Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 10, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 10, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 34



Human Resources Office Hours

The regularly scheduled open office hours of Charlene Hayes, vice president for human resources, will be discontinued until the start of the new academic year. During the summer months, from May 2 to Aug. 31, staff and faculty wanting to meet with Hayes to discuss HR policies will need to schedule an appointment. They may choose the location most convenient for them: Homewood, 617N Wyman Park Building; E. Baltimore, room 512, 1830 Building; or Johns Hopkins at Eastern, Room C120. For appointments call 410-516-8113.


JHMI Pool Opening

Full summer discounts are available at the JHMI Alumni Pool through Sunday, May 23. The pool, located behind the Cooley Center, is open from Saturday, May 29, through Labor Day. Anyone with a JHMI ID may buy a summer membership or a day pass. For more information, call 410-955-2513.


Deadline Extended for Villa Spelman Fellowship Funding

The application deadline for students wanting to spend fall semester 2004 at the Villa Spelman in Florence, Italy, has been extended. Donald Carter, of Anthropology, will convene the seminar on diaspora theory, which could be of interest to graduate students working on race, migration, identity and the social and political conditions in the new Europe. Carter is planning to organize a number of mini-conferences with African and other migrants in Italy, as well as visits to migrant communities.

For more information about the program or to apply, contact Carter at or Mary McDonough,


Advanced Academic Programs

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs is participating in the Spring Research Festival on May 12 and 13 at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Md. Visitors to the Advanced Academic Programs' table can learn more about the M.S. in biotechnology, the M.S. in bioinformatics and the M.S./M.B.A. in biotechnology.

For more information, go to


Fallingwater Tour

Spaces are available on a day trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece Fallingwater. The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, and the bus will leave Evergreen House promptly at 7:30 a.m., returning at approximately 7:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the meadow area below the Evergreen Carriage House.

Built over a waterfall in the southwestern Pennsylvania woodlands, Fallingwater is one of Wright's most acclaimed works. In a 1991 poll, members of the American Institute of Architects voted it "the best all-time work of American architecture." It is considered a supreme example of Frank Lloyd Wright's concept of organic architecture, which promotes harmony between human beings and nature. The recently restored house is also home to a collection of paintings and sculpture by prominent Mexican artists of the 20th century.

The trip, open to all faculty, staff, students, retirees and their guests, costs $47. Lunch at the Fallingwater pavilion cafe is included. To reserve a space, mail checks or money orders, payable to JHU Retiree Trip, Evergreen House 3rd floor, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210-2601. Payment in full must be received by May 22.

For more information, contact Lesley Giles at or 410-516-0373.


Research Coordinator Training Program

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the core competencies needed to administer and direct human subject research projects. Among the topics that will be discussed are IRB, recruiting, data management, informed consent and study administration.

Two sessions will be held this summer: 8:30 to 10 a.m. weekly on Tuesdays, June 1 to Aug. 10; and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, July 14 to 16. For more information, call 443-287-4746, e-mail or go to


Orioles vs. Yankees Tickets

Johns Hopkins Night at Camden Yards is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, when the Orioles play the Yankees. The Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs has a limited supply of tickets available for purchase by faculty, staff, retirees, students and alumni. Tickets are $13 per seat for all ages.

To purchase tickets, send a check, payable to JHU-Orioles, by U.S. mail to JHU-Orioles, 4545 N. Charles St., 3rd floor, Baltimore, MD 21210-2601. Include your name, JHU affiliation and daytime phone number or e-mail address. The tickets will be mailed to the address shown on the check unless you specify otherwise. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets will be reserved without payment.

For more information, call Matt Smith, 410-516-0345 or e-mail him at


JHU Jobs for High-Schoolers

The Discovering Careers Summer Youth Employment Program at Johns Hopkins provides an excellent opportunity for faculty and staff support to Baltimore City high school students. By providing mentorship, quality experiences and a chance to perform learning-rich assignments in this six-week, 30-hour-per-week summer job program, departments can provide a youth with the opportunity to acquire or practice workplace know-how, as well as the motivation to meet academic expectations, earn a high school diploma and enter meaningful employment or further schooling. Students are paid by the Mayor's Office of Employment Development.

The students in this program have been preselected from participants in the year-round FUTURES program at six Baltimore City high schools. Discovering Careers at JHU is part of the Office of Employment Development's YouthWorks summer employment program.

The program will run from Monday, July 5, through Friday, Aug. 13. Departments interested in one or more student employees should submit the online Summer Youth Employee Requisition Form. A link to the form can be found on the Discovering Careers Web page at

For more information, e-mail Matthew Smith, the program's coordinator, or call him at 410-516-0345.


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