The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 27, 1999
Sep. 27-
Oct. 4

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Graduate Student Fellowships -- Applications are invited from graduate students who want to participate in the Seminar in Italian Studies at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman, Florence, in the spring 2000 semester.

The Seminar in Italian Studies is a work-in-progress seminar for all scholars conducting research in Italy. This year, Charles Dempsey will convene the seminar.

Students from all departments in the humanities are invited 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, and are expected to remain until the end of June. Students will receive a fellowship and a travel allowance, but tuition is not covered.

Eligible students should apply to Elizabeth Cropper, in care of the Villa Spelman office, 268 Mergenthaler Hall, by Monday, Oct. 18. A one-page statement from the student describing the subject of his/her research, together 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.

Student Funding Available -- Two programs are available through the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant Program supports valuable volunteer experiences for students and fosters good relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. The program supports students who design their own service projects or create ventures within existing volunteer organizations. Projects receiving academic credit are not eligible.

The Student Services Funding Program promotes the student experience at Johns Hopkins by providing funding to student groups for campus events, programs and activities that benefit and involve students from all university divisions. Both programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications are available at divisional alumni offices, the Office of Volunteer Services in Levering Hall, the Office of Alumni Relations at 3211 N. Charles Street or online at Applications for spring 2000 grants are due Dec. 1. For more information, call Rebecca Barnes at 410-516-0363.

Research Opportunities -- Undergraduates who are looking for an opportunity to gain lab experience, or who want to do research while earning credit or pay, should visit the "Undergraduate Research Opportunities" link on the Arts and Sciences Web page:

The Web page is updated often. For additional information, send e-mail to

Fitness and Recreation -- The Denton Cooley Recreation Center is offering pre- or postnatal exercise classes, yoga classes and group exercise classes to Hopkins students, faculty and staff.

For more information, call the Cooley Recreation and Fitness Center at 410-955-2513.

Investment Capital Cup Challenge -- The MBA Association is inviting Johns Hopkins students to represent themselves and the university in a stock market investment simulation game. The school with the highest average performance from its top 10 players will receive the CMC Investment Capital Cup trophy. Participants could also win a grand cash prize of $250, runner-up cash prizes of $50 or an all-day "insider's tour" of NASDAQ-AMEX in New York City, among other prizes. The competition ends Friday, Dec. 3.

E-mail the MBA Association at for a registration account number or visit the MBA Association homepage at for more information.

Registration is $16 per participant.