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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.

 

ADVISORY: New Indigenous People’s Day at JHU Re-imagines Columbus Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is a new tradition at Johns Hopkins University that celebrates a vital population in our community. A reimagining of Columbus Day, the event will honor the rich heritage of Indigenous communities with a Pow-Wow featuring singing, drummers, dancing, and tastings of tribal cuisine.

Johns Hopkins Researchers Discover Superconducting Material That Could Someday Power Quantum Computer

Quantum computers with the ability to perform complex calculations, encrypt data more securely and more quickly predict the spread of viruses, may be within closer reach thanks to a new discovery by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Buttons and Flies Help Hopkins Solve Longtime DNA Mystery

Biologists at Johns Hopkins University have uncovered an important clue in the longtime mystery of how long strands of DNA fold up to squeeze into microscopic cells, with each pair of chromosomes aligned to ensure perfect development.

MEDIA ADVISORY: “Vision for Baltimore” Partners Focus on Improving City School Students’ Eyesight

In honor of World Sight Day, Vision for Baltimore will host a vision health fair at Henderson-Hopkins School on Thursday, October 10. Now in its fourth year, Vision for Baltimore is a citywide program between The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore City Health Department, nonprofit Vision To Learn and eyewear retailer Warby Parker to provide all pre-K through 8th grade public school students with vision screenings, eye exams and eyeglasses, all at no out-of-pocket costs for families. Other funders include the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Abell Foundation.

Positive Hiring Outlook for Data Analytics Jobs in Government

The market for data analytics jobs in federal, state and local government is expected to expand over the next two years as public agencies across the nation increasingly rely on data to improve operations, according to a new survey conducted by Johns Hopkins University and two partners, REI Systems and ACT-IAC.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Prepares for Annual Day of Service in Baltimore

Weeding, canvassing neighborhoods to share information about community resources and picking up trash. These are just some of the ways more than 1,300 Johns Hopkins University students, faculty and staff will try to help the city on Saturday, Sept. 21, as they volunteer en masse at 38 Baltimore non-profit organizations.

SNF Agora Institute Unveils Plans for New Project in Baltimore Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University has unveiled plans for the Institute’s home in Baltimore, designed by world-renowned architecture firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The new structure on the Homewood campus promises to represent the mission and values of the Institute as well as the creativity and vibrancy of the university and the city.

Don’t Miss a Beat: Computer Simulations May Treat Most Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully created personalized digital replicas of the upper chambers of the heart and used them to guide the precise treatment of patients suffering from persistent irregular heartbeats. These simulations accurately identified where clinicians need to destroy tissue to restore the heart’s normal rhythm.

Dark Matter May Be Older Than The Big Bang, Study Suggests

Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the universe’s mass, is one of the most elusive mysteries in modern physics. What exactly it is and how it came to be is a mystery, but a new Johns Hopkins University study now suggests that dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang.

A Rocky Relationship: 2.5 Billion Years of Earth’s Continents Breaking Up and Getting Back Together

A new study of rocks that formed billions of years ago lends fresh insight into how Earth’s plate tectonics, or the movement of large pieces of Earth’s outer shell, evolved over the planet’s 4.56-billion-year history.

JHU: How Some Older Brains Decline Before People Realize It

Some older adults without noticeable cognitive problems have a harder time than younger people in separating irrelevant information from what they need to know at a given time, and a new Johns Hopkins University study could explain why.

Cancer Tissue-Freezing Approach May Help More Breast Cancer Patients in Lower Income Countries

A new reusable device created by the Johns Hopkins University can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and affordable gas, to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-standard argon.

Johns Hopkins University files Preliminary Design for “Hopkins D.C.” Facility for Informational Review by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

On July 3, Johns Hopkins University, along with the architecture and design team of Ennead Architects and SmithGroup, filed for an informational review with the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for the proposed “Hopkins D.C.” facility in the property currently housing the Newseum at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. This is a first step to obtain early feedback from CFA in advance of the formal review process that will begin later in the year, along with reviews and approvals by other entities.

A Snapshot in Time: Study Captures Fleeting Cell Differences That Can Alter Disease Risk

In cinema and science fiction, one small change in the past can have major, sometimes life-changing effects in the future. Using a series of snapshots, researchers recently captured such so-called “butterfly effects” in heart muscle cell development, and say this new view into the sequence of gene expression activity may lead to better understanding disease risk.

Local Civic Leader Alicia Wilson to Join Johns Hopkins as Vice President for Economic Development

Alicia Wilson, an accomplished attorney and civic leader with deep expertise in creating local economic opportunity, has been appointed vice president for economic development for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System. She will lead the newly-created Office of Economic Development when she joins the organization in July.

Flamingoes, Elephants and Sharks: How Do Blind Adults Learn About Animal Appearance?

They’ve never seen animals like hippos and sharks but adults born blind have rich insight into what they look like, a new Johns Hopkins University study found.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Commencement Set for May 23

More than 1,000 Johns Hopkins University students will claim their degrees Thursday, May 23, at the commencement ceremony for all of the University’s divisions and campuses.

Inaugural BLocal Effort Drives Millions of Dollars Into Baltimore

Twenty-five local companies that came together pledging to create more economic opportunity in Baltimore report after the first three years of that effort, they’re buying $50 million more from city and with minority vendors than they had been and have hired more than 1,700 Baltimore residents.

Study: Treats Might Mask Animal Intelligence

Rewards are necessary for learning, but may actually mask true knowledge, finds a new Johns Hopkins University study with rodents and ferrets.

New Analysis Predicts Top 25 U.S. Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreaks

A new analysis co-led by The Johns Hopkins University identified 25 United States counties that are most likely to experience measles outbreaks in 2019. The analysis combined international air travel volume, non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccinations, population data and reported measles outbreak information.

Johns Hopkins Announces 2019 Honorary Degree Recipients

A Canadian Supreme Court justice, a Johns Hopkins University board of trustees chair, an acclaimed economist, The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief, a former commander of the United States Strategic Command, a renowned geneticist, and the ad exec who created Meatless Mondays will receive Johns Hopkins honorary degrees this year.

Centers for Civic Impact Launches at Johns Hopkins

The Centers for Civic Impact, an effort to help public organizations thoughtfully and masterfully use data and research to better understand and improve public life, has launched at Johns Hopkins University.

Study: Millennials Arrested More Often Than Their Predecessors—Even When Fewer Crimes Are Committed

Millennials are more likely to be arrested than their predecessor counterparts regardless of self-reported criminal activity, finds a new study by a Johns Hopkins University expert. Furthermore, black men who self-reported no offenses were 419% more likely to be arrested at the beginning of the 21st century than non-offending blacks of the previous generation, and 31.5% more likely to be arrested than whites of the same generation who did not self-report any crimes.

New Hubble Measurements Confirm Universe Is Outpacing All Expectations of its Expansion Rate

April 25, 2019 CONTACT: Chanapa Tantibanchachai Office: 443-997-5056 / Cell: 928-458-9656 chanapa@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps New measurements from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope confirm that the Universe is expanding about 9% faster than expected based on its trajectory seen shortly after the big bang, astronomers say. The new measurements, accepted for publication in Astrophysical Journal, reduce the chances […]

Media Advisory: JHU Students Build 17-Hole Miniature Golf Course

Freshmen mechanical engineering students at the Johns Hopkins University have built an interactive 17-hole miniature golf course for 2019 JHU Spring Fair guests to enjoy. Working in teams of three or four, the students have created 17 holes that make up a lively golf course—each hole has moving parts, sensors and lights. Come see the course for yourself and try your hand at a round or two.