Education Summit to focus on math, science ed for pre-K to
The third Annual Johns Hopkins Education Summit will focus
on mathematics and science education for all students from
pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The one-day
conference, which will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday,
May 23, on the Homewood campus, is sponsored this year by
the Center for Social
Organization of Schools and the Johns Hopkins Council
on K-12 Education.
Educators and policy-makers are invited to take part in the
summit, which will look at mathematics and science
education from a big-picture, philosophical perspective and
from a more practical approach of what works with various
groups of students. Mathematics and science professionals
will participate in two panels during the morning program,
and the afternoon will offer a series of breakout sessions,
focusing on various mathematics and science programs at
Johns Hopkins centers and departments. Among those sessions
will be developing math readiness in preschoolers, closing
the achievement gap among high school students and
preparing and recruiting high-quality mathematics and
The $50 registration fee includes conference materials,
continental breakfast, lunch and parking at Johns Hopkins
at Eastern with shuttle service. The summit will be at
Hodson Hall with lunch in the Glass Pavilion. To register
online, go to
www.csos.jhu.edu. For more information, contact Jan
Danforth at 410-516-8853.
JHU team takes top place in Mosh Pit for fifth straight
A team of four Johns Hopkins students used a concept for
drug repurposing to march to victory in the 2006 Mosh Pit,
billed as the "world's coolest business plan
The contest, established by the Greater Baltimore
Technology Council in 2002, is open to all full-time and
part-time students from Maryland colleges and universities.
A Johns Hopkins team has won each of the first five
The members of this year's winning team, ResuRx
Pharmaceuticals, created a business plan that focused on
developing a library of 11,000 existing drugs and screening
this collection for new uses. The team's findings will be
published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of
The team members — who were awarded a $10,000 first
prize and a year of free office space at a Baltimore
technology incubator — were Joynita Sur, a sophomore
in biomedical engineering, and Curtis Chong, Fatemah
Mamdani and Tilman Schneider-Poetsch, all in the School of
Medicine's Department of Pharmacology and Molecular
Robert Blum is interim director of Urban Health
Robert Blum, the William H. Gates Sr. Chair of the
Department of Population and Family Health Sciences in
the Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named
interim director of the
In an e-mail announcing the appointment to the university
community, President Brody wrote, "Bob has devoted his
career to the health of children and to close cooperation
with communities in pursuit of important common goals. As
we seek a new UHI director, we are confident that Bob will
ensure that the institute continues to address both the
health needs of the citizens of Baltimore and the academic
mission of the Johns Hopkins community."
Blum, who assumed the post May 1, succeeds Claude Earl Fox,
who has accepted a position at the University of Miami.
Hopkins-only preview planned for JHU Press Book
The JHU Press Book
Sale of hurt and gently used books returns to the Homewood
campus for two days this week, and a special preview night
will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, for
affiliates of Johns Hopkins only. A Hopkins ID must be
presented, and there is a one-box (provided on site) limit
on purchases that evening.
Books will be sold for $4 per pound, with proceeds going to
the JHU Press Staff Development Fund. Regular sale hours
are noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 12, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
on Saturday, May 13. All events are in the Glass Pavilion
Seton High alumnae to gather at their former high
Hundreds of Seton High School alumnae who earned their
diplomas in the 1940s and 1950s will gather at their old
stomping grounds — now Johns Hopkins' Education
Building — for an informal reunion this weekend.
Graduate Division of Education, which occupies the
first two floors of the building, is hosting the event on
Saturday morning, May 13, to give former students and local
residents a chance to tour the newly renovated
73,000-square-foot building on North Charles Street.
Memorabilia provided by the Seton High grads will be
displayed, and alumnae, some of whom are university
employees, will be giving tours of the building.
The caption for a photograph in the May 1 issue incorrectly
identified the installer of an outdoor sculpture at
Evergreen as Alison Crocetta. The person working on
Crocetta's piece is actually her husband, David Pardoe.
Also, the person whose eyes can be seen through an opening
in Michelle Rosenberg's bird blind is Jackie O'Regan,
Graduate student enrollment figures cited in President
Brody's column that appeared on May 1 were incorrect and
have been corrected online at
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