Funny fish, serious
No doubt about it, Eric Fortune runs with a colorful crowd.
The young assistant professor of psychological and brain
sciences enthusiastically peppers his conversation with
strange and entertaining anecdotes about professional
colleagues like the scientist who smeared praying mantises
with Vaseline, or the researcher who identified eye muscles
in swordfish that gave up acting like muscles and went to
work as heaters instead.
And he's got more than a few stories to
tell about his own research in odd-looking species of fish
known collectively as weakly electric fish.
Snow falls, university fights
On Saturday they dug in; over the next several days, they
dug us out. As the record-setting blizzard of 2003
blanketed the region with nearly 30 inches of snow last
week, a resolute force of Johns Hopkins staff waged a
seemingly endless battle to keep university paths cleared,
through roads open and parking lots and entrances
Working around the clock for three days
straight, the various grounds, facilities and custodial
crews stood toe-to-toe with Mother Nature's full fury in an
endeavor to reopen the university and keep people and
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