Category: Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Master’s in biotech enterprise and entrepreneurship launches

October 31, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University is now accepting applications for the Master’s in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, or MBEE, a unique graduate degree launching in spring 2012 that is grounded in the life sciences but intended for biotechnology professionals working outside the research setting to commercialize biotechnology products. The degree will be offered by Advanced Academic […]

Baking better bread

October 24, 2011

Any way you slice it, a bread that contains critical nutrients could help combat severe malnutrition in impoverished regions. That’s the goal of Johns Hopkins undergraduates who are using synthetic biology to enhance common yeast so that it yields beta carotene, the orange substance that gives its color to carrots—and, when eaten, turns into vitamin […]

The arts: What is their role?

October 24, 2011

In the battle of right brain vs. left brain, The Johns Hopkins University is asking: Why not use both? The past, present and future of the arts at Johns Hopkins came squarely into focus earlier this month as arts program leaders from other major universities visited the Homewood campus to discuss the merits of blending […]

JHU institute named as CUDA Center of Excellence by NVIDIA

October 10, 2011

Johns Hopkins University has been named a CUDA Center of Excellence by NVIDIA, a California-based visual and parallel computing technology company, honoring the university’s pioneering use of GPU computing and the CUDA programming model across research within multiple science and engineering departments. The Center of Excellence will be headquartered in Johns Hopkins’ Institute for Data […]

Advanced Academic Programs to host two events on careers in the life sciences

October 3, 2011

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Advanced Academic Programs this week is hosting two evening events called Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences and Job Search Strategies. The sessions, to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, on the Montgomery County Campus and on Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the Homewood campus, will include […]

Books: Taxes exact highest toll from poorest Americans

October 3, 2011

Poor Americans are shouldering an unfair tax burden, a toll that is exacerbating poverty-related problems, such as obesity, early mortality, low-graduation rates, teen pregnancy and crime, according to the authors of the book Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged (University of California Press, 2011). Through Taxing the Poor, co-authors Katherine S. Newman, […]

Three named professorships awarded in Physics and Astronomy

September 26, 2011

Physics and Astronomy professors Charles Bennett, Adam Riess and Joseph Silk were honored together last week in recognition of their recently received endowed professorships and the remarkable work they have contributed to the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. The event took place Sept. 19 in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on the Homewood […]

Johns Hopkins astronomer wins 2011 Balzan Prize

September 19, 2011

Johns Hopkins University astronomer Joseph Silk has been awarded the 2011 Balzan Prize, for his pioneering work on the infant universe. The $950,000 award is given annually to people or organizations that have made outstanding achievements in the fields of the natural sciences, humanities and culture, as well as for peace-promoting endeavors. Silk, a research […]

Exhibition explores scientific, artistic aspects of illustrator’s illness

September 12, 2011

Lonni Sue Johnson’s quirky, clever, colorful illustrations appeared in such prominent publications as The New Yorker and The New York Times before an attack of viral encephalitis in 2007 that left the artist (who also was a pilot and an organic dairy farmer) with severe memory-impairing brain damage. The virus attacked both sides of Johnson’s […]

Legal scholar to discuss debate over health care reform law

September 12, 2011

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Randy E. Barnett will discuss the Affordable Care Act at The Johns Hopkins University’s 2011 Constitutional Forum, which is held in conjunction with the annual observance of Constitution Day and focuses on important legal issues. During his talk, “Commandeering the People: Why ObamaCare is Unconstitutional,” Barnett will discuss the debate […]

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