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This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.

 

Columnist Frank Bruni to Give Commencement Address

March 28, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jill Rosen Office: 443-997-9906 Cell: 443-547-8805 jrosen@jhu.edu Journalist Frank Bruni, whose 22-year career at The New York Times has included stints as White House correspondent, restaurant critic and now columnist, will speak at the Johns Hopkins University’s commencement ceremony on Wednesday May 24. A wide-ranging opinion writer who […]

Christopher Morphew Named Dean of Education

Christopher C. Morphew, an experienced academic leader and prominent scholar at the University of Iowa College of Education, has been appointed dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

Nine Johns Hopkins Engineers Named AIMBE Fellows

Nine faculty members from The Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering have been named Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Change-makers Admitted to Johns Hopkins Class of 2021

The Johns Hopkins University has admitted 2,542 students to the Class of 2021 — civic leaders, social activists, and young people already making a mark on their world.

Illustrator Barry Blitt to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Barry Blitt will speak Monday April 3 at Johns Hopkins University.

Scientists Make the Case to Restore Pluto’s Planet Status

Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So is Europa, commonly known as a moon of Jupiter, and the Earth’s Moon, and more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system that are denied this status under a prevailing definition of “planet.”

Johns Hopkins Graduate Programs Rank Among U.S. News Best

Johns Hopkins University graduate programs in nursing, education, medicine, and biomedical engineering are considered among the best in the country, according to the newest U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best Graduate Schools.”

JHU Museums Spring Calendar Highlights

March 13, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Heather Stalfort Office: 410-516-8329 Cell: 443-794-9164 hestalfort@jhu.edu TREASURES OF CHINESE EXPORT ART AT HOMEWOOD MUSEUM On view through Apr. 2, 2017 Location: Homewood Museum Cost: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or by advance arrangement. The first American ship to […]

Johns Hopkins Makes Progress in Goal to Build, Hire and Buy Locally

The Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System hired 304 workers from Baltimore’s distressed neighborhoods and campus-area communities and committed $55.5 million of construction project spending with minority- and women-owned or disadvantaged businesses in the first year of their HopkinsLocal initiative, according to a progress report released today.

MEDIA ADVISORY: HopkinsLocal One-Year Progress Report

Ronald J. Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University and Ronald R. Peterson, President of the Health System and Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will discuss the progress that has been made with HopkinsLocal, the initiative developed by Johns Hopkins to promote its commitment to build, hire and buy locally.

When Women’s Health Improves, Domestic Violence Diminishes

Chronically ill, low-income women who thought they were dying, experienced a sharp reduction in domestic violence after getting access to a life-saving treatment, a Johns Hopkins University-led study found.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s – a Key Discovery About Human Memory

As Superman flies over the city, people on the ground famously suppose they see a bird, then a plane, and then finally realize it’s a superhero. But they haven’t just spotted the Man of Steel – they’ve experienced the ideal conditions to create a very strong memory of him.

Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychologists are the first to link human’s long-term visual memory with how things move. The key, they found, lies in whether we can visually track an object. When people see Superman, they don’t think they’re seeing a bird, a plane and a superhero. They know it’s just one thing – even though the distance, lighting and angle change how he looks.

Voice Technology Education at Johns Hopkins Gets a Boost from Amazon

At a time when more home, office and vehicle devices respond to vocal commands, Amazon has selected Johns Hopkins University among the first four schools to receive support from the Alexa Fund Fellowship, a new program designed to encourage advances in voice communication between people and machines.

Panel at Johns Hopkins to Discuss Social Identity Issues

The next event in the JHU Forums on Race in America will feature a panel of scholars and activists discussing how the recognition of multiple, overlapping social identities has a powerful effect on individuals’ daily lives and social movements.

Perlioni Named Johns Hopkins Chief Investment Officer

Jason T. Perlioni, chief investment officer of Pritzker Group Asset Management, has been appointed vice president, investments, and chief investment officer of the Johns Hopkins University

Homewood Museum Director/curator Named

Julia Rose has been appointed the new Director and Curator of Homewood Museum. Rose is currently the director of the West Baton Rouge Museum and an adjunct instructor in museum studies at Louisiana State University. She will begin her new role at Johns Hopkins University on June 1.

President, Wife, Create Student Aid Endowment

Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and his wife, faculty member Joanne Rosen, are establishing a $1 million financial aid endowment for undergraduates at the university who are among the first in their families to attend college.

New Gene Sequencing Software Could Aid in Early Detection, Treatment of Cancer

A research team from the United States and Canada has developed and successfully tested new computational software that determines whether a human DNA sample includes an epigenetic add-on linked to cancer and other adverse health conditions.

Media Advisory: Hundreds of College Students to Convene at JHU for Weekend of HopHacks

Graduate and undergraduate students from around the country will gather at Johns Hopkins University for the latest HopHacks, a marathon session challenging students to realize their best software and hardware ideas and compete for cash and other sponsored prizes.

Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a new Johns Hopkins University study finds.

52 Baltimore City School Teams to Compete in Robotics Contest at Johns Hopkins

On Saturday, Feb. 4, more than 200 middle and high school students from Baltimore City Public Schools will compete in the Hopkins Robotics Cup, the Baltimore City VEX and VEX IQ Robotics League championship event. This engineering challenge, which changes every year, is presented in the form of a game.

Wanted: Self-Driving Cells to Pursue Deadly Bacteria

Drawing on their expertise in control systems and cell biology, Johns Hopkins University researchers are setting out to design and test troops of self-directed microscopic warriors that can locate and neutralize dangerous strains of bacteria.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Theory for Trump’s Frenetic First Days

Johns Hopkins University political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg offers a possible explanation of the motives behind the flurry of executive orders and presidential memoranda issued during President Donald Trump’s first week in office.

Composer Michael Hersch Wins $250,000 President’s Frontier Award

Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute composer and pianist Michael Hersch, whose groundbreaking work has been performed worldwide, has won the university’s 2017 President’s Frontier Award, an honor that comes with $250,000 for research and innovation.

Message from the President and Provost Regarding Federal Immigration Action

Johns Hopkins University leaders sent an email message on Saturday, Jan. 28, in response to the executive order on immigration issued a day earlier by President Donald Trump.