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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.


Johns Hopkins Prepares for Annual Day of Service in Baltimore

Surveying homeless youth, picking up trash and harvesting fruits and vegetables for the disadvantaged. These are just a few tasks more than 1,000 Johns Hopkins University students, faculty and staff will pursue on Saturday, Oct. 3, for more than three dozen Baltimore non-profit organizations.

Johns Hopkins Announces Plan to Expand Economic Opportunities in Baltimore

The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System today unveiled an ambitious new initiative designed to use their purchasing and hiring power to strengthen Baltimore, promoting economic growth and job opportunities for residents, particularly those living in distressed areas of the city.

Coalition Formed to Improve College Admission Process

A diverse coalition of public and private colleges and universities, including the Johns Hopkins University, is coming together with the goal of improving the college admission application process for all students.

FEMA Data Official Joins Center for Government Excellence

Carter Hewgley, former head of analytics for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has joined a Johns Hopkins University project to make cities’ data more accessible and help solve urban problems.

Drug for Early Alzheimer’s Heads to Clinical Trial

Johns Hopkins University researchers have received an estimated $7.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to clinically test what would be the first treatment to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia.

Johns Hopkins’ Ebola Protective Suit Honored in Fast Company ‘Innovation by Design Awards’

The Johns Hopkins University’s new personal protective suit for front-line health care workers in Ebola outbreaks has been honored as one of 10 finalists in the Social Good category of Fast Company’s 2015 Innovation by Design Awards.

Johns Hopkins Announces Fall Speaker Series

The director of the movie Selma, a former vice presidential candidate and a controversial comedian are among the speakers who will visit Johns Hopkins University this fall as part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium.

JHU Museums Fall Calendar Highlights

September 9, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Heather Stalfort Office: 410-516-8329 Cell: 443-794-9164 hestalfort@jhu.edu Putting the Neo in Classical: Dressing for the Harvest Ball Sept. 10, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Location: Homewood Museum Cost: $12 public, $8 members, FREE with purchase of Harvest Ball or Fall Frolick after-party ticket. Reserve online through Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.bpt.me/producer/22987 [...]

Neighbors But Not Classmates

Contrary to assumptions that disadvantaged neighborhoods trap children in failing schools, a Johns Hopkins University sociologist has found the opposite to be true: as a neighborhood’s income decreases, its range of educational experiences greatly expands.

MEDIA ADVISORY: It’s “Baltimore Day” for Johns Hopkins Freshmen

“The idea of Baltimore Day is to get our students out of the Johns Hopkins bubble from the beginning and into places where they can learn to better understand the city that will be their home for four years,” said Justin Beauchamp, coordinator of orientation and first-year experience at the university. “We want them to appreciate the city’s history and culture and learn ways to engage in the greater Baltimore community.”

The Amazing Adaptability of the Brain’s Vision Center

By early childhood, the sight regions of a blind person’s brain respond to sound, especially spoken language, a Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist has found.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Class of 2019 Arrives in Baltimore

Johns Hopkins University’s incoming freshmen arrive in Baltimore this week. A highlight for the new class will be Baltimore Day, a chance to get to know the city they’ll call home over the next four years.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Future Engineers Use Their Noodles to Build Bridges from Spaghetti

About 160 high school students will compete in the annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest, marking the culmination of a four-week summer course called Engineering Innovation.

JHU Museums Summer Calendar Highlights

July – September 2015 Exhibition & Programming Highlights

Women’s Lacrosse Joins Big Ten as Sport Affiliate Member

The Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team has been accepted by the Big Ten Conference as a sport affiliate member and will begin play in the league during the 2017 season.

Johns Hopkins Math Students a Hit With Minor League Baseball Schedulers

With the help of some Johns Hopkins University math students, Minor League Baseball is catching up with the majors in using computers to produce its game schedules.

New York Open-Data Program Chief Joins Center for Government Excellence

Andrew Nicklin, former head of groundbreaking open-data programs in New York city and state, has joined a Johns Hopkins University project to make cities’ data more accessible and help solve urban problems.

When the Color We See Isn’t the Color We Remember

Though people can distinguish between millions of colors, we have trouble remembering specific shades because our brains tend to store what we’ve seen as one of just a few basic hues, a Johns Hopkins University-led team discovered.

$10 Million Aronson Gift Creates International Studies Center

The chair of the Johns Hopkins University’s board of trustees and his wife have committed $10 million to give students new opportunities in international relations and to enhance scholarly work on major world issues.

Undergrad Tuition to Rise 3.5 Percent, Aid 7 Percent

Tuition for full-time liberal arts and engineering undergraduates at the Johns Hopkins University will increase 3.5 percent in the 2015-2016 academic year while the financial aid budget for those students rises 7 percent.

Special Graduation Scheduled for JHU’s NCAA Lacrosse, Track Athletes

MEDIA ADVISORY: The university will hold a special graduation ceremony for athletes who will miss Thursday’s commencement because of NCAA championship competition.

Johns Hopkins Commencement Set for May 21

About 7,000 students will claim their degrees Thursday, May 21, at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University’s divisions and campuses.

13 Named Fulbright Scholars at Johns Hopkins

Thirteen Johns Hopkins University students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to travel abroad to such places as Fiji, China, and France to study, teach, and conduct research after recently being named Fulbright Scholars.

Johns Hopkins Community Joins in Day of Service to Baltimore

About 380 Johns Hopkins alumni, students, parents and employees and their relatives and friends are volunteering for Baltimore City at 10 sites on Saturday, May 2.

Johns Hopkins Physics Fair Returns to Homewood Campus

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University will host its 12th annual Physics Fair from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. The fair coincides with the university’s annual Spring Fair celebration on the Homewood campus.