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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.

 

Johns Hopkins Effort to Promote Economic Growth in Baltimore Exceeds Expectations

It pays to be a business in Baltimore. That’s the message that Johns Hopkins wants proprietors and their patrons to know as part of the institution’s HopkinsLocal initiative to support and invest in local enterprises.

Pratt, Lenox named managing directors for Johns Hopkins Investment Office

Joanna D. Pratt and Christopher J. Lenox, both experienced investors and university endowment portfolio managers, are joining the Johns Hopkins University as managing directors in its Office of Investments.

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.

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.

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: 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 […]

MacKenzie Named Dean of Public Health

Ellen J. MacKenzie, an expert on improving trauma care systems and policy and a nationally renowned researcher, veteran academic leader, and Johns Hopkins faculty member since 1979, will be the 11th dean of the university’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Update on the Death of Abigail Bastien

Johns Hopkins University leaders sent an email message on Friday, July 14, providing Homewood campus students with an update regarding the recent death of rising sophomore Abigail Bastien. This is the text of the message.

Affirmation of Leading Research Universities’ Commitment to Progress on Climate Change

Johns Hopkins University has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability and mitigating the effects of climate change, joining 11 other leading research colleges and universities.

Ridge Named Vice President for Communications

Susan Ridge, the chief marketing officer at Save the Children, has been appointed vice president for communications of the Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins Makes Progress in Goal to Build, Hire and Buy Locally

The Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System hired 304 workers from Baltimore’s distressed neighborhoods and campus-area communities and committed $55.5 million of construction project spending with minority- and women-owned or disadvantaged businesses in the first year of their HopkinsLocal initiative, according to a progress report released today.

MEDIA ADVISORY: HopkinsLocal One-Year Progress Report

Ronald J. Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University and Ronald R. Peterson, President of the Health System and Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will discuss the progress that has been made with HopkinsLocal, the initiative developed by Johns Hopkins to promote its commitment to build, hire and buy locally.

Perlioni Named Johns Hopkins Chief Investment Officer

Jason T. Perlioni, chief investment officer of Pritzker Group Asset Management, has been appointed vice president, investments, and chief investment officer of the Johns Hopkins University

President, Wife, Create Student Aid Endowment

Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and his wife, faculty member Joanne Rosen, are establishing a $1 million financial aid endowment for undergraduates at the university who are among the first in their families to attend college.

Message from the President and Provost Regarding Federal Immigration Action

Johns Hopkins University leaders sent an email message on Saturday, Jan. 28, in response to the executive order on immigration issued a day earlier by President Donald Trump.

Retired Sen. Barbara Mikulski to Join University Faculty

Barbara A. Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress and Maryland’s longest-tenured U.S. senator, will join the Johns Hopkins University on Jan. 16 as a professor of public policy and presidential adviser.

Johns Hopkins Joins Alliance to Expand College Access For 50,000 Talented Lower-income Students

The Johns Hopkins University is joining 29 other colleges and universities to expand by at least 50,000 the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at the U.S. undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.

Johns Hopkins Leads U.S. Universities in Research Spending 37th Straight Time

The Johns Hopkins University led U.S. universities in research and development spending for the 37th straight year in fiscal 2015, putting a record $2.306 billion into projects to cure disease, promote human health, advance technology and expand knowledge of the universe and ourselves.

MEDIA ADVISORY: JHU Forums on Race in America Continue

JHU Forums on Race in America return for the 2016-17 academic year with a panel discussion, “The Next 50 years: Black Power’s Afterlife and the Struggle for Social Justice,” featuring writer and historian Robin Kelley, Baltimore-based political organizer Dayvon Love, and Salamishah Tillet, a scholar, activist, social critic, and media personality.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Prepares for Annual Day of Baltimore Service

Planting, weeding and making lunches for the homeless. These are just some of the ways more than 1,000 Johns Hopkins University students, faculty and staff will try to help the city on Saturday, Sept. 24, as they volunteer en masse at more than 30 Baltimore non-profit organizations.

Sunil Kumar Named Johns Hopkins Provost

Sunil Kumar, dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a widely published expert on operations management and research, has been appointed the 15th provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins Trustees Extend Ronald J. Daniels’ Presidency by Five Years

The Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees has appointed Ronald J. Daniels to an additional five years as president, extending his tenure as leader of the institution through June 30, 2024.

Twenty-five Businesses Team up to Expand Economic Opportunities in Baltimore

A group of Baltimore-area businesses today unveiled a sweeping new plan aimed at harnessing their collective influence to help strengthen the city and create opportunities for Baltimoreans.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference to Announce New $69 million Baltimore Economic Initiative

On Monday, April 4, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and BGE Chief Executive Officer Calvin Butler will announce a major new economic inclusion initiative by 26 Baltimore companies. The two leaders will be joined by Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, OneBaltimore Chairman Michael Cryor, and President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System Ronald Peterson.