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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 22, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 4

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A hefty dose of fun
Students, neighborhood residents meet up at JHU community block party

Salem Reiner, director of community affairs, and Carrie Bennett, student/community liaison, lead off the sumo wrestling, just one of the many activities that brought hundreds together in Charles Village for a celebration of our community.

The 3200 block of St. Paul Street took on a carnival atmosphere on Sept. 13, when 800 students and local residents put aside their homework and weekend chores — and their inhibitions — for some good old-fashioned fun.
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Fessler to Retire as Dean of Education
Ralph Fessler, the inaugural dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and a state and national leader in teacher education, will retire at the end of the 2008-2009 academic year, he announced today.
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Hibernation studies, tiny medical tools lead to grants
Two Johns Hopkins researchers — a physician whose squirrel hibernation studies may lead to new treatments for muscle-wasting diseases, and an engineer who is building medical tools smaller than a speck of dust — have received prestigious 2008 New Innovator Awards, the National Institutes of Health announced today.
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And they're off!

Revamped home-buying program to be unveiled

Carey Business School launches Dean's Lecture Series this week

JH receives second Conte grant for study of synaptic 'brain talk'

Baltimore Book Festival happenings

More Md.-D.C. middle-schoolers managing stock portfolios

Most vaccine-allergic children can still be safely vaccinated

Research: Johns Hopkins scientists suppress 'hunger hormone'

Public Health study: Mother's flu shot protects her newborn

Finding: Prostate cancer genes behave like those in embryo


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