Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 26, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 26, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 32



SOM Graduate Student Social Events

During National Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 26-30, the Graduate Student Association of the School of Medicine will hold a number of social events, including a free movie night, free lunches and coffee/ice cream hours.

The featured event of the week is the Unibroue French Canadian Beer Tasting Party — "From Montreal with Love!"

The event will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, April 29, at Kiss Cafe, 2400 Boston St., in Fell's Point. Live jazz, beer made by Unibroue microbrewery in Montreal and educational presentations on beer making, beer drinking and beer culture will contribute to the evening's festivities.

Transportation is available between Kiss Cafe and the East Baltimore and Homewood campuses. 443-392-4224.


International Society Needs Tutors

The JHMI International Society is in need of English (ESL) tutors, as well as individuals who would like to assist the JHIS coordinator with planning and implementing events and activities for the JHU international community.

For more information or to apply, contact Erin McAlister at 410-955-3370 or at


Meeting and Reception Sites

Event planners and schedulers from throughout Johns Hopkins are invited to an information session about the wide range of spaces and services available to them for meetings and receptions. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, at the university's Mt. Washington Conference Center, located at 5801 Smith Ave.

Representatives will be on hand from the university's Historic Houses, Evergreen and Homewood; Office of Conference Services; the School of Medicine's Office of Continuing Medical Education; and the Mt. Washington Conference Center and Aramark's business partners Activities Inc. and the Inn at the Colonnade. Attendees will be able to tour the conference center, network and enjoy a food and wine tasting.

To attend, contact Joann Willats at 410-516-0341 or by Tuesday, May 4.


Women, Gender and Sexuality Summer Research Grants

Applications are invited for summer grants to support research on topics related to women, gender and sexuality.

Applicants should submit a two- or three-page proposal and one letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor. A budget statement of research funding needs should also be included. Undergraduate applicants may receive up to a maximum of $1,000, and graduate applicants a maximum of $1,500. Applications should be addressed to Ruby Lal, associate director of the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, 106 Greenhouse, Homewood campus. Applications are due by April 30.

Guidelines for the preparation of a summer research grant proposal are available in the Greenhouse. For more information, contact Ruby Lal, 410-516-5482 or, or Terri Dannettel, program administrator, 410-516-6166.


Telethon Volunteers Needed

The 21st annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center is scheduled to air on ABC's WMAR-TV from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 6. Anchors Mary Beth Marsden, Brian Wood and Denise Dory will once again serve as hosts, interviewing patient families, physicians, staff and corporate sponsors. Since its inception in 1984, the telethon has raised more than $32.9 million through corporate sponsors and community support. Volunteers are still needed.

For more information, call Paula Shell, 410-516-4517.


Golf Tournament Volunteers Needed

The Constellation Energy Classic returns this fall at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley, Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. Volunteers can join golf legends Tom Watson, Larry Nelson and Peter Jacobson while helping the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.

The center is a unique collaboration of scientists worldwide, working aggressively to develop new treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Other charities benefiting from the event include the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Living Classrooms Foundation and Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Hopkins is recruiting people to act as marshals for the event. These positions place volunteers inside the ropes with the players and are critical to the success of the tournament. Contact Mike Renwick at or 410-516-4419 for an application. (Give JHU as your affiliation.)

To learn of other volunteer opportunities go to or contact Cameron Colyer at 410-234-6197.


ESL and Medical Spanish Registration

The deadlines to register for the English as a Second Language and Medical Spanish courses are May 3 for mail-ins; May 7 for fax or delivery and May 13 for in-person registration in Suite G1, Wyman Park Bldg.

For more information, visit either or


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