Issue: 2011 November 7

NSF funds massive data ‘pipeline’

November 7, 2011

Financed by a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant, one of the world’s fastest and most advanced scientific computer networks—one capable of transferring in and out of The Johns Hopkins University per day the amount of data equivalent to 80 million file cabinets filled with text—will be built on the university’s Homewood campus, with support […]

‘Future of American Cities’ is subject of panel discussion

November 7, 2011

The JHU Center for Social Concern and Tribe Inc. will present a nonpartisan panel discussion called “The Future of American Cities: Opportunities and Challenges” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus. Moderated by Anthony McCarthy of WEAA 89.9 FM, and encompassing a broad spectrum of ideological perspectives, […]

Study shows efforts to heal the Chesapeake Bay are working

November 7, 2011

Efforts to reduce the flow of fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay appear to be giving a boost to the bay’s health, a new study that analyzed 60 years of water-quality data has concluded. The study, published in the November issue of Estuaries and Coasts, was conducted by researchers from The […]

CTY Talent Search for gifted 2nd- to 8th-graders is under way

November 7, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth offers academic summer programs, travel opportunities, awards and more to gifted learners in grades two through eight. Families interested in 2012 summer programs at sites around the country (nearby locations include school and college campuses in Baltimore and Montgomery County) should have their children tested as part of […]

Hot Jobs — November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

Homewood Office of Human Resources Wyman Park Building, Suite W600 410-516-7196 Critical postings within our Homewood Division include the following three positions; applications are being accepted for these immediate opportunities. For detailed job descriptions and to apply, go to jobs.jhu.edu. 50367 Annual Giving Data Specialist 50431 Human Resources Services Representative 50246 Administrative Coordinator School of […]

Outbreaks: Experts discuss roles of social media, medical response teams

November 7, 2011

Anthony S. Fauci, the renowned longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his groundbreaking work in battling the HIV/AIDS pandemic and establishing national biodefense programs, will lead a panel of disaster preparedness experts today, Nov. 7, as part of this fall’s Johns […]

Virtual technology prepares Johns Hopkins University nurses for reality

November 7, 2011

Virtual 3-D technology is the latest innovative, state-of-the-art instruction method that will prepare Johns Hopkins nurses to be leaders of tomorrow. The technology, known as Second Life, will provide simulation scenarios allowing faculty and preceptors to practice real-life situations on virtual “patients” and “nursing students” without the anxiety of working with actual human beings. A […]

Johns Hopkins awarded $10 mill to reduce surgical infections

November 7, 2011

Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has been awarded $10 million for a project designed to reduce surgical-site infections and other major complications of colon surgery. The money comes from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the project is in partnership […]

JHU Press Night brings authors to the Ivy Book Shop Nov. 11

November 7, 2011

Meet some of the JHU Press’ local authors and get a jump on holiday gifts at the Ivy Book Shop’s JHU Press Night from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. More than a dozen Press authors will be on hand to meet guests and sign books, including Gil Sandler (Home Front Baltimore); Cindy […]

Classifieds — November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Bolton Hill, studio/1BR apt, huge windows, fp, full kitchen, deck, yd, priv prkng, huge BA w/double vanities, sep shower, soaking tub, can be partly furn’d, great for short-term residents. $950/mo. erasmocha@yahoo.com. Deep Creek Lake/Wisp, cozy 2BR cabin w/full kitchen, call for wkly/wknd rentals. 410-638-9417 or jzpics@yahoo.com (for pics). Ellicott City, spacious 3BR, […]

Latting of Undergrad Admissions tapped for position at Emory

November 7, 2011

John F. Latting, who has headed Undergraduate Admissions at Homewood since 2001, has been appointed assistant vice provost for undergraduate enrollment and dean of admission at Emory University. Latting will move into his new role over the next few months. At Emory, he will be responsible for recruiting freshman classes for the undergraduate schools on […]

Season’s first Discovery concert at the BMA set for Saturday

November 7, 2011

The Johannes String Quartet will open the 2011–2012 free Discovery Series of concerts, presented at the Baltimore Museum of Art by the Shriver Hall Concert Series. The quartet, whose New York appearances include Carnegie Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, brings together the principal cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the principal […]

Brains come wired for cooperation, JHU neuroscientist asserts

November 7, 2011

When legal commentator Nancy Grace and her partner danced a lively rumba to Spandau Ballet’s 1980s hit True on Dancing With the Stars, more was going on in her brain than worry about her footwork. Deep in Grace’s cortex, millions of neurons were hard at work doing what they apparently had been built to do: […]

Johns Hopkins University researcher wins prize for breast cancer biomarker studies

November 7, 2011

A Johns Hopkins breast cancer re–searcher is the recipient of a $50,000 award designed to encourage rapid translation of her basic research on biomarkers into a commercially available test that could predict the best treatment options for some women with breast cancer. Sara Sukumar, co-director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer […]

Community Public Health chair named at School of Nursing

November 7, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has selected Christine Savage as chair of the Department of Community Public Health, beginning Jan. 1. “The faculty found her to be passionate and enthusiastic about public health nursing with an exciting and clear vision for the department and for advancing the school’s role in community nursing,” said […]

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