Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 9, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 9, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 33

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Symposia | Workshops



Fri., May 13, 2 p.m. "Surprise! U.S. and Western Intelligence and Warning Failures During the Cold War," an APL colloquium with author Norman Polmar; Parsons Auditorium. APL



Mon., May 16, noon. "Utilization and Financial Outcomes of the Guided Care Pilot Project," a Geriatric Health Services research conference with Martha Sylvia. Sponsored by Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care. 250 Hampton House. EB



Mon., May 9, 7:30 p.m. Screening of Far From Heaven, starring Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering, the Diversity Leadership Council and Multicultural Student Affairs. 101 Remsen. HW



Mon., May 9, noon. "CAM and Cultural Diversity," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by David Hufford; Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Thurs., May 12, 4 p.m. "The Science (and Culture) of Pain: Identifying and Preventing Pain in Animals," an Enhancing Humane Science lecture by Daniel Weary, University of British Columbia. Sponsored by the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing; W1030 SPH. EB



Mon., May 9, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs the third of a three-part series of the complete Beethoven piano trios. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 15, 4 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra with the Grace United Methodist Chancel Choir presents Mozart's Veni Sancte Spiritus, and Puccini's Messa di Gloria. Free-will offerings accepted. Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St. Off campus


Open House

Mon., May 9, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Spring open house for part-time graduate degree and certificate programs in biotechnology, education, engineering and public health, and opportunity to meet one-on-one with advisers. 301-294-7000 or Montgomery County Campus.



Mon., May 9, 10 a.m. "The Effect of L-Arginine on Arterial Stiffness, Cardiac Diastolic Function and Exercise Tolerance," a Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Susan Zieman; E6519 SPH. EB

Mon., May 9, 12:15 p.m. "BDNF Signaling in Neural Plasticity and Age-Related Disease," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Mark Mattson, NIH/NIA; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., May 9, 12:15 p.m. "Environmental Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products," an Environmental Health Engineering seminar with Donald Versteeg, Procter & Gamble; W2015 SPH. EB

Mon., May 9, 4 p.m. "The C^K and Holder Norms of Eigenfunctions of the Laplace-Beltrami Operator on a Closed Riemannian Manifold," an Analysis seminar with Bin Xu; 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 9, 4 p.m. "Trans-Translation: A Tail of Protein Demise, Ribosome Rescue and Nonstop mRNAs," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Wali Karzai, SUNY, Stony Brook; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 9, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Seasonal Neuroplasticity in Songbirds" with Gregory Ball. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 9, 4:30 p.m. "Toledo Invariants on 2-Orbifolds," an Algebraic Topology seminar with Michael Krebs; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 9, 5 p.m. "Emerging Tools and Future Directions in Environmental Health Risk Assessment — The USEPA Perspective," a Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute seminar with John Vandenberg, EPA; W2008 SPH. EB

Tues., May 10, noon. "Sources and Health Effects of Ambient Fine Particulate Matter in Detroit," an Environmental Health Sciences faculty candidate seminar with J. Timothy Dvonch, University of Michigan School of Public Health; E7023 SPH. EB

Tues., May 10, noon. "The Amidotransferase Family of Enzymes: A Crooked Path From Substrates to Products," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Frank Raushel, Texas A&M University; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., May 10, noon. "Importance of Host Cell Apoptosis for the Innate Immune Response to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infections," a Center for TB Research seminar with Volker Briken, University of Maryland; W4030 SPH. EB

Tues., May 10, noon. "Multifactorial Etiology of Cervical Cancer: A Hypothesis," a Sexually Transmitted Infections seminar with Harry Haverkos, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Sponsored by the JHU Center for STD Research and Prevention. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., May 10, 12:15 p.m. "Policy and Management Issues in U.S. Rural Hospitals: Availability of Services, Financial Viability and Quality of Care," a search committee seminar for chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management with Laura Morlock; W1020 SPH. EB

Wed., May 11, 12:15 p.m. "After Hours: Exploring One City's Gun Market" with Lainie Rutkow; and "Who's Who at WHO: Taking the 3 by 5 Initiative From Switzerland to Uganda" with Mona Shah. Part of the S.W.E.E.T. student seminar series sponsored by the Anna Baetjer Society. W2008 SPH. EB

Wed., May 11, 12:15 p.m. "Parental Functioning and Adolescent Drug Involvement: A Look at the Middle School and High School Years," a Mental Health seminar with Andrea Stone; B14B Hampton House (basement auditorium). EB

Wed., May 11, 12:15 p.m. "I Don't Wanna Look Weak: Gender, Stigma and Teen Willingness to Use Mental Health Services" with Anita Chandra; and "The Dynamics of Injection Drug Users' Personal Networks and HIV Risk Behaviors" with Elizabeth Costendbader," Population and Family Health Sciences thesis defense seminars; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., May 11, 4 p.m. "Uncultured Bacteria and Natural Products," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Jon Clardy, Harvard Medical School; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., May 11, 5 p.m. "Glucose Intake by Escherichia coli (Pursuit of an Artifact)," a Biology seminar with Saul Roseman; Mudd Lecture Hall. HW

Thurs., May 12, noon. "The Nuclear Envelope: Dynamics and Disease," a Cell Biology seminar with Brian Burke, University of Florida; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 12, noon. "How We Sense Infection: TLRs and the Forward Genetic Analysis of Innate Immunity," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Bruce Beutler; Scripps Research Institute; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 12, 1:15 p.m. "Studies of Sindbis Virus Glycosylation Mutants and Cellular Receptors for Sindbis and Ross River Viruses," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Ronald Knight; 1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 12, 4 p.m. "Structural Control Using Regenerative Force Actuation Networks," a Civil Engineering seminar with Jeffrey Scruggs, California Institute of Technology; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., May 12, 4 p.m. "Interactions of Different Classes of Non-Peptide Antagonists of Human Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Receptor," a Biology seminar with Stephen Betz; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., May 16, 12:15 p.m. "Form From the Formless: Patterning and Morphogenesis of the Vertebrate Ectoderm," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Hazel Sive, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., May 16, 12:15 p.m. "Leaving and Staying: Relational Processes Associated With Dating Infidelity," a Population and Family Health Sciences/Hopkins Population Center seminar with Cha-vonne Lenoir; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 16, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "A Continuum Model for Mechanoreceptive Afferent Responses to Indented Stimuli" with Arun Sripati. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 16, 4 p.m. "Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay and Related Pathways in Mammalian Cells" a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester; W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

Don't expect a party quite like the one depicted in this 1566 painting by Pieter Bruegel, but you will get to see and celebrate the creative efforts of Homewood undergrads when you attend the Mattin Arts Center p.ART.y. See May 13 special events listing.

Mon., May 9, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. MHS Presentations — "Educational Attainment and HIV Infection Among Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clients in Ethiopia" by Heather Bradley; "The 'Storyteller,' a Pilot Communication Program to Reduce HIV/AIDS Stigma in Rural Malawi" by Lisa Folda; "Revitalizing the Use of VBAC in the U.S.: An Overview of the Issue, the Evidence and Recommendations" by Fonda Kingsley; and "Policy Recommendations to Improve the Health Status of Foster Care and Homeless Adolescents" by Lauren Wolfson. Sponsored by Population and Family Health Sciences and the Hopkins Population Center. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 9, 3 p.m. The Whiting School of Engineering 17th Annual Convocation Awards Ceremony and Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture — "Stuffed It All Into Five Long Years: Confessions of a Hopkins Underachiever," presented by David Sifry, Founder and CEO, Technorati Inc. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering Dean's Office. 110 Hodson. HW

Mon., May 9, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. "The Future of Social Security," with Rep. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Millie Tyssowski, former Social Security administrator; Hans Riemer, Rock the Vote; and Christopher Carroll. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Baltimore City and Baltimore County. After remarks from the panel, there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience. Clipper Room, Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., May 11, 4:30 p.m. "Music, Art and Beautiful Things," a tour and discussion of the exhibition with project director/artist Peter Bruun and Evergreen House curator Jackie O'Regan. Evergreen

Fri., May 13, noon. JHU Women's Network 18th Annual Spring Luncheon, with guest speaker Suzanne Zoglio. $15. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Fri., May 13, 3 p.m. Mattin Arts Center p.ART.y, annual celebration of students' creative endeavors, musical and theatrical performances and visual and digital arts. Mattin Center. HW



Mon., May 9, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 2005 Technology Fellowship Program Symposium, showcasing digital projects developed by faculty and students from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, Peabody Institute, SoN and SoM. Presentations are followed by electronic poster sessions offering an opportunity to sample the digital resources, ask questions and share ideas with the participants. After the poster sessions, senior information technology specialists from the CER will demonstrate new educational resources and tools that have been tested for possible adoption by interested Hopkins faculty members. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Room 210 and second floor lobby, Hodson. HW



Mon., May 9, 1 p.m. AMCAS essay writing workshop with Mary Catherine Savage and Jean Kan. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

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