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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 6, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 6

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A legacy of artistic first steps
Peabody Preparatory's Towson branch marks 50 years of music, dance

Amy Killian, coordinator of the Peabody Preparatory's Towson branch, in a classroom with two of the 500 students currently taking music and dance lessons.

Amy Killian, coordinator of the Towson branch of the Peabody Preparatory, says that she relishes the little things about her job — and the little ones. On any given day, she can walk down the halls and hear a symphony of musical development, whether it's a 4-year-old awkwardly putting bow to violin or a children's chorus that fills the air with sweet, high-pitched notes. She can see it, too. A favorite scene is a studio filled with tiny dancers just old enough to stay on two feet.
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Going green with watts and steam
When Johns Hopkins recently saw an opportunity to simultaneously save some green and be "green," the decision was clear: You greenlight the project, of course.
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MESSENGER makes return visit today to Mercury
Today, for the second time in less than a year, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will swoop just 125 miles above the cratered surface of Mercury, snapping hundreds of pictures and collecting a variety of other data from the planet as it gains a critical gravity assist that keeps the probe on track to become the first spacecraft ever to orbit the innermost planet, beginning in March 2011.
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WSE's Rome Deanship to be dedicated today

Telomere expert Greider shares Germany's largest scientific prize

News and Information director named

Live Near Your Work

Group to receive $3 million federal grant to reduce blood infections

School-community success stories shared in new book

Research: Key component of debilitating lung disease identified

Neonatal mortality halved by community-based behavior change

Will patients stick to physical therapy? Questionnaire can help

Note to pediatricians: Taper meds in kids with stable asthma

Cancer Genome Atlas reports first results, JH researchers collaborate


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