The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 2, 2002
Dec 2-9

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Welch Library Hosts Teleconference -- The Welch Medical Library will be a host site for "Safeguarding Our Patrons' Privacy: What Every Librarian Needs to Know About the USA Patriot Act and Related Antiterrorism Measures," a national interactive teleconference scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11, from noon to 3 p.m., in the West Lecture Hall, Preclinical Teaching Building. There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required.

For more information, or to register, contact Stella Seal at or call 410-955-3392. Teleconference details can be found at

Calling All Mentors -- JHHS Community Services is teaming with Collington Square Elementary School to improve the afterschool program and provide mentors to 140 children who participate in the program. Mentors are needed for one hour per week, any schoolday, between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

The afterschool program is structured to supplement the educational requirements for children in grades three through six at Collington Square Elementary, Dr. Rayner Browne Elementary and Elmer Henderson Elementary, who are either failing or whose parents are incarcerated. To volunteer time, call Terry Todesco at 410-614-4976.

Online Journals Now Available -- A new collection of online psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience journals, PsycArticles, is now available through the Welch Library's Journals@Ovid electronic collection. PsycArticles provides full-text access to articles from 43 authoritative, peer-reviewed journals published by the American Psychological Association from 1988 to the present.

PsycArticles can be accessed from Welch e-Databases at

The site allows users to keyword search across the entire collection or select from a list of individual titles.

Individual titles can also be found at

Sponsor a Child for the Holidays -- The JHHS Department of Community Services is collecting unwrapped new toys and money--in the form of checks made payable to JHHS Community Services--for children who live in East Baltimore. This year, the families who will benefit are residents of an organization called Hope Village, formerly the Broadway Homes Tenants Association. See the list of children on our department Web site at to select a child or an entire family to sponsor. The list can also be faxed by calling 410-614-4976.

To make a financial contribution to this effort, send checks to JHHS Community Services, Suite 510, 550 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205. Indicate "Holiday Gift Giving" on the check. Bring all unwrapped gifts to JHHS Community Services, Suite 500, 550 Building, by Dec. 20. For more information, call 410-614-4976.

Disney Club to Be Discontinued -- The Disney Club, which offered discounts to JHU employees through the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, has announced that it will close on Dec. 31. Current members' benefits will continue until the expiration dates on their cards or Dec. 31, whichever comes first. Renewals and new memberships will no longer be processed after Dec. 12.

Current members who have questions about their membership can go to the club's Web site at for more information or call 410-516-6060.

Intersession Registration Begins -- Sign up for Intersession 2003 courses now in the Student Development and Programming Office, Levering Hall, on the Homewood campus. Registration deadline is Dec. 13. For more information, call 410-516-8209.