The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 22, 2001
Oct 22-29

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Tues., Oct. 23, 4:15 p.m. "How Come Vinegar Is Sour but Wine Is Not? Resonance and Electrostatic Stabilization of the Acetate Anion," a Chemistry colloquium with Paul Rablen, Swarthmore College; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 24, 4 p.m. "Neurobiology of Attachment," a Psychology colloquium wih Tom Insel, Emory University; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. "Individualism and the Claims of Community," a Political and Moral Thought colloquium with M.M. Goldsmith, Victoria University, New Zealand; 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. "Natural Philosophy and the Ideology of Modern Science," a Center for History and Philosophy of Science colloquium with Peter Dear, Cornell University; 348 Gilman. HW

Fri., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. "The Discovery and Salvage of DAKAR" with David Jourdan, Nauticos Corp.; Parsons Auditorium. APL Program simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Mon., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. "Is Positive Pluralism Possible?" a conversation between clergy of the Campus Ministries Advisory Board discussing religion in the wake of Sept. 11. Reception to follow. 410-261-1880. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith and Community Service Center.

Mon., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Prehealth: Sophomore Premed Informational Meeting with Mary Catherine Savage and Ronald Fishbein; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Sat., Oct. 27, 2 p.m. "Needles and Threads: Women's Handiwork, Men's Craftsmanship," a gallery talk with Catherine Rogers Arthur; Homewood House Museum. HW



Thurs., Oct. 25, 7:15 p.m. "Emigres and Divas: The Muse in Exile," a series of four classic films featuring emigre directors and classic leading ladies begins with The Scarlet Empress, starring Marlene Dietrich and directed by Josef von Sternberg; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI



Mon., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. "Prehealth: Sophomore Premed Informational Meeting" with Mary Catherine Savage and Ronald Fishbein; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., Oct. 23, noon. "Evidence-Based Health Care: UpToDate, Cochrane," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Holly Harden; Patz Lecture Hall, Wilmer Eye Institute. JHMI

Wed. Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m. "Developmental Course and Background of Juvenile Homicide Offenders" by Rolf Loeber, University of Pittsburgh. Hampton House Auditorium. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. The Leslie Hellerman Lecture--"How New Enzymes Evolve from Old Ones" by Gregory Petsko, Brandeis University; WBSB Auditorium (ground floor). JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. 11th Annual Larry L. Ewing Memorial Lecture--"Transplantation of Murine Spermatogenic Stem Cells" by Michael Griswold, Washington State University; 1020 BSPH. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m. "Biology of Renal Cell Cancer," a Visiting Professor Lecture by Janice Dutcher, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center; Patz Lecture Hall, Wilmer Eye Institute. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 25, 5 p.m. James F. Bell Memorial Lecture in Continuum Mechanics--"Strain Gradient Plasticity: New Developments and Issues" by John Hutchinson, Harvard University; 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Oct. 26, 8 a.m. "Treatment of Renal Cell Cancer" a Visiting Professor Lecture by Janice Dutcher, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center; Patz Lecture Hall, Wilmer Eye Institute. JHMI

Fri., Oct. 26, 4:45 p.m. "Insights Into the Pathogenesis of Retinitis Pigmentosa and Night Blindness Revealed Through Gene Identifications" by Thaddeus Dryja, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series. Patz Lecture Hall, Wilmer Eye Institute. JHMI

Sat., Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m. The 2001 Alfred Blalock Lecture--"Surgery of the Aortic Arch" by Randall Griepp, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; Hurd Hall. JHMI



Sun. Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Ying String Quartet, with pianist Menahem Pressler. 4:30 p.m. Preconcert lecture by Eileen Soskin in the Clipper Room. $26, $13 for full-time students with I.D. 410-516-7164. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Tues., Oct. 23, noon to 1:30 p.m. Open House for the Johns Hopkins Business Graduate Programs. Faculty, advisers and financial aid officers will be available to answer questions. Washington, D.C. Center, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

Open Houses for the Master of Science in Real Estate program. 1-800-GO-TO-JHU

Tues., Oct. 23, noon to 1:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. Center, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Tues., Oct. 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Marriott Tyson's Corner, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va.



Mon., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Reading by C.K. Williams of his poetry; 111 Mergenthaler. HW



Mon., Oct. 22, noon. "The System's Approach to Policy Formulation," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Arnold Packer; 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., Oct. 22, 12:15 p.m. "The Taiwan Biomarker Study--Overview and Early Results" with Maxine Weinstein, Georgetown University; W2030 BSPH. JHMI

Mon., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Competition for Attentional Resources in Distributed Neocortical Networks Revealed by Local Field Potential Analysis" with Steven Bressler, Florida Atlantic University; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. "Generation of Plate Tectonics from Mantle Convection: Odd Rheologies, Lithospheric-Damage and Shear Localization," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with David Bercovici, Yale University; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. "Aflatoxin, p53 Mutations and Liver Cancer: Opportunities for Preventive Interventions," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with John Groopman; W2030 BSPH. JHMI

Tues., Oct. 23, 3 p.m. "GDNF: Regeneration and Functional Recovery in the Aged and Parkinsonian Brain," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Don Marshal, University of Kentucky Medical Center; W1214 BSPH. JHMI

Tues., Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m. "Knowledge Discovery from Text," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Dekang Lin, University of Alberta; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m. "How Bacteria Talk to Each Other: Regulation of Gene Expression by Quorum Sensing," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Wed., Oct. 24, 4 p.m. "Protein Analysis in the Post-Genomic Era," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Joshua LaBaer, Harvard Medical School; 303 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 25, 11 a.m. "Modeling and Optimization in Protein and Metabolic Engineering" with Costas Maranas, Pennsylvania State University; 110 Maryland Hall. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, noon. "Inside the White House," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Terry Edmonds, chief speechwriter for former president Bill Clinton. Part of the "Health Policy Perspectives" lunchtime seminar series. Hampton House Lecture Hall. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 25, noon. "Regulated Assembly and Refolding of Membrane Fusion Proteins," a Cell Biology seminar with Fred Hughson, Princeton University; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 25, 12:45 p.m. "Control of Visual Attention in Human Cortex," a Neuroscience research seminar with Steven Yantis; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m. "Group II Intron Mobility by Reverse Splicing Into DNA and Its Potential Applications in Targeted Gene Disruption and DNA Insertion," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Alan Lambowitz, University of Texas, Austin; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Thurs., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. "Fast Revocation of Credentials: Mediated Signatures and Encryption," an Information Security Institute seminar with Gene Tsudik, University of California, Irvine; 101 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. "Resonant Holography," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with George Barbastathis, MIT; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., Oct. 26, noon. "The Catalytic Pathway of Cytochrome P450 at Atomic Resolution," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Gregory Petsko, Brandeis University; 612 Physiology. JHMI

Mon., Oct. 29, noon. "A New Disorder Similar to Huntington's Disease: Phenotype and Genetic Etiology," a Psychiatry and Neurology joint seminar with Russell Margolis and Elizabeth O'Hearn; 1-191 Meyer. JHMI

Mon., Oct. 29, noon. "Global Overturning and Heat Transport: When Do Subpolar Winds Matter?" an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Barry Klinger, George Mason University; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m. "Regulation of Higher Order Chromatin Assembly by Histone Methylation," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Shiv Grewal, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Seminar Room, W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. "Human Stem Cells: The End of the Beginning," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with John Gearhart; W1214 BSPH. JHMI

Mon., Oct. 29, 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. 29, 5 p.m. "Rethinking the Placebo Effect and Discovering the Meaning Response," Daniel Moerman, Massachusetts General Hospital. Part of the Christian Klimt Seminar Series. Becton Dickinson Lecture Hall, BSPH. JHMI



Tues., Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m. The Collectors' Series: Evenings in the Library--first in a five-part series in which librarians will present the rare books that inspired the exhibit King, Hummingbirds and Monsters: Artist's Books at Evergreen. $10, $8 for Evergreen members. 410-516-0341. Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Wed., Oct. 24, noon. Wednesday Noon Series--"Journeys to the Heart of Baltimore," a lecture by WJZ-TV commentator and author Michael Olesker based on his book by the same title. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Michael Olesker, 'Sun' columnist and WJZ-TV commentator, travels this week to Homewood, bringing with him stories gathered from neighborhood street corners and front stoops, playgrounds and schoolrooms, churches and synagogues, and families sharing late-night kitchen snacks. "Journeys to the Heart of Baltimore," the talk Olesker will give, is based on his just-released JHU Press book, which will be available for sale and signing.

Wed., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. The 2001 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium: A Nation United: Politics and Power in the 21st Century presents Bulworth, starring Warren Beatty; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to noon. "Are Americans at Home in the Global Village?" a town hall meeting with panelists Andrew Kohut, Pew Center on the People and the Press; William Spriggs, National Urban League's Institute of Opportunity and Equality; Cheryl Peterson, American Nurses Association's International Nursing Center; Frank Sharry, National Immigration Forum; and Susan Aronson, National Policy Association. Moderated by Susan Dentzer, health correspondent for PBS's The Newshour with Jim Lehrer. Sponsored by SAIS, the League of Women Voters Education Fund and the National Policy Association. Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. SAIS

Fri., Oct. 26, 1 to 5:30 p.m., and Sat., Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Psychoanalysis, Race and the African-American Subject," a conference with speakers Hortense Spillers, Cornell University; Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks, Boston College; and Celia Brickman, University of Chicago. Reception follows each day's session. 111 Gilman. HW

Fri., Oct. 26. "Celebrate Latin Culture!" a Latin cultural show and dance sponsored by the Student Assembly and the Diversity Office. JHMI

8 p.m. Dance group; East Wing Auditorium, BSPH 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Orquesta La Romana, salsa orchestra performs; 9th floor, Wolfe Street Cafe



Tues., Oct. 23, 5 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Gettysburg; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Franklin and Marshall; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., Oct. 26, and Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins production of Donald Margulies' Collected Stories. $12 at the door on Friday evening, $15 on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., Oct. 26, Sat., Oct. 27, and Sun., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Witness Theater presents One-Act Showcase, one-act plays written, performed, directed and produced by JHU students. $3. 410-366-7429. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Sat., Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. Sampler Workshop, create your own sampler with inspiration from historic needleworks from the exhibition Needles and Threads: Women's Handiwork, Men's Craftsmanship. Use our pattern or design your own, borrowing early-19th-century motifs. Instruction and materials provided. Space is limited; reservations required. Homewood House Museum. HW