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February 4, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 3

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Zoghbi To Deliver NIH Director's Lecture, Feb. 12 in Masur

Clinical Center's Top-Floor Chapel Serves Many Faiths

NIGMS' Mitchell Competes for Pageant Crown

New Computer Classes Available from CIT

NIDDK Bestows EEO Awards

NIH Pollution Prevention Efforts Recognized

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'Persist Until Success'
Former Virginia Governor Wilder Keynotes King Celebration

By Carla Garnett

Keynoter Douglas Wilder
Given the theme of this year's Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday celebration, "A Lesson in Peace that Cannot be Erased," it seemed only fitting that the keynote address be delivered by Douglas Wilder, who is both a distinguished professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and a virtual history lesson as the first African American ever elected as a U.S. governor.
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'Welcome to CSI–Bethesda'
Science plays Widening Role in Forensic Analysis

By Rich McManus

It's getting so that the world's bad guys had better earn their Ph.D.s before they commit their crimes; a STEP Science for All session on "Forensic Science: Unraveling the Riddles" showed not only that it's harder to get away with bad deeds than ever before (the leadoff speaker showed you can glean information simply from patterns of spattered blood), but also that damning evidence persists long after the misdeed, from minutes (Virginia's chief medical examiner offered graphic evidence of postmortem rigor and livor) to months (a scientist whose company specializes in DNa identification reported on post-9/11 recovery efforts) to decades (an Army scientist is teasing out the mysteries of why the 1918 influenza pandemic was so virulent) to centuries (an authority on exhumations detailed how a skeleton may speak).
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