The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 9, 2000
Oct 9-16

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Pilot Project Applications -- The Johns Hopkins NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health is now accepting pilot project applications.

Projects will be funded for up to $15,000 for the period beginning April 1, 2001, to March 31, 2002. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 18, 2000.

Marketing Education Scholarship Award -- The Baltimore Chapter of the American Marketing Association is accepting applications from eligible undergraduate students for its annual marketing education merit scholarship award, worth $2,000. This merit scholarship seeks to contribute to the educational development of a motivated student in the general field of marketing.

To be eligible, students must be attending an accredited Maryland college or university on a full-time basis, pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing or a related course of study, and have sufficient credits to qualify them as a junior/senior as of September 2001, when the award will be disbursed.

Applications, along with eligibility requirements, are available via e-mail by contacting Elizabeth Carp at The deadline for applying is Nov. 30.

Intern/Volunteer Opportunities in the Arts -- The Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture and Baltimore's Festival of the Arts Inc., a nonprofit organization, are seeking interns/volunteers to assist with its programs, including the ARTSCAPE festival, Bright StARTS Workshops for Children and the City Mural Project. Opportunities exist in the fields of arts coordination, arts education, development and public relations. Specific responsibilities and time commitments vary by position. There will be ongoing opportunities available October through August.

Send resume and cover letter including areas of interests, such as fund-raising, public relations, jurying and installation process, family and children programming, physical arrangements, as well as anticipated goals for internship, such as course credit, experience and introduction to nonprofits.

Send correspondence to MACAC/BFAI, 21 S. Eutaw St., Baltimore, Md. 21201; fax to 410-727-4840; or e-mail The contact person is Kim Krzyzewski.

Request for Proposals in Statistics Research -- The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to support research projects in statistics, probability and stochastic processes.

Hopkins faculty and students are eligible to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a member of the faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Items funded might include, but are not limited to, travel to research conferences and workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds for grants proposals, short-term visits of collaborators to Hopkins, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research assistants and seed money for new research. Most grants will be smaller than $5,000.

Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than three single-sided pages, provide itemized expense estimates and be signed by each investigator. Proposals may be submitted to the committee chair, John C. Wierman of Mathematical Sciences, 104 Whitehead Hall on the Homewood campus, at any time.

Flu Vaccines -- Flu vaccines will be offered free to faculty and staff of the Homewood campus during the week of Oct. 24, in the Great Hall at Levering. The schedule is as follows:

  • Tues., Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Wed., Oct. 25, 7 to 10 a.m.
  • Thurs., Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Fri., Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to noon (Garrett Room, Milton S. Eisenhower Library)
  • Mon., Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Vaccines will also be administered on the above dates in the office of Occupational Health Services, W-601 Wyman Park Bldg., from 2 to 4 p.m. Flu vaccines will also be offered on the East Baltimore campus. For times and location, call 410-955-6211.

    For more information, call 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.

    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 and Literatures 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.

    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.