Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 7, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 7, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 25



Fall 2005 PURAs

Applications are being accepted for the fall Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards program (see story, "A Bridge to Exploration," this issue.). Any freshman, sophomore or junior in Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing or Peabody is eligible to apply for awards granted in amounts of up to $3,000, with the option of conducting the research for academic credit.

Applications for fall proposals are due by noon on April 1, in the office of Theodore Poehler, 276 Garland, Homewood campus. For more information, go to or call 410-516-8671.


New Welch Library Databases

The Welch Medical Library has recently added two new databases, Global Health and Global Health Archives. Users will be able to search these databases, published by CAB International, through the Ovid platform. The databases cover various aspects of communicable diseases and a variety of public health issues from more than 16,000 journals published in 130+ countries. New entries will number about 25,000 yearly.

Links to Global Health and Global Health Archives can be found on the Welch list of eDatabases or by searching the JHU Libraries Catalog.


Whitewater Kayaking Course

The JHU Whitewater Kayaking Program is offering a basic course to certify participants to teach these skills. No experience in whitewater kayaking is necessary. The course consists of classroom and pool instruction Friday nights, 7 to 9:30 p.m., March 25 to April 29, and training on a whitewater river every Sunday from March 27 to May 1.

Cost for the course is $75 for students, staff and faculty willing to commit to becoming Whitewater Kayaking Program instructors ($125 for students and $250 for staff and faculty who don't want to teach). Applications for the course can be found at and the required medical form at or

These forms can also be picked up in the kiosk near the front entrance of the Recreation Center. Return them to the Office of Recreation/Experiential Education in the O'Connor Recreation Center.


Teach Baltimore

Teach Baltimore is looking for college and graduate students to teach academic enrichment activities to Baltimore City kindergarten through second-grade students. Interested parties should download an application at, pick up an application at the Center for Social Concern in Levering, or call 410-516-6228 for more information. Decision deadline: Monday, March 28.


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