The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 21, 2003

January 21, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 18

Developer named for CV Project
Trustees announce tuitions for 2003-2004
Grad students help local science teachers bring new research to life
Job Opportunities
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Youth mentoring: Does it work?
The fantasy realm is dotted with great mentors. Good thing, too. If pitted against a dragon or foul-tempered ogre, it sure wouldn't hurt having a Merlin, Albus Dumbledore or Gandalf as a counsel.
   In the real world, life guides are also needed, especially for the young, says Tina Cheng, director of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Cheng says that in a society where unintentional injury, homicide and suicide are the leading causes of death among those ages 15 to 24, mentoring isn't just about giving good advice; it's preventive medicine. Full story...

Merrill commits $4 million for strategic studies center at SAIS
Publisher and diplomat Philip Merrill has committed $4 million to the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies to establish the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies.
   The new center will strengthen and expand the Washington school's strategic studies program, which focuses on the role and nature of military force in world politics.
   "In so many trouble spots around the world, we're not at war, but we certainly aren't at peace," Merrill said. "Understanding how political and military affairs intersect is essential in dealing with today's ambiguous, shifting situations." Full story...

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