Day: March 14, 2011

University taps 17 as inaugural Gilman Scholars

March 14, 2011

President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Lloyd B. Minor have tapped 17 eminent Johns Hopkins faculty and professional staff members from across the divisions to serve as the inaugural group of Gilman Scholars, a prestigious designation. The honor is named for Daniel Coit Gilman, Johns Hopkins’ visionary first president, who was interested in establishing a […]

Trustees adopt changes in governance

March 14, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University board of trustees last week passed governance changes with the goal of ensuring that its arrangements are “best in class” and capable of protecting and nurturing the university’s academic missions in today’s rapidly changing environment. The changes were made to enhance the board’s overall performance, level of accountability, and focus and […]

Messenger spacecraft is primed for orbit mission at Mercury

March 14, 2011

On March 17, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft will execute a 15-minute maneuver that will place it into orbit about Mercury, making it the first craft ever to do so, and initiating a one-year science campaign to understand the innermost planet. Antennas from each of the three Deep Space Network ground stations are on a round-the-clock vigil, […]

JHU and NUS to offer world’s first international joint degree in music

March 14, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University and the National University of Singapore have signed an agreement to launch a joint bachelor of music degree program starting in the 2011–2012 academic year. Offered jointly by the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins and the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, it will be the first and only international […]

Mp3 says: Walk like a zombie

March 14, 2011

Dozens of Johns Hopkins students took part in a high-tech game of Simon Says last Saturday on the Homewood campus. Dubbed the Mp3 Experience, the game had the participants download to their Mp3 players identical—and purposefully silly—instructions that they had to follow. At an assigned time, the students walked out of their residence halls and […]

Off to high school with axolotls, tortoises, frogs and more

March 14, 2011

Zehra Nizami carefully sets a plastic bin onto a desk, and four high school students simultaneously gasp in fascination—and maybe a little bit of horror—at what’s inside, floating in several inches of water. “What the heck are those things?” one yelps, looking a bit repulsed. “They’re so cute!” another cries, leaning forward and reaching out […]

General Motors technology researcher to talk about future of automobile

March 14, 2011

A General Motors researcher will discuss advances in automobile technology, including the advantages and drawbacks of lithium-based batteries and fuel cells, at a Monday, March 28, lecture on the Homewood campus. Frederick T. Wagner, lab group manager of advanced electrodes for General Motors Fuel Cell Activities, will speak on “Electrochemistry and the Future of the Automobile” […]

New painting award to recognize graduating senior

March 14, 2011

A new award in the arts has been established at Johns Hopkins. The first Virginia Bagwell Prize will be presented during the Homewood Art Workshops’ Studio Show reception on May 13. Created by Professor P.M. Forni, of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, and his wife, Virginia Drake Forni, in memory of Virginia Bagwell, a connoisseur, […]

Scientists reveal role of light sensor in temperature sensation

March 14, 2011

A light-sensing receptor that’s packed inside the eye’s photoreceptor cells has an altogether surprising role in cells elsewhere in the body, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered. Using fruit flies, they showed that this protein, called rhodopsin, also is critical for sensing temperature. A report on the work appeared March 11 in Science. “For decades, this well-known […]

Test could help reduce heart patient readmissions

March 14, 2011

An inexpensive routine blood test could hold the key to why some patients with congestive heart failure do well after being discharged from the hospital and why others risk relapse, costly readmission or death within a year, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. In a study reported online by the American Journal of Cardiology, Henry J. […]

Some kids with cerebral palsy have asymmetric pelvic bones, study finds

March 14, 2011

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center researchers have discovered that most children with severe cerebral palsy have starkly asymmetric pelvic bones. The newly identified misalignment can affect how surgeries of the pelvis, spine and surrounding structures are performed, the researchers say. The study was published online March 10 in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Previous studies of […]

Operas by Poulenc and Ravel complete Peabody’s French Season

March 14, 2011

On March 16 to 19, the Peabody Opera Theatre will present a double bill of 20th-century French operas, Francis Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tiresias and Maurice Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges, with the Peabody Concert Orchestra, conducted by Hajime Teri Murai. Sung in French with English supertitles, and staged by Garnett Bruce, the production is […]

One-man show at Evergreen

March 14, 2011

Evergreen Museum & Library artist in residence Scott Sedar, an actor and visual artist based in Washington, D.C., will re-create a fanciful 1920s theater evening in his site-specific performance piece, ‘Triumph and Slavery,’ showing two nights only, Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s Bakst Theatre. Noel Coward, Miguel […]

Bach-to-Bach events

March 14, 2011

In celebration of J.S. Bach’s birthday on March 21, Shriver Hall Concert Series will screen the film Bach & Friends by Baltimore filmmaker Michael Lawrence at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, in Shriver Hall Auditorium. Following the two-hour feature film, the audience is invited to participate in a question-and-answer session hosted by Lawrence. Tickets […]

School of Nursing celebrates the Peace Corps

March 14, 2011

Sarah Schoen celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps with colorful garb from Guatemala, where she served as a rural youth health promoter from 2004 to 2006. She is one of 36 Peace Corps Fellows at the School of Nursing who joined in the festivities on March 2.

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