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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.

 

Johns Hopkins Teams with Lockheed Martin to Enhance STEM Programming for PreK-12th Grade Students

The Johns Hopkins University and Lockheed Martin today announced a partnership aimed at enhancing opportunities for Baltimore City public school students pursuing academic and career fields in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The collaboration is designed to close the STEM gap that exists primarily in Pre-K through 12th grade.

Graphic Novelist Carol Tyler to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Carol Tyler, the acclaimed creator of the graphic trilogy You’ll Never Know, will speak at Johns Hopkins University.

Smartphone ‘Scores’ Can Help Doctors Track Severity of Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Parkinson’s disease, a progressive brain disorder, is often tough to treat effectively because symptoms, such as tremors and walking difficulties, can vary dramatically over a period of days, or even hours. To address this challenge, Johns Hopkins University computer scientists, working with an interdisciplinary team of experts from two other institutions, have developed a new approach that uses sensors on a smartphone to generate a score that reliably reflects symptom severity in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Justice crusader Bryan Stevenson named Johns Hopkins commencement speaker

Lawyer and social justice activist Bryan A. Stevenson, who founded an organization that has helped more than 125 wrongly condemned people on death row, will speak at Johns Hopkins University’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24.

Panel to Explore Public Lasting Health Issues in Puerto Rico from Storms

The JHU Forums on Race in America will present a panel discussion, “Six Months after Maria: Public Health Issues in Puerto Rico.”

Local Girl Scouts to Build Mini Roller Coasters During Contest at Johns Hopkins

Maryland Girl Scouts will learn about the physics involved in how roller coasters work and what it takes to be an engineer. Then, the scout troops will design and build their own mini roller coasters.

JHU Tops U.S. Universities in Research Spending for 38th Straight Time

The Johns Hopkins University led all U.S. universities in research and development expenditures for the 38th consecutive year, spending $2.431 billion in fiscal year 2016.

Johns Hopkins Grad Programs Rank Among Nation’s Best

Johns Hopkins University graduate programs in biomedical engineering, nursing and medicine are once again among the country’s very best, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s “Best Graduate Schools.”

Johns Hopkins invites 2,284 applicants to join the Class of 2022

Johns Hopkins University admitted 2,284 students to the Class of 2022 today, offering admission to a talented and diverse group of scholars that includes researchers, writers, creators, innovators, and social activists.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Symposium to Explore Black Marriage

The symposium will explore contemporary black marriage across legal, political, cultural, social, economic, and historical contexts. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers who will address the current state of black intimate relationships in all of forms and orientations.

Johns Hopkins University Statement on New Public Safety Initiative

Johns Hopkins said it fully supports legislation in the General Assembly that would give the university and other independent higher education institutions in Baltimore City the authority to enter into memoranda of understanding with the Baltimore Police Department to create university police departments.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference to Explore Race, Segregation and Inequality

Race & Inequality in America: The Kerner Commission at 50. A conference featuring dozens of scholars and experts exploring race, segregation, and inequality 50 years after the release of the historic Kerner Commission Report.

Police Commander Melissa Hyatt Joins Johns Hopkins as Security Vice President

Melissa R. Hyatt, recently named colonel of homeland security and training for the Baltimore Police Department after other significant command assignments in a career of more than 20 years, has been appointed vice president for security for Johns Hopkins.

Hundreds of College Students to Convene at JHU for Marathon Weekend Hackathon

Graduate and undergraduate students from around the country will gather at Johns Hopkins University this weekend for the latest HopHacks, a marathon session. The event challenges students to realize their best software and hardware ideas and compete for cash and other sponsored prizes.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Super Bowl Marks the Season’s End, But Concussion Concerns Continue

During this year’s Super Bowl, K.T. Ramesh, a biomechanics expert at Johns Hopkins University, will pay more attention to the collateral damage that can occur during football games: head injuries. He is developing a technological tool to help better diagnose concussions and predict where related brain damage has likely occurred.

Media Advisory: 55 Baltimore City School Teams to Compete in Robotics Contest at Johns Hopkins

On Saturday, Jan. 7, 2018, more than 200 elementary, middle and high school students from Baltimore City Public Schools will compete in the Hopkins Robotics Cup, the Baltimore City VEX and VEX IQ Robotics League’s championship event at Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus..

JHU Students to Recreate 18th or 19th Century Desserts

Like The Great British Baking Show or the Cake Wrecks blog? Johns Hopkins University students enrolled in a new intersession course called “Cooking the Books” will experience a bit of both this week as they try to recreate desserts from 18th or 19th century recipes.

Wall Street’s Bill Miller Commits Record $75 Million to Philosophy Department

Legendary investor William H. “Bill” Miller III has committed a record $75 million to the Johns Hopkins University Department of Philosophy, believed to be by far the largest ever to a university philosophy program.

Johns Hopkins Engineering Students Build Custom Walker for Special Needs Toddler

Santa’s helpers made a visit to the Port Deposit, Maryland, family this week, delivering a gift that promises to make their holiday season especially happy and bright: a walker that was custom-designed and constructed for the family’s smallest member by a group of Johns Hopkins engineering students.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Graveside Commemoration of Mr. Johns Hopkins Marks 144th Anniversary of his Death

On Dec. 23, Johns Hopkins employees, alumni, students and friends will attend the annual graveside observance honoring the founder of the university and health system, Mr. Johns Hopkins.

BLocal Businesses Invest Millions in Unprecedented Build, Hire, Buy, Effort

Twenty-five Baltimore-area companies that came together to help increase economic opportunities for local businesses and residents today announced that they not only met the goal they set for the three-year program, they surpassed it – in just the first year.

Johns Hopkins Welcomes 1st Members of Class of 2022

An impressive group of 610 high school students who applied for early admission to Johns Hopkins University were offered admission today, making them the first members of the undergraduate Class of 2022.

Coalition Seeks to Increase Transparency on Life Science Career Prospects

Nine U.S. research universities, incliuding Johns Hopkins, and a major cancer institute announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

University Statement on Divestment from Major Coal Producers

The Johns Hopkins University will divest from separately managed investments in thermal coal following a vote from its board of trustees.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Leaders to Address Issues Facing Cities

Leaders representing about 45 U.S. cities and urban scholars will convene to discuss new research on critical issues for metro areas during the 21st Century Neighborhoods: Research. Leadership. Transformation symposium, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative.