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11/03/2015 - 12:25pm

Nothing has the potential to kill the charm of an evening out with friends quite like trying to split a restaurant bill. Figuring out the math and factoring in the right tip can be tricky. It can also lead to personal tensions as the payment process drags out.

Well, now there's an app for that.

Full Society, which originated at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, allows restaurant-goers to instantly pay, split, and tip from their smartphones. There's also a philanthropic component: At the end of payment, users are encouraged to pitch in a donation to a local nonprofit that works on hunger issues.

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11/02/2015 - 4:17pm

Junior Tess Meehan captured first place overall, edging teammate Hannah Oneda at the finish, to lead the Johns Hopkins women's cross country team to its eighth consecutive Centennial Conference championship on Saturday at Stevenson University.

The Blue Jays, winners of the past three NCAA Division III women's cross country championships, claimed the top four spots overall and finished with 19 points, well ahead of runner-up Haverford (69). The margin of victory was the second largest in the meet's history.

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10/22/2015 - 10:57am

A big thank-you to alumni in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, St. Paul, New York, Orange County, and Philadelphia who joined the annual President's Day of Service. Thank you too to alumni, parents, and friends who've participated in Johns Hopkins in Action events this year.

Check out a few photos below sent in from Orange County and Los Angeles.

Also, be sure to watch the Johns Hopkins in Action highlights video.

Orange County

Los Angeles

10/14/2015 - 3:40pm

The Department of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the oldest academic department of its kind in the English-speaking world, will offer a new suite of graduate-level online courses beginning in the fall of 2015. The new courses make it possible for students who are unable to take a year off to come to Baltimore to develop their interests in the field.

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10/07/2015 - 9:15am

Johns Hopkins University ranks 12th on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Global Universities Rankings, which were released today.

The rankings use different criteria than those used for the publication's annual "best colleges" list, on which Johns Hopkins was 10th last month.

"Students can use these rankings to explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own countries' borders and to compare key aspects of schools' research missions," U.S. News writes in its introduction to the list.

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10/01/2015 - 9:59am

Johns Hopkins University gained four spots in the latest London Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which were released today, moving up to 11th out of 800 universities.

JHU, which also ranked seventh among U.S. universities on the list, received the highest possible score of 100 in the industry income category, a measurement of the research income that a school generates relative to the size of its academic staff. Industry income is one of five key categories of criteria on which THE's rankings are based, along with teaching (including student-faculty ratios), research (by faculty members of the school), citations (the influence of the school's research on other advances in the field), and international outlook.

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09/30/2015 - 10:40am

Russell H. Taylor, a Johns Hopkins professor who is widely hailed as the father of medical robotics, has been selected to receive the 2015 Honda Prize. The selection was announced Monday by the Honda Foundation, which initiated this honor in 1980 as Japan's first international science and technology award.

The Honda Foundation, based in Tokyo, was established by Honda Motor founder Soichiro Honda and his younger brother, Benjiro Honda. The foundation is currently headed by Hirito Ishida.

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09/30/2015 - 10:14am

Johns Hopkins serves as a major economic engine for Baltimore, with construction and renovation projects across the city, hundreds of new employees each year, and the purchase of millions of dollars of goods and services. Now the university and health system are building on that strength with a holistic approach to promoting more economic growth and employment opportunities in the city.

HopkinsLocal is a commitment to increase design and construction contracts with local minority- and women-owned businesses, expand the number of new hires that come from city neighborhoods where employment opportunities are needed, and build relationships with more city-based vendors. The initiative will also enhance Johns Hopkins' ongoing efforts to support diversity in its workforce and among its business partners.

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09/23/2015 - 11:24am

Nine graduates of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University will be part of the choir Wednesday at Mass led by Pope Francis during his visit to Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis will celebrate 4:15 p.m. Mass on the east portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the University Mall at The Catholic University of America. The Shrine choir, composed of 30 singers, includes nine Peabody alums: sopranos Molly Young and Sara McKimmie; altos Janna Critz, Sonya Knussen, and Kate Jackman; tenor Andrew Spady; and baritones Jeffrey Gates, Brian Mummert, and Andrew Sauvageau.

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