The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 6, 2000
Mar. 6-12

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition


Chinese Dialect-Speakers -- The Office of Patient Relations at Bayview is looking for a Chinese-speaking individual whose dialect is Fukienese to assist an inpatient at Bayview. The Fukienese dialect is close to Taiwanese. To volunteer, contact Josephine Coppola at or at 410-550-0626.

McKusick Lecture -- Victor McKusick, professor of medical genetics, will give a talk titled "Genomic Medicine in the 21st Century," on Fri., March 17, at 4:15 p.m. in the Tilghman Room, Turner Building, in East Baltimore.

Occupational Health Services Classes -- The Department of Occupational Health Services is offering classes in yoga, muscle conditioning and toning as well as seated massage for JHU faculty and staff. Yoga will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings on the Homewood campus, beginning March 13. The cost is $25 and $45.

Exercise classes focusing on muscle conditioning and toning are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Levering Union at Homewood. The classes will begin Tues., March 21, and the cost is $20 and $40.

Occupational Health Services is also offering seated massages. Faculty and staff can receive a 15-minute seated massage from a certified massage therapist for a reasonable fee.

For more information, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.

Fitness and Recreation -- Several fitness and recreation activities are currently available at the Cooley Sports and Fitness Center.

A special four-hour self-defense training class is being offered. The High Impact Tactical Strike self-defense is designed to teach people how to identify an attacker and defend themselves in 10 common life-threatening situations. Class size is limited. The fee is $45 for Cooley Center members and $55 for nonmembers.

Classes in aikido, yoga, tae kwon-do and aerobics are also available.

For more information about any of the above programs, call the Cooley Center at 410-955-2513.

Hurt and Used Book Solicitation -- The Johns Hopkins University Press staff development fund is currently accepting donaions of used and unwanted books for its Hurt and Used Book Sale, scheduled for April 25 and 26. The fund wants both hardbound and paperback books, fiction or nonfiction.

Books can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 2715 N. Charles St. The last day for donations is April 21.

Proceeds of the book sale benefit the staff development fund, which underwrites professional development for Hopkins Press employees. All donations are tax-deductible.

For more information about the Hurt and Used Book Solicitation, call 410-516-6900.

Student Funding -- Two programs are available through the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant Program supports volunteer experiences for students as well as good relationships between the university and the surrounding communities. The program supports students who design their own service projects or create ventures within existing 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 programs, events and activities that benefit and involve students from all divisions of the university.

Both programs are open to Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are available at divisional alumni offices, the Office of Volunteer Services in Levering Hall on the Homewood campus and the Office of Alumni Relations, at 3211 North Charles St.

Applications are also available online at Applications for summer (community service program only) and fall 2000 funding are due April 15.

For more information, contact Rebecca Barnes at 410-516-0363 or

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 website at, or mailed to the CAAT grants coordinator, Suite 840, 111 Market Place, Baltimore, Md. 21202-6709.

Only abstracts using the appropriate form will be reviewed.

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 and School of Medicine.

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 410-516-8671. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 10. The deadline for fall semester proposals is April 7.

Summer Study Options -- University employees and their families can take courses in two summer terms, May 30 through June 30 and July 3 through Aug. 4. Undergraduate credit courses in 30 disciplines, a precollege program for high school students and intensive English language classes are available in morning, afternoon, midafternoon and evening sessions.

Employees who take Arts and Sciences and Engineering summer courses receive 100 percent tuition remission. Children and spouses receive 50 percent tuition remission. Catalogs are available on the Web at, or from the Office of Summer Programs, 102 Macaulay, Homewood; by phone at 410-516-4548; or by e-mail at

For more information on tuition remission, call 410-516-6800.