Day: February 28, 2011

The future of research universities

February 28, 2011

The founding of The Johns Hopkins University in 1876 ushered in the era of the modern research university in the United States. Johns Hopkins represented an entirely new educational enterprise whose aim was not only to advance its students’ knowledge but to advance human knowledge through discovery and scholarship. This dual emphasis on learning and […]

Evolving Evergreen

February 28, 2011

Alice Warder Garrett possessed eclectic and somewhat eccentric tastes. Her home, the Gilded Age mansion called Evergreen, would consequently be regularly altered in design, decoration and function. Alice and her husband, John Work Garrett, one-time ambassador to Italy, transformed the mansion’s gymnasium into a private theater decorated by Leon Bakst, the famed Russian set and […]

Two-week French film festival opens on March 2 with ‘Paris’

February 28, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, marks the beginning of the second Tournees Festival of Contemporary French Cinema presented by the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University. The free two-week festival, to be held on the Homewood campus, will begin with a screening of Paris, an ensemble film that follows a cast […]

Journalist Bob Woodward at next Foreign Affairs Symposium

February 28, 2011

Noted journalist Bob Woodward is the next speaker in the student-run  Foreign Affairs Symposium, held each year on the Homewood campus. Woodward has covered national politics at The Washington Post for more than 30 years and gained notoriety for his investigative reporting of the 1972 Watergate scandal, which led to the resignation of President Richard […]

Cartoonist James Sturm to speak at Homewood

February 28, 2011

Cartoonist and graphic novelist James Sturm will present a slide talk on his work on Monday, March 7, at The Johns Hopkins University. “Cartooning, Internet Addiction, Religion and Starting a College” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Mattin Center’s F. Ross Jones Building, on the Homewood campus. A book signing will […]

Town hall meetings on new retirement plan start this week

February 28, 2011

The university will roll out its new Johns Hopkins University 403(b) Retirement Plan package this week with a series of town hall meetings that will feature presentations on the plan and the upcoming choice period by Office of Benefits Services staff. In total, there will be 23 town hall meetings held from Feb. 28 to […]

Peabody Conservatory groups to take center stage in D.C.

February 28, 2011

A series of “Peabody in Washington” concerts is on the agenda this semester for three student groups from the Peabody Conservatory. This week, a student chamber ensemble called Trio Appassionata will be joined by musicians from the Shanghai Conservatory for a free concert at the Freer Gallery of Art, and the Peabody Quartet will perform in […]

Former Afghan ambassador joins SAIS as diplomat in residence

February 28, 2011

Said T. Jawad, Afghanistan’s former ambassador to the United States, has joined Johns Hopkins’ Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies as diplomat in residence. Jawad, who is based at the SAIS South Asia Studies Program, most recently served concurrently for seven years as the Afghan ambassador to the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia […]

SoN celebrates 50 years of Peace Corps, 20 years of school’s Peace Corps fellows

February 28, 2011

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is this week honoring the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps and the 20th anniversary of the school’s Peace Corps Fellows Program. President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961 to promote world peace and friendship, and in 1991, the school started its Peace Corps Fellows Program […]

Global MBA students to present Innovation for Humanity projects

February 28, 2011

The charter class of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Global MBA program will present the results of its inaugural Innovation for Humanity project from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at the school’s campus in Harbor East. Touted by Forbes magazine as one of the “10 most innovative business school classes” of […]

Famed neurosurgeon Cushing’s century-old notes reveal modern-style admission of medical error

February 28, 2011

The current focus on medical errors isn’t quite as new as it seems. A Johns Hopkins review of trailblazing neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing’s notes, made at the turn of the 20th century, has turned up copious documentation of his own surgical mishaps as well as his suggestions for preventing those mistakes in the future. Authors of […]

Seminal successes linked to tolerant regulatory oversight, hope

February 28, 2011

Relatively lenient regulations regarding human subjects protections in the 1950s played an important role in pediatric oncology being the first field of medicine in which doctors simultaneously treated patients and carried out clinical research, according to a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. The review, by Yoram Unguru, makes clear that […]

Study: Parents’ influence on children’s eating habits is limited

February 28, 2011

As primary caregivers, parents are often believed to have a strong influence on children’s eating behaviors. However, previous findings on parent-child resemblance in dietary intakes are mixed. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reviewed and assessed the degree of association and similarity between children’s and their parents’ dietary intake based on […]

Motorcycle helmet myth debunked; use decreases cervical spine injury

February 28, 2011

Motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, appear also to be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests. “We are debunking a popular myth that wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle can be detrimental during a motorcycle […]

An unusual APL mission: Develop apps for soldiers’ phones

February 28, 2011

American special operations soldiers gathering critical intelligence and data in hostile territory have found that sometimes the best tool for the job is a civilian device, not a military one. A new favorite of these elite war fighters is the commercial smart phone: a compact, flexible, powerful piece of electronic gear. While the operators have […]

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