The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 29, 1999
Nov. 29-Dec. 6

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Adopt-A-Family/Agency Holiday Program -- By participating in this program Johns Hopkins faculty and staff can help provide gifts, clothing and food to a family or agency in need. The program runs in conjunction with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and various nonprofit health and human welfare agencies. In 1998, members of the Hopkins community adopted 45 families and 14 agencies. For more information or to adopt a family or agency, call the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs at 410-516-6060 (113-6060 from Homewood or 6-113-6060 from East Baltimore).

Engineering Open House -- The Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science in the Whiting School of Engineering has scheduled an open house for Thursday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. Advisers will be available to discuss master's degree programs in computer science, electrical engineering, systems engineering and technical management, in addition to upper-level undergraduate courses leading to a bachelor of science in engineering science (offered through an agreement with Charles County Community College). The Southern Maryland Higher Education Center is located at 44219 Airport Road, Wildewood Technology Park, California, Md.

A second open house is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 6, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, Md.

Participants can learn more about over 13 engineering disciplines, including environmental engineering, information technology and biomedicine with a new concentration in bioinformatics, as well as about a new bachelor's degree in engineering science. Advisers will be on hand.

For information about both open houses, those interested can call 410-516-8728 or 1-800-JHU-ENGR, e-mail or visit

Travel Fellowships -- The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures 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. Applicants must submit a CV, a description of their project and a letter of support by a Hopkins faculty member familiar with their work. Applicants should also demonstrate that the successful completion of their projects will require the use of Italian literary sources.

Submit applications to the Charles S. Singleton Travel Graduate Fellowship Program, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21218. Applications must be received by Dec. 15.

Marketing Education Scholarship -- The Baltimore chapter of the American Marketing Association is accepting applications from eligible undergraduates for its $2,000 marketing education merit scholarship award.

To be eligible students must be attending an accredited Maryland college or university on a full-time basis, pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing or a related course of study, and have sufficient credits to qualify as a junior or senior as of September 2000. Selection of the recipient is based on judging the application, which covers academic achievements, leadership accomplishments and career plan preparation. The $2,000 award, disbursed through the financial aid office of the student's school, may be used for payment of tuition, books or other school supplies. Applications and eligibility requirements are available at The deadline for applying is Nov. 30.

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.