The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 21, 1998
Sep. 21-28

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Information Sessions -- The School of Nursing will host graduate information sessions for nurses interested in master's and doctoral nursing programs on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The sessions will take place at the School of Nursing, 525 N. Wolfe St., in East Baltimore. Representatives from faculty and admissions will be present.

The sessions are free. For directions and information about future sessions, contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 410-955-7548 or e-mail

Independent Research Opportunity -- The deadline for applications to the Honors Program in Humanistic Studies is Friday, Sept. 25. Application forms and information are available at the Humanities Center Office, 113 Gilman. The Honors Program in Humanistic Studies offers well-qualified, highly motivated undergraduates with an interest in the humanities the opportunity to do independent, interdisciplinary research during their junior and/or senior years.

For more information, write to Jana Polakova c/o the Humanities Center or e-mail

Graduate Student Fellowships -- Applications are invited from graduate students wishing to participate in the Seminar in Italian Studies at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian studies at the Villa Spelman, Florence, in the spring semester of 1999. This is a work-in-progress seminar for all scholars conducting research in Italy.

Pier Massimo Forni of the Department of Classics will be convening the seminar. Students from all departments in the humanities are welcome to apply, providing they can demonstrate a need to spend a period of residency in Italy for successful completion of the Ph.D. They should also have completed all requirements except for the dissertation by the time they arrive in Florence. They are expected to remain until the end of June. Students will receive a fellowship and travel allowance, but tuition is not covered.

Eligible students should apply to Elizabeth Cropper, director of the Villa Spelman, c/o the Department of the History of Art, 268 Mergenthaler on the Homewood campus, by Friday, Oct. 16. A one-page statement from the applicant describing his or her research, with a brief letter of recommendation from the student's supervisor testifying to the completion (or plans for completion) of other requirements, should also be included. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.

Peabody Open House -- The Peabody Open House will take place throughout the Peabody Institute campus on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Musical performances will take place in Friedberg and Leakin halls and at various locations on campus including Peabody Plaza, where there will be live entertainment throughout the day; other activities include an "Instrument Petting Zoo," demonstrations in piano and dance classes, guided tours of Peabody, including the George Peabody Library, and family fun. Gate prizes will include free tickets to Peabody concerts.

Open House visitors should enter at 609 N. Charles St. An information table at the 609 N. Charles St. entrance will provide a complete schedule of performances and activities.

March On Washington -- The Oncology Center is signing up Hopkins students, faculty and staff to join in a demonstration against cancer scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26. "March on Washington: Coming Together to Conquer Cancer," is an event intended to give cancer greater visibility for national legislators.

March organizers assure that there will be as many buses as needed to take participants to Washington, D.C. and back. For more information about the march, contact Holly Gardner at 410-955-6765 or Pierre Grant at 410-955-1287.

Choral Society Reception -- The JHMI Choral Society is looking for individuals interested in displaying their vocal abilities. Join members of the Choral Society on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 5:15 p.m. in Hurd Hall at Johns Hopkins Hospital for a welcoming reception and rehearsal. The only prerequisite is to enjoy singing; auditions will not be required. For information, call the Office of Cultural Affairs at 410-955-3363.