Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 6, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 6, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 10



Adopt-a-Family Program

The Adopt-a-Family Program, organized by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, helps families in need with gifts, clothing and food that they otherwise could not afford. Families are identified by local human services agencies or by any agency a donor chooses.

Details on the specific needs of families and agencies will be provided to interested faculty members, staff, students or departments. The deadline to sign up is Dec. 8. For more information, go to or contact Matt Smith at or 410-516-0345.


Turkeys for Families in Need

Support the Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey Program at Johns Hopkins by purchasing a Butterball turkey gift certificate for a family in need. The certificates are forwarded directly to agency-identified families to help them purchase a turkey. The cost is $15, payable by check or money order made out to JHU Butterball.

Contributions for Thanksgiving must be received by Nov. 16 in the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, 631-N, Wyman Park Building, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-2693. Contributions received after Nov. 16 and before Dec. 15 will be used for families in need for the December holidays.

To learn more about the program, which honors the legacy of a former employee, go to or contact Matt Smith at or 410-516-0345.


A&S Summer Internship

The Minority Global Health Disparities Research Program, known as MHIRT, offers a summer internship for one undergraduate in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences for up to three months (June to August).

Information on possible locations and fields of research, along with application materials, is available in 237 Mergenthaler Hall and online at

The completed application and two recommendation forms must be turned in by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to Ami Cox, 237 Mergenthaler Hall.


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