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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University August 4, 2003 | Vol. 32 No. 41

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Digging for Data
A onetime archaeologist puts her skills to work documenting JHU

As director of institutional research, Cathy Lebo's assignment is to gather, analyze and report Johns Hopkins-related data needed by both internal and external audiences.

Johns Hopkins scholars study everything from stem cells and famine to the Silk Road trade and cosmological dust clouds. But who studies the university?
   The answer is the Office of Institutional Research.
   Established in January 2001, the office is responsible for data reporting, information analysis and the creation of a centralized warehouse of all relevant university facts and figures, for both internal and external use.
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Financial Info System Boosts Uses
The university this month launches the much-anticipated second generation of Access to Financial Information, the Web-based reporting system implemented in early 2002 to provide a user-friendly tool for principal investigators and account administrators to manage accounts more effectively.
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Electronic Voting System May Be Vulnerable
The software believed to be at the heart of an electronic voting system being marketed for use in elections across the nation has weaknesses that could easily allow someone to cast multiple votes for one candidate, computer security researchers at Johns Hopkins have determined.
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Obituary: Eminent Historian John Higham, Longtime Faculty Member, was 82
John Higham, an eminent historian of American culture and of the interplay of ethnic and national identity in the United States, died Saturday at his home in Baltimore of a massive cerebral aneurism. He was 82.
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Greider Named Director of Molecular Biology
After an exhaustive national search, Carol W. Greider, a Johns Hopkins faculty member since 1997 and internationally known for her work on telomerase, has been named the Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The appointment was effective Aug. 1.
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70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the sky

Sixty-day antibiotic treatment not enough to prevent anthrax in some

Center for a Livable Future announces doctoral fellowships for 2003-2004

Committee on the Status of Women seeks nominations for new members


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