Category: People

Milestone anniversaries celebrated

July 23, 2012

School of Medicine On June 21, Edward D. Miller, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, personally thanked the staff present at the 2012 School of Medicine Recognition Reception, held in Turner Concourse, for playing a vital role in keeping Johns Hopkins “The Best of the Best.” Miller also was […]

For the Record: Milestones

July 9, 2012

The following staff members are retiring or celebrating an anniversary with the university in July 2012. The information is compiled by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement, 443-997-7000. ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTERS 25 years of service Hubbard, Carlotta, Johns Hopkins University Press   20 years of service Dieper, Susanne, American Institute for Contemporary German […]

Former national security official Hans Binnendijk joins SAIS

July 9, 2012

Hans Binnendijk, a former high-ranking national security official who most recently served as vice president for research and applied learning at the National Defense University, has joined SAIS as a senior fellow. Based at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, Binnendijk, who also held the Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Policy at NDU, will […]

They were what they ate: Pre-humans ate only forest foods

July 9, 2012

You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and that seems to have been as true 2 million years ago, when pre-human relatives were swinging through the trees and racing across the savannas of South Africa, as it is today. A study published June 27 in the journal Nature reveals that Australopithecus sediba, an […]

Best of Baltimore Research

July 9, 2012

A Baltimore-based study, led by scientists at Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging and published in 2010, found that African-Americans with incomes below the poverty line have a significantly higher risk of chronic kidney disease than higher-income African-Americans or whites of any socioeconomic status. After completing this study, School of Medicine faculty member Deidra […]

Two faculty named fellows in American Academy of Nursing

July 9, 2012

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing faculty members Christine Savage and Elizabeth “Betty” Jordan have been named fellows in the American Academy of Nursing for 2012. Savage and Jordan are among 176 nursing leaders from across the United States chosen for one of the most prestigious honors in nursing. Academy fellows hold a variety of […]

Send-off and honors celebrate career of JHU’s go-to guy

July 9, 2012

The university has said goodbye to its go-to guy, but wants to make sure he’s not forgotten. Generations of students and staff have come to know Jerome “Jerry” Schnydman, a beloved and admired figure on campus who forged a legend on the lacrosse field nearly 40 years ago and then gave his alma mater more […]

Citizen science: Thousands tested their ‘gut’ sense for numbers

July 9, 2012

A first-of-its-kind study using the World Wide Web to collect data from more than 10,000 study subjects ages 11 to 85 found that humans’ inborn “number sense” improves during school years, declines during old age and remains linked throughout the entire lifespan to academic mathematics achievement. The study, led by psychologist Justin Halberda of The Johns […]

University names VP, strategic initiatives, and VP, chief of staff and secretary to the board

June 28, 2012

President Ronald J. Daniels has announced two key administrative appointments at The Johns Hopkins University: a vice president, chief of staff and secretary to the board of trustees; and a vice president, strategic initiatives. Jacqueline Lee Mok, currently The University of Arizona’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, as well as senior vice […]

A great big family picnic

June 25, 2012

Almost 1,700 staff members, faculty and their families attended the JHU Staff Appreciation Picnic held June 8 on the grounds of Johns Hopkins at Eastern, where a catered BBQ dinner was served by members of the administration, and attendees played carnival games and sang karaoke. “The picnic is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and thank […]

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