Issue: 2012 May 29

Calendar

May 29, 2012

BLOOD DRIVES Wed., May 30, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For more information, call 410-614-0913 or email johnshopkinsblooddrive@jhmi.edu. Johns Hopkins@Eastern. COLLOQUIA Wed., May 30, 3:30 p.m. “Galaxy Formation and Evolution Through Metals,” an STScI colloquium with Lisa Kewley, University of Hawaii. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW Fri., June 1, 2 […]

JH-U-Turn gives unwanted items a second chance

May 29, 2012

End-of-the-year unwanted clothing, furniture, electronics and household items may go into the dumpster at some college campuses, but at Johns Hopkins, they get a second chance by being donated to the annual JH-U-Turn yard sale. Shoppers get great prices (cash only), and the proceeds benefit the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund and the United Way of […]

‘Typographer’s Dream’ on stage at Swirnow Theater

May 29, 2012

The Homewood Arts Program will be hosting a local professional theater company for two weeks in the Mattin Center’s Swirnow Theater. From May 31 through June 16, Iron Crow Theatre will be presenting The Typographer’s Dream, which the company describes as an “unusual, funny, unnerving play.” Details about the play, ticket information and dates and […]

A big shake

May 29, 2012

Showing sportsmanship by shaking hands before their chess match are Brandon Boles, a pre-K student at Pimlico Elementary, and Jaylon Simpson, a first-grader at Alexander Hamilton Elementary. The duo competed in the citywide chess tournament held May 22 in Homewood’s Glass Pavilion. Simpson finished the day undefeated and was crowned the Baltimore Kids Chess League […]

Smart idea

May 29, 2012

After four years at Johns Hopkins, what might be the most appropriate place to say good-bye to college and your friends? The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, where you spent so much of your time, right? Two years ago, a new tradition—with the name MSEE-YA (think about it)—began. It’s a party for seniors set in the […]

Classifieds

May 29, 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. Butchers Hill, beautifully remodeled 3-story house, 3 BR suites, 3.5BAs, kitchen, W/D, dw, sec sys, amazing rooftop […]

Study: Molecule necessary for DNA repairs also halts them

May 29, 2012

Repairing DNA breaks can save a cell’s life, but shutting off the repair machinery can be just as critical. How cells accomplish this feat was unknown. However, new research by Johns Hopkins scientists, published in the Feb. 22 issue of Nature, suggests that shutting down the repair machinery relies heavily on the same molecule used […]

Parking permit rate changes set at Homewood and Eastern

May 29, 2012

New permit parking rates go into effect on July 1 for parking lots and garages on the Homewood and Eastern campuses. Since parking is paid in advance, these changes will be enacted on the June 29 payroll cycle. All surface lots are $59 per month. Faculty hangtag parking and general garage parking are $94 per […]

Recipes for learning

May 29, 2012

Nearly 800 fourth-graders from seven elementary schools in Montgomery County learned bread baking and, at the same time, basic principles in chemistry, math and measurement, through the King Arthur Flour Life Skills Bread Baking Program, which was held on two days last week on the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, Md. The day […]

Charles Village Festival set for first weekend in June

May 29, 2012

The Charles Village Festival returns to the Wyman Park Dell on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, with live entertainment on two stages, kids’ activities, crafters and beer/wine and food vendors, and a neighborhood garden walk. Admission is free to the two-day event, which celebrates the neighborhood and is a major fundraiser for multiple […]

One Peabody shuttle stop eliminated as of today

May 29, 2012

In an effort to improve shuttle operations, starting today, May 29, the Peabody campus will have only one southbound stop, located at St. Paul Street and Mount Vernon Place; the stop at the southeast corner of St. Paul and Centre streets will be eliminated. The route is being altered so that buses continue on St. […]

General counsel Steve Dunham to leave Johns Hopkins

May 29, 2012

Steve Dunham, vice president and general counsel for Johns Hopkins since December 2005, will this summer join The Pennsylvania State University as its vice president and general counsel. “I deeply regret the loss to Johns Hopkins—and to all of us—of such an outstanding colleague, adviser and university citizen,” said President Ronald J. Daniels in a […]

Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund helps 21 local nonprofits

May 29, 2012

Twenty-one local nonprofit organizations have received financial support from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund in the form of grants totaling nearly $263,000. Sixty-six agencies applied in February for funding, with requests totaling nearly $800,000 for projects that address the needs of communities around Johns Hopkins campuses in the areas of public safety, health, employment, education […]

First JHU–Clinton Health Access Initiative fellows named

May 29, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University and the Clinton Health Access Initiative have joined forces to develop two fellowships for Johns Hopkins students to work in CHAI’s in-country programs. CHAI is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. […]

One in three households misreports smoke alarm coverage

May 29, 2012

One in three households in Baltimore misreports its smoke alarm coverage, with the vast majority of errors due to overreporting it, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. Reasons for overreporting included study participants’ incorrectly assuming that all their alarms were working because they weren’t beeping, […]

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