2008-2009 PURA Program
Applications for the 2008-2009 PURA program are now
Full-time freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have the
opportunity to conduct
original research, guided by a faculty sponsor, through the
PURA program. The maximum amount of
the awards is $3,000, which will be used to defray costs
associated with the project, such as
expendable supplies and related travel.
Students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit
proposals; sponsors must be full-time
faculty and can be from any division of the university.
Applications are now being accepted in the
Office of the Provost, 265 Garland Hall, Homewood campus.
Summer 2008 proposals are due by noon
on March 28; fall 2008 proposals are due by noon on April
21. For additional information and
guidelines, see the PURA Web site.
Baltimore Research Day Abstracts
Over the last 25 years, a great deal of important research
been conducted in Baltimore, and on Friday, May 9, the
Urban Health Institute's inaugural Baltimore
Research Day will showcase and explore the impact of this
research on health policies in the city and
on the health status of its residents. Co-chairs Bernard
Guyer, of the Bloomberg School of Public
Health, and Joshua Sharfstein, Baltimore City health
commissioner, invite students, faculty,
independent researchers and community groups throughout the
city to participate and submit
abstracts. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 4.
A complete list of research objectives, methods and
results to be addressed in abstracts is
available online (along with details for submission)
through the UHI Web site
Among them are a description of the partners involved, the
impact of the work and what would happen
if the program was taken "to scale" in Baltimore. Abstracts
should be no longer than two pages and can
be submitted at any time prior to April 4. Only one
abstract will be accepted per person, although
participants may be second author on one submitted by
another member of the department. Research
projects are encouraged to bundle their findings into a
For answers to questions not addressed on the Web
site, contact program director Amy Gawad
Learning to Use JScholarship
The JHU Libraries invite faculty to submit content to
Johns Hopkins' digital archive that stores, preserves and
allows for the sharing of materials. Benefits
of contributing include fast, worldwide dissemination of
published and unpublished work, increased
indexing on Google and specialty academic search engines,
and a secure place for a department to
store and retrieve its collective work. The repository
provides full-text searching, personalized e-mail
and RSS feed notification capabilities.
Contributors may submit all published and unpublished
material that is scholarly or educational,
faculty-sponsored and ready for public viewing. Examples of
such content include white or working
papers, technical reports, conference slides and
proceedings, article pre-prints and post-prints, data
sets, multimedia, podcasts, animations and video lectures,
dissertations and theses. Established
departmental JScholarship "communities" and
"sub-communities" will house the numerous collections.
For more information, go to
To establish a community, contact Lori Rosman at firstname.lastname@example.org or
410-614-1286, or David
Reynolds, JScholarship project manager, at email@example.com.
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