The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 20, 1999

September 20, 1999
VOL. 29, NO. 4

Addressing needs of urban classrooms
Town meeting set to look at Homewood master plan
NIH taps craniofacial program as Center of Discovery
United Way kickoff Thursday
In Brief
For the Record: Cheers
Employment Opportunities
Classified Ads
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Changes for East Baltimore
A $21.3 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant awarded this month to Baltimore City to invigorate an area at the East Baltimore campus's front step is expected also to make possible construction of two new Hopkins medical facilities and a parking garage.
   The significance of this grant to the Hopkins community was spelled out recently in a letter to colleagues from Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, which began, "There is great news this week for Johns Hopkins Medicine and our neighbors." Full story...

Brody forms Education Forum
In just about every campus of the university--East Baltimore, Peabody, Homewood or the Applied Physics Laboratory--compelling research-driven collaborations between Johns Hopkins and K-12 schools in Baltimore City and elsewhere in Maryland are taking place.
    Though it has no centralized school of education, Hopkins, among national and local education policy-makers, is considered a pathbreaker in education research and reform. But in this very decentralized university, there has been no mechanism in place that offers a sense of everything Hopkins does in K-12 education. Until now.
    Last week, President William R. Brody announced the creation of The Hopkins Education Forum, a group of education experts throughout the university who will advise the president and Provost Stephen Knapp on urgent regional and national challenges of school reform, and on Hopkins' actual and potential roles in addressing that challenge. Full story...

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