Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 23, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 23, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 23



Undergraduate Study Abroad at the Villa Spelman

An informational meeting for undergraduates interested in spending fall semester 2004 at the Villa Spelman in Florence, Italy, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, in 100 Shaffer. Students unable to attend the meeting may find out details from Mary McDonough, The application deadline is March 12.


JHU Kayaking

JHU Kayaking has scheduled a whitewater kayaking basic certification course for this spring. No experience in whitewater kayaking is necessary. On successful completion of the course, participants will have gained proficient skills in whitewater kayaking and the ability to teach these skills.

The course consists of classroom and pool instruction from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday nights from March 26 to April 23; and whitewater river training every Sunday from March 28 to April 25. Taught by professionally trained instructors, the course is $95 for students, $150 for staff and faculty.

Applications are due in the Office of Recreation by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. They can be found at Outdoor%20Instructor%20Application.pdf.

Applicants also must fill out a medical form, available at

Address all applications to the Office of Recreation/Experiential Education, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218.


Honoring Diversity Week at SON

To commemorate Honoring Diversity Week, March 1 to 7, the School of Nursing will sponsor performances, information sessions and discussions about the many cultures represented in the school. The event will present ways by which people of different cultures can learn from one another. For more information or to participate, contact Aisling McGuckin at


Research Coordinator Training Program

An 11-session course covering the core competencies required to administer and direct human subjects research projects begins March 3. Jointly sponsored by the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, the course will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Topics include IRBs, recruiting, data management, informed consent, adverse events and quality assurance/quality control. For more information, go to or call 443-287-4746.


The JHU Association of Computing Women

The JHU Association of Computing Women is soliciting students, faculty and alumnae to increase membership. Open houses will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at JHU campuses on the following dates: Homewood campus, Tuesday, Feb. 24, Shaffer Hall lobby; Montgomery County Campus, Thursday, Feb. 26, Center Building lobby; Whiting School of Engineering (tentative), Wednesday, March 3, location TBA; Columbia Center, Thursday, March 4. Interested individuals are encouraged to stop by during these two hours to learn more about the organization and how it might fit your needs. For more information, go to

Annual dues of $20 cover professional speakers on current technology topics, networking opportunities and refreshments.


Scuba Classes at Homewood

Scuba classes are scheduled to start on March 2 at the O'Connor Recreation Center and continue for six weeks. Classes will run from 6 to 10 p.m., and are open to JHU faculty, staff, students and alumni. Personal equipment is required, but can be rented or purchased.

For more information, contact the Aquatic Connection at 410-285-6454 or


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