Roots and Race
One of the more underdiscussed topics in the dialogue on race
issues, says Hopkins senior Kasandrah Baynes, is the experience
of black immigrants in America.
Baynes, chairwoman of the Hopkins Black Student
Union's Black History Month, wants to change that. "Bound by Our
Roots: African Diaspora in America," the program she has devised
for February's monthlong celebration on the Homewood campus, is a
series of talks, discussions, films and events that address the
universal black experience, not just that of black Americans.
Hopkins, Singapore ink joint
Officials of Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Singapore
government have signed a historic preliminary agreement that,
when finalized, would result in Hopkins-led collaborative
research, medical education and clinical trials in Southeast
Asia. The enterprise, to be known as Johns Hopkins Singapore,
would allow Hopkins a presence in Asia and enable Singapore to
grow its biomedical industry and reputation as an education and
Physicists attack the ultimate
A worldwide scientific effort is under way to build a powerful
machine aimed at answering a fundamental question: Why does
matter have substance?
In essence, current theories simply cannot
explain why things in the material world exist. But a series of
recent triumphs in the field of high-energy particle physics have
brought science closer to understanding the forces and
composition of the universe.
One possible solution to the puzzle may be the
presence of Higgs bosons, hypothetical subatomic particles unlike
any others found so far.
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