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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.

 

Graphic Novelist Carol Tyler to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Carol Tyler, the acclaimed creator of the graphic trilogy You’ll Never Know, will speak at Johns Hopkins University.

Art Meets Science at New Johns Hopkins Exhibit

The latest exhibit in a program that brings together artists and scientists opens at Johns Hopkins University.

JHU Records Brain Activity of a Free-flying Bat

Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a way to study the brain of a bat as it flies, recording for the first time what happens as an animal focuses its attention.

Justice crusader Bryan Stevenson named Johns Hopkins commencement speaker

Lawyer and social justice activist Bryan A. Stevenson, who founded an organization that has helped more than 125 wrongly condemned people on death row, will speak at Johns Hopkins University’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24.

JHU Finds Letter We’ve Seen Millions of Times, Yet Can’t Write

Despite seeing it millions of times in pretty much every picture book, every novel, every newspaper and every email, Johns Hopkins University researchers have found people are essentially unaware of the most common version of the lowercase print g.

Panel to Explore Public Lasting Health Issues in Puerto Rico from Storms

The JHU Forums on Race in America will present a panel discussion, “Six Months after Maria: Public Health Issues in Puerto Rico.”

Johns Hopkins invites 2,284 applicants to join the Class of 2022

Johns Hopkins University admitted 2,284 students to the Class of 2022 today, offering admission to a talented and diverse group of scholars that includes researchers, writers, creators, innovators, and social activists.

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.