Issue: 2012 April 30

Hot Jobs — April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

Homewood Office of Human Resources Wyman Park Building, Suite W600 410-516-7196 IT@JH has a number of immediate openings for positions located on the Mount Washington campus. For more information and to apply, go to jobs.jhu.edu. 49220 ERP Business Analyst 49223 ERP Business Analyst 51375 ERP Business Analyst 51060 Senior Systems Engineer 51384 Senior Systems Engineer […]

Pre-K at Play Day

April 30, 2012

Four Johns Hopkins schools participated in Baltimore City’s second annual Pre-K at Play day. Thirty-five 4-year-old students from Samuel F.B. Morse Elementary School in southwest Baltimore participated April 26 in a variety of activities with volunteers from the Peabody Institute, Whiting School of Engineering and schools of Education and Nursing. The activities included music and […]

Johns Hopkins Baja SAE team

April 30, 2012

The Johns Hopkins Baja SAE team returned to the Homewood campus April 24, tired, muddy and thrilled with its showing in the intercollegiate competition in Auburn, Ala. The day before, the engineering undergraduates, led by senior Matt Blake, placed ninth overall (out of 102 teams) and third in the Design Report and Maneuverability categories—the best […]

Classifieds — April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Albemarle Square/Little Italy, 2BR, 2.5BA TH, newer construction, stainless steel appls, hdwd flrs, garage, no pets. $1,900/mo. albemarlestreet@hotmail.com. Bayview, furn’d 1BR, 1BA apt w/spacious living rm, dining rm, kitchen, laundry, hdwd flrs, AC, lg deck, high-speed Internet. $480/mo + utils. 443-386-9146 or yifanfrances@yahoo.com. Catonsville, medical office in multi-physician bldg, approx 1,000 sq […]

Highlandtown, Patterson Park walking tour set for May 3

April 30, 2012

The Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work Program, in partnership with the Southeast Community Development Corp., is heading out this week to Highlandtown and Patterson Park, two neighborhoods near the East Baltimore campus. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, employees can visit homes, meet residents and get a personal look at the […]

‘Stoop’ storytellers share personal tales of life at Johns Hopkins

April 30, 2012

The Stoop Storytelling Series returns to the East Baltimore campus on Friday, May 4, when seven storytellers will get seven minutes each to share true, personal tales about close calls, humbling experiences, great victories and crushing defeats—in short, anything that shines a light on what life is like at the renowned medical institution. Among the […]

Study: Shedding belly fat helps improve blood vessel function

April 30, 2012

Overweight people who shed pounds, especially belly fat, can improve the function of their blood vessels no matter whether they are on a low-carb or low-fat diet, according to a study presented by Johns Hopkins researchers March 13 at an American Heart Association scientific meeting focused on cardiovascular disease prevention. In the six-month weight-loss study, […]

Innovating to safeguard troops

April 30, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University has won an award worth up to $90 million from the U.S. Army to tap the expertise of the nation’s top academic researchers to help the Army develop new lightweight materials to better protect soldiers and vehicles. Toward this goal, Johns Hopkins is forming a new institute where researchers will try […]

New classroom technology to be showcased at MSE Library

April 30, 2012

Winners of the 2011–12 Technology Fellows competition will demonstrate their innovations from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, on Q-Level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Homewood. All the winning faculty-student teams will be available to demonstrate how they used their $5,000 mini-grants to enhance undergraduate instruction. Projects cover a wide range […]

Professor’s documentary debuts in Baltimore May 6

April 30, 2012

A film produced and co-directed by Bernadette Wegenstein, director of the Center for Advanced Media Study in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, will have its Baltimore premiere at the Maryland Film Festival on Sunday, May 6. The documentary, See You Soon Again, tells the story of two Baltimore-area Holocaust survivors, Leo Bretholz and Bluma […]

Some melanomas use cloaking protein to hide from immune cells

April 30, 2012

Scientists at Johns Hopkins and Yale have found that melanoma cells use a cloaking protein to hide from immune cells poised to attack the cancer. Nearly 40 percent of their sampling of melanoma tissues contained the B7-H1 protein, also called PD-L1, and scientists say it could be used as a target for new therapies. For […]

Update: University flips the ‘on’ switch of large solar project

April 30, 2012

As part of its ongoing efforts to shrink its carbon footprint, The Johns Hopkins University has installed more than 2,900 solar panels on seven buildings in three locations: the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses and Johns Hopkins at Eastern. The solar panels are expected to produce 997,400 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year while reducing the […]

Tech transfer conference held at Carey School

April 30, 2012

Phil Phan and Wes Blakeslee were chatting last fall about the unprecedented success in technology transfer that Johns Hopkins and several other universities have experienced in recent years. Phan, interim dean of the university’s Carey Business School, asked Blakeslee, executive director of JHU’s Technology Transfer Office, for an explanation. What’s caused this remarkable growth? The […]

Student Book Collecting Contest winners announced

April 30, 2012

The Sheridan Libraries has announced the winners of this year’s Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest. The annual competition, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and was endowed in 2007 by longtime Friends Betty and Edgar Sweren, recognizes the love of books and the art of shaping a thoughtful and […]

Focusing on discovery

April 30, 2012

Major League Baseball managers, habitual purveyors of cliches, like to declare after a loss that a season is a marathon, not a sprint. Bottom line, no matter how gloomy the present, there is plenty of time to turn this around and achieve the main goal. Research can follow a similar trajectory. You have good days […]

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