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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 5, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 16

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TV crew comes calling
HBO Visits Homewood, East Baltimore to Tell Story of 'Blue Baby' Pioneers

A scene from the upcoming HBO film about Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas

A strip of the Homewood campus underwent a brief identity crisis late last month as the university got the chance to play the role of Johns Hopkins Hospital circa 1940s for a day.
   On Dec. 22, an HBO film crew descended upon the campus to shoot a portion of the cable network's upcoming feature Something the Lord Made, filling the Levering courtyard with a fleet of antique cars, an ambulance and actors in period dress.
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United Way campaign: Over the top
Exceeding optimistic projections, the 2003 Johns Hopkins United Way Campaign has surpassed its lofty goal with still a week left to go. To date, the combined contributions from those at the university, Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Applied Physics Laboratory total $2,454,395, more than $72,000 past the desired mark, and counting.
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Forum puts spotlight on ethics of genetic test
Expecting parents often get asked whether they want a boy or a girl. Idle small talk? Perhaps, but today this once-wishful reply can be made real due to the existence of a medical procedure known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
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Is your Web information usable by the disabled? Workshop on Web accessibility set for Jan. 22

New WSE degree focuses on environmental planning, management

MESSENGER shipped to Goddard for prelaunch tests

Remembering Mr. Hopkins

Faculty rep, student-athlete groups oppose NCAA proposal 65

International team of 'Hapmap' scientists provide detailed plans

Combining MRI techniques may improve breast cancer detection

Drama minor to be offered through Writing Sems

New offering: Molecular Targets and Drug Discovery Technologies

Practice-based interventions enhance quality of pediatric care


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