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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 20, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 22

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'USA Today' honors star students
Hari Prabhakar, named to Academic First Team, credits his JHU mentors

A double major in Public Health Studies and the Writing Seminars, junior Hari Prabhakar launched a health center in India to benefit the beleaguered tribals.

Hari Prabhakar, a 20-year-old junior who juggles double-major studies while running health programs for impoverished people in India, paused for just a few minutes last week to catch his breath and acknowledge an important award. USA Today had just recognized him as one of 20 undergraduates nationwide named to the newspaper's 2006 All-USA College Academic First Team.
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Feb. 22: A day to celebrate
Break out your Hopkins garb and school spirit; the university is set to stage a new take on an old and somewhat languishing tradition. To honor the founding of the university 130 years ago — on Feb. 22, 1876 — a revamped Commemoration Day celebration will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday on Homewood's Levering Quad, which will be decked out in school colors and banners.
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First RAVE data offers clues to Milky Way evolution
An international team of astronomers has released to the public the first data collected as part of the Radial Velocity Experiment, an ambitious spectroscopic survey aimed at measuring the speed, temperature, surface gravity and composition of up to a million stars passing near the sun.
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Two Johns Hopkins professors elected to National Academy of Engineering

'Spot a bag' campaign asks Homewood community to say 'Hi'

JHU Libraries open high-density shelving facility for 2 mill volumes

JH Web-based program simplifies, speeds design of 'artificial' genes

Villa Spelman in need of repairs; Krieger School considering options

Washington confidential

APL to lead interdisciplinary team developing revolutionary prosthesis

SAIS offers new master's degree at Hopkins-Nanjing Center

JHM names Richard Huganir director of Neuroscience

Saul Roseman, KSAS biological chemistry, is honored by journal


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