The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 8, 2002
April 8-15

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Welch Document Services Alert -- Welch Medical Library patrons should always begin their search for articles online. The department will not make copies of journal articles that are readily available online.

Welch has made more than 3,000 journal titles available to users electronically. The Document Services Copy Service is limited to print materials that the Welch Library and its satellites own. Staff will process up to five requests per day for print articles. Users should also not make Weldoc requests for materials that they can easily access themselves from the Welch E Journal collection. Searching the collection from the user's own desktop will result in faster access to needed articles.

For questions about using Welch E Journals, call the reference desk at 410-955-3410 for assistance.

Sexual Harassment Hotline -- The university's Sexual Harassment Hotline can be reached by dialing 410-516-4001/800-516-4001 or 410-516-6225 (TTY)/800-516-6225. For more information on sexual harassment prevention, go to the Sexual Harassment Prevention and Resolution Program Web site at

Occupational Health Services for Faculty and Staff -- The Office of Occupational Health Services is offering the following classes to JHU faculty and staff.

Yoga classes (all levels) are being held on the Homewood and Eastern campuses from noon to 1 p.m. in once- or twice-weekly sessions. Costs for the 10-week sessions are $30/$50.

Seated massage will continue to be offered on the Homewood and Eastern campuses. Cost for the 15-minute massage, given by a certified massage therapist, is $10.

A muscle conditioning and toning class is being held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on the Homewood campus. Costs for the eight-week class are $20/$40 for once- or twice-weekly sessions.

For more information, call 410-516-0450.

Business Clothing Drive -- Donate gently used professional clothing to men and women entering or re-entering the job market through YWCA's Job Training and Professional Development Programs. YWCA business clothing drives are organized several times a year by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. Donations of business and business-casual clothing and shoes in good condition will be collected on Friday, April 5, from several Hopkins locations.

For the nearest location, contact the following volunteers: for Homewood, D. Lynn O'Neil, Student Employment Services, 72 Garland, 410-516-5411; for Wyman Park, Maria Mace, Development and Alumni Relations, S-600 Wyman, 410-516-7711; for Eastern, Carolyn Palmer, Center for Training and Education, Suite C130, 443-997-6811, or Hank Potter, Information Technology Services, Suite B001, 443-997-8108; for Medicine, Barbara Swift, Student and House Staff Services, 8 Reed Hall, 410-955-6378; and for Public Health, Joy Mays, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, E5009 BSPH, 410-614-4042.

New Deadline for Villa Spelman Graduate Fellowships -- Applications are invited from graduate students wishing to participate in the Program in Social Theory and Historical Inquiry at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman in the fall semester of 2002.

Professor Raymond Westbrook will be convening the seminar on the subject "The Origins of Law." 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 doctorate.

Students should have completed all requirements except for 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.

Submit a letter of application along with a brief recommendation from a supervisor to Prof. Westbrook, Near Eastern Studies, 128 Gilman; and Prof. Stephens, director of Villa Spelman, 268 Mergenthaler. Applicants should indicate whether the application is for a Villa fellowship and/or travel support or whether the applicant has funds from his or her own department.

Spring Blood Drive -- Faculty, staff and students can make a lifesaving blood donation on Tuesday, April 16, or Wednesday, April 17, at the American Red Cross Blood Drive to be held at Homewood from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Levering Hall's Glass Pavilion. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are also welcome. To make an appointment, go to

or contact the blood drive coordinator, Caterina Provost-Smith, at or 410-516-0138. Groups who would like to give blood together are encouraged to contact Provost-Smith to make special arrangements.

If you have never given blood or have not given recently, check the Web site for current eligibility guidelines or call the Red Cross at 800-GIVE-LIFE. The Web site also includes information and a video to familiarize prospective donors with the donation process.

Scrabble, Anyone? -- Hopkins game-players are asked to shake their tile bags, rack their brains and roll through three games of Scrabble at the Greater Homewood Community Corp.'s Adult Literacy and ESOL Program Scrabble Tournament, to be held Friday, April 12. The event will support instructional activities for basic literacy and immigrant learners. The doors open at the University Baptist Church, 3501 N. Charles St., lower level, at 5:30 p.m. and game play begins at 6:15 p.m. Winners will receive prizes donated by retailers and restaurants. Tickets are $25 in advance (410-261-3511), $30 at the door.

The Adult Literacy and ESOL Program (English for Speakers of Other Languages) of the GHCC, which is supported by the university, is community-based and volunteer-driven, addressing the literacy and communications needs of adults in Baltimore City.

Baltimore Spring Cleaning -- A group of Hopkins volunteers will be joining forces with the citizens of Baltimore in the mayor's third annual Super Spring Sweep Thing, to be held on Saturday, April 20. Faculty, staff and students will volunteer in the Charles Village neighborhood clean-up near the university's Homewood campus. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lesley Giles in the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs at or 410-516-0373 by April 17.