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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 10, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 17

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Falk named interim A&S dean
Former dean of faculty steps into post, will focus on existing initiatives

A high-energy physicist, Adam Falk received his doctorate from Harvard and joined Johns Hopkins in 1994. He was named a full professor in 2000.

Adam Falk sees his job as interim dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to be not so much taking over as it is keeping going.
   Falk stepped into the interim deanship Jan. 1 and will serve until a replacement is named for Daniel Weiss, who has been elected president of Lafayette College.
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Hopkins joins in tsunami relief efforts
In an immediate and substantial manner, numerous Johns Hopkins affiliates have come to the aid of survivors of the South Asian tsunami that to date has claimed the lives of more than 140,000 people. In Indonesia alone, roughly 500,000 survivors have been left homeless, and it's projected that 5 million people in a dozen countries will ultimately be impacted by the natural disaster that struck on Dec. 26.
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United Way campaign raises more than $2.5 million
With only days left to go, the 2004 Johns Hopkins United Way campaign has surpassed its lofty goal. To date, the combined contributions from those at the university, Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Applied Physics Laboratory total $2,590,807, nearly $131,000 past the desired mark, and counting.
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Thinking Out Loud: Before you hit 'send'

FUSE science operations suspended because of mechanical problem

SOM/SPH study finds secondhand smoke is linked to cervical cancer

Procter & Gamble CEO to receive AICGS award

SPSBE launches leadership/management program in life sciences

Poor communication may add to African-American health disparities

Obituary: Gerard Defaux, professor of romance languages, dies in Paris

Animal studies show stem cells might make biological pacemakers

Millions of Americans unaware they have chronic kidney disease

Public Health's Center for a Livable Future announces grant recipients

Moderate exercise combats metabolic syndrome in older adults

Info session set for programs to bring second-career adults into teaching

Free nicotine patches increase short-term smoking quit rates

Outbreak of resistant organism traced to wound care equipment


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