P U B L I C
P O L I C Y &
I N T E R N A T I O N A L A F F A I R S
In Search of Brother Number
No journalist has persisted in covering Cambodia like Nate
Thayer. His doggedness paid off last summer when he came face to
face with the elusive Pol Pot.
In Short - A school study that
starts at the beginning... why NATO expansion is a big mistake...
peripatetic bottles that hold surprises inside
H E A L T H
& M E D I C I N E
Fighting Back Against Brain
Centofanti (MA '95)
Using pioneering imaging techniques, Hopkins researchers are
working to diagnose stroke more quickly--and accurately than ever
In Short - The ethics of
embryonic stem cells... bringing home the Lasker... tumor-
fighting broccoli sprouts... colon cancer breakthrough
O N C A M
P U S E S
Uncertainty in the Archives
By Joanne P.
Cavanaugh, (MA '97)
Modernity has come calling, knocking the dust off the archives.
Will history be squandered as the information age
Preserving the Life of a
Curt Richter, the man known as the "father of the biological
clock," worked for nearly 60 years at Hopkins. The vast hoard of
data he left behind is an archivist's dream--and nightmare.
In Short - Creating a college
town... no more dusty shelves at the MSE... presidential
summit... bidding irregularities... a call for honor
S C I E N C E
& T E C H N O L O G
Taming the Terabyte
Driven by their need to transmit tremendous chunks of data,
Hopkins researchers are helping to build and test-drive the next
generation of the Internet.
In Short - Post-practice
action in the brain... telling water from water... a "drunker
sailor" straightens up... flouride that's out of this world
H U M A N I T I E S
& T H E A R T
Nightmare in Nanking
By Sue De
Author Iris Chang (MA '91) sheds new light on World War II's
"Forgotten Holocaust"--an eight-week orgy of torture and killing
that left 300,000 Chinese dead.
In Short - Obsessed with Western
decline... the value of unreliable texts... an alternative
holiday ballet... "birdpeople" Lionized
D E P A R T M E N T
Contributors to the November Issue