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03/03/2014 - 11:32am

Thomas Dolby, creator of the memorable 1980s synthpop anthem "She Blinded Me With Science," will join Johns Hopkins University's faculty as the first Homewood Professor of the Arts.

Since the debut of his hit single in 1982—which peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard chart—Dolby, now 55, has been at the forefront of digital music, pioneering ways to merge the music with film, technology, and science. At Johns Hopkins, starting in the fall, he will be teaching "Sound on Film," a collaboration between Homewood's Film and Media Studies program and Peabody's Recording Arts and Sciences program, in which students create soundtracks for films.

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02/18/2014 - 9:13am

The answer to the world's biggest problems doesn't lie in any one discipline, be it biology or public health, sociology or medicine. Rather, big problems require big thinkers, people who bring the best insights from a wide spectrum of human knowledge.

Bridging disciplines and training a new generation of cross-specialty collaborators are the goals of Johns Hopkins' new Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships, funded a year ago by alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg, class of 1964. Over the next five years, 50 world-class scholars will be appointed to the professorships; each will be a part of two or more schools and divisions, conduct interdisciplinary research aligned with the university's signature initiatives, and teach undergraduates as well as other students across the university.

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02/13/2014 - 11:45am

A select group of Johns Hopkins University faculty members and students have been tasked with developing language that articulates the university's philosophy and principles on academic freedom, President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman announced in a message to faculty, staff, and students yesterday.

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02/12/2014 - 4:30pm

Earlier this week, Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore City Schools celebrated the opening of the Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School, the first new public school building in East Baltimore in more than 20 years.

Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels, Gov. Martin O’Malley, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, among others, offered remarks at the ceremony.

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02/10/2014 - 2:57pm

Willard Hackerman, longtime president and CEO of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, a 1938 civil engineering graduate of Johns Hopkins University, and a former university trustee, has died. He was 95.

Hackerman led the effort to re-establish the university's stand-alone engineering school in 1979 and was instrumental in securing the school-naming gift from his mentor, G.W.C. Whiting.

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01/30/2014 - 4:16pm

With a unanimous vote, Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D., JHU alum, was recently named the 14th president of the University of Michigan. Schlissel will take over on July 1, 2014.

Read more on the University of Michigan website.

01/29/2014 - 3:10pm

Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, an internationally recognized nurse clinician, researcher, and educator, today officially becomes the fourth dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Read more on the School of Nursing website.

01/17/2014 - 8:49am

Since taking office, Daniels has been instrumental in advancing university's mission, with focus on fostering individual excellence, enhancing collaboration, strengthening JHU's commitment to its communities.

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01/16/2014 - 11:25am


Surrounded by a Polaroid photo booth, vintage Polaroid cameras and art created by Polaroids, alumnus Chris Bonanos (A&S ’90) packed the Impossible Project Space USA in New York City to talk about his book, “Instant: The Story of Polaroid” and share fascinating insider details of the rise and fall of the legendary American company with fellow alumni.

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01/15/2014 - 12:13pm

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has named Michael George Plummer as the Director of SAIS Europe, in Bologna, Italy, effective August 1, 2014.

Read more on the SAIS website.