The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 16, 2002

December 16, 2002
VOL. 32, NO. 15

University to tighten budgets
Americans divided over genetic manipulation
Ovarian cancer detected in blood samples
A holiday tradition
Job Opportunities
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Countdown to completion
Located in Maryland's DNA Alley, the university's 14-year-old Montgomery County Campus stands poised to make a quantum leap forward in the next five to seven years in both its size and function, as the 35-acre site in Rockville moves toward total buildout -- totaling approximately 700,000 square feet of facility space.
   Last week, top-level university administration held an evening reception for newly elected and current county officials to brief them about this new era of growth and development for the campus. Full story...

Opera debuts to raves in London
As the curtain fell on opening night of Nicholas Maw's opera, Sophie's Choice, the composer was greeted by a lengthy standing ovation that no doubt was prolonged even further by the sea of familiar faces in attendance. More than 200 university alumni, staff and friends were in the sold-out crowd at London's Royal Opera House on Dec. 7 to witness the debut of Maw's much-anticipated opera, a six-year labor of love for the Peabody faculty member, who both composed the opera's music and penned the libretto.
   The sprawling four-hour production, based on the novel by William Styron, centers around a Polish woman during the Holocaust. Its lead character, Sophie, was played by Meryl Streep in the acclaimed 1982 film version. Full story...

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