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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 9, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 21
 

Weekly Calendar

Blood Drive | Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Open House | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Theater | Workshops

 

Blood Drive

Tues., Feb. 10, and Wed., Feb. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. JHU/Red Cross Blood Drive; walk-in donors are welcome, but those with scheduled appointments will be given priority. 410-516-0138. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

 

Colloquia

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. "Folding a Protein in the Computer," a Phys-ics and Astronomy colloquium with Angel Garcia, Los Alamos National Laboratories. Co-sponsored by Biophysics. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., Feb. 10, 4:15 p.m. "Complementing Genetic Mutations by Molecular Design: Chemical Rescue of Nuclear Receptor Mutations," a Chemistry colloquium with John Koh, University of Delaware; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Feb. 11, 3 p.m. "Biology circa 1900: The Search for Methods and the Emergence of Pragmatism," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Keith Benson, NSF; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Wed., Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m. "Bringing Silence Into Music: Handel's Innovations," a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Ellen Harris, MIT; 306 Conservatory. Peabody

Thurs., Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m. "Neurolinguistics and the Atypical Acquisition of Signed and Spoken Language," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Benci Woll and Harry Sieretazki, City University, London; 134A Krieger. HW

 

Discussion/Talks

Mon., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. "Monday Night Prehealth Programs," a Preprofessional Programs discussion with David Nichols; 160 Mattin Center. HW

Tues., Feb. 10, noon. "Food for Thought," a lunchtime book club discussion series, featuring books on work and personal life; first in the series, a discussion with author Karen Arnold on Alice McDermott's That Night. Sponsored by WORKlife Programs. 501 Maumenee. EB

Buzzword Bistro Series, discussions sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Tues., Feb. 10, 1 p.m. "Educational Fair Use/Copyright/Teach Act," fair use in the digital age.

Thurs., Feb. 12, 1 p.m. "Online Communication Tool Review," how faculty can use bloggers, IM and BBs to facilitate discussions outside class.

Fri., Feb. 13, noon. JHU Women's Network brainstorming meeting; discussion on revitalizing the Homewood chapter. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

 

Film/Video

Fri., Feb. 13, 4 p.m. "Bee-Have," a Women, Gender and Sexuality film series, presents Talk to Her (Spain, 2002), directed by Pedro Almodovar; film is followed by discussion (see In Brief, this issue); 110 Gilman. HW

 

Lectures

Mon., Feb. 9, 8 a.m. "Discovery Informatics in Education," an Information Technology lecture by Ramon Barquin, Barquin International. Part of the Visionary Lecture Series on the uses of discovery informatics. 106 Academic and Research Building, Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.

Mon., Feb. 9, 3 to 5 p.m. The Burney Lecture; W1020 BSPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 9, 5 p.m. Dean's Lecture I — "The Molecular Pathogenesis of Prostate Cancer" by William Nelson; Hurd Hall. EB

 

Music

Mon., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Percussion Ensemble and Peabody Saxophone Ensemble perform music by Rouse, Wenjing, Eggert, Glass and Hoffer. $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2, or www.peabody.jhu.edu. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble, with soprano Alyssa Bowlby and Haron Amin, Afghanistan's ambassador to Japan, performing music by Dalby, Adler, Hindemith and Gaines. $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. (See story, this issue) Peabody

Sat., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs music by Ravel, Poulenc, Messiaen and Milhaud; Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 15, 3 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents a chamber orchestra concert, featuring Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Brahms' Clarinet Quintet; with selections by the Homewood Brass Consort. $8, $6 senior citizens, JHU faculty, staff and alumni; free to JHU students with ID. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

 

Open House

Mon., Feb. 16, 5 to 6 p.m. Information session for the master of arts in special education. Sponsored by the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. 134 Central Building, Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.

 

Religion

Sun., Feb. 15, 6 p.m. Taize, a nondenominational Christian contemplative service. Sponsored by JHU Campus Ministries. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3509 N. Charles St. HW

 

Seminars

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. "Structure of the Semi-Classical Amplitude for General Scattering Relations," an Analysis seminar with Ivana Alexandrova, University of California, Berkeley; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. "The Challenge of Refinement — Same Gain, Less Pain," a Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing seminar with David Morton, University of Birmingham, UK; W1030 BSPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. "The Fate of Organic Compounds and Geochemical Processes in Contaminated Aquifers," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Mary Jo Baedecker, U.S. Geological Survey; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Tues., Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. "Mechanisms Regulating Genomic Imprinting During Mouse Development," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Mellissa Mann, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; W2030 BSPH. EB

Tues., Feb. 10, 1 p.m. "Molecular and Genetic Studies of Nociceptive Sensory Neurons," a Neuroscience special seminar with Xinzhong Dong, Caltech; West Lecture Hall (ground floor) WBSB. EB

Tues., Feb. 10, 3 p.m. "Are Ships' Ballast Tanks Vectors for Pathogenic Microbes?" a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Fred Dobbs, Old Dominion University; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. "Opportunities at the National Cancer Institute for Developing Oncology Agents," a Hopkins Biotech Network seminar with Carolyn Laurenšot, National Cancer Institute; 305 Central Building, Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.

Wed., Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. "Genetic Engineering to Study Physiological Roles of Novel Germ Cell-Specific Genes," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Wei Yan; W1020 BSPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. "Dependence of Ductile and Brittle Response on Initial Energy Dissipation Mechanism at Crack Tip," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Jeffrey Kysar, Columbia University; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. "Genetic Dissection of Myoblast Fusion," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Elizabeth Chen, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Feb. 11, 4 p.m. "On Cusp Forms of Noncongruence Subgroups," a Number Theory seminar with Ling Long, Iowa State University; 302 Krieger. HW

Wed., Feb. 11, 4 p.m. "Death Receptor-Induced Apoptosis of Human Cancers," a Pharmacology and Molecular Genetics seminar with Atul Bedi; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 12, 11 a.m. "Mechanisms of Dielectric Relaxation of Proteins: Beautiful Facts That Challenge Ugly Theories," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Bertrand Garcia-Moreno; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Feb. 12, noon. "The Dynamics of Molecules in Exo- and Endocytosis," a Cell Biology seminar with Sanford Simon, Rockefeller University; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 12, 1 p.m. "Cell Biology of Retrograde Transport," a Neuroscience special seminar with Sandhya Koushika, Washington University, St. Louis; West Lecture Hall (ground floor) WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 12, 3 p.m. "Modeling and Control of Fin-Actuated Underwater Vehicles," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Kristi Morgansen, University of Washington; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Feb. 12, 4 p.m. "Stochastic Resonance and Related Problems," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Mark Freidlin, University of Maryland, College Park; 304 Whitehead. HW

Mon., Feb. 16, 4 p.m. "The Collapse of the Geomagnetic Field: Prelude to Reversal?" an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Peter Olson; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

 

Special Events


'HOW I WROTE THIS STORY' will be the topic of a Wednesday Noon Series panel discussion by a trio of Writing Sems faculty members, all JHU Press authors.
Wed., Feb. 11, noon. Wednesday Noon Series presents "How I Wrote This Story," a panel discussion by JHU Press authors and Writing Seminars faculty members Jean McGarry, Stephen Dixon and Tristan Davies. Sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW

Black History Month Events, performances, speakers and student events celebrating black history. Organized by members of the Black Student Union. HW

Mon., Feb. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation featuring Roger Wilkins; Glass Pavilion, Levering.

Tues., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Frederick I. Scott Symposium; Sherwood Room, Levering.

Wed., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. Film — Bamboozled.

Sat., Feb. 14, noon to 2 p.m. Game show — "The Weakest Link"; Clipper Room, Shriver Hall.

Sat., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. "Heart to Heart," a Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Cabaret; Arellano Theater, Levering.

 

Sports

Tues., Feb. 10, 6 p.m. Women's Basketball, vs. McDaniel College; Athletic Center. HW

Wed., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball, vs. McDaniel College; Athletic Center. HW

 

Symposia

Wed., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. "How the Political Parties Are Changing Their Stripes," a Government and Communication in Contemporary Society symposium with conservative author Jeff Bell. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. LL7, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.

 

Theater

Fri., Feb. 13, 8 p.m. The Homewood Arts Program presentation of Fear, in collaboration with the Towson University MFA Theater Program. Designed and directed by Tatsuya Aoyagi as part of an MFA final project (see In Brief, this issue). Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

 

Workshops

Wed., Feb. 11, noon. "Warming Up for Winter," a WORKlife Programs workshop, providing information for saving money on winter utility bills, with Greta Anderson, BGE; 161 Offit, Mattin Center. HW

 
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