Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 20, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 20, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 4

Weekly Calendar

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


'Dr. Ruth' on sex ed in America

Ruth Westheimer

Dr. Ruth" Westheimer, one of the country's foremost sex therapists, takes on the topic of sex education in America when she visits the Homewood campus Tuesday as part of the MSE Symposium. Westheimer — born in 1928 in Germany, schooled in a Swiss orphanage for German-Jewish children and later a teenage independence fighter in Israel — studied psychology at the Sorbonne and received her doctorate in education from Columbia University.

After studying human sexuality with Helen Singer Kaplan at Cornell University Medical Center, she helped pioneer the field of media psychology with her radio talk show, Sexually Speaking. A private practitioner and author of 14 books, she currently serves as an adjunct professor at NYU, leads seminars on adolescent sexuality at Brookdale Hospital and writes a widely syndicated newspaper column, "Ask Dr. Ruth." See Special Events.


Blood Drive

Mon., Sept. 20, 1 to 6:30 p.m.; Tues., Sept. 21, and Wed., Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. To sign up for an appointment to give blood or get information about eligibility, blood donation or volunteering, go to Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Tues., Sept. 21, 4:15 p.m. "Insights into Chemical Bonding from Electron Propagator Theory," a Chemistry colloquium with Vince Ortiz, Kansas State University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "Memory Systems of the Mammalian Brain," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Larry Squire, University of California, San Diego; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, 3 p.m. "How Exclusion Happens: American Engineering Education and the Maintenance of Racial Difference," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Amy Slaton, Drexel University; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, 3:30 p.m. "Characterizing Extrasolar Planets," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Sara Seager; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Tues., Sept. 21, noon. "How to Successfully Negotiate Your Career," a JHU Women's Network brown bag lunch discussion with Christina Lundquist; 5152 JHOC. EB

Tues., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. "The Education and Profession of Podiatric Medicine," a Preprofessional Advising information session and discussion with Katerra Snead, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, and Steven Gersh; 160 Mattin Center. HW

Mon., Sept. 27, 3 p.m. Law school information session for prelaw students, with deans from USC, Duke and UC, Berkeley. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW



Mon., Sept. 20, noon. "Use of Healing Environments," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Noah Lechtzin; 322 1830 Bldg. EB

Tues., Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. "Copyright and Trademarks," an Emerging Technology Center lecture by Tony Stanco, George Washington University; and Ray Dizon, Md. Dept. of Business and Economic Development. Part of the lecture series From Start-Up to IPO. 3rd floor, JH@Eastern.

Wed., Sept. 27, noon. "Evaluating Evidence in Complementary Medicine," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Noah Lechtzin; 322 1830 Bldg. EB



Thurs., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. The Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series — violinist Frank Huang, winner of the 2003 Naumberg International Violin Competition, will perform music by Mozart, Prokofiev, Ysaye and Ravel, accompanied by pianist Dina Vainstein. $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series — the Mozart Piano Quartet performs Mozart's Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 1 in G Minor, Schumann's Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-flat major, op.47, and Strauss' Quartet for Piano and Strings in C Minor, op. 13. 410-516-7164. $33, $17 for students and $8 for student rush tickets (one hour before concert). Shriver Hall. HW


Open House

Fri., Sept. 24, 3 to 5 p.m. Open House for the JHMI chapter of the JHU Women's Network; learn more about the advantages of joining the network. Lobby, Phipps Bldg. EB



Tues., Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Memorial for Polish poet and former diplomat Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004). Winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for poetry, Milosz died on Aug. 14. The Hopkins community is invited to come read a favorite Milosz poem or make some other form of tribute. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 323 Gilman. HW



Yom Kippur services —

Conservative services led by Rabbi Joseph Menashe; Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Fri., Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre; Sat., Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. Morning service; 12:30 p.m. Yizkor; 3:45 p.m. Discussion with Rabbis; 5:45 p.m. Mincha; 6:30 p.m. Neilah

Reform services led by Rabbi Rachel Hertzman; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3509 N. Charles St. HW

Fri., Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.; Kol Nidre; Sat., Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. Morning service; 3:45 p.m. Discussion with Rabbis (Glass Pavilion); 5:15 p.m. Yizkor and Mincha; 6:30 p.m. Neilah



Mon., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "Climate Variability and Predictability," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Toni Busalacchi, University of Maryland; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "Exporting MIT: Technical Education and Nation Building in India and Iran," a History seminar with Stuart Leslie and Robert Kargon; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "Dispersive Estimates for the Three-Dimensional Schrodinger Equation," an Analysis seminar with Michael Goldberg, CalTech; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "The Game of Reason, a Unified Theory of Knowledge and Cognition" with Edward Hedgecock. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "The [E}merging Fields of Nano- and Biotechnology — A Business/Venture Prospective," a Hopkins Biotech Network seminar with Arthur Yang, Brendan Dillon and Frank Yang of ISTN; 110 Clark. HW

Mon., Sept. 20, 5:15 p.m. "The Effect of Neutrality: Jean Froissart's Chroniques," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Zrinka Stahuljak, Boston University; 336 Gilman. HW

Tues., Sept. 21, noon. "Sequential Activation of C/EBPB During Adipogenesis," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Qi-Qun Tang; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Sept. 21, 12:15 p.m. "Teens and Sex: A Story of Rights, Respect, Responsibility/Teens and Sex in Europe and the U.S.A.," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Barbara Huberman and Nicole Cheetham, Advocates for Youth; International Room, 111 Market Place. EB

Tues., Sept. 21, 3 p.m. "The JHU Center for Water and Health Nationwide Study on Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment: Preliminary Results for the State of Maryland," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Rolf Halden; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. "Self-Centering Steel Moment-Resisting Frames," a Civil Engineering seminar with Maria Garlock, Princeton University; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. "Listener-Oriented Phonology," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Paul Boersma, University of Amsterdam; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "ATR in the Cell Cycle of Normal and Cancer Cells: An Achilles' Heel for Cancer," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Paul Nghiem, Harvard Medical School; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "Most Powerful Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes in DNA," a Biostatistics seminar with John Storey, University of Washington; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 23, 11 a.m. "Genome Annotation in a High Throughput Environment," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Owen White, TIGR; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, noon. "Inborn Errors of Pulmonary Surfactant Metabolism," a Cell Biology seminar with Lawrence Nogee; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Sept. 23, noon. "Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with Tim Allen, AWIC/NAL; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., Sept. 23, 1 p.m. "Induction of CNS Synaptogenesis by a Glial-derived Protein," a Neuroscience research seminar with Ben Barres, Stanford University; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 23, 3 p.m. "Robots That Cover, Climb and Slam," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, 4 p.m. "Linear Transforms in Automatic Speech Recognition: Discriminative Estimation Procedures and Integration of Diverse Acoustic Data," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Stavros Tsakalidis; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, 4 p.m. "The Fate of Double-Stranded RNA in the Nucleus," a Biology seminar with Gordon Carmichael, UConn Health Center; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, 4 p.m. "The African-American Image in the National Field of Vision," an English seminar with Phil Harper, New York University; 323 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, 4 p.m. "Image Retrieval from a Mental Picture," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Donald Geman; 304 Whitehead. HW

Mon., Sept. 27, noon. "Adventures in Workforce Investment: A Year of Performance Support Research on the Local Public Workforce System in Baltimore," an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Christopher Thompson; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. "Imperial Citizenship: Unity, Difference and Nationality in Post-War French Africa," a History seminar with Fred Cooper; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. "Melt Extraction From Lower Continental Crust: Observations, Mechanisms, Feedbacks and Consequences," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Mike Brown, University of Maryland; 305 Olin. HW


Special Events

Mon., Sept. 20, 5 p.m. Opening reception for the exhibition Collectors' Obsessions: A Treasury of Books, and panel discussion with Tom Beck, Ronald Geesey, Jonathan Pevsner and Betty Sweren who all have works from their private collections in the exhibition. The panel discussion begins at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries. George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place. Peabody

Tues., Sept. 21, 8 p.m. The 2004 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium — "Sexin' It Up: Confronting Sex Ed in America," a lecture by Dr. Ruth Westheimer. (See article, 'Dr. Ruth' on sex ed in America, above.) Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, noon. United Way Campaign Kick-Off, featuring a guest speaker and a slide show highlighting university involvement in the local community. Free lunch for attendees. Sponsored by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. Shriver Hall. HW

Mon., Sept. 27, noon to 3 p.m. Annual Law Fair; all prelaw students welcome. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW



Sat., Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Muhlenberg. HW



Wed., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. "Is the Media Biased — and If So Against Whom?" a Government and Communication in Contemporary Society symposia with Marvin Kalb; LL7 Bernstein-Offit Bldg., 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington D.C.



Thurs., Sept. 23, 1 p.m. "Buzzword Bistro: A Demonstration of WebCt Courses at JHU," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Pam Stefanuca; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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