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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.


Your Brain on Art: Symposium Examines The Science of the Arts

For centuries, philosophers have speculated about the links between beauty, human perception, creativity and pleasure. In recent years, scientists have learned a great deal about sensory systems and human response to the visual world, three-dimensional space, sound, touch, taste and smell. To further explore these ideas, the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute will host a two-day public symposium titled, “The Science of the Arts: Perceptual Neuroscience and Aesthetics” on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 20 and 21 at the American Visionary Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Panel discussion: The Changing Face of American Poverty

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern and Tribe Inc. will present a non-partisan panel discussion about “The Changing Face of American Poverty” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. The program will take place in the Levering Union’s Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University. The event is free and open to the public.

Dexter G. Smith Appointed Associate Dean to Oversee Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals

Dexter G. Smith has been appointed as The Johns Hopkins University’s associate dean for Engineering for Professionals. The program, which offers part-time education for working engineers and scientists, is part of the university’s Whiting School of Engineering.