Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 14, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 14, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 30



Toiletry Items Drive

Volunteers are needed to host drop boxes for the next Women's Network community outreach campaign. The organization will be collecting personal toiletry items such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste for several local shelters. Responsibilities include obtaining and posting a box in your area and packing donations for transportation. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Leerin Shields at


Spring Fair Art Show

The Student Art League is looking for submissions for an art show, which will be part of Spring Fair, April 25-27. Submissions can include photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media. To enter, submit to manageable jpeg or gif files of three to five works, along with a brief statement in a Word file, describing how the work ties together under some idea or theme, or what the elements mean as a whole to the artist.

Works will be displayed on the back steps of the Eisenhower Library. A range of prizes will be distributed, including gift cards from local businesses and/or restaurants, trophies for first, second and third place, and certificates for such categories as most original, most colorful, etc. Four judges will determine the winners: three professors in art-related departments and interested show-goers whose ballots will count as a group. Online submissions are due April 18. Artworks will be collected April 21-25. Participants can help install their work on April 25.


Raj and Neera Singh Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships

The Institute for Computational Medicine, affiliated with both the Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Medicine, will sponsor competitive noncredit summer research fellowships for undergraduates in the Whiting School of Engineering. Applicants should be rising juniors or seniors. Fellowships will run from June 2 to Aug. 15, with a stipend of $5,000.

The application deadline is May 1. To download the application, go to

For more information, contact Jennifer Hopkins at 410-516-6877 or by e-mail to


Call for Animal Welfare Award Proposals

The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is accepting proposals for the 2008 Animal Welfare Enhancement Awards, which are designed to refine the housing, handling and/or experimental situations for lab animals. The awards are intended for laboratory and animal technicians, but senior investigators can sponsor the applicants. The awards are limited to North American applicants only.

For more information, go to proposals.htm or contact Ruth Brady at The deadline for submission is June 1.


CTY Enrollment Extended

The JHU Center for Talented Youth Summer Program deadline for second- to 12th-graders has been extended to Saturday, April 19. To apply online or learn more about other courses and sites, go to or call 410-735-6278.


Diversity Leadership Council Nominations

The Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council, established by President Brody in 1997, is in the process of identifying new faculty, staff and students to serve on the council.

Nominations, including a short biography and brief description of the candidate's reason for wishing to serve on the council, may be submitted to or by campus mail to DLC Nomination, 130 Garland Hall, Homewood campus. Self-nominations are encouraged from all levels of the university (including APL) and the health system. The deadline for receiving nominations is May 23. More information on the DLC is available on the Web at


East Baltimore Summer Softball

Registration is now open for the coed Johns Hopkins Intramural Software League. Double-headers are scheduled for Monday or Wednesday evenings (6 p.m. start) at the Joseph Lee Fields next to the Bayview campus. The league is open to all students, staff and faculty of the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Teams must field 10 players per game, with a minimum of three female players on the field at all times. The team registration fee is $230, which covers administrative costs, field reservation and field maintenance. Each team is responsible for supplying its own bats, gloves, bases and first-aid kit. For more information and a team registration form, contact Bryan Christensen at


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