Issue: 2012 June 11

Two weeks remain for taking employment engagement survey

June 11, 2012

The three-week Johns Hopkins Gallup Survey was launched on June 1, and by the end of the first week, nearly half the university staff being surveyed had responded to the questionnaire, which will measure employee engagement. According to figures reported by Gallup to Johns Hopkins, the Libraries staff had the highest participation rate, at 67.65 […]

CryoPop takes first in national contest

June 11, 2012

A Johns Hopkins team took first prize in the 2012 BMEidea competition, sponsored by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. The winning design, CryoPop, is a low-cost medical device that uses dry ice for the treatment of cervical precancerous lesions. Today cervical cancer kills an estimated 250,000 women, with 85 percent of the disease burden […]

Class of 2016 nets highest yield at Homewood

June 11, 2012

In the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at The Johns Hopkins University, the story is much the same this spring as it has been for the past two years: Once again, the incoming freshman class has given the Homewood schools their highest-ever yield from an increasingly large pool of applicants. As of June 1, 37.5 percent […]

JHU Press: Telling stories of the ‘forgotten war’

June 11, 2012

The War of 1812 has long suffered an inferiority complex. Unluckily wedged between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the conflict often gets overlooked and thus earned the nicknames the “forgotten war” and the “Rodney Dangerfield of armed engagements.” For most Americans, knowledge of the war is limited to the victories of the USS […]

Egyptian-dig photo diary returns to the Web this month

June 11, 2012

An unofficial summer-school course in archaeology is just a hyperlink away at Hopkins in Egypt Today (jhu.edu/egypttoday/index.html), a website showing a dig in progress throughout June. Armchair scholars won’t earn any college credits following this blog about an ongoing excavation at the Temple of Mut precinct in Luxor, written by renowned Johns Hopkins Egyptologist Betsy […]

Homewood Museum to offer docent training in July

June 11, 2012

Interested in history, architecture or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at the university’s Homewood Museum, a National Historic Landmark. Homewood was built in 1801 as the summer home of Charles Carroll Jr. and remains one of the finest examples of Federal-era architecture. Docent training classes will be held at the museum from 5:30 to […]

JHM honors departing Dean Miller

June 11, 2012

The university and Johns Hopkins Medicine will honor a transformative leader today and look toward the future at a daylong conference titled Moving Academic Medicine Forward, held in honor of Edward D. Miller, the longtime dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Miller will step down from his post on June […]

Amazing Race: Run, walk and get to know JHU

June 11, 2012

As part of the Healthy@Hopkins initiative, the Office of Benefits Services has launched the Amazing JHU Race, a Web-based program where university employees can log fitness miles (walk, jog or run) to earn prizes and learn more about Johns Hopkins’ work in the United States and around the globe. The race is an outgrowth of […]

East meets West at recital by flute virtuoso Marina Piccinini

June 11, 2012

Peabody Conservatory faculty artist Marina Piccinini will explore the spiritual and elegant relationship between Asian and French music at a recital at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 15, in Peabody’s Leith Symington Griswold Hall. One of the world’s leading flute virtuosos, Piccinini will perform with pianists Araceli Chacon and Colette Valentine. The program includes Sonate […]

JHU finance offices, some shared service centers moving to Keswick

June 11, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University finance offices and several financial shared service centers that are now located at Johns Hopkins at Eastern will be moving over the summer to Johns Hopkins at Keswick. Two of the four shared service centers—Accounts Receivable and Sponsored Projects—will be relocating between Aug. 16 and 19; Accounts Payable and Purchasing will […]

A new dean for Carey Business School

June 11, 2012

Bernard T. “Bernie” Ferrari, an accomplished corporate strategist and management consultant to Fortune 50 companies, has been named the next dean of The Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School. Ferrari, whose appointment is effective July 1, is the second dean to lead the Carey Business School since it was established in 2007. He succeeds Yash […]

New elementary school breaks ground

June 11, 2012

Today more than 300 East Baltimore students, residents and supporters are expected to join Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, other city and state officials and Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University, for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new $43 million state-of-the-art elementary school and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center. The event […]

Tests of JHU Emergency Alert set for June 12

June 11, 2012

Homewood Campus Safety and Security will conduct a test of the campus siren/public address system and the Johns Hopkins Emergency Alert text messaging system at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. The test will be a full-scale simultaneous activation of both systems. The siren/PA system, which is activated by radio signal from the Homewood Communications […]

Calendar

June 11, 2012

BLOOD DRIVES Tues., June 12, and Wed., June 13, 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 COLLOQUIA Fri., June 15, 2 p.m. “Learning to Eat Soup With a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons From Iraq and Afghanistan,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with John […]

Classifieds

June 11, 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, quiet, furn’d 1BR, 1BA apt, shared laundry, 5-min walk to Bayview/JHU shuttles, nr 95/895/Fells Point/Canton/downtown. $700/mo […]