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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.

 

What Goes Wrong in the Brain When Someone Can’t Spell

By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words.

Snowden, ‘Orange is the New Black’ Author Headline JHU Speaker Series

A whistleblower, the author of a bestselling book about life in a women’s prison, and the founder of Vox.com are among those speaking at Johns Hopkins University as part of the 2016 Foreign Affairs Symposium speaker series.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Angela Davis to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Angela Davis, a leading thinker on issues of racial politics and criminal justice reform, will visit Johns Hopkins University as part of the JHU Forums on Race in America.

Department of Labor Official Joins 21st Century Cities Initiative

Ben Seigel, a Baltimore native who helped design the Obama Administration’s place-based strategy and led the federal government’s effort to address deep-rooted issues in Baltimore after last year’s unrest, has joined a Johns Hopkins University project to strengthen cities with similar urban challenges.

Johns Hopkins Welcomes First Members of the Class of 2020

A record number of high school students applied early decision this fall to the Johns Hopkins University, identifying it as their top choice and committing to attend if admitted. The 1,929 applicants represent a 3 percent increase from last year’s early decision pool, which had already seen a 17 percent increase from the prior year.

Statement from President Daniels on Diversity at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels sent a message to the university community on Friday, Nov. 13, concerning protests at colleges and universities across the country and issues of race, diversity and inclusion at Johns Hopkins. This is the text of the message.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Baltimore to Welcome 1st Engineering-Oriented School

The Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore City Schools have partnered to create the city’s first pre-K-8th grade school dedicated to giving students a foundation in engineering and computer skills.

JHU Opens Major Exhibition Celebrating Author John Barth

The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries’ new exhibition on John Barth offers visitors a kind of funhouse experience devoted to exploring the author’s life and legacy.

Artist Jane Dickson To Speak At Johns Hopkins

New York-based artist Jane Dickson who paints on everything from sandpaper to Astroturf will present a slide talk on her work on October 29 at Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins Researcher Contributes to White House Initiative on School Absenteeism

The Obama administration is enlisting help from the Johns Hopkins University in a just-announced initiative to reduce chronic absenteeism in public schools by at least 10 percent a year.

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.