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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 17, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 17

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Ushering in the Year of the Dog
Chinese New Year event at Homewood expected to draw more than 1,000

From left: Jun Wang, doctoral student in chemistry, co-organizer; Shan Qiao, doctoral student in international health, co-host; Wei Xiao, doctoral student in economics, co-organizer and president of JHU-CSSA; Xiaofeng Jia, postdoctoral fellow in medicine and vice president of JHU-CSSA, performer; and Weina Hou, senior in applied mathematics, co-host.

The longest and most significant Chinese holiday will be celebrated in grand style on the Homewood campus this year, as students and scholars representing 12 Baltimore/Washington area universities will pack Shriver Hall this Saturday to usher in the Year of the Dog.
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Science in the courtroom!
From the DNA profiling of a murder suspect to brain scans presented in head-injury cases, the use of medical-based evidence has exploded in the nation's courts in recent years. In an effort to better prepare judges for cases involving advanced science and medical issues, the School of Medicine in conjunction with the Maryland Judiciary will host a three-day workshop for judges this week featuring some of Johns Hopkins' most renowned researchers.
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Scientists 'RAVE-ing' about ambitious star survey
An international team of astronomers last week announced the first results from the Radial Velocity Experiment, an ambitious all-sky spectroscopic survey aimed at measuring the speed, temperature, surface gravity and composition of up to a million stars passing near the sun.
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Memory design breakthrough can lead to faster computers

JHM Alliance provides first two grants for tech development

Tiny fossil galaxy reveals clues to the early universe

New drug lets thyroid cancer patients avoid nasty side effects

Patient safety monitoring finds surprising problem with new device

No cognitive decline is found after use of heart-lung machine

SPSBE offers instructional tech course for school leaders

SPH professor LaVeist receives HHS's first Minority Health Knowledge Award

Connective tissue fused with heart muscle to form biopacemaker

Mental illness exacts 'enormous toll' for U.S. businesses and institutions


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