Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 25, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 25, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 31

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Open House | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Theater | Workshops



Tues., April 26, 4:15 p.m. "Molecular Beam Studies of Interfacial Reactions in Pure and Salty Glycerol," a Chemistry colloquium with Gilbert Nathanson, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., April 28, 3 p.m. "Standing Above the Fray: Newton and Religious Controversy in Early 18th-Century England — Some Problems of Interpretation," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with John Friesen; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., April 28, 3:30 p.m. "New Views on Star Formation with GALEX," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Luciana Bianchi; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., April 29, and Sat., April 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Readers and Friends," a colloquium in honor of Neil Hertz. Sponsored by the Humanities Center. 110 Gilman. HW

Fri., April 29, 2 p.m. "Change in Egypt and Its Influence on the Future of Islam," an APL colloquium with Raymond Baker, Trinity College; Parsons Auditorium. APL



Mon., April 25, 4 p.m. Screening of Born Into Brothels, followed by a panel discussion. Sponsored by the Office of External Affairs' Council on Population and Family Health. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 28, 7:30 p.m. "Slaying the Dragon," a look at media stereotypes of Asian women since the silent film era. In honor of Asian Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering, the Diversity Leadership Council, Students Educating and Empowering for Diversity and Homewood Student Affairs. 101 Remsen. HW



Mon., April 25, noon. "The Role of Science in Assessing Conventional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines," a Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Loretta Kopelman; Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Mon., April 25, 5 p.m. The Dean's Lecture IV — "Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer — What's Next?" by Nancy Davidson. Sponsored by SoM. Hurd Hall. EB

Wed., April 27, 1:30 p.m. "Secrecy" and 3 p.m. "The Assassin of Relativity," German lectures by Peter Galison, Harvard University; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Thurs., April 28, 5 p.m. First Lectureship in Minority and Health Disparities by Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association. Sponsored by the Center for Health Disparities Solutions. W1020 SPH. EB

Fri., April 29, 3 p.m. The Jan. M. Minkowski Memorial Lecture in Quantum Electronics — "The Nature of the Photon: Particle and Wave Mechanics" by Michael Raymer, University of Oregon. Sponsored by Electrical and Computer Engineering. 210 Hodson. HW

Fri., April 29, 3 p.m. The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture — "The Science and Technology of Heating with Nanomaterials" by Timothy Weihs. Sponsored by the Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. 110 Hodson. HW



Mon., April 25, 8 p.m. Benefit concert featuring BSO members Richard Fields, Katherine Needleman and Eric Conway, to help with summer camp for Baltimore City youth. Sponsored by the JHU Class of 2006. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. HW

Wed., April 27, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler's Symphony No. 6 in A (Tragic). $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. 301-405-2787. Dekelboum Hall, University of Maryland, College Park. Off campus

Thurs., April 28, and Fri., April 29, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Renaissance Ensemble performs. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Thurs., April 28, 8 p.m. The JHU Jazz Ensemble and JHU Jazz Band Spring Concert, sponsored by JHU Band. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., April 29, and Sat., April 30, 8 p.m.; and Sun., May 1, 3 p.m. The Peabody Chamber Opera presents Henry Mollicone's Hotel Eden (A Musical Theater Piece in Three Acts). $24, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students with ID. Shows are also scheduled for Thurs., May 5, and Sat., May 7, at 8 p.m. Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Off campus

Sun., May 1, 7:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents pianist Yundi Li, performing music by Mozart, Chopin and Liszt. $33, $17 for students and $8 for student rush tickets (one hour before concert). Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., May 2, 7:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents violinist Gidon Kremer with Kremerata Baltica. (See story, "Shriver Hall Series adds special concert by Gidon Kremer," in this issue.) $33, $17 for students and $8 student rush (one hour before concert). Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Open House

Wed., April 27, noon. Lab Week open house; tour of the Electron Microscopy, Immunofluorescence and Reference Histology labs. Sponsored by Pathology. 7th floor, Pathology Bldg. EB



Wed., April 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Passover "Freedom" Seder, a kosher for Passover non-traditional Seder that provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to discuss freedom in the past and present. All ideas are welcome; prepared materials will be available to guide the discussion within the context of the Passover Seder. Sponsored by the Jewish Student Association at JHSPH, the Student Assembly at JHSPH and Hillel of Greater Baltimore. Carpenter Room (first floor), SoN. EB



Mon., April 25, 12:15 p.m. "Signal Networks in Chemotaxis and Cytokinesis," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Peter Devreotes; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 25, 12:15 p.m. "Trends in HIV Prevalence and Incidence in Rakai, Uganda: Not as Simple as ABC," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Maria Wawer, Columbia University; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., April 25, 4 p.m. "Cystatin-related Epididymal Spermatogenic (CRES) Protein: The Defining Member of a New Cystatin Family 2 Subfamily With Roles in Reproduction," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Gail Cornwall, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., April 25, 4 p.m. "DNA Replication and Repair: Biophysical and Biochemical Studies of Specificity," a Biophysics seminar with Wei Yang; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., April 26, noon. "Evolutionary Rules for Specifying Protein Folding and Function," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Rama Ranganathan, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., April 26, 12:15 p.m. "Developing Health Competence Communication in Egypt," a Social and Behavioral Sciences seminar with Doug Storey; B14B Hampton House (basement). EB

Tues., April 26, 3 p.m. "Megalopolis Revisited," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with John Rennie Short, UMBC; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., April 27, 10:45 a.m. "Conus Peptides, Receptors and Ion Channels: From Venoms to Drugs," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Baldomer "Toto" Olivera, University of Utah; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., April 27, noon. "After Hegemony?" a Sociology seminar with Perry Anderson, University of California, Los Angeles; 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., April 27, 12:15 p.m. "Newborn Screening," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Peter van Dyck, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., April 27, 12:15 p.m. "Public Health Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse," a Mental Health seminar with William Compton, National Institute on Drug Abuse; B14B Hampton House (basement). EB

Wed., April 27, 3:30 p.m. "Derived Categories of Coherent Sheaves on K3 Surfaces," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Qing Wang; 302 Krieger. HW

Wed., April 27, 4 p.m. "A Moving Wall: Mid-Century Religious Understandings of the Separation of Church and State," an American History seminar with Andrew Griffith; 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., April 27, 4 p.m. "Some Lessons From the Past in HIV Research and Challenges for the Future," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Robert Gallo, Institute of Human Virology/University of Maryland School of Medicine; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Thurs., April 28, noon. "ATP, Copper, Membrane Trafficking, Health and Polarized Epithelia: What Do They Have in Common?" a Cell Biology seminar with Ann Hubbard; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 28, noon. "HCV Pathogenesis," a Molecular Microbiology/Immunology and Infectious Diseases seminar with David Oldach, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 28, noon. "What Is Needed for IACUC Approval of a Grant and When? Hint: It's Not What It Used to Be," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with Nancy Ator; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., April 28, 1 p.m. "Analyzing Signaling Pathways Using Protein Chips," a Neuroscience research seminar with Heng Zhu; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 28, 3 p.m. "An Anisotropic Hyperelastic Constitutive Model with Fiber-Matrix Shear," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Brian Moran, Northwestern University; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 28, 4 p.m. "Statistical Mechanics of the Ocean Circulation," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Greg Eyink; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., April 29, 10:30 a.m. "Compressibility Effects on Turbulent Mixing," a CEAFM seminar with Tobias Rossman, Rutgers University; 305 Olin. HW

Fri., April 29, noon to 1 p.m. "Determining the Mechanical Properties of Bond Coat Materials with Microsample Testing" with Rob Thompson; "Mechanical Behavior of E Tilt Grain Boundaries in Cu: A Molecular Dynamics Study" with Humberto Silva; a Mechanical Engineering joint seminar. 106 Latrobe. HW

Fri., April 29, 3 to 4 p.m. "A Comparison of PIV Data with Unsteady RANS Simulations in an Axial Turbomachine" with Oguz Uzol, a Mechanical Engineering seminar; 107 Latrobe. HW

Mon., May 2, 12:15 p.m. "Emerging Patterns of Childlessness by Race and Education Among U.S. Women," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Steven Martin, University of Maryland; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 2, 12:15 p.m. "Genomic Analysis of Retinal and Hypothalamic Development," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Seth Blackshaw; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., May 2, 4 p.m. "The POLQ Enzyme Family in Mammalian Cells," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Richard Wood, University of Pittsburgh Medical School and the Hillman Cancer Center; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 2, 4 p.m. "On the Interaction of Internally Mixed Dust and Sea Salt Particles With Clouds and Precipitation," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Zev Levin, Tel Aviv University; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., May 2, 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


Special Events

Mon., April 25, 7 p.m. Eco-friendly dinner, part of Earth Week, sponsored by Students for Environmental Action; Great Hall, Levering. HW

Tues., April 26, 11 a.m. to noon. Hate crimes vigil in front of the Eisenhower Library; and 9 to 11 p.m. Reading of the names of hate crime victims, the names projected on a screen and dec-oration of the Beach with glow sticks. Sponsored by DSAGA. HW

Tues., April 26, 8 p.m. The Frank R. Kent Memorial Lecture in Journalism — "Does the Press Matter Anymore?" by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Keller, The New York Times. Sponsored by the Office of the University President and the Institute for Policy Studies. Reservations required; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., April 27, noon. HopkinsOne town hall meeting with William R. Brody; E2014 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 28, 4 p.m. The JHU Muslim Association's annual spring banquet, featuring renowned speaker Imam Siraj Wahhaj, a catered dinner, hip-hop music by Native Deen and a martial arts demonstration. $15 in advance, $20 at the door; go to Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli arrives at Homewood Saturday night to perform at Spring Fair. See Special Events.

2005 Spring Fair — Fri., April 29, noon to 7 p.m.; Sat., April 30, and Sun., May 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Music, carnival rides, inflatable games, craft vendors, a special section for children, food court and beer garden (2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday). HW

Fri., April 29
5 to 8 p.m. Happy hour featuring music by the Julian Rosenberg Band and Quintus; Beer Garden.

8 to 10 p.m. Comedy night with Ant, recently seen on NBC's Last Comic Standing. Sponsored by the Hopkins Diverse Sexual and Gender Alliance. Shriver Hall Auditorium.

10 to 11:30 p.m. Party following Ant's performance, with casino entertainment, an Arabian-themed dance party and prizes. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Student Association. Levering Hall.

Sat., April 30
7 to 9 p.m. Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli performs. $17 general admission, $7 with J-card. Tickets available at the Mattin Center or online at jhuspringfair.musictoday .com. Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center.

Sat., April 30, noon. 2005 Physics Fair at the Bloomberg Center, designed to bring physics to the community in a fun, accessible way; featuring individual and team competitions for local students, a physics-themed scavenger hunt and demonstrations by JHU physicists, grad students and undergraduates. The telescope on the roof will be open, allowing visitors to observe sun spots and the activity of the sun's corona using a special filter, and several research labs will be open. In addition, there will be lectures and displays about the Hubble Space Telescope program.

12:30 to 1 p.m. Physics Challenge
1:15 to 4 p.m. Physics Bowl
2:45 to 3:15 p.m. Hopkins High-Rise Contest.
4 p.m. Awards presented
Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. HW



Sat., April 30, 12:30 p.m. Baseball, vs. Muhlenberg; Baseball Field. HW

Sat., April 30, 1 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Penn State; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., April 29, and Sat., April 30, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 1, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents the comedy Boy Meets Girl; in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Theatre. $15 general admission, $14 senior citizens and $5 student rush tickets. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., April 29, 8 p.m. Witness Theater Spring Showcase, presenting new student-written plays. $5 general admission and $3 for students. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Thurs., April 28, 1 to 2 p.m. Tai chi classes with master Liu Xiao Ling. Sponsored by Asian Americans in Public Health, the Asian-Pacific Islander Health Society and the Student Assembly of JHSPH. Main exercise studio, Cooley Center. EB

Thurs., April 28, 4 p.m. "Is This Legal? Copyright in the Digital Age," a Buzzword Bistro workshop with Mike Reese. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., April 28, 4 p.m. AMCAS essay writing workshop with Mary Catherine Savage and Jean Kan. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

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