The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 26, 2001
Feb 26-Mar 5

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Support Blue Jay LAX -- The Department of Athletics is offering complimentary lacrosse game season tickets.

Faculty and staff members can receive two complimentary season passes by bringing a valid university I.D. to the main office in the Athletic Center. Full-time students will receive free admission by showing their J-Cards at the gate.

Supply is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be picked up by March 9. Athletic Center office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 410-516-7490.

Rugby Tournament Players Needed -- Players are needed to join Johns Hopkins MBA, SAIS, Engineering and other graduate students for the International Business School Rugby Tournament at Duke University, scheduled for March 30 through April 1.

Each spring 25 teams from top business schools, representing five countries, compete for the Dean Thomas F. Keller Trophy. There will also be a golf outing, networking events with other MBA students from around the world and the opportunity to meet with representatives from Credit Suisse, First Boston Bank and other tournament sponsors. All graduate students/alums are allowed to play regardless of degree or major. There is a women's bracket.

Individuals interested in playing, regardless of their rugby skills, or who would wish to travel to Duke to support the team, should contact the JHU MBA Rugby Team at or visit the Web site at

SON Spring Open House -- The School of Nursing will host a spring Open House on Sat., March 10, for students interested in undergraduate, master's, postmaster's, doctoral and certificate nursing programs. The open house will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Anne M. Pinkard Building, 525 N. Wolfe St.

Representatives from faculty, admissions, financial aid, student body, U.S. military, U.S. Peace Corps, the U.S. Public Health Service and ROTC will be available. Refreshments and tours of the School of Nursing building will be offered.

The open house is free. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at 410-955-7548.

On-Call Interpreters Wanted -- The Johns Hopkins International Department is looking for on-call interpreters for several languages. For information, call Raffaella Molteni at 410-614-4405.

Stress Management -- A stress management workshop is scheduled for Tues., March 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Counseling Center in Merryman Hall, Homewood campus. No advance registration is required. For more information, call 410-516-8278.

Graduate Student Fellowships at the Villa Spelman -- Applications are invited from graduate students who want to participate in the Program in Social Theory and Historical Inquiry at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman, Florence, Italy, in the fall 2001 semester.

Louis Galambos will convene the seminar on "Globalization: Theory, History and Prophecy in Europe and the United States." Students from all departments are welcome to apply, provided they can demonstrate the importance of this seminar for their work and the usefulness of spending a period of residence in Italy for successful completion of the Ph.D.

Students should have completed all requirements except the dissertation by the time they arrive in Florence in September. A limited number of fellowships will be awarded to students without other support. Some travel money is available. Tuition is not covered.

Interested students should submit a letter of application along with a brief recommendation from a supervisor to Professors Galambos (312 Gilman) and Stephens (268 Mergenthaler). Applicants should indicate if the application is for a Villa Spelman fellowship and/or travel support, and whether they have funds from their own departments. The application deadline is March 9.

Student Funding Programs -- Two programs are available through the Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant Program was established to support valuable volunteer experiences for Hopkins students and to foster positive relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. The program supports students who create their own community service projects or design their own ventures within existing volunteer organizations. Past projects have included Teach Baltimore and Hands to the Homeless.

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

Both programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all divisions of the university. Applications are available at divisional alumni relations offices; Steinwald Alumni House, 3211 N. Charles St.; or online at

Applications for summer and fall funding are due April 15. For more information and for applications, call Dave Sowers in the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-6730.

Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 2001 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, 275 Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, or by phone, 410-516-0146. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 9, and by April 6 for fall semester proposals.

Request for Proposals for Funding -- The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to support research projects in statistics, probability and stochastic processes. The fund was created in 1997 by an endowment established by the late Hopkins professor emeritus Acheson Duncan, a pioneer in research and application of quality control and industrial statistics.

Faculty and students throughout Hopkins are eligible to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a member of the faculty in the Mathematical Sciences Department. Items funded might include but are not limited to travel to research conferences and workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds for grant proposals, short-term visits of collaborators to Hopkins, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research assistants and seed money for new research. Most grants from the fund will be smaller than $5,000.

Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than three single-sided pages, provide itemized expense estimates and be signed by each investigator. Proposals may be submitted at any time to John C. Wierman, Mathematical Sciences Department, 104 Whitehead Hall, Homewood campus.