Issue: 2011 August 15

Work hard, play hard

August 15, 2011

Students in the Center for Talented Youth summer program in Carlisle, Pa., catch a water break during a recent heat wave. More than 9,200 students at 25 locations participated in CTY’s summer programs, which ended Aug. 5.

Joseph Brady, pioneering behavioral neuroscientist, dies at 89

August 15, 2011

Joseph Vincent Brady, an internationally renowned behavioral scientist and a Johns Hopkins faculty member for more than 40 years, died July 29 at the age of 89. He will be remembered, his colleagues say, not just as a researcher but as a revered teacher and mentor, successful program builder, avid boater and engaging man with […]

Calendar — August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

BLOOD DRIVES Wed., Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive.  For more information, email johnshopkinsblooddrive@ jhmi.edu or call 410-614-0913. Hopkins@Eastern. DISCUSSIONS/TALKS Tues., Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m. “U.S.–Pakistan Relations: Strategic or Transactional?” a SAIS South Asia Studies Program discussion with Riaz Mohammad Khan, former foreign secretary of Pakistan. For information or […]

Young black patients on dialysis do worse than white counterparts

August 15, 2011

For years, medical studies have reached the same conclusion: African-American patients do better on kidney dialysis than their white counterparts. But new Johns Hopkins research, published Aug. 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that younger blacks—those under the age of 50—actually do much worse on dialysis than equally sick whites who […]

Three faculty named fellows in American Academy of Nursing

August 15, 2011

Three Johns Hopkins faculty members have been named fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. Haera Han, Linda Rose and Christine Goeschel were among 142 nursing leaders from across the country chosen for one of the most prestigious honors in nursing. Academy fellows hold a variety of positions such as association executives; university presidents, chancellors […]

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, […]

Milestones — August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTERS 30 years of service Hamblen, Carolyn, Johns Hopkins University Press   25 years of service Garrity, Natalie, Johns Hopkins University Press   20 years of service West, Linda, Johns Hopkins University Press   10 years of service Chang, Sook, Center for Talented Youth   5 years of service Blumenfeld, Nicole, Johns […]

Teach for America ranks Johns Hopkins on top contributors list

August 15, 2011

Teach for America has reported that nearly 8 percent of Johns Hopkins seniors applied last year to the program and that 25 of the 2011 graduates have joined the incoming corps. That number puts Johns Hopkins on the top contributors list for the first time, coming in tied at 14th for medium-sized colleges and universities. […]

Have you kissed a frog? A tradition returns to Johns Hopkins Nursing

August 15, 2011

Legend has it that something magical happens when you kiss a frog—but sometimes it takes several attempts to capture that magic. At the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, it takes only one smooch with an amphibian and a celebration begins. Kissing the Frog, the unusual tradition of hugging and kissing the school’s courtyard frog […]

Notices — August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

HSO Auditions — Auditions for the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will be held from Thursday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 10. The audition is open to all Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff and alumni and to community members. Learn more about HSO at www.jhu.edu/jhso. For more audition information, and to sign up for a time, go […]

Timetable changed for Charles Street construction

August 15, 2011

The early November planned shutdown of Charles Street between 29th Street and University Parkway near the Homewood campus has been delayed until after Jan. 1, 2012. A specific time is not yet known, and the university is awaiting new dates from the city’s Department of Transportation, according to Larry Kilduff, executive director of Facilities Management. […]

Blue Jay Shuttle goes fixed route

August 15, 2011

A significantly revised and enhanced shuttle service at Homewood is ready for liftoff. Effective Aug. 24, the Blue Jay Shuttle service will operate on a new fixed-route evening schedule in an area proximate to the Homewood campus. Under the new system, the fleet of vans will depart from Mason Hall—seen as the shuttle’s transportation hub—starting at […]

Agriculture expert Thompson joins SAIS as visiting scholar

August 15, 2011

Robert L. Thompson, a leading expert in the field of agriculture, has joined the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies as a visiting scholar. Thompson, who is based at SAIS’s Energy, Resources and Environment and International Development programs, most recently held the Gardner Endowed Chair in Agricultural Policy at the […]

Human rights violations undermine medical professionalism

August 15, 2011

Doctors need to become more aware of how governments subtly but profoundly interfere with their professional obligations, with the result that patients’ human rights are violated, a law scholar at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics says in a commentary published Aug. 3 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The JAMA article […]

Homewood Museum gift shop plans sale during Orientation

August 15, 2011

The Homewood Museum gift shop will be running a sale during New Student Orientation, from Aug. 24 to 28. Everyone with a valid Johns Hopkins ID will receive a 20 percent discount on all merchandise, excluding consignment items.  

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