Annual remembrance of Mr. Johns Hopkins planned for Dec. 24
Unlike most of the year, when everyone rushes to where
they're going, December is a good time
to stop and remember where we came from. At Johns Hopkins,
it is a particularly good time to
remember that the university and health system came from
the magnificent philanthropic act of one
The annual observance in honor of Mr. Johns Hopkins
will take place at his grave in Green Mount
Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, the 134th
anniversary of his death.
The brief informal Christmas Eve ceremony, led by Ross
Jones, university vice president and
secretary emeritus, will include remembrances of Mr.
Hopkins and a wreath laying.
To reach the gravesite, enter at the main gate along
Greenmount Avenue, about five blocks
south of North Avenue; drive straight up the hill; and park
near the crest.
Global Program on Malaria gets $15 million award for
The Global Program on Malaria at the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center
for Communication Programs has received a $15 million
grant to develop communication strategies to
prevent and treat malaria in rural Tanzania. The award was
made by the President's Malaria Initiative
through the United States Agency for International
Development. This is the first time a
procurement will focus on behavior change communication.
CCP's technical strategy will focus on those living in
rural areas who are at the highest risk of
death from malaria. It will promote behavior change to
support the use of insecticide-treated nets,
prompt treatment with artemisinin-based combination
therapy, intermittent preventive treatment for
pregnant women and indoor residual spraying.
Work on the five-year award will begin immediately.
Partners on the project include Population
Services International, JHPIEGO, RTI International and a
number of Tanzanian nongovernmental
CCP's Global Program on Malaria was formed in 2006
when the CCP received support from the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a global advocacy
project called VOICES for a Malaria-Free
Future. VOICES is educating policy-makers about effective
programs and strategies for malaria
control and is working closely with malaria advocates and
stakeholders around the world.
School of Nursing announces GRE requirement
The School of
Nursing announced last week that submission of the GRE
Examination) scores is now optional for applicants to the
BS to MSN and the master's programs.
Applicants to the MSN/MBA, MSN/MPH and MSN/PhD programs are
still required to submit GRE
scores with their application.
Due to the rigorous and demanding nature of the
nursing program, the master's admissions
committee will continue to apply stringent admissions
criteria to ensure the candidate's success in the
For more information about the School of Nursing
programs, go to
Researchers write handbook for schools' family reading
Family Reading Nights, a book written by three
leaders at the
National Network for Partnership
Schools at Johns Hopkins, was released this month by
Eye On Education, an organization that
publishes practical reference books for teachers,
principals, administrators and other educators.
Family reading nights are designed to engage parents
and the community in ways that encourage
children to value and enjoy reading and writing. Based on
10 reading themes, the book shows teachers
and parents how to conduct the activities at their schools.
A typical night includes a group activity, a
performance by students in a selected grade level, dinner
for families, reading workshops and
activities, and take-home activities and information. The
book includes agendas, suggestions for
activities, ideas for student performances and
presentations, and invitations and evaluation forms.
Authors Darcy Hutchins, Marsha Greenfeld and Joyce
Epstein were classroom teachers before
joining Johns Hopkins. Hutchins began family reading nights
at the elementary school where she
taught first grade in Baltimore City as a way to more
closely involve parents. Greenfeld conducted the
events when she worked in the Baltimore City school system
as a classroom teacher and as a district
facilitator for School Family Community Partnerships.
Epstein is the founder and director of NNPS, which
guides school district leaders in developing
programs of family and community involvement. The NNPS also
conducts research, develops policy and
programs, and provides professional development about
building family and community partnerships
This issue of 'Gazette' is last for semester; next will be
This is the last issue of The Gazette for the
semester; the next issue will appear on Jan. 7. The
deadline for calendar and classified submissions for that
issue is noon on Monday, Dec. 31. This issue's
calendar carries listings for events, scheduled as of press
time, through Jan. 7; for updates, go to the
universitywide calendar at
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