Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 3, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 3, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 13



Intersession Courses

Registration has begun for the Intersession 2008 personal enrichment courses. Register in the Student Development and Programming Office in Levering Union through Dec. 14.

For specific information, go to or call 410-516-8209.


New Twist on Holiday Giving

Employees can use seasonal parties and gift exchanges as a way to help local families in need through the Adopt-a-Family Program, sponsored by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. Gifts collected go to help at-risk youth, foster children and families in crisis. Faculty, staff members or departments "adopt" a person, family or agency and purchase gifts from a wish list written by the recipients.

For more information about the program or to submit an adoption request, go to or contact Sondra Ponzi at or 410-516-0338. Gifts and donations are due by Friday, Dec. 14.


Research Ethics Consulting Office Hours

The Research Ethics Consulting Service has scheduled monthly office hours from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month at the Wall of Wonder, first floor, Bloomberg School of Public Health. This service is available free of charge to JHSPH faculty and students wanting to talk through ethics challenges arising in their research studies at the planning, implementation or analysis stage. Anyone interested in this service but unable to attend the drop-in hours may contact the RECS at


ESL Registration

The Krieger School's English as a Second Language Program begins spring-term registration on Dec. 3. The program is open to all students, faculty, staff and their families. Hopkins ESL offers evening courses in Intermediate and Advanced Oral Communication, focusing on conversation and presentation skills, and in Academic and Professional Writing. The 13-week program begins with placement testing on Jan. 28.

For information, e-mail, call 410-516-5431 or go to


Book Donations Needed

The Harriet Lane Clinic is in need of academic books appropriate to school- age children, grades 1 through 5, for its new Mentorship Program starting in January.

To donate books, contact Lynette Forrest at 410-614-3865.


Johns Hopkins Nursing in Global Humanitarian Relief

Sponsored by the School of Nursing and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, this one-week intensive course prepares nurses to participate in humanitarian relief efforts within the United States and internationally. The course, which is offered for academic or continuing education credit, takes place from Jan. 14 to 18, at the School of Nursing.

To register or for more information, go to, call 443-287-4745 or e-mail


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