The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 19, 1999
Apr 19-26

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Wed., April 21, and Thurs., April 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. JHU/Red Cross Blood Drive. 410-516-0138 (for an appointment). Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Tues., April 20, 4:15 p.m. "The Properties of Nitrenes (CNN, CH3N and C6H5N) as Revealed by Photoelectron Spectroscopy," a Chemistry colloquium with G. Barney Ellison, University of Colorado; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., April 22, 4 p.m. "Duality in Physics and in Superconductors," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Zlatko Tesanovic; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., April 23, 2 p.m. "Intelligent Synthesis Environment," a colloquium with Samuel Venneri, NASA. Program will be simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus. Parsons Auditorium. APL

Fri., April 23, 3 p.m. "Response to Plague in Early Modern England: The Search for Security," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Andrew Wear, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. JHMI



Wed., April 21, noon. "Gender Differences: Myth and Reality," a presentation by Joan Rabin, Towson University. Part of the Wednesday Noon Series sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW



Tues., April 20, 12:15 p.m. Jiggasha: A Community Network Approach to Family Planning, 1993, a Center for Communication Programs documentary on family planning in Trishal Thana, Bangladesh; Suite 310, 111 Market Place (Candler Bldg).

Thurs., April 22; Fri., April 23; and Sat., April 24, 8 and 10:30 p.m. A Bug's Life, a Weekend Wonderflix/Reel World presentation. $3. 410-516-8666. Shriver Hall. HW



Wed., April 21, 4 p.m. "Alcoholism and the HPA Axis: The Chicken or the Egg?" Endocrine Grand Rounds with Gary Wand; 1 Marburg. JHMI



Mon., April 19, 3 p.m. A Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture--"The Butterfly Transforms into the Princess: A Biotechnology Fairy Tale?" by Michael Betenbaugh; Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Mon., April 19, 5 p.m. "The Role of Hedgehog Signaling in Embryonic Development and Neoplasia," an Oncology lecture by Philip Beachy. The "Biology of Cancer" lecture series. 119 Oncology. JHMI

Mon., April 19, 6:30 p.m. "Mummies," a SAIS/American Research Center in Egypt lecture by Salima Ikram, American University of Cairo; Rome Auditorium. SAIS

Tues., April 20, 4 p.m. "From Heresy to Entrepreneurship: Embedded Histories in Puerto Rican Brujeria," an Anthropology lecture by Raquel Romberg; 404-BA Macaulay. HW

Tues., April 20, 4 p.m. Locating Funding for Your Research," a Scientific Communication lecture by Bradley Otterson. Welch Lecture Series. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI

Tues., April 20, 5:30 p.m. "Mirror of Nature in the Cosmological Symbolism of the Medieval Kabbalah," a Near Eastern Studies lecture by Elliot Wolfson; 3 Shaffer. HW

Tues., April 20, 7 p.m. "From Measles to Zambia: Chasing a Killer Virus," a lecture by Diane Griffin. The "Voyage and Discovery" lecture series. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., April 20, 8 p.m. The Frank R. Kent Memorial Lecture--"Journalism in the 21st Century: Will We Ever Be High-Minded Again?" by Jeffrey Dvorkin, National Public Radio. Tickets required. 410-516-7157. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., April 21, noon. "From User to Publisher," an Internet Lecture/Welch Lecture Series event. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI

Wed., April 21, 12:30 p.m. "Latin America as It Faces the 21st Century," a Latin American Studies Program lecture by Moises Naim, Foreign Policy; 507 Nitze Bldg. SAIS

Wed., April 21, 5 p.m. "Cancers Exhibit a Mutator Phenotype," an Oncology lecture by Lawrence Loeb, University of Washington. The "Biology of Cancer" lecture seies. 119 Oncology. JHMI

Thurs., April 22, 3:30 p.m. "Syntactic Encoding in Sentence Production: How Is Accuracy Achieved?" a Cognitive Science lecture by Gabriella Vigliocca, University of Wisconsin; 234 Krieger. HW

Fri., April 23, 2 p.m. "Hispanism at the Threshold of the Millennium" by Lia Schwartz, Dartmouth College. The "Legacies of Empire: Spain and the Americas, 1598-1998" lecture series. 223 Gilman. HW

Mon., April 26, 3 p.m. A Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture-- "Measuring Heart Motion Using Tagged Magnetic Resonance Imaging" by Jerry Prince; Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Mon., April 26, 5 p.m. "The Role of JAKs STATs and SRC Kinases in Cancer," an Oncology lecture by E. Premkumar Reddy, Fels Institute, Philadelphia. The "Biology of Cancer" lecture seies. 119 Oncology. JHMI

Mon., April 26, 7 p.m. "From Medical Genetics to Genomics-based Medicine: A 50-Year Experience," a lecture by Victor McKusick. The "Voyage and Discovery" lecture series. 26 Mudd. HW



Tues., April 20, and Wed., April 21, 8 p.m. A Celebration of American Music for the Organ with organist Donald Sutherland. Griswold Hall Inaugural Series. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with I.D. 410-659-8124. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., April 23, and Sat., April 24, 8 p.m. Peabody Chamber Opera presents Conrad Susa's Transformations, based on the poetry of Anne Sexton, staged by Roger Brunyate. $14, $8 for students with I.D. 410-752-8558 or 800-735-2258. Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St.

Sat., April 24, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., April 25, 3 p.m. Peabody Preparatory Annual Spring Dance Concert, highlighting student performers and Dance faculty. $8, $4 for children, students and senior citizens. 410-659-8124. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Sat., April 24, 8 p.m. Spring Benefit Concert by the a cappella group Sirens. $2. 410-467-8581. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Sun., April 25, 7 p.m. JHU Band Spring Concert featuring the music of Milhaud, Strauss, Grainger and Bartok. 410-516-8450. Shriver Hall. HW

Mon., April 26, 7 to 11 p.m. Brahms Piano Marathon in honor of Leon Fleisher, performed by his students. 410-659-8124 (to reserve tickets). Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody



Tues., April 20, 3 to 5 p.m. JHU Army ROTC information session about summer leadership training. 1-800-JHU-ROTC (to reserve a seat). Army ROTC Bldg. HW

Thurs., April 22, 6 to 9 p.m. Open Houses for the following SCS programs: Graduate Certificate in Investments, Master of Science in Organization Development and Human Resources, all information technology programs and Master of Science in Marketing. 1-800-GO-TO-JHU. Downtown Center, Charles and Saratoga streets.



Sun., April 25, 1 p.m. Alice McDermott will read from and discuss her award-winning novel Charming Billy. Reception and book signing with McDermott will follow. 410-516-8327 to R.S.V.P. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Mon., April 19, noon. "Modeling Growth and Mechanics for Biomedicine," a Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology Engineering Research Center seminar with Raghu Raghaven; 301 Shaffer. HW

Mon., April 19, 12:30 p.m. "The Mammography Controversies: The Roles of Evidence and Opinion," a Center for Epidemiology and Policy seminar with Barbara Rimer, National Cancer Institute; W2008 SPH. JHMI

Mon., April 19, 4 p.m. "Color and Motion Processing in the Primate Visual Systems: Insights from Psychophysical and Neurophysiological Experiments," a Krieger Mind/Brain Institute seminar with Karen Dobkins, University of California, San Diego; 341 Krieger. HW

Tues., April 20, noon. "Emerging Roles of Mass Spectrometry in Protein Analysis," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Steven Carr, Smith-Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals; 612 Physiology. JHMI

Tues., April 20, 3 p.m. "Practical Methods for Systems-based Groundwater Remediation," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with David Ahlfeld, University of Massachusetts; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., April 20, 4 p.m. "More Effective Social Programs and Social Policy: Building a Pragmatic Knowledge Base," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Lisbeth Schorr, Harvard University (Project on Effective Interventions); Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Tues., April 20, 4 p.m. "Agricultural Development in Spanish West Florida (1780-1812)," a Latin American seminar with Ariana Hannum; 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., April 21, 4 p.m. "The Oxford Movement in America: A Case Study of Anglo-Catholicism in Baltimore, 1872-80," an American History seminar with Matthew Foster; 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., April 21, 4 p.m. "Acquisition of Anti-Neoplastic Drug Resistance by Prostate and Breast Cancer Cells," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense by Gloria David-Biabes; 303 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., April 22, noon. "Lethal Mutagenesis of HIV: Pushing the Virus over the Precipice," a Biological Chemistry special seminar with Lawrence Loeb, University of Washington; 612 Physiology. JHMI

Thurs., April 22, noon. "Tales of Vinculin and Talin in Cell Adhesion and Motility," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Susan Walker Craig; 110 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., April 22, 1 p.m. "The Physiological Basis for a Theory of Synapse Modification," a Neuroscience research seminar with Mark Bear, Brown University; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., April 22, 3 p.m. "Effects of Mechanical Forces on Signal Transduction and Gene Expression in Vascular Cells," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Shu Chien, University of California, San Diego; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., April 22, 4 p.m. "The Future of Medicare," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Joseph Newhouse, Harvard University; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Thurs., April 22, 4 p.m. "An Information Geometric View of Variants of the EM Algorithm," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Asela Gunawardana; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., April 22, 4 p.m. "On Some Matrix Optimization Problems," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Shih-Ping Han; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., April 22, 4 p.m. "Paul Westheim and Das Kuntsblatt in the Wei-mar Republic" by Annelie Ramsbrock and "The Stagnant Pool and the Mirror of Our Progenitors: Conjectural History and the Americas in the Scottish Enlightenment" by R. Dylan Ruediger, a European History seminar; 315 Gilman. HW

Fri., April 23, 10:30 a.m. "Structural Origins of Ribosome Fidelity," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Joseph Puglisi, Stanford University School of Medicine; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Mon., April 26, noon. "Models and Algorithms for Radiosurgical Planning in the Brain," a Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology Engineering Research Center seminar with Christos Davatzikos; 301 Shaffer. HW



Mon., April 26, 4 p.m. "The Arts in America: Lifeblood of a Nation and Its Citizens--Past, Present and Future." Introduction by President William R. Brody, performances by pianist Leon Fleisher and cellist Bonnie Thron, presentations by Eileen Cline and four visiting panelists. Shriver Hall. For details, see story beginning on page 1. HW



Wed., April 21, 7 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, Hopkins vs. St. Joseph's.

Sat., April 24, 3 p.m. Men's Lacrosse--Homecoming Game, Hopkins vs. Navy.



Fri., April 23, Sat., April 24, 8 p.m., and Sun., April 25, 2:15 p.m. Kiss of the Spider Woman, a Theatre Hopkins production. Friday and Sunday, $10; Saturday, $12. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

'Kiss of the Spider Woman' is the newest production from Theatre Hopkins. Lenore Long plays the eponymous heroine.



Tues., April 20, noon. The Marc Steiner Show. "Sports Talk," with Milton Kent of The Sun and Keith Mills of WMAR-TV, followed at 1 p.m. by Jeffrey Dvorkin, vice president of News & Information for National Public Radio.

Fri., April 23, 1 p.m. The Marc Steiner Show. Norrie Epstein, author of The Friendly Dickens.