Issue: 2012 February 27

John Irwin, Hart Crane and the Turnbull Lecture

February 27, 2012

John T. Irwin, Decker Professor in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins, will deliver the Turnbull Lecture this week on the subject of his new book, Hart Crane’s Poetry (cover detail above), recently published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Now in its 121st year, the Turnbull Lecture series has run almost continually since 1891, with […]

Calendar — February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

COLLOQUIA Tues., Feb. 28, 4:15 p.m. “Solar Wind Induced Surface Chemistry on Mercury and the Moon,” a Chemistry colloquium with Thomas Orlando, Georgia Institute of Technology. 233 Remsen.  HW Wed., Feb. 29, 3:30 p.m. “Exploration of the Innermost Solar System Planet by the MESSENGER Spacecraft,” an STSci colloquium with Sean Solomon, Carnegie Institution, Washington D.C. […]

Classifieds — February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Brewers Hill, 2BR, 2.5BA rehab, gourmet kitchen, fin’d bsmt, deck, no pets. $1,850/mo. 410-303-1214 or hudsonstreetrental@hotmail.com. Charles Village, lg 1BR apt in the Marylander, avail for move-in until March 10, spacious, semi-furn’d, 2-min walk to JHU shuttle stop, ideal for a student looking for temporary place to stay. $450/3 wks incl utils. […]

Five-day Conference on Health in the African Diaspora set for summer

February 27, 2012

The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has opened registration for the International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora, which will be held July 4 to 8 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. The theme of ICHAD 2012 is The Great Scattering: Connecting the Dots […]

Johns Hopkins biophysicist wins Humboldt Research Award

February 27, 2012

George D. Rose, a biophysicist at The Johns Hopkins University, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. The Humboldt Research Awards are granted in recognition of researchers who have made significant and fundamental discoveries in their disciplines. In order to inspire and cultivate international scientific cooperation, winners […]

French film festival begins its two-week run at Homewood

February 27, 2012

Tuesday marks the start of the third annual Tournees Festival of Contemporary French Cinema at Johns Hopkins. The free event will be held on the Homewood campus, and all films will be in French with English subtitles. The Tournees Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the […]

Peabody Preparatory celebrates the guitar with Fret Festival

February 27, 2012

The Peabody Preparatory Guitar Department will present its third annual Fret Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, on the Peabody Institute’s Mount Vernon campus. A daylong celebration of the guitar, the 2012 Fret Festival will offer workshops with Peabody Preparatory and Conservatory faculty members, arts and crafts activities for kids […]

MIX 106.5 to kick off radio benefit for the kids at Johns Hopkins

February 27, 2012

The MIX 106.5 Radiothon benefiting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center will begin its 23rd annual broadcast at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, and conclude at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2. The official 10 a.m. kickoff will feature the MIX 106.5 morning show team, center director George Dover, pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, patients and families, […]

Don’t worry, be happy, Johns Hopkins

February 27, 2012

Tal Ben-Shahar’s Positive Psychology class at Harvard was nothing short of legend. The course, hailed as one of the most popular in the university’s history, drew nearly 900 students per semester. Students rated the class as “life changing”—not an official classification, of course, but one that 30 percent felt compelled to write in on the […]

Goodbye, checks: Student refunds to be issued electronically

February 27, 2012

If you’re a student due a refund from the university this spring, be advised: The check will not be in the mail. You’ll be getting it electronically. Each year, the university issues to students more than 11,000 refunds, averaging more than $3,000 each. In some cases, loan disbursements or outside scholarships may have resulted in […]

Study: Acid reflux drug does not improve asthma in children

February 27, 2012

Asthma and gastroesophageal reflux, or GER, are both common illnesses in children. GER in children often occurs without the typical symptoms of heartburn, and physicians frequently prescribe the acid reflux drug lansoprazole to supplement the standard inhaled steroid treatment for children with uncontrolled asthma regardless of GER symptoms. However, a randomized clinical trial conducted by […]

Simple ‘frailty’ test predicts kidney transplant outcomes

February 27, 2012

A simple 10-minute bedside assessment conducted prior to surgery appears to be the best method yet for predicting which kidney transplant patients will do well with their new organs, just-published Johns Hopkins research suggests. A report on the research, which appears in the February issue of the Archives of Surgery, suggests that a recently developed […]

Pasta power

February 27, 2012

JHU’s professional engineering fraternity, Theta Tau, kicked off National Engineers Week with its annual Tower of Power competition. Nineteen teams of students and alumni competed. The mission: to build with a box of uncooked linguini and bag of marshmallows the tallest tower in 20 minutes. This year’s winners were four PhD students from Mechanical Engineering: […]

Jhpiego receives grant to support Rwandan HIV/AIDS efforts

February 27, 2012

Jhpiego has been awarded $8,430,511 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the first year of a five-year project that will directly support the Rwandan Minister of Health’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with two main goals: public health program capacity building and grants management capacity building. Program capacity building components include strengthening […]

Family of Nathan Krasnopoler holds candlelight memorial

February 27, 2012

On the anniversary of the day when sophomore bicyclist Nathan Krasnopoler collided with a turning vehicle in an accident that eventually led to his death, his family and friends held a vigil to honor his memory. The Feb. 26 event began with a bike ride that finished at the accident site on University Parkway, alongside […]

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