Day: May 2, 2011

Charles Street renovation ready to go

May 2, 2011

Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation has green-lighted a major reconstruction and beautification of the North Charles Street corridor near the university’s Homewood campus—a project more than 10 years in the planning stages. The three-year  $25 million endeavor will serve many goals, primarily to enhance pedestrian safety, foster more rational traffic patterns, upgrade 100-year-old infrastructure under […]

The field surgeon

May 2, 2011

Early last month, Andrew Cosgarea stood in the rain hoping to be invisible. He prefers it that way. Dressed in a black Blue Jays rain jacket and tan Johns Hopkins baseball cap, he watched as the men’s lacrosse team took on the Great Danes of Albany on a chilly, rainy Friday night on Homewood Field. […]

Engineering for Professionals gives Md. STEM teachers free grad education

May 2, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals, part of the Whiting School of Engineering, will provide free tuition beginning with the summer term to Maryland public and private high school teachers who want to further their professional development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. “STEM teachers can have great influence on whether or not […]

New classroom technology to be demonstrated at MSE Library

May 2, 2011

Winners of the 2010–2011 Technology Fellows competition will demonstrate their technological innovations from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, on Q-Level of Homewood’s Milton S. Eisenhower Library. All of the winning faculty-student teams will be available for a hands-on demonstration, with projects covering a wide range of disciplines from the Krieger and Whiting […]

Expert on unethical medical research to speak in East Baltimore

May 2, 2011

Medical historian Susan Reverby, a nationally recognized expert on the notorious Tuskegee syphilis study, will give a community talk on Monday, May 9, in the East Baltimore headquarters of the charity organization Humanim. The nonprofit is housed in the historic American Brewery building, at 1701 N. Gay St. The special event is part of the […]

WSE student inventions to be showcased on two design days

May 2, 2011

Two of the Whiting School’s most elaborate year-end showcases for student inventions are scheduled next week on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. The events will spotlight long-term projects that have allowed students to apply their classroom skills to assignments similar to those they may encounter in the working world. The Department of Biomedical Engineering […]

Peabody Institute, Library open their doors for Flowermart

May 2, 2011

The Peabody Institute and the George Peabody Library will offer tours, talks and family activities during this year’s Flowermart festival. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Baltimore’s “rite of spring” will fill Mount Vernon Place with garden-related vendors from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. A do-it-yourself scavenger hunt will […]

Alice’s Wonderland Garden Party to benefit Evergreen Museum

May 2, 2011

The Evergreen Museum & Library Advisory Council’s inaugural Alice’s Wonderland Garden Party will welcome spring on Thursday, May 12, in the formal gardens of Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen Museum & Library. More than 200 guests are expected to travel down the rabbit hole from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at this new festive fundraiser for Evergreen Museum […]

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora to speak at SAIS

May 2, 2011

Fuad Siniora, who served as prime minister of Lebanon from 2005 to 2009, will speak at SAIS at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. Siniora, currently a member of Lebanon’s parliament and head of the Future Parliamentary Bloc, will discuss “The Arab Spring and the Future of the Middle East.” The event will be held […]

Commentary: Will minorities be left out of health care law provision?

May 2, 2011

Under provisions of the new health care law, hospitals and physician practices that form care-coordinating networks called accountable care organizations, or ACOs, could reap cost savings and other benefits. However, experts at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania warn that such networks could potentially be designed to exclude minorities and widen disparities in health […]

Aging-population study aims to improve quality of life for elderly

May 2, 2011

The National Health and Aging Trends Study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has begun enrolling study participants to examine how current and future aging populations can lead fuller, healthier lives. The study, which began data collection on May 1, is supported by the National Institute on Aging and […]

Shaping the future

May 2, 2011

Sonja Brookins Santelises, chief academic officer for Baltimore City Schools, speaking at the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s ‘Shaping the Future’ series last Monday. Santelises discussed how new teaching standards and assessments recently adopted by the Maryland State Board of Education would affect classroom teachers in Baltimore City. The event was the third in the […]

Jhpiego Tanzania team innovates to save a life

May 2, 2011

Members of Jhpiego’s Tanzania team put the organization’s motto—innovating to save lives—into practice in a most unexpected way recently. Four employees were returning to Dar es Saalam from a work trip when the driver spotted a crowd of people on the side of the road. He slowed, and the group tried to flag down the […]

Johns Hopkins Nursing offers new online EBP course

May 2, 2011

A new online course offered by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing will use evidence-based practice to solve problems faced by bedside nurses, nurse educators and nurse managers and leaders. It will be available in May for individuals or for health care organizations and schools of nursing that wish to make it available for their staff […]

Diversity Leadership Council seeks membership nominations

May 2, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council, which advises the president and senior leadership on diversity issues, is in the process of identifying new faculty, staff and students to serve as members. Among the council’s responsibilities are recommending and promoting policies, programs and other initiatives that will attract and retain a diverse mix of faculty, […]

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