Day: April 11, 2011

The Civil War at 150: A JHU perspective

April 11, 2011

Five days after the Union garrison at Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate troops, the Civil War erupted in Baltimore. Massachusetts militia, passing through the city en route to the nation’s capital, were fired on by Confederate sympathizers as they approached their railroad station destination. The bullets and resulting havoc left 16 dead and many more […]

Testing their wings

April 11, 2011

Seasoned researchers know to follow the spark of an idea wherever it may lead. At Johns Hopkins, even the youngest investigators are encouraged to do the same, thanks to the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards. Since 1993, PURAs have been helping students’ ideas take flight, whether the journey takes them across campus to a wet lab […]

More reasons to live near your work

April 11, 2011

Live Near Your Work, a program that helps Johns Hopkins Institutions employees buy homes in select Baltimore neighborhoods near Johns Hopkins campuses, has announced several enhancements that will provide larger base grants to eligible homebuyers and expanded opportunities to receive home-buying aid. The program also has added a new neighborhood to one of its target […]

Messenger kicks off yearlong campaign of Mercury science

April 11, 2011

On April 4, Messenger began its yearlong science campaign to understand the innermost planet. The spacecraft will fly around Mercury 700 times over the next 12 months, and its instruments will perform the first complete reconnaissance of the cratered planet’s geochemistry, geophysics, geological history, atmosphere, magnetosphere and plasma environment. “Messenger’s orbital commissioning phase, which we […]

Spring Fair, Physics Fair return to Homewood this weekend

April 11, 2011

Get ready for three days of fun, food and physics on the Homewood campus this weekend, when Johns Hopkins will celebrate its 40th student-run Spring Fair, paired for the eighth time with the annual Physics Fair. The festivities begin at noon on Friday, April 15, when Spring Fair’s arts and craft vendors and extensive food […]

APL announces eight winners of its inaugural Ignition Grants

April 11, 2011

A tiny robot for special operations troops, a better way for Johns Hopkins experts to meet, a civilian Cyber Defense Corps and on-site child care—these are just four of the eight inaugural winners of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Ignition Grants, announced April 1. Ignition Grants were introduced by APL Director Ralph Semmel in February […]

Gene linked to severity of autism’s social dysfunction

April 11, 2011

With the help of two sets of brothers with autism, Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a gene associated with autism that appears to be linked specifically to the severity of social-interaction deficits. The gene, known as GRIP1 for glutamate receptor interacting protein 1, is a blueprint for a traffic-directing protein at synapses—those specialized contact points […]

‘Universal’ virus-free method turns blood cells to beating heart cells

April 11, 2011

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a simplified, cheaper, all-purpose method they say can be used by scientists around the globe to more safely turn blood cells into heart cells. The method is virus-free and produces heart cells that beat with nearly 100 percent efficiency, they claim. “We took the recipe for this process from a […]

What value, and price, should be placed on new drugs?

April 11, 2011

The United States should pay close attention to how the United Kingdom carries out plans to assess a new drug’s worth using factors that go beyond clinical- and cost-effectiveness, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. In a commentary appearing in the April 7 issue of the New England Journal of […]

UCLA School of Nursing dean to talk on ‘Career in Leadership’

April 11, 2011

The School of Nursing this week welcomes Courtney Lyder, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, who will present a talk titled “A Career in Leadership: Do You See What I See?” The event will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Room 140. A reception will follow in the cafe. Lyder […]

All Children’s Hospital in Fla. joins Johns Hopkins Medicine

April 11, 2011

All Children’s Hospital, in St. Petersburg, Fla., is now a part of the Johns Hopkins Health System and a fully integrated member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. All Children’s is the first U.S. hospital outside the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., region to become integrated with JHM, which includes the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns […]

Tai Hwa Goh named artist in residence at Evergreen

April 11, 2011

Korean-born printmaker/paper installation artist Tai Hwa Goh has been named by Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen Museum & Library as the 10th “House Guest” in its highly acclaimed artist in residence program. The selection from more than 50 applicants from across North America was made by Baltimore-based artist, collector and museum patron Cathy Barbehenn. The House Guests […]

Three students recognized for contributions to the arts

April 11, 2011

Philip Wolf, a cellist and senior mathematics and economics major in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Johns Hopkins University’s Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts for 2011. Wolf’s $1,500 prize will be presented at a special luncheon in May. Krieger School seniors Clare Grechis and Andrew Lelin will receive […]

Bicyclist Nathan Krasnopoler not expected to recover

April 11, 2011

The parents of Nathan Krasnopoler, the Johns Hopkins student who was hit by a car when riding his bicycle Feb. 26 near the Homewood campus, released a statement last week saying that doctors at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have advised the family that the 20-year-old sophomore is not expected to recover any cognitive function. The […]

Education leaders to discuss ‘The Future of Teaching’

April 11, 2011

On Monday, April 25, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education will host a panel discussion titled “The Future of Teaching: New Common Core Standards, New Assessments and New Evaluations—What Does It All Mean for Students and Teachers?” at 6:30 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus. This is the third discussion in […]

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