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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 20, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 4

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Drumming up answer to math mystery
Profs aim to solve 200-year-old puzzle about vibrating shapes

Christopher Sogge and Steven Zelditch at the blackboard.

A $975,398 National Science Foundation grant is allowing a team including mathematicians at Johns Hopkins' Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to tackle a 200-year-old question: How does the shape of drums influence the frequency and geometry of their vibrations when they are struck?
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BSPH hosts health care debate
Close to 400 students, faculty and staff packed Sommer Hall and crowded around television sets at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on Sept. 13 to hear representatives of George Bush and John Kerry face off in a debate titled "Access to Public Health Care: The Presidential Positions."
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'Hedgehog' signal distinguishes prostate cancers
Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a possible way to distinguish lethal metastatic prostate cancers from those restricted to the walnut-size organ.
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"First Person" by Gavin Maguire

Obituary: Susan Bacon, passionate champion of undergrads, dies at 47

School of Engineering welcomes its new dean

NARSAD funds nine JHU investigators; 2004 support $500,000

United Way kick-off events scheduled this week at SON, Homewood campus


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