Johns Hopkins Gazette | July 11, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University July 11, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 39



Johns Hopkins Day at Six Flags

Saturday, July 30, is the second annual Johns Hopkins Day at Six Flags America in Maryland. Tickets are $18.30 per person; free for children 3 and under. Parking is $6 per vehicle. Food vouchers for selected meals from park vendors are available for $7.35 per meal. Six Flags is open from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

For information on ordering tickets, go to


Free T'ai Chi Practice

Members of the Johns Hopkins community who want to use their t'ai chi skills during the summer are invited to free practice sessions from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, July 12 to Aug. 23, at the Mattin Center Dance Studio on the Homewood campus.

Practices will focus on the Yang-style short form of t'ai chi. Formal instruction will not be offered, but everyone will benefit from practicing with others, from beginning students to experienced instructors. Participants may not wear street shoes.


New Welch Library Database

The Welch Library has added a new database to its list of electronic resources. Scopus is a unique navigational product from Elsevier covering all sciences. In addition to being the world's biggest abstract database covering 25 million abstracts from over 14,000 titles across 4,000 publishers, Scopus offers powerful, innovative searching and browsing tools. Scopus brings efficiency and speed to the literature review process for researchers and students through linking citing and cited documents forward and backward in time. Users can access full texts of articles quickly and simply.

With its global selection of high-quality titles stretching back to 1966 and including cited references from 1996 onward, Scopus enables users to access more European and Asia Pacific literature than is covered in any other single database.

Scopus can be found among the other licensed Welch Library databases from its electronic resources list at:


HIV/AIDS Fundraiser

The fifth annual fundraiser for the Michael Del Bianco Fund is scheduled to take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 30, at Melba's, located at 3126 Greenmount Ave. The fund assists HIV-positive and AIDS-diagnosed patients directly by helping with the costs of prescription medications. Last year's event raised over $5,500.

The fundraiser is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service.

For more information, call Kelly Lowensen or Lillian Vickers at 410-614-5458.


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