The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 24, 2000
Jan. 24-31

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition


Homewood Blood Drive -- The next blood drive on the Homewood campus will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 11 in the Glass Pavilion. To schedule an appointment, call 410-516-0138.

NASA Summer Space Academy -- The Maryland Space Grant Consortium is accepting applications for the NASA Summer Space Academy at Goddard Space Flight Center, for the period June 5 through Aug. 11. Summer academies will also be conducted in aeronautics, from May 29 through Aug. 18, at Dryden Flight Research Center, and in astrobiology, from June 12 to Aug. 18, at Ames.

Eligible students should be enrolled as a junior, senior or an early-level graduate student as of May 29, 1999; maintain a minimum "B" average; major in engineering, science (physics, chemistry or biology), math, computer science or other areas of interest to the space program; be U.S. citizens or permanent residents as of May 29.

The goal of the academy is to provide insight into the elements that make NASA missions possible. A student is assigned to one of the best researchers at Goddard, allowing him or her to contribute toward a NASA mission. Each student is handpicked by a series of gates, panels and interviews. The match between student (research associate) and researcher (principal investigator) is done by mutual selection.

About 40 percent of the working time and most of the social time of the students at the academy are spent as a group or team in plenary sessions. The time is devoted to the exchange of ideas, as well as forays into prioritizing, planning and executing space missions. The other 60 percent of the working time is spent in the laboratory of the selected principal investigator working on the technical project.

At Dryden, students work with engineers and scientists to explore flight, turn ideas into reality and make discoveries used in the design of future aircraft.

At Ames, students are exposed to the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and destiny of life in the universe.

The complete academy application is available on the Internet at http://www.

Completed applications must be delivered to the Maryland Space Grant Consortium office, 203 Bloomberg, by Friday, Jan. 28.

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities -- Johns Hopkins Home Hospice is a nonprofit home hospice program serving patients in Maryland. The hospice provides support to patients and families during end stages of a terminal illness.

The hospice is currently seeking volunteers to work in a variety of capacities, including direct patient service, bereavement care and administrative/office support. Volunteer training is provided. The next volunteer training and orientation program will begin in late January or early February.

For more information, contact Jean McHale at 410-288-4692.

Genealogy Workshops -- The JHU Black Faculty and Staff Association is presenting two workshops on genealogy research. The "How to Begin Tracing Your Family Tree" workshops are scheduled for Feb. 8 and Feb. 10, at the East Baltimore campus.

For information or to register for the workshops, call Martha Jackson at 410-516-4677.

Animal Testing Alternatives -- The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is soliciting projects focusing on investigating and developing alternative methods to the use of whole animals for safety/hazard evaluation, risk assessment and efficacy. In vitro approaches to evaluate cellular and target organ toxicity are encouraged. CAAT does not fund projects relating to carcinogenicity or mutagenicity.

The deadline for applications is March 15. Preproposal forms may be submitted online through the CAAT Web site at, or mailed to the CAAT grants coordinator, Suite 40, 111 Market Place, Baltimore, Md. 21202-6709.

No other materials are required at this stage of the application process. Only abstracts using the appropriate form will be reviewed. Applicants whose work is appropriate to the goals of CAAT will be invited to submit a complete grant application package. Responses will be forwarded by e-mail or U.S. mail.

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 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.

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 information are available in 224 Mergenthaler and at http://www.

"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 send 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.