Baltimore Green Week
Baltimore Green Week is a weeklong citywide program
comprising community events, hands-on activities, forums
and lectures. Each event provides information about the
benefits of a sustainable lifestyle.
The week begins with Baltimore's premier green event,
the EcoFestival, noon to 5 p.m. on May 5 at the Lake at
Druid Hill Park, where the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable
Future will have a booth. Free or low-cost activities
will take place during the day and evening, May 7 to May
10, ending with a party on May 11. Each day will have a
different theme related to sustainable living in
For more information on Baltimore Green Week, go to
CAAT Seeks Nominations for Two Awards
The Johns Hopkins Center
for Alternatives to Animal Testing has issued a call
for nominations for two awards honoring individuals and
organizations for significant contributions to the field of
alternatives. Both awards will be presented at the 6th
World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life
Sciences in August in Tokyo.
Sponsored by Charles River Laboratories Foundation, in
cooperation with CAAT, the Charles River Laboratories'
Excellence in Refinement Award will honor an individual who
has made an outstanding contribution to the development,
promotion and/or implementation of refinement alternatives.
This award includes $5,000 to further the recipient's
Presented at every World Congress, the CAAT
Recognition Award honors an individual (or organization)
who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of
the 3Rs, the development of alternative methods or the
field of in vitro science.
All nominations must be received by April 1. Indicate
the name of the award for which you want your nominee to be
considered and include a one-page description explaining
why this individual or organization should be recognized,
along with a curriculum vita for individual nominations and
a fact sheet or other supporting documents for
organizations. E-mail nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the awards and a list of
past winners, go to:
http://caat.jhsph.edu/about/awards.htm. For more
information on the 6th World Congress, go to: www.ech.co.jp/wc6.
Statistics Research Funding Request for
The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research
in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to
support research projects in statistics, probability and
stochastic processes. The fund was endowed by professor
emeritus Acheson Duncan and created in 1997 at the time of
his death. Duncan was a pioneer in research and application
of quality control and industrial statistics.
Faculty and students throughout Hopkins are eligible
to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a
member of the faculty in the Applied Mathematics and
Statistics Department. Items funded might include, but are
not limited to, travel to research conferences and
workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds
for grant proposals, short-term visits of collaborators to
Hopkins, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for
research assistants and seed money for new research. Most
grants will be less than $5,000.
Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than
three single-sided pages; provide itemized expense
estimates; and be signed by each investigator. Proposals
may be submitted at any time to committee chair John C.
Mathematics and Statistics Department, 302 Whitehead
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