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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 25, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 4

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Reading (great books), writing (memoirs) and...
For 20 years, JHU's Evergreen Society has offered lifelong learning

Betty Downs, chair of the Evergreen Society curriculum committee, in the class she took last spring.

Jerry Mandelberg already had quite a full life before his retirement in 1987 from a 30-plus-year career at the Social Security Administration. He had served as a Navy corpsman in the South Pacific during World War II, practiced general law for 10 years, owned a laundromat and two bars, and found time to raise two children with his wife, Selma. Since his retirement, Mandelberg has traveled the globe and devoted more time to photography, a beloved hobby. With a bushel of memories to share, Mandelberg in 1992 was attracted to a memoir-writing class offered by the Evergreen Society, a Johns Hopkins program designed for retired and semi-retired people.
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Celebration begins at Peabody
The Peabody Symphony Orchestra on Saturday will perform a rendition of Stravinsky's Greetings Prelude, aka Happy Birthday, at its season-opening concert. It will be a happy birthday indeed, and quite a momentous one.
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Johns Hopkins joins effort to boost 'smart tag' security
Johns Hopkins researchers will take part in a new multi-institution project to improve the security of "smart tags," the wireless devices that allow drivers to zip through automatic tollbooths and let workers enter a secured area with the flash of a card.
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To order free copy of President Brody's book of essays

Johns Hopkins astrophysicist Bennett wins 2006 Harvey Prize

What is it?

Lasker Award celebration

Homewood House Museum offers lecture series on the art of dining

Study shows white blood cells can hurt, help transplanted kidneys

Light shed on culprit behind African sleeping sickness

SoN research targets underserved Korean-Americans

Psst! Coffee drinkers: Fruit flies have a lot to say about caffeine

Not all yellow jackets created equal; some cause worse allergic reactions

Study: Environmental lead levels in blood related to increased death

MRIs can be safe with modern defibrillators and pacemakers


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