The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 9, 2002

December 9, 2002
VOL. 32, NO. 14

'Healthy Russia 2020' awarded to JHU-led group
Hodson Trust announces annual grants
Master's program in biotechnology adds concentration in regulatory affairs
Save this for a snowy day
Research: The little yellow molecule comes up big
Holiday greetings
JHU Press launches free monthly Neighborhood Author Series
Ovarian cancer detected in blood samples
ICU specialists reduce hospital death rates by 30 percent
Job Opportunities
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A Hopkins wonderland
Father Winter blew into town last Thursday, blanketing the Baltimore region with up to seven inches of snow and prompting a rare university closing, the first in several years. With classes canceled, overjoyed Homewood students broke out makeshift sleds, flung snowballs with wild abandon and got in touch with their creative sides. Not just an ordinary snowman will do, thought one undergraduate; how about a snow Godzilla? It was a brief respite from exams and work, as the university was back on normal schedule the next day. Full story...

Nanjing Center set for growth
On a cold, clear day in China last month, representatives of two universities and two cultures assembled on a flat stretch of dirt and rubble to celebrate one future and the physical form it's about to take.
   As traditional Chinese music played and balloons were released into the air, top administrators from Johns Hopkins and Nanjing universities capped off a groundbreaking ceremony for a just announced $18 million construction project for the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, which opened in 1986. Preliminary plans call for building an up to 106,000-square-foot addition to the center and upgrading the existing facilities. Once completed, the structure will more than double the center's size, transforming "a compound" into a more conventional academic campus. Full story...

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