The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 18, 2002
Nov 18-
Dec 2

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Wed., Nov. 20, and Thurs., Nov. 21, 8 a.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. For information or to make an appointment, go to Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Tues., Nov. 19, 4 p.m. "Abortion and Intimate Duties," a Bioethics Program colloquium with Margaret Little, Georgetown University.; 348 Gilman Hall. HW

Tues., Nov. 19, 4 p.m. "W.H.R. Rivers and the Vicissitudes of Moral Experience in Anthropology," an Anthropology colloquium with Arthur Kleinman, Harvard University; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Nov. 19, 4 p.m. "The Kiss That Failed," a Musicology colloquium with Harold Powers, Princeton University. Sponsored by the Peabody Conservatory. 114 Leakin. Peabody

Tues., Nov. 19, 4:15 p.m. "Superoxide Dismutase--An S-Nitrosotransferase?" a Chemistry colloquium with Ann English, Concordia University, Canada; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Nov. 21, 3 p.m. "Distance, Time, Space and Landscape: The German Autobahn System, 1930-70," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Thomas Zeller, University of Maryland; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Nov. 21, 4 p.m. "Fundamental Puzzles in Theories of Deformation and Fracture," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with James Langer, University of California, Santa Barbara; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Tues., Nov. 19, 6 p.m. "Army Scholarship," Prehealth discussion with Staff Sgt. Kimberly Finch, U.S. Army. Sponsored by Preprofessional Programs. Clipper Room, Shriver. HW

Wed., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. "Middle Class Reaction to the Sixties," a discussion with PBS news analyst Mark Shields. Sponsored by JHU Advanced Academic Programs. LL07 A&S Washington Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

Thurs., Nov. 21, 3:30 p.m. "On the Road with the Deans," a series of informal discussions between undergraduates and the Homewood deans. Sponsored by Student Life. McCoy Multipurpose Room. HW

Mon., Nov. 25, noon. "Health Issues Facing Native Americans," with Michael Bird, National AIDS Prevention Center. Sponsored by the Center for American Indian Health, in observance of National American Indian Heritage Month. W1020 BSPH. EB



Thurs., Nov. 21, 12:05 p.m. The Next Industrial Revolution, a film about the work of architect-designer William McDonough. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. Hampton House Lecture Hall. EB

Thurs., Nov. 21, 8 p.m. ThrillerFest continues with Todd Hayne's film Safe; Donovan Room, Gilman. HW

Fri., Nov. 22, 7 p.m. The Program in Latin American Studies presents Camila (Argentina, 1984); large AV room, MSE Library. HW

Film and Media Studies presents a series of film screenings; for a schedule and locations, go to HW



Thurs., Nov. 21, 11 a.m. "Handheld Devices: PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) for Beginners," a Welch Medical Library lecture. Part of E-Welch: An Introduction and Update on the Library. Alumni Auditorium, SON. EB

Sat., Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m. The 2002 Alfred Blalock Lecture--"Explorers, Pioneers and the American Dream" by Donald Doty, University of Utah School of Medicine; Hurd Hall. EB



Thurs., Nov. 21, noon. Demonstration and performance of the Japanese shakuhachi (flute), with Toshiyuki Yasui. Sponsored by Musicology. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Thurs., Nov. 21, Fri., Nov. 22, Sat., Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 24, 3 p.m. Peabody Opera Theatre presents Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring. $22, $11 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Friedburg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 24, 4 p.m. The Shriver Hall Guest Artist Series presents The Wood's Tea Company. $15 in advance, $17 if purchased on the day of the performance. Sponsored by Special Events. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

The Wood's Tea Company brings its innovative folk music to Homewood on Nov. 24.

Sun., Nov. 24, 7 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Band presents their fall semester concert. Shriver Auditorium. HW



Fri., Nov. 22, 6:15 p.m. Reading by faculty of the M.A. in Writing Program, with Joe Harrison, Tristan Davies and Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson. A question-and-answer session will follow. 304 Shaffer. HW



Mon., Nov. 18, noon. "A Question of Balance: Career and Technical Education, Academic Courses and Student Outcomes," an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Stephen Plank; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Nov. 18, 12:15 p.m. "From Eggs to Tails of Zebrafish: Maternally Controlled Processes and the BMPs of Development," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Mary Mullins, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. "Minerals and Nuclear Waste," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Reto Giere, Purdue University; Olin Auditorium. HW

Tues., Nov. 19, noon. "Retinal Remodeling Triggered by Photoreceptor Degenerations," a Wilmer Eye Institute seminar with Robert Marc, University of Utah School of Medicine; 107 Wilmer. EB

Tues., Nov. 19, noon. "Structures and Mechanisms of Nudix Enzymes," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Albert Mildvan; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Nov. 19, 12:15 p.m. "Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV: When the Researchers Go Home," an International Health seminar with Amanda Gibbons, USAID; W3030 BSPH. EB

Tues., Nov. 19, 4 p.m. "Molecular Approaches to Neurobiology," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Lara Mahal, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Nov. 20, noon. "On the Shoulders of Giants: Bringing History and Theory to Ethnography, a Sociology seminar with Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley; 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Nov. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Prevention of Mental Disorders Across the Life Span--Drug Involvement and the Environment," a Mental Hygiene seminar with Carla Storr; Hampton House Auditorium. EB

Wed., Nov. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Mouse Urine Protein Area Exposure in a Medical Research Institution," an Environmental Health Engineering seminar with Laura Mark; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m. "Decoding the Message: The Effect of Antibiotics on tRNA Selection by the Ribosome," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Wed., Nov. 20, 4 p.m. "Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci in Humans: An Overview of Recent Methods and Study Designs," a Biostatistics seminar with Eleanor Feingold; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 20, 4 p.m. "Progress in Elucidating Quinoline Antimalaria Drug Resistance," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Paul Roepe, Georgetown University School of Medicine; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 21, 11 a.m. "Simulations of Selectivity and Permeation in Membrane Channels," a Chemical Engineering seminar with Douglas Henderson, Brigham Young University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Nov. 21, 3 p.m. "From Genes to Pores--Connecting the Genome to the Cytoplasm," a Dean's Office special seminar with Pamela Silver, Dana Farber Institute, Harvard University; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 21, 3:30 p.m. "Tiny Regulatory RNAs in Animals, Fungi and Plants," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with David Bartel, Whitehead Institute; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 21, 4 p.m. "Deformable Geodesics and Statistical Models: Finding Sulcal Fundi from MR Brain Images," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Xiaodong Tao; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Nov. 21, 4 p.m. "Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay in Mammal: Evidence for a 'Pioneer' Round of Translation as a Means of mRNA Quality Control," a Biology seminar with Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester Medical Center; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Nov. 21, 4 p.m. "On the Difference Between Median and Mean of Gamma Distributions and a Related Ramanujan Sequence," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Sven Erick Alm, Uppsala University; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Nov. 22, 3 p.m. "Measurements of Pressure Distribution by Integrating the Material Acceleration," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Xiaofeng Liu; 107 Latrobe. HW

Mon., Nov. 25, noon. "Geography of Child Care," an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Ayse Pamuk, San Francisco State University; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Nov. 25, 4 p.m. "Applications of Small Molecule Probes to the Study of Protease Function in the Human Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Matthew Bogyo, Celera Genomics; 303 WBSB. EB

Mon., Nov. 25, 4 p.m. "Tobacco, Science and Policy: Slam Dunk or Air Ball?" a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Jonathan Samet; W2030 BSPH. EB

Tues., Nov. 26, noon. "Watering Systems," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with James Owiny; 403 Ross. EB

Tues., Nov. 26, noon. "Yeast Genetics on Microarrays: Mapping Genomewide Genetic Interactions," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Jef Boeke; 612 Physiology. EB

Mon., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. "Structural and Spectral Engineering of Fluorescent Proteins for Use in Live Cell Imaging," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Robert Campbell, University of California, San Diego; 303 WBSB. EB

Mon., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. "Prediction of Surface Charge, Speciation and Metal Adsorption on Oxides in Electrolyte Solutions," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Dimitri Sverjensky; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. "The Effects of the Social Environment on Children's Health," a Social Policy seminar with Rosalind Wright, Channing University. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, the departments of Economics and Health Policy Management and the Urban Health Institute. 210 Hodson. HW

Mon., Dec. 2, 5 p.m. "Learning Sciences and Science Education," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with David Kanter, Northwestern University; 709 Traylor. EB



Mon., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. JHU Benefits Fair for full- and part-time faculty and staff; Turner Concourse. EB

Wed., Nov. 20, noon. Wednesday Noon Series presents "Downsizing Democracy: How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public," a lecture by Matthew Crenson and Benjamin Ginsberg, authors of the JHU Press book of the same title. Copies will be available for sale and signing. Co-sponsored by Special Events and JHU Press. Shriver Auditorium. HW

Fri., Nov. 22, Sat., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 24, 2:15 p.m. "Just Let Me Say This About That," actor and visiting professor John Astin will present John Bricuth's narrative poem (see In Brief, this issue). Merrick Barn. HW

MSE Symposium -- Changing Times: Who Are We? An Introspective Look at American Identity in the 21st Century. HW

Fri., Nov. 22, 8 p.m. Film showing of Gattaca; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.

Mon., Nov. 25, 8 p.m. "On the Edge: Evolving Biotechnology, a Question of Ethics," a panel discussion with Francis Collins and Ruth Faden; Glass Pavilion, Levering.



Fri., Nov. 22, Sat., Nov. 23, and Sun., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Witness Theater's Fall Showcase of student-written plays, featuring The Door by Andy Moskowitz; Out of Character by Adam Ruben; Prison by Thomas West; The War by Kristopher Jansma; and Who's Got the Hat? by Marina Koestler. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW