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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.

 

Comment from President Daniels on Sen. Mikulski

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels released a statement in reaction to the announcement today by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., that she will not seek a sixth Senate term next year.

Johns Hopkins Museums Spring 2015 Program Highlights

The Johns Hopkins University museums March through May 2015 exhibition and programming highlights including an edible kitchen garden course with Gertrude’s Restaurant chef John Shields.

2015 French Film Festival Lineup Announced

Johns Hopkins University’s annual French Film Festival opens March 2 and will showcase contemporary movies from French-speaking countries worldwide. This year’s theme is Francophone Crossings. Each of the five chosen films reflect on issues that arise when diverse populations interact, including a documentary that follows the 2007 slander trial of the Parisian satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Satiric Artist Steve Brodner to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Satiric artist and illustrator Steve Brodner will present a slide talk on his work on March 2 at the Johns Hopkins University.

Weekend Media Advisory: 47 Baltimore City School Teams to Compete Saturday in Robotics Contest at Johns Hopkins

On Saturday, Feb. 14, more than 150 middle and high school students from Baltimore City Public Schools will compete at Johns Hopkins in the Textron Systems Hopkins Robotics Cup, an event that yields the winners of the Baltimore City Mentor League VEX Robotics Championship.

Beverly Wendland Named Dean of Arts and Sciences

Beverly Wendland, a distinguished biologist known for dedication to undergraduate and graduate students, commitment to diversity, and advocacy for innovative teaching and liberal arts education, has been appointed dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Johns Hopkins 1st in Research Spending for 35th Straight Year

The Johns Hopkins University led the U.S. in higher education research spending for the 35th straight year in fiscal 2013, with $2.2 billion for medical, science and engineering research, according to the National Science Foundation.

Successful Johns Hopkins Accelerator Expands to East Baltimore

Building on the success of Johns Hopkins University’s first business accelerator, FastForward, in demand since it opened nearly two years ago, the university is expanding its innovation program to East Baltimore.

Two Johns Hopkins Engineering Faculty Members Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Two junior faculty members in Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering have been selected to receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, which recognize the highest level of excellence among early-stage researchers. The recipients are Jaafar El-Awady, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Amitabh Basu, an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

JHU Researcher Lisa Feigenson Receives 2015 Troland Research Award

Lisa Feigenson, a Johns Hopkins University researcher, who specializes in cognition and memory in humans as early as infancy, is a recipient of the National Academy of Sciences 2015 Troland Research Award.

Humans of New York Creator Headlines Foreign Affairs Symposium Series

The creator of the popular Humans of New York blog, feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Obama campaign strategist David Plouffe are among the speakers coming to Johns Hopkins University as part of the 2015 Foreign Affairs Symposium

$250,000 Johns Hopkins President’s Frontier Award Goes to Sharon Gerecht

A Johns Hopkins engineering professor who is coaxing stem cells into forming blood vessels that can nurture healthy tissue or starve cancer cells is the first recipient of a new university award that provides $250,000 in research funding. The inaugural President’s Frontier Award was announced Jan. 28 during a surprise presentation at recipient Sharon Gerecht’s lab on the university’s Homewood Campus in Baltimore. Gerecht is an associate professor in the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Johns Hopkins Launches $15-Million Award Program to Enhance Faculty-Led Research

The Johns Hopkins University today announced two new award programs that together will provide an additional $15 million to advance innovative faculty-led research over the next three years. The expanded university funding is aimed at promising early-career scholars and at organizers of ambitious research projects proposed by teams that involve more than one Johns Hopkins division or affiliate.

Message to the University Community on the Death of a Student

The university sent a message on Monday, Jan. 26, to students, faculty members and staff members at the Homewood campus on the death of Jeremy Huber, a freshman in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. This is the text of that message.

Johns Hopkins Senior Wins Churchill Scholarship

Sandya Subramanian, a Johns Hopkins University senior from Grand Rapids, Mich., has won a scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States for graduate study at England’s University of Cambridge

O’Malley to Join Johns Hopkins as Visiting Professor

Outgoing Maryland governor Martin O’Malley will join the Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School Feb. 2 as a visiting professor focusing on government, business and urban issues.

“New” San Martin Drive to be Safer, Even Better

Johns Hopkins is launching a yearlong $15 million project to improve San Martin Drive, the scenic tree-lined road that winds around the back of the university’s Homewood campus in north Baltimore.

Science at Risk as Young Researchers Increasingly Denied Research Grants

America’s youngest scientists, increasingly losing research dollars, are leaving the academic biomedical workforce, a brain drain that poses grave risks for the future of science, according to an article published this week by Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels.

A Document from University History: The Baltimore American’s Coverage of the Death of Mr. Johns Hopkins

For those who attended the annual Green Mount Cemetery observance, here is coverage of the Dec. 24, 1873, death of Mr. Johns Hopkins, founder of the university and hospital that bear his name, from one of the local newspapers of the time, The Baltimore American and Commercial Advertiser.

Christmas Eve: Graveside Commemoration of Mr. Johns Hopkins on 141st Anniversary of His Death

Media Advisory: Members of the Johns Hopkins community are invited to an annual graveside observance honoring their founder, Mr. Johns Hopkins. This year’s brief ceremony will take place at his grave in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, the 141st anniversary of his death.

Johns Hopkins Welcomes 1st Members of Class Of 2019

A record number of high school students applied early decision to the Johns Hopkins University this fall, identifying it as their top choice and committing to attend if admitted.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Traumatic Brain Injury Expert Available to Discuss the Mechanics of Concussion in Light of Lacrosse Helmet Recall

The recent decertification of two popular lacrosse helmets, the Warrior Regulator and the Cascade Model R, is causing concern for those involved in men’s lacrosse, one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports. The decertification by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment comes at a time of growing worries about concussions in athletes. At Johns Hopkins, engineers working at the forefront of traumatic brain injury research have created a novel “digital head” that is helping explain why some physical movements of the brain cause severe damage while others do not.

Message from President Daniels on Sexual Violence

President Ronald J. Daniels on Dec. 4 sent a message to students, faculty members and staff members at the university’s Homewood campus, commenting on sexual violence issues. This statement, a follow-up to previous messages on these issues, comes in the wake of the arrest by Baltimore police of two suspects in a sexual assault at an early November off-campus fraternity party.

MEDIA ADVISORY: No Batteries, No Motors in This Barrier Battle Cart Contest

Seventy-five Johns Hopkins freshmen from an introductory mechanical engineering course will compete in this event. Twenty-six teams of two or three students have built devices that must be able to move along the floor and then launch a small projectile over a six-foot-tall barrier and strike a target. For a class project, each team designed a device powered only by mousetraps and rubber bands—no motors, no batteries.

Johns Hopkins Senior Named Rhodes Scholar

Johns Hopkins University senior Peter Kalugin has been named a Rhodes Scholar, one of the top awards available to American college students.

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