Issue: 2011 October 3

International Health turns 50—and grows

October 3, 2011

The Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of International Health, the first and largest academic program of its kind, turned a distinguished half-century old last month. To mark the milestone occasion, the department honored two of the world’s leading public health philanthropists and unveiled a new center to save the lives of mothers and newborns […]

Orbital observations of Mercury reveal unprecedented surface detail

October 3, 2011

After only six months in orbit around Mercury, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft—built and operated by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory—is sending back information that has revolutionized the way scientists think about the innermost planet. Analyses of new data from the spacecraft show, among other things, new evidence that flood volcanism has been widespread on Mercury, […]

Calendar — October 3, 2011

October 3, 2011

COLLOQUIA Tues., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. “A Poiesis of Cessation and Continuity: Yolmo Buddhist Engagements With Life, Death and Mourning,” an Anthropology colloquium with Robert Desjarlais, Sarah Lawrence College. 404 Macaulay.  HW Tues., Oct. 4, 4:15 p.m. “Through the Looking-Glass, and What the Quantum Chemist Found There,” a Chemistry colloquium with T. Daniel Crawford, Virginia […]

Baltimore City one-day homeless youth count reaches 640

October 3, 2011

Results from the 2011 parallel count of homeless and unstably housed youth in Baltimore City identified 640 adolescents and young adults between the ages of 13 and 25 living out on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or guardian. In 2009, the parallel count number was 426 homeless young people. The count was conducted by […]

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, […]

NICU in children’s hospital to be named for Sutland/Pakula family

October 3, 2011

The state-of-the-art 45-bed neonatal intensive care unit on the eighth floor of the new Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center at Johns Hopkins will be named the Sutland/Pakula Family Newborn Critical Care Center to honor the family’s continuing generosity to Johns Hopkins. The most recent gifts from the family include support for construction of the neonatal […]

James E. West to be honored in two-day symposium

October 3, 2011

A symposium in honor of James Edward West will be held this weekend on the Homewood campus in celebration of his 80th birthday and his contributions to science and to diversity. West, a world-renowned African-American inventor and engineer, is a research professor of electrical and computer engineering and of mechanical engineering in Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School […]

Former Hungarian P.M. Bajnai joins SAIS as distinguished fellow

October 3, 2011

Gordon Bajnai, former prime minister of Hungary, has joined the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies as a distinguished fellow. Based at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, Bajnai, who was prime minister from 2009 to 2010, will periodically give lectures to SAIS students. He also will contribute to the […]

Notices — October 3, 2011

October 3, 2011

Fall Financial Education Seminars — In conjunction with TIAA-CREF, Johns Hopkins Human Resources is offering five new retirement seminars beginning this month and continuing through December. The seminars, to be held at numerous campus locations, are: • Johns Hopkins University Retirement 101: Annual Update 2011 highlights the benefits of the retirement plan, general retirement planning […]

Study: Alcohol advertising still reaching youth on the radio

October 3, 2011

Almost one out of 11 radio ads for alcoholic beverages in 75 markets across the nation failed to comply in 2009 with the alcohol industry’s voluntary standard for the placement of advertising, according to an analysis conducted by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In […]

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