Two professors at The Johns Hopkins University are available to discuss the horse meat incident. They say a culinary taboo is a distraction from the real issue: inadequate food inspection regulations.
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.
For the working poor, making housing decisions based on the old real estate adage “location, location, location” is complicated: Should a family choose cramped quarters in a safer but more expensive neighborhood, or would it be better to have a bigger apartment where rent is low but crime rates are high? When faced with difficulties finding affordable housing to accommodate their families, 124 mothers and grandmothers in Baltimore participating in a housing study often opted for a bigger apartment in a less desirable location because extra bedrooms would mean higher rental rates in safer neighborhoods in the city or surrounding counties, according to sociologists at The Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University Chicago.
Supported by a five-year $7.4 million National Science Foundation grant, experts at The Johns Hopkins University are partnering with teachers and administrators in Baltimore City Public Schools on a program to enhance teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and math in city elementary schools by making STEM a community affair. The program, called STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools – SABES for short — not only will benefit more than 1,600 students in grades three through five in nine city elementary schools, but could also become a national model for science, technology, engineering and math education.
September 25, 2012 Tags: Baltimore City Public School System, City Schools, Engineering, Greater Homewood, Highlandtown/Greektown, Johns Hopkins-Baltimore City Public Schools partnership, Katya Denisova, Lower Park Heights, Maryland Science Center, mathematics, Michael Falk, National Aquarium in Baltimore, National Science Foundation, Ronald J. Daniels, SABES, Science, STEM education, Technology, The Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering
| Category: Academic Disciplines, Education/K-12, Engineering, Government and Politics, Homewood Campus News, Institutional News, Natural Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Technology, University-Related
Children of immigrants are outperforming children whose family trees have deeper roots in the United States, learning more in school and then making smoother transitions into adulthood, according to sociologists at The Johns Hopkins University.
A first-of-its kind study using the World Wide Web to collect data from more than 10,000 study subjects ages 11 to 85 found that humans’ inborn “number sense” improves during school years, declines during old age, and remains linked throughout the entire lifespan to academic mathematics achievement. The study, led by psychologist Justin Halberda of The Johns Hopkins University and published in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of June 25, is groundbreaking for presenting a picture of how our basic cognitive abilities may change across our lifetime.
June 25, 2012 Tags: ANS, Approximate Number Sense, citizen science, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Internet, Johns Hopkins University, Justin Halberda, Krieger School of Arts and Science, mathematics achievement, National Science Foundation, number sense, PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, psychological and brain sciences, World Wide Web
| Category: Academic Disciplines, Homewood Campus News, Psychology, Social Sciences
If your story concerns casino games, particularly poker, computer scientist Avi Rubin is available to comment. Rubin, technical director of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, led a research team that discovered that hackers could easily tamper with the touchscreen voting machines used widely in the United States. More recently, he has studied the security of electronic medical records. In his spare time, Rubin is an avid poker player.
This month, thousands of college graduates are walking across the stage to shake hands, smile for the camera, and pick up their diplomas. Many of those newly minted American college graduates are moving out of their dorm rooms and back into their childhood bedrooms, according to Johns Hopkins University sociologist Katherine Newman, author of “The Accordion Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition” (Beacon Press, January 2012).
Three experts at Johns Hopkins can speak about how the birth rate among minority groups now exceeds the birth rate among whites.
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has reorganized to focus its degree programs on the study of business issues related to healthcare and the life sciences, Interim Dean Phillip Phan has announced. “We’re making this move not just because we are Johns Hopkins, with the best medical institutions in the world, but also because health care is an increasingly important part of the economic discussion in the United States,” said Phan.
May 3, 2012 Tags: Johns Hopkins; Carey Business School; Bloomberg School of Public Health; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; healthcare; life sciences; business degrees
| Category: Academic Disciplines, Business and Economics, Engineering, Environment, Institutional News, Medicine and Nursing, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, Technology, Uncategorized
The Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Center for Leadership Education, provides an opportunity for students to take a novel idea or innovative technology and develop a business plan based around it. The competition will take place on Friday, April 27, in Hodson Hall on the Homewood campus.
April 25, 2012 Tags: Business Plan Competition, Johns Hopkins Business Plan Competition, Student Business Plan Competition
| Category: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Engineering, Homewood Campus News, Medicine and Nursing, Natural Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences, Technology
The Johns Hopkins University performed $2 billion in medical, science and engineering research in fiscal 2010, making it the leading U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending for the 32nd year in a row, according to a new National Science Foundation ranking. The university also once again ranked first on the NSF’s separate list of federally funded research and development, spending $1.73 billion in FY2010 on research supported by NSF, NASA, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.
March 30, 2012 Tags: Applied Physics Laboratory, Lloyd B. Minor, National Science Foundation, R&D, research and development, The Johns Hopkins University
| Category: Academic Disciplines, Engineering, Institutional News, Natural Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, University-Related
Office of Communications Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 February 21, 2012 TO: Assignment editors, reporters, producers FROM: Brian Shields / 410-516-8337 (office) / 410-631-2890 (cell) / email@example.com RE: Johns Hopkins University and the Afro-American Newspaper Launch Event The Johns Hopkins University will host a [...]
February 21, 2012 Tags: Afro American Newspaper, Center for Africana Studies, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Mellon Foundation, Sheridan Libraries
| Category: Academic Disciplines, Events Open to the Public, Homewood Campus News, JHU Community Connections, Social Sciences, Technology, University Administration
The Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources (CER) announced today the launch of an online database (http://morgue.afro.com/AfroArchon/) describing the archival materials held by the Afro American Newspaper. The three-year project, administered jointly by CER and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Africana Studies, was funded with a $476,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
February 21, 2012 Tags: Afro American Newspaper, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Center for Africana Studies, Franklin Knight, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Moira Hinderer, Sheridan Libraries, The Johns Hopkins University, Winston Tabb
| Category: Events Open to the Public, Government and Politics, Homewood Campus News, JHU Community Connections, Social Sciences, Technology, University-Related
Politicians may sling mud at one another, but wise workers will stay above the fray during the 2012 presidential election campaign by keeping heated political discussions out of the workplace, says P.M. Forni, director of the Civility Initiative at The Johns Hopkins University.
Economic incentives can significantly increase blood donations from the public, according to a new study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins business professor.
The findings also suggest that similar methods could be used to build up life-saving supplies of human bone marrow, organs, and body parts for transplantation.
December 20, 2011 Tags: American Red Cross, blood, body parts, bone marrow, donors, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Mario Macis, Nicola Lacetera, organ, Robert Slonim
| Category: Business and Economics, Medicine and Nursing, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, Uncategorized
The American social hierarchy places people of mixed-race ancestry below whites but above blacks, while additional social stratifications along color lines are simultaneously taking place within the nation’s multiracial groups, according to a Johns Hopkins University sociologist’s study of U.S. Census data. Pamela R. Bennett, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins, studied the residential location of people who identified themselves with more than one racial group when filling out their 2000 and 2010 census forms.
A significant number of American teenagers graduate from high school unprepared to take their next big steps toward adulthood, according to a study by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Arizona’s Center for the Study of Higher Education.
December 8, 2011 Tags: college preparatory, community college, for-profit colleges, high school curriculum, high school graduates, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, Stefanie DeLuca, vocational education
| Category: Arts and Humanities, Education/K-12, Social Sciences
Why do people from different cultures negotiate in different ways? New research shows that different levels of trust account for these divergent strategies, with negotiators from less trusting cultures engaging in behaviors that lead to poor outcomes.
December 7, 2011 Tags: Amit Nandkeolyar, Brian Gunia, Dishan Kamdar, Indian School of Business, Jeanne Brett, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Journal of Applied Psychology, Northwestern University
| Category: Business and Economics, Government and Politics, International Affairs, Psychology, Social Sciences, University-Related
Financed by a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant, one of the world’s fastest and most advanced scientific computer networks—one capable of transferring in and out of The Johns Hopkins University per day the amount of data equivalent to 80 million file cabinets filled with text—will be built on the university’s Homewood campus, with support from the University of Maryland, College Park.
November 7, 2011 Tags: Alexander Szalay, astrophysics, Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy, College Park, computer science, Data-Scope, datasets, genomics, Homewood High-Performance Computing Cluster, Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, Jonathan Bagger, large-scale computations, Mark Robbins, medical research, National Science Foundation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, petabytes, physics, San Diego Supercomputer Center, scientific computer network, turbulence, U.S. Senatory Barbara Mikulski, University of Maryland, Whiting School of Engineering
| Category: Academic Disciplines, Homewood Campus News, Natural Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Social Sciences
Poor Americans are shouldering an unfair tax burden, a toll that is exacerbating poverty-related problems like obesity, early mortality, low graduation rates, teen pregnancy and crime, according to the authors of the book “Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged” (University of California Press, February 2011).
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, three student groups – the JHU Muslim Association, Hopkins Hillel and S.E.E.D. (Students Educating and Empowering for Diversity) – will conduct a candlelight memorial service for the lives lost and present four scholars who will speak on the significance of the event.
September 9, 2011 Tags: 9/11 anniversary, Hopkins Hillel, JHU Muslim Association, memorial service, university student organizations
| Category: Arts and Humanities, Government and Politics, Homewood Campus News, International Affairs, Social Sciences, Student-Related News
Reporters may want to consider some of the following Johns Hopkins University scholars as potential sources for stories about how the world has changed 10 years after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, Johns Hopkins University is presenting an online project featuring faculty, Johns Hopkins University Press authors and editors, alumni and others who are sharing their expertise on the war.
Johns Hopkins student business plan presentations and judging will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in the Charles Commons Conference Center. In each of three categories, the winning team will receive $6,000.
April 27, 2011 Tags: Business Plan Contest, Center for Leadership Education, Student Business Plan Competition, student businesses, student entrepreneurs
| Category: Business and Economics, Engineering, Homewood Campus News, Natural Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences, Student-Related News, Technology
A Johns Hopkins University dean, a vice dean and a professor are among the 212 fellows named to the 231st class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
April 20, 2011 Tags: AAAS, AAAS Fellows, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Chi Van Dang, Gabrielle M. Spiegel, Katherine S. Newman
| Category: Arts and Humanities, Institutional News, Medicine and Nursing, Social Sciences, University Administration, University-Related
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