The boys and girls of
Head to a professional baseball park this
season and you might expect to see a Bobblehead doll
promotion, a one-run pitchers' duel or a mammoth home run
that bounds off the upper deck.
If you plan to attend a Hopkins GRO
Softball League game, however, be prepared for a whole
different ball game, as you're more likely to see a
student-to-professor double-play combination, a 28-15 final
score or a pack of zealous dogs regularly interrupting
Since the early 1980s, graduate students,
staff and faculty from Homewood and East Baltimore have
taken to the Johns Hopkins intramural fields each summer to
compete in a co-ed recreational sports program started by
the Graduate Representative Organization. From June to late
August, areas on or near the Homewood campus become an
after-hours playground for JHU folk looking for a little
exercise, fresh air or competition--or all of the above.
FUSE gets three-year
The team of scientists and technicians who manage FUSE, the
Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, have received a
double dose of good news.
NASA selected the FUSE team for a Group
Achievement Award, an honor that Bill Blair, research
professor and FUSE chief of observatory operations, accepted
recently in a D.C. ceremony; and formal approval for a
three-year extension of the orbiting observatory's mission
arrived July 15. Originally scheduled to end in April 2003
after three years, FUSE's mission will now likely extend to
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