The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 28, 2002
May 28-
June 10

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Health Awareness Day -- A day of healthy and educational activities for faculty and staff is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus.

Activities will include cholesterol screening, seated massage, nutritional assessments, fitness counseling, hearing screening, door prizes, refreshments and more. For more information, call 410-516-0450.

Johns Hopkins Day at Six Flags -- The School of Medicine is sponsoring "Johns Hopkins Day at Six Flags" for members of the JHMI community and their families. The trip is on June 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from Betty Kern in the SOM Human Resources Office, Suite 300, Church Home Professional Office Building, 98 N. Broadway. Cost is $17.20 per person for adults and children over 4 years old (3 and under are free). Meal and parking vouchers will also be sold: $7 for meals, $6 for parking.

Mentors Needed -- The Take Charge! Youth Violence Prevention Project needs mentors to help keep children safe and free from injury through mentoring and community resource linkages.

Each mentor will be trained in a violence prevention curriculum and will meet with each youth at least six times. Activity costs will be defrayed by the project, and a stipend will be given to each mentor upon completion. For more information, contact Erica Taylor at 410-614-3863.

Request for Proposals -- The Center for a Livable Future is soliciting proposals to support new and visionary work focusing on achieving a livable future using resources equitably and sustainably, improving health for all and leaving a world fit for future generations.

The center's goal is to promote interdisciplinary research and synthesis that addresses the complex interactions among diet and consumption, health, food production and food security, equity, the environment and the world's resources. The funds available for such research 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. For more information, call Polly Walker at 410-502-7578, go to or e-mail

Applications for Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program -- The Institute for Policy Studies is now accepting applications for its fall 2002 classes in the Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program. This part-time program is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and practical skills needed by nonprofit staff and volunteers to run a successful organization. Classes begin in September.

For more information, call 410-516-5389 or e-mail

Fundraiser for ALS Research -- A "Celebrate Baltimore" festival will be held Sunday, June 2, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Power Plant Live and Port Discovery Atrium. There will be family activities, a flea market and entertainment. Admission is free.

From 6 to 10 p.m., there will be a dinner with entertainment and an auction; tickets are $100 and will benefit the Georgene Brodie Foundation with proceeds going to the Johns Hopkins Clinic for ALS and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

For tickets or more information, call 443-691-5343.