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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 Dean Named Provost at UMass Amherst

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels wrote to students, faculty and staff to announce the appointment of Katherine Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, as provost of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Music Pioneer Thomas Dolby Becomes Johns Hopkins Professor

Dolby will also be artistic director of a film center Johns Hopkins is launching along with the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Maryland Film Festival in Station North, Baltimore’s nascent arts and entertainment district. The center will be a key facet of Johns Hopkins’ efforts to revitalize that neighborhood, which is located between the main campus and downtown Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins Chemist Wins Packard Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University chemist Tyrel McQueen has been awarded a 2012 David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering. The fellowship is one of 16 awarded each year nationwide, and bestows unrestricted funds of $875,000 (over a five-year period) to unusually creative young faculty members in science and engineering.

Johns Hopkins and the Jewish Museum of Maryland explore Jewish suburbia with exhibit

Undergraduates from The Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, will present the results of their hands-on work as the curators of the traveling panel exhibit “Jews on the Move: Baltimore and the Suburban Exodus, 1945-1968,” a display of historic images and local stories in Hodson Hall on the university’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. The public is invited to attend the exhibition’s opening night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17., in the second-floor lobby where the exhibit is being displayed.

News source: Oikos University shooting

Johns Hopkins University sociologist Katherine Newman is available to speak with reporters covering yesterday’s deadly shooting incident at Oikos University in Oakland, Calif.

News source: What leads to high school shootings?

Johns Hopkins University sociologist Katherine Newman is available to speak with reporters covering yesterday’s deadly shooting incident at Chardon High School in Ohio.

Johns Hopkins Professor Jon Faust Named Special Adviser to Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve Board has appointed Johns Hopkins University Professor Jon Faust as special adviser in the Office of Board Members, effective Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Johns Hopkins Names Theatre After Actor John Astin

Johns Hopkins University has honored John Astin by naming the recently renovated theater in the Merrick Barn after the noted actor and teacher. The naming took place Saturday, Dec. 3 at an event celebrating the completion of renovations to the barn, and recognizing Astin’s 10-year anniversary of teaching, acting and directing at Johns Hopkins.

Futures Seminars to Determine Academic Direction at Johns Hopkins

Ten distinguished cognitive neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists and linguists from top institutions across the country will gather at Shriver and Mason halls this week to discuss what promise to be the most exciting new developments in the study of the mind and brain over the coming decade. Sponsored by the departments of Cognitive Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, this seminar will do more than stimulate discussion: It will create a blueprint for the future of cognitive and brain sciences at The Johns Hopkins University. This event is the seventh in a series of Futures Seminars that began in September with the Classics Department and has included sessions for the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Anthropology and History; the Humanities Center; and the Film and Media Studies program. By this time next year, 21 Futures Seminars comprising every department, discipline and program in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences will have been held, according to Katherine Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of the school.

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