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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.

 

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG MAKES LARGEST EVER CONTRIBUTION TO ANY EDUCATION INSTITUTION IN THE UNITED STATES

Michael R. Bloomberg and Johns Hopkins University announced an unprecedented $1.8 billion philanthropic commitment, representing the largest ever contribution to an academic institution in American history. The historic gift will be devoted exclusively to undergraduate financial aid at one of the world’s leading education, research and patient care institutions, allowing Johns Hopkins University to permanently commit to need-blind admissions and ensure unparalleled educational opportunities for the next generation of global leaders.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Saturday 10th Anniversary for Johns Hopkins Baltimore Service Day

Planting, weeding and making lunches for the homeless. These are just some of the ways more than 1,200 Johns Hopkins University students, faculty and staff will try to help the city on Saturday, Oct. 13, as they volunteer en masse at nearly 40 Baltimore non-profit organizations.

World-renowned architect Renzo Piano to design SNF Agora Institute building

Renzo Piano, winner of architecture’s most prestigious prizes and creator of masterpiece buildings on five continents, will design the headquarters of the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at the Johns Hopkins University.

ADVISORY: At JHU This Weekend, Students to Hack to Improve City Life

More than 300 graduate and undergraduate students from around the country will gather at Johns Hopkins University for the latest 36-hour HopHacks, a marathon session challenging students to come up with software and hardware ideas.

Baltimore Students to Take ‘Wakanda Challenge’ at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Event

At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the nation’s largest gathering of black elected officials, about 100 students from Baltimore City’s Dunbar High School will participate in an event called the STEAM Revolt Youth Workshop: Wakanda Design Challenge. In this interactive contest, students, who are part of Dunbar’s P-TECH college prep program, will create a new Avengers superhero with ties to African culture.

Former Sen. Mikulski releases statement on the death of John McCain

Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., has released a statement on the death Saturday of her friend and colleague Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

JHU Partners with Tsinghua for New Engineering Graduate Program

A new program will allow students to earn graduate degrees from both the Johns Hopkins University’s top-ranked Department of Biomedical Engineering and the world’s No. 1 engineering school, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Commencement Set for May 24

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

Johns Hopkins Announces 2018 Fulbright Grant Winners

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

Johns Hopkins Effort to Promote Economic Growth in Baltimore Exceeds Expectations

It pays to be a business in Baltimore. That’s the message that Johns Hopkins wants proprietors and their patrons to know as part of the institution’s HopkinsLocal initiative to support and invest in local enterprises.

ADVISORY: Sixth annual Johns Hopkins in Action day

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends are volunteering at 13 sites in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 5.

Souped-up Walker to Help Get Pediatric ICU Patients on Their Feet

An undergraduate student design team is developing a walker designed to help get pediatric ICU patients up and moving as quickly as possible.

Statement on Honorary Degree Awarded to Bill Cosby

In light of Bill Cosby’s conviction on charges of felony aggravated indecent assault, the Johns Hopkins University’s Board of Trustees today revoked his 2004 honorary degree.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2018 Honorary Degree Recipients

A ground-breaking movie-maker, the head of one of the nation’s investment bedrocks, a Baltimore civic leader, a trailblazing neuroscientist, a justice crusader and a businessman who’s left an indelible mark on the university, will receive Johns Hopkins University honorary degrees this year.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Event to Explore Role of Women in Civil Rights Movement

The Johns Hopkins University Forums on Race in America will present a dramatic reading of “The Drum Major Instinct,” featuring actress Tracie Thoms, and a panel discussion on the role of women in the civil rights movement with Edwina Moss, the former assistant to Martin Luther King Jr.

Johns Hopkins Physics Fair Returns to Homewood Campus

The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is hosting its 15th Annual Physics Fair from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Events will take place in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy, located on the north end of the campus near Homewood Field.

JHU and Lockheed Martin to Host Science and Engineering Expo at Baltimore City School

The Johns Hopkins University, Lockheed Martin and Barclay Elementary/Middle School will come together for an evening designed to showcase the science and engineering projects that students have been working on in the classroom all year.

Pratt, Lenox named managing directors for Johns Hopkins Investment Office

Joanna D. Pratt and Christopher J. Lenox, both experienced investors and university endowment portfolio managers, are joining the Johns Hopkins University as managing directors in its Office of Investments.

Students Devise One-Size-Fits-All Blood-Clotting Tool

Engineering undergraduates have developed an anti-bleeding “super gel” that can be delivered with a catheter but is hyper-absorbent enough to then swell with blood, creating a clot to block any bleeding.

Johns Hopkins Teams with Lockheed Martin to Enhance STEM Programming for PreK-12th Grade Students

The Johns Hopkins University and Lockheed Martin today announced a partnership aimed at enhancing opportunities for Baltimore City public school students pursuing academic and career fields in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The collaboration is designed to close the STEM gap that exists primarily in Pre-K through 12th grade.

Graphic Novelist Carol Tyler to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Carol Tyler, the acclaimed creator of the graphic trilogy You’ll Never Know, will speak at Johns Hopkins University.

Smartphone ‘Scores’ Can Help Doctors Track Severity of Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Parkinson’s disease, a progressive brain disorder, is often tough to treat effectively because symptoms, such as tremors and walking difficulties, can vary dramatically over a period of days, or even hours. To address this challenge, Johns Hopkins University computer scientists, working with an interdisciplinary team of experts from two other institutions, have developed a new approach that uses sensors on a smartphone to generate a score that reliably reflects symptom severity in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Justice crusader Bryan Stevenson named Johns Hopkins commencement speaker

Lawyer and social justice activist Bryan A. Stevenson, who founded an organization that has helped more than 125 wrongly condemned people on death row, will speak at Johns Hopkins University’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24.

Panel to Explore Public Lasting Health Issues in Puerto Rico from Storms

The JHU Forums on Race in America will present a panel discussion, “Six Months after Maria: Public Health Issues in Puerto Rico.”

Local Girl Scouts to Build Mini Roller Coasters During Contest at Johns Hopkins

Maryland Girl Scouts will learn about the physics involved in how roller coasters work and what it takes to be an engineer. Then, the scout troops will design and build their own mini roller coasters.