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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.

 

New Cellular Target May Put the Brakes on Cancer’s Ability to Spread

A team led by Johns Hopkins researchers has discovered a biochemical signaling process that causes densely packed cancer cells to break away from a tumor and spread the disease elsewhere in the body.

ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Commencement Set for May 24

About 1,500 students will claim their degrees Wednesday, May 24, at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University’s divisions and campuses. 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 be the speaker.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2017 Fulbright Grant Winners

Fourteen Johns Hopkins University students and recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright grants, earning the chance to travel abroad to study, teach and conduct research.

Homewood Undergraduate Tuition to Increase 3.5 Percent, Financial Aid 9 Percent

Tuition for full-time liberal arts and engineering undergraduates at the Johns Hopkins University will rise 3.5 percent this fall while financial aid supporting those students increases a projected 9 percent to a record $99 million.

MEDIA ADVISORY: JHU to Host Panel Discussion on Economic Inclusion and the Private Sector

Leading national and local voices on economic inclusion will gather at Johns Hopkins University to discuss the role of the private sector in expanding opportunity, including specific policies and strategies that have been implemented in Baltimore and elsewhere

Media Advisory: Robots Play Soccer, Catch and Chess at Johns Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering is staging a demonstration by students who have programmed robots and drones to perform an array of tasks, including playing chess with a real chess board and passing around a soccer ball.

Ridge Named Vice President for Communications

Susan Ridge, the chief marketing officer at Save the Children, has been appointed vice president for communications of the Johns Hopkins University.

Study: Black and White Kids Faring Equally in Subsidized Housing

Once-formidable disparities between black and white families living in subsidized housing have largely vanished, and black and white children who grew up in such housing fared similarly in school, jobs and earnings, finds a new Johns Hopkins University study. However, one troubling difference remains between black and white families in assisted housing — neighborhood quality. Black families getting subsidized housing are about nine time more likely than whites to live in segregated, impoverished neighborhoods, the study found.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

An award-winning journalist, a trailblazing university president, the nation’s top librarian, an inspiration for the movie Hidden Figures, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, and a Johns Hopkins alumnus whose generous philanthropy has had an indelible impact on the lives of JHU students, will receive Johns Hopkins University honorary degrees this year.

Whose Line is it Anyway? New Hopkins Class Teaches Engineers to Think on Their Feet

Offered for the first time this semester, “Improvisation for Scientists and Engineers” uses lessons borrowed from theater classes to help such students hone their off-the-cuff verbal skills and develop poise in front of groups – valued skills in the professional world.

Students Engineer Solutions for Baltimore Problems

See how Baltimore students would use science to help their neighborhoods – the capstone to a five-year pilot program for science, technology, engineering and math education

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Physics Fair Returns to Homewood Campus

The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is hosting its 14th Annual Physics Fair. The day will include more than 200 physics demonstrations.

Johns Hopkins Engineering Students Customize Stroller for Syrian Child with Special Needs

In an effort to enhance his quality of life, undergraduate engineering students from Johns Hopkins University have customized a stroller for a local child with special needs, adding improvements that will make mobility simpler and safer for him and his family.

Media Advisory: Astronaut Kate Rubins to Speak at Johns Hopkins University

Kate Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space aboard the International Space Station last year, will talk about her work as a scientist and astronaut.

With Just One Black Teacher, Black Students More Likely to Graduate

Low-income black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are significantly more likely to graduate high school and consider attending college, concludes a new study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins University economist.

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.