Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 4, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 4, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 6

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Workshops


New Zealand String Quartet

Rolf Gjelsten, cello; Gillian Ansell, viola; Douglas Beilman, violin; and Helene Pohl, violin

Begun in 1952 after the death of Alice Warder Garrett, a music supporter who each spring brought a string quartet to her Evergreen House home, the Evergreen Concert Series has since then showcased more than 185 emerging young and talented ensembles. This week, the series welcomes the New Zealand String Quartet, acclaimed for its dramatic energy and unique voice. The group debuted in 2000 in London's Wigmore Hall and performs 75 concerts a year. See Music.


Tues., Oct. 5, 4:15 p.m. "Computer Simulations of Proton Transport in Gramicidin, Aquaporin and Other Biological Systems: What Is Really Going On and Who is Grotthuss Anyhow?" a Chemistry colloquium with Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. "Attentional Modulation of Learning-related Repetition Suppression Effects in fMRI," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Marvin Chun, Yale University; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 3 p.m. "The Creation of Russian Chemistry: From Heidelberg to the Periodic Law," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Michael Gordin, Princeton University; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 3:30 p.m. "Exoplanets: Observed Properties," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Geoffrey Marcy, University of California, Berkeley; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Tues., Oct. 5, 4 p.m. "Networks Actual and Potential: A Discussion on Think Tanks, War Games and the Creation of Contemporary American Politics," a discussion with members of Coming Community. Sponsored by Anthropology. 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 1 p.m. Buzzword Bistro — "Beyond WebCT: Tools to Promote Student Learning" with Pam Stefanuca and Mike Reese. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. Gallery talk with book artist Betty Sweren, featuring artists' books from Betty and Edgar Sweren's private collection, currently on display in the exhibit Collectors' Obsessions: A Treasury of Books, continuing through Jan. 2. Sponsored by Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries. The exhibition will be open until 9 p.m. to celebrate "First Thursdays" in Mt. Vernon. George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place. Peabody



Mon., Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. "From Economist to Pediatric Cardiologist — Managing a Pediatric Echocardiography Lab," a Preprofessional Advising lecture by Philip Spevak; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Tues., Oct. 5, 4:15 p.m. "The Idea of Photography in the United States," a Humanities Center lecture by Francois Brunet, Universite Paris 7-Denis Diderot; 111 Gilman. HW

Tues., Oct. 5, 5:15 p.m. "Lacan et le Judaisme," a lecture by Gérard Haddad. Co-sponsored by German, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Humanities Center. 336 Gilman. HW

Tues., Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. "Founders and Employment Agreements, Stock Options, Nondisclosure Agreements and Noncompetes," a JHU Emerging Technology Center lecture by Tony Stanco, George Washington University; and Ray Dizon, Md. Dept. of Business and Economic Development. Part of the series From Start-up to IPO. Third floor, JH@Eastern.

Wed., Oct. 6, 5 p.m. "Petrarch and the Arts," a History of Art lecture by Leopoldine Prosperetti, UMBC; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, noon. "Great Lawgivers," a Hopkins Club luncheon lecture by Raymond Westbrook. $20 per person; $30 for non-dues payers and guests. Sponsored by Alumni Relations. Eisenhower Room, Hopkins Club. HW



Mon., Oct. 4, 7 to 9 p.m. JHU Choral Society open rehearsal, inviting all JHU students, faculty and staff who enjoy singing classical music; Second Decade Society Room, Mattin Center. HW

Wed., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by Sousa, De Meij, Williams and Mahoney. $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Evergreen Concert Series presents the New Zealand String Quartet performing works from the classical, Romantic, French Impressionist and modern eras. $15. To reserve tickets, 410-516-0341. (See above.) Carriage House at Evergreen, 4545 N. Charles St.

Sat., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs music by Dronge, Berg and Nelson. Griswold Hall. Peabody



Mon., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. "Foreshock Sequences and Short-Term Earthquake Predictability on East Pacific Rise Transform Faults," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Jeff McGuire, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "From Local Circuits to Cortical Maps: Modeling V1 in Silicon" with Kwabena Boahen, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

"Financial Planning — Phase 1," a WORKlife Programs seminar for individuals with 20 years until retirement, with Bill Leeb and Pete Dixon of Financial Council Inc. Covers 403(b) plans and investing.

Tues., Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. W1030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. B102, JH@Eastern.

Tues., Oct. 5, 11 a.m. "Word-Serial Address-Events for Multichip Systems," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Kwabena Boahen,University of Pennsylvania; Laverty Lounge, Maryland (Lower Quad). HW

Tues., Oct. 5, noon. "Evolutionary Drive," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Stephen Gould; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 5, 4 p.m. "Nonlocal Model With Bridging of Length Scales for Impact Damage in Materials," a Civil Engineering seminar with George Voyiadjis, LSU; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. "Unsupervised Learning of Natural Languages," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Shimon Edelman, Cornell University; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m. "Fatty Acid Synthesis Pathway: A Shot in the Arm for Anti-Malarial Therapy," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Avadhesha Surolia, Indian Institute of Science; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. "Can We Really Explain What We're Doing?" a Biostatistics seminar with Hermann Habermann, U.S. Census Bureau, Dept. of Commerce; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. "Chemical and Biological Approaches for the Regulation of Protein Function With Small Molecules," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Peter Belshaw, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 6, 5 p.m. "Tetra-O-Methyl Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, M4N, Suppresses Cancer Cell Division and Restores Apoptosis by Inhibition of CDC2, Survivin and MDR-1 Gene Expressions," a Biology seminar with Ru Chih Huang; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 11 a.m. "A Building Block Approach to Mesoscopic Materials," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Thomas Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 11 a.m. "Honey: Should I Have Shrunk My Sensors? The Wisdom of Miniaturization in the Integration of Sensing Systems," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Denise Wilson, University of Washington, Seattle; 2 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 1 p.m. "Regulation of NMDA Receptor Trafficking and Gating by Protein Kinases," a Neuroscience research seminar with Suzanne Zukin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 7, 3 p.m. "A Feeling for Mechanosensation: Gating Mechanosensitive Ion Channels," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Rob Phillips, CalTech; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 3 p.m. "Life and Pseudo-Life at pH 12: Implications for Searching for Life in the Universe," a Geography and Environmental Engineering special seminar with Ken Nealson, USC; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. "Cilia Defects in Human Pleiotropic Disease," a Cell Biology seminar with Nicholas Katsanis; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. "Transfer Theorems and Asymptotic Distributional Results for Multi-Way Search Trees," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Jim Fill; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. "Progress on Growth and Mixing of Rayleigh-Taylor Instability Flows" a CEAFM seminar with Paul Dimotakis, CalTech; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Oct. 11, 4 p.m. "Extra-Basinal Fluid Infiltration Mass Transfer and Volume Strain during Mountain Building: Insights from the Idaho-Montana Thrust Belt," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with David Anastasio, Lehigh University; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Oct. 11, 4 p.m. "The Proteasome Portal and Regulation of Proteolysis," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Michael Glickman, Technion, Haifa, Israel and NCI/NIH; W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

Wed., Oct. 6, noon. Wednesday Noon Series — showing of the 2004 CLIO award-winning TV commercials, a chance to view the commercials, from the bizarre to the hilarious, that won the coveted CLIO Gold and Silver Awards. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, noon. Mattin Art Munch — "Political Comedy in Trying Times," discussion with performer and satirist Bob Heck from MPT and the Creative Alliance. Art Munch is held on the first Thursday of each month through the fall and spring semesters; bring lunch and enjoy provocative presentations and discussions. 410-516-3817. Sponsored by Homewood Arts Programs, Homewood Art Workshops and the Digital Media Center. 160 Mattin Center. HW



Fri., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Swarthmore; Homewood Field. HW



"Now There's Help in Paying Your Utility Bills," a WORKlife Programs workshop with Greta Anderson of BGE, providing information on energy assistance programs. Door prize chances will be offered.

Wed., Oct. 6, noon to 1 p.m. 3224 JHOC. EB Thurs., Oct. 7, noon to 1 p.m. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Law essay writing workshop with Bob Condlin, University of Maryland School of Law; learn how to develop and write a successful law school application essay. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 162 Mattin Center. HW

Mon., Oct. 11, 1 to 3 p.m. WebCT faculty-directed training session with Pam Stefanuca, for all instructors and designers in WebCT. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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