Category: Community

Best of Baltimore Research

July 9, 2012

A Baltimore-based study, led by scientists at Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging and published in 2010, found that African-Americans with incomes below the poverty line have a significantly higher risk of chronic kidney disease than higher-income African-Americans or whites of any socioeconomic status. After completing this study, School of Medicine faculty member Deidra […]

A great big family picnic

June 25, 2012

Almost 1,700 staff members, faculty and their families attended the JHU Staff Appreciation Picnic held June 8 on the grounds of Johns Hopkins at Eastern, where a catered BBQ dinner was served by members of the administration, and attendees played carnival games and sang karaoke. “The picnic is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and thank […]

Be prepared: July marks start of Charles Street reconstruction

June 25, 2012

Charles Street reconstruction is finally about to begin. Baltimore City has awarded a construction contract, and work is expected to begin in July on rebuilding the roadway from 25th Street north past the university’s Homewood campus to University Parkway. In a letter sent last week to faculty, staff and students, Greg Smith and Michael Sullivan […]

New elementary school breaks ground

June 11, 2012

Today more than 300 East Baltimore students, residents and supporters are expected to join Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, other city and state officials and Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University, for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new $43 million state-of-the-art elementary school and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center. The event […]

A big shake

May 29, 2012

Showing sportsmanship by shaking hands before their chess match are Brandon Boles, a pre-K student at Pimlico Elementary, and Jaylon Simpson, a first-grader at Alexander Hamilton Elementary. The duo competed in the citywide chess tournament held May 22 in Homewood’s Glass Pavilion. Simpson finished the day undefeated and was crowned the Baltimore Kids Chess League […]

Recipes for learning

May 29, 2012

Nearly 800 fourth-graders from seven elementary schools in Montgomery County learned bread baking and, at the same time, basic principles in chemistry, math and measurement, through the King Arthur Flour Life Skills Bread Baking Program, which was held on two days last week on the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, Md. The day […]

Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund helps 21 local nonprofits

May 29, 2012

Twenty-one local nonprofit organizations have received financial support from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund in the form of grants totaling nearly $263,000. Sixty-six agencies applied in February for funding, with requests totaling nearly $800,000 for projects that address the needs of communities around Johns Hopkins campuses in the areas of public safety, health, employment, education […]

Sowing the seeds of community

October 31, 2011

A community garden will take root this fall on the Johns Hopkins at Eastern campus, thanks to the nurturing efforts of a small group of students and the support of several university offices. The garden was the idea of representatives from Real Food Hopkins, a student-run group committed to bringing local, sustainable, humane and fair food […]

Hundreds of helping hands

October 3, 2011

The collective power of one university was on full display for the 2011 President’s Day of Service. Nearly 1,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni turned out on Sept. 24 to lend a hand to local nonprofit organizations and community centers in Baltimore and beyond. Participants took part in more than 40 projects. They planted gardens, […]

Neighborhood get-together

September 26, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University and the Charles Village Business Association hosted the seventh annual JHU Convergence block party on Sunday, Sept. 18. Johns Hopkins students and administrators, including President Ron Daniels; residents from the neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood campus; and locally oriented exhibitors came together to celebrate the community and enjoy the free food, a […]

Envisioning a community-changing school

September 23, 2011

A fledgling K-8 East Baltimore charter school represents a “poignant, vivid, and galvanizing place” for Johns Hopkins University to reaffirm its commitment to the present and future fortunes of the community, said Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels in his remarks Sept. 20 as inaugural speaker for the 2011–2012 Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends […]

Johns Hopkins University lends hundreds of hands

September 19, 2011

They will divide and volunteer, for Baltimore’s sake. Nearly 1,000 Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff and alumni will fan out over Baltimore and beyond on Saturday to lend a hand to local nonprofit organizations and community centers. The President’s Day of Service, organized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Social Concern, was spearheaded by President […]

First designs to be shown for East Balto. Community School

September 19, 2011

Preliminary designs for the East Baltimore Community School will be presented at two Architecture Open Houses this week: from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the school’s temporary location (1101 N. Wolfe St.) and from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Armstrong Building on the JHMI East Baltimore […]

Johns Hopkins readies for Baltimore Book Festival

September 19, 2011

The George Peabody Library, the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Sheridan Libraries will jointly host 18 activities in the exhibit hall and stack room of the university’s historic Peabody Library during this weekend’s Baltimore Book Festival. The event will be held in Mount Vernon from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. […]

Summer in the city

August 15, 2011

Kenneth Felsenstein got his hands dirty this summer, and loved every minute of it. Felsenstein, a public health major, interned at Blue Water Baltimore, a restoration, education and advocacy nonprofit that aims for cleaner water in the city’s rivers, streams and harbor. The organization, founded last fall, merged five separate agencies: the Jones Falls Watershed Association, […]

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