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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 17, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 7

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Hitting all the right notes
The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra offers great music at affordable prices

Music director Jed Gaylin rehearses the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra

In 1995, at age 27, Lisa Seischab decided to end her professional musical career. A bassoonist who had played with the Charlotte Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic and Syracuse Symphony orchestras, Seischab felt she had taken her performing career as far as it was going to go, and she wanted a new direction. In 1997, she moved to Baltimore for a job in the Development Office of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Once here, however, the Roland Park resident realized how much she missed the lure of the stage. She would later discover that a way to scratch her performance itch existed less than a mile away from her home, on Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus — with the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra
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Guidelines for travel to risk areas
A university task force has released a series of recommendations aimed at enhancing the safety of Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and graduate students who travel abroad, in particular those who work or study in areas of conflict.
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Institute taps computer power for medical research
The Institute for Computational Medicine, launched last week at Johns Hopkins, will address important health problems by using powerful information management and computing technologies to produce a better understanding of the origins of human disease. Institute researchers plan to use this approach to identify disease in its earliest stage and to look for new ways to treat illnesses.
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Course Catalog: Out of the Cave: Prehistory in Fact and Fiction

Nursing receives largest grant in its history, for cardiovascular disease

Dual-drug therapy targets one colon cancer gene, scientists find

Sir Paul Nurse, biologist and Nobel laureate in medicine, to speak

American Revolution scholar to give Patrick Henry Lecture

John Sommerer appointed director of Science and Technology at APL

Nurse researcher Miyong Kim selected for prestigious fellowship


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