The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 28, 2002

January 28, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 19

New policy on campus violence set
FUSE readings reveal a Milky Way surprise
Inaugural JHU study tour in Ghana leaves lasting effect on participants
Job Opportunities
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Economist gets NIH 'MERIT' award
Robert Moffitt, an economist who has spent the past decade delving into the possible relationship between welfare and out-of-wedlock childbearing, has been recognized for his outstanding research with an National Institutes of Health MERIT Award.
   The rarely given award--less than 5 percent of NIH investigators have received one since the program began 16 years ago--essentially guarantees Moffitt funding for the next 10 years.
   MERIT is an acronym for Method to Extend Research in Time. Full story...

'Family' ties at college are a focus of Black History Month
The importance of family life within the black community will be the emphasis behind Black History Month 2002. The monthlong series of lectures, events and performances begins this Friday, Feb. 1, under the theme "The Black Family: Yesterday, Today and Forever."
   Because life on a college campus is built around its own kind of family ties that aren't limited by genetics or race, co-chairs Shameeka Smalling and Leroy Tobias have put together a schedule of events for Black History Month that are designed to reach beyond just the black student groups on the Homewood campus to the entire Hopkins community. Full story...

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