The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 2, 1998

Mar. 2-9

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

A Grantsmanship Workshop for graduate and postdoctoral students will be held March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Arellano Theater, Levering Hall, on the Homewood campus. The purpose of the workshop is to acquaint students registered in Homewood division schools with the resources available on the Homewood campus for seeking sponsored funding for research and to introduce those students to methods and strategies for improving research proposals. Registration is required to assess the number of students attending and to determine the location of breakout sessions.

To register, contact the Homewood Research Administration at ext. 8668 or by e-mail at The applicant should be prepared to specify name and department, choose a breakout session from those offered and provide a telephone number where they can be contacted.

The 1998 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of $2,500 grants to support original research, composition or performance projects next summer or fall. Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Nursing, and at the Peabody Conservatory, are eligible. The money can be used to pay the cost of the winner's research or creative projects. Winners can also choose either to receive up to $1,500 of the total award as a cash stipend or to receive academic credit for the work.

Applications are available from Theodore Poehler, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 207 Garland Hall at Homewood, or by calling 410-516-4587. Deadlines: noon on Friday, March 13, for summer projects; Friday, April 10, for fall semester projects.

Workshops in public speaking are being offered by the Women's Studies Program, as part of Women's History Month, Sunday, March 8, and Monday, March 9. Pre-registration is required for participation. Interested individuals can sign up in the Women's Studies office, 300 Jenkins, on the Homewood campus. The workshops will take place at various times and in various locations over the course of the two days.

A non-credit Webmaster Certificate program is being offered at the Downtown Center. The nine courses include Introduction to Web Technologies, Graphic Design for the Web and Web Page Development I. Most classes are two days. Spring registration is in progress. For details, access the Computer Technology site,, or call 410-516-0780.

Free tours of the new School of Nursing building are available every Friday at 10 a.m. The school is located on the East Baltimore campus. To RSVP, call 410-955-7548.

Old eyeglasses are wanted by the Office of Community Relations and Volunteer Services, which is working with a local agency to help people in need to receive discounted prices on quality eyewear. Please bring the glasses to the second floor of Levering Hall on the Homewood campus before the end of May.