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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.

 

Symphony CEO, Educator, Performer Named Dean of Peabody Institute

Fred Bronstein, the highly successful chief executive of one of America’s major symphonies, an accomplished pianist and a dedicated music educator, has been appointed to lead the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the nation’s first music conservatory.

Johns Hopkins Names First Bloomberg Distinguished Professors

Johns Hopkins University has named two of its Nobel Prize- winning biologists and a prominent Harvard University sociologist as Bloomberg Distinguished Professors, the first members of a new group of scholars created to foster collaboration across the institution’s many divisions and help address major world problems.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Henderson-Hopkins School Ribbon Cutting

An opportunity for media to visit and tour Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School, the first new public school building in East Baltimore in more than 20 years.

Johns Hopkins University’s President Receives Contract Extension

Johns Hopkins University’s Board of Trustees voted this week to renew the contract of President Ronald J. Daniels, keeping him at the helm of the nation’s first research institution for another five years. Board chairman Jeffrey H. Aronson, announced the contract renewal, which extends Daniels’ term to 2019.

MedImmune, JHU Agree to Five-Year Research Deal

MedImmune, AstraZeneca’s global biologics research and development arm, and The Johns Hopkins University have entered into a five-year $6.5 million research collaboration.

‘Rising To the Challenge’ Campaign Is Halfway To Goal

The Johns Hopkins “Rising to the Challenge” campaign is halfway to its goal of $4.5 billion.

Johns Hopkins Pledges Commitment to Local, Sustainable Food

At least 30 percent of Johns Hopkins University food purchases will be local, sustainable, humane and fair-trade by 2020, Johns Hopkins University has pledged.

T. Boone Pickens Announces $20 Million Gift

Texas energy entrepreneur and financier T. Boone Pickens plans to give $20 million to The Johns Hopkins University to support daring but potentially vision-saving research at the university’s Wilmer Eye Institute.

Wyskiel to Head JHU Tech Commercialization, Corporate Relations

Christy Wyskiel, an entrepreneur and investor who has started, supported and analyzed businesses in health care and the life sciences for nearly 20 years, has been appointed senior advisor to the president for enterprise development at The Johns Hopkins University.

$1.6 Million in Rapid Renovations for Two City Schools

More than 750 public school students in Baltimore’s Charles Village return to classes this year in buildings that are safer, more functional, more attractive and better suited for learning, thanks to $1.6 million in summer upgrades, half paid for by Johns Hopkins.

Men’s Lacrosse Will Seek Conference Tie

Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels announced today that the university will seek a NCAA Division I conference affiliation for its men’s lacrosse team.

Peabody Institute Director Jeffrey Sharkey to Step Down

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels announced that Peabody Institute Director Jeffrey Sharkey has decided to step down.

Robert Lieberman Named Johns Hopkins Provost

Robert C. Lieberman, a distinguished political scientist and accomplished academic administrator at Columbia University, has been named the 14th provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at The Johns Hopkins University.

Rotenberg Named Vice President, General Counsel

Mark B. Rotenberg, general counsel of the University of Minnesota, has been appointed vice president and general counsel of The Johns Hopkins University, responsible for all university legal matters.

Engineering Dean Appointed as Penn State’s Provost

Nicholas P. Jones, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering, will be leaving Johns Hopkins on June 30 to accept a position as executive vice president and provost of The Pennsylvania State University.

Statement on the Death in Afghanistan of Anne Smedinghoff ’09

The text of an email message sent by Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels to students, faculty and staff concerning the death in Afghanistan of university alumna and U.S. diplomat Anne Smedinghoff.

Memorial on Feb. 22 For Longtime JHU President Steven Muller

A memorial service for Steven Muller, president emeritus of The Johns Hopkins University, will be held at the university’s Peabody Institute in Baltimore on Friday. Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m.

Longtime Johns Hopkins President Steven Muller Dies

Steven Muller, a major figure in U.S. higher education who served 18 years as president of The Johns Hopkins University, died Jan. 19 at his home in Washington, D.C., of respiratory failure. He was 85.

Johns Hopkins to Give $10 million to Homewood-area Neighborhoods

The Johns Hopkins University will contribute $10 million over five years to enhance and strengthen neighborhoods surrounding the university’s Homewood campus in northern Baltimore City, President Ronald J. Daniels announced.

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.

6,000 shoes: Taking steps to improve pedestrian safety at JHU

This Friday, thousands of traffic-sign yellow shoes will appear near the corner of St. Paul and 33rd streets as a reminder to students at The Johns Hopkins University to put their best feet forward when it comes to pedestrian and bicycle safety.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public School Students to Receive Donated Uniforms at JHU Ice Cream Social

Hundreds of Baltimore public school students whose families can’t afford required school uniforms have been invited to Johns Hopkins on Wednesday to eat ice cream and receive two free uniforms donated by employees and students.

Provost Minor to Become Stanford’s Dean of Medicine

President Ronald J. Daniels announced on Wednesday, July 18, that Provost Lloyd B. Minor will be leaving Johns Hopkins after nearly two decades to accept a position as dean of medicine at Stanford University.

Daniels, Presidents Ask STEM Grad Immigration Fix

President Ronald J. Daniels and more than 75 other research university leaders are asking the federal government to provide top international graduates a clear path to green cards so they can make discoveries, invent technologies and create jobs in the United States.

Ceremonial Groundbreaking of New Elementary School and Early Childhood Center in East Baltimore

More than 300 East Baltimore students, residents and others will join Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, city and state officials, and Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels today for a ceremonial groundbreaking of a new $43 million state-of-the-art elementary school and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center.

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