Day: September 20, 2010

KSAS: New structure at the top

September 20, 2010

In an effort to streamline operations, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has reconfigured her office, moving to a structure that will better serve departments and permit more “interdisciplinary synergies” between departments and across divisions. “Department chairs need to be able to take concerns and questions about all […]

Gunman shoots physician at JHH, then mother, self

September 20, 2010

The first Johns Hopkins Emergency Alert went out around 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16: A physician had been shot on the eighth floor of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Nelson Building, and the gunman had not been apprehended. With quick dispatch, Johns Hopkins security and Baltimore City Police were on the scene, some buildings had […]

The year of living healthfully

September 20, 2010

On a midmorning last week, a student walked out into the Rogers House courtyard and made a beeline for a cluster of pots. She inspected a leaf of one of the herb plants and glanced at the young, unripened tomatoes and green peppers in neighboring pots. Satisfied, she popped back inside the residence hall. The […]

Frederick Jelinek, 77, pioneer in speech and text understanding technology

September 20, 2010

Frederick Jelinek, a Johns Hopkins University faculty member whose research laid the foundation for modern speech recognition and text translation technology, died on Sept. 14 while working at the Homewood campus. He was 77. During 21 years at IBM Research and nearly two decades at Johns Hopkins, Jelinek pioneered the statistical methods that enable modern […]

Building rededicated as Hackerman Hall

September 20, 2010

Students, faculty members and friends gathered last week on the Homewood campus to celebrate the renaming of a high-tech research building to recognize the philanthropic support of the university by alumnus Willard Hackerman. The Computational Science and Engineering Building, which opened on the Decker Quad in 2008 as a headquarters for advanced interdisciplinary research crossing […]

Serving the East Baltimore community, one project at a time

September 20, 2010

This summer, a large contingent of Johns Hopkins staff and faculty rolled up their sleeves to help beautify four East Baltimore schools over a one-month period. At the Wolfe Street Academy, a public charter elementary school, participants painted seven classrooms, a cafeteria and a hallway. Volunteers at the East Baltimore Community School, also a charter, […]

On the street where we live

September 20, 2010

On Saturday, Sept. 11, the university hosted its sixth annual community block party, known as Convergence, for its Charles Village neighbors. Expanding from a modest start in 2004 with only 12 people in attendance, the event this year drew an estimated 1,000 JHU affiliates and neighbors of the Homewood campus, who came together on the […]

SAIS community mourns death of student after auto accident

September 20, 2010

A memorial service was held on Friday at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C., to honor Julia Bachleitner, 26, a SAIS student who died Tuesday from injuries suffered in an accident on Sept. 8 in the city’s Adams Morgan neighborhood. Following the service, a reception was held in SAIS’s Nitze Building. Bachleitner, a native of Austria, […]

Peabody celebrates birthday of Arthur Friedheim Library

September 20, 2010

To celebrate the 20th “birthday” of Peabody’s Arthur Friedheim Library, the public is invited to an open house at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, during the Baltimore Book Festival on Mount Vernon Place. Remarks by Peabody Institute Director Jeffrey Sharkey and new head librarian Jennifer Ottervik will be followed by birthday cake. The state-of-the-art […]

JHU Press and Project MUSE launch e-book initiative

September 20, 2010

Project MUSE, the acclaimed online collection of scholarly journals managed by the Johns Hopkins University Press, has announced a new initiative to incorporate scholarly book content into its research platform and offerings to libraries. Beginning next year, e-book collections will be available alongside MUSE journal collections, with an integrated discovery environment that allows for browsing […]

Study: Weight-loss surgery frees obese type 2 diabetics of insulin

September 20, 2010

Results of a large national study show that nearly three-quarters of obese patients with type 2 diabetes who undergo weight-loss surgery are able to stop insulin and other anti-diabetes drugs within six months. In the Johns Hopkins study of insured obese diabetic patients, researchers also found that in the third year following surgery, average annual […]

Researchers discover why some stem cells don’t change

September 20, 2010

Johns Hopkins researchers have determined why certain stem cells are able to stay stem cells. The report in the June 4 issue of Cell Stem Cell reveals that an enzyme that changes the way DNA is packaged in cells allows specific genes to be turned on and off, thereby preventing a stem cell from becoming […]

JHU’s 2009 annual security report is now available

September 20, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University 2009 annual security report of crime statistics and security policies, to be published by Oct. 1 by federal regulation, is now available on the university website at www.jhu.edu/~security. In keeping with the mandates of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the report contains statistical […]

Cogito.com students learn about Gulf oil spill from JHU expert

September 20, 2010

Can the Gulf of Mexico recover from this spring’s massive oil spill? That’s the topic Edward Bouwer, chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, explored in an hourlong webinar with some of the nation’s top middle and high school students on Wednesday night. The event was sponsored by the Johns Hopkins […]

JHU educators group hosting back-to-school picnic at APL

September 20, 2010

The Johns Hopkins chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International is hosting the annual PDK Area Back to School Picnic from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, on the APL campus. This year’s theme is “Reclaim, Recruit and Retain!” Phi Delta Kappa International is a 100-year-old professional association for educators that focuses its work […]

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