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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 3, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 24

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French- and Spanish-speaking faculty take skills to middle school

Claude Guillemard, director of the French language program at Johns Hopkins, with her class at the Guilford Elementary-Middle School.

This spring, a trio of Johns Hopkins professors is planting the seeds of foreign language learning at the Guilford Elementary-Middle School in Baltimore. The pilot program, which started in January, features full-time faculty from the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures who are teaching French and Spanish at a school that previously had no foreign language component.
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Minority recruitment recognized
Johns Hopkins cardiologist and physician in chief Myron "Mike" Weisfeldt is the recipient of the 2008 Diversity Award from the Association of Professors of Medicine, an organization whose members come from across the United States and Canada. Presented Thursday during the association's annual meeting in Miami, the award recognizes efforts that Weisfeldt has made a hallmark of his tenure since he took over as director of the Department of Medicine six years ago and began to implement a formal program to increase diversity among residents, fellows and the professorial ranks.
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SPH to collaborate with Abu Dhabi Health Authority
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has signed a long-term agreement with the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi to develop research, educational and public health programs in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The 10-year agreement was signed Feb. 24 in Abu Dhabi by Michael J. Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School, and HAAD Chairman Ahmed Mubarak Al-Mazroui.
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Celebrating 132 years of Johns Hopkins

SPH welcomes Peter Agre

Obituary: Robert H. Kraichnan, 80, of WSE, expert in modern turbulence theory

Autism's origins: Antibody production may affect fetal brain

Brain on jazz: MRI used to study spontaneity, creativity

APL licenses eye drops that reduce laser-surgery haze

Child obesity seen as fueled by Spanish-language TV ads

CSOS: Stock investing program improves academic performance


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