Day: January 18, 2011

Retirement plan options announced

January 18, 2011

With all due respect to the midterm elections, 2011 will be the year of choice for thousands of JHU support staff employees. The university announced today a new defined contribution plan for its support staff retirement benefits package that will go into effect on July 1. In 2009, under the direction of the board of […]

Hawk’s tale

January 18, 2011

You thought our Blue Jays were tough. An adult female red-tailed hawk—who, along with her mate, has enjoyed a celebrity status on the Homewood campus—is poised to make a full recovery following a calamitous collision with a Milton S. Eisenhower Library window in mid-November. The winged creature has some Johns Hopkins animal enthusiasts to thank. […]

Five Hopkins researchers named AAAS fellows

January 18, 2011

Five Johns Hopkins researchers have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Chia-Ling Chien and Marc M. Greenberg, of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; Valeria Culotta, of the Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Se-Jin Lee and Mark Mattson, of the School of Medicine, […]

China studies: Yeung Center now accepting grant proposals

January 18, 2011

The Benjamin and Rhea Yeung Center for Collaborative China Studies has announced its inaugural grant opportunities for students, faculty, programs and schools. The newly established Yeung Center, which falls under the auspices of the Provost’s Office, requests proposals for 2011–2012 for initiatives that advance its mission of promoting collaborative research and scholarship on China and […]

JHU bioethicists named to presidential bioethics commission

January 18, 2011

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has appointed two faculty experts at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics to senior staff positions. They will support the advisory panel in its ongoing work to provide the White House with expertise and guidance on matters such as emerging technologies and human subjects protections. […]

Eight brain, behavior researchers are NARSAD Young Investigators

January 18, 2011

Eight Johns Hopkins University researchers are among 214 new NARSAD Young Investigators with what are considered the most promising ideas to lead to breakthroughs in understanding and treating mental illness. Receiving up to $60,000 over two years, Young Investigators pursue brain and behavior research related to schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD and anxiety disorders, […]

Engineering for Professionals appoints new program chairs

January 18, 2011

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, which offers part-time education for working engineers and scientists through the university’s Whiting School of Engineering, has appointed five new chairs and a vice chair. Applied Biomedical Engineering Eileen Haase, a lecturer in the Whiting School’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named chair of EP’s Applied Biomedical Engineering program. […]

Museums and Society program to grow with Mellon grant

January 18, 2011

A grant of $484,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow the Program in Museums and Society at The Johns Hopkins University to expand both its course offerings and its staff. With support from the grant, four new courses taught by curators at three Baltimore museums will be added to the roster of the increasingly […]

Transplant surgeons fear using organs from ‘high-risk’ donors

January 18, 2011

As a response to a 2007 episode in which four patients in Chicago were transplanted with organs from a single donor unknowingly infected with HIV—the only such episode in 20 years—one-third of transplant surgeons in the United States “overreacted” and routinely began using fewer organs from high-risk donors, new research from Johns Hopkins finds. In […]

New study yields better turbine spacing for large wind farms

January 18, 2011

Large wind farms are being built around the world as a cleaner way to generate electricity, but operators are still searching for the most cost-effective and efficient way to arrange the massive turbines that turn moving air into power. To help steer wind farm owners in the right direction, Charles Meneveau, a Johns Hopkins fluid […]

NASA telescopes help identify most distant galaxy cluster

January 18, 2011

A team of astronomers has uncovered a burgeoning galactic metropolis, the most distant known in the early universe. This ancient collection of galaxies presumably grew into a modern galaxy cluster similar to the massive ones seen today. The developing cluster, named COSMOS-AzTEC3, was discovered and characterized by multiwavelength telescopes, including NASA’s Spitzer, Chandra and Hubble space […]

Men’s lacrosse tix for faculty and staff available on Feb. 1

January 18, 2011

Tickets for the Blue Jays 2011 men’s lacrosse season will be available beginning Feb. 1. To receive two complimentary season tickets, faculty and staff members should bring a valid university ID to the main office in Homewood’s Athletic Center between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Each faculty/staff member is responsible for picking […]

‘Sun’ critic ranks Peabody music events among year’s best

January 18, 2011

Four of the Top 10 classical music events of 2010 in Baltimore and Washington, according to Baltimore Sun critic Tim Smith, were performed and/or organized by Peabody musicians: the Jan. 17 recital by Hans Kristian Goldstein (BM ’10, Cello), part of the Music in the Great Hall series; the May 12 performance at Metro Gallery […]

Cardiologist David Kass to give clarinet recital in Turner

January 18, 2011

David Kass, a professor of cardiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 27 years, is about to showcase another talent. On Thursday, Jan. 20, he and his clarinet will take the stage in Turner Auditorium along with pianist Sook Hee Choi, the wife of Dong Lee, a postdoctoral fellow in Kass’ lab. The […]

Urban Health Institute plans to hold community forum

January 18, 2011

The Urban Health Institute has announced that it will be hosting a community forum focused on Johns Hopkins’ Access Partnership. Launched in 2009, The Access Partnership is an innovative program that provides free specialty-care access to uninsured patients who live in the neighborhoods around The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview Medical Center. It is the […]

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