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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.

 

Symphony CEO, Educator, Performer Named Dean of Peabody Institute

Fred Bronstein, the highly successful chief executive of one of America’s major symphonies, an accomplished pianist and a dedicated music educator, has been appointed to lead the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the nation’s first music conservatory.

Johns Hopkins Opens Studio For TV, Radio Interviews

The Johns Hopkins University now has a fully equipped studio available for television and radio interviews.

Johns Hopkins Names First Bloomberg Distinguished Professors

Johns Hopkins University has named two of its Nobel Prize- winning biologists and a prominent Harvard University sociologist as Bloomberg Distinguished Professors, the first members of a new group of scholars created to foster collaboration across the institution’s many divisions and help address major world problems.

Johns Hopkins University’s President Receives Contract Extension

Johns Hopkins University’s Board of Trustees voted this week to renew the contract of President Ronald J. Daniels, keeping him at the helm of the nation’s first research institution for another five years. Board chairman Jeffrey H. Aronson, announced the contract renewal, which extends Daniels’ term to 2019.

JHU Leads Nation in R&D for 34th Straight Year

The Johns Hopkins University led U.S. universities in research spending for the 34th straight year in fiscal 2012, performing $2.106 billion in medical, science and engineering R&D, the National Science Foundation says.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Christmas Eve Graveside Commemoration of Johns Hopkins on 140th Death Anniversary

Each Dec. 24, people from Johns Hopkins take time from holiday preparations to gather at a plain, unassuming family gravesite in Baltimore’s Green Mount Cemetery. Why? To mark the anniversary of the death of the man who made Johns Hopkins possible: Mr. Johns Hopkins, who died on Christmas Eve in 1873.

MedImmune, JHU Agree to Five-Year Research Deal

MedImmune, AstraZeneca’s global biologics research and development arm, and The Johns Hopkins University have entered into a five-year $6.5 million research collaboration.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cover the Anchor Institutions Conference

Reporters and columnists are invited to cover a one-day conference for universities, medical centers and other large nonprofits that use their knowledge, influence and financial clout to promote jobs, better education and community development in their home areas.

Court of Special Appeals Rules for University on Belward

A three-judge panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has ruled that the university’s proposed development of the former Belward Farm in Montgomery County is in full compliance with the university’s agreement with its former owners and is not limited “in terms of scale or density or ownership structure.”

‘Rising To the Challenge’ Campaign Is Halfway To Goal

The Johns Hopkins “Rising to the Challenge” campaign is halfway to its goal of $4.5 billion.

Kerry Ates Named President’s Chief of Staff

Katherine A. Ates, the top aide to Sen. John D. “Jay” Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., has been appointed vice president and chief of the president’s staff at The Johns Hopkins University.

Schlesinger Named Engineering Dean at Johns Hopkins

T.E. Schlesinger, a distinguished engineering researcher, teacher and veteran leader of one of the top academic departments in his field, has been appointed dean of the Whiting School of Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University.

Wyskiel to Head JHU Tech Commercialization, Corporate Relations

Christy Wyskiel, an entrepreneur and investor who has started, supported and analyzed businesses in health care and the life sciences for nearly 20 years, has been appointed senior advisor to the president for enterprise development at The Johns Hopkins University.

Next Week: New Contact Info for Johns Hopkins University Media Relations

Media spokespersons for the central administration and Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University will have new contact information beginning Sept. 4.

$1.6 Million in Rapid Renovations for Two City Schools

More than 750 public school students in Baltimore’s Charles Village return to classes this year in buildings that are safer, more functional, more attractive and better suited for learning, thanks to $1.6 million in summer upgrades, half paid for by Johns Hopkins.

Australian Nurse, Scientist, Educator to Lead School of Nursing

Patricia M. Davidson, a global leader in cardiac health for women and indigenous peoples, has been appointed the fourth dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins University Commencement Ceremony

The 137th academic year at The Johns Hopkins University has come to a close, and with that ending, new beginnings will be launched at a university-wide commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 23.

Men’s Lacrosse Will Seek Conference Tie

Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels announced today that the university will seek a NCAA Division I conference affiliation for its men’s lacrosse team.

Peabody Institute Director Jeffrey Sharkey to Step Down

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels announced that Peabody Institute Director Jeffrey Sharkey has decided to step down.

Johns Hopkins ‘Rising to Challenge’ to Raise $4.5B

Johns Hopkins aims to advance human knowledge, solve global problems and enhance the student experience with $4.5 billion to be raised in the new “Rising to the Challenge” campaign, the university and health system announced Saturday.

Rising to the Challenge: Facts at a Glance

A summary of relevant numbers and other background on “Rising to the Challenge: The Johns Hopkins Campaign.”

Robert Lieberman Named Johns Hopkins Provost

Robert C. Lieberman, a distinguished political scientist and accomplished academic administrator at Columbia University, has been named the 14th provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at The Johns Hopkins University.

Rotenberg Named Vice President, General Counsel

Mark B. Rotenberg, general counsel of the University of Minnesota, has been appointed vice president and general counsel of The Johns Hopkins University, responsible for all university legal matters.

Engineering Dean Appointed as Penn State’s Provost

Nicholas P. Jones, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering, will be leaving Johns Hopkins on June 30 to accept a position as executive vice president and provost of The Pennsylvania State University.

Shollenberger Named Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Kevin G. Shollenberger, since 2008 the chief student affairs officer for undergraduates at Columbia University, has been appointed vice provost for student affairs at The Johns Hopkins University.

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