Day: July 6, 2010

Carey Business School’s first global MBA class takes shape

July 6, 2010

When Johns Hopkins University launched a business school in 2007, the smart money reckoned on an entirely new kind of MBA program. The designers of the program then went to work and proved the wisdom of the smart money. In the Johns Hopkins traditions of service and international outreach, the program was created so that […]

An oasis for Nursing students

July 6, 2010

The opening of the School of Nursing’s Anne M. Pinkard Building in 1998 was a milestone in the school’s history, as it was the first structure dedicated solely to nursing education at Johns Hopkins. The goal was to put everyone under one roof. The result: The space filled immediately. Since then, the School of Nursing […]

Long-awaited Gilman Hall reunion begins

July 6, 2010

Other than a handful of representatives, humanities faculty and staff have not stepped inside Gilman Hall in more than two years. This week, people and building get reacquainted—undoubtedly with some jaw dropping along the way. Today, the big move-in begins, as the humanities departments relocate back to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ flagship […]

New clues in north suggest wet era on early Mars was global

July 6, 2010

A phase in the early history of Mars with conditions favorable to life occurred globally rather than just in the south, new findings from the north suggest. Southern and northern Mars differ in many ways, so the extent to which they shared ancient environments has been open to question. In recent years, the European Space Agency’s […]

SPH researchers discover additional benefit of vitamin A

July 6, 2010

Vitamin A is critical to maternal health and child survival, yet in most developing countries vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of blindness and increased child mortality. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has long been a leader in vitamin A research, and scientists at the school recently discovered a link between […]

Cold sore virus may contribute to abnormalities in schizophrenia

July 6, 2010

Exposure to the common virus that causes cold sores may be partially responsible for shrinking regions of the brain and the loss of concentration skills, memory, coordinated movement and dexterity widely seen in patients with schizophrenia, according to research led by Johns Hopkins scientists. “We’re finding that some portion of cognitive impairment usually blamed solely […]

Fruit fly cells flock together, follow the light

July 6, 2010

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report using a laser beam to activate a protein that makes a cluster of fruit fly cells act like a school of fish turning in social unison, following the lead of the one stimulated with light. The study of this unexpected cell movement, reported May 16 in Nature Cell Biology, holds […]

Legal, ethical framework sought for human-tissue research

July 6, 2010

A lawyer/researcher at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics says that a new legal and ethical framework needs to be placed around the donation and banking of human biological material—one that would more clearly define the terms of the material’s use, and address donor expectations before research begins. In a new law review article, “Why […]

SPH study examines pro-anorexia, pro-bulimia websites

July 6, 2010

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examines the content and messages presented by websites that appear to support or encourage eating disorders. These websites use images, text and interactive applications to further knowledge, attitudes and behaviors to achieve dangerously low body weights. The study is the largest […]

A season of celebration

July 6, 2010

Bloomberg School of Public Health On June 17, all Bloomberg School of Public Health staff were honored at the annual staff recognition reception held in Feinstone Hall. The event featured a hearty buffet and giveaways to everyone in attendance, and school leadership handed out recognition awards to those celebrating milestone anniversaries with the university, including 55 […]

More than a picnic

July 6, 2010

The 2010 Johns Hopkins Picnic had a fresh look and feel with all-new entertainment, an expanded menu and games for all, including a Wii Sports Gaming Station, Midway Games and a Kid Zone. More than 1,000 members of the Johns Hopkins community gathered at the family-oriented event, held this year on June 25 on the […]

Daylong college admissions workshop set for July 9

July 6, 2010

Faculty, staff and alumni and their college-bound family members can learn more about navigating the admissions process at the Admissions Advisory Workshop to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 9, in Homewood’s Mason Hall. Co-sponsored by the offices of Alumni Relations and Undergraduate Admissions, the workshop will provide an insider’s […]

Senate confirms Winston Tabb appointment to library board

July 6, 2010

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins, to the National Museum and Library Services board. Tabb was nominated by President Barack Obama in January and was one of five individuals confirmed in June to serve as an adviser to the Institute of […]

International Reporting Project to send journalists to Liberia

July 6, 2010

The destination of the SAIS International Reporting Project’s next Gatekeepers Editors Trip will be Liberia. Gatekeepers are senior journalists who determine editorial content at any type of media organization. The trip to Liberia, scheduled for Nov. 7 to 18 for up to 12 U.S. journalists, will focus on issues such as health, environment, economic recovery […]

New grants focus Nursing faculty on nearby communities

July 6, 2010

Faculty in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Department of Community Public Health will address health disparities in their own backyard through funding provided in two new grants from the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. Elizabeth “Betty” Jordan, an assistant professor, and Patty Wilson, an instructor, received $10,000 each for their respective endeavors. Jordan’s project, […]

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