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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.

 

Futures Seminars to Determine Academic Direction at Johns Hopkins

Ten distinguished cognitive neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists and linguists from top institutions across the country will gather at Shriver and Mason halls this week to discuss what promise to be the most exciting new developments in the study of the mind and brain over the coming decade. Sponsored by the departments of Cognitive Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, this seminar will do more than stimulate discussion: It will create a blueprint for the future of cognitive and brain sciences at The Johns Hopkins University. This event is the seventh in a series of Futures Seminars that began in September with the Classics Department and has included sessions for the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Anthropology and History; the Humanities Center; and the Film and Media Studies program. By this time next year, 21 Futures Seminars comprising every department, discipline and program in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences will have been held, according to Katherine Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of the school.

Johns Hopkins Students to Raise Funds through “Saturday for Haiti” Activities

To raise money for Haiti earthquake relief efforts, Johns Hopkins student organizations have organized a daylong series of events involving music, dancing, food and athletics on Saturday, Feb. 20, on the university’s Homewood campus. The overall theme is “Saturday for Haiti.”

Foreign Affairs Symposium kicks off Feb. 2 at Johns Hopkins

With a lineup of big-name speakers and a new, interactive Web site, the annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium is returning to the Homewood campus this week, with a talk by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Shriver Hall Auditorium.

Johns Hopkins sources for stories on the Haiti earthquake

For stories related to the earthquake in Haiti, consider the following sources from The Johns Hopkins University. Listed with each source is a brief description of his or her area of expertise.

A panel discussion titled “U.S., Afghanistan and Pakistan: Moving Forward”

President Obama is scheduled tonight to announce his strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in response, three student groups at Johns Hopkins have organized a panel discussion for Thursday night, reflecting the discussions happening nationwide on the topic.