The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 23, 2002
Sep 23-30

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Tues., Sept. 24, 8 a.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive, To make an appointment to give blood, or for more information, go to Those who have not given blood before or recently, check eligibility to donate by looking on the Web site or by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall. HW



Tues., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. "Lucretius, the Poet and the Philosopher," a colloquium with Jean Salem, Universite Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne). Sponsored by Philosophy, Classics and Romance Languages and Literatures. 348 Gilman. HW

Wed., Sept. 25, 4:15 p.m. "New Wine from Old Bottles: Free Radical Additions to Reactive Ketenes," a Chemistry colloquium with Thomas Tidwell, University of Toronto; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Sept. 26, 3 p.m. "Empirical Knowledge: Colonial Authority and Native Development: The Controversy Over the Sugar/Rice Ecology in the Netherlands East Indies, 1905-14," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Suzanne Moon, Colorado School of Mines; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "The World's Most Frustrated Magnet," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Oleg Tchernyshyov; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Mon., Sept. 23, 1 p.m. "The Ketogenic Diet: An Alternative Therapy Becomes Mainstream," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine research conference with John Freeman; Endocrine Conference Room, 3rd floor, 1830 Bldg. EB

Fri., Sept. 27, 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Nurses: Worth Their Weight in a Multimillion Dollar Industry," a Nurses' Alumni Association education conference. Cost for the day is $70 general admission, $60 for JHU SON alumni, $25 for students and $20 for the Doris Armstrong Forum and luncheon only. 410-955-4285 or Anne M. Pinkard Building. EB



Mon., Sept. 23, 1:30 p.m. "Develop Cross-Cultural Competencies for Working and Volunteering in Baltimore," a discussion about essential cross-cultural skills for working, researching, and volunteering in the East Baltimore Community, with Ralph Johnson; W1020 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 26, noon. "Health Care for All," a debate between Peter Bielenson, Health Commissioner for Baltimore City, and Rocky Worcester, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, with question-and-answer session to follow. Basement lecture hall, Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Sept. 26, 12:45 p.m. "Potassium Channels in the Heart--Normal Function and Disease,"a Neuroscience research seminar with Steve Goldstein, Yale University. 811 WBSB. EB



Tues., Sept. 24, noon. "Is Organic Farming Sowing the Seeds of a Sustainable Agriculture?" a Center for a Livable Future lecture by Evaggelos Vallianatos, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. W1030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 26, 11 a.m. "Evidence-Based Medicine: Tools, Techniques, Results," a Welch Medical Library lecture; Alumni Auditorium, School of Nursing. EB

Thurs., Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m. "From a Baltimore Bar to Massachusetts Historical Societies: Research on Sewing Circles and Stitch-'n-Bitch Groups," Caitrin Lynch. Brown Bag Luncheon 400 Macaulay Hall. HW



Tues., Sept. 24, 8 p.m. 2002-2003 Peabody concert season opens with a performance by the Peabody Jazz Faculty--Gary Thomas, tenor saxophone/flute; Howard Curtis, drums; Michael Formanek, bass; Ingrid Jensen, trumpet; and Tim Murphy, piano. $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sat., Sept. 28, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra opens its 2002-2003 season with Nielsen's Flute Concerto, op. 57 with soloist Marina Piccinini. $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Flutist Marina Piccinini will be the soloist when the Peabody Symphony Orchestra opens its season on Saturday.

Sun., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series--2002-2003 season opens with the Borromeo String Quartet. For ticket information, call 410-516-7164. Shriver Hall. HW



Mon., Sept. 23, noon. "The Cost of Conflict and the Potential for Mediation," an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Lorig Charkoudian, Maryland Association of Community Mediation Centers; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Sept. 23, 12:15 p.m. "Gene Trap Mutagenesis and the Functional Analysis of the Mouse Genome," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with William Skarnes, University of California, Berkeley; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Sept. 23, 4 p.m. "Molecular Dynamics Studies of Lipid Bilayers," a Biophysics seminar with Doug Tobias, University of California, Irvine; 109 Jenkins. HW

Tues., Sept. 24, noon. "Animal Welfare Concerns," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with James Owiny; Carroll Auditorium, 1st floor, "A" Bldg. Bayview

Tues., Sept. 24, noon. "Protein Folding Kinetics Beyond the Phi Value: Using Multiple Amino Acid Substitutions to Investigate Transition State Structure," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Alan Davidson, University of Toronto; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Sept. 24, 1:30 p.m. "Risk Factors for Loss of Genomic Imprinting of Insulin Growth Factor II Gene in Normal Colonic Tissue," thesis defense with Marcia Cruz-Correa; 466 Blalock. EB

Tues., Sept. 24, 3 p.m. "Efficient Large-Scale Bioremediation in a Heterogeneous Aquifier: The Schoolcraft Bioaugmentation Experiment" with David Hyndman, Michigan State University; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m. "Activity and Aging: Is Variety the Spice of Life?" with Michelle Carson; Hampton House Auditorium. EB

Wed., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "Use of Latent Class Models to Assist in Diagnoses Using Emotional Affect Data" with Michael Elliott, University of Pennsylvania; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "Watering Electrospray Ions to See How They Grow," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with John Fenn, Virginia Commonwealth University; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 26, 8 a.m. "Alternative Medicine in the Operating Room," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine special seminar with Mehmet Oz, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; W1020 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 26, 12:45 p.m. "Potassium Channels in the Heart: Normal Function and Disease," a Neuroscience research seminar with Steve Goldstein, Yale University; 811 WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 26, 3 p.m. "An Introduction to Biacore: Principles of Operation and Example Applications," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Maureen Cloney; W2015 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "Discover the Truths and Dispel the Myths about Safety in Baltimore" with Karen Fortune; W1020 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "Efficient Spike Communication," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with David Goldberg, ElSensor Communication & Microsystems Lab; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "Modeling Images and Objects," a Mathe-matical Sciences seminar with Laurent Younes, L'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France. Co-sponsored by Imaging Science; 110 Clark Hall. HW

Thurs., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "Cellular Signaling by Tyrosine Phosphorylation," a Biology seminar with Joseph Schlessinger, Yale University; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Sept. 27, 11 a.m. "A One-Dimensional Stochastic Model of Multiscale Dynamics in Turbulent Flow" with Alan Kerstein, Sandia National Lab; 234 Ames Hall. HW

Mon., Sept. 30, 12:15 p.m. "Analysis of Centrosome Replication and Maturation in the C. elegans Embryo," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Kevin O'Connell, NIH/NIDDK/LBG, Bethesda, Md.; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Fighting Vacancy and Blight in Philadelphia and Baltimore: Maximum Feasible Contrast," an Institute for Policy Studies/Social Policy seminar with Mark Alan Hughes, University of Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by Economics, and Health Policy and Management. Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club. HW

Mon., Sept. 30, 5 p.m. "Industrial R&D (Young Biotech Company) and Intellectual Property," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Andy Kamholz, MesoSystems Technology, Inc.; 708 Traylor (Talbot Library). EB



Fri., Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. MSE Symposium--Changing Times: Who Are We? An Introspective Look at American Identity in the 21st Century. Film screening of the documentary Americanos: Latino Life in the United States. 8:30 p.m. "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States," a lecture by actor Edward James Olmos. Lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer period and reception and a book signing in the Clipper Room. 410-516-7683. Shriver Hall. HW

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening day of Homewood's 200th Anniversary Celebration--Building Homewood: Vision for a Villa, which runs through Dec. 29 (see story, this issue). 19th-Century Building Trades Fair ($5 for "apprenticeships" with craftsmen), lectures, open house/exhibition. (After opening day, house/exhibition will be $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, free for JHU community.) Homewood House Museum. HW



Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m. Women's Volleyball, vs. Eastern; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Sept. 28, 1 p.m. Football, vs. Carnegie Mellon; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 28, 2 p.m. Women's Volleyball, vs. Capital; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Sept. 28, 5 p.m. Women's Volleyball, vs. NYU; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Muhlenberg; Homewood Field. HW



Wed., Sept. 25, 8:45 to 3:30 p.m. "Smallpox," an opportunity to learn about and understand the clinical features, biology and epidemiology of smallpox; with various speakers; East Wing Auditorium, BSPH. EB