The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 2, 1998
Nov. 2-9

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

"Health of the Bay/Health of People" -- A colloquium on the issue of how the Chesapeake Bay's problems affect the health of residents of the watershed is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13, at the School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St.

The colloquium, sponsored by the school's Center for a Livable Future and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will bring together a diverse group to focus on environmental threats to the bay that are also threats to people living near the bay; research and policy needs for assessing the health of the bay as it relates to human health; and the possible development of measurable indicators of environmental and human health threats.

Among the speakers will be William Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Robert Perciasepe, of the Environmental Protection Agency. For information, call Polly Walker at 410-223-1608.

Open House on the Web -- The School of Public Health is offering the Hopkins community an opportunity to visit its Web pages beginning Nov. 11 and continuing through Nov. 25, in an event offered solely through the Internet. The Web pages will offer information about the school, descriptions of the departments and of degree, non-degree and certificate programs, and the option to pursue courses via the Internet through the distance education division. Visitors to the pages will find information about faculty and their research and publications, research projects at the school's centers and institutes, and lectures and symposia.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 410-955-3543 or send e-mail to

Travel Fellowships -- The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies is accepting applications for two travel fellowships of $2,500 each, reserved for Hopkins graduate students in the humanities who need to be in Italy for their research.

The funds are intended to cover round-trip airfare and travel within Italy, and will be awarded to two graduate students chosen among those who have submitted a CV, a description of their project and a letter of support by a Hopkins faculty member familiar with their work. Applicants should demonstrate that the successful completion of their projects will require the use of Italian literary sources.

Applications should be submitted to the Charles S. Singleton Travel Graduate Fellowship Program, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218. Applications must reach the department on or before Monday, Nov. 30.

Student Flu Shots -- Students who feel they are in the high-risk category for influenza (individuals with lung disease, heart disease, severe asthma, diabetes or other chronic illnesses), or who simply wish to reduce the risk of acquiring flu, may call the Student Health and Wellness Center at 410-516-8270 to schedule an appointment to receive the 1998-99 influenza virus vaccine. There will be a $5 charge for the vaccine.

Neuroscience Annual Meeting -- The Baltimore Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience Fall Annual Meeting will take on Tuesday, Nov. 17, beginning at 3:45 p.m., in Mountcastle Auditorium in the Preclinical Teaching Building on the East Baltimore campus. The featured lecture will be "Sugar High and the Adrenocortical System" by Mary Dallman of the University of California at San Francisco. The lecture will be followed by a poster display and competition from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more information on the meeting, contact Gary Schwartz at 410-614-0015 or by e-mail at

Benefit for Pediatric Oncology -- The Pediatric Oncology Friends will hold their sixth annual all-star event on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the new NFL stadium at Camden Yards. The event is black-tie and will feature dinner, dancing, entertainment and silent and live auctions. For more information and tickets, call 410-955-7555.

The Internet's Influence -- The Institute for Policy Studies will present the second in its panel series on "The Press and Public Policy" Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in the IPS main conference room on the fifth floor of the Wyman Building. Andrew W. Nibley, president of Reuter NewMedia, in New York, will speak on the topic, "The Internet--How to Use It to Influence the Nation's Agenda." All are invited, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Joseph Sterne at 410-516-4740.