Issue: 2011 October 17

American Academy of Arts and Sciences inducts 231st class

October 17, 2011

Katherine S. Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and a professor of sociology; and Gabrielle M. Spiegel, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of History at Johns Hopkins were among 179 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy […]

Zelda Fitzgerald, Louise Wheatley exhibitions open at Evergreen

October 17, 2011

Evergreen Museum & Library will celebrate the opening of two special exhibitions this week at a reception at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The nearly 40-year career retrospective Intimate Earth: The Art of Louise Wheatley features a rotating display of 70 works by contemporary Maryland textile artist and weaver Louise Wheatley. Of astonishing intimacy […]

Piero Weiss, 83, pianist and musicologist at Peabody

October 17, 2011

Musicologist and pianist Piero Weiss, a member of the Peabody Conservatory faculty since 1985, died of pneumonia on Oct. 2 at the age of 83. He was still teaching during the current semester. “Dr. Weiss improved a generation and a half of Peabody students,” wrote Paul Mathews, associate dean for academic affairs, in his blog […]

‘Eureka!’ opens at the George Peabody Library

October 17, 2011

Since the acquisition last fall of the Dr. Elliott and Eileen Hinkes Collection of Rare Books in the History of Science by Johns Hopkins’ Sheridan Libraries, scientists and bibliophiles alike have been eagerly anticipating the chance for a closer look at this magnificent collection. With the opening of Eureka! on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the […]

Exploring why girls in sub-Saharan Africa are vulnerable to HIV

October 17, 2011

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that community members correlate an increase in HIV vulnerability among adolescent girls with weak structural support systems. While adolescent girls are three to four times more likely than adolescent boys to be living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, few studies […]

Free security/safety inspections offered near Homewood

October 17, 2011

As a crime prevention and safety measure, Homewood Campus Safety and Security is offering free home security inspections to students, faculty and staff living in neighborhoods contiguous to the Homewood campus. Edmund Skrodzki, executive director of Campus Safety and Security, said that the service is being provided in order to enhance security awareness to make […]

Johns Hopkins bioethicist honored for work on social justice issues in health policy

October 17, 2011

Ruth Faden, founding director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and an authority on research ethics and social justice considerations in health policy, is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award given by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. The award was presented Oct. 15 during the organization’s annual meeting in […]

JHU OUTList goes live on National Coming Out Day

October 12, 2011

Johns Hopkins invites its LGBT community to log in to “come out.” On National Coming Out Day, The Johns Hopkins University launched the OUTList, a user-driven online list of university faculty, staff, students, fellows and alumni who voluntarily identify themselves as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. To celebrate the launch, the […]

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