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Contributors: Good Humor

December 1, 2011 |  by Kristen Intlekofer

What’s in a name? Little-known fact: Ron Walters, professor and chair of the Department of History, has written more than 100 columns for Johns Hopkins Magazine. You might recognize him more readily as Guido Veloce, the wry voice that has graced the magazine for the past 21 years. It was after some arm-twisting by then […]

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Natural Wonders

November 30, 2011 |  by Jennifer Walker

Elspeth Kursh, A&S ’06 Mollusks. A polar bear claw. Q-tips and paintbrushes for cleaning multimillion-year-old animal skeletons. You never know what you might find on Elspeth Kursh’s desk. As exhibits manager at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, she could be designing an exhibit on space exploration, feeding turtles, or painting the walls in the […]

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Slow and Steady in the Global Race

November 30, 2011 |  by Brennen Jensen

Johns Hopkins Volunteer Summit The year was 1915: Woodrow Wilson was in the White House, war was raging across Europe, and William Welch, first dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, was in China advising leaders of Peking Union Medical College how to make the fledgling institution into “the Hopkins in China.” A few […]

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Golomb’s Gambits: Merging Words

November 30, 2011 |  by Solomon Golomb

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November 30, 2011 |  by Bret McCabe

Boxes sit stacked in a compact room on the second story of the Afro-American newspaper’s Baltimore headquarters, just down the street from the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. They’re standard document boxes, brown, rectangular, with removable lids. They rest on metal shelving units, nearly floor to ceiling, that line and divide the room. Every box looks […]

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November 30, 2011 |  by Dale Keiger

A friend and colleague did an interesting thing recently. He took his iPhone back to an AT&T store and departed with an ordinary cell phone. One that doesn’t have an Internet browser or email or GPS or Angry Birds or a library of his favorite 2,000 songs or pictures of his two adorable kids. He […]

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Exploring the Link between Art and Memory

November 30, 2011 |  by Michael Anft

Four years ago, Lonni Sue Johnson’s life story was as rich and vivid as her work. An artist of precisely detailed, often witty drawings—several had graced the cover of the New Yorker and the business page of the New York Times—Johnson also regularly bowed her viola and piloted planes. Suddenly, that story all but disappeared. […]

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The Big Question: Why are zombies the hot metaphor?

November 30, 2011 |  by Bret McCabe

“The standard line is that with Dawn of the Dead—where we get director George Romero at his best as a social critic, and he’s so clearly playing with consumerist and capitalist consumption—this is the moment, as scholar Kyle William Bishop calls it, of the triumph of the zombie social metaphor. “My particular research interests lie […]

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November 30, 2011 |  by Michael Anft

You park your car. You lock it up, grab your bag from the trunk, and head into work. As you do, your brain quietly gets in high gear, racing like it’s in the Indy 500. Even though it seems you’re hardly thinking about where you activated your parking brake, nerve cells in your gray matter, […]

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A Word from the iEditor

November 30, 2011 |  by Dale Keiger

Catherine Pierre normally speaks to you from this page. But she recently gave birth to a second adorable daughter, so I have shepherded this issue of the magazine into print as interim editor. As an admirer of the late Steve Jobs, I amused myself by thinking of my temporary title as iEditor. A substantial portion […]

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