Issue: 2012 May 14

Blue Jays Forever

May 15, 2012

From face painting to class banner waving—and even some sword swallowing—thousands displayed all manner of Blue Jay spirit at Alumni Weekend 2012, held May 4 to 6. Homecoming featured more than 70 events this year, including Saturday’s new Hullabalooza, a late-night dance party with live music and a “glow bar” under a tent on the […]

Calendar — May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

COLLOQUIA Wed., May 16, 3:30 p.m. “Habitable Planet Detection and Characterization With Far Infrared Coherent Interferometry,” an STScI colloquium with James Lloyd, Cornell University. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW DANCE Sun., May 20, 1 and 4 p.m. Preparatory Spring Dance performance of Cinderella. (See photo, this page.) Advance ticket purchase required; call 410-234-4626. Friedberg Hall.  […]

Classifieds — May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

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NASA Mars spacecraft detects large changes in Martian dunes

May 14, 2012

A team led by a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory scientist has revealed that movement in sand dune fields on Mars occurs on a surprisingly large scale, about the same as in dune fields on Earth. This is unexpected because Mars has a much thinner atmosphere than Earth—only about 1 percent as dense—and its high-speed […]

Actor Sam Waterston receives Goodermote Award

May 14, 2012

Actor Sam Waterston is the recipient of the Goodermote Humanitarian Award from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for his longtime support of the plight of refugees around the world. Waterston was presented with the award at a ceremony held at the school on May 9. “Mr. Waterston’s acting accomplishments are well-known, but […]

CER offers faculty grants for humanities, social sciences

May 14, 2012

The Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources has announced a grants program to support pedagogical innovation in humanities and social sciences disciplines. The grants are focused on courses for Homewood undergraduate students and made possible through generous funding from university trustee Christopher Hoehn-Saric and the Smart Family Foundation. Proposed projects must assist with the acquisition […]

Robert J. Adams named associate provost for animal research

May 14, 2012

Robert J. Adams, a veterinarian, biomedical researcher and member of the faculty for 35 years, has been appointed associate provost for animal research and resources at The Johns Hopkins University. Adams, who had been filling the position on an interim basis, directs the care of more than 150,000 animals—the vast majority of them mice and […]

Alcohol regulation on Internet failing to protect youth

May 14, 2012

Alcohol is far too attractive and easy for youth to obtain on the Internet, according to a new commentary from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Published online May 7 in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, the commentary accompanies a new report from University […]

With Melville bio, JHU Press entered the world of Sendak

May 14, 2012

The wild rumpus, university-press style, started in 1996, when The Johns Hopkins University Press prepared to publish the first volume of Hershel Parker’s magisterial biography of Herman Melville. As an eminent Melville scholar and editor of the Northwestern-Newberry Writings of Herman Melville, Parker knew just about everyone in the close community of Melville experts, collectors […]

Reducing brain activity aids memory after cognitive decline

May 14, 2012

A study led by a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and published in the May 10 issue of the journal Neuron suggests a potential new therapeutic approach for improving memory and interrupting disease progression in patients with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease. The focus of the study was “excess brain activity” […]

Expert on aging to expand outreach study with Balto. seniors

May 14, 2012

A research team headed by Sarah L. Szanton, an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, has received a $4 million grant over five years from the National Institutes of Health to extend the team’s home-based intervention study with low-income older adults in Baltimore City. In a successful pilot program completed in 2010, […]

APL’s prosthetic limb on cover of ‘Popular Mechanics’

May 14, 2012

The Modular Prosthetic Limb developed by Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory is featured on the cover of the May issue of Popular Mechanics. The monthly magazine, which chronicles emerging technology and innovation, has a circulation of more than 1.2 million readers. “For 110 years, Popular Mechanics has been examining people’s relationship with technology, always with […]

Students assemble care packages for nurses in Iraq, Afghanistan

May 14, 2012

In the spirit of National Nurses’ Week, students at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing worked together to acknowledge the important contributions to care being made by nurses serving with the U.S. armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continuing a “tradition” begun in 2011, the school’s chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association assembled care […]

Carey to hold info session on ‘global immersion’ course

May 14, 2012

The Carey Business School will hold an online information session at noon on Thursday, May 17, for a “global immersion” course the school will offer next fall and winter in Baltimore and Quito, Ecuador. Open to Johns Hopkins graduate students interested in learning how business competitiveness is developed on an international scale, the two-credit course […]

Summer changes announced for two shuttle routes

May 14, 2012

With the spring semester coming to an end, summer schedule changes have been announced for two shuttle routes. The Homewood–Mount Washington Shuttle will run on its regular schedule during the summer, except on Commencement Day (Thursday, May 24), Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) and Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4), when it will not run at […]

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