Category: Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Tackling the global water challenge

September 12, 2011

Earlier this month, 20 high-profile experts on water use, the world economy, and urban and rural development traveled to the small town of Bellagio, Italy, for a three-day brainstorming session. The conference, co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Global Water Program and the Rockefeller Foundation, sought to address how best to accelerate safe water access […]

Exploring ‘America’s Boundless Possibilities’

September 12, 2011

Jerry Springer will lead off Johns Hopkins’ annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium on Wednesday, Sept. 21, on the Homewood campus. Springer’s lecture is the first of seven events making up this year’s symposium, America’s Boundless Possibilities: Innovate, Advance, Transform. Also scheduled are Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern, a Johns Hopkins alumna and trustee, […]

Astrophysicist Riess wins the 2011 Einstein Medal

February 21, 2011

Adam Riess, an astrophysicist at The Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute, on Friday was awarded the Einstein Medal 2011 by the Albert Einstein Society of Bern, Switzerland. The society’s board of trustees recognized Riess for leadership in the High-z Supernova Search Team’s 1998 discovery that the expansion rate of the universe […]

‘.jpg’ for the mind: How the brain compresses visual information

February 14, 2011

Most of us are familiar with the idea of image compression in computers. File extensions such as “.jpg” or “.png” signify that millions of pixel values have been compressed into a more-efficient format, reducing file size by a factor of 10 or more with little or no apparent change in image quality. The full set […]

Big boost for KSAS grad stipends

November 8, 2010

The School of Arts and Sciences will receive more than $5 million from the President’s Office over the next five years to fund graduate stipends. President Ronald J. Daniels made the announcement at the Oct. 23 rededication ceremony of the newly renovated Gilman Hall, the school’s flagship building. The investment, Daniels said, would allow the […]

Young social entrepreneur makes spare minutes matter

November 8, 2010

Jacob Colker, a graduate student in the Communications in Contemporary Society program in the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs, is among the first group of young social entrepreneurs to be honored by the Rolex Awards for Enterprise: Young Laureates Programme. On Thursday, Nov. 11, Colker and four other winners will be feted for their dedication […]

Food tastes better when you work hard for it, study shows

November 8, 2010

It’s commonly accepted that we appreciate something more if we have to work hard to get it, and a study by Johns Hopkins psychologists bears that out, at least when it comes to food. The study seems to suggest that hard work can even enhance our appreciation for fare we might not prefer, such as […]

Q&A with Katherine Newman of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

October 25, 2010

This is part of a yearlong series of talks with the leaders of Johns Hopkins’ nine academic divisions and the Applied Physics Laboratory. Even before she rolled up her sleeves as dean, Katherine S. Newman  began thinking about a long-range vision for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences that would focus on the quality […]

KSAS: New structure at the top

September 20, 2010

In an effort to streamline operations, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has reconfigured her office, moving to a structure that will better serve departments and permit more “interdisciplinary synergies” between departments and across divisions. “Department chairs need to be able to take concerns and questions about all […]

‘Hubble repairman’ now a Johns Hopkins research professor

July 19, 2010

NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld has walked in space eight times and logged more than 800 hours floating in that deep, dark void over the course of five space flights, including three to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Now, he is about to explore a new frontier: The Johns Hopkins University. On July 1, the man […]

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