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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 18, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 8
 

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Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Theater | Workshops

 

G.B. Shaw Gems


Hopkins junior Kateri Chambers as the young Cleopatra
PHOTO BY HPS/WILL KIRK

No cliffhangers these, the first acts that comprise Shaw: Four Starters are swift moving scenes of high comedy in which the plot is virtually self-contained.

George Bernard Shaw is a perennial favorite at Theatre Hopkins, and the production of his openers that will run for the next four weekends offers a mix of gems from his well-known and less frequently seen works, including Arms and the Man, Too True to Be Good, Androcles and the Lion and Caesar and Cleopatra. The cast of six community actors and three Johns Hopkins undergraduates takes the stage in multiple roles. See Theater.
 
 

Colloquia

Tues., Oct. 19, 4:15 p.m. "Mineral-Fluid Interfaces and Interactions: From Molecular to Local, Regional and Global-Scale Processes," a Chemistry colloquium with Michael Hochella, Virginia Tech; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, 3 p.m. "The 'Cosa Nostra' of the Data Processing Industry: Computers, Programmers and Other Corporate Subversives, 1959-75," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Nathan Ensmenger, University of Pennsylvania; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m. "New Clues and Questions About the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Paula Szkody, University of Washington; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. "A World Without Isms: Life After Realism, Fictionalism, Non-Cognitivism, Relativism, Reductionism, Revisionism and So On," a Philosophy colloquium with Paul Horwich, CUNY; 348 Gilman. HW

 

Discussion/Talks

Thurs., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. "Baltimore Left Behind? The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on Baltimore City Schools," panel discussion with former councilman Carl Stokes; Gail Sunderman of the Civil Rights Project at Harvard; and Zattura Sims-El, Baltimore Education Network. Part of the student-run series All Politics Is Local. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, 1 p.m. Buzzword Bistro — "Taking Advantage of Library Resources" with Pam Stefanuca. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

 

Film/Video

Thurs., Oct. 21, 9 p.m. Screening of Amores Perros (Mexico), directed by Alejandro Innaritu, in Spanish with English subtitles; a Trojka film presentation; 3 Shaffer. HW

Sat., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. Screening of Bend It Like Beckham, directed by Gurinder Chadha; a Tarang film presentation; 3 Shaffer. HW

 

Lectures

Mon., Oct. 18, noon. "Anti-Tumor Effects of Ginger Extract," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Carmelita Frondoza; 322 1830 Bldg. EB

Mon., Oct. 18, 5 p.m. "Which Is the Right Path for Me in a Career in Medicine: MD, MD/PhD or PhD," a Prehealth lecture by Rodney Ulane, NYU School of Medicine. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., Oct. 19, 6:15 p.m. The Ginder Lecture — "Global Trends That Have an Impact on Today's Corporate Decision Making" by Sharon Allen, Deloitte & Touche USA; Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg., 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C. SAIS

Wed., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. "Opportunities with the United States Judge Advocate General," a Prelaw lecture by Maj. Rachel VanLandingham, Recruiting Branch Professional Division U.S. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 160 Mattin Center. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, 5 p.m. "Domestic Policy Implications of the Upcoming Presidential Election," a lecture by political columnist Jack Germond. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. RSVP to ksottak@jhu.edu by Mon., Oct. 18. 410-516-4186. Clipper Room, Shriver Hall. HW

Mon., Oct. 25, noon. "Pain Relief Through Diet — New Comfort Foods," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Jasenka Borzan. Part of the series Ethical Obligations Regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Mon., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. The Ewing Lecture — "Hormonal Reg-ulation of Cell Death in the Testis: Implications for Contraceptive Development" by Ronald Swerd-loff, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Sponsored by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m. The Michel Mirowski, M.D., Lecture in Cardiology — "Genetic Determinants of Sudden Death: Monogenic Diseases" by Silvia Priori, University of Pavia and IRCCS Fondazione S Maugeri. Sponsored by Cardiology. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Mon., Oct. 25, 6 p.m. "Opportunities in Pharmacy," a Prehealth lecture by Robert Beardsley, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 162 Mattin Center. HW

 

Music

Tues., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. "An Evening of Jazz," featuring faculty artists Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Tim Murphy (piano) and Michael Formanek (bass); with student Dan Marcellus (drums). $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. "Naive, Decadent and Barbaric," The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra opens its 2004-2005 season with Debussy's Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (with soprano Robin Wilson) and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. A pre-concert discussion will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clipper Room. $10, $8 for senior citizens, students, JHU faculty, staff and alumni. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sat., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Mozart, Strauss, Nuyts and Ravel; with Eric Beach (marimba), winner of the 2004 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, and guest conductor William Henry Curry. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

 

Seminars

Mon., Oct. 18, noon. "Preparing for the Next Phase of Welfare Reform: Maryland's Proactive Plans and Research," an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Richard Larson, Md. Dept. of Human Resources; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m. "Adolescent Reproductive Health in Four African Countries," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Ann Biddlecom, Alan Guttmacher Institute. Part of the Demography and Reproductive Health seminar series. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m. "Resumes/CVs for MHS Students," a Career Services seminar. 410-955-3034. W3031 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 18, 3 p.m. "Geometric Variational Methods and the Weil-Petersson Geometry of Teichmuller Space," an Analysis seminar with Zheng Huang; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Estimates for Eigenfunctions in Planar Domains," an Analysis seminar with Chris Sogge; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Sympathetic Sway in Transatlantic Family Correspondence From the Age of Revolution," a History seminar with Sarah Pearsall, University of St. Andrews; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "A Road Map to a Silicon Visual Cortex" with J. Yiannis Aloimonis, University of Maryland. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Hydrogeology and the Weak Nature of Plate Boundary Faults," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Barbara Bekins, U.S. Geological Survey-Menlo Park; 305 Olin. HW

Tues., Oct. 19, noon. "SREBP Pathway Functions as a Novel Oxygen Sensor in Fission Yeast," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Peter Espenshade; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 19, 1:30 p.m. "A Hierarchical Multivariate Two-Part Model for Profiling Providers' Effects on Healthcare Charges," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with John Robinson; W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 19, 3 p.m. "Sources and Composition of Organic Carbon in an Anthropologically Modified Ecosystem: The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Elizabeth Canuel, College of William and Mary; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. "Toledo Invariants on 2-Orbifolds," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Mike Krebs; 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. "Strange Vibrations and Mysteriously Sinking Tones in a Hot Coffee Mug," a Civil Engineering seminar with Eduardo Kausel, MIT; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. "Recreation, Romance and Urban Space in 1940s Beijing," a Comparative and World History seminar with Zhao Ma; 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Design and Analysis Issues in a School-based Group-Randomized Trial: The Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls," a Mental Health seminar with David Murray, University of Memphis; B14B Hampton House (auditorium). EB

Wed., Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m. "High Explosives — What They Are and How They Work," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Carlyle Storm, Gordon Research Conferences; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. "Nitric Oxide Regulation of Exocytosis," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Charles Lowenstein; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. "Block Bootstrap Puzzles in HAC Robust Testing: The Sophistication of the Na´ve Bootstrap," a Biostatistics seminar with Timothy Vogelsang, Cornell University; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. "Toward Semi-Supervised Algorithms for Semantic Relation Detection in Bioscience Text," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Marti Hearst, University of California, Berkeley; 2 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, 11 a.m. "Complete Microorganism Proteome Microarrays for Vaccine and Diagnostic Antigen Discovery," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Phil Felgner, University of California, Irvine; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, noon. "Functional Genomic Analysis of C. elegans Fat Storage and Lifespan," a Cell Biology seminar with Gary Ruvkun, Harvard Medical School; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 21, noon. "The Road from Modern Vaccinology and Genomics to Attenuated Parasite Malaria Vaccine: Prospects for a Malaria Vaccine for African Infants," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases seminar with Stephen Hoffman, Sanaria Inc., Rockville, Md.; W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m. "Ex-panding Health Insurance Coverage and Making Medications Affordable," a Health Policy and Management policy seminar with Michael Busch, speaker of the Md. House of Delegates; B14B Hampton House (auditorium). EB

Thurs., Oct. 21, 1 p.m. "Specification of Temporal Identity in the Drosophila CNS," a Neuroscience research seminar with Chris Doe, University of Oregon; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 21, 3 p.m. "New Parallel Manipulator Design Methodology — From Joint-Coupling to Selective Actuation," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with I-Ming Chen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m. "Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms in Yeast and Human Cells," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Kevin Struhl, Harvard Medical School; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. "Apollo's Children: Intellectual Community and Conflict in 17th-Century France," a European History seminar with April Shelford, American University; 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. "Lipmics and Genomics in Zebrafish: The Identification of a Target of Ezetimibe and the Positional Cloning of the Fat-Free Mutation," a Biology seminar with Steven Farber; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. "Linear and Nonlinear Optical Devices Based on Sagnac Interferometers," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Gang Chen; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. "Counting on Determinants," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College; 3 Shaffer. HW

Fri., Oct. 22, noon. "A Survey of Subadditive Processes," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics student seminar with Pengfei Xiang; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Oct. 22, 1 p.m. "Mapping Biological Networks," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Joel Bader; 709 Traylor. EB

Fri., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. "Molecular Biology of the Neuroendocrine Hypothalamus," a Biology seminar with Chen-Ming Fan; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m. "Understanding How Parents Affect Children: A General Purpose Perspective and Some Selected Examples," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Jere Behrman, University of Pennsylvania; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. "New Approaches to the Social History: Myth, Memory and Place in Monmouth and Bath, 1750-1900," a History seminar with Peter Borsay, University of Wales, Lampeter; 315 Gilman. HW

 

Special Events

Tues., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. The 2004 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium — "America's Ideals: The Case for Free Speech," a lecture by author and political activist David Horowitz. A reception follows the lecture. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Oct. 20, noon. Wednesday Noon Series — "A Political Sketch Comedy," performance by the Loyal Opposition. Sponsored by Special Events; co-sponsored by Theatre Hopkins. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Oct. 20, 7 p.m. The Robert H. Levi Lecture in Bioethics and Public Policy — "What Is Life Worth?" by attorney Kenneth Feinberg of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Sponsored by the Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute. 110 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 21, 5 to 7 p.m. "Whispering in the Library," a wine tasting and evening in Evergreen's Garrett Rare Book Library with a welcome by Winston Tabb; discussion with Robert Saarnio of the architect Laurence Hall Fowler; and sculptor Micki Watanabe, 2003 artist-in-residence, who will talk about her Evergreen library project. Garrett Rare Book Library, Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Sat., Oct. 23, 2 to 5 p.m. Opening reception for House Guests an artists-in-residence exhibition featuring new works by Patrick Burns, Denise Tassin and Micki Watanabe. The exhibition continues through Jan. 2. Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Sat., Oct. 24, 10:30 to 2 p.m. Peabody Preparatory Dance master class with Barbara Sandonato of the Pennsylvania Ballet and Slava Mesropov of the Ballet Royale of Columbia, Md. For information, fees or to reserve a space, call 410-659-8100, ext 1125. Dance Studios, 21 E. Mt. Vernon Place. Peabody

Mon., Oct. 25, through Mon., Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (except Sun., Oct. 31, noon to 5:30 p.m.) Rembrandt at Homewood, an exhibition of over two dozen rare Rembrandt etchings from the collection of Morton and Toby Mower. Sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops. (See article, "Rare Rembrandt Etchings to Be Displayed at Mattin Center," in this issue.) Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center. HW

 

Sports

Thurs., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. McDaniel; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 23, 1 p.m. Football, vs. Muhlenberg; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 23, 5 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Bryn Mawr; Homewood Field. HW

 

Symposia

Wed., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. "Does the Campaign to Clean Up the Air Waves Threaten Free Expression?" a Government and Communication in Contemporary Society symposium with L. Brent Bozell III, Media Research Center. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. If you are not a current student, RSVP to 202-452-1280. Bernstein Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

 

Theater

Fri., Oct. 22, and Sat., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.; Sun. Oct. 24, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Shaw: Four Starters by George Bernard Shaw, featuring the first act of Arms and the Man, Too True to Be Good, Androcles and the Lion and Caesar and Cleopatra. (See article, "G.B. Shaw Gems," above.) Merrick Barn. HW

 

Workshops

Thurs., Oct. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. WebCT faculty-directed training session with Pam Stefanuca, for all instructors and designers in WebCT. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. 211 Dorsey Center.

 
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