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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: 34 Baltimore City School Teams to Compete Saturday, April 5, in Robotics Contest at Johns Hopkins

On Saturday, April 5, in the Newton White Athletic Center on The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, more than 100 middle and high school students from Baltimore City Public Schools will compete in the Hopkins Robotics Cup, the Baltimore City VEX Robotics Championship competition. The event is being hosted by the Center for Educational Outreach at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering, in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. The Center’s mission is to increase the number of youth who pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers, particularly women and underrepresented minorities.

$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.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public School Students to Receive Donated Uniforms at JHU Ice Cream Social

Hundreds of Baltimore public school students whose families can’t afford required school uniforms have been invited to Johns Hopkins on Wednesday to eat ice cream and receive two free uniforms donated by employees and students.

Media Advisory: Baltimore City Schools Students to Compete Saturday in Robotics Contest at Johns Hopkins

More than 100 middle and high school students, mainly from Baltimore City Public Schools, will compete Saturday at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus in a VEX Robotics qualifying competition, in which student-made devices will score points by placing doughnut-size rings atop posts and by hanging from ladder rungs.

JHU Course Uses “The Wire” As Lens On Urban Issues

Though it’s located in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University’s verdant and well-manicured Homewood campus seems a world away from the gritty drug corners and public housing projects that form the backdrop for the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed five-season HBO drama “The Wire.” But inside a classroom in Hodson Hall, a group of undergraduates is immersing itself in that other world, thanks to a new public health studies course called “Baltimore and ‘The Wire’: A Focus on Major Urban Issues.” Created and taught by former Baltimore City Health Commissioner Peter Beilenson – currently Howard County health officer – the class uses the fictional but highly realistic world of the former TV series as a lens through which to view issues confronting not only Baltimore, but also other major American urban centers, from Detroit to Philadelphia to Los Angeles.

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