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March 2011 JHUpdate

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Lights! Camera! Action!


Undergraduate videographers feature Baltimore in a reality TV series for prospective students.


Spring break, but without the break


Lots of Johns Hopkins students will spend their spring break working for others, including a group from the School of Nursing that's headed to New Orleans.



APL's Apps for Ops


Soldier: There's an app for that.




The university's new Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute will teach and promote research on issues from green energy practices to climate change and environmental health. 

Downsizing foreign policy 
SAIS's Michael Mandelbaum asks: Can a budget-cutting America remain a superpower?

Arab revolution and Iraq 
A SAIS faculty member looks inside Iraq as uprisings and unrest sweep across the Arab world.

Rocks on rafts? 
An APL scientist may have explained why huge rocks seem to migrate around Death Valley under their own power.

Type 2 trigger? 
Blood levels of potassium may explain why African-Americans are more likely than whites to develop type 2 diabetes.

Star power
For a group of engineering students, a chance to sit down and talk with the co-founder of Qualcomm was the intellectual equivalent of jamming with a rock star.

Cheating the future 
Carey Business School Dean Yash Gupta: Why both Republicans and Democrats are off-base on investment in education and research.

Get back to class in Gettysburg and Chicago


Two Alumni College sessions will feed your life-long learning thirst in 2011: Delve into the historic battle and its effects on the Civil War and American history in Pennsylvania May 13-15, and explore the Windy City from the inside Sept. 6-11. 



Countdown to 2011 Alumni Weekend


With just 45 days to go, have you updated your information and made plans to attend the weekend's events? Don't miss the new Bull and Oyster Roast, the Battle of the A Capella Groups or the Alumni Authors Book Fair.


Introducing Mo Baldwin
The new executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association took the post in February.

Dues do it
Your annual Alumni Association dues support programs and benefits to help you and the next generation of alumni.

Blue Jays to boast nation's first college lax home


A team of alumni donors, led by David Cordish, A&S '60, has made possible a new building – funded entirely by private philanthropy – to  house the Johns Hopkins men's and women's lacrosse programs. In June, the university will begin construction of the Cordish Lacrosse Center, a 14,000-square-foot facility that will include men's and women's locker rooms, coaches' offices, a 50–person theater, training room academic center and a reception area. See photos from the Feb. 15 press conference and plan to celebrate this milestone and Johns Hopkins' 128–year tradition of excellence in lacrosse at the ceremonial groundbreaking during halftime of the men's game against Navy on Saturday, April 23.



Sports Beat
Women's basketball won the Centennial Conference and advanced to the NCAA tournament second round while the spring sports season starts to heat up.

We love to hear from the Johns Hopkins community, so feel free to send us a story that we missed in this issue.