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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 11, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 21

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The universe, and all its beauty
Student-curated exhibit at Walters Art Museum shows off Hubble images

Elizabeth Rodini and three of the student curators — Lia Klofas, Liberty Tillemann-Dick and Whitney Shaffer — in the Walters Art Museum with images from 'Mapping the Cosmos.'

In 2006, astronomers released a spectacular full-color panorama of the Orion nebula, a turbulent star-forming region located 1,500 light-years away in the constellation of Orion the Hunter. The seamless mosaic, containing a billion pixels, shows an area of wispy blue-, pink- and peach-colored dust and gas clouds and thousands of stars, some faint, others bright blue dots with needlelike rays.
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Sheridan Libraries to digitize France's 'Roman de la Rose' manuscripts
Grants of $779,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow The Johns Hopkins University and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France to provide scholars with virtual access to more than half the known versions of Le Roman de la Rose, a medieval poem on the art of love that was the most-read work of French literature for hundreds of years.
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Sleep duration may play important role in childhood obesity risk
Less sleep can increase a child's risk of being overweight or obese, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Their analysis of epidemiological studies found that with each additional hour of sleep, the risk of a child's being overweight or obese dropped by 9 percent. The results are published in the February edition of Obesity, the journal of the Obesity Society.
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Nursing, Medicine, SPH join in opposing violence against women

Chemistry experts team up to predict pollutant reactions

DLC seeking nominations for Diversity Recognition Awards

Center for Global Health awards $50,000 grants to 10 faculty

JHU launches online museum studies graduate program

Johns Hopkins opens center to treat severe sickle cell pain

Breast-feeding now safer for infants of HIV-infected mothers

More 'functional' DNA in genome than previously thought

Study: Toxoplasma infection increases risk of schizophrenia

Pilot error beginning to decline as factor in airline mishaps


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