Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 25, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 25, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 9



Holiday Drive

The Harriet Lane Primary Care Clinic's holiday drive is seeking donations of food, clothing, toys and games to help Harriet Lane families in need of assistance at the holiday season. Interested donors will receive a family demographic sheet, which includes the children's ages, clothing sizes and wish list. Contact social worker Carrie Vick at 410-955-2679 or


Call for CogSci Posters

HOWL — the Hopkins Workshop on Language — is for the first time inviting submissions for a poster session to accompany its annual workshop, which this year will take on the topic of non-local dependencies. The two days of the workshop will focus, respectively, on dependencies in phonology and syntax. The posters will complement the presentations of the invited scholars, who will debate their ideas from the perspectives of theoretical linguistics, acquisition, processing, breakdown, computation and neural representation.

For details about writing and submitting abstracts, go to

Submissions are due Nov. 15; applicants will be notified by Dec. 1. HOWL 3 is scheduled for Jan. 14 and 15 on the Homewood campus.


Quilt Raffle

A quilt made by JHU staff member Mimi Guest will be raffled Dec. 8 to benefit the United Way. The quilt, which measures 80 inches by 80 inches, can be seen in the KSAS Dean's Office in Mergenthaler Hall. Raffle tickets are being sold in the office of Cognitive Science, room 237C Krieger Hall. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.


United Way Cook-Offs

The Second Annual Chili Cook-Off and Cookie/Cake Bake-Off is back by popular demand and ready to hit your stomach on Friday, Nov. 12 (inclement weather date: Monday, Nov. 15).

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Homewood's Glass Pavilion, spectators will be able to sample the competing chili and bake-off items for free while supplies last, and for $5 they can purchase a lunch of chili, cornbread, dessert and a beverage. Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, starting at 12:30 p.m. The contest fee is $10 for each item entered — chili, cake or cookies. All proceeds from the event go to the United Way campaign.

For more information or to register, contact Jacklyn Coe at 410-516-6060 or go to


CTY Testing Deadlines

Students in grades two through eight who have scored at or above the 97th percentile on a recent standardized test are eligible for this year's Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Talent Search. Students take tests as part of the search, find out more about their math and verbal abilities, receive recognition for their efforts and can qualify for summer programs and online courses.

Tests are given locally. For an application, call 410-516-0278 or apply online at Application deadlines are Nov. 19 for students in grades five and six and Nov. 30 for students in grades seven and eight. Applications for grades two through four are not due until Feb. 10.


Martin Luther King Award Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for Community Service, which recognizes outstanding commitments to volunteer community service by members of both the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital communities.

For more information, call Matthew Smith at 410-516-6060 or by e-mail at For details and nomination forms go to


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