Issue: 2012 May 7

Maryland Hall is sporting new threads.

May 7, 2012

The original Engineering building on the Homewood campus is now adorned with banners marking the centennial of Johns Hopkins Engineering. In 1912, the Maryland State Legislature appropriated $600,000 “to establish a school or department of applied science and advanced technology” at Johns Hopkins, and at a cost of $285,500 (or $.21 per square foot), Maryland […]

Calendar — May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

COLLOQUIA Fri., May 11, 2 p.m. “Remote Sensing and Climate Change,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Robert Cahalan, NASA Goddard. Parsons Auditorium.  APL CONFERENCES Wed., May 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Europe After the Euro Crisis, a SAIS European Studies Program conference with various speakers. (All of the speakers’ comments will be […]

Classifieds — May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Catonsville, medical office in multi-physician bldg, approx 1,000 sq ft, 2nd flr view of forest, opposite Charlestown Retirement Center. $1,675/mo + utils. 410-321-8889. Charles Village, updated 3BR, 1.5BA RH, W/D, storage in bsmt, hdwd flrs, lots of light, ample prkng on- and off-street, lg garden, pets considered, 2 blks to JHU campus/shuttle, […]

JHU researchers elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 7, 2012

Paul Englund, a professor emeritus of biological chemistry, and Rachel Green and Se-Jin Lee, both professors of molecular biology and genetics, were among 82 scientists inducted April 28 into the National Academy of Sciences for their distinguished research achievements. The induction ceremony took place at the group’s 149th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. An election […]

New clues to how brain cancer cells migrate and invade

May 7, 2012

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that a protein that transports sodium, potassium and chloride may hold clues to how glioblastoma, the most common and deadliest type of brain cancer, moves and invades nearby healthy brain tissue. The findings, reported in May in the journal PLoS Biology, also suggest that an inexpensive FDA-approved drug already on […]

Tablet computers: A new tool to stop domestic violence?

May 7, 2012

Are pregnant women more likely to admit they’re victims of domestic violence to a computer than to a querying human? And if they are, could a tablet computer be a better route to encouraging abused women to get help in a safer, more expeditious manner? Those are among the questions being asked in a new […]

Evergreen Museum & Library hosts a garden party

May 7, 2012

The second Alice’s Wonderland Garden Party, sponsored by the Evergreen Museum & Library Advisory Council, will welcome spring from the formal gardens of Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen Museum & Library from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. Approximately 200 guests are expected to attend this festive fundraiser for the former Gilded Age estate of […]

SAIS gift, one of school’s largest ever, will support Foreign Policy Institute

May 7, 2012

SAIS has received one of the largest gifts in the school’s history: a residential property valued at $5.9 million from an anonymous donor. This property will be sold by the Johns Hopkins University Real Estate Office to create a permanent base of support for the Foreign Policy Institute. The FPI is the research arm of […]

Jhpiego-CBID partnership unveils global health innovations

May 7, 2012

Jhpiego and Johns Hopkins student engineers will today unveil BabyBeats and FeverPoint, two extremely affordable, innovative devices designed to help front-line health workers prevent maternal and newborn deaths in communities throughout the developing world. The projects, designed by Jhpiego-mentored students at the Whiting School of Engineering’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, or CBID, are […]

Black hole caught red-handed in stellar homicide

May 7, 2012

Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close. Supermassive black holes, weighing millions to billions times more than the sun, lurk in the centers of most galaxies. These hefty monsters lie quietly until an unsuspecting victim, such as a star, wanders close enough […]

Thanks for the memory: Old material yields room for more data

May 7, 2012

A team led by Johns Hopkins engineers has discovered some previously unknown properties of a common memory material, paving the way for development of new forms of memory drives, movie discs and computer systems that retain data more quickly, last longer and allow far more capacity than current data storage media. The work was reported April […]

Human Language Tech Center of Excellence names director

May 7, 2012

Richard Cox, a world-renowned spoken language researcher, has been appointed director of the Johns Hopkins University–based Human Language Technology Center of Excellence. The HLTCOE was founded in January 2007 to research all aspects of speech and language technologies. It focuses on advanced technology for automatically analyzing a wide range of speech, text and document data […]

Facebookers to share organ donor status with friends, family

May 7, 2012

When Harvard University friends Sheryl Sandberg and Andrew M. Cameron met up at their 20th college reunion last spring, they got to talking. Sandberg knew that Cameron, a transplant surgeon at Johns Hopkins, was passionate about solving the perennial problem of transplantation: the critical shortage of donated organs in the United States. And Cameron knew […]

At BME’s 50th, Trayanova named inaugural Sachs Professor

May 7, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering, consistently ranked as the nation’s leading program in this discipline, celebrated its 50th anniversary on May 4 with a daylong symposium that included the installation of Natalia Trayanova as the inaugural Murray B. Sachs Professor. “This occasion not only recognizes Murray and Natalia, two accomplished members of […]

Honoring the role of blacks at Johns Hopkins

May 7, 2012

Kelly Miller was born in South Carolina in 1863, the year the tide of the Civil War turned with the Battle of Gettysburg. Miller, the son of a free man and a slave woman, would head north when he turned 17 to chase his dreams of being a math scholar and honor his “band of […]

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