Day: August 30, 2010

A new year begins

August 30, 2010

Cars, trucks and vans, all stuffed with cargo, lined up in caravan fashion on the Homewood campus last Wednesday and Thursday as the Class of 2014 moved into Johns Hopkins residence halls. A large contingent of upperclassmen volunteers helped parents unload the vehicles as students checked into their housing and took in new surroundings. President […]

Whiting School of Engineering building is named for Hackerman

August 30, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University’s Computational Science and Engineering Building will be named Hackerman Hall in recognition of a lifetime of philanthropic support of the university and its Whiting School of Engineering by alumnus Willard Hackerman. The building, a headquarters for advanced interdisciplinary research crossing the borders of engineering, computer science, mathematics and medicine, will be […]

NAS names JHU projects astrophysics priorities

August 30, 2010

A report released by the National Academy of Sciences names several projects involving astronomers and astrophysicists at The Johns Hopkins University as among the most important astrophysics investments in the next decade. Titled “New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics,” the recently issued report represents the consensus position of hundreds of astronomers and astrophysicists […]

John Russell-Wood, 70, noted historian with eclectic interests

August 30, 2010

Anthony John R. Russell-Wood, the Herbert Baxter Adams Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University and a widely published expert in the history and culture of pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America, died Aug. 13 at his Lutherville home after a brief illness. A faculty member at Johns Hopkins since 1971, Russell-Wood, 70, was a […]

A ringing endorsement

August 30, 2010

The Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering student team that won the $20,000 grand prize in the 2010 Wharton Business Plan Competition at the University of Pennsylvania received another honor for its invention last week: the opportunity to preside over the NASDAQ Closing Bell. The Cortical Concepts team, which developed a spinal surgery device that increases the […]

‘U.S. News & World Report’ releases Best Colleges rankings

August 30, 2010

In the Best Colleges 2011 rankings released this month by U.S. News & World Report, Johns Hopkins is tied at the 13th spot for National Universities, up from 14th last year. In the rankings for best undergraduate engineering programs among schools whose highest degree is a PhD, Johns Hopkins also comes in tied at 13th, […]

JHU Museums will increase admission fees starting Sept. 1

August 30, 2010

Effective Wednesday, Sept. 1, Johns Hopkins’ two historic house museums, Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library, will increase their admission prices by $2. “This modest increase in our admissions fees, which we have avoided for over 10 years, is a necessary step to meet the challenges created by the rising costs of preserving these […]

Laura Lippman, John Waters to visit Barnes & Noble

August 30, 2010

Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins kicks off the fall season with visits from two Baltimore notables: author Laura Lippman and filmmaker John Waters. Lippman, who has won virtually every major award given to U.S. crime writings, will discuss and sign copies of her latest book, I’d Know You Anywhere, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. […]

New cohort of Chinese doctoral students arrives at JHU Nursing

August 30, 2010

Five doctoral students from China’s Peking Union Medical College will be studying at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing this fall, making up the fourth cohort in a doctoral program partnership that in 2008 resulted in the first nurse PhD graduate from a Chinese University. “In addition to advancing their dissertation work, the students engage […]

Elderhostel programs take a new name: Road Scholar

August 30, 2010

For almost three decades, the Peabody Institute has been the site of one of the United States’ largest educational and travel programs for older adults. Elderhostel has brought thousands of senior citizens to Baltimore for weeklong “study vacations” that feature musical classes and daily performances by Peabody students and faculty. The program is held in […]

NCI to break ground on JHU Montgomery County Campus

August 30, 2010

Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley are among dozens of dignitaries who will gather on Wednesday, Sept. 1, to celebrate the start of construction on a $200 million facility for the National Cancer Institute on the grounds of the university’s Montgomery County Campus in Rockville. Daniels will lead the list […]

APL-led team demonstrates space weather observation system

August 30, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, with help from Boeing Co. and Iridium Communications, has successfully implemented a new system to monitor Earth’s space environment. Known as the Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamics Response Experiment, or AMPERE, the system provides real-time magnetic field measurements using commercial satellites as part of a new observation network […]

Overweight American children, adolescents becoming fatter

August 30, 2010

Overweight American children and adolescents have become fatter over the last decade, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institute on Aging. Examining adiposity shifts across sociodemographic groups over time, they found that U.S. children and adolescents had significantly increased adiposity measures such as body mass index, […]

JHU-built online universe wins AAAS educational award

August 30, 2010

A website that brings the universe into the homes and onto the computer screens of professional and amateur astronomers alike has won a Science Prize for Online Resources in Education, known as SPORE, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Built by a Johns Hopkins University team led by astrophysicist and computer scientist Alexander […]

A promising target for treatment of Parkinson’s

August 30, 2010

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that using specific drugs can protect nerve cells in mice from the lethal effects of Parkinson’s disease. The researchers’ findings are published in the Aug. 22 issue of Nature Medicine. The newly discovered drugs block a protein that, when altered in people, leads to Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease causes […]

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