Issue: 2012 January 23

Les Violons du Roy to make SHCS debut

January 23, 2012

Shriver Hall Concert Series begins 2012 by presenting its annual Paul and Barbara Krieger Early Music Concert, with the Canadian ensemble Les Violons du Roy. The acclaimed group will perform works by Handel, Telemann, Sammartini and Geminiani at 5:30 pm. on Sunday, Jan. 29, in Homewood’s Shriver Hall Auditorium. Borrowing its name from the renowned […]

Calendar — January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

DISCUSSION/ TALKS Wed., Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m. “U.S. Interests in Central Asia and Its Strategy for Advancing Them,” a Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS discussion with Robert Blake Jr., U.S. assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs. A live webcast will be accessible at www.sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/live .html. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to CACI […]

Classifieds — January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Brewers Hill, rehabbed 2BR, 2.5BA TH, gourmet kitchen, fin’d bsmt, deck, no pets, avail Feb 1. $1,850/mo. 410-303-1214 or hudsonstreetrental@hotmail.com. Canton/Fells Point (603 S Patterson Park Ave), 2BR, 2.5BA renov’d RH, 1,500 sq ft, CAC, hdwd flrs, expos’d brick, extra rms, laundry, rooftop deck, walk to park. $1,650/mo. fionalydon@hotmail.com. Ednor Gardens, 3BR, […]

Notices — January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

Peabody Preparatory Cuban Salsa Classes — This 10-week Adult and Continuing Education session has openings for couples and individuals who want to learn Cuban-style salsa. Classes will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays at Peabody’s downtown campus. Tuition is $50, with a special rate for Hopkins and Peabody Conservatory students. For more […]

SAIS hosts release of EIA’s ‘Annual Energy Outlook 2012’

January 23, 2012

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies will host the release of the Annual Energy Outlook 2012, published by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, at 9:30 a.m. today, Jan. 23, in the Nitze Building’s Kenney Auditorium. Howard Gruenspecht, EIA’s acting administrator, will present the agency’s projections of U.S. energy supply, demand […]

Cheers — January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

ACADEMIC CENTERS AND AFFILATES Leah Ramsay has joined the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics as a science writer to manage communications and news media relations. She comes to Johns Hopkins from Washington, D.C., where she most recently handled media and public relations for the advocacy organization DC Vote. Previously she worked in documentary production […]

Scientists show how BRCA1 gene mutations harm breast cells

January 23, 2012

Working with human breast cells, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have shown how the inactivation of a single copy of the breast cancer gene BRCA1 leaves breast cells vulnerable to cancer by reducing their ability to repair DNA damage, causing genetic instability. An inherited mutation in BRCA1 is the leading risk factor […]

Economist Faust named special adviser to Federal Reserve Board

January 23, 2012

The Federal Reserve Board has appointed Johns Hopkins University faculty member Jon Faust as special adviser in the Office of Board Members, effective Jan. 17. Faust is the Louis J. Maccini Professor of Economics in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the director of the Center for Financial Economics at Johns Hopkins. His […]

Head of Four Seasons to give Leaders + Legends lecture

January 23, 2012

Kathleen Taylor, president and chief executive officer of the Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, is the featured speaker for the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. in the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. Taylor, who joined Four Seasons […]

Black elderly more likely than whites to die after intestinal surgery

January 23, 2012

Black senior citizens who need surgery for the intestinal disorder diverticulitis are significantly more likely to die in the hospital than their equally ill white counterparts, even when each racial group carries the same health insurance, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. While all patients in the study required surgery, black patients were 26 percent more […]

Traditional autopsies—not high-tech ‘virtopsies’—still gold standard

January 23, 2012

TV crime shows such as Bones and CSI are quick to explain each death by showing detailed scans and video images of victims’ insides. Traditional autopsies, if shown at all, are, at best, in supporting roles to the high-tech equipment, and usually gloss over the sometimes physically grueling tasks of sawing through skin and bone. […]

Researchers develop method to better estimate vaccine coverage

January 23, 2012

Immunizations are a valuable tool for controlling infectious diseases among populations both in the United States and globally. Although routine immunizations and supplemental activities such as immunization campaigns are designed to provide coverage to entire populations, current measurements used to determine the success and rates of immunization can be flawed and inconsistent. According to a […]

When it comes to heart health, how much is too much vitamin D?

January 23, 2012

New research by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests that vitamin D, long known to be important for bone health and in recent years also for heart protection, may stop conferring cardiovascular benefits and could actually cause harm as levels of the vitamin in the blood rise above the low end of what is considered normal. Study […]

Biomarker Discovery Center to participate in new consortium

January 23, 2012

The National Cancer Institute has chosen Johns Hopkins’ Biomarker Discovery Center as one of the research entities to participate in a new multimillion dollar Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium that will undertake a coordinated effort to develop a catalog of proteins created by cancer cells. This information, which will be made available to other researchers, […]

New Maryland Learning Links offers special-ed resources

January 23, 2012

Maryland families and educators seeking early intervention services and special education information now have a user-friendly resource at their fingertips with a new website created through a partnership of the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services and the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Center for Technology in Education. MarylandLearningLinks […]

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