Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 3, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 3, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 33

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Open House | Readings | Seminars | Special Events | Symposium | Theater |


Great Architects of Baltimore

Left: Print of Maximilian Godefroy's 'Battle Monument.' Right: Detail of Rembrant Peale portrait of Godefroy, ca. 1815.

Homewood House Museum this spring offers Baltimore's Great Architects: Maximilian Godefroy and the French Connection in Baltimore's Neoclassical Architecture, the fourth in its annual architectural lecture series.

Godefroy designed some of the most sophisticated buildings and monuments in Federal Baltimore, most notably the Battle Monument, St. Mary's Chapel and the First Unitarian Church.

Architectural historian Mark Reinberger will discuss Godefroy's prominent Maryland works in a series of hourlong lectures, to be held on Tuesday, May 4; Thursday, May 6; and Tuesday, May 11. Each will begin at 6 p.m. in Remsen Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus and will be followed by a reception in the wine cellar of Homewood House.

Reinberger, associate professor of architectural history at the University of Georgia, is the author of the Baltimore Exchange chapter in the Architectural Drawings of Benjamin Henry Latrobe and conducted research with Robert Alexander, the late author of The Architecture of Maximilian Godefroy.

Homewood's fourth annual architectural lecture series is sponsored by Homewood House Museum, the JHU History of Art Department and the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and is underwritten by Mr. and Mrs. Vernon H.C. Wright, the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Charitable Funds and William Polk Carey.

Admission is $8 for Homewood House members, Johns Hopkins affiliates and AIA, BAF and ASID members; $10 for the general public. Parking is available at University Baptist Church, across Charles Street from Homewood House.

To make reservations or for more information, call 410-516-8639 or go to



Tues., May 4, 4:15 p.m. "Hydrogen Tunneling and Protein Motion in Enzyme Reactions," a Chemistry colloquium with Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Pennsylvania State University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., May 5, 5 p.m. "Is the Brain Really a Kludge? Toward a Unified Theory of Human Cognition," a Biology colloquium with Edward Hedgecock; 26 Mudd. HW



Tues., May 4, noon. "Food for Thought," lunchtime book club discussing Solar Storm by Native American writer Linda Hogan. Sponsored by WORKlife Programs. 501 Maumenee. EB



Sat., May 8, 7:30 p.m. A Tarang movie group presentation of the Malayalam film Vanaprastham: Pilgrimage (1999), with English subtitles. 3 Shaffer. HW


Grand Rounds

Wed., May 5, 3:45 p.m. "Joint Analysis of Pre-Stroke Changes in Physical Function and Post-Stroke Survival: A Nonlinear Mixed Effects Approach," Biostatistics grand rounds with Carlos Mendes de Leon, Rush Institute on Aging; Thomas Glass and Qian-Li Xue; 1-W2030 BSPH. EB



Mon., May 3, 4 p.m. The 2004 Carlson Lecture — "Beyond the Human Genome Project" by Eric Lander, MIT. Sponsored by Biophysics. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Tues., May 4, and Thurs., May 6, 6 p.m. "Baltimore's Great Architects — Maximilian Godefroy," part of a Homewood House Museum slide lecture series by Mark Reinberger, University of Georgia. Co-sponsored by History of Art. $10, $8 Homewood House members; free for students. Followed by a reception in Homewood House. 410-516-8645. 101 Remsen. HW

Tues., May 4, 6:30 p.m. "Pharaoh's Artists: Deir el Medina and the Valley of the Kings," an illustrated lecture by Guillemette Andreu, the Louvre Museum, Paris. Sponsored by the SAIS African Studies Program and the American Research Center in Egypt, Washington D.C. chapter. RSVP to 202-895-5400. Egyptian Embassy, 3521 International Court, N.W., Washington D.C.

Wed., May 5, 4 p.m. "Animals and Alternatives: Societal Expectations and Scientific Need," a Professional Development Office lecture by Alan Goldberg; for grad students and postdocs at SOM, BSPH, SON and Homewood. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 6, 7:45 a.m. The William M. Shelley Memorial Lecture — "Evolving Concepts in Soft Tissue Neoplasia" by Christopher Fletcher, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Sponsored by SOM. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Thurs., May 6, noon. "PDA Resources for Evidence-Based Medicine," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Cindy Sheffield, Claire Twose and Brian Pinto; Hurd Hall. EB

Thurs., May 6, 4 p.m. The Fourth Annual Daniel Nathans M.D. Lecture in Molecular Genetics — "Gene Targeting Into the 21st Century: Mouse Models of Human Disease From Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders" by Mario Capecchi, University of Utah School of Medicine. Sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Thurs., May 6, 4 p.m. "Why Every [Behavioral] Scientist Should Care About Animal Welfare: Abnormal Repetitive Behavior and Brain Function in Captive Animals," a Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing lecture by Joseph Garner, UC Davis. Part of the Enhancing Humane Science lecture series. W1030 BSPH. EB



Wed., May 5, noon. First Wednesday Jazz by the Steve Carrington Quartet. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Hurd Hall. EB

Fri., May 7, 5:45 p.m. "Peabody at Homewood," concert by Croatian guitarist Ana Vidovic. Sponsored by Homewood House Museum. Followed by a reception with the artist in Homewood House's wine cellar. $12; $10 for Homewood House members. To reserve tickets call 410-516-8645. Homewood House Museum. HW


Open House

Wed., May 5, 3 to 6 p.m. Information session for the Mt. Washington Conference Center, intended for event planners and schedulers throughout the university; with representatives from Historic Houses, Conference Services, Continuing Medical Education, SOM, the Mt. Washington Conference Center and Aramark business partners Activities Inc. and the Inn at the Colonnade. RSVP to 410-516-0341 or

Mon., May 10, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Open house for graduate degree programs in the Whiting School of Engineering's Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science, Montgomery County Campus. 1-800-JHU-ENGR.



Tues., May 4, 5 to 7 p.m. Reading by Chimamanda Ngozi Adi-chie from her short story "Half of a Yellow Sun." Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies and the Coming Community. Decker Garden. HW



Mon., May 3, noon. "Cellular Basis of Cortical Plasticity," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Al-fredo Kirkwood; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., May 3, 12:15 p.m. "The End of the Fertility Transition in the Developing World," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with John Bongaarts, Population Council, New York; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., May 3, 3 p.m. "The Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence," a JAMI seminar with Nero Budur; 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 3, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Computational Designs for Pattern Recognition" with Donald Geman. Sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., May 4, noon. "Cellular Factors and HIV-1 Budding," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Wes Sundquist, University of Utah; 612 Physiology. EB

Wed., May 5, 8:15 a.m. "The Impact of Scientific Uncertainty on the Development of Health Policy," a JHMI Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Leon Gordis; W1020 BSPH. EB

"Home Buying," last in a series of seminars with representatives from SMARTMOVE. Sponsored by the JHU Federal Credit Union.

Wed., May 5, noon. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Thurs., May 6, noon. 340 Phipps. EB

Wed., May 5, 1:30 p.m. "Mechanistic Studies of a Viral RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase: More Than Two Metal Ions in the Mechanism of Polymerase-Catalyzed Phosphoryl Transfer Reactions," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Craig Cameron, Pennsylvania State University; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., May 6, noon. "The Twists and Turns of Protein Trafficking in a Model Intracellular Parasite," a Cell Biology seminar with Vern Carruthers; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 6, 12:15 p.m. "TB Take-Home Points: World TB Video and Discussion," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Youssef Tawfik; International Room, 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., May 6, 1 p.m. "Dissecting Short-Term Plasticity at a Synapse of the Auditory Pathway," a Neuroscience research seminar with Erwin Neher, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Thurs., May 6, 4 p.m. "History and Current Status of Bacteriophage Therapy," a Biology seminar with Donna Duckworth, University of Florida; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., May 7, 12:15 p.m. "From the Ashes of Social Marketing to Opportunities in Health Sector Reform," a JHU Center for Communication Programs seminar with Jose Rimon II; International Room, 111 Market Place. EB

Fri., May 7, 12:15 p.m. "Spatial and Temporal Progression of Histone Lysine Methylation: Functional Implications in Mitotic Progression," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Kirk McManus, University of Alberta; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., May 10, 11 a.m. "Respiratory Turbinates of Canids and Felids Revealed by High-Resolution CT Scans," with Blaire Van Valkenburgh, UCLA. Sponsored by the SOM Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution. 107A WBSB. EB

Mon., May 10, 1 p.m. "Alternative Systems of Healing — Acupuncture," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine seminar with Laura Coleson-Schreur; Weinberg Building Auditorium. EB

Mon., May 10, 3:30 p.m. "Update on Cellular MR Imaging," an MR Research/Radiology seminar with Jeff W.M. Bulte; G-007 Ross. EB

Mon., May 10, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Functional Roles of the Integration Field of the Primary Visual Cortical Neurons of Cat and Monkey" with Chao-Yi Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Sponsored by Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 10, 4 p.m. "Can the Same Amino Acid Sequence Specify Both Soluble and Membrane Structures: An Emerging Story of Bel-Xi and Other Mitochondrial Proteins?" a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Blake Hill; W2030 BSPH. EB


Special Events

Mon., May 3, 3 p.m. The Whiting School of Engineering Convocation Awards Ceremony, and Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture, "Your Career: By Accident or by Design?" by Loren Douglass, GE Information Technology Solutions. Sponsored by WSE Academic Affairs. 110 Hodson. HW

Tues., May 4, noon. "The Meaning of Sports," a SAIS panel discussion of the book The Meaning of Sports: Why Americans Watch Baseball, Football and Basketball and What They See When They Do by Michael Mandelbaum; with Philip Merrill, president and chairman of Export-Import Bank of the U.S.; Jack Kemp, co-founder of Empower America and former Buffalo Bills quarterback; and Peter Magowan, president and managing general partner of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. RSVP to 202-663-5648 or to Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS

Thurs., May 6, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. "Mars, Venus — or Mercury? A Larger Europe and American Interests," a conference with keynote speaker Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.); Jurgen Strube, UNICE/ BASF Corps; Rockwell Schnabel, U.S. ambassador to the European Union; Lionel Barber, Financial Times; and Joseph Quinlan. 202-663-5730. Sponsored by the Center for Transatlantic Relations. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS

Fri., May 7, 4 to 6 p.m. Mattin Arts Center pARTy, fourth annual celebration of arts on the Homewood campus, including exhibits, performances, demonstrations of visual and digital arts and live performances by musical and theater groups; refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Homewood Arts Programs, Homewood Art Workshops and the Digital Media Center. Mattin Center. HW

Sat., May 8, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Opening reception for Sculpture at Evergreen, an exhibition of 10 sculptures on the grounds of the Evergreen estate, juried by Jennifer McGregor, visual arts curator at Wave Hill in the Bronx. (See story, "Sculpture at Evergreen: Animal, vegetable or mineral," this issue.) Exhibition opens with a reception that is free to the public. 410-516-0341. Evergreen House grounds, 4545 N. Charles Street.



Tues., May 4, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. "Commercializing University Technology: From Bench to Market," a Licensing and Technology Development symposium with Curt Civin, Steve Fritz, Robbie Melton, Kay Etzler and Lee Rosen. Pre-registration required; for information, e-mail Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB



Fri., May 7, and Sat., May 8, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 9, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Noel Coward's Fallen Angels. $15 general admission, $14 senior citizens and $5 for student rush tickets. Final performances. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

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