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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University July 19, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 40

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Mt. Vernon: 96 apts, Peabody view
JHU acquires landmark building for much-needed student housing

Emily Frank, associate dean for student affairs at Peabody, at the Stafford Apartments. The building will house students from Peabody and other JHU campuses.

A century-old architectural gem in Mount Vernon will soon become housing for those studying at Johns Hopkins. In an effort to provide affordable housing alternatives for Peabody students, Johns Hopkins Real Estate recently negotiated the acquisition of the Stafford Apartments, an 11-story building that will be open for occupancy by the middle of August.
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HopkinsOne ramps up to design phase
Following 18 months of vital ground-laying work, the HopkinsOne project, a massive effort to re-engineer all the Johns Hopkins University's and Health System's financial and administrative processes, has reached the critical operating model design stage. The five-month period, which will involve about 100 dedicated staff and extensive Johns Hopkins community participation, will determine the ultimate shape and scope of things to come.
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Incisions, scars out in new abdominal surgery
Surgeries performed with specialized medical devices requiring only small incisions, called laparoscopic surgery, have many advantages over traditional open surgery, including less pain, fewer complications and quicker recoveries. Now, scientists at Johns Hopkins have created a new surgical technique that in extensive animal studies is safe and may improve even further the benefit of minimally invasive surgery by leaving the abdominal wall intact.
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Gates Foundation funds research on HIV-related TB

St. John commits $5.85 mil to SPSBE real estate program

Glimpse at early universe reveals surprisingly mature galaxies

Know thy Baltimore neighborhood

APL instrument aims at Saturn's space environment

Low-cost robot could locate land mines in rugged terrain

Report finds Chesapeake Bay health linked to human health

School of Public Health is testing new vaccine to prevent anthrax


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