Three-term New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is providing initial funding for a new international policy institute at the Johns Hopkins University named in honor of his long-time friend, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
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 annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University is returning to the Homewood campus this month, with several prominent speakers scheduled to appear during the spring semester under the theme, “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line.” Retired Gen. Stanley McChyrstal, who most recently served as commander of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, will open the lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
The annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University has returned with several prominent speakers scheduled to visit the Homewood campus during the spring semester.
Members of the Johns Hopkins University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-JHU) — who have launched humanitarian efforts in Ecuador, Guatemala and South Africa — will discuss their work at the group’s annual showcase on Sunday, Feb. 25.
Should the disputed Falkland Islands be returned to Argentina? In his latest article for Globe Asia, titled “The Falklands and other dangerous disputed territories – a market solution,” Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics at The Johns Hopkins University, writes that a market solution could help Britain and Argentina avoid another war.
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make time stand still — at least when it comes to the yearly calendar. Using computer programs and mathematical formulas, Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Steve H. Hanke, an applied economist in the Whiting School of Engineering, have created a new calendar in which each new 12-month period is identical to the one which came before, and remains that way from one year to the next in perpetuity.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies announced today the release of a new manual to help statistical agencies around the world track the amount, type and value of volunteer work in their countries.
To raise money for Haiti earthquake relief efforts, Johns Hopkins student organizations have organized a daylong series of events involving music, dancing, food and athletics on Saturday, Feb. 20, on the university’s Homewood campus. The overall theme is “Saturday for Haiti.”
With a lineup of big-name speakers and a new, interactive Web site, the annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium is returning to the Homewood campus this week, with a talk by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Shriver Hall Auditorium.
For stories related to the earthquake in Haiti, consider the following sources from The Johns Hopkins University. Listed with each source is a brief description of his or her area of expertise.
President Obama is scheduled tonight to announce his strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in response, three student groups at Johns Hopkins have organized a panel discussion for Thursday night, reflecting the discussions happening nationwide on the topic.