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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 10, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 34

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CTY: 'Helping Talent Soar'
National conference to spotlight minority high achievement

CTY's percentages of students from groups historically underrepresented in gifted programs rose from less than 1 percent in 1998 to 10.4 percent last year.

To Baltimore City public school student DaQuan Chisholm's way of thinking, police officers would be a lot safer if they could walkie-talkie each other without removing their helmets. So, like any enterprising engineer, he designed and made a prototype — undeterred by the fact he'd only just finished fourth grade.
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Humanities in research universities
A 19-member AAU task force, which included eight university presidents and Johns Hopkins Provost Steven Knapp, surveyed the organization's 62 campuses — Johns Hopkins among them — to examine how the humanities are being supported at large research universities and whether they are receiving appropriate emphasis.
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Health care quality compared in five countries
Despite spending more for health care, Americans do not have the best medical care in the world, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other institutions. The study is the first to use a universal set of standards to compare the quality of health care in the five countries surveyed. The researchers found that no country scored the best or worst overall and that each country was the best and worst in at least one area. The study is published in the May/June issue of the journal Health Affairs.
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Ethnic-marketing class strategizes for 2004 campaign

Leon Fleisher marks a milestone in his artistic odyssey

SPH awarded $2.9 million for computer modeling of epidemics

Cellular problems found behind complex obesity

New from JHU Press

Gaining health while giving back to the community


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