Issue: 2011 July 5

O students, where art thou?

July 5, 2011

This summer, some Johns Hopkins students are packing the sunblock and flip-flops and taking a deserved rest from studies and exams, but others are using the warm-weather months to sample the real world and put what they learned in the classroom to use. Here’s a look at what five are up to this summer. Their […]

Johns Hopkins says ‘thank you’ to its staff

July 5, 2011

Staff recognition events were held in June for employees reaching service milestones of five, 10, 15 and 20-plus years with the university. Eligible staff members were contacted in the spring to select their length-of-service awards, which included watches, lapel pins, umbrellas and fleeces. Receptions, coordinated in partnership by individual schools and the Office of Work, […]

Calendar — July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011

BLOOD DRIVES Wed., July 13, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For more information, go to www .hopkinsworklife.org/community/blood_drive.html. To schedule a donation, go to www.membersforlife .org/rccm/mobilesch/login.php? sponsorcode=1008, or call 443-997-0338. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW LECTURES Tues., July 5, 8 p.m. “ATLAST: The Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope,” an STScI public […]

Classifieds — July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011

APARTMENT/HOUSES FOR RENT Broening Hwy at O’Donnell St, renov’d 2BR TH, 2 full BAs, all new amenities, club bsmt, priv prkng pad, no smoking/no pets, application and refs req’d. $1,500/mo + sec dep ($1,500) + utils. Chris, 443-255-9692. Canton, 3BR, 2.5BA EOG, open layout, 2 masters, CAC, W/D, 2-tier deck. 443-257-9453 or clairetamberino@yahoo.com. Canton, 2BR, […]

Johns Hopkins researchers create new mouse model of autism

July 5, 2011

In an effort to unravel the tangled biology of autism, Johns Hopkins scientists have created a mouse model that mimics a human mutation of a gene known to be associated with autism spectrum disorders. Experiments with the engineered mouse reveal a molecular mechanism by which mutations of the gene named Shank3 affect the brain and […]

Mellon Foundation grants $3 mill for humanities doctoral students

July 5, 2011

A $3 million endowment grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will increase support for doctoral students in the humanities in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins. The grant will primarily give stipends to doctoral students during the summer months, when they are preparing for field examinations, conducting research and writing theses. […]

Nineteen receive Fulbrights to study abroad in 2011–2012

July 5, 2011

Fifteen 2011 graduates, two graduate students and two recent alumni from across the university have been given the opportunity to study abroad during the 2011–2012 academic year through the prestigious Fulbright Program. Seventeen have accepted the grants, and two will study abroad through other programs. Johns Hopkins’ latest “Fulbrighters” from the Krieger School of Arts […]

To fix diabetic nerve damage, treat vessels and support cells

July 5, 2011

Blood vessels and supporting cells appear to be pivotal partners in repairing nerves ravaged by diabetic neuropathy, and nurturing their partnership with nerve cells might make the difference between success and failure in experimental efforts to regrow damaged nerves, Johns Hopkins researchers report in a new study. About 20 percent of diabetics experience neuropathy, a […]

Students take top prize with device that could cut dialysis risk

July 5, 2011

  A device that could reduce key health risks facing kidney-failure patients who are connected to dialysis machines has won a $10,000 first prize for Johns Hopkins graduate students in the 2011 ASME Innovation Showcase. The competition, involving 10 collegiate teams, was conducted earlier this month in Dallas at the annual meeting of the ASME, founded […]

Traditional tea celebrates Carrolls’ 211th anniversary

July 5, 2011

It’s not often you get invited to a 211th wedding anniversary celebration—or get to experience the life of one of Early America’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families. But both are possible on Sunday, July 17, on the Homewood campus. From 1 to 4 p.m., Homewood Museum, the former country house of Charles Carroll Jr. […]

JH-U-Turn nets $7,700 for UWay, Neighborhood Fund

July 5, 2011

It was another good year for JH-U-Turn. In its second outing, the “yard sale” of gently used electronics, books, furniture and clothing donated by moving-out students, along with faculty and staff, netted $7,700. The event, which took place June 11 in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center on the Homewood campus, was organized by Carrie […]

Center for Africana Studies hosts institute with NEH grant

July 5, 2011

The Center for Africana Studies is once again hosting its five-week summer institute, “Slaves, Soldiers, Rebels: Black Resistance in the Tropical Atlantic, 1760–1888,” on the Homewood campus. Twenty-five faculty members from colleges and universities across the country arrived in Baltimore in late June for the start of the summer institute, which continues through July 29. […]

JHM International elects Kersey chairman of board

July 5, 2011

Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the international arm of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has elected Christopher W. Kersey to become its new chairman of the board. Kersey is managing member of Camden Partners, a Baltimore-based private equity firm. He has been serving on the boards of trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital since […]

You are what you tweet: Tracking public health trends by Twitter

July 5, 2011

  Twitter allows millions of social media fans to comment in 140 characters or fewer on just about anything: an actor’s outlandish behavior, an earthquake’s tragic toll or the great taste of a grilled cheese sandwich. But by sifting through this busy flood of banter, is it possible to track important public health trends? Two […]

Tomaselli becomes president of American Heart Association

July 5, 2011

Gordon F. Tomaselli, professor and director of the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, became president of the American Heart Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization focused on cardiovascular disease and stroke, on July 1. Tomaselli is the seventh Johns Hopkins faculty member to serve as president of the […]

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