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Ben Langmead receives Benjamin Franklin Award

April 15, 2016

Ben Langmead, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences. The award is presented annually to someone who has promoted free and open access to important materials and methods used in the life sciences. Langmead accepted the award from Bioinformatics.org at the 2016 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, held […]

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Alexis Battle of Computer Science named 2016 Searle Scholar

April 15, 2016

Alexis Battle, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named a 2016 Searle Scholar. Battle is one of 15 early-career scientists selected by the Searle Scholars Program Advisory Board for this honor, which recognizes the potential of researchers to make significant contributions to chemical and biological research over the course of their […]

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Alumni Weekend 2016

April 8, 2016

Johns Hopkins University welcomes back its alumni at Alumni Weekend 2016. It’s all about reconnecting with friends. Between Quad Fest, the first open-air festival on Keyser Quad, faculty lectures, tours, panels and Saturday’s big Homecoming game (Go Hop! Beat the Buckeyes!), we know your schedule is jam-packed. So we’re reminding you to stop by the […]

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Do health awareness days have an impact on our behavior?

April 1, 2016

Take a glance at the calendar: World Autism Awareness Day is just around the corner. As are World Health Day, World Lupus Day, and many more. One federal catalog lists 212 separate health-focused awareness days. Health awareness days are ubiquitous. But does dedicating a day to a serious disease or to healthy living habits actually […]

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