The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 19, 2003
May 19-26

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Dumpsters to Be Made Available -- Dumpsters will be available for JHU students with valid JHU identification to dispose of their household refuse during move-out. Be considerate of our neighbors, make life easier and use these receptacles.

The dumpsters will be marked with signage and will be located at 32nd and Hargrove Street, 30th Street and Hargrove Street on the southeast side, and 31st and Lovegrove Street at garages #3 and #4. Dumpsters are available through May 27 (except Sunday) and will be accessible from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 410-516-8495.

Electronic Thesis and Dissertations Pilot Project -- Graduate students in Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, SAIS and SPSBE who are finishing or have just finished the master's essay or doctoral dissertation are being sought for a pilot program.

Using Web-based software, students submit a PDF version of their essay or dissertation to a server along with title, abstract, keyword and committee information. Once the essay or dissertation has been approved by the Graduate Board, it will be made available for electronic browsing or searching via a federated database of ETDs and via search engines. The software allows users to specify the degree of availability for all or different parts of their essay or dissertation. ETDs offer greater availability of graduate research for scholars worldwide, the ability to use multimedia and hypermedia to create a richer presentation medium, lower costs of submission and handling and reduced storage space requirements by using electronic preservation.

For more information, contact Keith Kaneda at or Lee Watkins at; or visit the project home page at

Stem Cell Research Meeting -- The first meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, jointly sponsored by the School of Medicine, is slated for June 8 to 11 in Washington, D.C.

Formed as a venue for the exchange of ideas among investigators working on stem cells in different organ systems and models, the ISSCR also seeks to provide information to the public and granting agencies about the biology and potential use of stem cells. The society also fosters discussion of the ethical concerns of stem cell use. For details, go to

Health Classes for Faculty and Staff -- The Office of Benefits Administration, in conjunction with Occupational Health Services, is offering the following classes. To register, call 410-516-0450.

Seated massage on the Homewood and Eastern campuses; $10 for 15 minutes.

Muscle toning and conditioning class, 12:15 to 1 p.m., Tuesday and/or Thursday at Homewood. The 10-week class begins May 20; $25/$45 (once/twice a week).

Weight Watchers at Work from noon to 12:45 p.m. for 14 Tuesdays beginning May 27; $148.

Center for a Livable Future Request for Proposals -- The Center for a Livable Future's Innovation Grants support interdisciplinary study and collaborative projects by JHU faculty, fellows and graduate students. Eight to 10 awards of $10,000 to $20,000 are available this year for one-year of funding support. Preference will be given to first-time applicants. Applications are due this year by July 15, and funding will begin on Sept. 15. For more information, contact Kelly Hoban Green at 410-502-7578 or by e-mail to