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Martial Arts Courses Offered

The NIH Taekwondo Club is offering a beginner's class for adults, men and women, beginning July 6. The class will meet in the Malone Center (Bldg. 31C, B4 level, next to the NIH Fitness Center) for 1 hour on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m., and continue for 2 or 3 months until participants can be integrated into regular club training. Dues are $40 (3 months) and uniforms cost $30. For more information call Andrew Schwartz, 402-5197.

The NIH Aikido Club is accepting new members, starting July 7. The club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45 - 8 p.m. at the Visitor Information Center, Bldg. 10, and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Malone Center. Fees are same as above. For more information call Lawrence Prograis, Jr., 496-1886. Interested persons are welcome to watch regular training sessions of either club.

Open House for ISDN Center

NIH'ers are welcome to attend an open house of the ISDN Demonstration Center on Tuesday, July 14, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Wednesday, July 15, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Bldg. 31A, Conf. Rm. 4 near the lobby elevators. On view are telecommunications technologies that may be useful in a lab or office. Vendor representatives will be on hand to answer questions. See demonstrations of:

ISDN telephony--AT&T and Fujitsu ISDN telephones; replacing your modem--transmitting data using an ISDN telephone; replacing your modem--using the NIH modem pool to connect to Wylbur, Helix, or other computers; telecommuting--connecting to Pinhead (ISDN for Parachute) via ISDN modems; telecommuting--remote access using LapLink, Carbon Copy, and PC anywhere; telecommuting--using ISDN modems and routers (PC and Mac); using Client Profile Software to dial and answer your AT&T ISDN telephone; file sharing and collaboration--Microsoft Netmeeting; PC-based videoconferencing--desktop video by Intel, PictureTel, VTEL and Zydacron; room-based videoconferencing--video by PictureTel.

The open house is sponsored by the Office of Telecommunications Management, part of the Center for Information Technology. If you can't attend, schedule an appointment to visit the demo center by calling Rob White on 594-9472. For more information, see

'Family Friendly' Center Launches Web Site

NIH has responded loudly and clearly to President Clinton's directive to make federal agencies more "family friendly." The Work and Family Life Center (WFLC), which opened in November 1997, provides resources to help employees balance the increasing demands of the workplace, career interests and family responsibilities. The recently launched WFLC Web site ( allows NIH'ers access to book descriptions and enables them to check out WFLC books via email. The books are then delivered through interoffice mail.

"We truly believe this is a service that is needed," said WFLC Director Corliss Taylor. "All employees, no matter where they work, are struggling to balance work and personal life. No one should be discouraged from utilizing our resources simply because they cannot physically come to the WFLC. Access to our Web site will simplify their already hectic lives."

For more information call 435-1619, TTY 480-0690, fax 480-0606, email, or stop by Bldg. 31, Rm. B3C15, near the parking office. WFLC hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Du Buy Addresses NIEHS Luncheon

Yvonne du Buy (r), NIDR executive officer, spoke recently at an NIEHS brown bag luncheon as part of the institute's celebration of administrators who provide support to the NIEHS scientific mission. The self-described "NIH brat" whose father was an NIH bench scientist from 1949 to 1979, du Buy became only the second female executive officer at NIH after beginning her career as a student clerk at what is now NHLBI. She said she grew up hearing from her father that administrators were obstructionists to science; this instilled in her a desire to contradict that image. Among those who heard du Buy's tale of climbing the NIH ladder were Dona McNeill (l), an NIEHS administrative officer who once interned for du Buy.

FAES Announces Fall Courses

The FAES Graduate School at NIH announces the schedule of courses for the fall semester. The evening classes sponsored by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences will be given on the NIH campus. Courses are offered in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, computer sciences, imaging sciences, immunology, languages, medicine, microbiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, statistics, toxicology, administration and courses of general interest.

It is often possible to transfer credits earned to other institutions for degree work, and many courses are approved for category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

Classes begin Sept. 14; mail registration ends Aug. 31 and walk-in registration will be held Sept. 1-8. Tuition is $100 per credit hour, and courses may be taken for credit or audit. Courses that qualify for institute support as training should be cleared with supervisors and administrative officers as soon as possible. Both the vendor's copy of the training form and the FAES registration form must be submitted at the time of registration.

Catalogs will be available in the graduate school office in Bldg. 60, Suite 230, the foundation bookstore in Bldg. 10, Rm. B1L101, and the business office in Bldg. 10, Rm. B1C18. To have a catalog sent, call 496-7976 or visit the FAES Web site at

Donor Appreciation Day Marked

HHS Deputy Secretary Kevin Thurm, himself a loyal blood donor, addresses a gathering May 29 at Donor Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Clinical Center's department of transfusion medicine. Held near the tennis courts adjacent to lot 41, the event included a barbecue cookout, music and an award ceremony.

FAES Announces 1998-1999 Concert Schedule

The FAES Chamber Music Series will present nine concerts in its 1998-1999 season:

Oct. 4 Gustavo Romero, piano
Oct. 18 St. Petersburg String Quartet
Nov. 8 The Vienna Virtuosi
Nov. 15 Trio di Parma
Feb. 7, 1999 Michala Petri, recorder
Feb. 14 Bruno Canino, piano, and Rocco Filippini, cello
Mar. 7 Auryn Quartet
Mar. 21 Skampa Quartet
Apr. 11 Lilya Zilberstein, piano

Concerts are held at 4 on Sunday afternoons in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. Tickets are required. For more information call 496-7975.

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