Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 31, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 31, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 28



Intensive English Language Program

The Krieger School's Summer Intensive English Language Program has opened registration for its 2008 session, June 30 to Aug. 1. The IELP gives non-native English speakers daily classes in Oral Communication, Reading and Writing, American Culture, TOEFL Prep and English for Medical Professionals. The English immersion continues after class and on weekends, when participants join social activities, including Orioles baseball and sailing. Testing on the first day of the program provides appropriate placement in intermediate, advanced and advanced-plus skill levels.

Classes are open to the entire Johns Hopkins community and their families and friends. JHU postdoctoral students and employees may be eligible for tuition remission. Applicants needing visas must apply for them immediately in order for paperwork to be processed. For information, e-mail, call 410-516-5431 or go 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 or contact Ruth Brady at The deadline for submission is June 1.


PURA Program

Applications for the fall 2008 PURA program are now available online at They must be submitted by noon on April 21. (The deadline for summer 2008 proposals has passed.)

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. 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 has 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. 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:

For answers to questions not addressed on the Web site, contact program director Amy Gawad at or 410-502-7473.


Learning to Use JScholarship

The JHU Libraries invite faculty to submit content to JScholarship, 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.

Go to for more information. To establish a community, contact Lori Rosman at or 410-614-1286, or David Reynolds, JScholarship project manager, at


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