Issue: 2011 September 19

Envisioning a community-changing school

September 23, 2011

A fledgling K-8 East Baltimore charter school represents a “poignant, vivid, and galvanizing place” for Johns Hopkins University to reaffirm its commitment to the present and future fortunes of the community, said Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels in his remarks Sept. 20 as inaugural speaker for the 2011–2012 Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends […]

Oil, gas operations in Gulf claim 139 lives in helicopter crashes

September 19, 2011

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy finds that helicopters that service the drilling platforms and vessels in the Gulf of Mexico crash on average more than six times per year, resulting in an average of five deaths per year. From 1983 to 2009, 178 crashes resulted in […]

Calendar — September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

COLLOQUIA Tues., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. “The Value of (Performative) Acts,” an Anthropology colloquium with Michael Lambek, University of Toronto. 400 Macaulay.  HW Tues., Sept. 20, 4:15 p.m. “One-Electron Oxidations of Phenols and Thiols: PCET and Otherwise,” a Chemistry colloquium with David Stanbury, Auburn University. 233 Remsen.  HW Wed., Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. “Activation, Termination […]

Five engineering doctoral students named Siebel Scholars

September 19, 2011

Five Johns Hopkins graduate students who are applying the latest advances in biology and technology to the prevention and treatment of health problems such as cancer and brain disorders have been named to the 2012 class of Siebel Scholars. The merit-based program provides $35,000 to each student for use in his or her final year […]

Smithsonian Museum Day offers free admission

September 19, 2011

The university’s Homewood and Evergreen museums are taking part in the nationwide Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 24. For one day only, participating museums and cultural institutions across the country are offering free admission to readers and visitors, allowing the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian’s Washington, D.C.–based facilities to be emulated across the country. […]

Free flu shots begin Sept. 27 for eligible university employees

September 19, 2011

The 2011 influenza vaccine will be administered free of charge to eligible employees of The Johns Hopkins University beginning late this month. The vaccination sessions begin on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and continue at locations across the university over a two-week span through Tuesday, Oct. 11. A full schedule of vaccination sessions is online. Again this […]

Johns Hopkins University lends hundreds of hands

September 19, 2011

They will divide and volunteer, for Baltimore’s sake. Nearly 1,000 Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff and alumni will fan out over Baltimore and beyond on Saturday to lend a hand to local nonprofit organizations and community centers. The President’s Day of Service, organized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Social Concern, was spearheaded by President […]

Johns Hopkins astronomer wins 2011 Balzan Prize

September 19, 2011

Johns Hopkins University astronomer Joseph Silk has been awarded the 2011 Balzan Prize, for his pioneering work on the infant universe. The $950,000 award is given annually to people or organizations that have made outstanding achievements in the fields of the natural sciences, humanities and culture, as well as for peace-promoting endeavors. Silk, a research […]

Cheers — September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER Renee Blanding, assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been named vice president of medical affairs. She will maintain her current positions as medical director of the operating rooms and chair of the medical affairs council. Thomas Magnuson, associate professor of surgery, has been named director of the Department of […]

First designs to be shown for East Balto. Community School

September 19, 2011

Preliminary designs for the East Baltimore Community School will be presented at two Architecture Open Houses this week: from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the school’s temporary location (1101 N. Wolfe St.) and from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Armstrong Building on the JHMI East Baltimore […]

Classifieds — September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Bayview, rehabbed 3BR, 2BA house w/hdwd and ceramic flrs, contemporary kitchen/BAs, dedicated prkng, walk to campus. $1,450/mo. George, 410-529-9644. Bolton Hill, 4BR, 2BA house, hdwd flrs, spacious kitchen and BRs, walk to Hopkins shuttle. $2,100/mo + utils. 443-540-0713 or Cross Keys Village, 3BR, 2.5BA TH, access to swimming pools and tennis […]

Johns Hopkins readies for Baltimore Book Festival

September 19, 2011

The George Peabody Library, the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Sheridan Libraries will jointly host 18 activities in the exhibit hall and stack room of the university’s historic Peabody Library during this weekend’s Baltimore Book Festival. The event will be held in Mount Vernon from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. […]

Milestones — September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTERS 25 years of service Brugger, Robert, Johns Hopkins University Press   20 years of service Gill, Baldev, Montgomery County Campus Robinson, Susan, Jhpiego   10 years of service Alexander, Kathy, Johns Hopkins University Press Maszczenski, T., Johns Hopkins University Press Rennison, Robin, Johns Hopkins University Press   5 years of service […]

Notices — September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

KSAS Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards — Applications are now being accepted from KSAS undergraduates and faculty mentors for the newly created Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards. The awards are designed to promote independent research projects among undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Funding, which ranges from $500 to $3,000, will enable undergraduates […]

‘U.S. News & World Report’ releases Best Colleges rankings

September 19, 2011

In the Best Colleges rankings released last week by U.S. News & World Report, Johns Hopkins takes the 13th spot for National Universities. Last year it was tied at that spot. In the rankings for best undergraduate engineering programs among schools whose highest degree is a PhD, Johns Hopkins ranked No. 1 in biomedical engineering, […]

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