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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 4, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 6

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Spotlight shines on the arts
With cultural activities on the rise, Homewood takes supporting steps

Winston Tabb, dean of university libraries, heads an 18-member task force charged with charting a strategy to strengthen the arts at Homewood.

While cultural pursuits have never been a primary aspect of Johns Hopkins' mission, the Homewood campus today boasts an array of arts programs and facilities, including the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Hopkins, the Shriver Hall Concert Series, Homewood House Museum and numerous student organizations, ranging from theater troupes to a cappella groups. The university, in fact, has witnessed a great period of growth in its cultural programs in recent years, most notably the creation of the Mattin Center, a 53,000-square-foot complex that includes a black box theater, photography labs and dance and music practice rooms.
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JHU plans to revamp benefits
Following a comprehensive months-long review, a benefits advisory committee has presented to university administration a series of recommendations intended to save Johns Hopkins millions of dollars annually while still maintaining its competitive breadth of offerings.
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Caffeine withdrawal is recognized as a disorder
If you missed your morning coffee and now you have a headache and difficulty concentrating, you might be able to blame it on caffeine withdrawal. In general, the more caffeine consumed, the more severe withdrawal symptoms are likely to be, but as little as one standard cup of coffee a day can produce caffeine addiction, according to a Johns Hopkins study that reviewed more than 170 years of caffeine withdrawal research.
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Thinking Out Loud by William R. Brody

Wednesday Noon Series opens season with Clio Award winners

Montgomery County Campus building opens

Sharon Allen, chair of Deloitte & Touche USA, to give Ginder Lecture

One-two punch for tumors: Drug combo attacks tumor development

Admission advice for Baltimore public high school students

FAQs on giving to United Way


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