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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.

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: Symposium to Explore Black Marriage

The symposium will explore contemporary black marriage across legal, political, cultural, social, economic, and historical contexts. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers who will address the current state of black intimate relationships in all of forms and orientations.

Johns Hopkins University Statement on New Public Safety Initiative

Johns Hopkins said it fully supports legislation in the General Assembly that would give the university and other independent higher education institutions in Baltimore City the authority to enter into memoranda of understanding with the Baltimore Police Department to create university police departments.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference to Explore Race, Segregation and Inequality

Race & Inequality in America: The Kerner Commission at 50. A conference featuring dozens of scholars and experts exploring race, segregation, and inequality 50 years after the release of the historic Kerner Commission Report.

Police Commander Melissa Hyatt Joins Johns Hopkins as Security Vice President

Melissa R. Hyatt, recently named colonel of homeland security and training for the Baltimore Police Department after other significant command assignments in a career of more than 20 years, has been appointed vice president for security for Johns Hopkins.

Hundreds of College Students to Convene at JHU for Marathon Weekend Hackathon

Graduate and undergraduate students from around the country will gather at Johns Hopkins University this weekend for the latest HopHacks, a marathon session. The event challenges students to realize their best software and hardware ideas and compete for cash and other sponsored prizes.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Super Bowl Marks the Season’s End, But Concussion Concerns Continue

During this year’s Super Bowl, K.T. Ramesh, a biomechanics expert at Johns Hopkins University, will pay more attention to the collateral damage that can occur during football games: head injuries. He is developing a technological tool to help better diagnose concussions and predict where related brain damage has likely occurred.

Media Advisory: 55 Baltimore City School Teams to Compete in Robotics Contest at Johns Hopkins

On Saturday, Jan. 7, 2018, more than 200 elementary, middle and high school students from Baltimore City Public Schools will compete in the Hopkins Robotics Cup, the Baltimore City VEX and VEX IQ Robotics League’s championship event at Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus..

JHU Students to Recreate 18th or 19th Century Desserts

Like The Great British Baking Show or the Cake Wrecks blog? Johns Hopkins University students enrolled in a new intersession course called “Cooking the Books” will experience a bit of both this week as they try to recreate desserts from 18th or 19th century recipes.

Wall Street’s Bill Miller Commits Record $75 Million to Philosophy Department

Legendary investor William H. “Bill” Miller III has committed a record $75 million to the Johns Hopkins University Department of Philosophy, believed to be by far the largest ever to a university philosophy program.

Johns Hopkins Engineering Students Build Custom Walker for Special Needs Toddler

Santa’s helpers made a visit to the Port Deposit, Maryland, family this week, delivering a gift that promises to make their holiday season especially happy and bright: a walker that was custom-designed and constructed for the family’s smallest member by a group of Johns Hopkins engineering students.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Graveside Commemoration of Mr. Johns Hopkins Marks 144th Anniversary of his Death

On Dec. 23, Johns Hopkins employees, alumni, students and friends will attend the annual graveside observance honoring the founder of the university and health system, Mr. Johns Hopkins.

BLocal Businesses Invest Millions in Unprecedented Build, Hire, Buy, Effort

Twenty-five Baltimore-area companies that came together to help increase economic opportunities for local businesses and residents today announced that they not only met the goal they set for the three-year program, they surpassed it – in just the first year.

Johns Hopkins Welcomes 1st Members of Class of 2022

An impressive group of 610 high school students who applied for early admission to Johns Hopkins University were offered admission today, making them the first members of the undergraduate Class of 2022.

Coalition Seeks to Increase Transparency on Life Science Career Prospects

Nine U.S. research universities, incliuding Johns Hopkins, and a major cancer institute announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

University Statement on Divestment from Major Coal Producers

The Johns Hopkins University will divest from separately managed investments in thermal coal following a vote from its board of trustees.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Leaders to Address Issues Facing Cities

Leaders representing about 45 U.S. cities and urban scholars will convene to discuss new research on critical issues for metro areas during the 21st Century Neighborhoods: Research. Leadership. Transformation symposium, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative.

Researchers Devise Sensors and Phone App to Find Early Signs of Sickness in Newborns

A Johns Hopkins University team that includes biomedical engineering faculty and graduate students, global health experts and technology specialists will receive a $100,000 grant to support their plan to enable mothers in remote villages to use novel, low-cost sensors and a simple cell phone app to spot serious health problems during their newborn babies’ critical first week. The university’s NeMo team, short for Neonatal Monitoring, was named as one of 51 new Grand Challenges Explorations winners in an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

John Kasich to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the last Republican candidate in the race for his party’s nomination against Donald Trump, will speak at Johns Hopkins University.

Environmentalist Winona LaDuke to Speak at Johns Hopkins

The next event in the JHU Forums on Race in America will feature environmentalist Winona LaDuke.

University Buys Baltimore’s Landmark Stieff Silver Site

The Johns Hopkins University today bought Baltimore’s historic Stieff Silver complex, making a highly visible symbol of the city’s manufacturing heritage formally a part of its future in the knowledge economy.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Don’t Let These Creepy Skeletons Get Under Your Skin

On Halloween night, from their haunted hiding places beneath Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, scary skeletons will come to life in the dark depths of Hackerman Hall—and begin to dance!

MEDIA ADVISORY: Experts Can Discuss Fed Chair Options

Janet Yellen’s term as chair of the Federal Reserve is slated to end in February 2018. Speculation is underway about who President Donald Trump might choose to be her successor in the highly influential role leading the central bank of the United States.

Johns Hopkins University has several experts available, all with extensive media commentating experience, to discuss this and any news related to The Fed.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Painter Amy Sherald to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Award-winning painter Amy Sherald will speak at Johns Hopkins University. The talk is free and open to the public.

JHU Undergrads’ ‘Nasal Relief’ Team Named Finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition

A Johns Hopkins student team that wants to help people breathe easier has scored a coveted finalist spot in the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition, organizers of the event have announced. The students devised a simple, discreet device to open obstructed nostrils, a common problem that can cause snoring and other sleep disruptions, as well as exercising difficulties.

MEDIA ADVISORY: More Than 1,000 at JHU Ready for Baltimore Service Day

September 21, 2017 CONTACT: Jill Rosen Office: 443-997-9906 / Cell: 443-547-8805 jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps Painting, gardening and beautifying city neighborhoods. These are just a few of the ways more than 1,200 Johns Hopkins University students, faculty and staff will try to help Baltimore on Saturday, Sept. 23, as they volunteer en masse at nearly 40 local […]