Pier Massimo Forni, of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, will convene the seminar.
Students from all departments in the humanities are welcome to apply, providing they can demonstrate a need to spend a period of residence in Italy for successful completion of the Ph.D. They should also have completed all requirements except for the dissertation by the time they arrive in Florence. They are expected to remain until the end of June. Students will receive a fellowship and travel allowance, but tuition is not covered.
Eligible students should apply to Elizabeth Cropper, director of the Villa Spelman, c/o the Department of the History of Art, 268 Mergenthaler on the Homewood campus, by Friday, Oct. 16. A one-page statement from the applicant describing his or her research, with a brief letter of recommendation from the student's supervisor testifying to the completion (or plans for completion) of other requirements, should also be included. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.
Help the House of Ruth -- Volunteers are needed to assist with the "Help the House" Campaign against Domestic Violence. The Johns Hopkins Women's Forum is participating in this campaign to collect new kitchen, bathroom and personal care items for residents of the House of Ruth's new shelter, scheduled to open in late September or early October. Smaller items will be assembled into gift bags that will be delivered quarterly; other items will be collected at scheduled events on the JHMI campus. The items will be collected and delivered to the House of Ruth by a Women's Forum member.
For locations around the campus, visit the "Help the House" Web site at www.jhu.edu/~wforum/JHMI/.
Open Office Hours -- Herbert Kessler, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, will hold open office hours for students every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in 224 Mergenthaler.
Audrey Smith, vice president for human resources, will hold open office hours on the second Tuesday of each month, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Suite 2-200, Room 2-312, in the 1830 Building in East Baltimore and on the second Thursday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. in room 617N of the Wyman Park Building at Homewood.
Elder Care Series -- These workshops are designed for caregivers as well as for those interested in the topics that will be discussed.
The second of three workshops, "Long-Term Care Insurance" with Ellen Flaherty, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, at noon in the Shriver boardroom. Flaherty, a long-term care insurance broker, will cover the various types of long-term care insurance, what policies cover and their costs.
Griswold Hall Dedication -- A public concert dedicating Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall will take place on Friday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. The concert will feature organist Donald Sutherland playing Peabody's new, custom-built Holtkamp organ, soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson, the Peabody Trio and the Peabody Concert Singers directed by Edward Polochick.
The program includes Beethoven's Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2; the world premiere of Peabody director Robert Sirota's Trio, William Albright's King of Instruments and Kodaly's Missa Brevis.
Tickets are $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with I.D. Concertgoers should enter at 1 E. Mt. Vernon Place.
Oncology Center Volunteers -- Volunteer opportunities are available at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center for individuals willing to engage and support cancer patients and their families.
For more information, contact the Oncology Center's Volunteer Services Office at 410-614-4670.