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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 11, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 14

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Homewood for the holidays
New December tradition brings hundreds together to celebrate the season

The crowd enjoys refreshments while witnessing the holiday illumination of the Homewood campus.

Bigger and brighter were the themes for Homewood's second annual Lighting of the Quads, held last Tuesday night. Lampposts across the campus — on Levering Plaza, the Beach and the Wyman, Keyser and freshman quads — now twinkle in white holiday lights, courtesy of the Office of Facilities Management staff.
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JHU launches new schools of business and education
Johns Hopkins University trustees, in response to a $50 million gift for business education, voted Dec. 4 to establish both an innovative new business school to produce leaders with broad, interdisciplinary preparation and an education school dedicated to the most pressing needs of the nation's public schools.
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Steven Knapp to head George Washington University
Like most drummers, Steven Knapp has been happy to help lay down the foundation, keep the beat together, but stay out of the limelight. Now, Johns Hopkins' provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (and sometime percussionist) is ready to come out from behind his academic kit and take center stage.
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Thinking Out Loud by William R. Brody

Obituary: Art historian Nancy Forgione, 54

Hopkins neuroscientist Tamashiro earns new 'Pathway' grant

'Surge capacity' scheme influenced by Katrina and 9/11

Natural protein stops human brain cancer in mice

Researchers identify driver for near-Earth space weather

The good news about bad weather

Human stem cells delay start of Lou Gehrig's disease in rats

Safer method for large-scale malaria screening developed

Hodson gift to JHU Press will fund 'The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot'

City kids with asthma lose out on preventive treatment, study finds

'Erectile dysfunction' drugs could heighten natural anti-cancer activity

Study shows brain mapping safer for kids than previously thought


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