The Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 3, 1998

Aug. 3-17

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Information about the Welch Medical Library holdings has been incorporated into the new Johns Hopkins University Libraries online catalog called Horizon. Horizon gives the Hopkins community a shared library system with a Web-based catalog called WebPAC and holdings for multiple Hopkins libraries. The JHMI Online catalog will no longer exist.

To access Horizon, use the Gateway button under the WelchWeb banner (, then select "JHU Catalogs."

For more information, contact the Reference Department at 410-955-3410 or e-mail

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Month, the Johns Hopkins WIC Program is sponsoring its third annual Breastfeeding Walk on Friday, Aug. 7. This year's walk begins at 111 Market Place, continues through the Inner Harbor and ends at Kaufman Pavilion, where lunch and entertainment will be provided. Door prizes will also be awarded.

Pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and their children as well as interested professionals are invited to participate in the Breastfeeding Walk, but all are welcome. To R.S.V.P., call 410-223-1658.

A concert sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of "Operation Smile" is planned for this fall. The concert will raise funds for Operation Smile Baltimore's Domestic Program, which provides free facial reconstructive surgery to Maryland-area indigent children and young adults with birth or acquired disfigurements.

The "Concert for Smiles" will feature concert pianist Linda Montesa-Pio Roda and cellist Bonnie Thron accompanied by the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra. The concert is scheduled to take place on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m., in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus. A champagne reception with the musicians and Operation Smile volunteers will follow the performance. A silent auction will be held at the reception.

Tickets are $50 per person for the concert, and $75 per person for the concert and reception. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the night of the event or reserved by calling 410-244-8072 or by visiting the Operation Smile's Baltimore chapter office at 1 Charles Center, 100 N. Charles St., Suite 635, Baltimore, Md. 21201.

A 12-credit, four-course graduate certificate in investments, the only program of its kind in the region, is being offered this fall by the Johns Hopkins Division of Business and Management. The accelerated program can be completed in two semesters, and is designed to enhance careers in business and finance. The program's structure meets the needs of students who have taken at least one intermediate-level financial management course but have no advanced training in finance, or who may have taken similar courses and now wish to update skills. The certificate credits may be applied toward a Hopkins master of science in business degree.

Classes are offered evenings and weekends at the Downtown Center in Baltimore, Columbia Center in Howard County, Montgomery County Center in Rockville and the Washington, D.C. Center. For more information call 1-800-GO-TO-JHU or visit the Web site at