The Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 11, 2001
June 11-25

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Request for Proposals for Interdisciplinary Work -- The Center for a Livable Future will support new, visionary work by Johns Hopkins University faculty, fellows or students that focuses on how to achieve a livable future--using resources equitably and sustainably, improving health for all, and leaving a world fit for future generations.

The funds are targeted primarily for collaborative projects. Eight to 10 awards of $10,000 to $20,000 will be granted for one year of support. The deadline for applications is July 15. Awards will be announced on Sept. 15.

For further information call Polly Walker at 410-502-7578, e-mail, or visit the Web site at

Summer Session Courses -- University employees and their families can take courses from July 2 through Aug. 3. In addition to undergraduate courses in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, the summer session offers a pre-college program and intensive English language classes for those whose first language is not English.

JHU employees who take summer courses receive 100 percent tuition remission. Children and spouses receive 50 percent tuition remission. For more information on tuition remission, call the Office of Training and Education at 410-516-6810. To receive a Hopkins summer catalog, call 410-516-4548, e-mail or visit the web site at

Summer Youth Employment Program -- The university is teaming up with the Futures Program in Baltimore City and the Mayor's Office of Employment Development to increase the chances of Baltimore city high school students staying in school. The career exploration program will run from Monday, July 2, through Friday, Aug. 3. The students will work a 30-hour week and will be paid minimum wage by the Office of Employment Development.

By providing quality experiences, a chance to perform learning-rich assignments and to acquire or practice workplace know-how, it is hoped that the youth will be motivated to meet academic expectations, earn a high school diploma and enter meaningful employment or further schooling.

Departments interested in working with a city high school student through the summer program should contact Eden Blum at 410-516-0345 or or Judy Peregoff at 410-516-6060 or go to