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August 2010 JHUpdate

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President in the press


President Ron Daniels advises students in a U.S. News & World Report op-ed to look beyond the "sticker price" when thinking about college choice. Daniels was also profiled in the Baltimore Sun, reviewing priority initiatives – including student aid, community involvement and undergraduate education – of his first 18 months in office.

Global health: Washington


Hillary Rodham Clinton chose Johns Hopkins as the location and SAIS students as the audience to unveil the administration's new Global Health Initiative to fight AIDS, malaria and maternal and child death in developing countries. She also gave a secretarial shout-out to the schools of medicine, nursing and public health. Transcript: here. Video: here.

Global health: On the ground in Afghanistan


A BBC audio slideshow tells the story of a 24-year-old midwife in rural Afghanistan. She was trained through Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins unit dedicated to maternal and child health in the developing world.


Global health: On the ground in Africa

Nancy Glass, Nurs '94, Nurs/SPH '96 (MSN/MPH), associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been blogging this summer from Rwanda and Congo. She’s working on women’s health and economic development projects, including one called "Pigs for Peace."

Energy audits

Johns Hopkins undergraduates devoted their summer to helping Baltimore nonprofits cut their energy bills and their carbon footprints.

Ask the director
A Q&A with Jeff Sharkey, director of the Peabody Institute, covers his ambitions for the venerable music conservatory.

Eating oil
Environmental engineer Ed Bouwer explains what happened to much of the crude oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico this summer: The microbes ate it.

An alternative approach
An engineer ventures onto biologists' turf, looking for an explanation for a form of dwarfism.

A new home for ancient objects
A new Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum will open later this year as part of the renovated Gilman Hall.

If you only knew then...


As young scholars begin classes on Johns Hopkins campuses around the world, we'd like to offer them some words of wisdom. What advice would you pass on to incoming students?


Celebrate the new Gilman Hall


Be one of the first to tour Homewood's renovated flagship building at the grand re-opening celebration, Aug. 30 at 6:00 p.m.


And the winners are...
Congratulations to the graduates, faculty and friends honored with 2010 Alumni Association Awards.

Buy books, boost JHU
Make your back-to-school buys on by clicking through from the Alumni Association website. (We'll get a cut!)

Largest gift ever for pancreas cancer research awarded to Johns Hopkins


A $20 million gift has created the Skip Viragh Center for Pancreas Cancer Clinical Research and Patient Care, bringing together extensive pancreas cancer laboratory and clinical expertise already in place at Johns Hopkins and cutting-edge research discoveries to improve patient care. 



Sports Beat
The countdown has begun to the kickoff to the fall sports season.

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