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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 8, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 6

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Uncovering East Baltimore
Baltimore Week gives students an overview of their surroundings

Community resident/bus-tour guide Glenn Ross with Rachel Weber, who conceived the weeklong program for East Baltimore students, and Seth Christman of SOURCE, who now directs Baltimore Week activities.

When Rachel Weber, a doctoral student in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, returned to Baltimore last year after an extensive fieldwork trip in Tel Aviv, she had a slight nagging feeling. She had just spent two years examining the sex worker trade and human trafficking in that area — an experience she felt was immensely valuable — and she realized that since coming to Johns Hopkins, she hadn't done any hands-on work to confront health-related issues where she lived and went to school.
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The end of our FUSE
The intrepid never-say-die space telescope known as FUSE has finally reached its mission's end and will be turned off after more than eight years of discoveries on everything from planets and nearby stars to galaxies and quasars billions of light-years away.
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Bloomberg School to lead local study center in landmark government study of child health
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been selected as a study center in the National Children's Study to assess the effects of environmental and genetic factors on child and human health in the United States. The study center will manage local participant recruitment and data collection in the largest study of child and human health ever conducted in the United States.
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APL astronomer spies conditions 'just right' for building an Earth

Thumb-size microsystem enables cell culture, incubation

JHU Course Catalog: Brain Myths & Folk Psychology

International Reporting Project fellows for 2007 selected at SAIS

SAIS appoints new American co-director of Hopkins-Nanjing

Carol Greider Awarded 2007 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Study: Human rights violations widespread in eastern Burma

Faculty team to develop nanotech risk assessment minor

Scientists discover what emotional memories are made of


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