The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 4, 1999
Jan. 4-11

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Open Office Hours -- For one day only, the East Baltimore open office hours for Audrey Smith, vice president for human resources, will change. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the office hours will be from 3 to 4 p.m. instead of from 1 to 2 p.m.

Heartfest '99 -- The ninth annual Heartfest will take place Saturday, Jan. 9, from 7 p.m. to midnight at Martin's West. Heartfest '99 will feature heart-healthy gourmet dining prepared by Baltimore restaurants, wine tasting, heart-healthy market food samples and dancing to the sounds of Stevie V and the Heart Attackers. Among the guests will be heart patient and prevention advocate Earl Woods, father of PGA star Tiger Woods. Proceeds will benefit the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. Tickets are $60 and are available by calling 410-955-7376.

Grant Opportunity -- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has provided Johns Hopkins with funds to support one-year research startup grants related to suicide. The small grants will be available to young investigators--students, residents, fellows and junior faculty through the rank of assistant professor. The goal of the program is to stimulate and support the development of investigators and of research related to the understanding or prevention of suicide. The research may be carried out in any area, department or school within the university, including but not limited to basic sciences, the humanities, social sciences and clinical departments.

Eligible young investigators may submit a one-page proposal with a copy of their CV and a brief summary of career goals (not longer than one page) to J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., c/o Minda Heyman, by Friday, Jan. 22. Applications may be submitted by email to, by fax to 410-955-0152 or by mail to Department of Psychiatry, 3-181 Meyer, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, Md. 21287-7381.

For more information, visit the Web site at

Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 1999 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 either 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 12; for fall semester proposals, by April 9.

Teach English to Internationals -- The Johns Hopkins International Society at JHMI is looking for individuals interested in volunteering to teach English two to four hours each week for the English as a Second Language program. Classes will begin in late January. The hours are flexible, and each instructor will receive a complete lesson plan. Teaching workshops are offered prior to each session. Individuals with some teaching experience who are interested in meeting people from different countries are encouraged to volunteer. Those enrolled in a teaching program may be able to use this volunteer opportunity as an independent study or an internship. For more information, call Betsy Rathgeb at 410-955-3370.

English Language Courses -- The English Language Program for Graduate Students of the Language Teaching Center will offer two courses for spring 1999.

Communication Strategies in the American Classroom (370.601), designed to assist international graduate students with English and teaching, will meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Academic Writing for International Graduate Students (370.604), a course offering students in the sciences, social sciences, engineering and mathematics instruction in the language skills and conventions required for effective scholarly writing, will meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 to 11:50 a.m.

For information, including classroom locations, contact Doris Shiffman at the Language Teaching Center, 410-516-4466, at or by logging onto

New Dependent Care Programs -- This month, WORKlife Programs launches a voucher program and a sick, emergency and backup care program to help families with eligible dependents pay for child and elder care expenses. To receive an application or information on these programs, call WORKlife Programs at 410-516-6605.

Yoga Classes -- Yoga classes will be offered to Hopkins faculty and staff on Mondays and Thursdays, from 6 to 7 p.m., beginning Monday, Jan. 4. The cost for the seven-week session is $20 for one class per week and $40 for two classes per week. For more information and to register, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.

Leukemia Society of America -- An informational meeting for the Leukemia Society of America's "Team in Training" is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. in the West Lecture Hall of the Turner Building at JHMI. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call Carrie or Jessica at 410-825-2500.