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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: Symposium to Explore Black Marriage

The symposium will explore contemporary black marriage across legal, political, cultural, social, economic, and historical contexts. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers who will address the current state of black intimate relationships in all of forms and orientations.

JHU Scientists Discover How Extremophiles Flourish in Stressful Environments

Thousands of molecules of ribonucleic acid make salt-loving microbes known as “extremophiles” highly resistant to the phenomenon oxidative stress – the uncontrollable production of unstable forms of oxygen called “free radicals,” which can negatively affect DNA, proteins, and lipids in cells.

MEDIA ADVISORY: JHU Expert Has New Paper on Risk of Arming Teachers

A Johns Hopkins University professor’s working paper that concludes that arming teachers would be risky and ineffective.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference to Explore Race, Segregation and Inequality

Race & Inequality in America: The Kerner Commission at 50. A conference featuring dozens of scholars and experts exploring race, segregation, and inequality 50 years after the release of the historic Kerner Commission Report.

JHU Researchers Elected Into National Academy of Engineering

Two Johns Hopkins University researchers were awarded one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers: election into the National Academy of Engineering.

JHU Finds How Brain Instantly Tells Trash from Treasure

Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists have found how the brain can detect an object’s value almost as soon as we see it.

Mind of a Medalist: Scientists Explain How the Brain Can Lead to Olympic Gold

Any athlete who’s made it to the Olympics has speed or strength or whatever physical skills it takes to lead the world in their sport. But Johns Hopkins University scientists say those who ultimately bring home gold have also honed the mind of a medalist.

‘Race at the Movies’ Expert Available

Mark Christian Thompson, a Johns Hopkins University English professor who this semester taught a course “Race at the Movies,” is available to talk to reporters looking for movie analysis and award-season commentary.

JHU Students to Recreate 18th or 19th Century Desserts

Like The Great British Baking Show or the Cake Wrecks blog? Johns Hopkins University students enrolled in a new intersession course called “Cooking the Books” will experience a bit of both this week as they try to recreate desserts from 18th or 19th century recipes.

BLocal Businesses Invest Millions in Unprecedented Build, Hire, Buy, Effort

Twenty-five Baltimore-area companies that came together to help increase economic opportunities for local businesses and residents today announced that they not only met the goal they set for the three-year program, they surpassed it – in just the first year.

Johns Hopkins Welcomes 1st Members of Class of 2022

An impressive group of 610 high school students who applied for early admission to Johns Hopkins University were offered admission today, making them the first members of the undergraduate Class of 2022.

JHU Finds Why We Can’t Always Stop What We’ve Started

When we try to stop a body movement at the last second, perhaps to keep ourselves from stepping on what we just realized was ice, we can’t always do it — and Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists have figured out why.

Johns Hopkins Scientists Explain Rudolph, Grinch, Scrooge

This festive season, Johns Hopkins University researchers dug deep into their reserves of scientific expertise to explain how these unexplainable plot lines in holiday classics like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Grinch That Stole Christmas, and A Christmas Carol just might be (almost) (possibly) possible.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Leaders to Address Issues Facing Cities

Leaders representing about 45 U.S. cities and urban scholars will convene to discuss new research on critical issues for metro areas during the 21st Century Neighborhoods: Research. Leadership. Transformation symposium, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative.

John Kasich to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the last Republican candidate in the race for his party’s nomination against Donald Trump, will speak at Johns Hopkins University.

Environmentalist Winona LaDuke to Speak at Johns Hopkins

The next event in the JHU Forums on Race in America will feature environmentalist Winona LaDuke.

Study: Junk Food Almost Twice as Distracting as Healthy Food

Even when people are hard at work, pictures of cookies, pizza and ice cream can distract them — and these junk food images are almost twice as distracting as health food pictures, concludes a new Johns Hopkins University study, which also found that after a few bites of candy, people found junk food no more interesting than kale.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Experts Can Discuss Fed Chair Options

Janet Yellen’s term as chair of the Federal Reserve is slated to end in February 2018. Speculation is underway about who President Donald Trump might choose to be her successor in the highly influential role leading the central bank of the United States.

Johns Hopkins University has several experts available, all with extensive media commentating experience, to discuss this and any news related to The Fed.

Johns Hopkins Finds Training Exercise That Boosts Brain Power

One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. It also results in more significant changes in brain activity.

MEDIA ADVISORY: City Leaders to Discuss How to Finance Baltimore’s Growth

Public, private, academic, and nonprofit leaders from Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland will gather to discuss strategies for strengthening Baltimore’s financing system for small companies, following a new report from Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Painter Amy Sherald to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Award-winning painter Amy Sherald will speak at Johns Hopkins University. The talk is free and open to the public.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Catalonia Experts Available

The Catalonia region of Spain is considering becoming independent – a move that could happen as soon as Monday. Johns Hopkins University has experts available for perspective

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Preview for “Bibliomania: 150 Years of Collecting Rare Books at the George Peabody Library”

This is the first major exhibition to showcase some of the rarest and most spectacular treasures of the George Peabody Library, which was founded in 1857 by Baltimore tycoon George Peabody. Many of the extraordinary exhibit items will be on display to the public for the first time.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2017 Fall Speaker Series

The governor of Ohio, a comedian and Daily Show correspondent, and one of MSNBC’s most popular hosts are among the speakers who will visit Johns Hopkins University this fall as part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2017 President’s Reading Series

Johns Hopkins University will welcome eight noted authors to the Homewood campus for the annual President’s Reading Series.