Day: May 16, 2011

Benefits package to be reviewed

May 16, 2011

The university has embarked on a comprehensive review of its benefits package with the aim of reducing costs by $15 million annually, while still working to maintain Johns Hopkins’ highly competitive and broad faculty and staff offerings. The university will examine current benefits, look at peer institutions as benchmarks and consider alternatives to existing practices […]

Pens with potential win global health prize

May 16, 2011

Could simple tests using chemical-filled pens and costing less than a penny per test save the lives of thousands of pregnant women and newborns in impoverished areas? A low-cost Antenatal Screening Kit that aims to accomplish this goal won the grand prize last week for a team of Johns Hopkins graduate students who entered an […]

Summer in the city: A big draw for students

May 16, 2011

The university’s Center for Social Concern unveiled a new student program last fall, not sure what reaction it would get. Here was the pitch: Spend the better part of the summer in Baltimore interning at a nonprofit community-based organization or city social service agency. The program had 25 slots. More than 200 students applied. “The […]

Sarah Steinberg is named vice provost for student affairs

May 16, 2011

Sarah B. Steinberg, an 18-year veteran of The Johns Hopkins University who rose through the ranks in the Whiting School of Engineering and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to become interim vice provost for student affairs, has formally accepted the position of vice provost for student affairs. An engineer by education and training, Steinberg […]

19 local nonprofits receive grants from JH Neighborhood Fund

May 16, 2011

Nineteen local nonprofit organizations are receiving financial support from the 2011 Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund in the form of grants totaling nearly $222,000. Fifty-five agencies applied for funding in February, with requests totaling nearly $850,000 for projects that address the needs of communities around Johns Hopkins campuses in the areas of public safety, health, employment, […]

Marking a milestone

May 16, 2011

Members of the Johns Hopkins community celebrated a milestone in the construction of the Homewood campus’s Brody Learning Commons on Monday, May 9. The topping out ceremony, which included placing a beam that had been signed by students, faculty and staff into the building’s structure, marked the completion of the first phase of the project. […]

Engineering students wheel out their capstone projects

May 16, 2011

During two engineering design showcases last week, Whiting School students demonstrated that they had learned to think big—and, in some cases, think small. At events on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses, biomedical and mechanical engineering students described the many months they had spent brainstorming, designing and testing their prototypes. They also displayed and demonstrated […]

Yeung Center for Collaborative China Studies announces first grants

May 16, 2011

The growing number of undergraduates with an interest in China may soon be able to visit the source to hone their language skills and delve into China-centric subjects. A study abroad program in collaboration with Nanjing University’s Institute for International Students is one of the first proposals receiving funding from the Benjamin and Rhea Yeung […]

A congressional visit

May 16, 2011

Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation and senior Johns Hopkins leadership visited the East Baltimore Development Inc.’s New East Side redevelopment project last week to assess progress on the $1.8 billion 88-acre neighborhood revitalization effort just north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus. On hand were Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Reps. Elijah Cummings, […]

Internal Revenue commissioner to speak at Leaders + Legends

May 16, 2011

Douglas H. Shulman, commissioner of Internal Revenue, is the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series on Wednesday, May 18. The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. in the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. The title of his remarks is “Leading Around Corners: Meeting Today’s Challenges […]

JHU geneticist elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 16, 2011

Harry C. “Hal” Dietz III, the Victor A. McKusick Professor of Genetics and Medicine at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is one of 72 new members of the National Academy of Sciences, an honorary society that advises the government on scientific matters. […]

Michael Strine, VP for finance, named exec VP, COO of UVA

May 16, 2011

Daniel Ennis, senior vice president for finance and administration, announced last week that Michael Strine, vice president for finance, chief financial officer and treasurer of the university, will be leaving Johns Hopkins on June 30 to become executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Virginia. In his new post, Strine will […]

Jerry Schnydman, exec assistant to president, announces retirement

May 16, 2011

Jerome “Jerry” Schnydman, secretary of the board of trustees and executive assistant to the president, has announced his retirement from the university, effective June 30, 2012. With his departure, Johns Hopkins loses an admired figure who forged a legend on the lacrosse field nearly 40 years ago and then gave his alma mater more than […]

Butterflies are free

May 16, 2011

Reminding guests that Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles ‘and are welcomed wherever they go,’ university and Berman Institute of Bioethics leaders released four dozen of the ‘Danaus plexippus’ with the hope that the work done at the institute ‘will find similar reception around the globe.’ The butterflies took flight serenaded by members of Johns […]

Risk adjustment software to support health care reform

May 16, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is launching an updated version of the Johns Hopkins ACG System to support federal health care reform. Developed in 1991, the Adjusted Clinical Groups System is an industry standard risk adjustment and predictive modeling software originally developed by a team of researchers from the Bloomberg School. The […]

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