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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University July 21, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 40
In Brief


Smartphone-friendly version of is launched

Blue Jays fans will now be able to access a smartphone-friendly version of for the latest information on their favorite team.

When going to the Web site by phone, fans will find a more user-friendly version of the online recaps, news releases and some associated content such as html box scores and player bios. Schedule pages may be available in the future. The technology was developed by CBS College Sports.

"Our fans and alumni have indicated an interest in this, and we anticipate that they will enjoy this service," said Ernie Larossa, associate director of athletics.


School of Ed prepping more than 200 new teachers for Balto. City

In partnership with Teach for America and the Baltimore City Teaching Residency Program, Johns Hopkins' School of Education will start preparing more than 200 new teachers for teaching positions this fall in the Baltimore City Public School System.

Candidates from both Teach for America and the Teaching Residency Program were selected from a large pool of applicants and will start attending Johns Hopkins classes this summer. Teacher candidates will either be pursuing the 39-credit Master of Arts in Teaching degree or will be completing courses required for certification.

Teach for America draws from a national corps of recent college graduates from a variety of academic backgrounds who have committed to two years of teaching in a public school. Baltimore City Teaching Residency Program participants tend to be working professionals who have decided to change careers to enter teaching. In recent years, the JHU partnership has played an important role in helping Baltimore City schools recruit and find highly qualified instructors to teach in critical-need areas such as math and science.


Research Ethics Consulting Service plans 'drop-in' hours

Beginning July 30, the Research Ethics Consulting Service at the Bloomberg School of Public Health will hold monthly office hours from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. on the last Wednesday of each month at the first-floor Wall of Wonder.

The service is available free of charge to Bloomberg School faculty and students wanting to talk through ethics challenges arising in their research studies at the planning, implementation or analysis stage.

Those unable to attend these drop-in hours can place a "help call" to the RECS at: https:\\\helpdesk and will be contacted.


Pediatric trauma service fund-raiser celebrates Bastille Day

The Johns Hopkins Children's Center trauma team will hold its annual fund-raiser — a belated celebration of Bastille Day — on Friday, July 25, at the Elkridge Furnace Inn in Elkridge, Md. The event, scheduled for 7:30 to 11 p.m., will include dinner, a wine tasting, a silent auction and entertainment by local jazz band Lovecraft, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the pediatric trauma service.

Tickets are $50 per person in advance; $60 at the door. To purchase tickets, or for more information, go to:


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