Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 25, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 25, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 9

Weekly Calendar

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



Tues., Oct. 26, 4:15 p.m. "DNA Enzymes for Bioorganic Chemistry," a Chemistry colloquium with Scott Silverman, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. "Valentine Russwurin and the Barber Surgeons: Authority, Community and Paracelsian Therapeutics in Elizabethan London," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Deborah Harkness, University of California, Davis; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Oct. 28, 3:30 p.m. "Hard Words," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Lila Glietman, University of Pennsylvania; 134A Krieger. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 3:30 p.m. "Spin Torque and Nanorings," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Chia-Ling Chien; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Thurs., Oct. 28, 1 p.m. Buzzword Bistro — "Mobile Computing Devices (Tablet PCs, Notebooks, PDAs)" with Theron Feist and Brian Cole. Sponsored by the JHU Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. Journal Club talk with Erica Burleigh and Michael Clune. Sponsored by English. 323 Gilman. HW

Prehealth information sessions, sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 410-516-6744. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28:
4 to 5:15 p.m. Brenda Armstrong of Duke University's School of Medicine talks about Duke's program; Sherwood Room, Levering.

5 to 6 p.m. Sophomore prehealth information meeting with Mary Catherine Savage; 111 Mergenthaler.

6:30 to 8 p.m. JHU nursing program opportunities with Marjorie Fass and current students; 303 Hodson.



Sat., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. Tarang film presentation — Bhopal Express, directed by Mahesh Mathai; Hindi w/English subtitles; 3 Shaffer. HW


Grand Rounds

Wed., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. "Ubiquitin, Proteasomes and Protein Homeostasis: Life from Death," Preventive Medicine grand rounds with Cecile Pickart; W1020 SPH. EB



Mon., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. The Ewing Lecture — "Hormonal Regulation of Cell Death in the Testis: Implications for Contraceptive Development" by Ronald Swerdloff, 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/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

Mon., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. "The Legacy of Islam in the Western World," a lecture by Tamara Sonn, College of William and Mary and the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University; Hodson Auditorium. HW

Tues., Oct. 26, 6 p.m. Percy G. Turnbull Memorial Poetry Lecture — "Remapping Modern and Contemporary Poetry" by Jahan Ramazani, University of Virginia. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 410-516-7563. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Tues., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. "Housing the Urban Poor: The Problems and Inequities in Baltimore's Housing System" by Jennifer Burdick, ACLU; and Sandra Newman. Part of the student-run lecture series All Politics Is Local. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. The Hinkley Lecture — "Liberalism: What's in a Name?" by Barry Hindess, Australian National University. Sponsored by Political Science. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 5 p.m. "Bringing Gilgamesh Back From the Dead: Resurrection of a Babylonian Epic Poem," a Near Eastern Studies lecture by Andrew George, School of Oriental and African Studies, London; 123 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 7 a.m. The 2004 Alfred Blalock Lecture — "Continuing Progress in Heart and Lung Transplantation" by Bruce Reitz, Stanford University Medical Center. Sponsored by SOM. Turner Auditorium. EB

Mon., Nov. 1, 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. Room 322, 1830 Bldg. EB

Mon., Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. The 2004 Iwry Lecture — "Presentations of Restoration in Ezra-Nehemiah" by Hugh G.M. Williamson, University of Oxford Oriental Institute. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 205 Krieger. HW



Tues., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Faculty chamber music concert, a performance of Steve Reich's Different Trains, by Peabody faculty and the Peabody Computer Music Consort. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Performance by the Peabody Singers of music by Rossini; $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Mon., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. "Opera Potpourri: The Art of Song," scenes from bel canto operas performed by the Peabody Opera Workshop. Cohen-Davison Family Theater. Peabody


Open House

Tues., Oct. 26, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Preprofessional Advising open house for freshmen and sophomores; meet the staff and learn about preprofessional advising services. 3rd flr, Garland. 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

Tues., Oct. 26, noon. "TRP Channels: Mediators of Sensory Signaling," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Craig Montell; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m. "Coronary Heart Disease and Glycemic Control," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Elizabeth Selvin; W2029 SPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 26, 3 p.m. "Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927): The Nation's Rocks, Woods and Water," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Ellis Yochelson, USGS/Smithsonian Museum; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. "Life of the Mind: The Interface of Psycho-Pharmaceuticals, Domestic Economies and Social Abandonment," a Women, Gender and Sexuality seminar with Joao Biehl, Princeton University. Co-sponsored by Anthropology. HW

Tues., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. "Multiscale Modeling in Materials: Coupled Atomistics and Discrete Dislocation Plasticity," a Civil Engineering seminar with Bill Curtin, Brown University; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m. "Toward Automatic Acquisition of Ontological Knowledge," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Patrick Pantel, University of Southern California; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Oct. 27, noon. "Can Sociology Explain the Racial Gap in Education?" a Sociology seminar with Carolyn Hodges Persell; 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Hospitalization for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Conditions," a Mental Health seminar with Pamela Owens; B14B Hampton House (auditorium). EB

Wed., Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m. "Toward a Unified Continuum Theory of Crystal Surface Morphological Relaxation Below Roughening," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Dionisios Margetis, MIT; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. "Performance of Mixed-Effects Models When There is a Correlation Between the Random Effects and Covariates," a Biostatistics seminar with Charles McCulloch, University of California, San Francisco; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m. "Artin's Conjecture in Four Dimensions," a Number Theory seminar with Kimball Martin, Columbia University; 308 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 11 a.m. "Prediction of Protein Structure and Function on a Proteomic Scale," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Jeffrey Skolnick, SUNY, Buffalo; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, noon. "Cell Signaling Mechanism in Plasmodium falciparum Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-induced Proinflammatory Response by Macrophages," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Channe Gowda, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 28, noon. "Regulation of Signaling by the N- and C-Termini of the Focal Adhesion Kinase," a Cell Biology seminar with Michael Schaller, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 28, noon. "Semiannual Inspections: What Does It Mean for You?" an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with James Owiny; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. "Permanent Noncoalescence and Nonwetting — Science and Applications," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with G. Paul Neitzel, Georgia Institute of Technology; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. "Genomic Analysis of Retinal Development and Disease," a Biology seminar with Seth Blackshaw; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. "The Information Matrix: Basic Principles and Efficient Computation," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with James Spall; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Could V2 Mechanisms Alone Account for Its Neural Tuning to Figure Border Ownership?" with Li Zhaoping, University College London. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. "Silicon on Sapphire CMOS Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS): Mechanical Devices, Sensing Techniques and System Electronics," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Francisco Tejada; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., Oct. 29, 3 p.m. "The Sharp Form of the Strong Szego Theorem," an Analysis seminar with Barry Simon; 308 Krieger. HW

Fri., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. "Genetics of Childhood Onset Schizophrenia," a Biology seminar with Anjene Addington, NIHM/NIH. Part of the series Frontiers of Neuroscience. 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. "On the Local Behavior of Embedded Constant Mean Curvature Disks," an Analysis seminar with Giuseppe Tinaglia; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. "Uplift Deformation and Erosion of Eastern Tibet," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Leigh Royden, MIT; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Neural Correlates of Associative Learning in the Prefrontal Cortex and Basal Ganglia" with Anitha Pasupathy, MIT; 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Mon., Oct. 25, through Mon., Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (except Sun., Oct. 31, noon to 5:30 p.m.) Rembrandt at Homewood, an exhibition of 30 rare Rembrandt etchings from the collection of Morton and Toby Mower. Sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops. Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center. On Thurs., Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m., print dealer Ted Donson will lecture on the collection in 101 Jones Bldg. HW

Mon., Oct. 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reception, talk and book signing for publication of David Tripp's Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle; 6:15 p.m. Opening remarks by Steven Muller, president emeritus of Johns Hopkins University. To RSVP, 410-516-0341 or Evergreen

Wed., Oct. 27, noon. Wednesday Noon Series — "Homewood House," a lecture on Homewood's history by Catherine Rogers Arthur and Cindy Kelly, authors of the book Homewood House, copies of which will be available for sale and signing. (See article, "Homewood House takes a star turn in new book," this issue.) Sponsored by Special Events; co-sponsored by the JHU Press. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Reading and lecture on Homer's Odyssey, by Richard Martin, Stanford University; and poet and translator Edward McCrorie, Providence College. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Artist Patrick Burns and JHU rare book curator John Buchtel explore John Work Garrett's books that inspired Burns' 'Evergreen Drawings,' on display now.

Thurs., Oct. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. "Insects and Other Living Things: An Evening in the Great Library," with artist Patrick Burns and curator John Buchtel. Evergreen

Thurs., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. The 2004 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium — "The End of Racism" by Dinesh D'Souza. (See "In Brief," this issue.) Clipper Room. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sat., Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sun., Oct. 31, noon to 4 p.m. "Daylight and Museum Savings" — Tour the exhibition Clocks and Watchmaking in Early Maryland free of charge to mark the end of daylight-saving time at 2 a.m. on Sunday; Homewood House Museum. HW

Mon., Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to noon. "Diversity: Key to Our Future," a Diversity Leadership conference with keynote addresses by educator John Slaughter and President William Brody. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Tues., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Volleyball, vs. McDaniel; Newton H. White Athletic Center. HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Washington College; Homewood Field. HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. McDaniel; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Franklin & Marshall; Homewood Field. HW



Wed., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. "What the Polls Tell Us About the Candidates — and the Voters," a Government and Communication in Contemporary Society symposium with Karlyn Bowman, American Enterprise Institute. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. If you are not a current student, RSVP to 202-452-1280. LL7 Bernstein Offit Building, Washington, D.C.



Tues., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. GRO Comedy Night, standup comedy with Erik Myers, Chris White, Erin Conroy, Jim Meyer and Adam Ruben; 101 Remsen. HW

Fri., Oct. 29, and Sat., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.; Sun. Oct. 31, 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. $15, $14 for senior citizens and $5 for student rush tickets. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., Oct. 29, Sat., Oct. 30, and Sun., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Barnstormers present Noel Coward's dark comedy Blithe Spirit, directed by Troy Miller; $7, $5 for students. Mattin Center. HW



Welch Medical Library Workshops — Registration required; fill out and send the fax registration form found at to 410-614-3810. Lab 1, 2024 Monument St. EB

Tues., Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to noon. EMBASE workshop, learning how to search the database.

Tues., Oct. 26, 1 to 3 p.m. "Searching for Psychosocial Information."

Thurs., Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to noon. "Using Natality Data: Birth, Maternal Health and Infant Statistics and Trends."

Fri., Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. "The Nuts and Bolts of Community-based Participatory Research" a workshop with Hopkins faculty, on topics including definitions in CBPR, principles, getting started in CBPR, community-academic partnership building, developing sustainable research programs and funding sources. Pre-registration required; call 410-895-1108 or go to 10 Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Sat., Oct. 30, 8 a.m. "Mastering the Business of Freelance Writing," an all-day workshop on such topics as query letters, targeting, networking and contracts. Sponsored by the Advanced Academic Programs MA in Writing Program; co-sponsored by Washington Independent Writers. For fees and a schedule, go to LL6/7, Bernstein Offit Building, Washington D.C.

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