Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 10, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 10, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 11

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Lectures | Music | Open House | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Symposia | Theater | Workshops


Eclectic Dance Group on Stage for CultureFest

Keep Rising to the Top

New York City-based dance company Keep Rising to the Top will bring its eclectic mix of dancing styles to Baltimore at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus.

The event is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by the Office of Special Events and is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Center for Social Concern in celebration of CultureFest 2003.

Keep Rising to the Top blends ballet, tap, jazz, classical and modern dance with flavors of hip hop, breakdancing, African, reggae, salsa, merengue, cumbia, rumba and tango.

The group's mission is to broaden the notion of what a dancer is and to promote the preservation of ethnic and cultural dances. Based in Spanish Harlem, Keep Rising to the Top caters to children and young adults of lower- to middle-income families in Latino communities and provides a positive alternative to social and street pressures by providing dance classes and support programs in a nondiscriminating atmosphere. It also carries out its mission through its core-performance group, which fosters preprofessional dancers. For more information about the performance, call the Office of Special Events at 410-516-7157.



Tues., Nov. 11, 4:15 p.m. "Chemical Biology of DNA Damage and Modification," a Chemistry colloquium with Terry Lee Sheppard, Northwestern University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, 3 p.m. "Marking Technological Time: From the Eiffel Tower to," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Miriam Levin, Case Western Reserve University; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Globalization Moralized," a Seminar in Political and Moral Thought colloquium with Richard Miller, Cornell University; 348 Gilman Hall. HW



Wed., Nov. 12, 1 p.m. "Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past," a discussion of the book and a book signing with author W. Ralph Eubanks, Library of Congress. Sponsored by the Sheridan Libraries Diversity Book and Video Discussion Group. Great Hall, Levering Union. HW

Preprofessional Programs sponsors informational sessions for Prehealth applicants. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Mock interview session for medical school applicants. 3rd floor, Garland Hall. Sign-up required in Preprofessional Advising Office.

Wed., Nov. 12, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Information meeting for applicants to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, with Director of Admissions Gaye Sheffler and Esther Vorvitch. 160 Mattin Center.

Thurs., Nov. 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meeting of Science-Medical Writing Students and Alumni with Susan Morse, Washington Post; Washington Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave.

Fri., Nov. 14, noon. "Women in Science: What the Data Are Saying About Gender-based Obstacles," a JHU Women's Network brown bag lunch discussion with Francesca Dominici; W2029 BSPH. EB



Mon., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. The Leslie Hellerman Lecture — "The Biochemical Intersection Between Bacterial Pathogens and Signal Transduction Systems" by Jack E. Dixon, University of California, San Diego. Sponsored by Biological Chemistry. WBSB Auditorium (ground floor). EB

Mon., Nov. 17, 8 a.m. "The Role of Discovery Informatics in Financial Regulation and Surveillance" by Henry Goldberg, NASD; and "Basic Principles and Methods for Developing, Validating and Deploying Predictive Scores in the Business Environment Using Data Mining Tools" by Hans Aigner, ASC Database Marketing/DataLab USA. First lectures in the Visionary Series in Discovery Informatics, sponsored by Ad-vanced Academic Programs. Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.



Fri., Nov. 14, 9 p.m. A cappella group Octopodes presents its fall concert featuring East Coast a cappella groups; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Sat., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Randolph S. Rothschild Memorial Concert, with Peabody Camerata performing music commissioned by Rothschild; Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sat., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. The Vocal Chords presents its fall 2003 repertoire; with guest comedy a cappella group Six-5000 from the University of Pennsylvania. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Sun., Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents baritone Stephan Genz and pianist Roger Vignoles performing Schumann's Dichterliebe, op. 48 (Heinrich Heine) and Wolf's Mörike-Lieder. $33, $17 students and $8 student rush tickets. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Open House

Fri., Nov. 14, noon to 1 p.m. Open House for accelerated master's degrees for Johns Hopkins undergraduates. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Fri., Nov. 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Open House for the Graduate Division of Business and Management. Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.

Fri., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. to midnight. Maryland Space Grant Observatory is open beginning at dark, for public viewing, weather permitting. For updates, call 410-516-6525. Bloomberg Center. HW



Sun., Nov. 16, 6 p.m. Taize, nondenominational Christian contemplative service. Sponsored by JHU Campus Ministries. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3509 N. Charles St.



Mon., Nov. 10, 10 a.m. "Sumo Substrates and Their Roles in the Nucleus," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Maria Vassileva; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 10, 12:15 p.m. "The Role of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor in the Mammalian Ovary," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Jodi Flaws, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. "Single-Molecule Studies of RNA Folding and Viral Infection," a Biology seminar with Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. "Deep Lithospheric Evolution Beneath the North China Craton — A Perspective from Xenoliths and Lavas," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Roberta Rudnick, University of Maryland; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Tues., Nov. 11, noon. "Enzymes of Phosphatidylcholine Metabolism," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Claudia Kent, University of Michigan; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Nov. 11, noon. "Indigenous Approaches to Healing and Wellness," an International Health/Center for American Indian Health seminar with Lori Alvord, Dartmouth Medical School; W1020 BSPH. EB

Tues., Nov. 11, noon. "Project Sugar," a JHU Urban Health Institute seminar with Tiffany Gary. Part of the "Community-based Participatory Research" noontime seminar series. 250 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Nov. 11, 4 p.m. "Failure Analysis: The Boston Hancock Tower," a Civil Engineering seminar with Anthony Schwartz; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m. "K3 Sections and the Effective Cone of the Moduli Space of Curves," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Gavril Farkas, Princeton University; 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m. "Could We Double the Functionality — and the Use — of Hearing Aids?" a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with David Myers, Hope College; 301 Shaffer. HW

Tues., Nov. 11, 5 p.m. "Gifts from the Ruler: Prestige Economy of the Palace in the Ancient Near East," a Near Eastern Studies seminar with Walther Sallaberger, University of Munich; 123 Gilman. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m. "Multiscale Simulation of Shape Evolution During Electrodeposition," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Richard Alkire, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. "Arithmetic Quantum Unique Ergodicity on Locally Symmetric Spaces," a Number Theory seminar with Akshay Venkatesh, MIT; 302 Krieger. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. "Evolution of the Pineal Gland: Did Melatonin Start Out as Metabolic Garbage?" a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with David Klein, NICHHD/NIH; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. "Multiple Outputation: Inference for Complex Clustered Data by Averaging Analyses From Independent Data," a Biostatistics seminar with Dean Follmann, Dept. of Health and Human Services/NIH and NIAID; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m. "Mutants, Mosquitoes and Mad Cows," a Bloomberg School of Public Health general seminar with Richard Johnson and Diane Griffin; Duane Gubler, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Lawrence Altman, The New York Times. A panel of experts will discuss SARS, West Nile virus and mad cow disease. The seminar is intended for public health professionals, students, faculty and researchers; individuals working in risk management and/or preparedness for public health emergencies; and the general public interested in potential threats to their own well-being. W1020 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 13, 11 a.m. "Hepatic Tissue Engineering," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Martin Yarmush, Rutgers University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, noon. "West Nile Virus: Host-Virus Interactions," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Margo Brinton, Georgia State University; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 13, noon. "Rafts, Copper and Trafficking in Polarized Epithelial Cells," a Cell Biology seminar with Ann Hubbard; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Nov. 13, 3 p.m. "Observations and Simulation of Clusters in Flowing Particulate Systems," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, Purdue University; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Political Modernity and the 'Untouchable' Question: Genealogies of Secularism and Democracy in India," an Institute for Global Studies seminar with Anupama Rao, Barnard College. Part of the series "Globalization: The Local Encounters the Global." 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "The State Children's Health Insurance Program: Key Findings from the Urban Institute's Evaluation," an Institute for Policy Studies Social Policy seminar with Genevieve Kenney and Lisa Dubay, Urban Institute. Co-sponsored by Economics and Health Policy and Management, and the Urban Health Institute. 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Tying Up the Ends: Recognition of Single-Stranded DNA at Telomeres," a Biology seminar with Deborah Wuttke, University of Colorado, Boulder; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 5 p.m. "A Day in the Life of a Technology Transfer Professional at the Genome Institute at the NIH: Role of the Technology Transfer Office in Licensing Technologies at the NHGRI," a Hopkins Biotech Network seminar with Claire Driscoll, NHGRI/NIH; W2030 BSPH. EB

Fri., Nov. 14, 11 a.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Neural Processing of 3-D Space Localization in Area V1" with Yves Trotter. Sponsored by Neuroscience. 338 Krieger. HW

Fri., Nov. 14, 11 a.m. "Digital, Combinatorial and Continuous Topology in the Service of Magnetic Resonance Imaging," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Lowell Abrams, George Washington University; 304 Whitehead. HW

Mon., Nov. 17, 12:15 p.m. "Cytokinesis as a Model Dynamic Cell-Shape Change," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Doug Robinson; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Nov. 17, 12:15 p.m. "Gateway Behaviors: Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Health Communication Programs," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Karabi Acharya, Kimberly Maxwell and Susan Middlestadt, AED Center for Applied Behavior and Evaluation Research. Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Mon., Nov. 17, 4 p.m. "Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: The Impact of Physical Modeling on Structural Geology," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Gloria Eisenstadt, University of Texas, Arlington; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW


Special Events

Mon., Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual Benefits Fair for faculty, staff and Bargaining Unit employees. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Tues., Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Presentation of the IBM Life Sciences Institutes of Innovation Award. Speakers include Andrew Douglas, Steve Knapp, Murray Sachs, Rai Winslow and Carol Kovac of IBM Life Sciences. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering and Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute. (See story, this issue.) Clark Hall Lobby. HW

CultureFest 2003, highlighting students' culture-based talents. HW

Mon., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Sankofa Afri-can dance lessons; Great Hall, Levering.

Tues., Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Indian classical dance show led by senior Neena Maru-pudi; Shriver Hall Auditorium. Wed., Nov. 12, 5 to 7 p.m. International Food Court featuring dishes prepared by campus cultural and religious groups, music by steel drum performers PanMasters Steel Orchestra and performances by the Faces of the Caribbean beauty pageant; Glass Pavilion, Levering. Fri., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Salsa dance lessons; Great Hall, Levering. Fri., Nov. 14, 8:30 p.m. Reggae concert; Great Hall, Levering and E-Level. Sat., Nov. 15, 6 p.m. Closing banquet, featuring authentic cultural cuisine and performances; $10 at door; Glass Pavilion, Levering.

Wed., Nov. 12, 11 a.m. The 2003 MSE Symposium — "The Export of American Capitalism: Encouraging or Impeding Democracy Abroad?" a lecture by Nelson Mandela, broadcast live via satellite from South Africa; O'Connor Recreation Center. (See story, this issue.) Nov. 18, 8 p.m. Replay of the Nelson Mandela satellite broadcast; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, noon. Wednesday Noon Series presents "All Out! Feel It!" a performance by Latin hip-hop group Keep Rising to the Top. Sponsored by Special Events, in conjunction with CultureFest 2003. (See story, above) Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Center for Social Concern. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Tenth Annual Sidney W. Mintz Lecture in Anthropology — "What Is a State If It's Not a Sovereign? Reflections on Politics in Complicated Places" by Clifford Geertz, School for Social Science. Sponsored by Anthropology. Reception to follow lecture. 110 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. Artist's Conversation — with Barry Nemett and Raoul Middleman, discussing the influence artists can have on one another and the issue of collaboration in the making of art. In conjunction with the "Conversations" exhibit, which continues through Jan. 4, 2004. Evergreen House Theater, 4545 N. Charles St.

Fri., Nov. 14, noon. Fourth Annual BFSA Women's Luncheon, featuring a talk "Faith at Work: Bringing What I Am to What I Do" by Sandy Johnson. Seating is limited; RSVP required. 410-516-6050. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers (cost includes a membership). W1030 BSPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 17, noon. "Birds of the Mid-Atlantic Region and Where to Find Them," a talk by John Rappole, who will introduce his field guide to bird life, directing guests to public sites where each species can be found. Lecture followed by lunch in the Evergreen Carriage House. $20 per person; space is limited. For reservations, call 410-516-0341. Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles Street.



Wed., Nov. 12, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Media Ownership, a Government-Communication symposium with Jack Goodman, National Association of Broadcasters. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. LL7 Bernstein Offit Bldg., 1717 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D.C.



Fri., Nov. 14, Sat., Nov. 15, and Sun., Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Witness!Theater presents its second fall showcase, featuring student-written one-act plays. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Tues., Nov. 11, noon. "Smart Planning for the Holidays," a WORKlife Programs workshop with Damien Paumi, American Express; 160 Mattin Center. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 to 5 p.m. "Financing Graduate Education," a Preprofessional Programs workshop with Paula Abernethy; 162 Mattin Center. HW

Sat., Nov. 15, 9 a.m. "A World of Possibility Awaits," a JHU Women's Network fall conference/workshop with author Janet Freedman. $12. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB


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