The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 29, 2001
Oct 29-
Nov 5

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Tues., Oct. 30, 4:15 p.m. "Materials Science Inspired by Biology: From Genetically Engineered Rod-like Polymers to Synthetic Amphiphiles," a Chemistry colloquium with Michael (Seungju) Yu; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. "From Plate Tectonics to Coral Reefs--How Tectonically Forced Shifts in Seawater Chemistry Have Produced Secular Oscillations in the Mineralogy of Dominant Limestone-Producing Organisms During the Last Half-Billion Years," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Steven Stanley; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg. HW

Fri., Nov. 2, 2 p.m. "The American Practice of Arms Control," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Michael O. Wheeler, Science Application International Group (SAIC); Parsons Auditorium. APL Program simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Tues., Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m. "Lifestory Perspective in Psychiatry: The Oedipal Legend Is No More About Sex Than Sleeping Beauty Is About Sleep," a talk by Paul R. McHugh. Part of the guest lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. A wine and cheese reception will follow. 410-516-8327. Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles Street. HW

Thurs., Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. "Intermedia: Exploring the Intersection between Art and Science," a talk by Randall Packer, Maryland Institute College of Art. Sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program; 110 Gilman. HW



Thurs., Nov. 1, 7:15 p.m. "Emigres and Divas: The Muse in Exile," a series of four classic films featuring emigre directors and classic leading ladies continues with Ninotchka, starring Greta Garbo and directed by Ernst Lubitsch; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB



Wed., Oct. 31, 4 p.m. "Building Bridges: Community-Academic Research Partnerships," Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds with Lawrence Green; Becton Dickinson Lecture Hall, BSPH. EB



Tues., Oct. 30, 11 a.m. "America's New Allies," a lecture by Adrian Nastase, prime minister of Romania. The lecture will be introduced by Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser for the Carter administration. Discussion will follow. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. SAIS

Tues., Oct. 30, noon. "Reference Manager," a Welch Medical Library Education lecture by David Wright; Patz Lecture Hall, Wilmer Eye Institute. EB

Tues., Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m. The Mirowski Lecture--"Signaling Pathways and Cardiac Hypertrophy: Molecules, Mice and Medicine" by R. Sanders Williams, Duke University Medical Center; WBSB Auditorium. EB

Thurs., Nov. 1, 6 p.m. The Garrett Lecture on Urban Issues--"Building Communities Through People, Parks and Programs" by Charles Jordan, Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Portland, Ore. $8 for Evergreen members and JHU affiliates and $10 for the general public. For reservations call 410-516-0341. Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Mon., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. "Nation and Modernity in the Writings of Sarmiento and Nabuco" by Marco Pamplona. Sponsored by History and the Program in Latin American Studies. 315 Gilman. HW



Tues., Oct. 30, noon. Midday Concert Series with the Tetrasonic Horn Quartet; Hurd Hall. EB

Tues., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. "Opera Potpourri," scenes from 17th- and 18th-century operas. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra with pianist Washington Garcia, the Harrison L. Winter Competition winner. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Tickets are $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with I.D. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Marvin Mills, Victoria Sirota and Donald Sutherland perform on the Holtkamp organ, accompanied by members of the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Tickets are $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with I.D. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody



Mon., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Reading by C.K. Williams of his poetry. Sponsored by The Writing Seminars. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. Dave Smith reads from one of his works of poetry. Sponsored by The Writing Seminars. 323 Gilman. HW



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. EB

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. EB

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," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Daniel Moerman, Massachusetts General Hospital. Part of the Christian Klimt Seminar Series. Becton Dickinson Lecture Hall, BSPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 30, noon. "Structural Aspects of MHC Class I Molecule Maturation," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Rachelle Gaudet, Harvard University; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m. "How Important Is 'Starting Small' in Language Acquisition?" a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with David Plaut, Carnegie Mellon University; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 31, 4 p.m. "Moral Communities and the Geography of Difference" by Todd Meyers, and "Ethical Parenting and Local Practices of Care" by Patricia Henderson, Anthropology seminars; W1030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 1, 11 a.m. "Molecular Mechanisms of Adhesion, Polarization and Invasive Growth in Yeast" with Sean Palecek, University of Wisconsin; 110 Maryland Hall. HW

Thurs., Nov. 1, noon. "Control of Stem Cell Self-Renewal by Jak-STAT Signaling in Drosophila Spermatogenesis," a Cell Biology seminar with Erika Matunis; Suite 2-200, 1830 Building. EB

Thurs., Nov. 1, noon. "The Role of American Foundations in U.S. 20th-Century Reforms," an Institute for Policy Studies/Center for Civil Society Studies seminar with Madam Zi Zhongyun; 526 Wyman Park Building. HW

Thurs., Nov. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Women Reorient Their Lives: Findings From the Impact Evaluation of Arab Women Speak Out" with Carol Underwood. Sponsored by the Center for Communication Programs Gender Task Force. Suite 310, 111 Market Place.

Thurs., Nov. 1, 12:45 p.m. "Imaging Cortical Microcircuits," a Neuroscience research seminar with Rafael Yuste, Columbia University; 811 WBSB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. "Atmospheric Turbulence Effects on a Partially Coherent Gaussian Beam: Implications for Free-Space Laser Communication," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Jennifer Ricklin; 117 Barton. HW

Mon., Nov. 5, noon. "Time Scales and Global Modes in Atmospheric Chemistry," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Michael Prather, University of California, Irvine; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. "Roles of Ubiquitin in NF-kB Signaling," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Zhijian (James) Chen, Southwestern Medical Center/University of Texas; W2030 BSPH. EB



Wed., Oct. 31, noon. Wednesday Noon Series--a performance of lyric Spanish guitar music by Gustavo Them. Sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., Nov. 2, 2 to 3:30 p.m. "Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Privacy and Information Security," a Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute panel discussion wth John Sabo, International Security, Trust and Privacy Alliance; W. Scott Blackmer, Viamericas Corp.; Jane Fountain, Harvard University; Jeffrey Hunker, Carnegie Mellon University; and Lee McKnight, Tufts University. In conjunction with the 23rd annual Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Monarch Hotel, 2401 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. For directions, go to:

Sat., Nov. 3, 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. "A Woman's Journey," Johns Hopkins Medicine's daylong exploration of health-related women's issues and concerns, comprised of a talk by NPR talk show host Diane Rehm and 32 faculty-led seminars. Just added: D.A. Henderson, director of the Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies and adviser to HHS secretary Tommy Thompson, will give a talk titled "Bioterrorism: Facts and Fiction." Rehm will discuss her struggle to save her voice and will sign copies of her book, Finding My Voice. $55 per person ($40 for full-time matriculating students with I.D.), including breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 410-955-8660 or go to: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Walk-in registration accepted.

Thurs., Nov. 1, 4 to 6 p.m. Hopkins Community Conversation--"The Nature of Humanitarian Crises and the Limits of Humanitarian Aid," second in a series of forums to provide an opportunity for discussion of recent events, with speakers Les Roberts, International Rescue Committee; and Gilbert Burnham. 1 Remsen. HW

Sun., Nov. 4, 8 p.m. The 2001 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium: A Nation United: Politics and Power in the 21st Century--"The Growing Political Power of the Legal Community" by commentator Greta van Susteren; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

CNN's Greta van Susteren is the next speaker in the 2001 Milton Eisenhower Symposium.



Sat., Nov. 3, 1 p.m. Football, vs. Franklin and Marshall; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., Nov. 2, and Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 4, 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

Thurs., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. An Evening of Improv and Sketch Comedy with the Buttered Niblets; Arellano Theater, Levering. HW