The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 14, 2003
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Tues., April 15, 4 p.m. "Making Copts: Christian Orthodox Social Services in Cairo, Egypt," an Anthropology colloquium with Boris Nikolov; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., April 15, 4:15 p.m. "The Ying and Yang of DNA Repair: The Chemistry of Uracil and 3-Methyladenine DNA Glycosylases," a Chemistry colloquium with James Stivers; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., April 17, 4 p.m. "Fluctuations in Fluidized Sand," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Narayanan Menon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



"Thriving with Heart Disease: A Unique Program for You and Your Family," talks by author Wayne Sotile. Reservations requested.

Tues., April 15, 6:30 p.m. 1st floor, Pavilion 2, Green Spring Station, 10753 Falls Rd. 410-308-7178.

Wed., April 16, 12:30 p.m. Asthma and Allergy Center Auditorium. 410-550-0860. Bayview

Tues., April 15, 7:30 p.m. "What's So Special About a Retina Specialist?" a Wilmer Macular Degeneration Center support group meeting with Sharon Solomon; 125A Pavilion 2, Green Spring Station, 10753 Falls Rd.



Mon., April 14, 7 p.m. Inter-Asian Council film presentation of Better Luck Tomorrow: Genesis; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 17, 8 p.m. Inter-Asian Council film presentation of Joint Security Area; 3 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., April 17, through Sun., April 20. The Johns Hopkins University's FilmFest 2003. Various locations (see story, p. 5). HW



Mon., April 14, 3 p.m. The 2002-2003 Don P. Giddens Professorial Lecture -- "Uncertainty Quantification: The Morphing of Art Into Science" by Roger Ghanem; Shriver Hall. HW

Mon., April 14, 4 p.m. The 2003 Geological Society of America Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture--"Geochemical Heterogeneity of Groundwater in Uncontaminated and Contaminated Aquifers" by Jean Bahr, University of Wisconsin. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Tues., April 15, noon. The Shallenberger Lecture -- "Human Subjects Research: The Ideals and Realities" by John Fletcher, University of Virginia. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Service. Hurd Hall. EB

Wed., April 16, noon. "RAUL and Weldoc," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Nic Cecchino. Part of the series "An Introduction and Update on the Digital Library." Weinberg Building Auditorium. EB

Wed., April 16, 4 p.m. "Democracy, Globalization and Social Policy in Latin America," an Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History Distinguished Speaker Series lecture by Robert Kaufman, Rutgers University; Eisenhower Room, The Hopkins Club. HW

Thurs., April 17, 4 p.m. "The Legacy of Rachel Carson: Toward a Science and Practice of Ecological Health" by John Todd, University of Vermont and John Todd Research and Design Inc. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future, a Special Earth Day Lecture honoring the 40th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. W1030 BSPH. EB

Fri., April 18, 3 p.m. "Mirror, Map and Mystic Vision: Murals from Chinese Buddhist Cave-Shrines around 700 C.E.," a History of Art/History/Program in East Asian Studies lecture by Eugene Wang, Harvard University; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Fri., April 18, 6:30 p.m. "Monasticism in Early Coptic Egypt," an illustrated lecture by Craig Boyer. Sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt, Washington, D.C. Chapter. Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. SAIS

Mon., April 21, 5 p.m. The Dean's Lecture III -- "Synapses and Memory" by Richard Huganir; Hurd Hall. EB



Mon., April 14, 7:30 p.m. Peabody voice faculty recital, featuring soprano Deidra Palmour and baritone Steven Rainbolt with pianist Robert Muckenfuss. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Thurs., April 17, noon. "Prix d'Ete Recital," a program of winning works in the Prix d'Ete Composition Competition established by Walter Summer; Friedberg Hall. Peabody



Thurs., April 17, 5:45 p.m. Environmental Sciences and Policy Open House and lecture "Natural Hazards: Impact Assessment and Mitigation" by Erik Hagen, Interstate Commission for the Potomac River Basin. 410-516-6057. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., April 14, noon. "Time, Trust and Trouble: Do Young Adolescents Engage in More Delinquent Behaviors When Mothers Spend More Time at Work?" a Sociology seminar with Jennifer Romich, University of Washington; 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., April 14, noon. "The Role of Combinatorial Interactions and Autoinhibition in Regulating Gene Expression," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Colin Garvie, UMBC; W1030 BSPH. EB

Mon., April 14, 12:15 p.m. "cAMP Waves and Cell Communication in Dictyostelium," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Edward Cox, Princeton University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 14, 4:30 p.m. "On Nilpotent Ideals in the Cohomology Ring of a Group," an Algebraic Topology seminar with Jon Pakianathan; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., April 15, 12:15 p.m. "Accelerating Roll Back Malaria in Eritrea," an International Health seminar with David Sintasath, Ministry of Health, Eritrea; W3030 BSPH. EB

Tues., April 15, 12:15 p.m. "Client-Provider Communication: A Guided Tour of the New Multimedia CD-ROM," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Michelle Heerey and Marian Amoa; Suite 310, 111 Market Place.

Tues., April 15, 3 p.m. "Accounting for Atmospheric Deposition in a Nutrient Cap Strategy," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with John Sherwell, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., April 15, 4 p.m. "FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Mission on 9/11: The Pentagon," a Civil Engineering seminar with Leo Titus Jr., Engineering Consulting Services Ltd.; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., April 15, 4:30 p.m. "Resource Demands and Sentence Complexity," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Ted Gibson, MIT; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., April 16, 12:15 p.m. "Approaches to Adolescent Health Education," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Robert Blum, University of Minnesota; Suite 310, 111 Market Place.

Wed., April 16, 1:30 p.m. "Computational Modeling of Protein-DNA Interactions and Gene Regulation," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Gary Stormo, Washington University Medical School; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., April 16, 4 p.m. "Advanced Materials for Today's Gas Turbine Engines," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Amit Chatterjee, Rolls Royce; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., April 16, 4:30 p.m. "Galois Action on Plane Compacts," a Number Theory seminar with Nicolae Popescu, Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy; 302 Krieger. HW

Thurs., April 17, noon. "Proteomics Reveals Dynamic and Convergent Mechanisms of Protection Against Heart Disease," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Jennifer Van Eyk, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; 612 Physiology. EB

Thurs., April 17, noon. "Constructing an Organ: The Drosophila Salivary Gland as a Model System," a Cell Biology seminar with Deborah Andrew; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 17, 12:15 p.m. "Child Survival Series #5: Child Survival, Experience of Advance Africa," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Susan Palmore, Lauren Pindzola and Susan Veras, all of Advance Africa; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., April 17, 3 p.m. "Berkeley Exoskeleton Project," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Hami Kazerooni, University of California, Berkeley; 110 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 17, 4 p.m. "Nonlinear MMSE Estimation and Soft Decisions," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Stefano Galli, Telcordia Technologies; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., April 17, 4 p.m. "Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Pediatric Nutritional Programs at Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti" by Heather Blair, and "Cave Dwellings of the Ancient Maya in Western Belize" by Sarah Cummings; an Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History joint seminar; 400 Macaulay. EB

Thurs., April 17, 4 p.m. A Sampling of Military Optimization Problems," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Richard Rosenthal, Naval Postgraduate School; 304 Whitehead. HW

Mon., April 21, 4 p.m. "Calibrating the Global Sea Level Curve: Are We Getting Better? Results from ODP Leg 194 Marion Plateau, Northeast Australia," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Alex Isern, NSF; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., April 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Labyrinth -- A Walking Meditation designed for reflection and relaxation; SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

Mon., April 14, through Fri., April 25. Rachel Carson Poster Exhibit, a display on the life of Rachel Carson featuring photos and material from the Rachel Carson Council's collections. 410-502-7578. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future and the Rachel Carson Council. East Wing Auditorium (kiosk), BSPH. EB

DSAGA presents "Proud to Be," its annual Awareness Days program. HW

Mon., April 14, 8 p.m. Author Leslea Newman will discuss controversies surrounding her books, censorship and family values in the 21st century; Great Hall, Levering.

Tues., April 15, 5:30 p.m. "Punchinello and I," a slide lecture by painter Patrick Webb; 101 Mattin Center.

Wed., April 16, 8 p.m. Transgendered activist Daphne Scholinski discusses her experiences with adolescent psychiatric abuse; Clipper Room, Shriver Hall.

Fri., April 18, 8 p.m. Drag show and dance, featuring DJ Rosie of Coconuts; Great Hall, Levering.

Tues., April 15, 8 p.m. The 2003 Foreign Affairs Symposium -- "The Private and the Public: Government Accountability from a Citizen's Perspective" by National Geographic photographer Steven McCurry; Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., April 16, noon. Wednesday Noon Series presents "Shakespeare's Spirited Women," a dramatic performance by Cherie Weinert who brings to life a few passionate and strong-minded heroines--Lady Macbeth, Juliet, Viola and both Portias. Shriver Hall. HW

2003 Pathology Young Investigators' Day. EB

Mon., April 21, noon. Talk by guest speaker Stanley Hamilton, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; Tilghman Room.

Mon., April 21, 1 to 4 p.m. Poster presentations made by residents, fellows and students working with Pathology faculty members; Turner Concourse.



Wed., April 16, 3:30 p.m. Women's Tennis, vs. McDaniel; Athletic Center. HW

Fri., April 18, 3:30 p.m. Men's Baseball, vs. McDaniel; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., April 19, 1 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Navy; Athletic Center. HW



Fri., April 18, Sat., April 19, 8 p.m.; and Sun., April 20, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile. Tickets are $12 on Friday evening, $15 on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon; student rush tickets are $5 at curtain time for all performances. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

Passion, treachery and an exotic craft floating down the Nile ... Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery 'Murder on the Nile' lights up the stage in a Theatre Hopkins production through May 4.