Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 2, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 2, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 1

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Colloquia | Lectures | SAIS | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Theater


Tabletop Treasures

A set of 29 gods and goddesses was ordered by Edward Lloyd IV for his dining table at Wye House, near Easton, Md., in 1792. The eight surviving figures have been conserved especially for this exhibition and are displayed for the first time outside of Wye House. The use of the figures assumed the classical education of the owner and his dinner guests and might have served to inspire clever conversation.

Taste and Table, opening Thursday at historic Homewood House, explores the types of ceramics used by the home's founding family, the Carrolls, during their 1801-1832 residency there. The exhibit also includes important objects owned by other prominent Maryland families, including pieces from each of the state's four signers of the Declaration of Independence (Carroll, Paca, Chase and Stone) through loans from the Baltimore Museum of Art, Historic Annapolis Foundation, Londontown Foundation and numerous private collections.

In addition to objects in display cases, decorative and useful ceramic items will be shown throughout the house with interpretive labels indicating how they would have been used in such a grand Federal-period dwelling.

A Ceramics Discovery Day on Oct. 14 will feature presentations by the exhibition's co-curator, Diana Edwards Murnaghan, and object identification and evaluation by Letitia Roberts, formerly of Sotheby's New York and The Antiques Roadshow.

For details about the opening-night reception and the exhibit's ongoing hours and fees, see Special Events.



Fri., Sept. 5, 2 p.m. "The Iraq Campaign: An Episode in a War," a colloquium with George Friedman, Stratfor; Parsons Auditorium. APL The program is simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Thurs., Sept. 4, 8 a.m. The Third William Wallace Scott Research Lecture--"Reawakening Silenced Genes in Human Cancer" by Peter Jones, University of Southern California; Weinberg Building Auditorium. EB

Fri., Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. "The Griffin in Ancient Egypt," an illustrated lecture by Andrea Gramann, University of Munich. Sponsored by the SAIS African Studies Program and the American Research Center in Egypt, Washington, D.C. Chapter. Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.



Sun., Sept. 7, 2 p.m. "The Landscape Tradition in American Art," a lecture by Susan Ross. Sponsored by Evergreen House. See "In Brief," this issue. Evergreen House Theater, 4545 N. Charles Street.



Wed., Sept. 3, 12:15 p.m. "Improving TB Health Outcomes for Immigrant and Refugee Families: Using Local Knowledge to Design Culturally Appropriate Care," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Patrick Chaulk, Annie E. Casey Foundation; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., Sept. 4, 9:30 a.m. "Regulation of Polyubiquitin Signaling in DNA Repair," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Colleen Tang Tsui; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 4, 12:15 p.m. "Facilitating Complex Change in Developing Countries," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Lawrence Robertson, Partners for Democratic Change; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., Sept. 4, 1 p.m. "Mice with Targeted Gain of Function Mutations in Nicotinic Receptors," a Neuroscience research seminar with Henry Lester, California Institute of Technology; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Fri., Sept. 5, 2 p.m. "Functional Significance of SUMO Modified Transcription Factors," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Richard Scott Rogers; W1020 BSPH. EB


Special Events

Wed., Sept. 3, 8 p.m. The O-Show, performance by various student art groups, including a cappella singers, comedy troupes and bands. Part of the university's student orientation week. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Sept. 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for the Homewood House fall exhibition, Taste and Table: A Century of Ceramics in Early Maryland, an examination of ceramics used by the Carroll family. Sponsored by the Homewood House Museum. 410-516-8639. Reception is free and open to the public; after Sept. 4, admission is $6, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for students; free for Homewood House Museum members. HW

Sat., Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A tour of Baltimore, featuring historic highlights, African American heritage and immigration sites, and suggestions for other activities. Tour meets at 9:45 a.m. at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Sponsored by the International Society. Sign up by Wed., Sept. 3, in 1124 Reed. 410-955-3370.



Thurs., Sept. 4, 4 p.m. Women's soccer, vs. College of New Jersey; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 6, 1 p.m. Alumni Invitational Tournament -- Men's soccer, vs. Bridgewater; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 6, 4:30 p.m. Women's soccer, vs. Misericordia; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. Field hockey, vs. Juniata; Homewood Field. HW

Sun., Sept. 7, 3 p.m. Alumni Invitational Tournament -- Men's soccer, vs. Sun Savannah College of Art and Design; Homewood Field. HW



Sat., Sept. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Pesticides and Public Health: Identifying the Threat, Treating the Problem," a Center for a Livable Future symposium. For more information or to register, visit Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Excellence in Community Environmental Health Practice; MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society; Maryland Pesticide Network; MidAtlantic Public Health Training Center; the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness; and the Baltimore Physicians for Social Responsibility. East Wing Auditorium, BSPH. EB



Fri., Sept. 5, 8 p.m., Sat., Sept.6, 8 p.m., and Sun., Sept. 7, 2 p.m. Barnstormers production of The Butler Did It; Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

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