Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 19, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 19, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 26



Baltimore Green Week

Baltimore Green Week is a weeklong citywide program comprising community events, hands-on activities, forums and lectures. Each event provides information about the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle.

The week begins with Baltimore's premier green event, the EcoFestival, noon to 5 p.m. on May 5 at the Lake at Druid Hill Park, where the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future will have a booth. Free or low-cost activities will take place during the day and evening, May 7 to May 10, ending with a party on May 11. Each day will have a different theme related to sustainable living in Baltimore.

For more information on Baltimore Green Week, go to


CAAT Seeks Nominations for Two Awards

The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing has issued a call for nominations for two awards honoring individuals and organizations for significant contributions to the field of alternatives. Both awards will be presented at the 6th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in August in Tokyo.

Sponsored by Charles River Laboratories Foundation, in cooperation with CAAT, the Charles River Laboratories' Excellence in Refinement Award will honor an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development, promotion and/or implementation of refinement alternatives. This award includes $5,000 to further the recipient's scientific endeavors.

Presented at every World Congress, the CAAT Recognition Award honors an individual (or organization) who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of the 3Rs, the development of alternative methods or the field of in vitro science.

All nominations must be received by April 1. Indicate the name of the award for which you want your nominee to be considered and include a one-page description explaining why this individual or organization should be recognized, along with a curriculum vita for individual nominations and a fact sheet or other supporting documents for organizations. E-mail nominations to

For more information about the awards and a list of past winners, go to: For more information on the 6th World Congress, go to:


Statistics Research Funding Request for Proposals

The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to support research projects in statistics, probability and stochastic processes. The fund was endowed by professor emeritus Acheson Duncan and created in 1997 at the time of his death. Duncan was a pioneer in research and application of quality control and industrial statistics.

Faculty and students throughout Hopkins are eligible to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a member of the faculty in the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department. Items funded might include, but are not limited to, travel to research conferences and workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds for grant proposals, short-term visits of collaborators to Hopkins, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research assistants and seed money for new research. Most grants will be less than $5,000.

Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than three single-sided pages; provide itemized expense estimates; and be signed by each investigator. Proposals may be submitted at any time to committee chair John C. Wierman, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department, 302 Whitehead Hall.


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