Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 7, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 7, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 21

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Film/Video | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Theater |


Shriver Hall Concert Series

The Ysaye Quartet

Since its debut tour of North America in 1990, when the Ysaye Quartet won accolades from audiences and critics in 15 cities across the continent, nine subsequent tours have taken the group to 40 different cities, recently including Boston, Washington, Memphis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles. Named for the violinist and composer Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931), the quartet is composed of faculty members of the Conservatoire Superieur de Musique de Paris, where they have established a special class for string quartets. Feb. 13 they're on stage at Homewood's Shriver Hall. See Music.


Tues., Feb. 8, 4:15 p.m. "It Depends on How You Read It: Novel Macromolecules via Alternative Translations of the Genetic Code," a Chemistry colloquium with David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. "Social Epistemology and NIH Consensus," a Center of History and Philosophy of Science colloquium with Miriam Solomon, Temple University; 348 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 3:30 p.m. "Weak Lensing and Dark Energy: Current Results and Prospects for Upcoming Surveys," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Bhuvnesh Jain, University of Pennsylvania; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Mon., Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m. "Global Economies and Local Knowledge in the East Indies: Jacobus Bontius Learns the Facts of Nature," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Hal Cook, University College London; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB



Thurs., Feb. 10, 7:15 p.m. Cultural Affairs Winter Film Series presents The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB


Information Sessions

Tues., Feb. 8, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Information session for the SET-IT (Special Education Teacher Immersion Training) program offering a master's concentration in special education (mild to moderate disabilities). Project participants are employed by Montgomery County Public Schools as special ed instructional assistants and immersed in intensive field experiences throughout their graduate study. Montgomery County Campus.



Mon., Feb. 7, noon. "The Influence of Milk Thistle on the Pharmacokinetics of Irinotecan in Patients with Cancer," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Sharyn Baker; Weinberg Auditorium, 1830 Bldg. EB

Mon., Feb. 7, 5 p.m. The 2005 Henry G. Kunkel Lecture — "Transcription and DNA Deamination in Immunoglobulin Gene Diversification" by Frederick Alt, Children's Hospital, Boston. Sponsored by the Immunology Council and the Johns Hopkins University trustees. Mountcastle Auditorium. EB

Tues., Feb. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Informed Consent: How Bad Is It? How Can It Be Improved?" a lecture by Ezekiel Emanuel, NIH. Part of the Research Ethics lecture series sponsored by the Office of the Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation, JHM, and the Office of Research Subjects, SPH. E4019 SPH. EB

Tues., Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m. "Musical Venice and the Early Baroque," first in the three-part series On Venetian Music by Ray Sprenkle; in preparation for the Shriver Hall Concert Series performance by the Venice Baroque Orchestra. Reservations required; 410-516-7164. Great Hall, Levering. HW

Wed., Feb. 9, 5 p.m. "The Fall of Ur," a Near Eastern Studies lecture by Piotr Michalowski, University of Michigan; 123 Gilman. HW

Wed., Feb. 9, 5:15 p.m. "Estienne, Gourmont, Etiemble: Trois Figures Savantes de la Xenophobie Lexicale," a Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Bernard Cerquiglini, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; 336 Gilman. HW

Wed., Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m. "From an Idea to a Product: The Challenges of Making Money," a Hopkins Biotech Network lecture by Jayson Slotnik, Biotechnology Industry Organization. Montgomery County Campus.

Thurs., Feb. 10, 3 p.m. The Inaugural Lily Kay Lecture — "Images of Alchemy in Netherlandish Art" by Larry Principe. Sponsored by History of Science, Medicine and Technology. 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 5 p.m. "Modern Origins of Romanesque Sculpture," a History of Art lecture by Robert Maxwell, University of Pennsylvania. 4:30 p.m. Reception in 268 Mergenthaler. 255 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 5:15 p.m. "Culture as Resource: Vicissitudes of Culture in the Age of Globalization," a Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by George Yudice, NYU; 226 Gilman. HW

Fri., Feb. 11, 4 p.m. "What Is Yours to Know, and What to Imagine: Distributive Justice and the Rise of Realist Narrative," an English lecture by Jonathan Lamb, Vanderbilt University; 323 Gilman. HW

Mon., Feb. 14, 5 p.m. The L. Stefan Levin, D.D.S., M.S.D., Memorial Lecture — "The Clinical Legacy of Jonathan Hutchinson (1828-1913): Syndromology and Dysmorphology Meet Genomics," a lecture by Victor McKusick; Hurd Hall. EB



Tues., Feb. 8, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs the first of a three-part series of the complete Beethoven piano trios. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Wed., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by Nelson, Glass, Sparke and Graham. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. The Ben and Fortuna Iseman Klotz Memorial Concert — the Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Webern, Schumann and Ibert. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 13, 3 p.m. Preparatory Faculty Recital with Carol Cavey-Miles, soprano; Rebecca Henry, viola; Matthew Horwitz, violin; Amy Killian, piano; Scott Matejicka, guitar; Bradley Permenter, piano; Ivan Stefanovich, violin; Aliza Stewart, piano; and Troy Stuart, cello, performing music by Schubert, Boccherini, Barber and Copland. Goodwin Recital Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 13, 4 p.m. Performance by Donald Sutherland and Christopher Hamlen of music by Reger, Lauber, Locklair, Feliciano, Franck and Widor. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series — special collaboration by the Ysaye String Quartet and the Paris Piano Trio, performing works by Franck, Brahms and Schubert. $33, $17 for students, $8 student rush tickets (1 hour before concert). 410-516-7164. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Tues., Feb. 8, 5:15 p.m. "Kulturelle Unterschiede Zwischen den U.S.A. und Europa," readings by political journalist Peter Schneider from selected works, with discussion on the cultural differences between the U.S. and Europe. Sponsored by German. 336 Gilman. HW



Mon., Feb. 7, 12:10 p.m. "The War-Related Illness and Injury Study Centers: A Resource for Deployment-Related Health Concerns," a Center for Occupational Safety and Health seminar with Andrew Lincoln, Veterans Administration War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center; W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Women and Reproductive Control: The Nexus Between Abortion and Contraception in India," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Anju Malhotra, Population and Social Transitions International Center for Research on Women. Part of the Demography and Reproductive Health seminar series. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Retina and Olfactory Channels and G-Proteins," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with King-Wai Yau; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. "Genetic Dissection of Myoblast Fusion," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Elizabeth Chen; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. "Dispersion of Schrodinger Operator with One-Gap Periodic Potential on the Real Line," an Analysis seminar with Kaihua Cai, CalTech; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. "Controls on the Chemical Composition of Basinal Brines," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Jeffrey Hanor, Louisiana State University; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Tues., Feb. 8, noon. "The Riddle of Cell Surface Receptors That Reside Inside the Cell," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Randy Hall, Emory University School of Medicine; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Feb. 8, 3 p.m. "Insurance Against Weather and Energy Price Shocks: The Benefits of Energy Subsidies to Low-Income Households," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Joe Aldy, Harvard University; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m. "From Phase-based MT Toward Syntax-based MT," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with David Chiang, University of Maryland; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Feb. 9, noon. "Human Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Is What You See What You Get?" an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Roger Jenkins, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; W7023 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Pediatric Research in Maryland: Implications of the Krieger Case," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Jack Schwartz, Maryland assistant attorney general; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 9, 1 p.m. "Transsynaptic Dialogue Between Excitatory and Inhibitory Hippocampal Synapses via Endocannabinoids," a Neuroscience research seminar with Pablo Castillo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m. "How to Find Differentially Expressed Genes," a JHMI Microarray Core Facility seminar with Rafael Irizarry. Co-sponsored by the Hopkins Expressionists Group and Biostatistics. Part of the series Top-10 Things to Know in Microarray Data Analysis. W1020 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 9, 3:30 p.m. "Two-Dimensional Quantum Confinement in Semiconductor Quantum Wires," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with William Buhro, Washington University, St. Louis; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. "Non-Vanishing of Central Critical Values of Modular L-functions Modulo p," a Number Theory seminar with Matthew Boylan, UIUC; 304 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 9 a.m. "Epidemiology of Adolescent Suicidal Ideation: Roles of Perceived Life Stress, Depressive Symptoms and Substance Use," a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Pitakpol Boonyamalik; 845 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Feb. 10, noon. "Secretion of Dengue Virus-specified Nonstructural Protein NS1: Implications for Diagnostic and Physiopathology," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Marie Flamand, Rockefeller University; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 10, noon. "The Yeast Mitochondrial ATP Synthase Complex: Its Assembly and Role in the Modulating Cristae Morphology," a Cell Biology seminar with Rosemary Stuart, Marquette University; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 10, 3 p.m. "Laser-Polymerized Microfluidic Devices for Protein and Cell Analysis," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Brian Kirby, Cornell University; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 4 p.m. "Probability Mass Function Estimation and an Application to Language Modeling," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Bruno Jedynak; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 4 p.m. "Information-Theoretic Analysis of the Visual Cortex Response of Turtles and Network Models with Microarray Expression Data," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Xiuxia Du, Washington University; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. "Particle Transport Dynamics in the Chesapeake Bay," a Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics seminar with Larry Sanford, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science (Horn Point Lab); 305 Olin. HW

Fri., Feb. 11, 11 a.m. "Establishing a Trusted Computing Base for Software Defined Radio," a JHU Information Security Institute technical seminar with Raquel Hill, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Conference Room, 4th floor, Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Fri., Feb. 11, 12:15 p.m. "The Role of Frizzled Receptors in Mammalian Planar Polarity," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Nini Guo; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Fri., Feb. 11, 1 p.m. "A Multi-Scale Approach to Understanding Granuloma Formation in the Human Lung During Infection with M. tuberculosis," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Denise Kirschner, University of Michigan Medical School; 709 Traylor. EB

Fri., Feb. 11, 2 p.m. "Particulate Air Pollution and Mortality From Asthma and From Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the United States (1987-2000): A Case Crossover Study," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Erika Avila Tang; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 14, noon. "Making Public Policy Through Budgets," an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Fred Puddester; 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., Feb. 14, 12:15 p.m. "Reaching the Poor with Effective Health Programs: What Works, What Doesn't and Why," a Population and Family Health Sciences/Population Center seminar with David Gwatkin, World Bank. Part of the series Demography and Reproductive Health. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 14, 12:15 p.m. "Effects of Aging on the Brain and Cognition in an Animal Model," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Michela Gallagher; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Feb. 14, 4 p.m. "The December 26, 2004, Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Peter Olson; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW


Special Events

APL Black History Month events. APL Mon., Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m. Screening of the first and second parts of the film W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in Four Voices; Room L-1, Gibson Library.

Tues., Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m. Presentation of the award-winning documentary Dr. Mina Garrett; Kossiakoff Center Auditorium.

Mon., Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. Screening of the third and fourth parts of the film W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in Four Voices; Room L-1, Gibson Library.

Tues., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. "Life as a Neurosurgeon," a talk by Rafael Tamargo. First of three lectures in the Voyage and Discovery series. (See story, "'Voyage and Discovery': Lineup of Speakers Set for Annual Series," p. 5.) 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. The Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Poetry Lecture — "The Yeatsian Sequence: Forms of Poetry in 'Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen' " by Helen Vendler, Harvard University. (See story, "Literary Critic and Poet Helen Vendler of Harvard to give Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Lecture," p. 4.) Vendler has asked that attendees familiarize themselves with the Yeats poem. Go to for the poem and notes. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Feb. 11, noon to 2 p.m. "Engineering Excellence Through Diversity," a multicultural lunch welcoming Whiting School of Engineering students, faculty and staff to second semester; all are encouraged to wear national costumes. Featuring ethnic foods, an international exhibit and music from various cultures. Free through Feb. 7; $5, from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10; $10 at the door (without ticket). Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

"Leading the Past Into Tomorrow" — Homewood Black History Month events; 410-516-2224 or

Sat., Feb. 12, 7 to 9 p.m. "The Blueprint," a fashion show and party. $5, $3 for JHU affiliates; ticket includes admission to the party following the show. Shriver Hall Auditorium.

Mon., Feb. 14, 8 a.m. Blood drive and bone marrow registration," in honor of Charles R. Drew, African-American physician who conducted pioneering work in blood preservation. Blood drive: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Marrow donor registration: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glass Pavilion, Levering.



Sat., Feb. 12, 2 p.m. Men's Basketball, vs. Haverford; Newton H. White Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Feb. 12, 4 p.m. Women's Basketball, vs. Haverford; Newton H. White Athletic Center. HW



Fri., Feb. 11, and Sat., Feb. 12, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 13, 2 p.m. The Barnstormers present The Laramie Project, award-winning play about the murder of Matthew Shepard. $5, $3 for students. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Sat., Feb. 12, and Mon., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Performance of The Vagina Monologues by JHU students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by SON. $10. Alumni Auditorium (room 140), Pinkard Bldg. EB

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