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March 8-22, 1999Volume 27, Number 24

Events planner on the Web

The OfÞce of New Haven Affairs and Conference Services have joined forces to create an electronic events planner on the World Wide Web. The project was developed in order to improve communication between event planners on campus, especially with regard to demand for hotels and campus facilities. The website offers a variety of resources for departments and organizations that intend to host a conference, symposium, an alumni reunion and the like. Central to the events planner is an electronic planning calendar that will be updated on a regular basis. Planners may submit data from either Macintosh or Windows-based computers. The address of the website is www.yale.edu/eventplanner.

Workshops at the DMCA

Workshops for faculty, students and staff members of the Digital Media Center for the Arts (DMCA) will be offered this spring on "The Fundamentals of Sound and Camera," "Introduction to Premier 5" and "Introduction to Media 100." Most of the workshops will be conducted in two parts, and attendance at both sessions will be required. The series will commence on Tuesday, March 16, and continue until mid-April. All of the workshops will be held at the DMCA, 149 York St.

The schedule for the workshops is posted on the web at www.yale.edu/dmca. Participants should e-mail lee.faulkner@yale.edu, noting their names, departments, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and the names and dates of the workshops they wish to attend.

Year 2000 update

The school of medicine is joining with the University and Yale-New Haven Hospital to address the Year 2000 (Y2K) problem. The school has a Y2K steering committee and each department has a Y2K liaison. The manager of the Y2K project at the school is Faith McGrath, who can be reached by phone at 737-4087 or by e-mail at faith.mcgrath@yale.edu.

The school also has a website -- http://info.med.yale.edu/computing/ year2000/ -- that offers regular updates on Y2K issues, as well as advice for community members about hardware, software, data, biomedical devices and contingency plans. The newest addition to the site is Year 2000 Wizards for Microsoft Excel 97 (Windows), which contains three date migration add-in tools that can help prepare dates in Excel workbooks for transitioning from earlier versions of Excel or for auditing workbooks for the year 2000. Visitors to the website also have the opportunity to sign up to receive regular bulletins on the Y2K problem via e-mail.

Children's art program at BAC

The Yale Center for British Art (BAC) is hosting "Picture This! Children's Art Program: Faces in a Crowd," a series of three sessions designed for children in grades 4 through 6. These gallery experiences will focus on a variety of portraits in the center's collections and will be followed by related hands-on projects.

The program takes place on Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, March 13, 20 and 27. Enrollment is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, call 432-2850.

NIMH fellowships

The Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) is inviting applications for three post-doctoral fellowships in HIV/AIDS, for a two-year period beginning in September. Fellows will affiliate with ongoing HIV-related research projects and participate in all aspects of the center. Among the current topics of research are HIV prevention message framing, adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, ethnography of drug use and law, and policy and ethical issues. Complete descriptions of all CIRA projects are available on its website, http://info. med.yale.edu/eph/cira.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a Ph.D., M.D. or J.D. Previous experience in HIV-related research is not required. For more information, call 764-4333, e-mail cira@biomed.med.yale.edu, or visit the CIRA website. The application deadline is April 15.

Bicycle and walking tour

Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven, the local chapter of the international nonprofit organization that works to eradicate poverty housing, is sponsoring a bicycle and walking tour through New Haven on Saturday, May 1. Money raised from the tour will help fund the construction of Habitat homes in the area. Yale and other community organizations are supporting the event.

Participants in the bike tour will pedal a 3-, 10-, 20- or 40-mile route along the shoreline and on rural roads, starting at Old Grove Park in West Haven. All registered participants will receive a free T-shirt. For further information, call 785-0794.

Hajo Holborn Prize

Applications are invited for the Hajo Holborn Prize, which is given for the best essay on German public affairs by a Yale College student. The winner will receive a two-week, all-expenses-paid information trip to Germany as a guest of the government of the Federal Republic.

The prize honors the memory of the the former professor who taught at the university 1934-1969, and is intended to encourage outstanding Yale undergraduates to consider careers as experts on German affairs. Essays should be submitted by April 15 to Professor Brigitte Peucker, chair of the Holborn Prize Committee, department of German, third floor, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. For more information, e-mail german@ yale.edu


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