The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 22, 2000
May 22-29

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Fri., June 2, 2 p.m. "Intelligent Web Searching," a colloquium with James Mayfield; Parsons Auditorium. APL Program is simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Fri., May 26, 4 p.m. "Human SNPs: How Many Do We Need and What Do We Do With Them?" a lecture by Larry Brody, NHGRI. Part of the "Chips, SNPs and Functional Genomics" series sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. WBSB Auditorium. JHMI

Fri., June 2, 4 p.m. "Genome-Wide Two-Hybrid Analysis" a lecture by Marc Vidal, Dana Farber Institute. Part of the "Chips, SNPs and Functional Genomics" series sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. WBSB Auditorium. JHMI



Tues., May 23, noon. "Insights into N-linked Glycosylation Using Mammalian Cell Mutants," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Sharon Krag; 612 Physiology. JHMI

Thurs., May 25, 10 a.m. "Databases, High Performance Computing and Computational Biology," a Center for Computational Medicine and Biology seminar with Joel Saltz; 709 Traylor. JHMI

Thurs., May 25, noon. "Munchers of the Miocene: How Diets of Hoofed Mammals Reflect Environmental Change," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Christine Janis, Brown University; 110 WBSB. JHMI

Tues., May 30, noon. "RNA-Triggered Genetic Interference Mechanisms," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Andrew Fire; 612 Physiology. JHMI

Thurs., June 1, 4 p.m. "Neuroprotective Effects of Estrogen in Young and Aging Rats: Potential Mechanisms of Action," a seminar with Phyllis Wise, University of Kentucky; 240 Phipps. JHMI



Tues., May 23, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. JHU School of Nursing International Research Symposium with keynote speaker Barbara Sina, NIH/Fogarty International Center, and the following lecturers: "Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors" by Krisela Steyn, Medical Research Council, South Africa; "Polio Rehabilitation in Sweden" by Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, Goteborgs University, Sweden; "Do Stress and Surgery Promote Tumor Metastasis? Mechanisms and Prophylactic Measures" by Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, Tel Aviv University, Israel; "Chronic Pain Assessment and Management" by Marianne Gustafsson, Goteburgs University, Sweden; "Researching Violence against Women: Achievements and Future Directions" by Russell Dobash and Rebecca Dobash, University of Manchester; and "Acute Pain Assessment" by Bjorn Sjostrom, Goteborgs University, Sweden. Sponsored by the SON Office of International and Extramural Affairs and Center for Nursing Research; NIH/Fogarty International Center; the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing; and the Sigma Theta Tau International Society Nu Beta Chapter. Alumni Auditorium, Pinkard Bldg. JHMI

Thurs., May 25, daylong. Johns Hopkins University 2000 Commencement Ceremonies. Stop by the Commencement 2000 website.

Tues., May 30, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open planning meeting of the Greening of JHU Initiative. To attend, contact Polly Walker at Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

'Great Excavations'

This week, chapter one begins in Great Excavations--the massive, fast-track transformation of Homewood into a far more pedestrian-friendly, far safer and far more beautiful campus. But, as GX mascot Charles Diggins might have put it: Sometimes you have to go through the worst of times to get to the best of times.

So, get ready for noise and mud. Think of detours as a new way to explore familiar grounds. And try to have a little fun--starting now.

Tues., May 23, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Homewood campus town hall meeting. Come see the just finalized overall master plan and get answers to your questions about the summer's Great Excavations project, which implements much of the open space portion of the plan. Shriver Hall auditorium.

Fri., May 26, 11 a.m. 'B.Y.O.S.' Groundbreaking. You've been to those boring ceremonial groundbreakings, haven't you? Been forced to sit and applaud politely while a bunch of suits play in the dirt and have all the fun? Not this time. The Great Excavations project kicks off the day after Commencement with a "Bring Your Own Shovel" Groundbreaking, to be held under the graduation tent in the upper quad. Yeah, there'll be a couple of short speeches, but then everyone gets a crack at busting the sod. So:

  • Dress for dirt.

  • Bring a shovel, trowel, hoe or other appropriate implement from home. If you forget, come anyway--some plastic shovels will be available so you can join in the fun.

  • Enter the lottery for a Great Excavations T-shirt.

  • Enjoy refreshments.

  • You'll also get a chance to check out what the streetlights will look like and see samples of the brick, granite, marble and maybe even the trash receptacles.