Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 8, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 8, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 14



NIEHS Pilot Project Grants

The Johns Hopkins NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health is offering both individual pilot project grants of up to $25,000 and multi-investigator, interdisciplinary and translational grants of up to $50,000 for the period April 1, 2009, to March 31, 2010. These grants aim to stimulate new lines of research in such areas as environmental exposure and health assessment, molecular basis of environmental disease, public health intervention and prevention of environmental disease, and community outreach and environmental health education. The deadline for submission is Jan. 26. Submit pilot project proposals to Kay Castleberry at or Room E7527, Bloomberg School of Public Health.


2008 Electronic W-2 Forms

Members of the Johns Hopkins community can register to receive 2008 W-2 forms electronically.There are several advantages to receiving the forms this way. The W-2 will be available sooner than a printed copy; when the W-2 is available, a notification will be sent to the e- mail address you provide at the time you register; the W-2 can be printed from the Web and/or saved as a PDF file on a home computer; the form can be imported directly into tax software such as TurboTax; and a copy of the W-2 can be reprinted during the year, free of charge.

No action is required if you registered last year to receive your W-2 electronically. To register (or if your e-mail address has changed since last year, or to check the e-mail address used last year), go to:


Intersession Courses

Registration has begun for the Intersession 2009 Personal Enrichment courses. Register in the Student Development and Programming Office in Levering Union through Dec. 19. For a list of the courses and other information, go to: or call 410-516-8209.


ESL Registration

The JHU English as a Second Language program has begun registration for its spring evening classes at the Homewood campus. New this semester is Fluency Through Film, an advanced conversation class that explores American culture through movies and television. It is offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Also scheduled are Intermediate Oral Communication, 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Academic and Professional Writing, 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays.

For more information and to register, go to:, e-mail or call 410-516-5431.


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