Day: May 23, 2011

Pomp and ceremonies close year

May 23, 2011

The 2010–2011 academic year culminates this week with a big “green” bash and a flurry of ceremonies to celebrate JHU’s new pack of alumni. In an effort to promote a more unified Johns Hopkins family, the university last year fused the universitywide commencement ceremony with the Homewood undergraduate diploma ceremony for one grand graduation observance. […]

Thanks, volunteers, for making it happen

May 23, 2011

Two years ago, Tasmim Anwar strode up the aisle on Homewood Field to receive a bachelor’s degree in applied math and statistics. She described the day as “momentous.” In fact, she enjoyed the experience so much she came back for more. The following May, Anwar returned to Homewood Field on commencement day, this time to […]

The big question: Should you shake hands at graduation?

May 23, 2011

Just how many germs are you spreading with a handshake? Graduations are a celebration of achievement and growth, but could all the pomp and circumstance increase your risk of exposure to harmful bacteria? A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined the risk of acquiring pathogenic bacteria such as […]

Class acts

May 23, 2011

What makes a great teacher, you ask? Is it one who entertains while imparting knowledge, or one who gives it to you straight? One who holds your hand while you’re learning, or one who let’s you figure it out on your own? It all depends—on you, the subject and, of course, the teacher. What the […]

Glenn Bieler named VP for communications and public affairs

May 23, 2011

Glenn M. Bieler, now associate vice president for university marketing and communications at Case Western Reserve University, has been appointed vice president for communications and public affairs at The Johns Hopkins University. Bieler, who has focused his career on innovative, strategic communications that bring organizations closer to the audiences most important to their success, will […]

Yash Gupta to step down as dean of Carey Business School

May 23, 2011

Yash P. Gupta, founding dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, will step down from his post at the end of the academic year. In a broadcast message announcing Gupta’s decision to the Johns Hopkins community, President Ronald J. Daniels said, “The establishment of the Carey Business School in 2007 marked a landmark moment […]

Search committee formed for successor to Edward D. Miller

May 23, 2011

A search committee has been formed to identify a successor to Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty of the School of Medicine, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and vice president for medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, who has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2012. Francis B. “Frank” Burch, the incoming […]

What one grad taught—and learned from—some Baltimore boys

May 23, 2011

Karen Hong came to the William Donald Schaefer House for Boys in Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill neighborhood as a freshman four years ago, believing she had something to teach the 14- to 18-year-olds receiving residential drug and alcohol treatment at the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services facility. But it didn’t take her long to discover that […]

Pre-K students come to play—and learn—at JHU

May 23, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Whiting School of Engineering and Peabody Institute joined together on Thursday to host more than 40 students from Samuel Morse Elementary School in West Baltimore as Baltimore City Public Schools launched its new citywide initiative called Pre-K at Play. The program’s goal is for pre-K students to get […]

‘The Gazette’ begins biweekly summer schedule today

May 23, 2011

With this issue, The Gazette begins its biweekly summer schedule; the paper will be published on June 6, June 20, July 5, July 18, Aug. 1 and Aug. 15. The weekly schedule will resume on Aug. 29, the first week of the academic year. Calendar items and classifieds should be submitted by noon on Monday […]

Regal chairs of early America on display at Evergreen Museum

May 23, 2011

Though 18th-century Americans rebelled against the idea of a monarchy for the new country, they often borrowed from royal design vocabularies to create chairs for local, regional and national leaders. The American Throne: Royal Seating for a Democratic Venue, an exhibit opening this week at Evergreen Museum & Library, explores the ongoing redefinition of monarchical […]

JH-U-Turn sale returns to Homewood campus in June

May 23, 2011

The Homewood campus’s Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center was packed last year when JH-U-Turn debuted as a one-stop shopping destination for no-longer-needed household and personal items. The sale returns in June to benefit the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund and the United Way campaign. JH-U-Turn is designed to help reduce waste and support a good cause […]

Gene variation linked to infertility in women

May 23, 2011

A variation in a gene involved in regulating cholesterol in the bloodstream also appears to affect progesterone production in women, making it a likely culprit in a substantial number of cases of their infertility, a new study from Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The Johns Hopkins group has also developed a simple blood test for this […]

As time goes by, it gets much tougher to ‘just remember this’

May 23, 2011

It’s something we just accept: the fact that the older we get, the more difficulty we seem to have remembering things. We can leave our cars in the same parking lot each morning, but unless we park in the same space each and every day, it’s a challenge eight hours later to recall whether we […]

Blood pressure drug losartan shows some muscle

May 23, 2011

Using geriatric mice, a Johns Hopkins research team has shown that losartan, a commonly used blood pressure drug, not only improves regeneration of injured muscle but also protects against its wasting away from inactivity. A report on the old drug’s new role, which is prompting preparations for a clinical trial of losartan in older adults, […]

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