Category: Wholly Hopkins Winter 2010

Who got Johns’ house?

December 8, 2010 |  by Dale Keiger

Henry S. Cohn, A&S ’67, is a thorough reader. So when recently he finished the reissue of Helen Hopkins Thom’s biography Johns Hopkins: A Silhouette (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), he read the appendices. And there he encountered a mystery. The third chapter of Thom’s book, titled simply “Elizabeth,” concerns what may have been Johns […]

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When humans stampede

December 8, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

The School of Medicine’s Edbert Hsu is studying why crowds get out of control, and what can be done to control the chaos.

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Tanzania turns to the Muppets to help its kids

December 8, 2010 |  by Lisa Watts

Kami and Zobi teach children health, hygiene, and tolerance, with a little help from the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Dina Borzekowski.

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Books

December 8, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

Sky watchers The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a massive and costly stab at capturing a large chunk of the visible universe in one electronic catalog/database, pulled in a cadre of the best universe-spanning minds starting in the 1990s. Now “the Sloanies” (as they’ve dubbed themselves) have opened up the skies for exploration by millions of […]

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Bottom Line

December 8, 2010 |  by Dale Keiger

4: Number of Johns Hopkins fall 2010 sports teams that qualified for the NCAA championships. Men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s soccer all had embarked on tournament play as Johns Hopkins Magazine went to press. Women enjoyed the best regular seasons, with soccer earning its sixth straight Centennial Conference title and cross […]

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Klamming up

December 8, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

If you don’t mind, I’m going to lie down—my ass hurts,” Matthew Klam tells a just-arrived stranger before stretching out on the couch in his office. Although the scenario—one guy flat on his back on a couch, the other in a chair with his legs crossed and a notebook in his lap—looks like something out […]

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Rapid response saves lives, but is it good medicine?

December 8, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

A patient, recently released from intensive care to the hospital’s main floor, gasps for breath. Her heart beats rapidly. A nurse recognizes that this patient is spiraling toward death. She notifies her supervisors to call in the hospital’s rapid response team of intensive-care specialists. The team, drawn from a cadre of physicians, nurses, and respiratory […]

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The Welch goes digital

December 6, 2010 |  by Heather Dewar

At the William H. Welch Medical Library, staff members have been busy virtually disassembling the venerable medical library. To Nancy K. Roderer, the library’s future will have arrived when its shelves are empty, its books are gone, and its librarians have become “embedded informationists.” There will still be medical journals and books, but not in […]

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Back to basics for the “division clueless”

December 6, 2010 |  by Lisa Watts

Mathematics professor W. Stephen Wilson says K-12 students are skipping paper-and-pencil math—and heading to college underprepared.

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