The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 9, 1998

Feb. 9-17

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Applications are invited from graduate students wishing to participate in the Program in Social Theory and Historical Inquiry at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman, Florence, in the fall sememster of 1998.

Professors Michael Fried and Ruth Leys will convene the seminar, "Violence and Representation," and students from all departments in the humanities are welcome to apply, provided they can demonstrate the usefulness of spending a period of residence in Italy for successful completion of the Ph.D. Applicants should have completed all requirements except for the dissertation by the time they arrive in Florence. A limited number of fellowships will be awarded, and some travel money is available. Tuition is not covered.

If interested, submit a letter of application along with a brief recommendation from a faculty adviser to Michael Fried and Ruth Leys, in the Humanities Center, and to Villa Spelman director Elizabeth Cropper, in the History of Art Department, 268 Mergenthaler. The application should explain how the seminar relates to the student's program and why it would enhance the applicant's long-term intellectual development. The application deadline is March 16.

Healthy girls, ages 7 to 17, whose mother and/or grandmother has osteoporosis are needed for a calcium study. The study will examine the ability for girls from osteoporotic families to absorb calcium and deposit it inot bone. Volunteers will be paid $80 for completing the study. For information, call Kim at 410-614-4483.

All full-time undergraduates are invited to apply for university grants of up to $2,500 to support original research, composition or performance projects next summer or fall.

The 1998 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of grants to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Nursing, and in the Peabody Conservatory.

The money can be used to pay the costs of the winner's research or creative projects. Winners can also choose either to receive up to $1,500 of the total award as a cash stipend or receive academic credit for their work.

Applications are available from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Theodore Poehler, at 207 Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, or by calling 410-516-4587. Completed applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, March 13, for summer projects, or by Friday, April 10, for fall semester proposals.