Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 23, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 23, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 23

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Tournament Time for Women's Basketball

Ashanna Randall, the team's leading rebounder

One home game remains for the soaring Johns Hopkins women's basketball team. As of press time on Friday, the Blue Jays were riding an eight-game win streak and heading into Saturday's contest versus Ursinus College with a 20-2 record and No. 15 ranking in the USA Today/ ESPN/ WBCA Division III Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The team wraps up its regular season on Tuesday against Centennial Conference foe Franklin and Marshall. The game tips off at 6 p.m. at Homewood's White Athletic Center.

Johns Hopkins is already assured a spot in this weekend's Centennial Conference Tournament, and with a win on Tuesday could land the top seed and host the two-day event. The Blue Jays won the 2003 conference tournament and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, where they lost in the second round to Messiah College. The 50-team 2004 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament begins on Wednesday, March 3.

The Blue Jays' potent scoring attack is led by senior guard and co-captain Maureen Myers and junior forward Ashanna Randall, the team's leading rebounder. Overall, the Jays average 71.7 points per game and allow just 55 points per contest.

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Tues., Feb. 24, 4:15 p.m. "Nucleation, Clusters and Nanoparticles: From the Vapor Phase to Advanced Materials," a Chemistry colloquium with Samy El Shall, Virginia Commonwealth University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Feb. 25, 3 p.m. "The Suburbanization of Science," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Margaret Pugh O'Mara, Stanford University; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Wed., Feb. 25, 4 p.m. "Cerebral Hemisphere Pathways for Motivated Behavior Control," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Larry Swanson, USC; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m. "Science, Policy and Politics," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with J. Patrick Looney; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Sat., Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. "Future/Tense: Of Time and Politics," a Graduate Student Conference with keynote speaker Elizabeth Povinelli. Sponsored by Anthropology. 323 Gilman. HW



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

Tues., Feb. 24, 1 p.m. "Doing More With Less: Using Student Assignments to Teach and Build a Materials Repository."

Thurs., Feb. 26, 1 p.m. "Developing a Teaching Portfolio."

Thurs., Feb. 26, 6 p.m. Junior/Senior Prehealth Informational Meeting, required for 2004-2005 health professions applicants; 111 Mergenthaler. HW



Fri., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. "Bee-Have," a Women, Gender and Sexuality film series, presents Paragraph 175 (U.S., 2000); film is followed by discussion. 110 Gilman. HW



Mon., Feb. 23, 5 p.m. Dean's Lecture II —"Genetic Basis of Craniofacial Development and Disorders" by Ethylin Wang Jabs. Sponsored by SOM. Hurd Hall. EB

Tues., Feb. 24, 5 p.m. "Georgia After the Rose Revolution: Rebuilding Democracy and Stability," a lecture (in English) by Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia. 202-663-7721. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

Tues., Feb. 24, 6 p.m. "Roy Lichtenstein's Doubles," a History of Art lecture by Graham Bader, Harvard University; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., Feb. 26, 4:30 p.m. The David Barap Brin Lecture in Medical Ethics —"Using Evidence to Face the Challenges of Informed Consent" by Jeremy Sugarman. Sponsored by the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Hurd Hall. EB

Fri., Feb. 27, 4 to 6 p.m. "Beauty and Death in Darwin and Freud," a German lecture (in English) by Winfried Menninghaus, University of Berlin and Yale. Part of the "Literature, Media and Culture" series. 238 Gilman. HW

Fri., Feb. 27, 5 p.m. The Wilmer Distinguished Lecture —"Measuring Progressive Change in Glaucoma" by Balwantray Chauhan, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Calif. Sponsored by the Wilmer Eye Institute. Arnall Patz Lecture Hall, Wilmer. EB

Fri., Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. "Up the Nile in Style: Travel in Egypt During the Early 20th Century," an illustrated lecture by David Moyer, KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt. Co-sponsored by the African Studies Program at SAIS and the American Research Center in Egypt, Washington D.C. Chapter. Rome Bldg. SAIS



Tues., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs music by Mozart, Chaitkin and Tchaikovsky. $18; $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Thurs., Feb. 26, Fri., Feb. 27, and Sat., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.; and Sun. Feb. 29, 3 p.m. The Peabody Opera Theatre and the Peabody Concert Orchestra perform Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. $24; $12 for senior citizens, $10 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 29, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents cellist Alisa Weilerstein with pianist Adam Neiman (See story, this issue). $33, $17 for students; student rush tickets at 4:30 p.m. are $8. Shriver Hall. HW



Tues., Feb. 24, 5 p.m. "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere," a reading by ZZ Packer from her first collection of stories. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 110 Maryland. HW



Mon., Feb. 23, noon. "From Behavior to Neuron and Back: How Mechanisms Revealed in Intracellular Recordings Have Led to a Re-evaluation of Natural Behaviors in Weakly Electric Fish," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Eric Fortune; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Computer Algorithms for Pattern Recognition," a Biophysics student seminar with Devon Sheppard; 107 Jenkins. HW

Mon., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Dynamical Fingerprints of Climate Sensitivity," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Dan Kirk-Davidoff, University of Maryland, College Park; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Minimal Planes in Hyperbolic Space," an Analysis seminar with Baris Coskunuzer, Princeton University; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Telomerase and the Consequences of Telomere Dysfunction," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Carol Greider; W2030 BSPH. EB

Tues., Feb. 24, noon. "The Molecular Regulation of Border Cell Migration and Its Relevance to Ovarian Cancer," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Denise Montell; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Feb. 24, 3 p.m. "Quantitative Assessment of the Impacts of Urbanization in Hydrologic and Biotic Processes at the Watershed Scale," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Claire Welty, UMBC; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. "Translational Control of Synaptic Plasticity, Learning and Memory," a Biology special seminar with Yi-Shuian Huang, University of Massachusetts Medical School; 100 Mudd. HW

Tues., Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m. "Norms and Exploitations: Mapping Meaning Onto Use," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Patrick Hanks, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Brandeis University; 303 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Feb. 25, 9 a.m. "Race, Physician-Patient Concordance and Social Distance: Effects on Communication and Participation in Medical Visits," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Rachel Johnson; 744 Hampton House. EB

Wed., Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. "A Multifaceted Approach for Identifying Genes That Control the Migration and Differentiation of the Mammalian Germ Cell," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Kathleen Molyneaux, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation; W1020 BSPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 25, 12:15 p.m. "The Role of Malaria in Mother to Child Transmission of HIV," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Heena Brahmbhatt; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Wed., Feb. 25, 2 p.m. "Micro-RNAs Modulate Hematopoietic Lineage Differentiation," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Chang-Zheng Chen, Whitehead Institute; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m. "Designing Degradable Polymers for Drug Delivery," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Kathryn Uhrich, Rutgers University; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 25, 4 p.m. "Toward a Chemical Approach to Cell Signaling," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Dehua Pei, Ohio State University; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Feb. 25, 6 p.m. "The Cracks of Kazimir Malevich's Black Square," a History of Art seminar with Graham Bader, Harvard University; 255 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., Feb. 26, 9 a.m. "The Immune Response of Infants and Young Children to the F and G Glycoproteins of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Joshua Shinoff; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 26, 10 a.m. "Suicidal Ideation and Risk Factors Among Individuals at Risk for HIV Within the Drug-Using Community," a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Stephanie Hope Gilbert; 391 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Feb. 26, 11 a.m. "Novel Tools to Understand Biocatalyst Stability," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Andreas Bommarius, Georgia Tech; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Feb. 26, noon. "Advocacy and Activism: A Challenge to Nonprofits," an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Pablo Eisenberg, Georgetown University; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Thurs., Feb. 26, noon. "Potassium Channels in Traffic Jam," a Cell Biology seminar with Min Li; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 26, noon. "Alternatives: What Does It Mean for Your Research?" an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with Alan Goldberg; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., Feb. 26, 1 p.m. "From Peppers to Peppermints: An Emerging Molecular Logic of Thermosensation," a Neuroscience research seminar with David Julius, University of California, San Francisco; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 26, 1:30 p.m. "Theoretical and Applied Investigations of a Regression of Offspring on Mid-Parent Approach: Familial Idiopathic Scoliosis," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Marie-Helene Roy-Gagnon; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m. "Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 26, 4 p.m. "Some Pressing Topics in Network Analysis," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Patrick Doreian, University of Pittsburgh; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Feb. 26, 4 p.m. "Mechanisms of Short-Term Memory," a Biology special seminar with Emre Aksay, Princeton University; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Feb. 26, 4 p.m. "Odd Notes on French Secularism," an Anthropology seminar with Talal Asad, CUNY; 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., Feb. 26, 4 p.m. "Tocqueville and Arendt: Public Freedom, Plurality, and the Preconditions of Liberty," a Seminar in Political and Moral Thought with Dana Villa, University of California, Santa Barbara; 348 Gilman. HW

Mon., March 1, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience —"Human Motor Learning" with Mark Hallett, NINDS/NIH; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 1, 4 p.m. "Mixing Economics and Politics: The Bush Administration's Savings Proposals," a Social Policy seminar with Len Burman, The Urban Institute. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, Economics, and Health Policy and Management. 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., March 1, 4 p.m. "Self-Renewing Mechanism of Stem Cells in the Germline," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Haifan Lin, Duke University Medical School; W2030 BSPH. EB


Special Events

APL Black History Month Events continue, with the national theme Brown v. Board of Education. APL

Mon., Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. Documentary —Mississippi America, chronicling the history of America's civil rights movement; Room L1.

Wed., Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m. Keynote speaker James West with APL's Gospel Choir; K-Center.

Black History Month Events continue with performances, speakers and student events. Organized by members of the Black Student Union. HW

Tues., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Mardi Gras Night; Great Hall, Levering.

Wed., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Cosby Show Marathon; Bloomberg Center.

Sat., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Step Show; Shriver Hall.

Sun., Feb. 29, 3 p.m. Closing ceremonies; SDS Room, Mattin Center.

Wed., Feb. 25, noon. Wednesday Noon Series —"Maryland Basketball: Tales from Cole Field House," lecture by Paul McMullen, The Sun, author of the JHU Press book Maryland Basketball: Tales from Cole Field House, available for sale and signing. Shriver Hall. HW

Open Hands Open Hearts, religious awareness days, sponsored by Campus Minstries. (See story, this issue) HW

Sun., Feb. 29 — 4 p.m. Sandwich Sunday, Bunting- Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.
6 p.m. "Repentance, Reflection and Resurrection: The Holy Season of Lent," the Open Your Eyes banquet. Sponsored by the Jewish Student Association, which will offer a free catered kosher meal. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.

Mon., March 1, 7 p.m. "When Religion Becomes Evil," lecture by Charles Kimball, Wake Forest University; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.



Tues., Feb. 24, 6 p.m. Women's Basketball, vs. Franklin & Marshall; Athletic Center. HW

Tues., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Men's Basketball, vs. Franklin & Marshall; Athletic Center. HW



Wed., Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. "Struggling Against Seniority and an Aggressive GOP Majority on Capitol Hill," a Government and Communication in Contemporary Society symposium with Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). LL7, Bernstein Offit Bldg., 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.

Thurs., Feb. 26, 2 to 5 p.m. "Progress and Perspectives," an Urban Health Institute symposium with Anne Beal, The Commonwealth Fund; and Stephen Thomas, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Co-sponsored by the D.C.-Baltimore Center to Improve Child Health Disparities and the Morgan Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. Reception to follow. To RSVP, or for more information, e-mail East Wing Auditorium, BSPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 26, 4 p.m. "Who Will Care for Us?" a School of Nursing symposium focusing on the health care of the aging population, with Sam Donaldson, ABC News; Bill Novelli, AARP; Claire Fagin, John A. Hartford Foundation; and Martha Hill; Alumni Auditorium, SON. EB

Fri., Feb. 27, 2:30 p.m. "Sex and Society: Preventing HIV/AIDS," a Behavior and Health symposium with Richard Parker, Columbia University; David Holtgrave, Emory University; Martha Butler De Lister, Family Health International; Thomas Coates, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Sponsored by the School of Public Health. Part of the Behavior at the Crossroads of Public Health symposium series. W1020 BSPH. EB



Fri., Feb. 27, Sat., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.; and Sun., Feb. 29, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Copenhagen. $15 general admission, $14 for senior citizens (Friday and Sunday) and $5 for student rush tickets. Merrick Barn. HW



Sat., Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. "Beyond Maps I: Spatial Information," an awareness workshop open to students and alumni only. Sponsored by Environmental Sciences. $75 registration fee (RSVP two days prior to the event at 410-516-2863 or LL7 Bernstein Offit Bldg., 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.

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