The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 22, 2002

January 22, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 18

BPIC finds progress is 'tremendous'
Scientists find new clue to human longevity
Where's Mergenthaler?
Thyroid disease raises risk for birth defects
New director named for the Center for Communication Programs
Job Opportunities
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Nitze looks back at SAIS
As Paul Henry Nitze puts it, the School of Advanced International Studies began with two men discussing the fate of the world over breakfast.
   It was the summer of 1943, the world embroiled in war. Nitze, then director of the State Department's Office of Inter-American Affairs, and Christian Herter, a congressman from Massachusetts, were sharing a Georgetown residence while their wives, first cousins, vacationed on Long Island.
   During one of their early morning talks, Herter brought up the need for the creation of a school of international studies in the nation's capital. The two men, both cum laude graduates of Harvard University, agreed that in a world undergoing profound changes, such a school would be needed to train men and women in international affairs during the post-war era. Full story...

Three-City Study releases findings on child care
There is no such thing as the perfect child-care setting. But in the quest to create the ideal place for children of working mothers on welfare, borrowing the best elements from existing models might be a good place to start, say researchers from Johns Hopkins and Boston College.
   The conclusion is the result of the latest research conducted in Boston, Chicago and San Antonio through Welfare, Children and Families: A Three-City Study. Started in 1998 by researchers at five universities, its purpose is to examine the consequences of welfare reform for the well-being of children and families. Andrew Cherlin, chair of the Hopkins Sociology Department, is lead investigator. Full story...

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