Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 21, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 21, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 23

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Theater | Workshops



Tues., Feb. 22, 4:15 p.m. "Properties of Metal Suboxide Clusters," a Chemistry colloquium with Caroline Jarrold, Indiana University; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 3 p.m. "The Locations of Indian Science," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Itty Abraham, Social Science Research Council; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m. "Can a Solid Be Superfluid?" a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Moses Chan, Pennsylvania State University; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. "The Descent of Pluralism," a Political and Moral Thought Program colloquium with Kennan Ferguson, University of Florida. Sponsored by History. 348 Gilman. HW

Fri., Feb. 25, 4 p.m. "Perception, Action, and the Constancies," a Philosophy colloquium with Sean Kelly, Princeton University; 348 Gilman. HW



Fri., Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Agriculture Security and Public Health," a Center for Public Health Preparedness conference. Co-sponsored by the JHSPH Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland departments of Agriculture and of Health and Mental Hygiene. 443-287-6735. Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, 500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, Md.

Sat., Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Signature," an all-day conference addressing issues of identity, documentation, checkpoints and the body; with a keynote address at 4 p.m., "On the Actuarial Gaze: From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib," by Allen Feldman, New York University. Sponsored by Anthropology. 160, 161 and 162 Mattin Center. HW



Fri., Feb. 25, 7:30 a.m. "The Business of Biodefense: Agency and Industry Perspectives on Partnering," a breakfast meeting with senior managers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and local companies. Co-sponsored by JHU and the Technology Council of Maryland's BioAlliance. $20 for TCM members and guests; $50 for non-members. Montgomery County Campus.

Mon., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. "Should the Gold Standard Be Restored?" a panel discussion with Joseph Arminio of The Citizens' Monitor; and Mark Blyth. Co-sponsored by the Hopkins Donkey (a publication of the Johns Hopkins College Democrats) and The Citizens' Monitor. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW



Thurs., Feb. 24, 7:15 p.m. Cultural Affairs Winter Film Series presents Three Days of the Condor, directed by Sidney Pollack; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB


Grand Rounds

Mon., Feb. 21, noon. "Evolved to Run: Walking vs. Running in Human Evolution," Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation grand rounds with Daniel Lieberman, Harvard University; Hurd Hall. EB


Information Sessions

Preprofessional Advising Programs. HW Thurs., Feb. 24, 3 p.m. Pre-Health and Pre-Law: "Financing a Graduate Education" with Paula Abernethy; 160 Mattin Center.

Fri., Feb. 25 —

1:30 p.m. Pre-Health: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences information session; Sherwood Room, Levering.

6:30 p.m. Minority Pre-Health conference: "The Cutting Edge: Evolving Approaches to Research, Health Education and Patient Care," with keynote speaker David Nichols; 210 Hodson.

Sat., Feb. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Workshops and health fair; Hodson Hall.

Mon., Feb. 28, 6 p.m. Pre-Health: St. George's University School of Medicine information session; 160 Mattin Center.



Tues., Feb. 22, 5 p.m. "Die Unbewaltigte Sprache: Hannah Arendt's Theorie der Dichtung," a German lecture by Thomas Schestag, University of Frankfurt; 238 Gilman. HW

With its period instruments, the Venice Baroque Orchestra sepecializes in 17th- and 18th-century Italian music. See Music.

Tues., Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m. "From Vivaldi to Bach," by Ray Sprenkle; in preparation for the Shriver Hall Concert Series performance by the Venice Baroque Orchestra. (See "Music.") Last in the series On Venetian Music. Reservations required. 410-516-7164. Great Hall, Levering. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m. The 23rd David Barap Brin Lecture in Medical Ethics — "Spiritual Issues in the Care of the Dying" by Daniel Sulmasy, Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College. Sponsored by the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., Feb. 28, noon. "Self-Healing Among Nurses in Critical and Palliative Care," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Cynda Rushton; Weinberg Bldg. Auditorium. EB

Mon., Feb. 28, 5 p.m. The Dean's Lecture II — "Hedgehog Signaling in Development and Disease" by Philip Beachy, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Sponsored by SOM. Hurd Hall. EB



Tues., Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs with pianist Mi-Yeon I, winner of the Harrison Winter Competition; music by Schoenberg, Mozart and Stravinsky. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., Feb. 23, noon. The Art of Healing Concert Series with David Drosion, clarinet. Sponsored by the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ceremonial Lobby, Weinberg Bldg. EB

Sat., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Camerata (Dan Gianola-Norris, trumpet; Jesse Irons, violin; and Ann Teresa Kang, piano) performs music by Berg, Webern and Zwilich. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series — The Venice Baroque Orchestra and piano duetists Katia and Mariella LaBeque perform works by Mozart and Vivaldi. $37 general admission; $21 for students, $11 student rush tickets (one hour before concert). Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., Feb. 21, 12:15 p.m. "Chromosomal Abnormalities Underlying Mental Retardation," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jonathan Pevsner; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Feb. 21, 12:15 p.m. "Population Digital Library: A New Model for Information Services from Welch," a Population and Family Health Sciences/Population Center seminar with Claire Twose and Susan Rohner. Part of the series Demography and Reproductive Health. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. "Marine Bioturbation," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with William Dewar, Florida State University; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. "Ecology, Biology and Technology: The Historical Vision of Owen Lattimore," a History seminar with Bill Rowe; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. "Role of a Conserved Pseudouridine in Spliceosomal Branch Site Structure and Recognition," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Nancy Greenbaum, Florida State University; W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Feb. 22, noon. "Keratin Filaments Provide Solid-State Support for Metabolic Processes During Epithelial Tissue Remodeling," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Pierre Coulombe; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Feb. 22, 2 p.m. "Speech Characterization Using Miniature Microwave Sensors" with John Holzrichter, Hertz Foundation and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Co-sponsored by Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. 120 Latrobe. HW

Tues., Feb. 22, 3 p.m. "Rivers and the Urban Environment," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Jim Smith, Princeton University; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Feb. 22, 4 p.m. "String Theory and Geometry," an Analysis seminar with Michael Douglas; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Feb. 22, 4 p.m. "The Faulty False Discovery Rate: How Do Biased Nulls Affect Power and Control of the FDR," a joint Biostatistics and Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Hoa Nguyen, Carnegie Mellon University; W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Feb. 22, 4 p.m. "Empathy or Antipathy: The Impact of Diversity," a Social Policy seminar with Greg Duncan, Northwestern University. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Tues., Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m. "Boundaries to the Influence of Animates," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Annie Zaenen, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Feb. 23, 12:15 p.m. "Taking a TRIPP: Translating Research Into Policies and Programs," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Phyllis Piotrow; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 23, 12:15 p.m. "Cannabis Dependence: Escalation in Use and Psychiatric Co-Morbidity," a Mental Health seminar with Michael Lynskey, Washington University School of Medicine; B14B Hampton House (auditorium). EB

Wed., Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m. "Olfaction and G-Protein Signaling," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with King-Wai Yau; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m. "Complex Singularities in String Theory," an Analysis seminar with Michael Douglas; 304 Krieger. HW

Wed., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Statistical Contributions to Studying Global Environment Change: Multilevel and Spatial Applications," a Biostatistics seminar with William Pan; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Tissue Protection Mediated by A2a Adenosine Receptors on CD4+ T Cells," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Joel Linden, University of Virginia; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, noon. "Unconventional Energy Economy of Mal-aria Parasites," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases seminar with Akhil Vaidya, Drexel University College of Medicine; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, noon. "Animal-based Research: Principles of Experimental Design and Sample Size Determination," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with Karl Broman; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, noon. "Tales from the Dark Side: Novel Endosomal Protein Sorting Pathways Revealed During Melanosome Biogenesis," a Cell Biology seminar with Michael Marks, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, 1 p.m. "In vivo Dissection of Neurotrophin Activated Pathways," a Neuroscience research seminar with Lino Tessarollo, National Cancer Institute; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, 3 p.m. "Behavior Change and Adolescent Girls," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Joann Binko Sanders; 1003 Ross. EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, 3 p.m. "Transition to Turbulence in Pipe Flow," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Bruno Eckhardt, University of Maryland; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. "NMR Spectroscopy of Bacterial Polysaccharides: Swapping Genes Makes New Structures," a Biology seminar with C. Allen Bush, UMBC; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. "Call Center Staffing for Profit Optimality," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with William Massey, Princeton University; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. "Curing Poetic Vocation: The Example of Hart Crane's 'The Broken Tower,' " a Humanities Center seminar with Allen Grossman; 111 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. "Single Chip Integration of 3-D Imaging Systems," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Ralf Philipp; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 5:15 p.m. "Literary Extraterritoriality in the Epoch of American Literary Globalism," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Donald Pease; 223 Gilman. HW

Fri., Feb. 25, 11 a.m. "Challenging the Paradigm of Dust Mite Allergen and Mold Exposure: What the Inner City Has Taught Us," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Ginger Chew, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Co-sponsored by the Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 28, 11 a.m. "Race and Measurement of Major Depression," a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Oyelola Faparusi; 845 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Feb. 28, 12:15 p.m. "Identification and Characterization of Nociceptive Neuron Specific Genes," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Xinzhong Dong; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 12:15 p.m. "Emotion and Reproductive Health," a Population Center and Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Alaka Basu, Cornell University; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. "Init- iation and Spreading of Agriculture in the Mediterranean: A Working Hypothesis and Speculations on the Possible Relationship with Abrupt Climate Events at the End of the Late Glacial and Early Holocene," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Cinzia Cervato, Iowa State University; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Perceptual Learning and Cortical Self-Organization" with Michael Kilgard, University of Texas, Dallas. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. "Role of the GATA Family of Transcription Factors in Reproductive Function: More Than Just a Matter of Sex," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Robert Viger, Laval University; W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

APL Black History Month events. APL

Mon., Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m. Screening of Return to Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man; Room L-1, Gibson Library.

Fri., Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m. Keynote address by Roscoe Giles, Boston University, and a performance by the APL Gospel Choir; Kossiakoff Center Auditorium.

Sat., Feb. 26, 6 p.m. to midnight. Awards ceremony and recognition banquet; Kossiakoff Center Auditorium.

Mon., Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. Screening of Ethnic Notions; Room L-1, Gibson Library.

Tues., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. "Inspiration and Innovation: Lessons About the Survival and Death of Neurons," a talk by Valina Dawson. Part of the Voyage and Discovery lecture series. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m. Memorial gathering to honor the memory of Gerard Defaux; North Lounge, Johns Hopkins Club. HW

Wed., Feb. 23, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. "Legacy: Understanding Black Power 40 Years Later," discussion and opening reception for the MSEL exhibition of the same name. Sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association. Multipurpose Room, AMR1. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Memorial service for undergraduate student Dominic Ferrara; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith and Community Service Center. HW

Fri., Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Housing Fair, an opportunity to meet area landlords and other vendors associated with renting in the Baltimore area. Sponsored by Housing and Dining Services. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

"Leading the Past Into Tomorrow" — Homewood Black History Month events; HW

Sat., Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Cabaret. The Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater Company presents a formal evening with a catered dinner and dance. $13 general admission, $10 students. Arellano Theater, Levering.

Sun., Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Closing ceremonies; Glass Pavilion, Levering.



Sat., Feb. 26, 5 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Davidson; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., Feb. 25, and Sat., Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 27, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Shadowlands. $15; $14 for senior citizens and $5 for student rush tickets. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., Feb. 25, 8 p.m.; and Sat., Feb. 26, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents Charley's Aunt. $10; $7 for senior citizens and JHU faculty and staff; $5 for students. 410-516-5153. (The Feb. 27 performance has been canceled.) Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW



WebCT workshops, sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Register at

Tues., Feb. 22 —

1 to 4 p.m. Faculty-directed training; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

6 to 9 p.m. Faculty-directed training; 206 A&R Bldg., Montgomery County Campus. Sat., Feb. 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Assignments and Assessments"; 212 Dorsey Center.

Digital Media Center workshops. 226 Mattin Center. HW

Tues., Feb. 22, 7 to 9 p.m. "Graphic Design Principles."

Wed., Feb. 23 —
6 to 8 p.m. "Final Cut Pro."
7 to 9 p.m. "Audio Hardware in the DMC."

Thurs., Feb. 24, 5 to 7 p.m. "Premiere Video Editing."

Sun., Feb. 27, 4 to 6 p.m. "Microphones and Portable Recording."

Mon., Feb. 28, 6 to 8 p.m. "Introduction to Photoshop."

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