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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 4, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 13

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Intersession lineup runs gamut from beer history to practical Chinese

Champion jump roper Wren Haaland conceived one of the offbeat classes that have become a hallmark of Johns Hopkins' personal enrichment programs.

Wren Haaland can double dutch like nobody's business, and she has the medals to prove it. The Johns Hopkins sophomore took up competitive jump roping nine years ago, and her career skipped to a high point this summer when she struck gold with Team USA at the International Rope Skipping Federation World Championships held in Toronto, Canada.
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Koch Cancer Research Building to be dedicated
At a late afternoon ceremony today on the East Baltimore medical campus, Johns Hopkins' second cancer research building will be named to honor philanthropist and university trustee David Koch. Koch, the executive vice president of the nation's largest privately held company, recently donated $20 million in support of the building.
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APL opens center in public health informatics
The Applied Physics Laboratory has received a $4 million three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish a Center for Excellence in Public Health Informatics. APL's center will be one of five funded by CDC to conduct research leading to major scientific advances in public health informatics.
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Thinking Out Loud: Dueling scientists

CLF: Celebrating first decade of food production science

Two Homewood seniors collect Marshall, Mitchell scholarships

The 'Wheel' deal

Applications now available to students for 2007 PURAs

Forum discusses competitiveness of U.S. in science and technology

Hodson grant to support T.S. Eliot publication, new research center

There's still time to give to the United Way campaign

Scientists 'turbocharge' star data to zoom into first-place finish

Fast test for low blood flow in dogs detects early heart trouble

Fortified milk reduces morbidity in preschool children

Millions with arthritis may benefit from bone-loss drug

Soy protein study generates new findings in cholesterol reduction


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