'Popular Science' names two from JHU to its 'Brilliant 10'
Popular Science annually scours the country
looking for 10 young researchers, virtually unknown to the
public, who it believes are "the true celebrities of our
"Their contributions enhance our lives and stretch our
imaginations," the magazine's editors wrote in the
introduction to its fourth "Brilliant 10" feature, which
appears in the October issue, on newsstands now.
This year, Johns Hopkins has the distinct honor of
being the only institution that's home to two honorees:
Hope Jahren, an associate professor in the Krieger School's
Department of Earth and Planetary
Sciences, and Nathan Wolfe, an assistant professor in
the School of Public Health's
Department of Epidemiology.
Kudos go to Jahren because "she extracts secrets from
ancient trees to shed light on global warming" and to Wolfe
because "he combs tropical Africa to find the newest
diseases, before they find us."
Public Health Dean Klag assists in Katrina recovery
Michael J. Klag, dean of the
Bloomberg School of Public
Health, traveled to Houston last week to assist the
American Red Cross in its efforts to provide aid to
thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
"Unless you are here, it is difficult to imagine the
magnitude of the disaster and the consequent human
suffering," said Klag, who was to conduct public health
assessments in several emergency shelters. "The city of
Houston and the American Red Cross have met the challenge
in an incredibly admirable and generous way."
Klag is also serving as a liaison between Red Cross
leadership and local, state and federal agencies providing
assistance. He is coordinating medical services for shelter
clients and working with the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention to establish a health surveillance system
for the shelter clients.
While in Houston, Klag is being assisted by Alex Vu,
an instructor in the School of Medicine's
Department of Emergency Medicine, and Sarah Tuneberg, a
displaced MPH student from Tulane University.
Exhibition marks anniversary of 'Don Quixote de la
The Peabody Library's rich collection of Don Quixote
translations is showcased in "Celebrating 400 Years of Don
Quixote de la Mancha," an exhibition that opened last week
and runs to Jan. 15. Tracing the publication history of a
work that has been translated more frequently than any
other work except the Bible, the exhibition features early
Spanish editions and includes English, French, German and
Dutch translations. Editions beautifully illustrated with
17th-century woodcuts and copperplate engravings and
19th-century hand-colored lithographs are among the items
Early editions in Spanish illustrate the popularity of
Miguel Cervantes' masterpiece, from pirated pocket editions
to extensive critical editions complete with scholarly
notes and engravings. The works of authors who were
inspired by the tales of Don Quixote, ranging from Aphra
Behn to Samuel Butler and Henry Fielding, are also included
in the exhibition.
The Peabody Library ranks among the best American
libraries in which to study the literature and history of
Spain. Among its holdings are numerous atlases, maps and
other Spanish texts from the period of Cervantes, which
offer researchers an extraordinary opportunity to study the
intellectual, cultural and historical contexts of the
Spanish Golden Age.
BP exec for strategy and policy development to speak at
Nick Butler, group vice president of strategy and
policy development for the global energy business BP, will
give the first speech of the W.P. Carey Global Leader
Lecture Series at the
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at noon
on Monday, Sept. 19.
Butler will speak about "Energy and International
Relations: The Changing Agenda."
Admittance to the lecture is by invitation only, but
audio of Butler's lecture will be available on the SAIS Web
www.sais-jhu.edu following the event.
The W.P. Carey Global Leader Lecture Series was
established to bring the best examples of public and
private sector leadership to SAIS, where these executives
can share with SAIS students and faculty their perspectives
on leadership and success in the international arena.
NPR managing editor to give IPS Press and Public Policy
Managing editor Bill Marimow, who oversees national
and Washington news and investigative reporting for
National Public Radio, will give a Press and Public Policy
Seminar Series talk titled "NPR, Investigative Reporting
and the Future of Newspapers" from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Eisenhower Room of the Johns
Hopkins Club, Homewood campus.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Marimow served as
editor of The Baltimore Sun for four years,
following six years as managing editor. During his years at
The Sun, the paper received Pulitzer Prizes for
feature writing, investigative reporting and beat
reporting. Marimow earned Pulitzers in 1978 and 1985 as a
reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. In spring
2005, he was part of an NPR team that won the Robert F.
Kennedy Journalism award for domestic radio reporting.
Press and Public Policy Seminars, sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, spotlight
the common ground between those who study and those who
report on domestic policy issues. To reserve a place for
Marimow's talk, RSVP to
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