Issue: 2012 March 13

Happiness superstar

March 12, 2012

Happiness superstar Tal Ben-Shahar imparted his positive-psychology message to a capacity crowd on the Homewood campus last week. More than 1,100 people packed into Shriver Hall to hear the best-selling author and psychologist offer tips and wisdom on how to stay happy and positive, and to pick up autographed copies of his books. His visit […]

Lunar Ensemble concert offers works by Peabody faculty, alums

March 12, 2012

The Lunar Ensemble, a contemporary chamber group conducted by Peabody Conservatory alumna Gemma New and featuring Peabody musicians, will premiere five works during its performance at Baltimore’s An die Musik at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13. “It’s a real treat to be performing brand-new works by composers whom the Lunar Ensemble knows well and […]

KSAS named beneficiary of $10 mill bequest

March 12, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has been named a beneficiary of a charitable trust established by Leslie C. Norins, a 1958 graduate of the School of Arts and Sciences, and his wife, Ann “Rainey” Norins, to fund an endowed student and faculty exchange program in the sciences. The future […]

Calendar — March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

COLLOQUIA Mon., March 12, 4 p.m. “The Physics and Metaphysics of Talismans (Imagines Astronomicae) in Marsilio Ficino’s De vita libri tres,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with H. Darrel Rutkin, Stanford University. Co-sponsored by the Singleton Center. 388 Gilman.  HW Tues., March 13, 4:15 p.m. “Excited State Dynamics at a Carbon-Carbon Double […]

HIV guidelines issued for care of those newly diagnosed

March 12, 2012

Leading AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins and other institutions around the world have issued new guidelines to promote entry into and retention in HIV care, as well as adherence to HIV treatment, drawn from the results of 325 studies conducted with tens of thousands of people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The […]

IBM leader to send off JHU grads

March 12, 2012

Samuel J. Palmisano, the chairman of the board at computer giant IBM and the company’s former president and CEO, will be the featured speaker at this year’s university commencement ceremony, to be held on Thursday, May 24, on Homewood Field. Palmisano, a 1973 graduate of Johns Hopkins and a former university trustee, began his career […]

David Phillips to lead Undergrad Admissions and Student Aid

March 12, 2012

By close of business on May 1, the Undergraduate Admissions and Student Aid offices will have the Homewood class of 2016 just about locked down. At 8:30 the next morning, work on admitting the class of 2017 revs into high gear. You don’t get a lot of time to catch your breath in student recruitment […]

Homewood-JHMI Shuttle stop relocated from March 16 to 19

March 12, 2012

From Friday, March 16, through Monday, March 19, the JHMI stop for the Homewood-JHMI Shuttle will be temporarily relocated to the corner of Broadway and Monument streets; buses will not stop at Rutland and Washington streets during what is being described as a trial period. Anyone with feedback regarding this trial period should call 410-516-7275 […]

Mixed methods research experts to give SoN Dean’s Lecture

March 12, 2012

Mixed methods research experts John Creswell and Joe Gallo will give insight into the future of research methodology at the School of Nursing from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19. Researchers, students and the public are invited to learn more about the gold standard of research design, which brings together multiple qualitative and […]

APL to hold health care IT security symposium

March 12, 2012

A symposium to discuss current challenges in maintaining the security of all aspects of health care information technologies, from patient data to medical devices, will be held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in APL’s Kossiakoff Center. Among the speakers are two Johns Hopkins faculty […]

Bioethicist calls on Congress to protect docs in war zones

March 12, 2012

Greater leadership is needed from the U.S. government to protect physicians and health facilities from increased attacks in armed conflict zones like Syria, experts told members of Congress in a special briefing held March 7. “Adherence to norms won’t take place unless it becomes a diplomatic priority, with the U.S. and other states using their […]

Two JHU mathematicians honored with Simons Fellowships

March 12, 2012

Two Johns Hopkins University mathematicians have each been awarded the highly competitive Simons Fellowship in Mathematics, which provides scholars with the opportunity to spend a semester away from classroom and administrative duties in order to pursue their research interests. Christopher Sogge and Joel Spruck, both professors in the Department of Mathematics in the Krieger School […]

Classifieds — March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

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APL team developing solar probe for closest-ever flights past sun

March 12, 2012

Two-thousand-degree temperatures, supersonic solar particles, intense radiation—all of these await NASA’s Solar Probe Plus during an unprecedented close-up study of the sun. The team led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory—which has been developing the spacecraft for this extreme environment—has been given the nod from NASA to continue design work on the probe, […]

HIV rates for urban black women five times higher than estimated

March 12, 2012

A national team of AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere say that they are surprised and dismayed by results of their new study showing that the yearly number of new cases of HIV infection among black women in Baltimore and other cities is five times higher than previously thought. The data show that infection rates […]

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