Issue: 2012 April 23

Peabody composer Puts wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘Silent Night’

April 23, 2012

The opera Silent Night begins in an opera house, where a duet is being sung in German by a man and a woman in 18th-century costume. But this isn’t a work by Mozart; it’s a passage written by Kevin Puts in the style of Mozart, soon to be stopped short by an announcement that Germany […]

Calendar — April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012

COLLOQUIA Tues., April 24, 4 p.m. “The Dwelling Science: An Anthropology of the Otherwise,” an Anthropology colloquium with Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University. 404 Macaulay.  HW Tues., April 24, 4:15 p.m. “Multilayer Light Harvesting Arrays for Molecular-Based Solar Cells,” a Chemistry colloquium with Peter Dinolfo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 233 Remsen.  HW Wed., April 25, 3:30 p.m. […]

JHU profs named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 23, 2012

A yeast geneticist and an economist at The Johns Hopkins University are among 220 “thinkers and doers” in the 2012 class of new fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced last week. With the election of Jef Boeke, a professor of molecular biology and genetics in the School of Medicine, and […]

Community service matchmaking

April 23, 2012

Michelle Rozo, a third-year doctoral student in biology in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, says that she chose Johns Hopkins in part because of its MInDS (Mentoring to Inspire Diversity in Science) program, an outreach effort that, among other activities, encourages K-12 and undergraduate students to pursue a career in science. Rozo says […]

Student teams to compete for JH Business Plan prize money

April 23, 2012

The nationally recognized Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Whiting School of Engineering’s Center for Leadership Education, provides an opportunity for students to take a novel idea or innovative technology and develop a business plan based around it. Starting with a concept, students build an understanding of their target market, analyze potential […]

Undersec of state to discuss Open Government Partnership

April 23, 2012

Maria Otero, undersecretary of state for civilian security, democracy and human rights, will speak at SAIS at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, about “The Open Government Partnership: A Progress Report.” Otero, a SAIS graduate, has taken a leading role at the State Department in launching and steering the OGP, a new multilateral initiative that […]

JHU Press staff, Charles Village students produce literary journal

April 23, 2012

Since the fall of 2011, volunteers from the staff of the Johns Hopkins University Press have been working with seventh- and eighth-grade students at the Village Learning Place, a community center near the Press’ offices in Charles Village, to plan, write, edit, design and publish a literary journal. The first edition of the journal, proudly […]

Free online tool estimates youth exposure to radio school ads

April 23, 2012

A new online tool from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health determines the extent of exposure to radio alcohol advertisements among young people ages 12 to 20 in 75 different media markets. This free and user-friendly tool, available at camy.org/radiotool, is the first service to provide […]

Carey School plans workshop on Safe Space Sticker Program

April 23, 2012

The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion of the Carey Business School has planned a presentation for Thursday, April 26, on the Safe Space Sticker Program, which uses visible markers to indicate that a campus community is supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their allies. Members of the GLBTA Resource Center of American […]

WMAP mission scores ‘world’s most cited’ in science pubs

April 23, 2012

All three of the most highly cited scientific papers in the world published in 2011 were from an astrophysics space mission project led by a Johns Hopkins scientist, according to Thomson Reuters’ ScienceWatch. The papers cite results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2001 that has revolutionized our knowledge of […]

Digging into research

April 23, 2012

Natalie Bray spent part of last summer poking around in woods just south of Annapolis. On one excursion, the Johns Hopkins junior came across a red and black North American millipede (Narceus americanus), a “monster” some five inches long with row upon row of tiny red legs. She couldn’t wait to grab it. “I really […]

Classifieds — April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012

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Bioethicists urge less regulation for some human subjects research

April 23, 2012

In an opinion article published in the April 18 theme edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association focusing on comparative effectiveness research, a team of Johns Hopkins University bioethicists argues forcefully for streamlining federal restrictions on at least some low-risk clinical comparative effectiveness research instead of easing them, as is now proposed, solely […]

Notices — April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012

Johns Hopkins Baby Shower — Expectant and new parents are invited to the Johns Hopkins Baby Shower, from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, on the East Baltimore campus. Johns Hopkins offers a variety of services to support JHU faculty and staff and JHH/JHHSC employees during the life transition of having a baby. Among […]

East Baltimore Housing and Neighborhood Fair planned

April 23, 2012

The long-planned revitalization of 88 acres north of the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus is taking shape, with new restaurants, a national pharmacy, the opening of the “929” apartment building, restoration of historic buildings and the construction of a $40 million public school and early childhood center on tap for 2012 and 2013. Johns Hopkins […]

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