'U.S. News' releases annual graduate school
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine once again holds the
No. 2 spot in the category of
medical schools/research in the U.S. News & World
Report annual rankings of the country's best
graduate schools. Rounding out the top five for 2008 are
Harvard at 1; Washington University in St.
Louis, 3; University of Pennsylvania, 4; and University of
California, San Francisco, 5. In medical
schools/primary care, JHU is tied at 26.
In medical specialties, the Johns Hopkins rankings are
geriatrics, 1; internal, 2; AIDS, 2;
drug/alcohol abuse, 3; pediatrics, 4; and women's health,
tied at 5.
Most health fields, including public health and nursing, were not
freshly ranked this year. The
"Best Graduate Schools" issue will include those areas'
most recent rankings. (In 2007, the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was No. 1 and the
School of Nursing, No. 4.)
engineering, Johns Hopkins weighed in at 27 and was
ranked No. 1 in
biomedical/bioengineering and No. 6 in
In its first year as a stand-alone division, the
School of Education
was ranked No. 20, up from a
tie at 32 in 2006 (the last time JHU was included in the
JHU was tied at 32 in public affairs.
For complete listings and methodology, go to www.usnews.com.
Gangs in Maryland schools focus of School of Ed
The JHU School of
Education is sponsoring a conference called
"Perspectives on Gangs in
Maryland Schools" from 5 to 7 p.m. today, March 31, at the
Education Building, Homewood campus.
A panel presentation by leading educators and public
health and safety experts will examine
both the scope of the gang problem and possible remedies.
Speakers include representatives of the
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health;
Maryland Association of School Police; Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and Baltimore City Public
Moderators from the School of Education are Mariale
Hardiman, assistant dean for urban
partnerships, and Larry Harmel, of the Public Safety
Leadership program. Harmel is also executive
director of the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association.
Hardiman, who was a principal in Baltimore City before
joining Johns Hopkins in 2005, said, "The
issue of gangs in schools touches many teachers and
principals in Baltimore City. This conference will
bring together a variety of experts who can analyze the
problem from different angles and present
practical suggestions for school personnel."
For more information, contact Betsy Emery at
Deadlines approach for Staff Recognition, Retirement
Johns Hopkins University staff who are being
recognized at events in June for milestone
anniversaries have until Friday, April 4, to order service
Retiring staff will be feted at the Staff Recognition
and Retirement dinner on June 3, which
also will honor staff with 20 or more years on the job, in
five-year increments. Invitations will be sent
in April to the dinner, the last one at which President
Brody will speak and present awards.
Retiring staff who would like to be honored at the
dinner must notify the
Office of Faculty,
Staff and Retiree Programs by April 15 of plans to
retire. Retiring staff with 25 or more years will
also receive instructions for ordering awards. For more
information, go to:
www.jhu.edu/hr1/fsrp/staff_rec.html or contact Sondra
Ponzi of FSRP at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-516-0338.
Jays finish second in NCAA Men's Swim
Sophomore John Thomas won the 200 Back on March 22,
the final day of the 2008 NCAA
Division III Men's Swimming Championships in Oxford, Ohio,
helping propel Johns Hopkins to a
second-place finish with 330 points. It was the Blue Jays' best finish since
2003, when they also
placed second, and their ninth straight top-10 finish. In
all, Johns Hopkins broke nine school records
during the three-day championships, and the team's coach,
George Kennedy, was honored as Coach of
The championship win — for the 29th consecutive
year — went to the Kenyon College Lords, who
racked up 635 points.
Global warming is subject of lunchtime discussion
Three informal lunchtime gatherings have been planned
by the Johns
Initiative for students, faculty, staff and community
members to come together in an open forum to
discuss global warming and climate change.
The topics for the events, to be held from 12:15 to
1:15 p.m. in Levering's Arellano Theater on
the Homewood campus, are "Global Warming Basics," April 2;
"What Must Happen to Make a
Difference?" April 16; and a forum with the President's
Task Force on Climate Change, April 30.
In last week's article about tuition, the
undergraduate population at the Homewood schools was
incorrect. There are currently 4,600 full-time
undergraduates in the schools of Arts and Sciences and
Engineering. In the same story, the 5.8 percent increase
reported for the School of Nursing applied
to graduate programs only.
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