Issue: 2012 July 9

For the Record: Milestones

July 9, 2012

The following staff members are retiring or celebrating an anniversary with the university in July 2012. The information is compiled by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement, 443-997-7000. ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTERS 25 years of service Hubbard, Carlotta, Johns Hopkins University Press   20 years of service Dieper, Susanne, American Institute for Contemporary German […]

Bloomberg School to offer MPH degree program in India

July 9, 2012

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, will offer a master of public health degree program in Jaipur, India, beginning this fall. The program is specifically intended for citizens and residents of India and low- and middle-income countries in the region and will focus […]

Former national security official Hans Binnendijk joins SAIS

July 9, 2012

Hans Binnendijk, a former high-ranking national security official who most recently served as vice president for research and applied learning at the National Defense University, has joined SAIS as a senior fellow. Based at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, Binnendijk, who also held the Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Policy at NDU, will […]

Women’s lacrosse program to compete as an independent

July 9, 2012

Director of Athletics Tom Calder announced on June 29 that the women’s lacrosse program, currently a member of the American Lacrosse Conference, will begin competing as an independent beginning in the 2014 or 2015 season. The exact date of Johns Hopkins’ departure from the ALC will be determined later this summer. “After careful consideration and […]

They were what they ate: Pre-humans ate only forest foods

July 9, 2012

You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and that seems to have been as true 2 million years ago, when pre-human relatives were swinging through the trees and racing across the savannas of South Africa, as it is today. A study published June 27 in the journal Nature reveals that Australopithecus sediba, an […]

Hopkins-Nanjing Center celebrates 25 years

July 9, 2012

President Ronald J. Daniels and incoming SAIS Dean Vali R. Nasr led the university’s delegation to celebrate in China the 25th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins University–Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. The festivities kicked off on June 15 with the center’s annual commencement ceremony, where Daniels had the opportunity to address the […]

Calendar

July 9, 2012

  BLOOD DRIVES Thurs., July 12, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For information, call 410-614-0913 or email johnshopkinsblooddrive@jhmi.edu. Turner Concourse.  EB SEMINARS Mon., July 9, 1 p.m. “Targeting Lymphocyte Function-Associated Antigen-1 (LFA-1) and Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (ICAM-1) Interactions to Prevent the Sexual Transmission of HIV-1,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology […]

Northbound Penn Station shuttle stop moves for Artscape

July 9, 2012

Because of street closures in effect for Artscape 2012, the city’s annual arts festival, the northbound Penn Station stop of the Homewood-Peabody-JHMI Shuttle will relocate to the northeast corner of Mount Royal Avenue and North Calvert Street from Thursday, July 19, through Sunday, July 22. Regular operations will resume on Monday, July 23. For shuttle […]

Big changes ahead for ‘The Gazette’

July 9, 2012

To our readers: Big changes are ahead for The Gazette. Launched in 1971 as a four-page paper of record for the university, it evolved over the years into the larger, broader-in-content, 42-times-a-year tabloid that you are reading today. Beginning in September, the publication will be transformed again. On the first of each month, The Gazette […]

Best of Baltimore Research

July 9, 2012

A Baltimore-based study, led by scientists at Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging and published in 2010, found that African-Americans with incomes below the poverty line have a significantly higher risk of chronic kidney disease than higher-income African-Americans or whites of any socioeconomic status. After completing this study, School of Medicine faculty member Deidra […]

Classifieds

July 9, 2012

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Assateague Pointe, 2BR house in gated community, 2 swimming pools, fishing pier, biking, birding, quiet place for friends/family, 5 mi to Ocean City and Assateague National Seashore, avail wkly year-round. $950/wk. Claire, 410-908-5286 or cjh3219@msn.com. Bayview (Elrino St), spacious, bright EOG TH, 2nd flr available, 3 blks to Bayview campus. $650/mo (or […]

Researchers recommend steps to improve global road safety

July 9, 2012

Road traffic crashes kill more than 1.2 million people each year, with 90 percent of those fatalities occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Yet despite a growing body of data to support effective and proven interventions, proportional funding for implementation in developing countries has not been forthcoming, leaving a gap between evidence and action. A […]

African Bioethics Program receives NIH continuation grant

July 9, 2012

The Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is planning its second decade of building capacity in research ethics across sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a five-year grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. In the program, an African institution is selected each year to […]

Immune system ‘circuitry’ that kills malaria in mosquitoes ID’d

July 9, 2012

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have, for the first time, determined the function of a series of proteins within the mosquito that transduce a signal that enables the mosquito to fight off infection from the parasite that causes malaria in humans. Together, these proteins known as immune deficiency, or Imd, pathway signal […]

‘Huntington’s in a dish’ created to enable search for treatment

July 9, 2012

Johns Hopkins researchers, working with an international consortium, say they have generated stem cells from skin cells from a person with a severe, early-onset form of Huntington’s disease and turned them into neurons that degenerate just like those affected by the fatal inherited disorder. By creating “HD in a dish,” the researchers say they have […]

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