Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 31, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 31, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 20



Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards

In an effort to encourage undergraduates to engage in research activity, the Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards program was initiated in 1993. The program was founded on the belief that involvement in research not only enhances a student's learning experience but helps develop important skills in proposal writing, obtaining research funding, carrying out a project and reporting the results.

Hundreds of students have since participated in projects embracing topics as diverse as archaeology, art history, gene development and techno-pop music.

The research is performed in either the summer or the fall, and any freshman, sophomore or junior in Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing or Peabody is eligible to apply for the awards, which are granted in amounts of up to $3,000 with the option of conducting the research for academic credit. The Hodson Trust has donated funding for this program.

Applications for summer proposals are due by noon on March 4, and for fall by noon on April 1, in the office of Theodore O. Poehler, vice provost for research, 276 Garland, Homewood campus. For more details, go to or call 410-516-8671.


B & O Railroad Museum Discount Tickets

The Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs has discount tickets available to the B&O Railroad Museum for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students and retirees. Adult and senior tickets cost $8 per person.

The museum reopened in November 2004, having been closed for 21 months for renovations and repairs of damages caused by the February 2003 blizzard. Visitors will find free on-site parking, a new museum store, free train rides, an extensive collection of locomotives and rolling stock on a 40-acre property, a 60-foot "HO" train layout operating inside a vintage railroad passenger coach, new outdoor exhibition train platforms, and an expanded exhibit gallery featuring historic railroad models, railroad china and silver, and railroad clocks and pocket watches.

Tickets may be purchased through Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs by calling 410-516-6060.


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