Issue: 2011 September 26

Pedestrian, bike safety issues are focus of efforts

September 26, 2011

In concert with Baltimore City agencies, Johns Hopkins has been working hard to further enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety around the Homewood campus. The measures developed and being studied will require a combination of traffic enforcement, engineering solutions and safety education to create behavioral changes and awareness among students, faculty and staff. Several serious accidents […]

Johns Hopkins researchers pinpoint the cause of MRI vertigo

September 26, 2011

A team of researchers says it has discovered why so many people undergoing magnetic resonance imaging, especially in newer high-strength machines, get vertigo, or the dizzy sensation of free-falling, while inside or when coming out of the tunnel-like machine. In a new study published in Current Biology online Sept. 22, a team led by Johns Hopkins […]

Scientists uncover how pacemaker works at the biological level

September 26, 2011

Heart specialists at Johns Hopkins have figured out how a widely used pacemaker for heart failure, which makes both sides of the heart beat together to pump effectively, works at the biological level. Their findings, published in the Sept. 14 issue of Science Translational Medicine, may open the door to drugs or genetic therapies that […]

NIH Director’s Awards go to three JHU scientists for work that challenges status quo, speeds translation of research

September 26, 2011

A pioneer in the field of epigenetics who has been spearheading the use of genomewide technology for epigenetics research, a researcher who has revealed a weakness in the tuberculosis bacterium that makes it more susceptible to antibiotics and a scientist who seeks to revolutionize new methods for toxicological testing to improve human health and reduce animal […]

Short story writer and poet to read at Barnes & Noble

September 26, 2011

Two local authors will read from their latest works this week at Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. Rae Bryant, a JHU Writing Seminars alumna who lives in the Washington, D.C., area, will read at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from her story collection, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals, which has been nominated for […]

Neighborhood get-together

September 26, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University and the Charles Village Business Association hosted the seventh annual JHU Convergence block party on Sunday, Sept. 18. Johns Hopkins students and administrators, including President Ron Daniels; residents from the neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood campus; and locally oriented exhibitors came together to celebrate the community and enjoy the free food, a […]

Work and Family Fair for employees planned for Oct. 5

September 26, 2011

All employees are invited to attend the 2011 Johns Hopkins Work and Family Fair. More than 30 experts will provide information and resources related to work-life balance from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore campus. The Work and Family Fair provides resources to help […]

Notices — September 26, 2011

September 26, 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 […]

Friedman and Mandelbaum to discuss new book at SAIS

September 26, 2011

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, SAIS will host a discussion of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, a recently published book co-authored by New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, director of the SAIS American Foreign Policy Program. A […]

Classifieds — September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Bayview, 1BR, 1BA apt, 1 min to campus, dining rm, kitchen, AC, hdwd flrs, lg deck, Internet. $380-$480/mo + utils. 443-386-8471 or fanauh2o@yahoo.com. Bolton Hill, 4BR, 2BA house, hdwd flrs, spacious kitchen and BRs, walk to Hopkins shuttle. $2,100/mo + utils. 443-540-0713 or 1417johnstreet@gmail.com. Charles Village North, 1BR apt in owner-occupied bldg […]

Frederick Starr of SAIS receives New Orleans Spark Plug Award

September 26, 2011

On Sept. 15, the Greater News Orleans Foundation presented Frederick Starr, chair of the SAIS Central Asia–Caucasus Institute, with its first Spark Plug Award. The award recognizes the instrumental role that Starr played in 1983, when he was vice president of Tulane University, in creating the foundation to serve the community of New Orleans. Starr […]

Calendar — September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011

BLOOD DRIVES Sat., Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, email johnshopkinsblooddrive@ jhmi.edu or call 410-614-0913. Mount Washington Campus. COLLOQUIA Tues., Sept. 27, 4:15 p.m. “Metal- and Ligand-Centered Redox Chemistry, and Dioxygen Activation With Iridium and Nickel,” a Chemistry colloquium with Jan-Uwe Rohde, University of Iowa. 233 […]

Celebrating innovation at Johns Hopkins University

September 26, 2011

From the proximity fuse that helped the Allies win World War II to the first “blue baby” operation that opened the way to modern heart surgery, Johns Hopkins University boasts a history and culture of innovation and discovery. Since its inception, the university and its personnel have pushed the boundaries of human understanding in a […]

Clifton Taulbert kicks off intro of new high school curriculum

September 26, 2011

More than 200 students and teachers from the Baltimore Talent Development High School, along with 40 students from March Middle School and Baltimore Civitas School, will visit the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus on Tuesday, Sept. 27, for an inspirational talk, “Making the Impossible Possible,” by Clifton Taulbert, an international best-selling author and entrepreneur. The event […]

Three named professorships awarded in Physics and Astronomy

September 26, 2011

Physics and Astronomy professors Charles Bennett, Adam Riess and Joseph Silk were honored together last week in recognition of their recently received endowed professorships and the remarkable work they have contributed to the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. The event took place Sept. 19 in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on the Homewood […]