Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 16, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 16, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 7

Weekly Calendar

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



Internationally renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man performs Ancient Dances, a multimedia work that combines projections of Chinese calligraphy with pipa music and explores the connections between the two ancient Chinese traditions. The concert is part of the new Discovery Series of free concerts presented at the Baltimore Museum of Art by the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Tickets are required (410-516-7164). See Music.

Tues., Oct. 17, 4:15 p.m. "Strain as a Design Principle in Synthesis," a Chemistry colloquium with Joseph Fox, University of Delaware; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m. "Cosmology and the Shape of Large-Scale Structure," an STSCI colloquium with Neta Bahcall, Princeton University; STScI Auditorium. HW

Wed., Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m. "The Ambivalence of Mozart's Countess," a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Richard Will, University of Virginia; 308 Conservatory. Peabody

Thurs., Oct. 19, 3 p.m. "For Service and Suffering: Invalid Soldiers and the Problem of 'Disability' in 18th-Century New England," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Ben Mutschler, Oregon State University; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Library. EB

Thurs., Oct. 19, 3:45 p.m. "Accounting for the Asymmetries of Human Language: Competence Markedness vs. Other Markedness," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Paul DeLacy, Rutgers University; 134A Krieger. HW

Thurs., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. "Steroidal Regulation of Ion Currents and Brain Cell Proliferation in the Electrocommunication System of a Fish," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Ken Dunlap, Trinity College; 234 Ames. HW

Fri., Oct. 20, 2 p.m. The Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group — "Science Adviser's Perspective," an APL colloquium with Robb Wilcox, APL; Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. APL



Fri., Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. "Concepts of Life," a Humanities Center conference with Henri Atlan, Mary Fissell, Emily Martin, Richard Baxstrom, Evelyn Fox-Keller, Margaret Lock, Jane Bennett, Eleanor Kaufman, Paola Marrati, William Connolly, Shigehisa Kuriyama, Veena Das, Dominique Le Court, Catherine Mills, Ruth Leys and Paul Rabinow; 110 Gilman. HW



Tues., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. "Conversations in Medicine," a Pre-Health discussion series. Sponsored by Preprofessional Programs. 162 Mattin Center. HW

Wed., Oct. 18, 6:45 p.m. "What's Love Got to Do With It?" with Tara Bynum, KSAS. Part of the "Rap Sessions in Africana Studies" discussion series sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies; Baltimore Museum of Art.

Thurs., Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. "True Colors: How Dove Came to Own a Cultural Debate," a SPSBE talk on the successful Dove "real beauty" ad campaign, with Maureen Shirreff, Ogilvy & Mather; Downtown Center.

Fri., Oct. 20, 1 p.m. "An Unchronicled Epic: The Black Power Movement in American and World History," a Center for Africana Studies book discussion with Peniel Joseph, SUNY, Stony Brook, author of Waiting 'til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America. Copies of the book will be on sale below retail. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Mon., Oct. 23, noon. "Teen Parenting Group," a WorkLife Programs discussion group for parents of teens, with Fred Gager; Suite 403, 550 Bldg. EB



Tues., Oct. 17, 8 p.m. 2006 Johns Hopkins Film Society Fall Film Series presents Titicut Follies, a documentary by Fred Wiseman; the film was banned in the U.S. from 1967 to 1992. $6 at the door; $3 for JHU affiliates. Shriver Hall. HW


Information Sessions

Mon., Oct. 16, 12:15 p.m. Information session for the White House Fellows Program, with Erwin Tan, JHMI. Sponsored by Career Services Office; W3008 SPH. EB



Tues., Oct. 17, 4 p.m. "Shadows of a Leader: Qaddafi's Female Bodyguards," an Anthropology lecture by independent filmmaker Rania Ajami; 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., Oct. 19, 5:15 p.m. "The Dyspeptic Cerebralist: Voltaire's Views on Digestion, Suffering and the Life of Letters," a German and Romance Languages lecture by Anne Vila, University of Wisconsin, Madison; 336 Gilman. HW

Fri., Oct. 20, 11 a.m. "Advances in the Computations of Turbulent Reactive Flows," a CEAFM lecture by Stephen Pope, Cornell University; 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Oct. 20, 2 p.m. "The Continuous Metropolis: Contemporary Urbanism and the Vision of the Network," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology lecture by David Cunningham, University of Westminster, London; Room 102, 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Mon., Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m. The 16th Annual Larry L. Ewing Memorial Lecture — "Testis Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH-C4) or One Protein: One Career" by Erwin Goldberg, Northwestern University. Sponsored by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; W1214 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 23, 5:15 p.m. "The Daughter's Seduction: Diderot and the Greuze Girl," a German and Romance Languages lecture by Emma Barker, Open University, London; 336 Gilman. HW



Wed., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. "Brightness of Being," performance by jazz artists Paul Bollenback, Don Braden, Terri-Lyne Carrington, Chris McNulty, Ugonna Okegwo and Gary Thomas, playing music by Puccini, Ernesto Garcia de Leon, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Cindy Walker, adapted for jazz improvisation. East Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. "1964 — The Tribute," a Beatles tribute concert sponsored by the Dean of Student Life as part of Family Weekend. $15 general admission, $10 for JHU affiliates. O'Connor Recreation Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 21, 3 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents pipa virtuoso Wu Man, who performs Ancient Dances, a multimedia work. Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art.

Sat., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs music by Barber (with soloist Lenuta Ciulei), and Rachmaninoff. Pre-concert discussion takes place at 7 p.m. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sat., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Libby Larsen (2006-2007 Distinguished Visiting Artist in Composition at Peabody) and Shostakovich. $18; $10 for senior citizens, and $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



Thurs., Oct. 19, 6 p.m. Reading by John Barth, professor emeritus in the Writing Seminars. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars and JHU; 1 Remsen. HW



Mon., Oct. 16, noon. "Medical Care in the Context of Research in Resource-Poor Settings," a Bioethics Interest Group seminar with Maria Merritt, College of William and Mary. Sponsored by the Berman Bioethics Institute. 250 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Oct. 16, noon. "Sample Size Estimate for Intervention Studies," a Center for Collaborative Intervention Research brown bag seminar with Steven Piantadosi, SoM; Room 9, Pinkard Bldg. EB

Mon., Oct. 16, 1 p.m. "Predictors of Incident Depression and Antidepressant Use in Older Women," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Kathleen Haddad; 688 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Oct. 16, 4 p.m. "Molecular Mechanisms of Myotonic Dystrophy," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Andy Berglund, University of Oregon; W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 17, noon. "O-Glycosylation of Cystein Knot Motifs: Regulating Signaling with Sugars," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Robert Haltiwanger, Stony Brook University; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 17, noon. "Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Address Environmental Health Issues in the Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood of Baltimore," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Norman Yancey, Urban Youth Corp. Co-sponsored by Urban Health Institute. 208 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m. "Self-Employment in Public Health," a Career Services Office seminar with SPH alumna Tiffany Tate; W4030 SPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 17, 2 p.m. "The Role of Oxidative Stress in Age-Dependent Spontaneous Prostatic Hyperplasia and Testicular Regression in the Brown Norway Rat," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Angela Pechenino; W1214 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 18, 10 a.m. "Psychosocial Well-Being and HIV Risks Among Female Sex Workers in China," a Health Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Yan Hong; 744 Hampton House. EB

Wed., Oct. 18, noon. "The Potential Role of Statins in the Therapy of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Reda Girgis, SoM; W7023 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 18, noon. "Japan's Deepening Democracy," a Political Science seminar with Mary Alice Haddad, Wesleyan University; 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m. "Hypertension and Cognitive Functions," a Mental Health seminar with Shari Waldstein, UMBC; W1020 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m. "Community Mobilization for HIV Prevention in Harlem: Partnership Model and Program Evaluation," an SoN seminar with David Vlahov, New York Academy of Medicine; Carpenter Room, Pinkard Bldg. EB

Wed., Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m. "From Pox Virus to Human Growth Factors: Uncovering a New Enzyme Family Driving Protein Disulfide Bond Formation," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Colin Thorpe, University of Delaware; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m. "Approaches to Functionalization of Nanoparticles: From Layered Silicates to Quantum Dots to Carbon Nanotubes," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Dotsevi Sogah, Cornell University; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Incorpation of an FLT3 Inhibitor Into Amh Therapy," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Mark Levis, SoM; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 18, 4:15 p.m. "Mechanisms of Carbene Additions to Cyclopropenes: Dynamics and Strain," a Chemistry special seminar with Dina Merrer, Barnard College; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Oct. 19, 10 a.m. "Investigating the Internet as an HIV Risk Environment Using the Online Networking Experiences Questionnaire Study," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Eric Maiese; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 19, 11 a.m. "Fundamental Phenomena in Surface Reaction Kinetics," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Andrew Gellman, Carnegie Mellon University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 19, noon. "Regulation of Neuronal Development by Target-Derived Neurotrophins," a Cell Biology seminar with Rejji Kuruvilla, KSAS; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 19, 12:15 p.m. "Implementing a Rights-Based Approach to Maternal Mortality," a Health Systems special seminar with Lynn Freedman, Columbia University. Co-sponsored by International Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 19, 12:15 p.m. "The Massachusetts Plan for Universal Health Care Coverage," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Michael Miller, Community Catalyst, Boston; and Mark Carron, Massachusetts House of Representatives. B14 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 19, 3 p.m. "Nanoindentation in Shape Memory Alloys: Characterization and Application," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Wendy Crone, University of Wisconsin, Madison; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. "Sailors' Wives, Property and Plebeian Politics in England, 1660-1720," a European History seminar with Margaret Hunt, Amherst College. Sponsored by History. 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. "Topology Optimization as a Structural Design Tool: Applications and Challenges," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Jamie Guest, WSE; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. "Siglec-8/Siglec-F: Carbohydrate-Binding Inhibitory Receptors on Eosinophils and Mast Cells," a Biology seminar with Bruce Bochner, SoM; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Oct. 20, noon. "Preparing for Life After Work: A Seminar for Women Contemplating Retirement," a WorkLife Programs seminar designed for women over 45, with Dena Frankel, Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Register at Location announced upon registration.

Fri., Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m. "The Escalating HIV Epidemic in Pakistan: Opportunities for Research and Action," an International Health/Disease Prevention and Control Program seminar with Adnan Khan, National AIDS Control Program, Islamabad, Pakistan; W3008 SPH. EB

Fri., Oct. 20, 5 p.m. "Traditional Hawaiian Burial Practices," a Classics seminar with Teri Sowell, San Diego State University; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Oct. 23, 10 a.m. "The Effects of Maternal Depressive Symptoms on Behavior and Cognition in Young Children," a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Melissa Azur; 845 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Oct. 23, noon. "A Maximum Entropy Approach to Water Mass Analysis," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Francois Primeau, University of California, Irvine; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 23, noon. "The Effects of Child Care Costs and Taxes on the Employment of Single Mothers: Evidence From a SIPP-CPS Matching Procedure," an Institute for Policy Studies brown-bag seminar with Christopher Herbst, University of Maryland; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m. "Frizzled Receptors in Mammalian Development and Disease," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jeremy Nathans, SoM; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 23, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "A Spatial Attentional Mechanism in the Midbrain of Birds" with Gonzalo Marin, Universidad de Chile. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 23, 4 p.m. "Launching and Sustaining the Confederate Project in Civil War-Era Savannah," a History seminar with Jacqueline Jones, Brandeis University; 315 Gilman. HW


Special Events

Tues., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Latino Heritage Month opening ceremonies featuring a keynote address "Cultural Amnesia: The Growing Epidemic," by Felipe Luciano. Sponsored by Organizacion Latina Estudiantil and the Residents Advisory Board. 110 Hodson. HW

Wed., Oct. 18, 2 p.m. "Ordering Objects for Food and Dining From Agents in London," a talk by author and Maryland state archivist Edward Papenfuse. Third in the series Repast as Ritual: The Objects of Entertaining at Homewood House Museum. Single lectures $35 ($30 for museum members, $15 for students and museum volunteers). For information, call 410-516-5589, e-mail, or go to HW

Wed., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. 2006 MSE Symposium: Finding Our Voice: The Role of America's Youth — "Living in the Age of Transformation," with Newt Gingrich; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., Oct. 20, 5 p.m. "Making Tracks II: Watermarks," Opening reception for photography exhibit, with Laura Vernon-Russell, IPS. Sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops. Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 21, 1 to 4 p.m. Grand opening of JH Bayview's renovated and newly renamed Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Open house and community fair, featuring tours of the center, free health information and screenings, activities for children, refreshments and a DJ. Bayview



Wed., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Arcadia; Homewood Field. HW

Wed., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. McDaniel College; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 21, 1 p.m. Football, vs. Muhlenberg; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 21, 6 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Bryn Mawr; Homewood Field. HW



Wed., Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Solving Health Disparities," a Johns Hopkins Disparities Coordinating Council symposium with Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam who will deliver the keynote address, and other guest speakers. W2030 SPH. EB



Fri., Oct. 20, and Sat., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. "Relationships: Told in Drama and Music," the Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater presents selected scenes from the Tony Award-winning drama Doubt, King Hedley II and Living Fat. Hopkins students will also perform selections from the Broadway musical The Color Purple with recording group Avop. $5 general admission, $3 for students. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

Fri., Oct. 20, and Sat., Oct. 21, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 22, 2 p.m. The Barnstormers present "Freshman One Acts," performances of one-act plays The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang; Philadelphia and English Made Simple by David Ives; Light Years by Billy Aronson; and It's Not You by Craig Popisil. $5 general admission, $3 for faculty, staff and students with J-Card. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Wed., Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m. "How to Apply for Fellowships and Internships," a Career Services workshop; W3008 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m. "Creating a Professional PowerPoint Presentation," a Welch Medical Library workshop with Kathy Hackett; 10 Pinkard Bldg. EB

Wed., Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m. "FileMaker 8.5 Technical Briefing," a JHMI Mac User Group discussion and demonstration with Karen Kalantzis, Corporate Network Services; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 18, 2 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. "Turnitin Training for KSAS/WSE Faculty," a Center for Educational Resources 45-minute workshop on integrating the new plagiarism prevention service into a course, with Brian Cole, CER. For KSAS and WSE faculty only. Register online at Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., Oct. 19, 1 p.m. "Bits and Bytes: Digital TV and HDTV," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Brian Cole, CER; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Fri., Oct. 20, 1:15 p.m. "Basics of Grant Writing: NIH R01 Application," a Welch Medical Library workshop with Debbie McClellan, SoM; Weinberg Auditorium. EB

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