The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 13, 1999
Dec. 13-
Jan. 3

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Intersession Registration -- Sign up for Intersession 2000 courses in the Student Activities Office, Levering Union, on the Homewood campus.

The deadline for registration is Monday, Dec. 20. For more information, call 410-516-8209.

Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 2000 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of grants to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing, and in the Peabody Conservatory.

The money may be used to pay the costs of the winner's research or creative projects. Winners may choose to receive up to $1,500 of the total award as a cash stipend or to receive academic credit for their work.

Applications are available from the office of Theodore Poehler, vice provost for research, at 275 Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, or by phone at 410-516-8072. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 10 and by April 7 for fall semester proposals.

Donations for the House of Ruth -- The Hopkins Women's Network is assembling a holiday care package for the House of Ruth in Baltimore. The House of Ruth provides emergency shelter (among many other services) to women and children who have been victims of domestic violence.

The Women's Network asks the Hopkins community to help with its campaign. Charitable donations of personal and hygiene items can be dropped off at the following locations (or arrangements may be made through the following individuals):

Ross Building and Traylor Building
Evelyn McCann

1830 Building
Helene Weinstein

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Norma Simonsen

Northern Parkway and Columbia Center
Kimberly Nolan
410-254-8466, ext. 19

Maria Stockton-Porter

Cheryl Dillard-Ewing

For more information, call Robin Armstrong at 410-955-9655.

Safety and Emergency Evacuation Plans for the Disabled -- Disabled faculty, students and staff of the university are invited to participate in creating for themselves an individualized safety and emergency plan offered by the Office of Health, Safety and Environment to assist them in reaching safety areas or in evacuating buildings in the event of fire and other emergencies.

The plan will identify safety measures that are specific for the individual's disabilities and locations in buildings that are frequently visited. For example, a student's plan may cover classrooms, laboratories, dormitories, student service areas and the like. Registration is required.

For details and registration information, contact Robert Deinert, occupational safety manager, Office of Health, Safety and Environment, at 410-955-5918, or Yvonne Theodore, university coordinator for disability services, at 410-516-8075.

Summer Research Fellowship Program -- The 2000 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University will award approximately 30 undergraduates in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering with $3,000 stipends. Fellows will conduct laboratory research for nine weeks during the summer with a Hopkins faculty member. There will also be opportunities to participate in seminars and social activities.

Each student should submit a completed application and supporting materials (letter of support from lab sponsor, letter of recommendation from a faculty member, transcript, statement of purpose and proposal) by 5 p.m., Feb. 14.

Applications and more information are available in 224 Mergenthaler and at

"Apples for the Students" Adopt-a-School Program -- Johns Hopkins University will participate in the 1999-2000 Adopt-a-School Program by supporting the Barclay Elementary School located near the Homewood campus.

Interested individuals can deposit white and red Giant receipts in the collection box located at Printing Services in Garland Hall basement, or mail them by campus mail to Eden Blum, 3rd floor, Evergreen House. Register tapes will be collected and forwarded to the Barclay School, which will redeem them for Apple and IBM computers, software, science and math equipment, books, sports equipment and more.

This year our goal is to collect receipts totaling $45,000. Receipts must be received no later than Feb. 19.

50 Percent Discount -- A 50 percent discount on a year's subscription to Health After 50 would make an easy holiday gift. The Hopkins publication is only $14 for friends and family members of JHU employees. For more information, call 410-955-4255.

Travel Fellowships -- The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is accepting applications for two travel fellowships of $2,500 each, reserved for Hopkins graduate students in the humanities who need to be in Italy for their research.

The funds are intended to cover round-trip airfare and travel within Italy. Applicants must submit a CV, a description of their project and a letter of support by a Hopkins faculty member familiar with their work. Applicants should also demonstrate that the successful completion of their projects will require the use of Italian literary sources.

Submit applications to the Charles S. Singleton Travel Graduate Fellowship Program, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21218. Applications must be received by Dec. 15.