Day: June 7, 2010

Gilman Hall renovation wraps up

June 7, 2010

The back of Gilman Hall, a previously pleasant but otherwise unremarkable exterior, has become a spot worth walking out of your way to see. Exterior brick has been re-pointed, stone and marble cleaned and power washed, and wood window frames repainted. Keystones pop like new, and the Hutzler Reading Room’s tall and elaborate stained-glass windows […]

6,323 degrees in the sun

June 7, 2010

Before commencement day’s end, the Class of 2010 would hear many wise words of counsel on how to find a better way to do things, to seek the truth and to positively impact humanity. The day’s first, and perhaps most practical, lesson was more straightforward. Hydrate.

On a steamy Baltimore day that started in the 80s and crept into the 90s, President Ronald J. Daniels conferred degrees on 6,323 graduates at Johns Hopkins’ 134th universitywide commencement ceremony, held on May 27.

Johns Hopkins astrophysicist is co-winner of million-dollar Shaw Prize

June 7, 2010

Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Charles Bennett and two colleagues have been awarded this year’s $1 million Shaw Prize in astronomy for groundbreaking research that has helped determine the precise age, composition and curvature of the universe. Bennett was cited for his accomplishments as principal investigator of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, a spacecraft that in […]

Six granted honorary degrees, Society of Scholars inductees recognized

June 7, 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 […]

Berman Institute faculty to lead FDA-sponsored exam of drug study issues

June 7, 2010

The director and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics have been appointed co-chairs of an Institute of Medicine committee that will evaluate the scientific and ethical issues involved in studies of drug safety after FDA approval. Ruth Faden, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Steven Goodman, a […]

Sibley Memorial Hospital in D.C. to join Johns Hopkins Medicine

June 7, 2010

In a move to address growing interest in more efficient, integrated regional health care services for patients, officials of Sibley Memorial Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corp. have announced their intention to enter into discussions regarding the integration of Sibley Hospital into the Johns Hopkins Health System. Both systems say it is anticipated […]

30 Johns Hopkins researchers receive Md. stem cell funding

June 7, 2010

Thirty Johns Hopkins researchers have been awarded funding from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission under the Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2006. In all, 141 applications were reviewed and 42 projects funded, totaling $11.7 million. This year’s funded projects include: • Investigator-Initiated Research Grants, designed for investigators with preliminary data supporting the grant […]

Lawrence Larsen, 71, professor emeritus of special education

June 7, 2010

Lawrence “Larry” Larsen, professor emeritus of special education, died on May 21 at his Towson home after a battle with cancer. He was 71. Larsen joined the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University in 1976 and was a professor of special education and program adviser in severe and profound disabilities and early childhood special education. […]

Steve Forbes to speak at Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends

June 7, 2010

International financial authority Steve Forbes, president and chief executive officer of Forbes Media and editor in chief of Forbes magazine, is the featured speaker for a special installment of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series to be held on Monday, June 14, in Washington, D.C. His topic is “Leadership and […]

High-level Africa conference co-organized by SAIS Bologna

June 7, 2010

There is still no peace for many African people,” remarked Romano Prodi, chair of the U.N.-African Union Peacekeeping Panel, to a hall of African dignitaries, international officials and representatives from top multilateral and regional organizations. This observation set the tone for Africa: 53 Countries, One Union, the high-level conference that took place May 21 at […]

Parking permit rate changes set at Homewood and Eastern

June 7, 2010

New permit parking rates go into effect on July 1 for parking lots and garages on the Homewood and Eastern campuses. All surface lots are $55 per month. Faculty hangtag parking and general garage parking are $86 per month. Reserved parking spaces at the West Gate, San Martin and South garages will be $115 per […]

Summer outdoor film series begins June 18 at Homewood

June 7, 2010

Five hit movies will be screened on Friday nights this summer on the Wyman Quadrangle of the Homewood campus (rain location: Shriver Hall). Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films, presented by the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs, premieres on June 18. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m. Hot dogs, burgers, nachos, candy and drinks will be […]

Johns Hopkins Picnic set for June 25

June 7, 2010

Welcome summer at the bigger and better Johns Hopkins Picnic, an evening of family fun for faculty, staff, employees, students, retirees and their families and friends, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 25, on the grounds of Johns Hopkins at Eastern. Games, entertainment and all-you-can-eat picnic fare are included in […]

SAIS to host forum on key to success in Afghanistan

June 7, 2010

The Central Asia–Caucasus Institute at SAIS will host a forum called “Key to Success in Afghanistan” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9. Participants will present a proposal developed by a team convened by CACI and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, with principal authors S. Frederick Starr and Andrew C. Kuchins. This “Silk […]

Forget the forest, scientists say—pre-humans lived in savannahs

June 7, 2010

Pre-humans in East Africa 4.4 million years ago lived among grassy, tree-studded plains, not in the forests, according to a new study. The finding by a multi-university team of scientists adds new fuel to the debate over why early humanlike species came down out of the trees and began walking on two legs. The team’s […]

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