The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 20, 1998

Jan. 20, 1998
VOL. 27, NO. 18

HeartFest benefit draws record numbers
JHU community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.
For the Record: Cheers
For the Record: Milestones
For the Record: The Johns Hopkins Initiative
WJHU This Week
Classified Ads
Employment Opportunities
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
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Piano Cat
"Chance," said Louis Pasteur, "favors only the prepared mind."
   Composer Morris Moshe Cotel was prepared when his cat, Ketzel, became more than a listener as Cotel played the clavier in his New York City apartment.
   "Ketzel only comes in when I'm playing Bach," says Cotel, chairman of the composition department at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. "She put one paw down and very slowly walked down the keyboard, as if she were stalking an invisible mouse."
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Public Health receives gift of $5 million
The School of Public Health has received a $5 million commitment that will allow it to move forward with plans for an eight-story $6.2 million addition to its Wolfe Street building in East Baltimore.
   The donor, an alumnus of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, said he made the commitment because he believes that promoting understanding of public health issues ought to be the highest priority of both public and private supporters of health care.
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Grant will broaden PAR program
Exasperated teachers who find themselves challenged by unruly students will be able to consult electronically with education and behavior experts as a result of a grant to enhance a management program developed by Hopkins researchers in the School of Continuing Studies' Division of Education.
   The U.S. Department of Education Special Project Program recently awarded $500,000 to the division for the PAR program, which is based on prevention, action and resolution in the classroom. The funds will be used for an assortment of electronic enhancements, including the establishment of a Web site and the opportunity for video conferencing.
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