Johns Hopkins mechanical engineering professor Louis Whitcomb, who specializes in underwater robotics, has challenged 6th graders to design a robotic “claw” able to grab and retrieve submerged objects. On Thursday, students will present and demo their designs before the professor and Johns Hopkins undergraduates who spent two weeks helping them create the claws from corrugated cardboard, straws, string, brass fasteners, tape, paper clips and rubber bands.
Recent news from The Johns Hopkins University
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.
To bolster small construction businesses in Baltimore, the companies of BLocal have developed a series of free classes for local minority- and woman-owned firms.
Advisory to Baltimore-area news media: The fourth annual Johns Hopkins in Action day of service to Baltimore will take place in locations across the city this Saturday, May 7, involving more than 300 Johns Hopkins alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff volunteers and their relatives and friends.
May 4, 2016 Tags: Baltimore City, community service, Johns Hopkins in Action, Rising to the Challenge
| Category: Giving, Homewood Campus News, Institutional News, Student-Related News, University-Related
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.
April 4, 2016 Tags: Baltimore City, BLocal, HopkinsLocal, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Ronald J. Daniels
| Category: Institutional News, University Administration, University-Related
The Johns Hopkins University is proud to announce a shift in its Baltimore Scholars Program to offer greater financial aid and more robust supports to high-achieving Baltimore City Public School graduates with significant financial need.
March 25, 2016 Tags: admissions, Baltimore City, Baltimore Scholars Program, David Phillips, Financial aid, Johns Hopkins University, Ronald J. Daniels
| Category: Homewood Campus News, Institutional News, Student-Related News, University Administration, University-Related
A year after the unrest in Baltimore sparked by the arrest and tragic death of Freddie Gray, Johns Hopkins University is launching an art and conversation series to reflect on deep-rooted discrimination in the city and what the community can do about it.
A “Ferguson effect” likely decelerated arrests in Baltimore well before the April 2015 unrest related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, but there is little evidence to suggest it influenced the city’s crime rate, a new report concludes.
Ben Seigel, a Baltimore native who helped design the Obama Administration’s place-based strategy and led the federal government’s effort to address deep-rooted issues in Baltimore after last year’s unrest, has joined a Johns Hopkins University project to strengthen cities with similar urban challenges.
January 27, 2016 Tags: 21st century cities initiative, Baltimore City, Ben Seigel, Johns Hopkins University, Kathryn Edin
| Category: Government and Politics, Homewood Campus News, Institutional News, Social Sciences, University-Related
Young people in Baltimore City will have a chance to express themselves creatively and build their resumes with the launch of Johns Hopkins University’s youth filmmaking program.
December 21, 2015 Tags: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Baltimore City, Baltimore Youth Documentary and Film Arts Program, Film & Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University, President Ronald J. Daniels
| Category: Arts and Humanities, University Administration, University-Related
Three Johns Hopkins University researchers whose 2014 book traced the lives of nearly 800 Baltimore City public school students for a quarter of a century have won the prestigious $100,000 Grawemeyer Award in Education.
Surveying homeless youth, picking up trash and harvesting fruits and vegetables for the disadvantaged. These are just a few tasks more than 1,000 Johns Hopkins University students, faculty and staff will pursue on Saturday, Oct. 3, for more than three dozen Baltimore non-profit organizations.
September 30, 2015 Tags: Baltimore City, Johns Hopkins University, President’s Day of Service, Ronald J. Daniels
| Category: Giving, Homewood Campus News, Institutional News, Student-Related News, University Administration, University-Related
The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System today unveiled an ambitious new initiative designed to use their purchasing and hiring power to strengthen Baltimore, promoting economic growth and job opportunities for residents, particularly those living in distressed areas of the city.
September 30, 2015 Tags: Baltimore City, HopkinsLocal, Johns Hopkins University, Ronald J. Daniels, Ronald R. Peterson
| Category: Homewood Campus News, Institutional News, Public policy, University Administration, University-Related
“The idea of Baltimore Day is to get our students out of the Johns Hopkins bubble from the beginning and into places where they can learn to better understand the city that will be their home for four years,” said Justin Beauchamp, coordinator of orientation and first-year experience at the university. “We want them to appreciate the city’s history and culture and learn ways to engage in the greater Baltimore community.”
August 20, 2015 Tags: Baltimore City, Baltimore Day, Class Of 2019, freshmen, Johns Hopkins University, Orientation
| Category: Homewood Campus News, Institutional News, Student-Related News, University-Related
About 380 Johns Hopkins alumni, students, parents and employees and their relatives and friends are volunteering for Baltimore City at 10 sites on Saturday, May 2.
In a ground-breaking study, Johns Hopkins University researchers followed nearly 800 Baltimore school children for a quarter of a century, and discovered that their fates were substantially determined by the family they were born into.
Each Dec. 24, people from Johns Hopkins take time from holiday preparations to gather at a plain, unassuming family gravesite in Baltimore’s Green Mount Cemetery. Why? To mark the anniversary of the death of the man who made Johns Hopkins possible: Mr. Johns Hopkins, who died on Christmas Eve in 1873.
December 17, 2013 Tags: Baltimore City, Christmas Eve, Green Mount Cemetery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Johns Hopkins, Wayne Schaumburg
| Category: Events Open to the Public, Institutional News, University-Related
Since Johns Hopkins launched a revamped and incentive-laden program aimed at distributing $5 million to help employees buy homes in select Baltimore City communities, 108 employees have been awarded $635,500 in grants, and more are expected to apply as the weather warms and the home-buying season kicks into high gear.
April 1, 2010 Tags: Baltimore City, East Baltimore Development, grants, homebuying, homeownership, incentives, Johns Hopkins, Live Near Your Work, Rouse Company, Rouse Company Foundation
| Category: Homewood Campus News, Institutional News, University Administration, University-Related