'U.S. News' releases rankings for graduate school
U.S. News & World Report on Friday released its
annual Best Graduate School rankings for 2005. The Johns
of Medicine claims the third spot this year behind
Washington University in St. Louis, with which it was tied
last year, while Harvard maintains its hold on the top
spot. In ranked specialties, Hopkins landed at No. 1 in
internal medicine, drug/alcohol abuse and geriatrics; No. 2
in AIDS and pediatrics; and No. 4 in women's health.
The School of
Engineering moved up to 21 this year (from a tie at 22)
and took the No. 1 spot in bioengineering/biomedical
programs. In environmental/environmental health, it was
tied for fifth.
In public affairs, Johns Hopkins tied for 28th
overall, with a No. 3 ranking in health policy and
Disciplines not newly ranked by the magazine this year
include public health, nursing, social sciences and
humanities, the sciences and fine arts.
To see a complete list of 2005 rankings, including
other specialties in which JHU was ranked, go to http://www.usnews.com.
Blue Jays baseball team ranked No. 1 in division for first
The Johns Hopkins
baseball team, as of Monday, March 29, was ranked No. 1
in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate
Baseball NCAA Division III Poll. The Blue Jays reached the
top spot for the first time in school history and is the
only team at Johns Hopkins other than men's lacrosse to be
ranked No. 1 in its sport.
As of press time, the team sported an 18-0 record. The
18 consecutive victories ties the school record, which has
stood since 1989.
In the coaches' poll, Johns Hopkins received 233
points and three first-place votes. Emory ranked second
with 230 points and three first-place votes and Carthage
third with 213 points and one first-place vote.
The Blue Jays had three games scheduled over the past
weekend, against Dickinson, Swarthmore and Elizabethtown.
The next home game will be against Mary Washington at 3:30
p.m. on Thursday, April 8.
Gordon Concerto Competition winner to perform at Shriver
Acclaimed violinist Igor Yuzefovich, winner of the
2003-2004 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition at the
Institute, will perform compositions by Franck and
Prokofiev at noon on Wednesday, April 7, in Homewood's
Shriver Hall Auditorium.
Yuzefovich has performed at concert venues from
Carnegie Hall to the Cairo Opera House and in Jordan as
part of the Beethoven Violin Concert at King Hussein's
Born in 1979 in Moscow, he began to study violin at
age 5 and enrolled at the Moscow State Gnessin Music School
for the Gifted and Talented. After his family moved to the
United States in 1991, he studied at the Catholic
University in Washington, D.C., and the Peabody Preparatory
program in Baltimore before earning a bachelor's degree in
music and a graduate performance diploma from the Peabody
Conservatory. In addition to winning the Gordon Concerto
Competition, Yuzefovich took first prize in the Arlington
Symphony Competition, the Omega Psi Phi International
Talent Hunt, the Fairfax Symphony Competition, the Wolf
Trap Foundation Scholarship Competition and the Marbury
Violin Competition at the Peabody Conservatory.
This performance is co-sponsored by the Peggy and Yale
Gordon Trust and is part of the Wednesday Noon Series
presented by the university's Office
of Special Events. For more information, call
Road traffic safety expert to take part in WHO
For the first time, the World Health Organization will
devote its annual World Health Day, held each year on April
7, to road traffic safety. The event will focus on the
magnitude of the problem road traffic injuries pose
globally and promote successful ways to prevent these
Adnan Hyder, an international road traffic safety
expert with the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public
Health, will participate in the international
symposium, which will be held in Paris, and also will
address a United Nations forum on April 15. In addition, he
co-edited "World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention,"
which WHO will release at the symposium.
A member of the school's
Center for Injury Research and Policy, Hyder will
participate in a discussion on how governments and academic
institutions can help reduce road traffic deaths and
SPH malaria conference draws researchers from 13
More than 275 researchers from 13 countries attended
the Second International Conference on Malaria Research
held March 25 and 26 at the
School of Public
Health. Louis Miller, head of the Malaria Vaccine
Development Branch at the NIH's National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gave the keynote address.
Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute
at the School of Public Health, the conference included
lectures on chloroquine resistance, promising new
antimalarial agents and the use of geographic information
systems. It concluded with a lecture by Nobel laureate
Peter Agre, of the School of Medicine.
JHU Press Book Sale scheduled for this week in Glass
The annual JHU
Press Book sale will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on
Tuesday, April 6, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April
7. All books are $2 a pound. Proceeds go to the Press'
Staff Development Fund.
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