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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 15, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 3

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Multicultural Center announced
Katrina Bell McDonald appointed associate dean to lead new initiative

Katrina Bell McDonald, an associate professor of sociology, has been chosen to head the center, which will open in temporary space this fall.

In an effort to significantly increase the visibility and scope of Homewood's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the university will open a Multicultural Center, the first such facility at the campus, and has created a new position in the Office of the Dean of Student Life to lead in this area.
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JHU is first in R&D for 29th year
The Johns Hopkins University performed $1.55 billion in science, medical and engineering research in fiscal year 2007, making it the leading U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending for the 29th year in a row, according to a new National Science Foundation ranking.
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KSAS sells Villa Spelman, launches new center
The Krieger School sold Villa Spelman this month, parting ways with the 10-acre property in Florence, Italy, and directing the more than $18 million proceeds from the sale and the villa's operating expenses into other avenues, primarily graduate education.
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Homewood emergency system to be tested; weekly patrols begin

Profs helping teachers understand how young minds work

At Carey School, life scientists get down to business

Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, colloquium mark Constitution Day

As easy as 1, 2, 3: 'Number sense' correlates with test scores

Researchers recognized for contributions to understanding vision

AAP launches online certificate in geographic information systems

Imaging scientist earns new NIH grant for innovative research

Web tool streamlines approval, reduces excessive antibiotic risk

Experimental therapy may lead to macular degeneration

Chemo, radiation after pancreatic cancer surgery prolongs life

People with scarred lungs: Monitor sleep before fatigue sets in


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