JHUNIVERSE AND BEYOND Grants and contracts move to JHUniverse Later this summer, information on new grants and contracts awarded to Johns Hopkins faculty will become available on JHUniverse. Recent awards information, similar to the "Grants and Contracts" listings that formerly appeared in the Gazette, will include project titles, dates and the sponsoring institution. Menus listing the awards will be organized by school and department. When the new electronic format of "Grants and Contracts" is introduced, that section of the paper will no longer be published in the Gazette. Grants and contracts information will be available within the "Research News and Information" section of JHUniverse by selecting "ReSource: JHU Research Administration." This menu item leads to the ReSource gopher system managed by the Research Information Systems Office. It contains a variety of information on the university's research. The new grants and contracts awards listings will be the first type of Hopkins research information available on this system. Additional information, such as full listings of pending proposals and active projects, will be added to the system in the fall. Eventually, users will be able to search for information related to individual sponsoring institutions. Keyword searches on project titles will also be possible, allowing researchers to search for others who are doing related work at Hopkins. For further information on this new feature of JHUniverse, contact John Paul Elrod in Research Information Systems at 516-8732. E-mail classifieds, comments to 'Gazette' Readers wishing to list a classified ad or send comments to the Gazette may now do so electronically. Beginning this week, the Gazette will accept short classified ads--up to 20 words--via e-mail at Gazads@ resource.ca.jhu.edu. All deadlines and requirements for the free ads remain the same. Readers should consult the classified section of a recent issue for further information. If you'd like to register a complaint, make a suggestion or just tell us what you like--or would like to see--in the Gazette, we welcome your comments. Calendar listings for Hopkins events may also be sent to the Gazette via e-mail. Simply include the date, time and location of the event, speaker's name and affiliation, and name and phone number of the person submitting the listing. Feel free to send your thoughts and ideas to us via e-mail at Gazette@resource.ca.jhu.edu. Keep those bits and bytes zipping in, folks. JHUniverse classes offered Homewood Academic Computing has announced a series of free classes designed to introduce new users and information providers to JHUniverse. The two-hour classes, which will be offered at the computer classroom in 309 Krieger Hall on the Homewood campus, will cover the fundamentals of using and manipulating a gopher software system such as JHUniverse from two perspectives. The first class, JHUniverse and You: User's Introduction, will focus on accessing and exploring the Internet through JHUniverse. Students will receive instruction in working with menus, using bookmarks and other shortcuts and choosing the best software package for use in their computers. No prior experience is required for this course, and instructors will address issues for both MacIntosh and IBM-style computers. A second course, Joining JHUniverse: Information Provider's Introduction, is designed to answer questions and resolve problems frequently experienced by departments or groups that use JHUniverse to post information. Students will receive instruction in basic gopher administrative techniques, including file manipulation, formatting and other common concerns. This class is especially appropriate for office administrators responsible for monitoring and updating JHUniverse information. Classes are limited to enrollment of 12 individuals. Each class will be offered more than once, depending on demand. Tentatively scheduled for the last week in July, the exact dates and times of classes will be announced later this week and posted on JHUniverse under the Computing and Information Technology, Homewood Academic Computing and About JHUniverse menus. For information on Academic Computing classes, call Debbie Brown at 516-8096.
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