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Grants Available for Science History Studies

The John J. Pisano Travel Grants are administered through the DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research at NIH for the purpose of encouraging historical research relating to the NIH intramural programs. One or two grants each year are expected to be available at the level of $1,500 for United States residents and $2,000 for recipients who reside outside the U.S.

Information about the application process and descriptions of funded projects are posted on the museum's web site at Applications for an award during the 2000-2001 academic year must be received in the NIH Historical Office by 5 p.m. on Mar. 31, 2000.

Time To Plan Your Garden, Feb. 24

Spring will be here soon, so it's not too early to start making landscaping plans. The NIH Garden Club will host Evan Hughes, master gardener, who will speak on the "Do's and Don'ts of Landscape Design," on Thursday, Feb. 24 at noon in Bldg. 31, Rm. 9A51. All are welcome.

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Nobel laureate Dr. GŁnter Blobel on Mar. 1. He is John D. Rockefeller Jr. professor of cell biology, and HHMI investigator at the Rockefeller University. His topic is "Traffic Into and Out of the Nucleus."

On Mar. 8, Dr. John D. Gearhart, professor and director of developmental genetics, department of obstetrics and gynecology, Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health, will discuss "Human Pluripotential Stem Cells."

For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda Madine, 594-5595.

Fogarty Center Offers Tax Preparation Workshops

The Fogarty International Center announces Tax Preparation Workshops for the tax year 1999. The purpose of the workshops is to assist foreign participants in the NIH Visiting Program in completing federal and state tax forms. The workshops will be approximately 3 hours in length.

Prior to attending the workshop, participants should obtain and bring with them (if possible) copies of their W-2, 1042S, and/or 1099 forms. The schedule is as follows:

Date Time Location Who Should Attend
Mar. 6 10 a.m. Bldg. 1/Wilson Hall Visiting Fellows*
Mar. 6 1:30 p.m Bldg. 1/Wilson Hall All other categories
Mar. 13 10 a.m. Bldg. 1/Wilson Hall Visiting Fellows*
Mar. 13 1:30 p.m. Bldg. 1/Wilson Hall All other categories
Mar. 20 10 a.m. Bldg. 31/Rm. 6C10 Visiting Fellows*
Mar. 20 1:30 p.m. Bldg. 31/Rm. 6C10 All other categories
Mar. 27 10 a.m. Bldg. 31/Rm. 6C10 Visiting Fellows*
Mar. 27 1:30 p.m. Bldg. 31/Rm. 6C10 All other categories
Apr. 3 10 a.m. Bldg. 1/Wilson Hall Visiting Fellows*
Apr. 3 1:30 p.m. Bldg. 1/Wilson Hall All other categories
Apr. 10 10 a.m. Bldg. 1/Wilson Hall Visiting Fellows*
Apr. 10 1:30 p.m. Bldg. 1/Wilson Hall All other categories
*Includes fully-funded Visiting Fellows, Supplemental Visiting Fellows, and Pre-Doctoral Visiting Fellows

NIH Observes Women's History Month, Mar. 7

The NIH annual observance of Women's History Month — "Celebration of Women Across the Generations" — will be held Tuesday, Mar. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. Keynote speaker is Dr. Millie Hughes-Fulford, a NASA scientist and astronaut. Also on the program will be a panel of distinguished scientists including Drs. Vivian Pinn, Mary Custer, Hynda Kleinman, Donna Yee, and Terrie Wetle, and a performance by the NIH Chamber Singers. For more information, contact Dr. Gwendolyn C. Davis, 402-3313, or Charly Wells, 496-4627. For reasonable accommodation, call TTY-445-1908.

Orioles Season Ticket Sale, Mar. 29

The R&W has season tickets that will go on sale Wednesday, Mar. 29 in Bldg. 31, outside the R&W Gift Shop at 8 a.m. They are sold in three different sets for each game. Terrace boxes are $44 for two, and $88 for four. Field boxes are $58 for two (all prices include a service charge). If you have a particular game in mind, arrive early. You may buy one set of tickets the first time through the line; after 1 p.m. you may come back for additional sets. You must have an R&W card to buy tickets. Opening day is Monday, Apr. 3. R&W is raffling off opening day tickets for $2 a chance; raffle is for two sets of four tickets; one raffle ticket will be drawn for each set of two tickets. Drawing is on Mar. 31 at 2 p.m.

Symposium on 'Cells of Marginal Zone'

A symposium titled "Cells of the Marginal Zone — Origins, Function and Neoplasia," will be held Apr. 17-18 in the Natcher auditorium from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Preregistration is not necessary. Organizers are Drs. Herbert C. Morse III, Laboratory of Immunopathology, NIAID, and Elaine S. Jaffe, Laboratory of Pathology, NCI. The first day's topic is "Origin, Characteristics and Functions of the Marginal Zone," and day 2 is devoted to "Marginal Zone Lymphoma." For more information, contact Tiffany Mahone of IQ Solutions at (301) 984-1471, ext. 315.

'Nano' Symposium Calls for Abstracts

A symposium titled "Nanoscience and Nano-technology: Shaping Biomedical Research," will be held June 25-26 at NIH, sponsored by the bioengineering consortium. Chaired by Lynn Jelinski of Louisiana State University and Richard Zare of Stanford University, it is designed to foster scientific interchange among the nanoscience, nanotechnology and biomedical research communities. It will include plenary talks, poster sessions and panels. For more information, visit

Rare Carolina Blizzard Produces Snow Violinist

A rare and talented violin-playing snowman resulted from last month's record-breaking blizzard in Research Triangle Park, N.C., home of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Helping the snowman reach his musical potential were members of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at NIEHS.

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