The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 5, 2003

May 5, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 33

Libraries create tool for navigating scholarly publishing
Nursing's Wald Center to promote healthy vision in East Baltimore
Study: Multiple lifestyle changes effectively lower blood pressure
Linda Fried named director of Geriatric Medicine, Gerontology
Environmental policy-making tool gets test run from master's students
Empowerment Zone residents use Internet for health information
Bringing immune-based therapies closer to reality
JHU volunteers assist cleanup of historic Fort McHenry, wetlands
SOM alumnus endows professorship, online meetings in vascular surgery
JHU chemist to use Guggenheim to develop ways to put fluorine in drugs
Stulman gift endows professorship in mental health, psychiatric nursing
Geneticist Greider elected to NAS
New from JHU Press
APL-managed Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission moves ahead
Job Opportunities
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

On the air again
Following a three-year hiatus, Johns Hopkins student radio made a triumphant return late last month, but not to the airwaves: This time around, cyberspace is the place.
   Using the call letters of the university's original student station, WJHU has been reborn as an Internet radio offering, available at
   Those who tuned in, or more accurately clicked on, just after midnight on April 22 heard WJHU kick off its new era with Ozzy Osbourne's signature anthem, "Crazy Train." For the uninitiated--or those who might think Ozzfest refers to a L. Frank Baum tribute--the song begins with the heavy-metal-star-turned-TV-icon, screeching "All aboard." Full story...

Appropriate Use of Student Social Security Numbers
A letter to all members of the Johns Hopkins University community from Steven Knapp, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, and Estelle A. Fishbein, vice president and general counsel. Full story...

Behavior and Health: New at SPH
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announced on Friday that it will establish a new department to study human behavior and health. It is a unique interdisciplinary approach dedicated to directly identifying why people behave the way they do and how to most effectively change these behaviors to dramatically improve health. The department will develop new ways to prevent behaviors that are associated with the leading causes of illness and premature death in the United States and other parts of the world.
   The School of Public Health will create its new Department of Behavior and Health with a $20 million gift from a donor who does not wish to be identified. Full story...

Hackers could use online forms to create chaos, study finds
Most experts on computer crime focus on attacks against Web servers, bank account tampering and other mischief confined to the digital world. But by using little more than a Web search engine and some simple software, a computer-savvy criminal or terrorist could easily leap beyond the boundaries of cyberspace to wreak havoc in the physical world, a team of Internet security researchers has concluded.
   Avi Rubin, technical director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins, was among the researchers who, at a recent Association for Computing Machinery conference on privacy in an electronic society, described how automated order forms on the Web could be exploited to send tens of thousands of unwanted catalogs to a business or an individual. Such an onslaught would not only pose problems for the victim, but it could also paralyze the local post office charged with making such deliveries, the researchers suggested. After explaining how such attacks could take place, the researchers proposed several technological "fixes" that could help prevent them. Full story...

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