Day: September 27, 2010

A 2010 view of an interconnected world

September 27, 2010

Author Wes Moore will lead off the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium with a talk on Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus. A reception in the Clipper Room will follow the event. The lecture is the first of seven events making up this year’s symposium, The Global Network: America’s Changing […]

Helping hands from Hopkins

September 27, 2010

A large convoy of Johns Hopkins affiliates will venture out on foot and bus from the Homewood campus on Saturday to collectively give back to Baltimore. Nearly 900 students, staff and faculty are registered to participate in the second President’s Day of Service, a one-day event featuring more than 40 service projects across the city. In […]

VP Biden holds stimulus roundtable with university presidents

September 27, 2010

Johns Hopkins President Ron Daniels was one of six university heads who met at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 21 at a roundtable that Biden convened to draw attention to the $18 billion in stimulus money that is going to university research. In remarks made at the open portion of […]

New global environmental major is a hit with applicants

September 27, 2010

The new global environmental change and sustainability major, introduced on the Homewood campus in fall 2009, has become a hot draw to prospective students. Nearly 140 applicants this past year indicated an interest in the major and, of those enrolled, 33 selected it as their primary or secondary likely area of study. Homewood undergraduates do […]

Homewood-Peabody-JHMI Shuttle schedule updated, effective Sept. 30

September 27, 2010

To better serve riders and connect Johns Hopkins locations, a few changes will be implemented with the Homewood-Peabody-JHMI Shuttle schedule that goes into effect on Thursday, Sept. 30. The schedule can be found online at www.parking.jhu.edu. Among the changes: • Late-night departures have been added on Thursday and Friday. From JHMI, the last departure is […]

Sickle cell screening for athletes comes with pitfalls

September 27, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center top pediatrician is urging a “rethink” of a new sickle cell screening program, calling it an enlightened but somewhat rushed step toward improving the health of young people who carry the sickle cell mutation. Beginning this fall, all Division I college athletes will undergo mandatory screening for the sickle cell […]

Blood pressure–lowering diet may also reduce risk of heart disease

September 27, 2010

A new study suggests yet another reason for Americans to abandon their current fatty diets in favor of one rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fat. Choosing these healthier options appears to significantly reduce the long-term risk of heart disease in patients with mildly elevated blood pressure, particularly African-Americans. Long known to reduce […]

Scientists find genes related to body mass

September 27, 2010

Johns Hopkins scientists who specialize in unconventional hunts for genetic information outside nuclear DNA sequences have bagged a weighty quarry: 13 genes linked to human body mass. The experiments screened the so-called epigenome for key information that cells remember other than the DNA code itself, and that may have serious implications for preventing and treating […]

Mobile obstetrics project improves mothers’ health in Burma

September 27, 2010

A community-based maternal health delivery strategy known as the MOM Project—for “mobile obstetric medics”—dramatically increased access to maternal health care services for internally displaced women in eastern Burma, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Among the findings, the study showed a tenfold increase in the proportion […]

Mandelbaum book looks at America as ‘Frugal Superpower’

September 27, 2010

Michael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy and director of the American Foreign Policy Program at SAIS, is the author of a new book, The Frugal Superpower: America’s Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era, published in August by Public Affairs. In The Frugal Superpower, Mandelbaum sees a looming, fundamental shift in […]

The ‘Social Network’ stand-in that you might recognize

September 27, 2010

When actor Jesse Eisenberg, playing the role of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, runs across the Harvard campus in the much-anticipated David Fincher film opening this week, the Elis among us might not recognize the terrain. But the Johns Hopkins community will: The Homewood campus was tapped as a stand-in. The shooting […]

JHH dome lit blue for prostate cancer awareness week

September 27, 2010

In honor of prostate cancer awareness week, the dome of The Johns Hopkins Hospital was lit blue during the nighttime hours from Tuesday, Sept. 21, until Saturday, Sept. 25. During prostate cancer awareness week, men age 50 and older (45 for African-Americans) were encouraged to speak with their physician about their risk of developing the […]

Best Dressed Sale opens with Thursday Preview Party

September 27, 2010

When the 43rd annual Johns Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique opens its doors this week at Evergreen Carriage House, shoppers will once again find a wide array of gently worn and some new designer dresses, contemporary fashions, vintage apparel, furs, accessories, shoes, wedding gowns and men’s suits, coats, jackets, formal wear and ties. “Not […]

PRS Guitars holds benefit for Kimmel Cancer Center

September 27, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Living With Cancer Resource Program will be the beneficiary of an event hosted this week by Paul Reed Smith Guitars. One Night, One Show, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Bourbon Street in downtown Baltimore, will feature guitar prodigy Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers and […]

Peabody Dance holds master classes, teachers’ seminars

September 27, 2010

On Sunday, Oct. 3, Peabody Dance will hold its annual Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers’ Seminars. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the dance studios of the Peabody Preparatory’s Mount Vernon campus. This year marks a decade of Peabody Dance’s efforts to reach out and serve colleagues […]

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