The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 21, 2003

April 21, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 31

Spring Fair brings carnival rides, food and hip-hop to Homewood
JHMI researchers find common thyroid cancer gene mutation
Time Out With... Lacrosse coach Janine Tucker: She wrote the book
JHU, Montgomery County schools to train special ed teachers
Goldseker grant to Teach Baltimore funds summer learning in Greater Homewood
Johns Hopkins agrees to buy former Seton High School, Dell House Apartments
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Cancer-prevention pioneer
To clue into what makes Paul Talalay tick, one only has to ask him to identify his favorite hobby. He might offhandedly mention his amateur cabinet making, but it’s medical science that is Talalay’s vocation and true pastime rolled into one.
    Want proof? Here is a man who delights in showing off a model of his favorite molecule, finds a calming comfort in science’s “logic and tidiness” and, at age 80, displays the bountiful enthusiasm of a first-year intern. In fact, colleagues have likened Talalay to baseball’s Barry Bonds, an anomaly of sorts who, while undeniably productive throughout his career, appears to have saved his best for last. Full story...

FUSE shifts to extended mission
The scientists and engineers who operate FUSE, the Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, will celebrate a special anniversary today as the satellite-observatory-that-could officially moves beyond its original mission time and into a three-and-a-half year mission extension granted by NASA last summer.
    The party for FUSE begins at 3:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy and will include several brief presentations in the adjoining Schafler Auditorium. Full story...

MPT, JHU Launch Teachers' Web Resource
Ask teachers what they need to improve their students' experiences in the classroom, and you'll find that time and online resources top their list. However, despite best efforts, teachers say they find that combing the Web for relevant, quality resources can be burdensome and time-consuming.
   Help is now readily available for the K-12 education community and families with the debut of a new Web site called Thinkport, developed through a partnership between Maryland Public Television and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education, a program of SBPSBE's Graduate Division of Education. Full story...

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