The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 7, 2000
Feb. 7-13

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition


"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.

Camp Sunrise -- The American Cancer Society sponsors several programs for children with cancer and their siblings.

Camp Sunrise is a weeklong residential camp for children diagnosed with cancer. SunSibs is the weekend sibling program. Both programs provide opportunities for children and young adults 6 to 18 years old to enjoy rewarding experiences in a supportive environment.

Caring volunteer counselors are needed to participate. The ACS is also looking for children diagnosed with cancer to attend Camp Sunrise and for their siblings to attend SunSibs. SunSibs will be held June 9 through 11, and Camp Sunrise will be held Aug. 11 to 19.

There are a limited number of spaces available for each program. For more information or an application, call Carole Sharp of the American Cancer Society at 410-931-6850.

Student Funding -- Two programs are available through the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant Program supports volunteer experiences for students as well as good relationships between the university and the surrounding communities. The program supports students who design their own service projects or create ventures within existing organizations. Projects receiving academic credit are not eligible.

The Student Services Funding Program promotes the student experience at Johns Hopkins by providing funding to student groups for campus programs, events and activities that benefit and involve students from all divisions of the university.

Both programs are open to Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are available at divisional alumni offices, the Office of Volunteer Services in Levering Hall on the Homewood campus and the Office of Alumni Relations, at 3211 North Charles Street.

Applications are also available online at Applications for summer (community service program only) and fall 2000 funding are due by April 15.

For more information, contact Rebecca Barnes at 410-516-0363 or

Minority Prehealth Professions Conference -- "Breaking Down Barriers: Healthcare in the New Millennium" is the topic of a two-day conference scheduled for Fri., Feb. 25, and Sat., Feb. 26.

The conference will introduce college students to a wide variety of career opportunities and equip them with knowledge of how to overcome barriers that may keep them from attaining their career goals.

There is a registration fee of $10 that will admit attendees to all lectures, panels, a Saturday luncheon and health professions fair. For more information, call the Office of Academic Advising at 410-516-8216.

School of Nursing Open House -- The School of Nursing will host an open house, scheduled for Sat., March 4, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Anne M. Pinkard Building, 525 N. Wolfe Street (corner of McElderry and Wolfe). The open house is for students interested in undergraduate, master's, doctoral and certificate programs. Refreshments and tours of the new School of Nursing building will be offered.

For more information, call the Office of Admissions and Student Services at 410-955-7548.

Grant/Endorsement Applications -- The Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000 is sponsoring endorsement and a seed/enrichment grant program to help colleges and universities develop activities related to the mission of reviewing the past, summarizing the present and envisioning the future. Students may apply for endorsement or small grants up to $500 for any activities related to credit-bearing courses, lectures, symposia, performances and other events. Applications for the Millennial Seminar Program are due by Feb. 29.

For more information, contact Steven David, associate dean for academic affairs, at 410-516-6056; Michael Field, liaison to the Maryland 2000 commission, at 410-516-8997; or Laraine Glidden at

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.

Animal Testing Alternatives -- The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is soliciting projects focusing on investigating and developing alternative methods to the use of whole animals for safety/hazard evaluation, risk assessment and efficacy. In vitro approaches to evaluate cellular and target organ toxicity are encouraged. CAAT does not fund projects relating to carcinogenicity or mutagenicity.

The deadline for applications is March 15. Preproposal forms may be submitted online through the CAAT website at, or mailed to the CAAT grants coordinator, Suite 840, 111 Market Place, Baltimore, Md. 21202-6709.

No other materials are required for this stage of the application process. Only abstracts using the appropriate form will be reviewed.