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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 3, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 10

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Tales of a Victorian maverick
How one woman shaped medical education and philanthropy in America

Author Kathleen Waters Sander signs books about Mary Elizabeth Garrett with a John Singer Sargent portrait of her subject behind her.

In 1887, the still preteen Johns Hopkins University and its hospital sibling faced dire prospects. Due to the collapse of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad stock dividend, the university had lost nearly 75 percent of its financial holdings overnight. Income from its B&O Railroad stock, which founder Johns Hopkins had expected would cover operating costs, had dried up at a time when the university — opened in 1876 — was just getting started, and the 13-building Johns Hopkins Hospital was still under construction.
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Finance Office gets 'makeover'
The university's Office of Finance and Administration is undergoing a makeover of sorts — one that its leaders say will make it more effective and efficient in the way that it handles the institution's business.
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MESSENGER reveals more 'hidden' territory on Mercury
Gliding over the battered surface of Mercury for the second time this year, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has revealed even more previously unseen real estate on the innermost planet, sending home hundreds of photos and measurements of its surface, atmosphere and magnetic field.
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How we see objects in depth: The brain's code for 3-D structure

Giving teens a taste of credit, debit and the stock market

Coulombe to lead Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Exhibition celebrates centures of English decorative bindings

Suicides increasing, largest rise in middle-aged white women

Steroid treatment offers no benefit to preemies, study suggests

Early-career nursing faculty earn opportunity for new research

Grandparents a safe source of child care, Public Health study finds

REM study shows brain functions the same way awake or asleep

Researchers hear cacophony while listening to cellular cross-talk

Kids with cystic fibrosis not well-covered by vitamin D guidelines


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