The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 13, 2000
Mar. 13-20

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Tues., March 14, 4:15 p.m. "Understanding and Exploiting Nature's Chemical Arsenal: Studies on Calicheamicin Biosynthesis and Self-Resistance in Micromonospora," a Chemistry colloquium with Jon Thorson, Rockefeller University; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., March 16, 4 p.m. "New Directions in High Energy and Astrophysics--My Perspective from NSF," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Alex Firestone, Iowa State University/National Science Foundation; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg. HW

Fri., March 17, 2 p.m. "Breaking the Sound Barrier," a colloquium with John Anderson Jr., National Air and Space Museum; Parsons Auditorium. APL Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Wed., March 15, and Thurs., March 16, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Weekend Wonderflix presents City Lights, starring and written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. Shriver Hall. HW



Mon., March 13, 5:15 p.m. "Rabbis, Jewish Christians and Christian Jews: Reading Jewish Identities in the Talmud," a Jewish Studies lecture by Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert, University of Judaism, Los Angeles; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.

Tues., March 14, 7 p.m. "From Speech Pathologist to Neurologist: Converging Paths toward Discovering How Language Breaks Down and Recovers after Stroke," a "Voyage and Discovery" lecture by Argye Hillis; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., March 16, 4 p.m. The 2000 Walter M. Elsasser Memorial Lecture--"Is There Water beneath the Icy Surfaces of the Galilean Moons of Jupiter?" by Margaret Kivelson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics/University of California, Los Angeles; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., March 16, 4 p.m. The 2000 Duncan Lecture--"Limit Theorems for Random Lower Semicontinuous Functions with Applications to Statistics, Stochastic Optimization, Probability and Stochastic Homogenization," by Roger Wets, University of Southern California; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., March 16, 5:30 p.m. Alexander Graham Christie Lecture--"Structure from Motion in Computer Vision: An Optimization/Estimation Theoretic Viewpoint," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Shankar Sastry, University of California, Berkeley; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., March 17, 4:15 p.m. "Genomic Medicine in the 21st Century," a lecture by Victor McKusick; Tilghman Room, Turner Bldg. JHMI

Sun., March 19, 3 p.m. Joshua Ringel Memorial Lecture by Grace Paley; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW



Wed., March 15, Tues., March 16, Wed., March 17, and Thurs., March 18, 7:30 p.m. Mozart's The Magic Flute, performed by Peabody Opera Theatre and the Peabody Concert Orchestra. Sung in German with English subtitles. $22, $11 for senior citizens and $8 for students with I.D. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody



For SPSBE Business Graduate and Master of Science in Real Estate programs. 1-800-GO-TO-JHU.
   Thurs., March 16, noon to 1:30 p.m. Washington Center, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

For SPSBE Business Graduate programs:
   Thurs., March 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Montgomery County Center, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.
   Sun., March 19, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Columbia Center, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia Gateway Park.

For Graduate Division of Education degree and certificate programs, with faculty, advisers and financial aid officers available to answer questions:
   Sat., March 18, 10 a.m. to noon. Glass Pavilion, Levering Union. HW
   Sat., March 18, 2 to 4 p.m. Columbia Center, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia Gateway Park.



Wed., March 15, noon. "Sharings from Life on Maryland's Eastern Shore: A Memoir of Growing Up Black during the Depression," observations and readings by poet/author Adele V. Holden. Part of the Wednesday Noon Series. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., March 15, 6 p.m. The Writing Seminars' Graduate Student Readings by Maggie Polizos, Elisabeth Cohen, Leslie Noyes and Julie Anderson; 323 Gilman. HW

Poet/author Adele V. Holden, a graduate of The Writing Seminars, will present observations and readings about growing up as an African American on Maryland's Eastern Shore.



Mon., March 13, noon. "Conflict Embedded in Structure: Latino and Korean Immigrants in the Los Angeles Garment Industry" a Sociology seminar with Ku Sup Chin; 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., March 13, 12:15 p.m. "Are Welfare Policies Informed by Scientific Evidence on Women's and Children's Well-Being?" a Center for Epidemiology and Policy seminar with Patricia O'Campo; W3030 SPH. JHMI

Mon., March 13, 12:15 p.m. "Sumo-1 and Sumo-2: Regulating Protein Localization through Post-Translational Modifications," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Mike Matunis; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., March 13, 12:30 p.m. "Communication as a Reform Tool for the U.N. System: A Study of Learning Needs for Senior U.N. Staff," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Moncef Bouhafa, Center for Development Communication; Haryono Room, Suite 310, 111 Market Place.

Mon., March 13, 2 p.m. "Checkpoint Responses and Repair of Broken Chromosomes," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with James Haber, Brandeis University; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Mon., March 13, 3 p.m. "Ribosome Architecture and Assembly," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Gloria Culver, Iowa State University; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Mon., March 13, 4 p.m. "Pattern and Implications of Orbital Forcing of Climate across Triassic-Jurassic Pangaea," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Paul Olsen, Columbia University; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 13, 4 p.m. "Coding of Rewards, Goals and Choices in Primate Basal Gangli and Frontal Cortex," a Krieger Mind/Brain Institute seminar with Wolfram Schultz, University of Fribourg; 341 Krieger. HW

Tues., March 14, 12:15 p.m. "DVD and Strategies for Interactive Health Communication," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with John Locke, Michigan State University; Haryono Room, Suite 310, 111 Market Place.

Tues., March 14, 3 p.m. "Agricultural Reform in Yemen," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Charles Schmitz, Towson Universty; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., March 15, 1:30 p.m. "DNA Topoisomerase II: Unlocking the Mechanism of Unlinking," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Janet Lindsley, University of Utah; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Wed., March 15, 4 p.m. "Protection against Cancer by Phytochemicals That Modulate Xenobiotic Metabolism," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Albena Dinkova-Kostova; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. JHMI

Wed., March 15, 4 p.m. "Indians, French and English in the Ohio Valley, 1747-52," an American History seminar with Andrew Miller; 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., March 16, 12:30 p.m. "A Program to End Hunger: Hunger 2000," a Social Change and Development seminar with Elena McCollim and James Riker, Bread for the World Institute; 535 Rome Bldg. SAIS

Thurs., March 16, 1 p.m. "cGMP in the Olfactory System of Insects: NO or Not?" a Neuroscience research seminar with Alan Nighorn, University of Arizona; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., March 16, 4 p.m. "New Signal Pathways after Discovery of Androgen Receptor Co-Activators in Prostate Cancer," a Biology seminar with Chawnshang Chang, University of Rochester; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., March 16, 4 p.m. "Filter Bank Design with Nilpotent Matrices for Audio Coding Applications," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Gerald Schuller, Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., March 17, 11 a.m. "Stability Issues for Equilibrium Points," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Roger Wets, University of Southern California; 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., March 17, noon. "Magnetic Fields and Plasma Interactions of the Galilean Moons of Jupiter," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Margaret Kivelson, University of California, Los Angeles; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., March 20, 12:15 p.m. "The Role of Fibroblast Growth Factors during Vertebrate Limb Development," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Mark Lewandoski, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Md.; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW



Mon., March 13, 8 p.m. The 2000 Johns Hopkins Symposium on Foreign Affairs--"U.S. Foreign Policy in a Globalized World" with Noam Chomsky, MIT. Followed by question-and-answer period. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., March 15, 8 p.m. The 2000 Johns Hopkins Symposium on Foreign Affairs--"Solutions to Religious and Ethnic Conflict," a talk by George Mitchell (former U.S. senator, D-Maine). Followed by question-and-answer period. Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., March 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Globalization of Cyberspace: The Intersection of Public and Private Interests and Responsibilities," a conference featuring a keynote address by Vinton Cerf, MCI/Worldcom. 202-663-7787. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg., 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. SAIS

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENTS--Organized by grad students, undergraduates and postdocs affiliated with the Program for Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality. Co-sponsored by History and other Hopkins departments and groups.
   Thurs., March 16, 5:30 p.m. "'Who's Afraid of Frances Wright?' Newspaper Editors' Attempts to Define Reading and Listening Audiences in 1829," with Carolyn Eastman. 148 Gilman. HW

Fri., March 17, 9 a.m. Graduate Research Symposium, graduate student presentations and an undergraduate and graduate poster session, with a keynote address by Alan Taub, Ford Motor Co. Sponsored by Materials Science and Engineering. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW



Thurs., March 16, 4:30 p.m. Track and Field, vs. Goucher and Howard Community College. HW

Sat., March 18, 2 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Davidson. HW

Sat., March 18, 8 p.m. Men's Fencing, MACFA All-Star Meet. HW

Sun., March 19, 11 a.m. Men's Fencing, Blue Jay Invitational. HW



Fri., March 17, and Sat., March 18, 8 p.m., and Sun., March 19, 2:15 p.m. (final performance) John Marans' Old Wicked Songs, a Theatre Hopkins production. $10 on Friday evening, $12 on Saturday evening and Sunday matinee. For reservations, call 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW


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The Marc Steiner Show is broadcast weekdays from noon to 2 p.m. on 88.1 FM, WJHU radio. It is also available live and archived on-line at This list of upcoming segments is subject to change.

Mon., March 13, 1 p.m. Betty Morgan, chief academic officer of Baltimore City schools.

Tues., March 14, 1 p.m. Patricia Payne, Baltimore City's new housing commissioner, talking about the tough problems she faces.

Wed., March 15, 1 p.m. Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Fri., March 17, 1 p.m. Physician Andrew Weil, author of Eating Well for Optimum Health.