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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 13, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 25

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Covering new ground
PURA grants in hand, 42 undergrads explore the world of research

Josh Cogan is part of an interdisciplinary team working on wireless sensor networks for monitoring soil in various city sites. Behind him are team members Razvan Masaloiu-E and Andreas Terzis and Cogan's faculty sponsor, Katalin Szlavecz.

In research, questions often outnumber answers and it's anyone's guess where the journey will end, or how long it will take to get there. This year's recipients of Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards found this to be true as they peered into Shanghai's past, investigated a mysterious figurine's origins, attempted to design a long-term wireless soil monitoring system and conducted various other projects.
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SPSBE grad ed division takes root
The beaming smiles on the students' and faculty's faces said it all: It was good to be home; better yet, to have a real one to go to. Johns Hopkins' new Education Building, formerly known as Seton Court, officially opened its doors last week. The 73,000-square-foot building at 2800 N. Charles St. is now the residence of Graduate Division of Education's Baltimore-based programs.
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Hurricanes, other vortices seize energy via 'hostile takeovers'
For decades, scientists who study hurricanes, whirlpools and other large fluid vortices have puzzled over precisely how these vast swirling masses of gas or liquid sustain themselves. How do they acquire the energy to keep moving? The most common theory sounded like it was lifted from Wall Street: The large vortices collect power as smaller vortices merge and combine their assets, in the same way that small companies join forces to create a mega corporation.
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EPP now offers post-master's certificate in systems engineering

NEH challenge grant to enhance library's Jewish studies collections

Exposure to fine particles in the air increases hospital admissions

Novel route exploited to reverse enlarged hearts in obese mice

New Hubble images show similar colors for Pluto's moons

New compound protects against development of liver cancer

WSE faculty get CAREER awards from National Science Foundation

First large-scale study of human 'interactome' reveals novel way to find disease targets

Study zeroes in on genetic roots of heart condition in young athletes

Peabody's Ray Sprenkle to lecture on 'The Glory of the Piano'

Listing of PURA recipients


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