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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.

 

Jason Kravitz Appointed Director of Strategic Communications

Jason Kravitz, a veteran communications and public affairs executive, has been appointed director of strategic communications and senior advisor in the Office of the President.

Comment from President Daniels on Sen. Mikulski

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels released a statement in reaction to the announcement today by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., that she will not seek a sixth Senate term next year.

Beverly Wendland Named Dean of Arts and Sciences

Beverly Wendland, a distinguished biologist known for dedication to undergraduate and graduate students, commitment to diversity, and advocacy for innovative teaching and liberal arts education, has been appointed dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

$250,000 Johns Hopkins President’s Frontier Award Goes to Sharon Gerecht

A Johns Hopkins engineering professor who is coaxing stem cells into forming blood vessels that can nurture healthy tissue or starve cancer cells is the first recipient of a new university award that provides $250,000 in research funding. The inaugural President’s Frontier Award was announced Jan. 28 during a surprise presentation at recipient Sharon Gerecht’s lab on the university’s Homewood Campus in Baltimore. Gerecht is an associate professor in the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Johns Hopkins Launches $15-Million Award Program to Enhance Faculty-Led Research

The Johns Hopkins University today announced two new award programs that together will provide an additional $15 million to advance innovative faculty-led research over the next three years. The expanded university funding is aimed at promising early-career scholars and at organizers of ambitious research projects proposed by teams that involve more than one Johns Hopkins division or affiliate.

Science at Risk as Young Researchers Increasingly Denied Research Grants

America’s youngest scientists, increasingly losing research dollars, are leaving the academic biomedical workforce, a brain drain that poses grave risks for the future of science, according to an article published this week by Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels.

Message from President Daniels on Sexual Violence

President Ronald J. Daniels on Dec. 4 sent a message to students, faculty members and staff members at the university’s Homewood campus, commenting on sexual violence issues. This statement, a follow-up to previous messages on these issues, comes in the wake of the arrest by Baltimore police of two suspects in a sexual assault at an early November off-campus fraternity party.

Johns Hopkins Community Unites to Help Baltimore Organizations

Painting Baltimore’s animal shelter, weeding city flowerbeds, planting native grasses for the National Aquarium and removing trash from the Stoney Run Stream Valley. These are just a few tasks more than 1,000 Johns Hopkins University students, faculty and staff will pursue on Saturday, Oct. 11, to help dozens of Baltimore’s non-profit organizations.

Daniels Stresses JHU Commitment to Eliminate Sexual Violence, Announces New Measures

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels today announced a series of initiatives in conjunction with the university’s release of campus crime statistics for 2013.

Message from President Daniels on Alcohol Issues

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels today updated students, faculty, and staff on the recently released results of a survey about drinking on the campuses of nine Maryland colleges and universities and outlined the initial steps the university will take to address this “serious and urgent matter.”

Johns Hopkins Joins NSF’s National Innovation Network

The Johns Hopkins University is joining the University of Maryland, George Washington University and Virginia Tech in a regional collaboration called Innovation Corps, designed to train faculty and student researchers to transform ideas into products and get them on the market..

Johns Hopkins Appoints Three to Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship Positions

The new appointees are Patricia H. Janak, a neuroscientist specializing in associative learning and addiction; Stephen Morgan, a sociologist with expertise in education and inequality; and Kathleen Sutcliffe, an organizational sociologist focused on organizational reliability and safety. Janak, Morgan, and Sutcliffe will begin their new roles on July 1.

Statement from the Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University is deeply committed to the safety and welfare of our community and to ensuring a safe environment for learning and scholarship. That commitment includes protecting our students from sexual violence, offering support to victims, dealing firmly and fairly with alleged offenders, and informing students, faculty and staff of serious and ongoing threats to campus safety.

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins, Morgan State Forge Major Engineering Partnership

Program will send Morgan State University students to labs all over the world April 29, 2014 Johns Hopkins MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Rosen Office: 443-997-9906 Cell: 443-547-8805 jrosen@jhu.edu Morgan State MEDIA CONTACT: Jarrett Carter Office: 443-885-3022 Cell: 410-807-6474 jarrett.carter@morgan.edu WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 2. WHERE: The Center for the Built Environment and [...]

Johns Hopkins Dean Named Provost at UMass Amherst

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels wrote to students, faculty and staff to announce the appointment of Katherine Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, as provost of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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.