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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University July 23, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 40

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New provost named
Kristina Johnson, dean of Engineering at Duke, to assume post Sept. 1

Kristina Johnson in Garland Hall

Many of the issues facing Johns Hopkins and its new provost are obvious: the affordability of higher education. Support for basic research. Resources. The need for interdisciplinary teams to attack the thorniest problems.
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Adam Riess of KSAS, dark energy discovery leader, shares Gruber Prize
Johns Hopkins astrophysicist Adam Riess, who led the first study revealing the existence of a mysterious "dark energy" permeating the universe, will share one of the most prestigious prizes in cosmology, it was announced last week.
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Johns Hopkins adopts climate change in policy
The Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth and this summer's Live Earth concert may have raised public awareness of climate issues, but a growing number of scientists had already been sounding a call to arms to confront global warming through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the development of more Earth-friendly technologies.
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James E. West of WSE to receive Technology Medal at White House
James E. West, a Johns Hopkins engineering faculty member who co-invented the microphone used in most telephones and many other electronic devices worldwide, has been named a recipient of the nation's highest honor for technological innovation. In a statement released last week, President George W. Bush announced that West is one of five people who will receive the 2006 National Medal of Technology.
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Wanted: Galaxy classifiers, no exp. nec

Barnes & Noble: the 'village meeting place'

Obesity rates continue to climb in the United States

George Comstock, 92, expert on tuberculosis control, treatment

SAIS hosts 'Empowering Women in Global Development'

Colon Cancer proteins show promise for blood test

Johns Hopkins chemist wins NSF Early Career Award

New Online master's program in environmental planning, management

Hate politics? You're not alone

Measles vaccinatins need to be repeated to protect HIV-infected kids


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