The Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 5, 2002

August 5, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 41

Hopkins Picnic makes a big splash
Mathematicians convene at JHU for conference on Stark's conjectures
Hopkins responds to urgent call; July blood drive is best ever
Obituary: Owsei Temkin, 99, world-renowned expert on history of medicine
Obituary: Daniel Sapir, kidney specialist, dies at 67
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The boys and girls of summer
   Head to a professional baseball park this season and you might expect to see a Bobblehead doll promotion, a one-run pitchers' duel or a mammoth home run that bounds off the upper deck.
   If you plan to attend a Hopkins GRO Softball League game, however, be prepared for a whole different ball game, as you're more likely to see a student-to-professor double-play combination, a 28-15 final score or a pack of zealous dogs regularly interrupting play.
   Since the early 1980s, graduate students, staff and faculty from Homewood and East Baltimore have taken to the Johns Hopkins intramural fields each summer to compete in a co-ed recreational sports program started by the Graduate Representative Organization. From June to late August, areas on or near the Homewood campus become an after-hours playground for JHU folk looking for a little exercise, fresh air or competition--or all of the above. Full story...

FUSE gets three-year extension
The team of scientists and technicians who manage FUSE, the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, have received a double dose of good news.
   NASA selected the FUSE team for a Group Achievement Award, an honor that Bill Blair, research professor and FUSE chief of observatory operations, accepted recently in a D.C. ceremony; and formal approval for a three-year extension of the orbiting observatory's mission arrived July 15. Originally scheduled to end in April 2003 after three years, FUSE's mission will now likely extend to September 2006. Full story...

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