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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 8, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 2

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Virtual tour de force
Students build online 3-D model of campus (digital) brick by brick

Team members Ian Miers, Garvi Sheth, Patrick Carter and Joanna Perey high above the Decker Quadrangle.

Think you know the Homewood campus? You're about to get a new perspective, thanks to an industrious and dedicated team of Johns Hopkins undergraduates. The university's Office of Student Technology Services is preparing to unveil version 1.0 of Virtual JHU, a complete, visually accurate 3-D model of the Homewood campus, including its grounds and exteriors and interiors of each building.
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SoM awarded NIH 'Roadmap' grant of $10 million
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have been awarded a $10 million "Roadmap" grant by the National Institute of Mental Health branch of the NIH to establish the Ion Channel Center and work with researchers around the country to identify molecular probes that can bind and regulate the tiny protein channels that allow small nutrients into and out of cells.
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New postdoc program in nanotech for cancer med
The Institute for NanoBioTechnology has launched a postdoctoral fellowship in nanotechnology for cancer medicine, or NTCM. The goal of this new postdoctoral training program, funded by the National Cancer Institute, is to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in biomedical, behavioral and clinical research. This is the first T32 grant awarded in the Whiting School of Engineering.
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Obituary: Chester Wickwire, chaplain emeritus and social activist, was 94

Obituary: Stewart Hulse, Psychological and Brain Sciences former chair, dies at 77

A madcap evening of art, film set for Evergreen Museum & Library

Tucker Carlson of MSNBC to kick off 2008 MSE Symposium

Comprehensive blueprints revealed for lethal pancreatic, brain cancers

Study: Family history may leave African-Americans unscreened

Report: Charities targeting millennial generation work force

JHU researchers discover how Montezuma gets his revenge

Treadmill exercise retrains brain and body of stroke victims


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