'U.S News' releases best grad school rankings for
'U.S. News & World Report's 2005 "Best Graduate
Schools" issue hits the newsstands today. Included this
year are medicine and engineering, both annual categories,
and some individual social sciences and humanities
disciplines that had not been ranked since 2001. Other
fields — nursing, public health, public affairs and
others — are not re-ranked this year.
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is back in the
No. 2 spot (after Harvard) it held for 13 years running
after slipping last year to 3. In specialties, JHU holds
the No. 1 spot in internal medicine, geriatrics and
drug/alcohol abuse (tied with Harvard), and is ranked 2 for
AIDS and 3 for pediatrics.
In engineering, JHU is once more No. 1 in
bioengineering/biomedical and is tied at 3 in
environmental/environmental health, up from 5. In the
overall ranking, JHU is tied at 26, down from 21.
In social sciences and humanities, JHU was ranked in
economics, 24; English, tied at 8; history, tied at 9;
political theory, tied at 8; psychology, tied at 22;
behavioral neuroscience, tied at 7; and sociology, tied at
For complete listings, including specialties in
history, English and engineering, go to
Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences launches
The Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences has
launched Basics, a printed newsletter on issues relevant to
the basic science research community at the Johns Hopkins
School of Medicine. Basics currently appears as an insert
in the first issue of the month of Change, a publication
for faculty and senior staff at the medical school.
Deborah Rudacille, Marjorie Centofanti, Patrick
Gilbert and Joanna Downer are the writers and editors
involved in the project. The third issue will appear this
month; the first two can be read online from a Hopkins
SAIS dedicates sculpture; former national security adviser
Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, who served as national
security adviser to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Gerald
Ford, will give the Dag Hammarskjold Memorial Lecture at
SAIS on Wednesday, April 6.
Scowcroft will speak about "The Future of the United
Nations." Scowcroft, now president of the Scowcroft Group,
recently served as a member of the United Nations High
Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change.
The lecture is part of a ceremony to dedicate Single
Form, an 11-foot bronze sculpture by artist Barbara
Hepworth that is a gift to SAIS from the Blaustein,
Rosenberg and Thalheimer families. The original,
22-foot-tall version of the piece was unveiled in 1964 and
stands in front of United Nations headquarters in New York.
Jacob Blaustein, a former U.S. delegate to the U.N.,
commissioned Hepworth to create the sculpture as a memorial
to his friend Dag Hammarskjold, the U.N. secretary-general
from Sweden who was killed in a plane crash while on a
mission in the Congo.
The event, which is not open to the public, will
feature remarks by SAIS Dean Jessica P. Einhorn; Jan M.
Eliasson, ambassador of Sweden to the United States; JHU
President William R. Brody; and Barbara Blaustein
Nobelist Peter Agre to speak at Friends of JHU Libraries
Peter Agre, professor of
chemistry and of
medicine and co-recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in
chemistry, will reflect on his personal and professional
journey when he speaks on Thursday, April 7, at an event
sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University
Libraries. Agre, who was born and raised in Northfield,
Minn., has titled his talk "From Lake Wobegon to
Stockholm." His 6 p.m. lecture will be preceded at 5 p.m.
with a reception, both at the Evergreen Carriage House. To
attend, contact Stacie Spence at 410-516-7943 or
Holiday calendar for 2005-2006 has been posted
The JHU holiday calendar for the remainder of 2005 and
all of 2006 has been posted online. It can be viewed at
Harriet Lane Health Fair kicks off Waiting on Education
Maryland families are invited to the Harriet Lane
Clinic at the
Johns Hopkins Children's Center today from 1:30 to 3:30
p.m. to receive expert advice and literature on safety
seats, healthy menu planning, dental care, general
parenting skills and other areas of interest.
The Harriet Lane Health Fair — whose
participants include Johns Hopkins' Children's Center,
Children's Safety Center and School of Public Health; the
Maryland Poison Center; and the Baltimore Health Department
— also kicks off the new Waiting on Education
project. Patients waiting to see health care providers in
the Harriet Lane Clinic, adolescent clinic and pediatric
emergency room will now be able to get a dose of useful
health information by watching the video monitors.
In last week's story about
J-Stream, a new
video station run by students on the Homewood campus, the
name of one group member was misspelled. Her correct name
is Alex Obe.
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