Dr. J. Thomas August, who did pioneering research in immunology and vaccine development at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died Feb. 11 of metastatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former Poplar Hill resident was 91.
DART is NASA’s first mission not to explore space, but to defend against it. Researchers at Johns Hopkins plan to launch a spacecraft and smash it into an asteroid. BOOM! The impact, they hope, will bump the big space rock off course.
Former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s staggering $1.8 billion gift to his alma mater, the Johns Hopkins University, tops the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of the largest academic donations since 1967.
Centennial High School graduates Clarissa Santori, 20, and Gary Tse, 18, filmed their Jeopardy episodes for the two-week tournament alongside 13 other contestants last month in Los Angeles. Quarterfinals began on Monday, with Santori's and Tse's episodes expected to air on WBFF-TV on Wednesday, Feb. 15 and Friday, Feb. 17, respectively.
Johns Hopkins Civil Engineering professor Judith Mitrani-Reiser has developed a worldwide reputation for using "holistic engineering" to help communities around the world improve their resilience to natural disasters.
The $31 million donation to the University of Maryland, College Park from a computer tech millionaire on Friday was the largest donation in the history of the university, but there have been several other donations nearly as big in recent years.