Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 13, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 13, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 7

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Ceramics Symposium and Discovery Day

Part of a tea set now on display at Homewood House Museum. Chinese porcelain of the Nankeen variety with cold gilding added in England, ca. 1785-95. This was one of several tea sets purchased for Mount Clare in Baltimore by Margaret Tilghman Carroll after the death of her husband, barrister Charles Carroll.

Lectures and verbal evaluations of guests' vintage ceramic objects will mark Homewood House Museum's "Ceramics Symposium and Discovery Day" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus.

Coinciding with the museum's current exhibit, Taste and Table: Ceramics in Early Maryland, the symposium will feature the expertise of three noted ceramics scholars.

Exhibition curator Diana Edwards Murnaghan, who has written extensively on 18th- and 19th-century ceramics, will present a slide show exploring "The Taste of the Times: A Century of Ceramics in Maryland." Murnaghan's initial research article, "English Aristocrats in Maryland Society: The Ceramics of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, His Family and Contemporaries," was first published in the American Ceramic Circle Journal and is the basis for the current exhibition.

Tom Walford, editor of English Ceramics Circle Transactions, will present a lecture titled "A Short History of Creamware."

Verbal evaluations of participants' ceramics will be offered by Letitia Roberts, a senior international specialist with Sotheby's in New York and a frequent guest on the TV series The Antiques Roadshow. Roberts previously was director of Sotheby's European ceramics department and has been involved in the sale of almost every major ceramic collection sold in America.

Admission to the symposium is $18 for museum members and $20 for the public. A gourmet bag lunch may be ordered for an additional $10. To register, call Jane Sacco at 410-516-8639.

On display through Nov. 30, Taste and Table: Ceramics in Early Maryland examines ceramics used by the historic house's founding family, the Carrolls. Admission to the museum is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students; admission to view the exhibition only is $3.
— Amy Cowles



Tues., Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m. " 'Framing' the End of the Social History of Medicine," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology brown bag lunch and colloquium with Roger Cooter, University College, London; 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Tues., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. "Digital Dreams of an Aging Ethnographer," an Anthropology colloquium with David Plath, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Oct. 14, 4:15 p.m. "The Role of Unpaired Electrons in Molecular Clusters and Reactions," a Chemistry colloquium with Millard Alexander, University of Maryland; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 15, 3 p.m. "Alchemists for Hire: Organizing Alchemical Work in Early Modern Central Europe," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Tara Nummedal, Brown University; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Wed., Oct. 15, 4 p.m. "Perceiving and Acting in Space," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Jack Loomis, University of California, Santa Barbara; 234 Ames. HW

Fri., Oct. 17, 4 p.m. "Wittgenstein and the Mystery of Mathematics," a Philosophy colloquium with Robert Fogelin, Dartmouth College; 348 Gilman. HW



Wed., Oct. 15, noon. Black Faculty and Staff Association general assembly meeting; W2015 BSPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 15, noon. "How to Navigate up the Ladder Successfully in a Large and Complex Organization," a JHU Women's Network brown bag lunch discussion with Terry Langbaum; 2150 JHOC. EB

Thurs., Oct. 16, 7:30 a.m. "Alternative Finance," a breakfast meeting co-sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Technology Council of Maryland's BioAlliance Network, featuring a spotlight presentation of a member company, discussion on an important bioscience issue and ample opportunity to network; 9601 Medical Center Drive, Montgomery County Campus.



Thurs., Oct. 16, noon. "Collaboration or Calamity: Africa in Peril," a satellite telebroadcast in recognition of World Food Day, with Urban Jonsson, UNICEF; W2030 BSPH. EB

Sat., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Screening of Pyaasa (Thirst), directed by Guru Dutt; in Hindi with English subtitles. Sponsored by the GRO. 101 Remsen. HW



Mon., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. The 2003 Ernst Cloos Memorial Lecture — "The Dynamics of Coupling Between Deformation and Fluid Flow in the Earth's Crust — Implications for Ore Genesis and Seismic Processes" by Stephen Cox, Australian National University. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW



Fri., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. "Jazz in the Chamber," an evening of improvisational chamber music with faculty artists Michael Formanek, Tim Murphy and Howard Curtis. Part of the Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sat., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents "All Beethoven, All the Time," first concert of the 2003-2004 season. $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens, students and JHU faculty, staff and alumni. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sun., Oct. 19, 5 p.m. Johns Hopkins Unified Voices in concert. For information, call 410-296-8463. Old Otterbein United Methodist Church, 112 W. Conway St. Off campus

Sun., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents violinist Gil Shaham, performing music by Copland, Bach and Faure. $33, $17 for students ($8 student rush seats). 410-516-7164. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Open House

Thurs., Oct. 16, 5 p.m. Information session and registration for the Bloomberg School of Public Health, an opportunity to learn more about the school's programs; walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary. 301-294-7060. 9601 Medical Center Drive, Montgomery County Campus.

Fri., Oct. 17, 8 p.m. Maryland Space Grant Observatory is open Friday evenings, beginning at dark, for public viewing, weather permitting. For updates, call 410-516-6525. Bloomberg Center. HW

Mon., Oct. 20, 5:45 p.m. Open House for Environmental Sciences and Policy, with Dave Pawson, National Museum of Natural History. Sponsored by the Krieger School Advanced Academic Programs; 1717 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D.C. Center.



Mon., Oct. 13, noon. "Neural Processing of Shape Information in Ventral Pathway Visual Cortex," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Ed Connor; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., Oct. 13, 12:15 p.m. "International Health Organizations: Past, Present and Future," an International Health seminar with George Alleyne; W2015 BSPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. "Regulation of Cellular Sterol Homeostasis in Mammals and Yeast," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Peter Espenshade; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Neurophysiological Studies of Working Memory in the Primate Prefrontal and Parietal Cortex" with Christos Constantinidis, Wake Forest University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 14, noon. "Triggering Cardiac Pain With an Acid-Sensing Ion Channel," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Edwin McCleskey, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. "Civil Engineering in the Insurance Industry," a Civil Engineering seminar with Federico Waisman; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m. "Advances in Statistical Machine Translation: Phrases, Noun Phrases and Beyond," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Philipp Koehn, USC/ISI; 301 Shaffer. HW

Tues., Oct. 14, 5 p.m. "Confessions of a Reformed Entrepreneur: Ten Steps to the Cure," a Hopkins Biotech Network seminar with President William Brody; 110 Hodson. HW

Wed., Oct. 15, noon. "Protein Mutations: The Selection of the Acceptable," a Biophysics seminar with Rajkumar Sasidharan, MRC, Cambridge, England; 107 Jenkins. HW

Wed., Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. "Functional Polymeric Materials for Tissue Engineering Applications," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Hai-Quan Mao; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 15, 4 p.m. "Twisted Fermat Curves Over Totally Real Fields," a Number Theory seminar with Adrian Diaconu, Columbia University; 302 Krieger. HW

Wed., Oct. 15, 4 p.m. "Mechanism and Structure of Biosynthetic Enzymes: How Nature Makes Vitamin B6," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with David Cane, Brown University; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 15, 4 p.m. "New Methodology for the Design and Analysis of Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Studies with Multiple Readers," a Biostatistics seminar with Gregory Campbell, FDA; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 16, 11 a.m. "Structure Prediction in Protein Folding," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Christodoulos Floudas, Princeton University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 16, 12:15 p.m. "The Champion Community Model: Integrating Health and Environmental Activities," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Colby Gottert; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., Oct. 16, 1 p.m. "Studying Synaptic Plasticity by Selectively Perturbing Single Neurons," a Neuroscience research seminar with Venkatesh Murthy, Harvard University; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 16, 3 p.m. "Restructuring the Design-Materials Interface for Accelerated Insertion of Aerospace Structural Materials," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Dennis Dimiduk, Air Force Research Laboratory; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 16, 4 p.m. "Spatial Coherence of Atmospheric Turbulence Corrupted Laser Beams: Applications to Free-Space Optical Communications," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Stephane Bucaille; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Oct. 16, 4 p.m. "Universal Formulas for Percolation Thresholds," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with John Wierman; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m. "Research on After School Programs," a Mental Health/Center for Prevention of Youth Violence seminar with Denise Gottfredson, Shannon Womar, David Soule and Eric Bruns, University of Maryland, College Park; W1020 BSPH. EB

Fri., Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m. "Structures of Sequence-Unspecific DNA Complexes Probed with Polarized-Light Spectroscopy: From Extremely Slow Groove to Intercalative Reorganizations of BIS Ru(I) Poly-pyridyl Complexes to Structure of RecA-DNA Complex," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Bengt Norden, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Amygdalar-Cortical Interactions in Attention in Rats," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Peter Holland; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Research on After School Programs," a Mental Health/Center for Prevention of Youth Violence seminar with Tom Dishion, University of Oregon; B14B (basement) Hampton House. EB

Mon., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Coincidence Detection and Temporal Processing in Auditory Brain Stem" with John Rinzel, New York University. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Wed., Oct. 15, noon. Wednesday Noon Series — "The George W. Bush Presidency: An Early Assessment," a lecture by Fred Greenstein. Co-sponsored by the JHU Press. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., Oct. 16, 5 p.m. Opening reception for Where's Homewood? The Early Work of HABS in Maryland, exhibition held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the Historic American Buildings Survey and its ongoing project at Homewood House. $6, $5 for seniors, $3 for students (after Oct. 16, admission free). Homewood House Museum. HW

Fri., Oct. 17, 8 p.m. The 2003 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium Film Series presents Erin Brockovich; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Wed., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Gettysburg; Homewood Field. HW

Fri., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Football, vs. Gettysburg (Centennial Conference Game); Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Volleyball, vs. Muhlenberg; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Volleyball, vs. Bryn Mawr; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 18, 1 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Bryn Mawr; Homewood Field. HW



Tues., Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Ceramics Discovery Day," one-day symposium, tour and appraisal opportunity presented in conjunction with Taste and Table: Ceramics in Early Maryland with internationally known ceramics experts Diana Edwards Murnaghan and Tish Roberts. (See article above) Sponsored by Homewood House Museum. 410-516-5589. Homewood House Museum. HW

Wed., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. "How Politicians Get the Media to Do Their Work for Them," a Government-Communication symposium with Steve Rabinowitz, former Clinton White House media aide. Sponsored by the Krieger School Advanced Academic Programs. 1717 Massachusetts Ave., room LL7, Washington, D.C. Center.



Fri., Oct. 17, and Sat., Oct. 18, 8 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 19, 2 p.m. The Barnstormers present Freshman One-Acts. $5, $3 for students. 410-243-7629. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Tues., Oct. 14, 9 a.m. "Financial Planning — Phase 1," for individuals with more than 20 years until retirement; covering 403(b) plans and more, with Bill Leeb and Pete Dixon, Financial Council Inc. Sponsored by WORKlife Programs. B102 Johns Hopkins@Eastern.

Wed., Oct. 15, noon. "Developing Children's Self-Esteem from the Inside-Out," a WORKlife Programs workshop with Percilla Lynch; 360 Phipps. EB

Thurs., Oct. 16, noon. "Financial Planning — Phase 1," for those with 20 years until retirement; covers 403(b) plans and more, with Bill Leeb and Pete Dixon, Financial Council Inc. W3030 BSPH. EB

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