Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 5, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 5, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 29



Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Fourth Annual Hopkins Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held April 30 and May 1. Work of any academic affiliation is sponsored. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate researchers to present original research in an organized forum and to a cross-campus audience.

Applications are conducted online at

The deadline is Monday, April 5. For additional information, see the Web site or contact


Aitchison Public Service Undergraduate Fellowships

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has extended until April 12 the application deadline for the Aitchison Public Service Undergraduate Fellowship in Washington. This residential program gives Hopkins juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn 15 credits while making connections and gaining real world experience in the capital during the fall semester.

To apply for a fellowship, rising juniors and seniors should call the Advanced Academic Programs at 410-516-6057 or visit to request an application.


Graduate Student Fellowships at the Villa Spelman

Applications are invited from graduate students who want 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 Florence during the fall 2004 semester.

Donald Carter of the Department of Anthropology will convene the seminar, titled "Diaspora Theory." Students enrolled in doctoral programs from all departments in the humanities and the social sciences are welcome to apply.

Participants will arrive in Florence in September and are expected to remain until the end of December.

To apply, students should send the following to Mary McDonough, 407 Gilman Hall, Homewood: a one-page statement describing their research; a brief letter of recommendation from the student's adviser; and a letter from the chair of the student's department stating that the student has the permission of the chair to attend the seminar. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 15. McDonough may also be reached at or 410-516-5133.


The Medieval Manuscripts Institute

The Medieval Manuscripts Institute, a collaborative effort between Johns Hopkins and the Walters Art Museum, invites scholars, curators, librarians and graduate students to apply for the summer 2004 session. The application deadline is April 23.

The institute gives participants a rare opportunity to handle and examine the Walters' world-renowned collection of illuminated manuscripts. That collection, consisting of more than 900 medieval manuscripts, is one of the largest assortments of incunabula in the United States.

In addition to Krieger School Dean Daniel Weiss, lecturers include Jonathan Alexander, professor of art history, Institute of Fine Art, New York University; Paul Needham, librarian, Scheide Library, Princeton University; and Abigail Quandt, conservator of manuscripts, the Walters Art Museum.

For more information and an application, call 800-847-3300 or go to


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