The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 3, 2000
Jan. 3-10

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Student Book Collecting Contest Deadline -- The deadline for entries in the fourth biannual Student Book Collecting Contest has been changed from Jan. 17 to Jan. 31. Any student enrolled in a degree program at Hopkins is eligible to enter the contest, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries.

To enter, a student must submit a bibliography of his or her book collection (25 to 50 books) and a statement of how and why the collection was assembled. Prizes will be given in undergraduate and graduate divisions.

For more details and guidelines for the contest, go to Milton's Web at, call Robin Rooks at 410-516-8327 or or visit the Milton S. Eisenhower Library for an entry form.

Grant/Endorsement Applications -- The Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000 is sponsoring endorsement and a seed/enrichment grant program to help colleges and universities develop activities related to the mission of reviewing the past, summarizing the present and envisioning the future. Students may apply for endorsement or small grants up to $500 for any activities related to credit-bearing courses, lectures, symposia, performances and other events. Applications for the Millennial Seminar Program are due by Feb. 29.

For more information, contact Steven David, associate dean for academic affairs, at 410-516-6056; Michael Field, liaison to the Maryland 2000 commission, at 410-516-8997; or Laraine Glidden at

Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 2000 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of grants to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing, and in the Peabody Conservatory.

The money may be used to pay the costs of the winner's research or creative projects. Winners may choose to receive up to $1,500 of the total award as a cash stipend or to receive academic credit for their work.

Applications are available from the office of Theodore Poehler, vice provost for research, at 275 Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, or by phone at 410-516-8072. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 10 and by April 7 for fall semester proposals.

Summer Research Fellowship Program -- The 2000 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University will award approximately 30 undergraduates in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering with $3,000 stipends. Fellows will conduct laboratory research for nine weeks during the summer with a Hopkins faculty member. There will also be opportunities to participate in seminars and social activities.

Each student should submit a completed application and supporting materials (letter of support from lab sponsor, letter of recommendation from a faculty member, transcript, statement of purpose and proposal) by 5 p.m., Feb. 14.

Applications and more information are available in 224 Mergenthaler and at

"Apples for the Students" Adopt-a-School Program -- Johns Hopkins University will participate in the 1999-2000 Adopt-a-School Program by supporting the Barclay Elementary School located near the Homewood campus.

Interested individuals can deposit white and red Giant receipts in the collection box located at Printing Services in Garland Hall basement, or mail them by campus mail to Eden Blum, 3rd floor, Evergreen House. Register tapes will be collected and forwarded to the Barclay School, which will redeem them for Apple and IBM computers, software, science and math equipment, books, sports equipment and more.

This year our goal is to collect receipts totaling $45,000. Receipts must be received no later than Feb. 19.

Interactive Workshop -- "The First Step: Discovering Careers That Fit" is a three-session workshop designed to help identify career options by clarifying interests, strengths, skills and work values for the participants. The workshop will be offered twice during intersession; the first session begins Wednesday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m. to noon. The second session begins Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Participants must get a brief orientation to the group in advance by visiting the Counseling Center in the west wing of Merryman Hall to get a description of the workshop from a counselor. Participants must also complete the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, available at the Counseling Center.

For more information, call Barbara Bear, Sara Maggitti or Marc Weinstein at 410-516-8278.

50 Percent Discount -- Members of the Hopkins community, their friends and families can receive a 50 percent discount on Health After 50. The Hopkins publication is only $14 for friends and family members of JHU employees. For more information, call 410-955-4255.

Heartfest -- Heartfest 2000, an evening of hearty-healthy dining and dancing to benefit the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center, will take place Saturday, Jan. 22, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at Martin's West. Harry Belafonte will be the celebrity guest.

Tickets for Heartfest 2000 are $75. For ticket information, call 410-653-9968.