation’s nonprofits

May 24, 2010

A new Johns Hopkins University survey has revealed widespread innovation among the nation’s nonprofits, as well as efforts by those organizations to measure their programs’ effectiveness. The vast majority (82 percent) of responding organizations reported implementing an innovative program or service within the past five years, and 85 percent reported measuring program effectiveness. “Given the […]

Scientists ID potential trigger in lung disease sarcoidosis

May 24, 2010

Lung researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a possible protein trigger responsible for sarcoidosis, a potentially fatal inflammatory disease marked by tiny clumps of inflammatory cells that each year leave deep, grainy scars on the lungs, lymph nodes, skin and almost all major organs in hundreds of thousands of Americans. The disorder, whose cause has […]

Study: ‘Frailty’ test predicts surgical outcomes in older patients

May 24, 2010

A simple 10-minute “frailty” test administered to older patients before they undergo surgery can predict with great certainty their risk for complications, how long they will stay in the hospital and—most strikingly—whether they are likely to end up in a nursing home afterward, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests. “There’s been this hunger to have some […]

Project fruit fly: What accounts for insect taste?

May 24, 2010

A Johns Hopkins team has identified a protein in sensory cells on the “tongues” of fruit flies that allows them to detect a noxious chemical and, ultimately, influences their decision about what to eat and what to avoid. A report on the work, appearing April 19 in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the […]

Children who lose a parent to suicide more likely to die the same way

May 24, 2010

Losing a parent to suicide makes children more likely to die by suicide themselves and increases their risk of developing a range of major psychiatric disorders, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center that is believed to be the largest one to date on the subject. A report on the findings […]

JHU undergrads propose ideas for a better Baltimore

May 24, 2010

How do you make Baltimore better? Johns Hopkins students have a few ideas. This past intersession, a dozen undergraduates participated in B’more Innovative: Studying Change Through Charm City. The seminar-based course explored how ideas and innovations spread through society using case studies connected to Baltimore. For the final assignment, each student proposed an innovative project […]

Nonprofits receive $6 million to support Diplomas Now effort

May 24, 2010

The PepsiCo Foundation last week announced an increased commitment to Diplomas Now, a collaborative effort that combines the respective strengths, expertise and resources of three nonprofits—Johns Hopkins’ Talent Development, City Year and Communities In Schools—to address the staggering high school dropout rate in select cities across the U.S. The foundation will invest $6 million in […]

‘The Gazette’ begins biweekly summer schedule today

May 24, 2010

With this issue,The Gazette begins its biweekly summer schedule; the paper will be published on June 7, June 21, July 6, July 19, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16. The weekly schedule will resume Aug. 30, the first week of the academic year. Calendar items and classifieds should be submitted by noon on Monday one week […]

A hoppy occasion

May 24, 2010

Gunther, Arrow, American, Brehms, Pabst, Natty Boh—Baltimore has quite a history when it comes to making beer, with more than 100 breweries in the city’s past. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, Homewood Museum’s back lawn will be transformed into a kind of beer garden for An Evening of Traditional Beverages, with […]

Hearst Castle and Hollywood

May 24, 2010

William Randolph Hearst is best-known as the press lord who built a vast San Simeon estate (known formally as “La Cuesta Encantada,” or “The Enchanted Hill”) from 1919 through 1947. He is less well-known as an early film pioneer and the producer of 120 movies. This week, Victoria Kastner, historian at Hearst Castle, will detail […]

Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor of Croatia to speak at SAIS

May 24, 2010

Jadranka Kosor, prime minister of Croatia, will give a talk at SAIS this week titled “Croatia’s Role in Fostering a Euro-Atlantic Perspective for Southeastern Europe.” Simultaneous English translation of the prime minister’s remarks, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, will be provided. Michael Haltzel, a senior fellow at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic […]

JHU Press, Hopkins Club preview War of 1812 activities

May 24, 2010

The JHU Press is anticipating the approaching bicentennial of the War of 1812 with a multibook series called Johns Hopkins Books on the War of 1812. At 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, at the Johns Hopkins Club, the authors of the first two books in the series, Don Shomette (Flotilla: The Patuxent Naval Campaign […]

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