The Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 14, 2000
Aug 14-28

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Hopkins Night at Camden Yards -- Join friends and colleagues for an evening of fun at the ballpark as the Orioles take on the Seattle Mariners, Sept. 15, 16 and 17. A limited number of tickets are available.

To reserve tickets, call Eden Blum at 410-516-6060.

Runners Wanted -- This year's Maryland Race for the Cure is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Inner Harbor's Rash Field, and organizers of the Johns Hopkins team are hoping once again to have the largest number of participants.

Monies raised from the race, which is sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, provide free mammogram screening for underserved women, patient education, clinical research and survivorship programs for women in Maryland.

To join the Hopkins team, contact Lillie Shockney at 410-614-2853 by Sept. 10.

Open Office Hours Cancellation -- The Homewood and East Baltimore open office hours for Audrey Smith, vice president for human resources, will be canceled for the month of August. Thereafter, the open office hours will be held monthly on the second Thursday for Homewood and second Tuesday for East Baltimore, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Hazard Communication Training -- The Office of Health, Safety and Environment offers training programs to educate Hopkins personnel about maintaining safe work environments. Two of these programs are offered on a routine basis on the Homewood campus.

Hazard communication training helps employees find information associated with any material in their workplace. The training is required by federal and state law for all employees on a onetime basis. Employees hired in 1998, 1999 and 2000 received the training if they attended new employee orientation. All other employees should attend one of the hazard communication training sessions, scheduled to take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Arellano Theater in Levering Union.

JHU employees who handle or are exposed to materials containing blood or body fluids as part of their normally assigned duties must attend a bloodborne pathogen training session once a year. This training is also mandated by federal and state law and Johns Hopkins University policy. The training is offered on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in Arellano Theater in Levering Union.

The following are scheduled dates for the hazard communication and bloodborne pathogen safety training programs: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, and in 2001, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9.

For more information, call the Office of Safety and Environment at 410-516-8798.

Latin American Folkloric Group -- The Latin American Folkloric Group is currently looking for new members willing to share Latino culture with others through dance, music and poetry performances. The group meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 317 S. Broadway. Everyone is welcome.

Workshops and Elective Courses at Homewood -- The Part-Time Graduate Program in Writing is offering a full range of workshops and elective courses at Homewood this fall and spring.

All Homewood courses are held in the evenings. Admission to the program or to select courses is based on a competitive evaluation of writing samples and other materials. Most Hopkins employees will be able to use tuition remission for the program.

For more information about the Part-Time Graduate Programs, call 410-516-6057 or check our web site at E-mails can be sent to