About Johns Hopkins

Recent news from The Johns Hopkins University

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.

 

Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Team Named Finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition

A team of Johns Hopkins University students are among the finalists in the Collegiate Inventors Competition for their invention of a device to reduce pain from nerve damage in people with amputations.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand Opening Set for Henderson-Hopkins School, Community Track and Field

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels will lace up their running shoes Monday for the grand opening of the Henderson-Hopkins school’s new track.

Hurricane Ida: Johns Hopkins Experts Can Discuss What Lies Ahead for Hard-Hit Areas

August 30, 2021 Kait Howard Cell: 443-301-7993 kehoward@jhu.edu jhunews@jhu.edu As Louisiana officials assess the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida, Johns Hopkins University experts can discuss anticipated damage, the effectiveness of the levee system, and next steps for search-and-rescue efforts and restoring power. Available experts include: Gonzalo Pita is an associate scientist and director of the […]

Hurricane Ida: Johns Hopkins Experts Can Discuss Threats Posed by the Storm

August 29, 2021 Kait Howard Cell: 443-301-7993 kehoward@jhu.edu jhunews@jhu.edu As the Gulf Coast braces for a potentially devastating Category 4 hurricane, Johns Hopkins University experts can discuss possible trajectories the storm can take, and what can be done to lessen the damage. Available experts include: A climate modeler, Anand Gnanadesikan looks at the atmospheric and […]

Blind People Can’t See Color but Understand It the Same Way as Sighted People

People born blind have never seen that bananas are yellow but Johns Hopkins University researchers find that like any sighted person, they understand two bananas are likely to be the same color and why. Questioning the belief that dates back to philosopher John Locke that people born blind could never truly understand color, the team of cognitive neuroscientists demonstrated that congenitally blind and sighted individuals actually understand it quite similarly.

Johns Hopkins Expert Can Discuss Apple’s Plan to Monitor iPhones for Child Sexual Abuse

Apple has announced plans to scan iPhones and other Apple devices for images of child sexual abuse and report them to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A Johns Hopkins University expert is available to discuss how the technology works, as well as potential privacy concerns.

New Tool Predicts Sudden Death in Inflammatory Heart Disease

Johns Hopkins University scientists have developed a new tool for predicting which patients suffering from a complex inflammatory heart disease are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss U.S.-China Conflict Over Microsoft Email Hack

The Biden Administration and Western allies have formally accused the Chinese government of being behind a massive cyberattack on Microsoft email software and of working with cybercriminals on a range of other ransomware attacks and other cybercrimes.

Johns Hopkins to Award German Chancellor Angela Merkel Honorary Degree

Johns Hopkins University will award an honorary degree to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her principled and courageous global leadership at a Thursday July 15 ceremony at the university’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Protein Appears to Prevent Tumor Cells from Spreading Via Blood Vessels

Researchers have identified a specialized protein that appears to help prevent tumor cells from entering the bloodstream and spreading to other parts of the body.

Johns Hopkins Expert Can Discuss Possible Cause of Florida Tower Collapse

In the wake of the devastating collapse of a Miami-area condominium tower, a Johns Hopkins University civil engineer can discuss the possibility that shifting soil beneath the building led to the massive structural failure.

Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Extreme Heat Wave Sweeping the U.S. West

As triple-digit temperatures scorch millions in California and the Desert West, stoking wildfires and exacerbating drought conditions, Johns Hopkins experts can discuss the environmental and health impacts of the heat wave, and how officials can better prepare for the rest of the summer.

Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss New White House Cybersecurity Directive

The Biden Administration is urging corporate executives and business leaders to take immediate steps to counter ransomware attacks following major cybersecurity breaches in the U.S. oil and meat industries. Johns Hopkins University experts are available to offer perspective on the new guidelines.

Anne Applebaum Available to Discuss Arrest of Belarusian Journalist

As world leaders protest the Belarusian government’s brazen interception of a plane carrying a dissident journalist, Johns Hopkins University senior fellow Anne Applebaum can describe the political situation in Belarus, and how the incident fits into a pattern of increasing authoritarianism in countries across the globe.

Researchers Find Semimetal That Clings to a Quantum Precipice

In an open access paper published in Science Advances, Johns Hopkins physicists and colleagues at Rice University, the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), present experimental evidence of naturally occurring quantum criticality in a material.

Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss the Deepening Crisis in Gaza

As the death toll mounts in Gaza and the Israeli government resists calls for a ceasefire, Johns Hopkins University experts can offer perspective on why the fighting continues, and whether the United States can play a role in stopping it.

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Discuss Violence in Gaza

With fighting between Palestinian militants and the Israeli military escalating, a Johns Hopkins political scientist can offer perspective on the causes of the most recent violence and the potential for full-fledged war.

Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative, a $150 Million Effort to Fuel Diversity in STEM Fields

Today, Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the launch of the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative devoted to addressing historic underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and preparing a new, more diverse generation of researchers and scholars to assume leadership roles in tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges. The $150 million effort funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies will be endowed to create additional pathways for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to pursue and receive PhDs in STEM fields.

Johns Hopkins Scientists Model Saturn’s Interior

New Johns Hopkins University simulations offer an intriguing look into Saturn’s interior, suggesting that a thick layer of helium rain influences the planet’s magnetic field.

Johns Hopkins Theoretical Physicist Shares 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize

Johns Hopkins University theoretical physicist Marc Kamionkowski is one of three physicists to be awarded the 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize for their contributions to methods essential for studying the early universe.

Jeanne-Marie Jackson Awarded Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Jeanne-Marie Jackson, an associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the English Department at Johns Hopkins University, is among 26 scholars to be named to the Andrew Carnegie Fellows class of 2021 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Hosts Virtual Fireside Chat with Anthony Fauci

A virtual fireside chat with Anthony Fauci will launch the Johns Hopkins University’s Health Policy Forum, a new quarterly series of discussions providing a platform for JHU students, faculty, staff, and alumni to engage in dialogues with Washington leaders around interdisciplinary health policy issues.

JHU Robotic System Remotely Controls Ventilators In COVID-19 Patient Rooms

August 12, 2020 CONTACT: Doug Donovan Cell: 443-462-2947 dougdonovan@jhu.edu @dougdonovan A new robotic system allows medical staff to remotely operate ventilators and other bedside machines from outside intensive care rooms of patients suffering from infectious diseases. The system, developed by a team of Johns Hopkins University and Medicine researchers, is still being tested, but initial […]

ADVISORY: Expert Can Discuss Expected Mass Evictions Due to COVID-19 Crisis

Public health experts predict the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will include the mass evictions of as many as one million people who rent their homes.

The implications of that people potentially becoming homeless, with cities already struggling to contain the spread of the virus, could be devastating, says Johns Hopkins University sociologist Meredith Greif, who an expert in homelessness and housing insecurity.

Cash Me Outside: Transfers to the Poor Linked to Eco-Benefits

In a new study, researchers recently discovered that Indonesia’s national anti-poverty program reduced deforestation by about 30%.