Issue: 2012 March 5

University’s internal communications rated ‘good’ to ‘very good’

March 5, 2012

The Johns Hopkins community feels generally well informed about university-related news, and learns about all things JHU through a multitude of print and online sources, according to a recent survey. The Office of Communications launched the survey Dec. 5 to gauge the effectiveness of current internal communications and build new strategies for sharing information, news […]

Calendar — March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

COLLOQUIA Tues., March 6, 4 p.m. “Inter-Religion in Sri Lanka: Buddhist Nationalism, Christian Evangelism and the Politics, Ethics and Aesthetics of Encounter,” an Anthropology colloquium with Neena Mahadev, KSAS. 404 Macaulay.  HW Tues., March 6, 4:15 p.m. “Laboratory Astrochemistry,” a Chemistry colloquium with Stewart Novick, Wesleyan University. 233 Remsen.  HW Wed., March 7, noon. “The […]

Five mutations linked to platelet counts in African-Americans

March 5, 2012

Researchers led by scientists from Johns Hopkins have found five previously unknown gene mutations believed to be associated with elevated blood platelet counts in African-Americans, findings they say could someday lead to the development of new drugs to help prevent coronary artery disease. The study is believed to be the first of its size to […]

Garden parties

March 5, 2012

A student-created community garden on the Johns Hopkins at Eastern campus will soon bear fruit, literally. Students, staff and community volunteers recently constructed 10 raised beds and marked out areas for six communal rows and a future strawberry patch. Volunteers also built a tool shed on the 4,000-square-foot site, which will offer space for more than […]

TV host Chris Matthews visits with Osher Institute members

March 5, 2012

On Monday, Feb. 20, TV personality Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s Hardball With Chris Matthews, visited the university’s Montgomery County Campus for a Q&A with Michelle Bernard, president of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy, an MSNBC political analyst and an instructor in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins. […]

Kay Jamison and Lisa Feigenson to give upcoming Provost’s Lectures

March 5, 2012

The Provost’s Lecture Series will feature a double dose of mind-exploring topics next week. Is there a link between madness and genius? Clinical psychologist and bipolar disorder expert Kay Jamison will present a talk titled “Mood Disorders and Creativity” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in Mason Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus. The […]

APL hosts ‘Girl Power’ event to encourage STEM careers

March 5, 2012

The Applied Physics Laboratory is hosting a free introduction to careers in science, technology, engineering and math for middle and high school girls from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, on APL’s Laurel, Md., campus. Girl Power: Reach for the Stars is a partnership of APL, the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County […]

‘Applause for a Cause’ to benefit Peabody’s Tuned-In program

March 5, 2012

Three student chamber groups from the Peabody Conservatory—Brassivity, Eastern Edge Brass and the Latin American Trio—will perform at An die Musik at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. The concert is a benefit for the Peabody Preparatory’s Tuned-In program, which provides tuition-free lessons, musicianship classes and ensemble experiences for promising students in Baltimore City middle […]

It’s how banks behave, not how they’re built, that affects economy

March 5, 2012

The idea that there could be a single blueprint for rows and rows of fail-safe banks is particularly attractive in the midst of a global recession caused in part by the collapse of several major financial institutions. But such a map is not that easy to achieve, according to one Johns Hopkins University economist. In […]

JHMI Career Information Fair to focus on science fields

March 5, 2012

This eighth annual JHMI Career Information Fair will offer attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge about the variety of careers in science. The event, sponsored by the Professional Development Office, takes place on Wednesday, March 14, at the Turner Concourse in East Baltimore. For the first time, the fair will feature discussions with panelists from, […]

Younger patients more likely to live decade or longer after heart transplant

March 5, 2012

Heart transplant patients who receive new organs before the age of 55 and get them at hospitals that perform at least nine heart transplants a year are significantly more likely than other people to survive at least 10 years after their operations, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. Examining data from the more than 22,000 American […]

Hopkins-Nanjing Center team advances to moot court final

March 5, 2012

A team of five Hopkins-Nanjing Center students has made it to the final round of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that will take place from March 25 to 31 in Washington, D.C. The team of master’s degree student Shirlene Yee and certificate students Sun Chuan, Wang Jingling, Stephen Levandoski and He Shen placed third […]

James Franco’s Hart Crane film at Shriver Hall on March 9

March 5, 2012

The actor James Franco’s film The Broken Tower, about the life and work of the poet Hart Crane, will be shown at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9, in Homewood’s Shriver Hall. The 90-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring John Irwin, author of the recently published Hart Crane’s Poetry, and other […]

School of Education partners with Education Industry Association

March 5, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and the Education Industry Association, a trade group representing private providers of education services, have announced a partnership building on their individual strengths in educational instruction and reform. Together, the two entities will create a center for education innovation and entrepreneurship; facilitate relationships between EIA member companies and […]

Hearing loss linked to threefold risk of falling

March 5, 2012

Hearing loss has been linked to a variety of medical, social and cognitive ills, including dementia. Now, in addition, a study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher suggests that hearing loss may be a risk factor for another huge public health problem: falls. The finding could help researchers develop new ways to prevent falls, especially […]

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