Day: March 7, 2011

Lens on JHU and Baltimore

March 7, 2011

In the most recent episode of Learn More, See More, B’More, hosts Lucie Fink and Noah Guiberson race up Woodberry Kitchen’s steps to the upper level of the popular Hampden-area restaurant. Once seated, the cheerful pair ponder the eclectic menu a moment before Fink pipes up. “Have you decided what you want yet?” she asks. […]

CNN star to send off JHU grads

March 7, 2011

Fareed Zakaria, the host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program and one of the most influential political commentators of his day, will be the featured speaker at this year’s university commencement ceremony, to be held on Thursday, May 26, on Homewood Field. The Indian-American journalist hosts CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and also serves as editor […]

Memorial to celebrate life of DoGEE’s Charles O’Melia

March 7, 2011

A celebration of the life of Charles R. “Charlie” O’Melia will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, in 110 Hodson on the Homewood campus. O’Melia, who died on Dec. 16, 2010, at the age of 76, joined the DoGEE faculty in 1980 and spent 27 years with the department, including two terms as […]

Oversight, route changes set for Homewood Security Escort Van

March 7, 2011

The Homewood Security Escort Van will be transitioned from the Security Office to the Office of Parking and Transportation on April 1 and, with recommendations from the Student Government Association and support from Homewood Student Affairs and University Administration, the service will alter its focus to more of a route-based transportation system in the coming […]

Radiothon raises more than $850,000 for kids at Hopkins

March 7, 2011

The 22nd annual MIX 106.5 Radiothon benefiting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has raised more than $850,000, bringing the total raised to date to nearly $14 million. The numbers were unveiled on Monday during the MIX Morning Show, following a three-day marathon broadcast from the hospital, Feb. 23 to 25. George Dover, director of Hopkins Children’s, […]

Miller, Peterson recognized with Maryland Speaker’s Medallion

March 7, 2011

Each year the speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates presents a medallion to a citizen in recognition of outstanding service to the state of Maryland. This year’s Speaker’s Medallion was presented jointly on Feb. 23 to two of Johns Hopkins’ leaders: Edward D. Miller, the Frances Watt Baker, M.D., and Lenox D. Baker Jr., […]

One Straw Farm rep to talk about CSA opportunity

March 7, 2011

Joan Norman of One Straw Farm in Baltimore County is coming to the Homewood campus this week to speak about Community Supported Agriculture opportunities. Her talk will be at noon on Wednesday, March 9, in Levering’s Great Hall. For three years, Johns Hopkins has been participating in a CSA program with One Straw Farm, facilitated […]

Alison Geyh of SPH, 52, studied air pollution at ground zero

March 7, 2011

Alison Geyh, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, died Feb. 20 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 52. Geyh joined the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in 2000 and built an international reputation with her work on air pollution, in which she applied her skills as a […]

Starring Role

March 7, 2011

Sixteen years ago, on March 2, 1995, the Astro-2 space shuttle mission—carrying not only the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope but also Johns Hopkins payload specialist Sam Durrance and mission specialist John Grunsfeld on his first flight—launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a two-week dedicated astronomy mission. Last Friday, some 35 members of that […]

Hopkins Symphony: ‘Scheherazade’ two ways, for kids and grownups

March 7, 2011

The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will offer a weekend of orchestral blockbusters for listeners of all ages. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, HSO will present its 19th Annual Free Concert for Children and Families. Music Director Jed Gaylin will conduct excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and will illustrate how music can tell stories. After the […]

Two-thirds of older adults now have hearing loss

March 7, 2011

Nearly two-thirds of Americans age 70 and older have hearing loss, but those who are of black race seem to have a protective effect against this loss, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers. These findings, published online Feb. 28 in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, […]

Going green in OR could reduce costs without risking safety

March 7, 2011

Johns Hopkins researchers say that they have identified practical strategies to implement environmentally friendly practices in operating rooms and other hospital facilities that could result in vastly reduced health care costs and pose no risk to patient safety. Experts say health care facilities are second only to the food industry in contributing to waste products […]

Traditional Chinese medicine mystery solved by researchers

March 7, 2011

Discovery of molecular mechanism reveals antitumor possibilities Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have discovered that a natural product isolated from a traditional Chinese medicinal plant commonly known as thunder god vine, or lei gong teng, and used for hundreds of years to treat many conditions including rheumatoid arthritis works by blocking gene control […]

Feet first? Old mitochondria might be responsible for neuropathy

March 7, 2011

The burning, tingling pain of neuropathy may affect feet and hands before other body parts because the powerhouses of nerve cells that supply the extremities age and become dysfunctional as they complete the long journey to these areas, Johns Hopkins scientists suggest in a new study. The finding may eventually lead to new ways to […]

Johns Hopkins team explores PARIS, finds key to Parkinson’s

March 7, 2011

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that PARIS—the protein—facilitates the most common form of Parkinson’s disease, which affects about 1 million older Americans. The findings of their study, published March 4 in Cell, could lead to important new targets for treatment. Previous research has shown that a protein dubbed parkin protects brain cells by “tagging” certain […]

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