The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 6, 2000
Nov 6-13

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Instructors Needed for Intersession -- Instructors are needed for the January 2001 Intersession minicourses. Applicants need practical knowledge of their chosen subject, experience with it and the ability and desire to teach it. Classes offered include, but are not limited to, music, art and dance.

Interested individuals should call 410-516-8209 by Wed., Nov. 8. The minicourses are sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Levering Union.

Open House on the Web -- The School of Public Health is offering an Internet Open House Nov. 13 to 24, to provide information about the school's programs. A chat room will be offered Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Go to or call 410-955-3543 for information.

Hazard Communication Training -- The Office of Health, Safety and Environment offers training programs to educate Hopkins personnel about maintaining safe work environments. Two programs are offered on a routine basis on the Homewood campus.

Hazard communication training helps employees find information associated with any material in their workplace. The training is required by federal and state law for all employees on a onetime basis. Employees hired in 1998, 1999 and 2000 received the training if they attended new employee orientation. All other employees should attend one of the hazard communication training sessions, scheduled to take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Arellano Theater in Levering Union.

JHU employees who handle or are exposed to materials containing blood or body fluids as part of their normally assigned duties must attend a bloodborne pathogen training session once a year. This training is also mandated by federal and state law and Johns Hopkins University policy. The training is offered on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in Arellano Theater in Levering Union.

The following are scheduled dates for the hazard communication and bloodborne pathogen safety training programs: Nov. 8, Dec. 13, and in 2001, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9.

For more information, call the Office of Health, Safety and Environment at 410-516-8798.

MBA Town Hall Meetings -- Two town hall meetings are scheduled to discuss matters of interest to candidates for master's degrees in business administration.

The first town hall meeting will take place Wed., Nov. 15, at the Columbia Center, located at Columbia Gateway Park, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive. A second meeting is scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 16, at the Downtown Center, Charles and Saratoga streets.

The meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and end around 9 p.m., but interested individuals can drop in at any time.

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities -- Hopkins' American Institute for Contemporary German Studies is continuing the Robert Bosch Foundation Research Scholars Program in Comparative Public Policy and Institutions.

Designed for postdoctoral scholars, the program offers two in-residence fellowships, one each from candidates working at American and German institutions, tenable at AICGS in Washington, D.C. Awards are usually given for periods of six months at stipends of $2,500 to $3,500 per month, based on seniority. In addition, there is a small budget for travel and research expenses.

Candidates are sought in political science, economics, business, sociology and interdisciplinary studies. Selections will be made on the basis of project proposals. Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States and German citizens. The Ph.D. is required.

Applications must include a summary (no more than seven pages) of the research project, including purpose, questions/hypotheses, methodology and relationship to traditional literature in the field; a curriculum vitae, including previous positions, publications, awards and honors; and three letters of recommendation, to accompany the application in sealed envelopes. Applicants must specify the six-month period for which they are seeking an award.

For July 2001 awards, the deadline is Feb. 13, 2001. July 1, 2001, is the deadline for applicants interested in the January-June 2002 period.

All materials are to be sent to the AICGS/Bosch Research Scholars Committee, Suite 420, 1400 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-2217.

Butterball Turkey Program -- Provide Thanksgiving dinners to families in need by participating in the Butterball Turkey Program. Donations of $15 will purchase a Butterball gift certificate to help a needy family buy a turkey or other food items for the holiday.

To participate, send a $15 check, made payable to JHU Butterball to the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, third floor, Evergreen House. For information, call Eden Blum at 410-516-0345 or e-mail

The Singleton Travel Graduate Fellowship -- Applications are being accepted for two travel fellowships of $2,500 each, reserved for Johns Hopkins graduate students who need to be in Italy to work on their research. The funds are intended to cover round-trip airfare and travel within Italy.

Applicants must submit a CV, a description of their project and a letter of support by a Johns Hopkins faculty member familiar with their work. Applicants should demonstrate that the successful completion of their projects would require the use of Italian literary sources. For questions about the fellowship, contact Stephanie Busch at 410-516-7226 or

Applications are due on Wed., Nov. 15. Forward all applications to the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 328 Gilman, attn: Stephanie Busch.

Volunteers Needed for UNICEF -- UNICEF needs volunteers to raise funds for programs to benefit children. UNICEF provides health, nutrition, safe water and other vital services worldwide. People can help by planning fund-raisers in workplaces, neighborhoods or schools. The organization is also helped when individuals purchase UNICEF greeting cards.

For further information, call the Baltimore Chapter of UNICEF at 410-377-5565 or 1-800-FOR-KIDS. Card and gift catalogs may be obtained by contacting Joy Mays at the School of Public Health, 410-614-4042 or