Issue: 2011 December 12

By withholding trust in negotiations, parties ‘pay a price’

December 12, 2011

Studies have long documented that people from different cultures negotiate in different ways, though it is unclear why this happens. But a new research paper argues that different levels of trust account for these divergent bargaining strategies, with negotiators from less-trusting cultures engaging in counterproductive behaviors that lead to poor outcomes. Recently published in the […]

Notices — December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

Funding for Musculoskeletal Research Projects — The Johns Hopkins Center for Musculoskeletal Research announces the availability of funding for pilot and feasibility projects. The CMR funds are available to encourage innovative research in pathogenic mechanisms, basic science and therapeutic approaches related to muscle and bone research. Three grants of $30,000 (direct costs only) for a […]

Degrees of failure: Many high school graduates are unprepared

December 12, 2011

A significant number of American teenagers graduate from high school unprepared to take their next big steps toward adulthood, according to a study by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Arizona’s Center for the Study of Higher Education. More than 40 percent of high-schoolers do not follow a college preparatory track or […]

Trauma patients more likely to die at hospitals serving minorities

December 12, 2011

Seriously injured patients cared for at hospitals serving larger numbers of minorities are significantly more likely to die than those treated at hospitals serving mostly whites, regardless of the race of the patient, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The racial makeup of the general patient population in a trauma care facility may be a major […]

Calendar — December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

COLLOQUIA Wed., Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m. “Signatures of Supermassive Black Hole Coalescence,” an STSci colloquium with Tamara Bogdanovic, University of Maryland. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW Wed., Dec. 14, 4:30 p.m. “New Methods and Results—Old Problem: AraC,” a Biology colloquium with Robert Schleif, KSAS. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW DISCUSSION/ TALKS Wed., Dec. 14, 2 p.m. […]

Institute for retired faculty launched at Krieger School

December 12, 2011

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has taken a significant step to retain the expertise, talents and wisdom of its distinguished veteran faculty. In an effort to underscore the importance of research among retired Krieger School faculty, President Ronald J. Daniels and Dean Katherine S. Newman recently announced the establishment of The Academy at […]

Bioethicist Ruth Faden receives lifetime achievement award

December 12, 2011

Ruth Faden, founding director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, is a co-recipient with her husband, bioethicist Tom L. Beauchamp, of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research Ethics from Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research. The award, presented Dec. 3 at the 2011 Advancing Ethical Research Conference at the Gaylord Hotel […]

Hodson Trust awards Johns Hopkins nearly $2 mill

December 12, 2011

The Hodson Trust this month awarded nearly $2 million to Johns Hopkins University to support undergraduate scholarships, research in oncology and nephrology, and the Hodson Curator of the University Archives. The grant was awarded Dec. 1 following the annual Hodson Scholars Luncheon, at which two students expressed their gratitude for the Hodson Trust’s support. Pictured […]

Online J-List offers housing listings, discussion forums

December 12, 2011

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement has launched J-List, an online resource providing housing classifieds and discussion forums. Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students and retirees who want to buy, sell, rent or share their home can list them on the site, and users will be able to search the database by home type and […]

Solving unknown causes of inherited diseases

December 12, 2011

The McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins, in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, has been named one of three Mendelian Disorders Genome Centers by the National Human Genome Research Institute and will receive $16 million over the next four years to identify causes of genetic disease. The center will be called the […]

Alexander Szalay wins Microsoft’s Jim Gray eScience Award

December 12, 2011

Johns Hopkins astrophysicist and computer scientist Alexander Szalay, a national leader in advancing understanding of the role of computing in discovery across a wide range of scientific disciplines, has been recognized by the Microsoft Corp. with a Jim Gray eScience Award. Szalay, the Alumni Centennial Professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and […]

East Baltimore Community School to receive funding for library

December 12, 2011

The East Baltimore Community School, run by Johns Hopkins in partnership with Morgan State University, was announced last week as one of four recipients of funding from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s Baltimore Elementary/Middle School Library Project. The multimillion dollar, multiyear initiative, which involves more than 15 community and government partners, will work with […]

Researchers discover why many cells are better than one

December 12, 2011

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have quantified the number of possible decisions that an individual cell can make after receiving a cue from its environment and, surprisingly, it’s only two. The first-of-its-kind study combines live-cell experiments and math to convert the inner workings of the cell decision-making process into a universal mathematical language, allowing information processing […]

Jhpiego to lead $55 million five-year project in Indonesia

December 12, 2011

Jhpiego has been awarded a $55 million five-year cooperative agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development to collaborate on the implementation of Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival in Indonesia. The EMAS program will improve quality of maternal and neonatal health services at 150 hospitals and increase efficiency and effectiveness in referral systems between their […]

Ovary removal in young women linked to bone thinning, arthritis

December 12, 2011

Having both ovaries removed before age 45 is strongly associated with low bone mineral density and arthritis in later years, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins oncologists and epidemiologists. The analysis covered several thousand women who took part in a U.S. government–sponsored multiyear national health study, and excluded women whose ovaries were removed […]

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