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10/31/2014 - 2:29pm

Johns Hopkins University is the 11th best university in the world, according to the first ever Best Global University rankings published by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday. The rankings use different criteria than those used for the annual "best colleges" list, on which Johns Hopkins ranked 12th last month.

The new rankings include 500 universities in 49 countries. Sixteen of the top 20 universities are in the U.S., including Harvard, which tops the rankings.

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10/23/2014 - 2:57pm

Catch the upcoming Peabody Symphony Orchestra event on Saturday, October 25th at 8pm EDT live on the Johns Hopkins Ustream channel.

Zuill Bailey, Peab '94, will be presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award during the event. David Yaffe, A&S '74, will be presenting Bailey with the award.

The Distinguished Alumnus Award honors alumni who have typified the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and brought credit to the university by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

10/23/2014 - 2:35pm

Terence Tao, a professor of mathematics at UCLA dubbed the "Mozart of Math," received the 2104 Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Distinguished Alumni Award on Sunday in a ceremony at Shriver Hall on the university's Homewood campus.

Tao, who at 24 became the youngest person ever promoted to full professor at UCLA, has authored more than 250 research papers and 17 books and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2006 Fields Medal, the so-called mathematician's Nobel Prize.

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10/21/2014 - 5:24pm

A panel that included women in leadership positions at a top technology company—Bloomberg LP—convened at Johns Hopkins University last week to address the ongoing need to support talented young women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Lucy Sanders, co-founder and CEO of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, moderated the panel. She was joined by Bloomberg LP's Anne Erni, head of Human Resources; Beth Mazzeo, chief operating officer; Adam Wolf, engineering manager for Foundational Applications; and Yunfei Xu, engineering manager for Portfolio Analytics.

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10/15/2014 - 3:27pm

Over the summer, new Peabody Institute Dean Fred Bronstein appeared on National Public Radio's "The Diane Rehm Show" to talk about the future of classical music. It's a topic that orchestras and classical music critics and administrators have mulled over for at least two decades, and the discussion touched on two of the big problems orchestras have faced: sustaining an expensive art form and audience engagement.

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10/10/2014 - 5:13pm

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host a symposium to discuss the impact of the Ebola epidemic, current and future response, the status of vaccines and possible pharmacologic therapies, recommendations to prevent spread of the disease outside of West Africa, and other issues. A live online broadcast will be available at

The event, titled "Dean's Symposium on Ebola: Crisis, Context and Response," will bring together experts from a variety of fields, from Johns Hopkins and from other institutions and organizations.  Find out more on the Hub.

10/03/2014 - 2:59pm

Five Johns Hopkins graduate students, recently named to the 2015 class of Siebel Scholars, are each pursuing important research projects in varied bioengineering topics involving promising health-related applications. In recognition of their research skills, academic achievements, and leadership qualities, the merit-based Siebel program provides $35,000 to each of the five PhD candidates for use in his or her final year of graduate studies.

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10/01/2014 - 9:57am

Fans of Johns Hopkins athletics will soon have more opportunities to catch the Blue Jays in action, thanks to an agreement that will provide live online video streaming and statistics for 13 JHU varsity sports during the 2014-15 academic year.

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09/22/2014 - 3:57pm

A former student of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is among 21 exceptionally creative people who were named this week to the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Jacob Lurie, who spent four years as a CTYer at the center's site in Lancaster, Pa., is now a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University. Informally known as "genius grants," the $625,000, no-strings-attached fellowships are intended to allow recipients maximum freedom to follow their own creative visions.

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09/10/2014 - 2:25pm

The Johns Hopkins University remains 12th in the newest U.S. News & World Report "best colleges" rankings, maintaining for a second year its highest placement in the past 15 editions of the widely read college guide.

Last September, the university was tied for 12th among national universities. In the list released Tuesday, Johns Hopkins stands alone in that spot.

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