Issue: 2012 March 26

Vali Nasr named dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS

March 27, 2012

Vali R. Nasr, a leading scholar, foreign policy adviser to Democratic and Republican administrations, and commentator on international relations, has been appointed dean of The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Nasr, 51, will join SAIS on July 1. He will be its eighth dean, succeeding Jessica P. Einhorn, who […]

Cheers — March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER Bruce Leff, professor and medical director of the Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly, has been named chair of the American College of Physicians’ Council of Subspecialty Societies. Leff, also named to the ACP’s board of regents, will work on establishing the ACP as a leading voice for internal medicine practitioners. […]

Historic Farm Day to revisit roots of Homewood Museum

March 26, 2012

Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Museum comes alive from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, with Historic Farm Day. The half-day of interactive activities and demonstrations is presented in conjunction with the museum’s current focus exhibition, Federal Foodies: From Farm to Table in Early Baltimore, on view through April 29. Historic Farm Day celebrates […]

Johns Hopkins physicist honored with Simons Fellowship

March 26, 2012

A Johns Hopkins University theoretical physicist has been awarded a Simons Fellowship, which provides the opportunity for a scholar to spend a year away from classroom and administrative duties in order to pursue research interests. Mark Robbins, a professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and […]

Notices — March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

Hopkins Night at Camden Yards — Group seating for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and their families and friends is available when the Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays in an evening game at Camden Yards on Saturday, May 12. Tickets are $13. Everyone who purchases a ticket by April 10 will be […]

Public Health’s Dr. Podcast

March 26, 2012

Thomas Burke considers himself a talk radio devotee. He’s a particularly big fan of NPR’s Car Talk, the popular weekly show in which Tom and Ray Magliozzi (also know as Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers) playfully unravel transmission malfunctions, brake squeaks, air conditioning failures and all manner of auto-related troubles for their devoted audience. […]

‘Technology, Cognition and Learning Summit’ announced

March 26, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University Neuro-Education Initiative and Center for Technology in Education will present the Technology, Cognition and Learning Summit on Thursday, May 3. The event, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Homewood’s Glass Pavilion, will include panel discussions by leading researchers, including Johns Hopkins neuroscientists Steven Yantis and Martha Bridge […]

Rising clarinet star to make Baltimore debut at Evergreen

March 26, 2012

Nineteen-year-old rising clarinet star Narek Arutyunian will make his Baltimore debut with pianist Mariko Furukawa at Evergreen Museum & Library on Saturday, March 31, performing music by Poulenc, Francaix, Horovitz, Lovreglio, Denisov and Schoenfield. Armenian-born Arutyunian graduated from the Moscow State University and currently works with Charles Neidich at The Juilliard School in New York. […]

‘U.S. News’ releases rankings of Best Graduate Schools

March 26, 2012

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has returned to the No. 2 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the nation’s top medical schools, second only to perennial No. 1, Harvard. Johns Hopkins was ranked No. 2 for 13 years—from 1991 to 2004—when it was bumped to No. 3 by Washington University in […]

Milestones — March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTERS Retiree Fell, Charlotte, 12 years of service, Johns Hopkins University Press   25 years of service Massey, Sheila, Center for Talented Youth   15 years of service Bossemeyer, Debora, Jhpiego Curtis, Valerie, Center for Talented Youth Dingle, Teresa, Center for Talented Youth   10 years of service Davis, Valerie, Johns Hopkins […]

APL’s Messenger provides new look at Mercury’s landscape

March 26, 2012

Messenger completed its one-year primary mission on March 17. Since moving into orbit about Mercury a little over one year ago, the spacecraft—built and operated by Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory, which also manages the mission for NASA—has captured nearly 100,000 images and returned data that have revealed new information about the planet, including its […]

James Franco, John Irwin discuss Hart Crane

March 26, 2012

Actor James Franco attended a screening and discussion of his film The Broken Tower about the life and work of the poet Hart Crane on March 9 at Homewood’s Shriver Hall. The 90-minute film was introduced by the actor and was followed by a panel discussion featuring Franco; John Irwin, Decker Professor in the Humanities […]

Classifieds — March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to speak at SAIS

March 26, 2012

Ehud Olmert, former prime minister of Israel, will speak at SAIS at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. Olmert’s talk is titled “Recent Developments in Israel and the Middle East.” The event, hosted by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, will be held in Rome Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP online at www.eventbrite.com/event/3148720909/mcivte.  

Recognizing Baltimore-based research

March 26, 2012

Each year, Johns Hopkins faculty conduct hundreds of research efforts aimed at improving the health and social well-being of Baltimore and its citizens. These projects include studies of hypertension, violence prevention, drug enforcement policy, clinical drug trials, economic growth and the history of the city’s neighborhoods, just to name a few. A new award, sponsored […]

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