Day: January 3, 2011

WSE receives largest gift, for new building

January 3, 2011

Liberty Media Corp. chairman and Johns Hopkins alumnus John C. Malone has given the university’s Whiting School of Engineering $30 million for a building where researchers will collaborate with colleagues from other Johns Hopkins divisions to learn to tailor therapies for individual patients and devise systems-based approaches to some of society’s biggest problems. The gift, […]

A day to remember

January 3, 2011

This year’s graveside remembrance of the university’s founder took an unexpected turn: The faithful arrived for the gathering at Green Mount Cemetery as they had each Christmas Eve day since 1998, the 125th anniversary of Johns Hopkins’ death, only to find the gates to the property inexplicably locked. With no way to gain access to […]

JH faculty highly value involvement of nearby urban community for improving research, survey finds

January 3, 2011

A survey conducted by Johns Hopkins faculty members found strong support among their peers for working more closely with the minority inner-city community that surrounds the institution. Overall, 91 percent of faculty responders said closer ties make research more relevant to those it ultimately serves, and 87 percent said it improves the quality of research. “This […]

Benjamin, Sherrod to headline MLK Jr. Commemoration

January 3, 2011

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and Shirley Sherrod, the former U.S. Department of Agriculture official forced to resign last summer following a racially shaded controversy, will be the featured guests and keynote speakers for Johns Hopkins’ 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday remembrance, an event that takes place this week. The theme is “Strength […]

Early decision acceptances go out to 518 students

January 3, 2011

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has sent out early decision acceptance letters and e-mails to 518 students, choosing the first members of the class of 2015 from the largest early decision applicant pool in the university’s history. The record number of applications, 1,330, was up more than 15 percent from last year, and Johns Hopkins’ […]

New dinosaur species named for Johns Hopkins postdoc

January 3, 2011

A new species of dinosaur discovered near Green River, Utah, has been named for a Johns Hopkins University postdoctoral fellow and her twin sister whose geology work while they were graduate students helped define the new species. Named Geminiraptor suarezarum for Marina Suarez, the Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in Johns Hopkins’ Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth […]

Charles O’Melia, 76, expert in water, wastewater treatment

January 3, 2011

Charles R. O’Melia, one of the world’s leading water treatment researchers, who also mentored more than 100 environmental engineering graduate students during almost three decades at The Johns Hopkins University, died Dec. 16, at age 76. Mary O’Melia, his wife of 54 years, said that her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer shortly after Thanksgiving […]

John P. Doering, 73, professor of chemistry for four decades

January 3, 2011

John P. Doering, a longtime faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, died at home in Baltimore County on Dec. 13 from cardiac arrest. He was 73. Doering graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins in 1958 and joined the faculty in 1964 after earning his doctorate at the […]

Reminder about university textbook policy

January 3, 2011

With a new semester set to commence, Johns Hopkins officials are reminding faculty, staff and students of the recently enacted universitywide textbook affordability policy in compliance with new state and federal laws. The intent is to lower the cost of textbooks by ensuring that people have appropriate options and pertinent and timely information when selecting […]

Governor’s grant continues and expands forensic nurse training

January 3, 2011

Renewed funding of a grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention will allow nurses from around the region to attend sexual assault forensic nurse examiner training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. This is the fifth year in which faculty member Daniel Sheridan has received the grant to conduct […]

End-of-year thank you video debuts on university homepage

January 3, 2011

By the end of Tuesday, its first day on the university’s home page, the Johns Hopkins end-of-year thank you video had captured more than 10,000 visitors, who viewed the video, behind-the-scenes photos and outtakes (yes, that is Nobel laureate Peter Agre warming up by singing the periodic table) and checked out the Gilbert and Sullivan–like […]

Project MUSE confirms 27 publishers for first e-books

January 3, 2011

Project MUSE has signed contracts with 27 scholarly publishers to offer their upcoming monographs in the humanities and social sciences as part of electronic book collections on the MUSE platform. MUSE is partnering for the program with many of the same publishers that currently contribute content to its successful electronic scholarly journal collections. Among those […]

Study of hallucinogen salvia shows intense, novel effects

January 3, 2011

In what is believed to be the first controlled human study of the effects of salvinorin A, the active ingredient in Salvia divinorum, a controversial new hallucinogen featured widely on YouTube and other Internet sites, Johns Hopkins researchers report that the effects are surprisingly strong, brief and intensely disorienting but without apparent short-term adverse effects […]

Missing molecules hold promise of therapy for pancreatic cancer

January 3, 2011

By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene that is most commonly mutated in pancreatic cancer gets turned on, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a potential strategy for therapy. The production of a particular cluster of genetic snippets known as microRNAs is dramatically reduced in human pancreatic tumor cells compared to healthy […]

Notices — January 2, 2011

January 3, 2011

New Welch Library Hours — The Welch Medical Library building has changed its hours of operation because of increased use of expanded collections and services. The new hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday. Additional phone and e-mail reference […]

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