Day: June 21, 2010

At-risk kids, youth scholar named dean of School of Education

June 21, 2010

David W. Andrews, a distinguished scholar who has dedicated his career to improving academic and behavioral outcomes for at-risk children and youth, has been named dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Daniel Ennis named senior vp for finance and administration

June 21, 2010

Getting different parts of a great university working together across disciplines takes more than good ideas, good talent and goodwill. It also takes creativity, money and someone who knows how to use them both. Daniel Ennis, Johns Hopkins’ next senior vice president for finance and administration, has learned that lesson well in his current job […]

Q&A with APL’s Rich Roca

June 21, 2010

After a decade in charge of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Rich Roca steps down from his position as director on June 30. It’s been quite a ride. During his tenure, APL has continued to make enormous scientific advances while engaged in its research and development work on behalf of the Department of […]

Ralph Semmel named next director of Applied Physics Laboratory

June 21, 2010

Ralph D. Semmel, who currently oversees a variety of research and development activities at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been selected to lead the Laboratory as its next director. On July 1, Semmel will succeed Richard T. Roca, who has served as APL’s director since January 2000. In announcing the appointment, Stuart […]

Envisioning Welch Library of the future

June 21, 2010

In 2001, the Welch Medical Library leadership posed a determining question to its staff and customer base: What will the library and its services be like in 2012? Realizing innovation is essential in the information business, the library wanted to be two steps ahead. What was envisioned by respondents was a “virtual library” where, from any […]

Kimmel Center receives $20 mill for pancreas cancer research, care

June 21, 2010

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has been awarded the largest gift for pancreas cancer research in its history. The $20 million award was made possible by Albert P. “Skip” Viragh Jr., a mutual fund leader and a pancreas cancer patient treated at Johns Hopkins. He died of the disease at age 62. The funds formally […]

Groundbreaking celebrates start of Brody Learning Commons

June 21, 2010

More than 200 guests assembled on the south patio of Homewood’s Milton S. Eisenhower Library on Sunday, June 6, to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Brody Learning Commons. The building is named to honor the university’s 13th president, William R. Brody, and his wife, Wendy. Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, served […]

‘USA Today’ honors top students for academics, community service

June 21, 2010

A recent Johns Hopkins graduate has been named to USA Today’s 21st annual All-USA College Academic First Team, an honor that recognizes young people for academic excellence and community service. Neha Deshpande, 20, an aspiring physician who received a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in French from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences […]

JH-U-Turn ‘yard’ sale raises more than $5,800 for Neighborhood Fund

June 21, 2010

By 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, the checkout line at the first JH-U-Turn sale measured the length of two basketball courts. Quickly, volunteer sales clerks began taking best-offer prices to keep the line moving, while hundreds of bargain-hunter shoppers scanned for finds among aisles of gently used electronics, books, furniture and clothing at Homewood’s […]

Race matching of heart donors, recipients doesn’t affect survival

June 21, 2010

Transplant surgeons at Johns Hopkins who have reviewed the medical records of more than 20,000 heart transplant patients say that it is not simply racial differences but rather flaws in the health care system, along with type of insurance and education levels, in addition to biological factors, that are likely the causes of disproportionately worse […]

Brain surgeons take shortcut through eyelid to reach skull

June 21, 2010

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins have safely and effectively operated inside the brains of a dozen patients by making a small entry incision through the natural creases of an eyelid to reach the skull and deep brain. They say that access to the skull and brain through either lid, formally known as a transpalpebral orbitofrontal craniotomy, […]

Some like it hot: Site of human evolution was scorching

June 21, 2010

If you think summer in your hometown is hot, consider it fortunate that you don’t live in the Turkana Basin of Kenya, where the average daily temperature has reached the mid-90s or higher, year-round, for the past 4 million years. The need to stay cool in that cradle of human evolution may relate, at least […]

Study: Crocodile, hippo served as ‘brain food’ for early humans

June 21, 2010

Your mother was right: Fish really is “brain food.” And it seems that even pre-humans living as far back as 2 million years ago somehow knew it. A team of researchers that included Johns Hopkins University geologist Naomi Levin has found that early hominids living in what is now northern Kenya ate a wider variety […]

Brain-cooling device wins first-place prize for JHU undergrads

June 21, 2010

A brain-cooling invention that could improve the survival prospects for cardiac arrest patients has won a $10,000 first-place prize for a Johns Hopkins undergraduate team in a national biomedical engineering competition for college students. The honor was announced June 9 at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance’s annual BMEidea Awards, as part of the […]

Studying cells in 3-D could reveal new cancer targets

June 21, 2010

Showing movies in 3-D has produced a box-office bonanza in recent months. Could viewing cell behavior in three dimensions lead to important advances in cancer research? A new study led by Johns Hopkins University engineers indicates it may happen. Looking at cells in 3-D, the team members concluded, yields more accurate information that could help […]

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