It is a mystery that has stymied astrophysicists for decades: how do black holes produce so many high-power X-rays? In a new study, astrophysicists from The Johns Hopkins University, NASA and the Rochester Institute of Technology conducted research that bridges the gap between theory and observation by demonstrating that gas spiraling toward a black hole inevitably results in X-ray emissions.
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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.
This year’s theme, Fruitful Brews, spotlights fruit beer and cider makers who are crafting a comeback—reviving America’s orchard heritage, revisiting traditional styles, and bringing new sophistication to these age-old farmhouse beverages.
Carey Business School’s ‘Innovation for Humanity’ Course Wins Sustainability Award from Johns Hopkins
The Innovation for Humanity course of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Global MBA program is being honored in the inaugural Green Blue Jay Awards presented by the Johns Hopkins University Office of Sustainability.
November 27, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Patrick Ercolano 410-234-9296 firstname.lastname@example.org Janet Marie Smith, celebrated architect and driving force behind the design of Baltimore’s iconic Oriole Park at Camden Yards, will be the speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s annual Allan L. Berman Lecture on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. The lecture will [...]
‘Large, Dirty’ Companies Get Greener as Way to Earn More Green, Says Carey Business School Researcher
Refuting their image as careless polluters, “large and dirty” industrial firms are recognizing that it makes economic sense to adopt eco-friendly strategies, says a Johns Hopkins University business professor who has co-authored a paper on the topic.
While promoters of concerts and sporting events have opposed the ticket-resale industry for what they say is its negative impact on their sales, a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan argues that promoters actually can profit from the presence of the secondary market.
The Evergreen Museum & Library Advisory Council is pleased to announce the second Alice’s Wonderland Garden Party, which will welcome spring from the magnificent formal gardens of Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library, on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Launches $90 Million Institute to Study ‘Extreme Events’ and Help Develop Better Protective Materials for the Army
The Johns Hopkins University has won an award worth up to $90 million from the U.S. Army to tap the expertise of the nation’s top academic researchers to help the Army develop new lightweight materials to better protect soldiers and vehicles. Toward this goal, Johns Hopkins is forming a new institute where researchers will try to understand precisely what happens when impacts on materials result in “extreme dynamic environments.”
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will team up with the Johns Hopkins Office of Technology Transfer and the University at Albany Business School on Thursday, April 19, to present “Making a Quantum Leap in Technology Transfer.”
“The Murals of San Bartolo and the Mythic Origins of Ancient Maya Gods and Kings” will be the subject of a free lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in Gilman Hall, Room 50, on the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has appointed James E. Rogers, founder of a media company that owns 11 NBC and FOX affiliate television stations in five Western states, as an executive in residence.
The political beliefs of corporate CEOs strongly influence the tax-avoidance strategies of the firms they run, and those firms with Republican chief executive officers show a significantly higher level of tax avoidance than do companies with CEOs of no obvious political preference, according to a new study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins business professor.
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Law Institute, will hold a symposium, “Issues in Global Health: Advancing Efficiency and Quality through Regulatory Science,” from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2011, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Funding is provided by Johnson & Johnson. Carey professors Toby Gordon and Dipankar Chakravarti are co-conveners of the event.
An existing anti-seizure drug improves memory and brain function in adults with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study led by neuroscientist Michela Gallagher of The Johns Hopkins University. The findings raise the possibility that doctors will someday be able to use the drug, levetiracetam, already approved for use in epilepsy patients, to slow the abnormal loss of brain function in some aging patients before their condition becomes Alzheimer’s.
Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Announces New Concentration in Human Systems Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals program, part of the Whiting School of Engineering, is offering a new concentration in the field of human systems engineering. The concentration, a new option in the part-time master’s degree program in systems engineering, will be available beginning in fall 2011.