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Exploring the Archaeology of Reading

Sheridan Libraries of JHU Partner with Princeton Library and University College London on Mellon-Funded Project FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Shields 410-516-8337/443-631-2890 bshields@jhu.edu The Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, in partnership with University College London’s Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL), and the Princeton University Library, have been awarded a [...]

Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries Acquire the John Barth Collection

John Barth, a National Book Award winner, was a leading figure in the university’s Writing Seminars department, and his work is central to twentieth-century literary history, especially the development of the contemporary novel, the articulation of international postmodernism, and the identity of Maryland’s Eastern Shore in American literature.

Sheridan Libraries Open ‘The Dawn of Neurosurgery’ Exhibition Highlighting Rare Books Related to Early Attempts to Understand the Brain in Renaissance Europe

The exhibition contains highlights from the world’s foremost private collection of Renaissance books, charting the prehistory of what we now call neurosurgery, and was guest curated by the collector Dr. Eugene S. Flamm.

“Please Touch” exhibition invites visitors to interact with objects in the name of science

The Program in Museums and Society, Department of Neuroscience, and Sheridan Libraries at The Johns Hopkins University announce the opening of Please Touch: An Interactive Study on the Neurological Mechanisms of Tactile Aesthetics in the quad-level lobby of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus. Curated by Hannah Weinberg-Wolf, a senior in the David S. Olton Program in Behavioral Biology, this exhibition introduces visitors to the neuroaesthetics of touch and aims to gather useful data from participants.

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins University and the Afro-American Newspaper Launch Event

Office of Communications Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 February 21, 2012 TO:                 Assignment editors, reporters, producers FROM:           Brian Shields / 410-516-8337 (office) / 410-631-2890 (cell) / bshields@jhu.edu RE:                 Johns Hopkins University and the Afro-American Newspaper Launch Event The Johns Hopkins University will host a [...]

Sheridan Libraries Announce Completion of Afro American Newspaper Digital Archive Project

The Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources (CER) announced today the launch of an online database (http://morgue.afro.com/AfroArchon/) describing the archival materials held by the Afro American Newspaper. The three-year project, administered jointly by CER and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Africana Studies, was funded with a $476,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Johns Hopkins Institute Named as CUDA Center of Excellence by NVIDIA

NVIDIA, the California-based visual computing technology company, has named Johns Hopkins University as a CUDA Center of Excellence, honoring the university’s pioneering use of GPU computing and the CUDA programming model across research within multiple science and engineering departments. The Center of Excellence will be headquartered in Johns Hopkins’ Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, bringing together the expertise of scholars from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering and the Sheridan Libraries to develop tools and methods capable of mining knowledge from the colossal data sets being produced today. Scientists from the Space Telescope Science Institute, located at the JHU campus are also partnering in the activities of the Center.

Sheridan Libraries Receive $1.054 M Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Sheridan Libraries have been awarded a $1.054 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to renew the Heritage Science for Conservation (HSC) Project. The project, which serves as a bridge between the art and science of conservation, is based in the Libraries’ Department of Conservation and Preservation and is run in close collaboration with the Whiting School of Engineering.

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