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02/27/2015 - 10:16am

Please join us for the Women in Business (WIB) Women's History Month “Celebration of Remarkable Women” Campaign starting on March 1. The WIB Affinity is hosting this campaign to celebrate Women’s History Month and to gear up for our upcoming 3rd Annual Remarkable Women Conference on March 27th in Washington, DC.

Each day check out the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association on Facebook and Twitter to learn about a different woman who has made a lasting, often times historical impact in their field, community, or in the lives of others. Every Friday, instead of a fact, we will ask a trivia question about a remarkable woman in Johns Hopkins history. The first person to correctly identify her win a $5 gift card to Starbucks.

Please also check out all the great things WIB is doing and register for the JHU WIB Leadership Conference in March.

02/26/2015 - 5:32pm

Connecting the right people to each other in Silicon Valley is at the core of Kristi Ebong’s mission to harmonize the tech sector with the health care field.

“Health care isn’t just about doctors,” asserts Ebong, who earned an MPH and MBA in 2011 through JHU’s dual degree program. “It requires people across an extraordinary array of disciplines coming together and understanding each other to really impact lives.”

Post Bloomberg School, Ebong migrated west to settle in California, joining a large contingent of alums from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she had studied as an undergraduate. Tapping into a broad network in the Golden State proved vital as she continued her work as an independent consultant.

Now, clients like Stanford Health Care depend on her to evaluate products worth piloting across the health system: an mHealth app, for instance, that could help prevent patient readmissions.

Read more on the School of Public Health website.

02/24/2015 - 10:54am

Game one started out fairly crisp, then deteriorated to a brick fest. The two teams—a collection of men who could be your older brother, uncle, or grandfather—traded a salvo of ugly shots and turnovers.

Layups were missed, rebounds bungled. The cluttered floor spacing would make a coach weep. Somewhere, the ghost of James Naismith likely shook his head and wished he'd never seen a peach basket.

But then came a moment of pure hardwood magic. Chuck, a six-foot-five-ish man in his late 40s and the husband of a Johns Hopkins staff member, threw a gem of a half-court outlet pass to Bill, a 67-year-old history professor and modern China expert, who shoveled a toss to Ralph, a white-haired, goggled astronomer, for an uncontested game-winning layup. That's victory, one university–style.

Now who's got next? Because here, there's always another game.

Read more on The Hub.

02/19/2015 - 3:47pm

 Johns Hopkins Medicine has released four web-based training modules for emergency department personnel who treat patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases.

The learning series, titled "Ebola Preparedness: Emergency Department Guidelines," prepares health care workers to safely and efficiently identify, triage, and briefly manage the care of patients who might have Ebola. It also highlights important planning processes, provider-patient communication techniques, and cross-discipline teamwork principles that can be used to successfully prepare for emerging infectious diseases.

Read more on The Hub.

02/16/2015 - 10:56am

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we asked our Facebook followers to share their Hopkins love stories. We absolutely loved the responses. Check out the post here.

02/13/2015 - 1:28pm

Johns Hopkins University is once again among the nation's leaders in Fulbright scholarship winners, according to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The annual list of "top-producing institutions" was announced Thursday in The Chronicle of Higher Education. With 11 grants in the 2014-15 cycle, Johns Hopkins is among 36 universities to earn the designation.

Read more on The Hub.

02/12/2015 - 2:37pm

Beverly Wendland, a distinguished biologist known for dedication to undergraduate and graduate students, commitment to diversity, and advocacy for innovative teaching and liberal arts education, has been appointed dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Daniels said that Wendland, a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1998, brings to her new post "a combination of vision, skill, collegiality, and purposeful action."

Read more on The Hub.

02/11/2015 - 3:25pm

Johns Hopkins junior Katie Clark is one of 10 basketball players from across the nation to be selected to the 2015 Allstate Women's Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Team, which was announced Tuesday morning. Clark is one of two underclassmen to receive the honor, which recognizes a distinguished group of student-athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in their communities.

The team consists of five student-athletes from NCAA Division I and five from NCAA Divisions II, III, and the NAIA. Nominations were submitted by sports information directors and coaches at colleges and universities across the country, and a record total of 93 nominees from the WBCA were announced in early December. A panel of former coaches, media members, and players completed voting for the final team.

Read more on The Hub.

02/10/2015 - 3:32pm

Building on the success of Johns Hopkins University's first business accelerator, FastForward, in demand since it opened nearly two years ago, the university is expanding its innovation program to East Baltimore.

Called FastForward East, the new innovation hub aims to drive more economic development in Baltimore by supporting local start-ups as they head to market.

Read more on The Hub.

02/10/2015 - 11:07am

Junior Ryan Brown scored seven goals—one short of his career high—and freshman Shack Stanwick added three scores in his collegiate debut as the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team cruised to a 16-4 victory against UMBC in its season-opener on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field.

The victory gave Blue Jays coach Dave Pietramala 159 wins in his career, making him the winningest coach in school history. He passed Bob Scott, who won 158 games as JHU's coach from 1955-74. Pietramala, now 159-55 in his 15th season at Johns Hopkins, was honored in a brief post-game ceremony, during which he was joined by Scott on the field.

Read more on The Hub.