The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 5, 2001
Feb 5-12

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Evergreen House Offers Training Program -- Evergreen House is offering a five-week training program for volunteers interested in becoming guides. The university's historic property showcases a unique synthesis of Victorian, Neoclassical and Art Deco interior design; a private theater; and impressive collections of Japanese and Chinese art, post-Impressionist paintings, rare books, Tiffany glass and Dutch and Italian furniture.

In addition to giving tours, guides have the opportunity to travel to other historic homes and participate in special events.

Training sessions will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from Feb. 27 through April 3. For more information, contact Cindy Kelly at 410-516-0341.

Counseling Center Support Groups -- A support group for graduate women from Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Peabody and the School of Nursing will meet Friday afternoons. The group provides an opportunity for women from various departments to share perspectives, discuss struggles of graduate school and receive and offer support. For information, call Anita Sharma or Sara Maggitti at the Counseling Center, 410-516-8278.

The Counseling Center also offers a support group for any student who has experienced the loss of a close friend, parent, sibling or grandparent and would like to explore the impact of that loss. For information, contact Sara Maggitti or Rosa Kim at 410-516-8278.

Stop Smoking -- The Department of Occupational Health Services, in conjunction with Benefits Administration, is offering a "Stop Smoking" class from 1 to 2 p.m., on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning Feb. 14. A $10 fee for the class will be refunded after completing the course. For information, call 410-516-0450.

Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship -- The 2001 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program 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 of their choice. 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 a lab sponsor; letter of recommendation from a faculty member; transcript; and statement of purpose and proposal--by 5 p.m., Feb. 26.

Additional information and applications are available in the Office of the Dean, 237 Mergenthaler on the Homewood campus, or by logging on to

Post-baccalaureate Premed Program -- The university is offering a new post-baccalaureate premedical program through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The 14-month program gives college graduates the opportunity to take the required science courses for admission to medical school.

Anyone who wishes to attend medical school but does not have the requisite courses can find information about the program on the Web site or by e-mailing The application deadline is April 1.

Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 2001 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 410-516-0146. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 9 and by April 6 for fall semester proposals.