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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 19, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 35

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At the head of the class
Academic divisions honor their own with Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Awards

Daniel Max Raben, School of Medicine

Students might ace an exam, but do they fully understand the material? Some professors will go to great lengths to ensure that they do. Whether it means having students dress up in Roman costumes, artfully plotting elaborate and colorful chalk use or injecting some fun into biostatistics, an outstanding group of Johns Hopkins faculty step outside of the box or go the extra mile to have their students live and breathe the course subject, not just read it in a book. Full story...


Commencement ceremonies cap 132nd academic year
More than 40 Johns Hopkins staff members crowded the O'Connor Recreation Center's conference room on a Wednesday afternoon late last month for the final commencement and graduation committee meeting. Joining them there were representatives of P.W. Feats, the special events/marketing firm that orchestrates most of the Homewood ceremonies. On the agenda that day: everything and anything.
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Society of Scholars inducts new members
The Society of Scholars was created on the recommendation of then President Milton S. Eisenhower and approved by the board of trustees on May 1, 1967. The society — the first of its kind in the nation — inducts former postdoctoral fellows, postdoctoral degree recipients and junior or visiting faculty who have served at least a year at Johns Hopkins and thereafter gained marked distinction elsewhere in their fields of physical, biological, medical, social or engineering sciences or in the humanities, and for whom at least five years have elapsed since their last Johns Hopkins affiliation.
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The presidential insignia

Provost to host info session on strategic planning RFPs May 27

Framework Program in Global Health award winners announced

Estimated 3.2 million Burmese potentially affected by cyclone

WorldWide Telescope bring space exploration to earth

What is a planet? APL conference will grapple with definitions

JHU biotech program, U.S. Army enter collaborative relationship

For the Record: WSE's Sharon Gerecht wins Young Engineer Award

Drug therapy for genetic disorder reverses heart damage

Researchers fine-tune clot-busting aid for bleeding in brain

Treating safety research like other clinical studies slows progress

Young Baltimore athletes to be screened for risk of sudden heart death

Tight control can't temper African-American kidney disease

Drug therapy more effective against diabetic retinal swelling

Immune system kick-started in nasal lining, scientists find


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