The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 1, 1999
Nov. 1-8

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Intersession Instructors -- Instructors are needed for the January 2000 Intersession minicourses. Prospective instructors must have a practical knowledge of their subject and experience teaching it.

Classes offered include but are not limited to art, music and dance. Interested individuals should call 410-516-8209 by Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Open House on the Web -- The School of Public Health is offering an Internet open house from Nov. 8 to 19, to provide information about the school's programs. Videos and a chat room will be available.

For information, visit, send e-mail to or call the Office of Admissions at 410-955-3543.

Funding for Pilot Projects -- The NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health announces the availability of funding of up to $15,000 for pilot projects conducted during the period of April 1, 2000, through March 31, 2001. The funding is intended to stimulate new lines of research on such topics as health impact of hazardous environmental exposures on populations of low socioeconomic status; early biological effects of environmental agents in urban populations; and community outreach and environmental health education.

The deadline for submission is Dec. 15, 1999. Application guidelines are available in 1102 SPH, by e-mail at or by calling 410-955-3720.

Flu Vaccines -- The Student Health and Wellness Center is offering the 1999-2000 influenza virus vaccine to students in the high-risk category for flu and who wish to reduce their risk. To schedule an appointment for the current vaccine, call 410-516-8270.

Forum on Falun Dafa -- Practitioners of Falun Dafa have organized an informational and instructional forum to allow the Hopkins community to learn more about this Buddhist discipline.

The forum is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Garrett Room of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. The first hour will be a free teaching period of five Falun Dafa exercises; the second hour will be a question-and-answer session and a poster session; the third hour will be comprised of free instruction of Falun Dafa exercises.

For information, call Mr. Tsai at 410-296-4767; or Mr. Shang, at 410-516-7153.

Yoga and Muscle Toning -- Occupational Health Services, along with the Office of Benefits Administration, will offer yoga classes to Hopkins faculty and staff on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings on the Homewood campus. The cost for the six-week session, which begins on Nov. 8, will be $20 (for one evening) and $40 for two evenings.

In addition, classes in muscle conditioning and toning will begin the week of Nov. 8. This six-week session will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on the Homewood campus. The cost will be $15 and $20. For more information or to register for either of these classes, call 410-516-0450.

Fall Programs at Cooley Center -- The Cooley Center is offering fall programs in hatha yoga, self-defense/tae kwon do and Latin dance, in addition to forming a volleyball league. For information, call 410-955-2513.