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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 3, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 5

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A farewell to Bob Sirota
Peabody director leaves behind an enhanced program and facilities

Bob Sirota enjoys a moment at his farewell party, where friends and colleagues paid tribute to his 10-year tenure at the helm of the Peabody Institute.

When Robert Sirota became director of the Peabody Institute 10 years ago, the words exquisite, magical, inspiring and beautiful were often used to depict the music created by the renowned school's virtuoso students. Today, those same words also describe the grand physical space that houses both the degree-granting Peabody Conservatory and the community-based Peabody Preparatory — a renovated complex that will forever be a monument to Sirota's vision.
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A new day dawns for Gilman Hall
A renovation project that aims to restore an iconic Homewood building to its former grandeur and bring it squarely into the 21st century is one step closer to reality. On Sept. 19, the board of trustees' Building and Grounds Committee authorized the formation of a Design Review Committee to select an architect and construction manager for the long-anticipated renovation of Gilman Hall.
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National funding goes to Hopkins to advance research on stem cell therapies for heart attack
Heart specialists at the Johns Hopkins Heart Institute have been awarded more than $12 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study how stem cell therapies can be used to treat hearts damaged by heart attack or heart failure.
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House hunting? State steps in to sweeten ownership incentives

Thinking Out Loud: No conflict, no interest

JHU Course Catalog: Bebop, Modernism and Change

Tribute to a little-known inventor

Researcher receives $2.5 million award to pursue virus surveillance

JHU expert warns of spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Physicians ill-prepared to diagnose or treat bioterrorism diseases

'House Guests: Subjective Truths': Works by Evergreen's 2004 artist-in-residence

'Look Again in Baltimore': An exhibition of photographs by James DuSel opens

Information services available for the Johns Hopkins community

New device helps HIV patients remember meds

Guidelines may not apply to older patients with chronic illnesses

Newly discovered gene may predict aggressive ovarian cancer


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