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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 Joins Effort to Teach Math, Science Through Music

Music can make you want to dance, sing and clap your hands, but can it also make you want to learn math? A Johns Hopkins University professor of applied mathematics hopes so.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Who Will Win the Super Bowl? Johns Hopkins Mathematician Tackles the Numbers

With the 2013 Super Bowl less than two weeks away and his hometown Baltimore Ravens raring to go, Johns Hopkins math expert Daniel Naiman has run the numbers. He found that his favorite team faces some tough odds but also has some upbeat history on its side.

Johns Hopkins Receives $7.4 Million Grant to Boost STEM Education in Baltimore City

Supported by a five-year $7.4 million National Science Foundation grant, experts at The Johns Hopkins University are partnering with teachers and administrators in Baltimore City Public Schools on a program to enhance teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and math in city elementary schools by making STEM a community affair. The program, called STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools – SABES for short — not only will benefit more than 1,600 students in grades three through five in nine city elementary schools, but could also become a national model for science, technology, engineering and math education.

Johns Hopkins Mathematicians Honored With Simons Fellowships

Two Johns Hopkins University mathematicians each have been awarded the very competitive Simons Fellowship in Mathematics, which provides scholars with the opportunity to spend a semester away from classroom and administrative duties in order to pursue their research interests. Christopher Sogge and Joel Spruck, both professors in the Department of Mathematics in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, are among just 50 mathematicians in North America to receive this highly competitive, honorific fellowship.

Johns Hopkins Mathematician Shares Veblen Prize

William P. Minicozzi II, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University, will receive the 2010 American Mathematical Society’s Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry on Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco.