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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 1, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 13

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Anxiety, fear and the stock market
A psychologist gives students insight into today's economic crisis

Lawrence Raifman teaches an undergraduate course called The Psychology of Decision Making: Behavioral Finance.

A psychologist and attorney who teaches in the Krieger School's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Raifman uses a psychological lens to help undergraduates understand the stock market and all its recent fluctuations through a course titled The Psychology of Decision Making: Behavioral Finance.
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Framework announces first grants
The Office of the Provost is planting 11 hybrid seeds that it hopes will bloom into areas of cross-disciplinary excellence at the university, and possibly positions of world leadership.
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$9.8 million to map epigenome of schizophrenia
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and four other academic medical centers have been awarded a $9.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to pin down inherited changes that occur outside a cell's DNA sequence in people with schizophrenia. Unlike changes or mutations in the DNA sequence itself, epigenetic marks or alterations can be affected by a lifetime of exposure to the environment in which cells operate.
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JHU, MICA students give arts journal a new life online

Enlightened atoms stage nanoriot against uniformity

Gun detection

SAIS team takes first place in Thunderbird challenge

Peabody names new chair of Music Production and Technology program

New from JHU Press

WSE adds three new full-time master's degree programs

Transporting broilers could spread antibiotic-resistant organisms


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