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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University August 6, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 41

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Enriching musical minds

Literary texts in hand, Hollis Robbins taking a break here outside the Walters Art Museum.

In music, there can be more behind a melody than just how good it sounds. A piece can capture an emotion or tell a narrative. In 2005, Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters released the opera Ca Ira (There Is Hope), which recounts the early days of the French Revolution. How do you go about glorifying a revolution in music?
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'Afro' archives to be unlocked by new grant
The Johns Hopkins University has been awarded $476,000 to collaborate with the Baltimore-based Afro-American Newspapers to open the 115-year-old newspaper company's historic archives to access by scholars and others.
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Grant to fund intersiciplinary study of language
Which of the human brain's biological and computational structures make language possible? What can the recent advances in computer processing of human language tell us about the nature of language and the process by which children learn it? Is there a precise, mathematical science of human language and, if so, what is it?
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West heads south to East Room

Obituary: John Griffith, 44, 'a rising star' in women's health issues

Blind students visit JHU for hands-on science, engineering

Researchers find another clue linking addiction and memory

Hartwell Foundation supports children's health research

It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say

Talent Development High Schools rated highly by Department of Education

Chemist Andrej Grubisic is honored for propellants research

Technique to 'see' transplants successful in diabetic animal model

Immune system 'escape hatch' gives cancer cells traction

New 'hidden' order improves prospects for quantum super computers

Older is better: Comparison of diabetes drugs gives metformin top

Prior domestic violence is the major risk factor for intimate partner

Nursing study: 'Systematic strategy' improves patients' adherence to treatment guidelines


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