The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 1, 2001
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Tues., Oct. 2, 4:15 p.m. "Quantum Mechanics and the Automobile: Structure and Performance of Surfaces in a Complex Environment," a Chemistry colloquium with Anne Chaka, NIST. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 3, 4 p.m. "Control of Visual Attention in Human Cortex," a Psychology colloquium with Steven Yantis. 234 Ames. HW



Wed., Oct. 3, 12:30 p.m. "Better Understanding Children's Reactions to Traumatic Experiences," a discussion led by Linda Lewandowski and other School of Nursing faculty; 10 (lower level) Pinkard Bldg. JHMI



Wed., Oct. 3, noon. Wednesday Noon Series--showing of the 2001 CLIO Award-winning TV commercials; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., Oct. 1, 2 to 4 p.m. "Forum on Science Publishing Alternatives," panel discussions led by David Schulenberger, provost, University of Kansas; and Jim Neel, vice president of information services and university librarian, Columbia University; other panelists include Jonathan Bagger, Steve Desiderio and Barbara Starfield. Reception will follow. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. JHMI



Mon., Oct. 1, 12:10 p.m. "Alcohol and Drowning: An International Perspective," by Gordon Smith; Hampton House Lecture Hall (Room B14B), Hampton House. JHMI

Tues., Oct. 2, 7 p.m. "On Rilke and Requiem," by William Gass, Washington University, St. Louis. Sponsored by The Writing Seminars. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, 4 to 6 p.m. "A Bright Future for Washington and Other Challenged Cities?" by economist Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution; Johns Hopkins Club. HW

Economist Alice Rivlin looks at the future of D.C. and other challenged cities.

Fri., Oct. 5, 2 p.m. The Eighth Annual Ernest P. Gray Lecture--"Hypersonic Air-Breathing Propulsion: Future Flight Vehicles" by Paul Waltrup; Parsons Auditorium. APL Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.

Mon., Oct. 8, 12:10 p.m. "Suicide in American Indians and the Role of Alcohol," by Lawrence Wissow; Hampton House Lecture Hall, Hampton House. JHMI

Mon., Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. "Prehealth AED Series: New Concepts for the Application of a Medical Education," by Del Dan Morhaim. Attendance is expected of all prehealth professions students; 160 Mattin Center. HW



Tues., Oct. 2, 8 p.m. All-Chopin recital by pianist Brian Ganz. $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with I.D. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Wed., Oct. 3, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. JHMI Choral Society auditions and rehearsal; East Wing Auditorium, BSPH. JHMI

Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Mozart, Barber and Dvorak, with bassoonist Linda Harwell. $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with I.D. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. "Evergreen Carriage House Concert Series," Liwei Qin, first prize winner at the 2001 Naumberg International Cello Competition, performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Vasks and Shostakovich. A reception with the artist follows the concert. $15. Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 North Charles Street.

Sat., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs with violist Victor de Almeida. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Griswold Hall. Peabody



Wed., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. William Gass reading from one of his works of fiction. Sponsored by The Writing Seminars. 111 Mergenthaler. HW



Mon., Oct. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Active Life Expectancy and Health Care Spending: New Estimates From the MCBS," with Ellen Kramarow, National Center for Health Statistics; W2030 BSPH. JHMI

Mon., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "God's Uterus: Medical Missionary Benjamin Hobson and the Introduction of Western Midwifery to 19th-Century China," a History seminar with Yi-Li Wu; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. "Variations on a Decomposition Theorem in Goodwillie Calculus," with Kristine Baxter Bauer; 211 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 2, noon. "Library 101A: eJournals, JHU Catalog, Remote Access and WelDoc," a Welch Medical Library seminar with Cate Canevari; Patz Lecture Hall, Wilmer. JHMI

Tues., Oct. 2, noon. "Mechanisms and Regulations of mRNA Turnover in Mammalian Cells," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Ching-Yi Chen, University of California, San Diego; 612 Physiology. JHMI

Tues., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Predicting Land Subsidence and Fissuring Due to Fluid Withdrawal," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Don Helm, Morgan State University; 305 Olin. HW

Tues., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Rab11 Effectors Regulating Plasma Membrane Recycling," a Cell Biology seminar with James Goldenring, Medical College of Georgia; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. JHMI

Tues., Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m. "Zero Cycles on the Product of Two Curves," with Avery Ching; 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m. "Integrating Behavioral, Neuroscience and Computational Methods in the Study of Human Speech Perception and Spoken Word Recognition," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Lynne Bernstein; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 3, 8:15 a.m. "Vitamin A and Human Disease: Who Needs Trials?" a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Dean Alfred Sommer; W2030 BSPH. JHMI

Wed., Oct. 3, 12:15 p.m. "The Women's and Children's Health Policy Center," with Holly Grason; 2030 BSPH. JHMI

Wed., Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m. "DNA Mismatch Repair: From Structure to Mechanism," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Wei Yang, NIH; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Wed., Oct. 3, 4 p.m. "Ethics in Scientific Writing," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Pamela Talalay; 303 WBSB. JHMI

Wed., Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m. "Invariants of Quadratic Forms Over Schemes: Example of a Computation," with Boas Erez, Universite de Bordeaux; 211 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, noon. "Structural Analysis of TNF Signaling," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Young Chul Park, Cornell University. 612 Physiology. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 4, 12:45 p.m. "Glutamate Receptor Trafficking to and from the Synapse," a Neuroscience research seminar with Michael Ehlers, Duke University; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 4, 3:30 p.m. "Tethering of ER-derived Vesicles to the Golgi," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Susan Ferro-Novick, Yale School of Medicine; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. "Cancer Metastasis," a Biology seminar with Lance Liotta, NIH; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. "Development of an Ultra-Fast Optical Soliton Pulse Train Generator Using Novel Fiber Optic Components," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Raymond Sova; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. "The Social Construction of Freedom in Historical Perspective" a seminar in moral and political thought with Nancy Hirschmann. Sponsored by History. 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Oct. 8, noon. "Context-Specific Adaptation of Vestibular and Oculomotor Behavior: Possible Countermeasures for Long Duration Space Flight," an Otolaryngology seminar with Mark Shelhamer; 1-191 Meyer. JHMI

Mon., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "On Queen Bees and Being Queen: A Late 18th-Century Cultural Revolution?" a History seminar with Dror Wahrman, Indiana University; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "Cretaceous Tectono-Stratigraphic and Paleographic Evolution of the Southern Kwanza Basin, Angola," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Robert Goldhammer, University of Texas, Austin; 305 Olin. HW



Mon., Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. The 2001 Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal Presentation, the award for humanitarianism will be presented to AOL Time Warner Vice Chairman Ted Turner; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

The 2001 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, A Nation United: Politics and Power in the 21st Century. HW

Wed., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. MSE Film Series: Wag the Dog; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg.



Wed., Oct. 3, 4 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. College of New Jersey; Homewood Field. HW

Fri., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Water Polo, vs. George Washington; Newton White Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 6, 1 p.m. Football, vs. Ursinus; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m. Water Polo, vs. Navy; Newton White Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Drew; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Buttered Niblets, Hopkins' only improv and sketch comedy group, will present their first show of the year. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Schweitzer Gold Medal to Be Awarded

CNN founder and philanthropist Ted Turner will be awarded the 2001 Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism at a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 1, in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus.

The Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal, named for the medical missionary, theologian and musician, was established in New York in 1986 by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to honor von Humboldt's service to humanity and to advance humanitarianism in the United States by recognizing exceptional achievement in the service of humanitarian causes. Johns Hopkins administers the award for the foundation.

Previous recipients include former President George Bush, who received the award in 1997 for his role in negotiating the peaceful unification of Germany. Recipients of the parallel Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, also administered by Hopkins, have included Jimmy Carter, Marian Wright Edelman, Norman Cousins and C. Everett Koop.

Turner's longtime, passionate efforts to promote world peace, to protect and preserve the environment and to fight disease and promote health in Africa reflect a profound commitment to what Schweitzer called "reverence for life," said Lachlan Forrow, a member of the committee that selected Turner for the award.

The event is free and open to the public, but because seating is limited, tickets are required. To obtain a ticket, call 410-516-7157.