'U.S. News' releases annual graduate school
The latest U.S. News & World Report graduate
school rankings, released on Thursday, find the
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine again holding the No. 2
spot among research-oriented medical
schools. Harvard takes the top place, with the University
of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St.
Louis and the University of California, San Francisco
rounding out the top five. In specialties, Johns
Hopkins ranks first in geriatrics and internal medicine,
second in AIDS and fourth in drug/alcohol
abuse, pediatrics and women's health.
Other programs ranked this year are education (Johns
Hopkins is tied at 7, up from 20 in 2008,
its first year as a stand-alone school) and Engineering
(tied at 25). Ranked specialties are biomedical
engineering (Johns Hopkins is No. 1), economics (tied at
25), English (tied at 13), history (tied at 9),
psychology (tied at 23) and sociology (tied at 25). Not
ranked are public health, nursing, health care
management, the sciences and public affairs.
For complete listings and methodology, go to www.usnews.com.
New classroom technology to be showcased at MSE
Winners of the 2009 Technology Fellows competition
will demonstrate their innovations from 1
to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, on Q-Level of the Milton S.
Eisenhower Library at Homewood. All 12 of
the winning faculty-student teams will be available for a
hands-on demonstration of how they used
their $5,000 mini-grant to enhance undergraduate
Projects cover a wide range of disciplines from both
the Krieger and Whiting schools. All
faculty who attend will receive a free 1GB mini-flash
drive, and students will receive gift certificates
for Cafe Q.
Now in its ninth year, the Technology Fellows program
was created by the Sheridan Libraries'
Center for Educational Resources to assist Johns
Hopkins faculty in the development of digital course
resources. Funded by the Office of the
President and the Smart Family Foundation, the program
awards $5,000 grants to faculty-student teams for projects
that integrate technology into
instructional programs. CER technology experts and
librarians collaborate with the faculty-student
teams on projects that encourage active learning,
facilitate access to course materials and enhance
For more information, contact Cheryl Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org or
410-516-7181, or go to the CER site at
SAIS to host annual one-day energy policy
The SAIS Global Energy and Environment Initiative and
the National Capital Area Chapter of
the U.S. Association for Energy Economics will this week
co-sponsor a one-day conference called "New
Energy Dynamics: Recession and Beyond." The event will take
place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday,
April 27, at SAIS.
Jason Grumet, executive director of the National
Commission on Energy Policy, will give the
keynote address, which is titled "The Obama
Administration's Energy and Carbon Reduction Priorities
in Recession 2009," at 9 a.m.
For a conference agenda and listing of speakers, go
conference will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Admission to the conference by non-SAIS affiliates
requires registration; the fee is $150 for
USAEE members and $170 for nonmembers. To register, contact
Volunteers needed to rebuild Stadium Place
Built in 2005 with more than 5,000 volunteers, the
Stadium Place Playground — located north of
the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Center YMCA and
across the street from Johns
Hopkins@Eastern — was destroyed last fall by
The Y of Central Maryland and Friends of Our
Playground have joined together to raise the
playground from the ashes, and Johns Hopkins is lending a
hand. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and
retirees will join community members for the rebuilding
effort, which runs from Tuesday, May 5,
through Sunday, May 10, with shifts starting at 8 a.m. and
ending at dusk.
No skills are necessary to volunteer, and there will
be jobs for everyone. Some of the jobs will
include shoveling, cutting materials, passing out tools and
building. Meals will be provided for all
volunteers. For more information or to register to
volunteer, go to:
www.stadiumplayground.org. or contact Jeff Pratt in the
Office of Faculty, Staff
and Retiree Programs at 410-516-6060 or
Michelle Carlstrom in the
Office of WorkLife & Engagement at
Those who want to help but have limited time can help
the Y through the Send a Child to Camp
program. One in four children who attend a Y camp can go
only because of the generosity of others. To
offer support, or for more information, go to:
This week's goal: Raise the blood count in two-day drive on
Join other Johns Hopkins staff, faculty and students
in donating blood at the next Homewood
campus drive, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28 and 29, in the
Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall.
Register online at:
hr.jhu.edu/fsrp/outreach/blooddrive or contact John
Black in the Office of
Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs.
Participants will receive T-shirts, gifts and coupons
for discounts at local businesses.
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