The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 2, 2000
Oct 2-9

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Career Workshop -- "The First Step: Discovering Careers That Fit" is the title of a three-session interactive workshop designed to help identify career options by clarifying interests, strengths, skills and work values.

The workshops will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5, 12 and 19, and on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8 and 15.

For more information, call Alicia Clarke, Bill Bercaw or Rosa Kim at the Counseling Center, 410-516-8278.

Graduate Student Fellowships at Villa Spelman -- Applications are invited from graduate students who want to participate in the Seminar in Italian Studies at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman, Florence, Italy, in the spring 2001 semester.

The Seminar in Italian Studies is a work-in-progress seminar for all scholars conducting research in Italy. This year Walter Stephens of the Department of Romance Languages will convene the seminar, and students from all departments in the humanities are welcome to apply, provided they can demonstrate a need to spend a period of residence in Italy for successful completion of the Ph.D. They should also have completed all requirements except for the dissertation by the time they arrive in Florence in January. They are expected to remain until the end of June. Students will receive a fellowship and a travel allowance, but tuition is not covered.

Eligible students should apply to Elizabeth Cropper in care of the Villa Spelman office, 268 Mergenthaler, by Mon., Oct. 16. A one-page statement from the student describing the subject of his or her research, together with a brief letter of recommendation from the student's supervisor testifying to the completion, or plans for completion, of other requirements should also be included. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities -- Johns Hopkins Home Hospice is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are needed for direct patient services, bereavement care and administrative/office support. Training is provided.

The next training and orientation program will begin in October. For more information, call Jean McHale, volunteer coordinator, at 410-288-4692.

CPR Classes -- "Heart Saver" CPR classes are being offered to JHU faculty and staff. The classes will be held once a month beginning in November, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., on the Homewood campus. Class sizes are limited.

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

Student Funding Programs -- Two programs are available through the Alumni Association. Both are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all divisions.

The Community Service Grant Program was established to support valuable volunteer experiences for Hopkins students and to foster positive relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. The program supports students who create their own community service projects or design their own ventures within existing volunteer organizations. Past projects have included Teach Baltimore and Hands to the Homeless.

The Student Services Grant Program promotes the student experience at Hopkins by providing funding to student groups or programs and by supporting campus events, activities and programs that benefit and involve students from all university divisions.

Applications are available at divisional alumni relations offices, the Steinwald Alumni House, 3211 N. Charles St., or online at

Applications for spring funding are due Dec. 1. For more information and for applications, call Dave Sowers in the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-6730.

Hazard Communication Training -- 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 Office of Health, Safety and Environment offers these training programs to educate Hopkins personnel about maintaining safe work environments. Two 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.

The following are scheduled dates for the hazard communication and bloodborne pathogen safety training programs: 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 Health, Safety and Environment at 410-516-8798.

Stop Smoking -- A four-week "Stop Smoking" class will be held beginning Oct. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. on the Homewood campus. A $10 fee will be refunded after completion of the course.

For more information on these classes, or to register, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.

Recycle Toner Cartridges -- Used laser printer toner cartridges can be turned into dollars for the United Way of Central Maryland. For every recycled cartridge, Galam Computer Supplies will make a donation to the JHU United Way campaign.

Used cartridges should be boxed and sent via campus mail to either Pat Moran, Room 9, Merryman Hall Basement, Homewood campus; or Diane Mungo, Room B031, School of Public Health Basement, JHMI campus. For more information, call Eden Blum at 410 516-0345.