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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: 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.”

Johns Hopkins Pledges Commitment to Local, Sustainable Food

At least 30 percent of Johns Hopkins University food purchases will be local, sustainable, humane and fair-trade by 2020, Johns Hopkins University has pledged.

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.

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.

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.

Carey Business School’s ‘Innovation for Humanity’ Course Wins Sustainability Award from Johns Hopkins

The Innovation for Humanity course of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Global MBA program is being honored in the inaugural Green Blue Jay Awards presented by the Johns Hopkins University Office of Sustainability.

Memorial on Feb. 22 For Longtime JHU President Steven Muller

A memorial service for Steven Muller, president emeritus of The Johns Hopkins University, will be held at the university’s Peabody Institute in Baltimore on Friday. Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m.

Armada Hoffler, Beatty Development Group will develop JHU project in Charles Village

The Johns Hopkins University has chosen a team headed by Baltimore- and Virginia-based Armada Hoffler to develop a mixed-use retail and residential complex with garage parking on university-owned land in the 3200 block of St. Paul Street in Charles Village.

Michael R. Bloomberg Commits $350 Million to Johns Hopkins for Transformational Academic Initiative

Philanthropist and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has committed $350 million to The Johns Hopkins University, anchoring a major initiative aimed at bringing significant innovation to U.S. higher education. The total commitment – the largest ever to the university – lifts Bloomberg’s lifetime giving to Johns Hopkins beyond $1 billion.

Longtime Johns Hopkins President Steven Muller Dies

Steven Muller, a major figure in U.S. higher education who served 18 years as president of The Johns Hopkins University, died Jan. 19 at his home in Washington, D.C., of respiratory failure. He was 85.

Johns Hopkins University hosts second annual symposium on university-level science teaching

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, Johns Hopkins University will again host the Symposium on Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the Sciences. The daylong Gateway Sciences Initiative (GSI) symposium will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Hodson Hall on the university’s Homewood campus in Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins Alumni Association President Ray Snow Receives Heritage Award

The Johns Hopkins University recently honored Ray Snow of Palm Beach, Fla., with its Heritage Award for his outstanding service to the university and its alumni association.

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