For details, call Dawn Breon at 410-955-6614.
Nursing Accreditation -- The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will undergo the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education next spring. The site visit is scheduled for March 3 to 5, 2003. Students, faculty, alumni and the practice community are invited to provide input into the deliberations of the evaluation team.
Written and signed comments concerning the school and its academic programs will be accepted by the CCNE until Feb. 1, 2003. Mail comments to the attention of Mark Jenkins, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Suite 530, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-1120; or call 202-887-6791.
Villa Spelman Graduate Student Fellowships -- Applications are invited from graduate students who want to participate in the Seminar in Italian Studies at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman, Florence, in spring 2003.
The Seminar in Italian Studies, which will be led by Alan Shapiro, chair of the Classics Department, is a work-in-progress seminar for all scholars conducting research in Italy. Students from all departments in the humanities are welcome to apply providing they can demonstrate a need to spend a period of residence in Italy for successful completion of the Ph.D. They should also have completed all requirements except for the dissertation by the time they arrive in Florence in January and are expected to remain until the end of June. Students will receive a fellowship and a travel allowance, but tuition is not covered.
Eligible students should apply to Mary McDonough in the Villa Spelman office, 407 Gilman Hall, by Friday, Nov. 22. A one-page statement from the student describing the subject of his or her research should be provided. A brief letter of recommendation from the student's supervisor testifying to the completion, or plans for completion, of other requirements should also be included. The final piece of the application is a letter from the chair of the student's department, simply stating that the student has the permission of the chair to attend the seminar. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.
Certificate in Nonprofit Studies -- The Institute for Policy Studies is accepting applications for its spring Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program. This part-time program is designed to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed by nonprofit staff and volunteers to run a successful organization. The certificate can be applied to a Hopkins MBA. For more information, call 410-516-5389 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Education Program -- The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center's Continuing Education in Psychosocial Cancer Care is announcing two fall courses available to social workers, nurses and psychologists. The courses are Program Evaluation and Outcomes Assessment: A Necessity for the 21st Century, scheduled for Nov. 6; and Care of the Cancer Patient: Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Care, Nov. 7 to 8. For information, contact Kim Bell at 410-614-1308 or email@example.com.
AIDS Advisory Board Meeting -- This is an opportunity to discuss the HIV clinical trial process and ways that infected and affected communities can participate in the future direction of research into the disease. HIV advocacy and education are the primary goals of the group, which meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Tumulty Room of the 1830 Building in East Baltimore. For more information, call Scott Barnett at 410-614-5820.