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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 4, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 20
In Brief


Immunizations, prescriptions available for international travel

Members of the Johns Hopkins community who are planning international travel in 2008 — whether for business, educational, research, clinical or tourism purposes — are encouraged to contact Johns Hopkins Travel Medicine Consultations and Immunization Service to schedule an appointment for preventive information, immunizations and necessary prescriptions.

Yellow fever vaccine is required for certain countries in Africa and South America and is currently not available in single dose; it is therefore important to contact the office in advance of travel to schedule a time when group yellow fever vaccines will be given.

The office is located at 7060 JHOC, 601 N. Caroline St., East Baltimore campus. The phone number is 410-955-8931.


Complimentary lax tickets for faculty, staff at Athletic Center

Tickets for the Blue Jays 2008 men's lacrosse season are now available. To receive two complimentary season passes, faculty and staff members should bring a valid university ID to the main office in Homewood's Athletic Center between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Each faculty/staff member is responsible for picking up his or her own set of tickets; one person will no longer be able to pick up tickets for multiple faculty/staff members. All full-time students get free admission and must present a valid university ID to pick up their ticket prior to each game. Tickets will be available either in the Athletic Center main office, beginning the Monday before each home game, or on game day in the Athletic Center lobby, starting an hour and a half prior to face-off.

The season kicks off at noon on Saturday, Feb. 23, when the Blue Jays host Albany. Gates to Homewood Field will open 90 minutes earlier.


Arts Innovation Grants available for Homewood faculty, students

The Arts Innovation Grants Program has announced that grants are now available for Homewood faculty and students.

The initiative is designed to help faculty develop undergraduate interdisciplinary courses — across departments, divisions or institutions — that create new educational opportunities in the arts for Homewood students, and to help undergraduates create new co-curricular activities in the arts or significantly increase the impact of existing ones within both the university and Baltimore communities.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Thursday, Feb. 28.

For more information, go to grants.html.


Archaeologists bring Egyptian excavation to the Web

Egyptologist Betsy Bryan and her team are again sharing their work with the world through an online diary: a digital window into the day-to-day life on an archaeological expedition. This month, visitors to Hopkins in Egypt Today at will be able to peruse photos of the Johns Hopkins group working for their 13th year in Luxor. Bryan, the Alexander Badawy Professor in Egyptian Art and Archaeology in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, will continue to explore the Egyptian New Kingdom (1567 to 1085 B.C.E.), considered "the golden age" of temple building in Egypt.

According to Bryan, today's Luxor is rich in discoveries from the New Kingdom. This is the eighth year that Bryan and her crew will be working at the temple of the goddess Mut. In years past, their finds have included food processing and industrial installations such as bakeries and granaries and, in 2006, the remarkable discovery of a statue of Queen Tiye, now housed in the Cairo Museum.

The goal of the Hopkins in Egypt Today Web site is to educate visitors by exposing them to the elements of an archaeological work in progress. University photographer Jay VanRennselaer will capture images of the team as they work. The Web site's daily photos and detailed captions emphasize not only discoveries but also the teamwork among Bryan, her colleagues and their gufti, the local crew members who are trained in archaeology.

The Web site typically garners more than 50,000 hits every winter when the dig is taking place.


Safety and Security offering Rape Aggression Defense course

The Safety and Security Office at Homewood is offering a free 12-hour course for women called Rape Aggression Defense. The RAD system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques and is not a martial arts program; no prior training or knowledge is required.

Four classes are scheduled in three-hour blocks, beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in suite 3 of Shriver Hall. To register or for more information, contact Lt. Bruce C. Miller at or 410-516-4671.


Athletics and Recreation Dept. announces one-day fire sale

For seven hours on Wednesday, Feb. 6, a variety of Blue Jay and Johns Hopkins athletics gear and uniforms from many sports — and from many decades — will be "priced to sell."

The Athletics and Recreation Department's one-day-only fire sale will be held from noon to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Homewood campus's Athletic Center.

For more information, contact


Framework Program in Global Health award winners announced

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health has announced its most recent Framework Program in Global Health award winners. Eleven students were selected to receive the fall 2007 awards, which range in value from $3,000 to $5,000. The objective of the program is to enhance the recruitment of students into global health research and practice careers by providing them the means to work with faculty mentors and to travel overseas to gain valuable experience. All students submitted a research project proposal based in an international location to be considered for the award.

Consistent with the program's goal to support students in a wide range of disciplines necessary to respond to today's global health challenges, this group of awardees features students pursuing degrees in a variety of fields. The winners and their research locations are as follows:

School of Medicine: Joseph Crompton, MD candidate, Brazil.

School of Nursing: Amy Goh, bachelor's candidate, South Africa.

Bloomberg School of Public Health: Jennifer Armistead, MPH candidate, Zambia; Emily Ciccone, MHS candidate, Uganda; Colleen Hanrahan, PhD candidate, South Africa; Luxme Hariharam, MPH candidate, Niger; Lynn Huynh, DrPH candidate, Vietnam; Jennifer Leigh, MPH candidate, Jordan; Corrine Mazzeo, MHS candidate, South Africa; Kent Stevens, MPH candidate, Bangladesh; and Katherine Vassos, PhD candidate, Namibia.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health is joined in its support for the program by the National Institutes of Health's John E. Fogarty International Center. For students interested in applying for an award, the next deadline is April 1.

More information on the program can be found at index.html.


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