The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 28, 2000
Feb. 28-
Mar. 5

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition


Free LAX Tickets Available -- Faculty and staff members can receive two complimentary season's passes by bringing a valid university I.D. to the main office in the Athletic Center after Feb. 28, anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. All full-time students get free admission by showing their JCards at the gate.

Fitness and Recreation -- Several fitness and recreation activities are currently available at the Cooley Sports and Fitness Center.

A special four-hour self-defense training class is being offered. The High Impact Tactical Strike self-defense is designed to teach people how to identify an attacker and defend themselves in 10 common life-threatening situations. Class size is limited. The fee is $45 for Cooley Center members and $55 for nonmembers.

Classes in aikido, yoga, tae kwon-do and aerobics are also available.

For more information about any of the above programs, call the Cooley Center at 410-955-2513.

Book and Video Discussion -- The Milton S. Eisenhower Library's Diversity Book and Video Discussion Group invites the Hopkins community to see and discuss My Left Foot, the true story of Christy Brown, an artist born in Dublin in 1932 and afflicted by cerebral palsy. The film is about a talented and creative man's struggle to be accepted for what he is. My Left Foot stars Daniel Day Lewis.

The film will be shown on Wed., March 8, at 4 p.m. in the Garrett Room of the Eisenhower Library. The screening and discussion will run until 7 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Preretirement Planning -- Preretirement planning workshops are designed for individuals in the middle stages of retirement planning who have 10 to 25 years to go until retirement. Topics include retirement planning, asset allocation, annuities and investment management.

A workshop for the East Baltimore campus is scheduled for Tues., March 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a second workshop will take place on the Homewood campus on Thurs., March 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To register or for more information about these workshops, call the Office of WORKlife Programs at 410-516-6605.

Summer Study Options -- University employees and their families can take courses in two summer terms, May 30 through June 30 and July 3 through Aug. 4. Undergraduate credit courses in 30 disciplines, a precollege program for high school students and intensive English language classes are available, in morning, afternoon, midafternoon and evening sessions.

Employees who take Arts and Sciences and Engineering summer courses receive 100 percent tuition remission. Children and spouses receive 50 percent tuition remission. Catalogs are available on the Web at, or from the Office of Summer Programs, 102 Macaulay, Homewood; by phone at 410-516-4548; or by e-mail at

For more information on tuition remission, call 410-516-6800.

Governor's Summer Internship Program -- Up to 20 high-achieving college students entering their junior or senior year will be selected for the Governor's Summer Internship Program, which runs from June 5 through Aug. 11.

Interns work side by side with high-level personnel in various state agencies or the Governor's Office on substantive projects that correspond to a student's academic interests and long-term career goals.

Interested students in any major are encouraged to pick up application information on the Web at or from Richard Sanders, Office of Academic Advising, Merryman East, on the Homewood campus.

The deadline for applications is March 8.

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 St.

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

Relay for Life -- Johns Hopkins University is the location of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, to be held in conjunction with Spring Fair, April 14 and 15.

Relay for Life is an overnight team relay event to raise funds to fight cancer and to raise awarness of cancer in the community. During the relay, team members camp out, enjoying entertainment, food, games and camaraderie.

The Relay for Life will take place on Garland Field on the Homewood campus. Those interested in working on the planning committee or forming a team, contact Eden Blum at 410-516-6060 (113-6060 from Homewood or 6-113-6060 from East Baltimore) or Cindy Haebler at 410-955-9253.

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.

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 and School of Medicine.

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 410-516-8671. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 10. The deadline for fall semester proposals is April 7.