The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 2, 1998

Nov. 2, 1998
VOL. 28, NO. 10

Same-sex domestic partners get benefits
Violence to women is reported on increase
CultureFest '98 offers a taste of many heritages
United Way campaign chairs look for strong finish
Leadership weekend
Homewood campus reserved parking for disabled
In Brief
Employment Opportunities
Classified Advertisements
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Group to tackle urban ills
Warning that "we're in for a marathon, not a sprint," President William R. Brody has charged an unusual multidivisional council of health and human services specialists with devising new ways in which Johns Hopkins can partner with civic, government and business groups to tackle an enduring health crisis in East Baltimore.
   The group, known as the President's Council on Urban Health, or PCUH, is to submit its recommendations to Brody by the end of the academic year.
   "You only need to take two steps outside the doors of The Johns Hopkins Hospital to understand that the communities surrounding the hospital are suffering," Brody said. "In many areas the health indices of local residents are closer to those of people in developing nations than to their fellow Americans. We have an obligation to the community to try to help." Full story...

New Reading Institute announced
Imagine a reading program that blends Hopkins' expertise in teacher training and education research with the Kennedy Krieger Institute's cutting-edge pediatric neurological diagnostic and rehabilitation practices, a program implemented by the state so that it is at the fingertips of every child, teacher and parent in Maryland.
   On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Maryland State Superintendent of Education Nancy Grasmick announced a new partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education, Hopkins and Kennedy Krieger. It is called the Reading Institute, and it may revolutionize instruction in reading throughout Maryland. Its vision is to reach all children in Maryland learning to read, especially those who stumble early on. Full story...

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