Issue: 2011 November 28

Surprising new estimate: One in five Americans has hearing loss

November 28, 2011

Nearly a fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers and published Nov. 14 in Archives of Internal Medicine. The findings, thought to be the first nationally representative estimate of hearing loss, suggest that […]

School of Education forum will look at ‘Future Directions in Education’ in U.S.

November 28, 2011

The Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Shaping the Future series, which examines critical issues in education, will host on Monday, Dec. 5, a panel of nationally recognized experts discussing education reform in the United States. “Future Directions in Education: What Will Work Best for Students?” will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium […]

80-plus years of the Woman’s Club

November 28, 2011

They aided the war effort in the 1940s, wrapped presents for returning veterans and, in more recent years, have supported local schools and awarded scholarships to Johns Hopkins students in multiple divisions. But let it be said, in their day, the members of the Woman’s Club of The Johns Hopkins University could throw one doozy […]

Classifieds — November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Brewers Hill, rehabbed 2BR, 2.5BA TH, gourmet kitchen, fin’d bsmt, no pets, avail Feb 1. $1,850/mo. 410-303-1214 or hudsonstreetrental@hotmail.com. Canton, 2BR, 2BA waterfront condo, W/D, 2 garage prkng spaces, avail Feb 2012, pics avail. $3,000/mo + utils. cpruva@yahoo .com. Deep Creek Lake/Wisp, cozy 2BR cabin w/full kitchen, call for wkly/wknd rentals. 410-638-9417 […]

Cheers — November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Henry Mosley, professor emeritus in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health with a joint appointment in International Health, has received the American Public Health Association’s Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of international health. Biostatistics faculty members Brian Caf-fo, Ciprian Crainiceanu, Han Liu […]

Jhpiego receives USAID funding for program in Angola

November 28, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded Jhpiego a cooperative agreement of $33 million over five years to implement SASH: Strengthening Angolan Systems for Health. The project will support the government of Angola’s Revitalization of Municipal Health Services Strategy, or RMHSS, to ensure that essential health services are available in every health facility in […]

School of Education welcomes two visiting fellows for 2011–12

November 28, 2011

Peter Groff and Julie Mikuta are serving as visiting fellows at the School of Education for the 2011–12 school year. The program is a key component of the school’s vision to bring together traditional and nontraditional education innovators and their ideas to impact education reform and change the way schools of education operate. Groff is […]

Addressing disparities in education

November 28, 2011

With an eye on the health of urban youth, The Johns Hopkins University will host a regional conference this week focused on addressing disparities in education. The all-day conference, to be held on the East Baltimore campus, will bring together education leaders at Johns Hopkins and other area colleges, medical experts, community leaders and others […]

Scientists find evidence for subsurface ‘great lake’ on Europa

November 28, 2011

In a finding of significance in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists have discovered locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes, an area that could represent a new potential habitat for life. In a Nov. […]

Are you a chili maker or a baker? Help support the United Way

November 28, 2011

The ninth annual Chili Cook-Off/Bake-Off to benefit the JHU Campaign for United Way of Central Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund takes place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, in Levering’s Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus. Chili makers and bakers can bring their talents to the table by signing up […]

Milestones — November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTERS 15 years of service Schaffner, Melanie, Johns Hopkins University Press   5 years of service Bonner, Ricardo, Jhpiego Weinzapfel, Joshua, Jhpiego   BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 25 years of service King, Florence, Facilities   15 years of service Allen, Rhonda, Office of Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration Johnson, […]

Carey School holds symposium on health care industry standards

November 28, 2011

How might scientific advances affect compliance rules for pharmaceutical and medical device companies? Is it possible, or even desirable, to create global regulatory standards for the quality and inspection of health care products? What is the best method for predicting a product’s performance? Experts from the medical, legal, regulatory and academic fields will address these […]

Peabody rings in the holidays with series of concerts

November 28, 2011

Peabody’s musical celebration of the holidays begins Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 and 2, when the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, led by Mark Cudek, will perform Godly and Spirituall Songs, a program of Christmas music from the British Isles. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, the Peabody’s Children’s Chorus, directed by Doreen Falby, […]

Historic house museums ready to celebrate the holiday season

November 28, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University’s historic house museums, Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library, will showcase the sights and sounds of the season with lavishly decorated period rooms, artfully trimmed trees, music by candlelight and other holiday activities during their annual Season of Celebration, which begins Saturday, Dec. 3, and runs through New Year’s Eve. […]

Testing of seafood imported into U.S. inadequate

November 28, 2011

Finfish, shrimp and seafood products are some of the most widely traded foods, and about 85 percent of seafood consumed in the United States is imported. A new study by researchers from the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that testing of imported seafood by the […]

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