Issue: 2012 February 6

Classifieds — February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Brewers Hill, rehabbed 2BR, 2.5BA TH, gourmet kitchen, fin’d bsmt, deck, no pets. $1,850/mo. 410-303-1214 or hudsonstreetrental@hotmail.com. Deep Creek Lake/Wisp, cozy 2BR cabin w/full kitchen; call for wkly/wknd rentals. 410-638-9417 or jzpics@yahoo.com (for pics). Ellicott City, 2BR apt in Centennial schools/Burleigh Manor district, 2 full BAs, 1,100 sq ft, excel location, low […]

Calendar — February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012

COLLOQUIA Wed., Feb. 8, 5 p.m. “Reconstructing the Lute Concerti of Silvius Leopold Weiss,” a Peabody Musicology DMA colloquium with Richard Stone, Peabody. Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.  Peabody Thurs., Feb. 9, 3:45 p.m. “Universals and Variation in Language and Thought,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Terry Regier, University of California, Berkeley. 111 Krieger.  HW DISCUSSION/ TALKS […]

Grants available for students to work on global health projects

February 6, 2012

Two types of research travel grants from the Center for Global Health are now available for students. Center for Global Health Established Field Placements provide students with funding and the means to work with global health mentors to attain international cross-cultural field experience. More than 90 placements are currently available, and the center is accepting […]

Peabody students to sing in two chamber operas at Theatre Project

February 6, 2012

It will be Morocco one week and Egypt the next at Baltimore’s Theatre Project, as Peabody Conservatory students take the stage to sing in two chamber operas: Dominick Argento’s surrealistic one-act of 1971, Postcard From Morocco, and George Frideric Handel’s Italian epic of some 250 years earlier, Giulio Cesare. Set just before World War I, […]

Curriculum: Adult nurse practitioner programs will now cover entire adult age spectrum

February 6, 2012

Students enrolled in adult primary and adult acute care nurse practitioner programs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will soon focus on every aspect of adult care, from post-adolescent to older adult. The Adult Acute Care NP curriculum, renamed Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, is transitioning this semester to a format that integrates […]

APL takes steps to consolidate, build on current STEM efforts

February 6, 2012

In Dwight Carr’s office, several computer screens stretch out before him to reveal an intricate network diagram. It is not a diagram of a circuit design, which might be expected from an electrical engineer like Carr, but a detailed accounting of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) outreach currently taking place at the university’s Applied […]

JHU group to convene workshop on noncommunicable diseases

February 6, 2012

The United Nations recently placed the crisis of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries at the top of its agenda for global health and development. In an effort to develop a program for meeting this challenge, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise, or IHEGHSBE, and […]

JHU Press, Pratt Library co-host screening of ‘The Amish’

February 6, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University Press and the Enoch Pratt Free Library will co-host a special pre-broadcast screening of The Amish, an upcoming PBS documentary that attempts to answer many questions Americans have about this insular religious community. The screening will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Wheeler Auditorium of the library’s […]

Treasury Secretary Geithner to address 2012 SAIS grads

February 6, 2012

Timothy Geithner, secretary of the Treasury and a SAIS graduate, will address the 2012 graduating class at SAIS’s Commencement ceremony on May 24. Secretary of the Treasury since 2009, Geithner is the principal economic adviser to President Barack Obama and plays a critical role in policymaking by bringing an economic and financial policy perspective to […]

Former Hungarian ambassador to U.S. joins SAIS center

February 6, 2012

Andras Simonyi, former ambassador of Hungary to the United States and to NATO, has joined SAIS as managing director of the school’s Center for Transatlantic Relations. Simonyi will oversee a broad portfolio of activities, including seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, research projects and engagement with students and center fellows. “We are delighted to welcome […]

How molecules alter cell’s skeletal shape, drive cell’s movement

February 6, 2012

Cell biologists at Johns Hopkins have identified key steps in how certain molecules alter a cell’s skeletal shape and drive the cell’s movement. Results of their research, published in the Dec. 13 issue of Science Signaling, have implications for figuring out what triggers the metastatic spread of cancer cells and wound healing. “Essentially we are […]

JHU scientist wins NSF international visualization challenge

February 6, 2012

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of an image created by astrophysicist Miguel Angel Aragon of The Johns Hopkins University, the adage holds true. His vivid computer illustration that won the National Science Foundation’s 2011 Science and Engineering’s Visualization Challenge in the Informational Posters and Graphics category […]

Many strategies to increase physical activity for kids lack injury prevention measures, study finds

February 6, 2012

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documents a need for increased injury-prevention efforts in many of the most popular activities for kids—walking, bicycling, swimming, sports and playground use—in the United States. Injury is the leading cause of death […]

Benefits changes presented to senior leadership

February 6, 2012

The university’s Benefits Advisory Committee has developed a set of recommendations, which includes changes to health care benefits and costs for Johns Hopkins employees, with the anticipation that they would take effect Jan. 1, 2013. The proposed changes, and the rationale behind them, will be discussed at a series of 31 town hall meetings to […]

Flight Plan

February 6, 2012

To improve the next generation of bug-size flying machines, a Johns Hopkins engineering team has been aiming high-speed video cameras at some of the prettiest insects on the planet. By figuring out how butterflies flutter among flowers with amazing grace and agility, the researchers hope to help small airborne robots mimic these maneuvers. U.S. defense […]

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