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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 10, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 25

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President Brody to retire
Will step down Dec. 31 after 12-plus years at the helm of Johns Hopkins

President Brody congratulates a newly minted graduate at the 2006 undergraduate diploma ceremony.

William R. Brody, who has led The Johns Hopkins University to a deepened commitment to undergraduate education, diversity, the community and research that advances human society, and who has directed a transformative renewal of its facilities, will retire as president on Dec. 31, he informed the board of trustees today.
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'Research city' to rise on 600 acres
Johns Hopkins wants to help pave the way for a "research city" in Montgomery County, Md., that would rival top-flight facilities in Palo Alto, Calif., Cambridge, Mass., and around the globe. The university has outlined its intention in what is known as Vision 2030, a plan to create a 600-acre world-class science community in the Shady Grove area, which is located along the Interstate 270 corridor.
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Pacemaker tune-up works wonders on dog hearts
Using pacemakers to electrically retune a heart damaged by long bouts of a wobbling heartbeat, where one heart muscle wall is beating sooner than the other, leads to fast improvements in the tissue levels of more than a dozen proteins key to the organ's health, scientists at Johns Hopkins report in experiments in dogs.
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Neighborhood Fund Allocation Committee selected, grant applications being sought

Hopkins History: Mr. Shriver's elocution class

SAIS names D.C. director of Hopkins-Nanjing

SPH establishes executive degree program for Asia-Pacific region

Secondhand smoke exposure a risk for children worldwide

Encounter with chromosome turns out to be a hit-and-run

New ataxia treatment center will introduce innovative technology

Risk of surgery for lung cancer is lower at teaching hospitals


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