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Welch Video Discusses New Bioinformatics Portal

Take a minute to see our NEW VIDEO that comes straight from the Welch Library YouTube Channel (did you just go "I didn't know Welch had a YouTube Channel"). It features Informationists Peggy Gross, Rob Wright along with your host (Non-Informationist) Alonzo. Peggy and Rob discuss their efforts in creating a Bioinformatics portal.


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The Road Ahead For Biomedical Research

Hope everyone's Holidays were stupendous! Or, that you at least survived any MAJOR family weirdness. Perhaps your joy fell somewhere in-between. So now that we're all present---let's jump right into the topic at hand. 


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Hopkins Open Access Promotion Fund Awards Another Candidate

Congratulations to another Hopkins Open Access Promotion Fund success story! John Kim, Sr. Undergrad Major in Whitaker Biomedical Engineering, had this to say about deciding to pursue OA through Hopkins' Libraries:


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Hopkins Gives Student The Design For Success

Just thought I'd send this short, but enlightening story your way. I think it's encouraging that someone could find his path while still in college. Nowadays, it's very popular to believe that college somehow derails individual goals. That students are adrift in the sinking sod of indecision and lethargy. But Hopkins' very own Ian Osborne hit the ground running.  


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Fake Medicine Gets A Global Pass

 


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How Science & Medicine Can Prep For The Future

As I perused this article on educational outreach between Johns Hopkins and a group of seventh graders in Montgomery County I was struck by the world of opportunities this interaction presented. That Hopkins hosts an event that attracts young minds interested in Science is, by itself, a well-founded activity.


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WELCH MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - October

 

Welcome to our October Newsletter. We managed to come through an epic storm, (most of us thankfully, and we hope everyone else turns out OK though we know many on our coastlines and elsewhere were hit hard) and here’s what we saw and read about this past month:


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"Doping Kids" Makes For Controversial Debate

I ran across this seemingly innocent article in the Hopkins Newsletter that discusses the pros and cons of administering Ritalin and Adderall to hyperactive school children. OK admit it, your "over-medicated youth" radar just went haywire. As did mine on a first read-through.


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Journal Costs At Johns Hopkins & A Visit To The School of Nursing

Our final Open Access Information Table at the School of Nursing was pure delight. Patrons were aware of the issues with Open Access, and when offered a few more details the conversations took off. The Scholarly Communications gang at Homewood now has a page listing the most expensive journal costs. That's some heap big moola.


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Hopkins Scholarly Communications & Open Access Highlights

This week "Open Access" has been front and center in our communications activities. Though we're having fun with our information table road trips around campus, patrons are very inquisitive, curious and impressed with the current state of Open Access progress. I think that's how it goes with movements, once people hear about what's being done and what's been achieved, that little smile starts to make it's way out.


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