A panel that included women in leadership positions at a top technology company – Bloomberg LP – convened at Johns Hopkins University this week to address the ongoing need to support talented young women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Recent news from The Johns Hopkins University
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.
The following Johns Hopkins University faculty members are available for perspective on the Ebola crisis.
Johns Hopkins astrophysicist Brice Ménard has been awarded a 2014 David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Ménard plans to use this fellowship to work on a new technique to estimate the distance of galaxies and then explore new directions of research.
By focusing on large, star-forming galaxies in the universe, researchers at Johns Hopkins University were able to measure its radiation leaks in an effort to better understand how the universe evolved as the first stars were formed.
Five Johns Hopkins graduate students, recently named to the 2015 class of Siebel Scholars, are each pursuing important research projects in varied bioengineering topics involving promising health-related applications.
At a time when data theft at retailers and other businesses is occurring far too frequently, Johns Hopkins information security experts have helped organize an upcoming conference to inform top executives about the growing risks of digital break-ins, how to reduce these risks, and how to manage the aftermath of a data breach. The conference is scheduled for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the university’s Homewood campus in Baltimore. More than a dozen speakers, representing the business community, academia and government offices, are slated to participate.
While previous studies of the brain suggest that processing of objects and places occur in very different locations, a Johns Hopkins University research team has found they are closely related.
Imagine a quarterback on the gridiron getting ready to pass the ball to a receiver. Suddenly, in charges a growling linebacker aiming to take him down. At what point does the quarterback abandon the throw and trigger evasive maneuvers?
A physicist with path breaking research in materials science and in the development of quantitative models for biological systems will deliver the annual Robert Resnick Lecture at Johns Hopkins University.
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About 250 university students from Johns Hopkins and other schools such as MIT, University of Maryland and Princeton are expected to participate. Roughly half will be Johns Hopkins students. The entrants will work individually or in teams of up to four people. Each single entrant or team must come up with a proposed computer application or tool. Working through the 36-hour time limit, often without a sleeping break, the students must write computer code to turn their idea into reality.
A chronicler of the black experience, a winner of the Man Booker Prize and a novelist whose debut work was included in Time magazine’s list of 100 best novels, will visit Johns Hopkins University this year through the second annual President’s Reading Series.
Carey Priebe, a noted mathematician in Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation EAGER grant for his work exploring the complex behaviors of the brain’s circuitry.
An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars in the Milky Way. The results should move astronomers closer to cracking a stardust puzzle that has vexed them for nearly a century.
Johns Hopkins University Museums September – November 2014 exhibition and programming highlights.
The Johns Hopkins University has entered into a partnership agreement with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, aimed at speeding up the development of new technology and moving the resulting products toward the marketplace more quickly. The agreement, approved recently by both parties, will enable ATAP to draw on the expertise of Johns Hopkins computer scientists and other experts, and approve funds for joint technology projects in as little as 30 days. That turnaround time is much shorter than the period usually required for obtaining grants from governments agencies and private organizations.