Day: February 21, 2011

A new home for lacrosse

February 21, 2011

For more than 100 years, Homewood Field has been the Yankee Stadium of college lacrosse: a comfortable nest for homestanding Blue Jays, a house of horrors for visiting teams. But eventually, even Yankee Stadium needs an upgrade. “We don’t stand on tradition alone,” university President Ronald J. Daniels said in announcing that a new facility, […]

Experts look at civilians hurt supporting war

February 21, 2011

After analyzing data on 2,155 private contractors, diplomats and other civilians supporting war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan who were medically evacuated from combat zones, researchers have found that such civilians are more likely to be evacuated for noncombat-related injuries but more likely to return to work in-country after treatment for these conditions. Still, the […]

Astrophysicist Riess wins the 2011 Einstein Medal

February 21, 2011

Adam Riess, an astrophysicist at The Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute, on Friday was awarded the Einstein Medal 2011 by the Albert Einstein Society of Bern, Switzerland. The society’s board of trustees recognized Riess for leadership in the High-z Supernova Search Team’s 1998 discovery that the expansion rate of the universe […]

Qualcomm’s Irwin Jacobs to give WSE’s Blumenthal Lecture

February 21, 2011

Irwin M. Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm, will be the honored guest and speaker on Tuesday, March 1, at a technology management lecture and award program established by a Johns Hopkins graduate and his wife. This year’s Sydney and Mitzi Blumenthal Lecture and Award for Contributions to Management in Technology program will be held at 4:30 […]

It’s Commemoration Day—remember your JHU apparel

February 21, 2011

On Feb. 22, 1876, The Johns Hopkins University opened with the inauguration of its first president, Daniel Coit Gilman. This Tuesday, the Homewood campus will celebrate the 135th anniversary of this historic day. Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the Breezeway between 9 and 11 a.m. to pick up a Commemoration Day […]

CareFirst Scholarships to aid Nursing master’s students

February 21, 2011

In collaboration with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will offer two CareFirst Scholarships for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship awards $40,000 in tuition and living expenses—for two years—to students in the master’s program who intend to become nursing faculty members upon graduation. Getting this level of funding for two master’s […]

Pianist Andre Watts to step in for Nelson Freire at SHCS

February 21, 2011

Due to a flare-up of tendonitis and on the advice of his doctors, pianist Nelson Freire has had to cancel his North American recital tour in March. In Baltimore, the incomparable pianist Andre Watts will step in for a Shriver Hall Concert Series debut in a recital of works by Franz Liszt at 5:30 p.m. […]

Storied Stones

February 21, 2011

M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman loved stones, especially those found in his beloved rivers and streams. The distinguished and longtime professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins collected them on his many travels and would often send family and friends on scavenger hunts to find a perfectly round stone. Stones, rocks […]

JHU Press wins two prestigious 2010 PROSE Awards

February 21, 2011

Two JHU Press publications are winners of the prestigious 2010 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, known as the PROSE Awards. Mammal Teeth: Origins, Evolution and Diversity, by Peter S. Ungar, won the PROSE Award for Excellence in the Biological Sciences category. The Journal of Late Antiquity received the PROSE Award for Best […]

Settling in for a ‘fireside chat’

February 21, 2011

President Ron Daniels sat down for a “fireside chat” with Homewood undergraduates last week as part of Charles Commons Connections, a program launched in 2006 to foster community at Johns Hopkins. The event was held at the Charles Commons residence hall’s Salon C, located behind the Nolan’s on 33rd restaurant. Daniels, dressed in jeans and […]

Seniors with hearing loss more likely to develop dementia

February 21, 2011

Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, a study by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers suggests. The findings, the researchers say, could lead to new ways to combat dementia, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and carries heavy […]

Scientists warn against stifling effect of stem cell patenting

February 21, 2011

In an opinion piece published Feb. 10 in the journal Science, a team of scholars led by a Johns Hopkins University bioethicist urges the scientific community to act collectively to counter the negative effects of the patenting and privatizing of stem cell lines, data and pioneering technologies. This means grappling with the ambiguity of several […]

Johns Hopkins astrophysicist wins Sloan Research Fellowship

February 21, 2011

Nadia L. Zakamska of the Krieger School’s Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins has received a Sloan Research Fellowship to continue her work that uses Earth- and space-based telescopes and large data sets to answer important questions about the universe and its origins. Administered by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, […]

Protein involved in CF plays role in other lung diseases

February 21, 2011

Ateam of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center researchers has discovered that a protein involved in cystic fibrosis also regulates inflammation and cell death in emphysema and may be responsible for other chronic lung diseases. The findings, published online in the December issue of The Journal of Immunology, pave the way toward new treatments to prevent lung […]

Breast cancer patients with diabetes more likely to die

February 21, 2011

Breast cancer patients are nearly 50 percent more likely to die of any cause if they also have diabetes, according to a comprehensive review of research conducted by Johns Hopkins physicians. The findings, published in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, suggest that future research could focus on whether high levels of […]

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