The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 27, 2000
Mar. 27-
Apr. 3

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition


Living in America -- The International Society of JHMI will host "Crossing the Borders," a monthly lunchtime discussion group intended to provide international affiliates an opportunity to learn more about American culture and also to discuss the confusion, difficulty and loneliness of living in America.

The first session will take place Thurs., April 6, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., in the Reed Hall Library. Interested individuals may bring a bag lunch; dessert and coffee or tea will be provided. For more information, call 410-955-3370 or e-mail

Tissue Typing Drive -- "Type for Life," co-sponsored by the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health and the National Marrow Donor Program, is the first student-run tissue typing drive.

The National Marrow Donor Program maintains a registry to match patients and volunteers with compatible tissue types. Minority volunteers are especially needed to help diversify the registry.

Getting typed requires only a small blood draw and should take only 5 to 10 minutes. Interested individuals can get typed at one of the following locations on the indicated dates:

School of Public Health,
April 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Anna Baetjer Room

School of Nursing,
April 10, 2 to 5 p.m., Carpenter Room
April 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 9

JHH Children's Zoo,
April 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

School of Medicine,
April 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 113/114
Preclinical Teaching Building

For more information about "Type for Life," contact Anne Reis (SOM), 410-532-8828; Sallie Permar (Public Health), 410-955-3726; or Jennifer Annibale (SON), 410-732-7516.

Hurt and Used Book Solicitation -- The Johns Hopkins University Press staff development fund is currently accepting donations 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.

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

Student Funding Available -- Two programs are available through the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association.

The Community Service Grant Program supports valuable volunteer experiences for students. It supports students who design their own volunteer service projects or create ventures within existing organizations, while fostering good relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. Projects receiving academic credit are not eligible.

The Student Services Funding Program promotes the student experience at 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 available to all Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications are available at divisional alumni offices, the offices of Volunteer Services in Levering Union on the Homewood campus, and Alumni Relations at 3211 N. Charles St. Applications are also available online at

Applications for summer (community service only) and fall 2000 funding are due by April 15. For more information, contact Rebecca Barnes at 410-516-0363 or e-mail