The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 5, 2001
Feb 5-12

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Tues., Feb. 6, and Wed., Feb. 7, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Johns Hopkins Red Cross Blood Drive. To schedule an appointment, log on to Sponsored by Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Tues., Feb. 6, 4:15 p.m. "Chemical Control of Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Data Storage to Drug Delivery," a Chemistry colloquium with John Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. "Generalization in Neural Networks: 'Just' Statistics?" a Psychology colloquium with Jeff Elman, University of California, San Diego; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Feb. 8, 3 p.m. "Bedside Stories: Clinical Narrative and the Grounding of Modern Medicine," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with John Warner, Yale University; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. JHMI

Fri. Feb. 9, 2 p.m. "The Dilemma of Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century," a colloquium with Adm. Stansfield Turner, former CIA director; Kossiakoff Auditorium. APL Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus (Instructional Television Facility).



Mon., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. "Prehealth Information Meeting," intended for freshmen and sophomores. 111 Mergenthaler. HW



Thurs., Feb. 8, 7:15 p.m. "The African Diaspora: New Black Cinema from Africa and Beyond," the Baltimore premiere of films from Africa and Latin America: This week's presentation is Guimba: The Tyrant (1995, in Bambara with English subtitles), directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI



Tues., Feb. 6, 4 p.m. "The Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lecture--"Insertional Mutagenesis in Zebrafish Nets Genes for Early Vertebrate Development" by Nancy Hopkins, MIT. Sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council and the Office of the Dean of SOM. Turner Auditorium. JHMI

Tues., Feb. 6, 7 p.m. "The Classroom of the Future: Putting Technology to Work for Education," a SPSBE lecture by Doug Becker of Sylvan Learning Systems, has been CANCELED.

Sat., Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m. "The New Faces of Power: Coercive Diplomacy After the Cold War," an American Foreign Policy lecture by Seyom Brown, Brookings Institution and Brandeis University; 501 Nitze. SAIS



Tues., Feb. 6, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs the Baltimore premiere of Philip Glass' Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra. Program also includes Beethoven's Grosse Fugue, op. 133, and Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with I.D. 410-659-8124. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody.

Fri., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Beethoven, Britten and Shostakovich, with soprano soloist Joanne Robinson. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with I.D. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody



Mon., Feb. 5, noon. "New Developments in Brain Tumor Therapy," a Neurosurgery seminar with Henry Brem; 1-191 Meyer. JHMI

Mon., Feb. 5, 12:15 p.m. "The Microtubule Destabilizing Kinesin, SKCM1, Is a Global Regulator of Microtubule Dynamics," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Claire Walczak, Indiana University, Bloomington; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. "Linkage of V(D)J Recombination to Transposition and DNA Repair," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Martin Gellert, NIH; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Mon., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. "Chemical Clues to the Signatures of Life," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Marilyn Fogel, Carnegie Institution of Washington; 305 Olin. HW

Tues., Feb. 6, noon. "Planarian Regeneration: Modern Approaches to Study a Classic Problem," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Phillip Newmark, Carnegie Institution of Washington; 303 WBSB. HW

Tues., Feb. 6, noon. "Protein Chip(R) Array Proteomics: Expression Profiling, Protein Characterization and Assay Development," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Diane McCarthy, Ciphergen Biosystems Inc.; 612 Physiology. JHMI

Tues., Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m. "Ribonucleotide Reductases in the 21st Century," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Joanne Stubbe, MIT; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Tues., Feb. 6, 4:30 p.m. "Geometric Source Separation: Merging Convolutive Source Separation with Geometric Beamforming," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Lucas Parra, Sarnoff Corp.; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Feb. 7, 8:15 a.m. "Issues in Compliance and Credibility in Clinical Trials," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Eliot Lee Marshall, Science magazine; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Wed., Feb. 7, 10:15 a.m. "Regulation of Mitosis and Replication by Cell-Cycle Checkpoints," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Nicholas Rhind, The Scripps Research Institute; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Wed., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. "Flow Modulation of Receptor-mediated Cellular Interactions in Cancer Metastasis," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Konstantinos Konstantopoulos; 303 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Feb. 8, 10:15 a.m. "TGF Beta Signaling and Tumorigenesis," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Shibin Zhou; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Thurs., Feb. 8, noon. "In Search of Susceptibility Genes for Type 2 Diabetes in West Africa," a Center for Inherited Disease Research seminar with Charles Rotimi, National Human Genome Center/Howard University; 2000 Triad. Bayview

Thurs., Feb. 8, noon. "Signaling Mechanisms for Chemoattractants and Wnt," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Dianqing Wu, University of Connecticut; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Feb. 8, 1 p.m. "Synaptic Activity Induces a Rapid Switch in Glutamate Receptor Subtype," a Neuroscience special seminar with Si-Qiong Liu, University College, London; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Feb. 8, 3 p.m. "Computational Analysis of Random Material Microstructures via Stochastic Simulation," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Lori Graham; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Feb. 8, 4 p.m. "Recent Algorithms for Pricing High-Dimensional American Options," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Mark Broadie, Columbia University Business School; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Feb. 8, 4 p.m. "Proteasomal Degradation of Newly Synthesized Proteins: Implication for Protein Folding and Immune Surveillance," a Biology seminar with Jon Yewdell, NIAID; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. "Career Paths in Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Law," a Preprofessional Programs seminar with Craig Jepson, Franklin Pierce Law Center; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Mon., Feb. 12, 12:15 p.m. "Disease Tracking and Monitoring: First Steps Toward a Stronger Public Health System," a Center for Epidemiology and Policy seminar with Maureen Byrnes, The Pew Charitable Trusts; W2008 SPH. JHMI

Mon., Feb. 12, 4 p.m. "Decadal Variability in the North Atlantic," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Sirpa Hakkinen, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Feb. 12, 4 p.m. "The Destruction of Privacy in America: The Human Side of Information Security," a JHU Information Security Institute seminar with Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg. HW

Mon., Feb. 12, 4 p.m. "Mitochondrial-derived Reactive Oxygen and Its Relationship to Cellular Signal Transduction," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Michael Trush; W2030 SPH. JHMI



Black History Month. This year's theme is "Black History Being Made Every Day."

Wed., Feb. 7, noon. "History and Heritage: Revelations of African-American Culture," a performance of chants, work songs, games, stories and spirituals of Gullah ancestors by Frankie and Doug Quimby and the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Part of the Wednesday Noon Series sponsored by Special Events. This program is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Black Faculty and Staff Association. Shriver Hall. HW

Frankie and Doug Quimby will celebrate African heritage on Feb. 7, at noon, as part of Black History Month.

Thurs., Feb. 8, noon. Luncheon discussion on the film Nappy. 410-516-6224. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., Feb. 8, 8 p.m. Bobby McFerrin at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by the Hopkins Organization for Programming. $9 for JHU students with I.D. 410-516-8209. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Mon., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Sankofa African Dance Theater Clinic. Great Hall, Levering. HW



Mon., Feb. 5, 11 a.m. "Building Blocks: An Educational Workshop for Parents with Cancer," an interactive workshop to discuss how children are affected when a parent, grandparent or guardian is diagnosed with cancer. Suite 1210, Weinberg Bldg. JHMI