Issue: 2012 May 29

General counsel Steve Dunham to leave Johns Hopkins

May 29, 2012

Steve Dunham, vice president and general counsel for Johns Hopkins since December 2005, will this summer join The Pennsylvania State University as its vice president and general counsel. “I deeply regret the loss to Johns Hopkins—and to all of us—of such an outstanding colleague, adviser and university citizen,” said President Ronald J. Daniels in a […]

One Peabody shuttle stop eliminated as of today

May 29, 2012

In an effort to improve shuttle operations, starting today, May 29, the Peabody campus will have only one southbound stop, located at St. Paul Street and Mount Vernon Place; the stop at the southeast corner of St. Paul and Centre streets will be eliminated. The route is being altered so that buses continue on St. […]

Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund helps 21 local nonprofits

May 29, 2012

Twenty-one local nonprofit organizations have received financial support from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund in the form of grants totaling nearly $263,000. Sixty-six agencies applied in February for funding, with requests totaling nearly $800,000 for projects that address the needs of communities around Johns Hopkins campuses in the areas of public safety, health, employment, education […]

First JHU–Clinton Health Access Initiative fellows named

May 29, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University and the Clinton Health Access Initiative have joined forces to develop two fellowships for Johns Hopkins students to work in CHAI’s in-country programs. CHAI is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. […]

One in three households misreports smoke alarm coverage

May 29, 2012

One in three households in Baltimore misreports its smoke alarm coverage, with the vast majority of errors due to overreporting it, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. Reasons for overreporting included study participants’ incorrectly assuming that all their alarms were working because they weren’t beeping, […]

Traditional punch gets a redo by four top Baltimore mixologists

May 29, 2012

Perhaps the first “cocktail” of early America, punch is thought to take its name from the Indian word panch for five, referring to the five ingredients of which it was composed: something sour, something sweet, something strong, something weak and spices. Homewood Museum puts this historical beverage front and center for its 16th annual Evening […]

Genes at fault for cystic fibrosis–related intestinal obstruction

May 29, 2012

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a gene that modifies the risk of newborns with cystic fibrosis developing neonatal intestinal obstruction, a potentially lethal complication of the disease. Their findings, which appeared online March 15 in PlosGenetics, along with the findings of their Toronto-based colleagues, published April 1 in Nature Genetics, may lead to a […]

Osher at Johns Hopkins steps back into the 19th century

May 29, 2012

An afternoon of 19th-century music and dance will honor and recognize the anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Civil War sesquicentennial while celebrating the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University. The institute was created in 1986 as the Evergreen Society with a mission to enhance the leisure time of semi-retired and […]

‘The Gazette’ begins biweekly summer schedule today

May 29, 2012

With this issue, The Gazette begins its biweekly summer schedule. The next issue will be published on June 11. Calendar items and classifieds should be submitted by noon on Monday one week before publication by email to, fax to 443-287-9920 or online at  

Hail our supergrads

May 25, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University Commencement speakers evoked an optimistic spirit, superheroes and even pizza as they imparted words of wisdom, and humor, to the Class of 2012. On a sunny spring day that had begun with threatening gray clouds, President Ronald J. Daniels conferred degrees on 7,529 graduates at the university’s 136th Commencement ceremony marking […]

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