The 2005 OD Merit Honor Awards Ceremony will be held
on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 1:30 p.m. in Natcher Auditorium. All are
welcome to attend.
Free Outdoor Film
Festival, Aug. 12-21
The 9th annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival, a slew of free
movies shown under the stars, is scheduled for 10 consecutive nights,
Aug. 12-21. The R&W-sponsored event benefits the NIH children's
charities, including Special Love/ Camp Fantastic, the Children's
Inn and Friends of the Clinical Center. The festival includes food,
movies and fun on the grounds of Strathmore Hall (by the Grosvenor
Metro station). The following movies will be playing:
Friday, Aug. 12, Shrek 2
Saturday, Aug. 13, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Sunday, Aug.14, West Side Story
Monday, Aug. 15, Million Dollar Baby
Tuesday, Aug. 16, Grease
Wednesday, Aug. 17, The Birds
Thursday, Aug. 18, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Friday, Aug. 19, Ray
Saturday, Aug. 20, Spiderman 2
Sunday, Aug. 21, Shark Tale
For more information call R&W at (301) 496-6061.
Yoga Meditation Held Weekly
Sahaja yoga meditation class is held every Thursday at 7 p.m.
on the third floor of the CRC, Rm. 3-1608. Sahaja yoga seeks to
awaken inner energy called kundalini, and is offered for free and
without obligation. The class is sponsored by the recreation therapy
section of the rehabilitation medicine department. For more information
contact Jasmin Salloum, (301) 402-5630.
Fund for Susan Torres' Family
If anyone is interested in contributing to Susan Torres and her
child's medical expenses, a fund has been established. Visit http://www.susantorresfund.org/ to
learn about her plight and to get updates on her family's situation.
Torres is an NIAID vaccine researcher who collapsed on May 7 and
has been declared brain-dead, yet is bearing a child who is still
developing in the womb.
NIEHS Campus Merges Wildlife, Industry
NIEHS is the first workplace in surrounding Research Triangle
Park, N.C., to achieve certification as a Wildlife and Industry
Together, or WAIT, site. The WAIT program, managed by the North
Carolina Wildlife Federation, is designed to recognize North Carolina
workplaces that are practicing and promoting wildlife stewardship.
It encourages the establishment of large portions of property for
wildlife, but also addresses the need for environmental education
for employees and the local community. Some of the NIEHS amenities
highlighted during the certification process include a man-made
lake (below) that is home to several fish species including largemouth
and striped bass, bluegills, channel catfish and triploid carp,
and a self-guided Nature Trail (bottom) that opened in February,
serving both NIEHS and EPA employees. The campus also has a bluebird
house program that's been in place for nearly 30 years. It provides
about 50 houses, which are cleaned several times a year. Data is
collected and compiled on the numbers and types of birds found
in them. The wooded 82-acre campus features pines and hardwoods,
along with beaver, rabbits, deer, herons, egrets and ducks.
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
Courses are offered in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology (daytime
courses), chemistry, immunology, languages, medicine, microbiology,
pharmacology, statistics, toxicology, alternative medicine 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
Classes will begin Sept. 12; mail registration ends Aug. 12 and
walk-in registration will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Tuition is $115
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.
Note that FAES cannot access forms from the NIHTS system; a signed
hard copy (vendors' copy of SF 182 form) is needed in order to
process registrations for classes. Asking your institute to pay
your tuition does not constitute registration with the FAES Graduate
Catalogs are 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 (301) 496-7976 or visit http://www.faes.org.
Diversity Grand Rounds Lecture Set
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management will present the next lecture in the Diversity Grand Rounds Series, "Cultural Competencies in a Research Environment,"
on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The speaker will be Dr. Harry R. Gibbs, associate professor of medicine and cardiovascular disease and vice president for institutional diversity at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. All are welcome.