Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 20, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 20, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 22

Weekly Calendar

Blood Drive | Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Theater | Workshops


Blood Drive

Mon., Feb. 20, to Wed., Feb. 22, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bayview Medical Center blood drive; Conference Room, Francis Scott Key Pavilion. Bayview

Tues., Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. Great Hall, Levering. HW



Mon., Feb. 20, noon. "Sharing Cases: The Observationes in Early Modern Medicine," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Gianna Pomata, Universita di Bologna; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Tues., Feb. 21, 4:15 p.m. "Enzymatic Transition States, Transition State Analogs Cancer and Malaria," a Chemistry colloquium with Vern Schramm, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Feb. 22, noon. "Who is the Liberal Individual?" a Political Science colloquium with Jill Stauffer, Haverford College; 370 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m. "Observational Constraints on Models of Giant Planet Formation," a Space Telescope Science Institute colloquium with Jeff Valenti, STScI; STScI Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Feb. 23, 3 p.m. "Father of Big Science: Yoshio Nishina and Two Cyclotrons," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Dong-Won Kim, JHU; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Fri., Feb. 24, 2 p.m. "The Politics of Poverty Mistargeting in China," a Political Science colloquium with Juan Wang, JHU; 366 Mergenthaler. HW



Sat., Feb. 25, 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Domesticities," a graduate student conference with keynote speaker Micaela di Leonardo, Northwestern University. Sponsored by Anthropology and Women, Gender and Sexuality. 323 Gilman. HW



Pre-Professional Advising events. HW

Tues., Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. Jr./Sr. Prehealth School Application Meeting for 2006-2007 cycle, with Mary Catherine Savage and Jean Kan, JHU. This meeting is required for all prehealth students applying in the 2006-2007 cycle. 110 Hodson.

Thurs., Feb. 23, 1 p.m. "Developing a Career in Law," with Wan Kim; Sherwood Room, Levering. [EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.]



Wed., Feb. 22, 5:45 p.m. Screening of Born Into Brothels, sponsored by Health, Behavior, and Society; first in a series. Discussion will follow the movie. B14B Hampton House. EB

Fri., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. Screening of the documentary Farming the Seas, which investigates the problems and potentials of marine aquaculture. Sponsored by Center for a Livable Future. W2030 SPH. EB

Fri., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Friday Night Films presents Bride and Prejudice, a Bollywood musical. Co-sponsored by South Asian Students at Hopkins. $5 general admission, free for JHU affiliates with ID. Mudd Auditorium. HW



Jazz saxophonist Gary Thomas and his group, Exile's Gate, perform Tuesday at Peabody. See Music.

Tues., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. Annual Catherine DeAngelis Visiting Lectureship for Women in Medicine — "Adolescent Risk Reduction Around the World" by Bonita Stanton, Wayne State University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Dean's Office, SoM. Hurd Hall. EB

Wed., Feb. 22, 6 p.m. "Exuberance: The Passion for Life" by Kay Redfield Jamison, SoM. Sponsored by Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries. Jamison will sign copies of her book by the same name during a reception beginning at 5 p.m., followed by her lecture. Evergreen Carriage House.

Summer travel research fellow presentations. 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Capital Mobility and the State: A South African Case Study" by Nicole Aschoff (Sociology).

Thurs., Feb. 23, 5 p.m. "The Secret Lives of the Secularists: Poetry, Morality, Domesticity in Sulaimani" by Andrew Bush (Anthropology).

Thurs., Feb. 23, 6 p.m. The Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Poetry Lecture — "Fictive Espionage" by poet, editor and critic John Hollander, Yale University. Sponsored by The Writing Seminars. 110 Maryland. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Assent in Research with Children," a Berman Bioethics Institute lecture by Eric Kodish, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lerner College of Medicine. Co-sponsored by Pediatrics, the Office of the Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation and the Office of Research Subjects. Part of a series on research ethics. Lunch will be served. W2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. Dean's Lecture III — "From Magnets to Molecules: A Personal Tale of Spins and Needles" by Jonathan Lewin, SoM and JHH. Sponsored by SoM. Hurd Hall. EB



Tues., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Jazz by Gary Thomas' Exile's Gate and the Kush Abadey Quartet. $18 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $8 students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Vienna Piano Trio. $33 general admission, $17 for students and $8 student rush tickets. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., Feb. 20, noon. "Why Volcanoes (Only Sometimes) Erupt Explosively," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Michael Manga, University of California, Berkeley; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Feb. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Modeling Cancer Progression with Zebrafish," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Michael Pack, University of Pennsylvania Medical School; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Feb. 20, 2 p.m. "The Kernel of the Kirwan Map for Non-Abelian Symplectic Quotients," a Topology seminar with Megumi Harada, University of Toronto; 300 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 20, 4 p.m. "Health and Sex Education Policy: What We Know and What We Need to Know to Design Efficient Public Policies," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by Economics and Health Policy and Management. 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Feb. 20, 4 p.m. "'Perish the Colonies': Saint-Domingue and French Revolutionary Politics," a History seminar with Jeremy Popkin, University of Kentucky and the Institute for Advanced Study; 312 Gilman. HW

Mon., Feb. 20, 4 p.m. "Functional Organization of the Primate Visual System," a Molecular Biology and Immunology research seminar with members of Hendry Lab. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 20, 4 p.m. "Water on Mars," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Michael Manga, University of California, Berkeley; Olin Auditorium. HW

Tues., Feb. 21, noon. "Advances in Trypanosome RNA Editing and Sequence-Specific Sub-Nuclear Domains for Gene Expression," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Barbara Sollner-Webb, SoM; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Feb. 21, noon. "Love Through the Eyes of Baltimore Youth: A Photovoice Project," a CBPR seminar with Roberta Downing. Sponsored by the Urban Health Institute and Health, Behavior and Society. 250 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m. "Multilingual Dependency Parsing with Spanning Tree Algorithms," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Ryan McDonald, University of Pennsylvania; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Feb. 22, 12:15 p.m. "Heart, Sugar and ... Sad? Depression — Who Me Blue? No! Just Feel Lousy, Doc," a Mental Health seminar with Joseph Gallo, University of Pennsylvania; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., Feb. 22, 12:15 p.m. "How to Submit a CHR Application and What to Include in a Research Plan," an Office for Research Subjects brown bag seminar with Jon Links, SPH; W3008 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 22, 1 p.m. "AAALAC Site Visit — What You Need to Know," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar in preparation for the March 20-24 site visit, with Nelson Garnett, director, ACUC; and Chris Newcomer, associate provost for research animal resources. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse. EB

Wed., Feb. 22, 1:30 p.m. "Inhibition and Molecular Evolution of Lactamase," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Brian Shoichet, University of California, San Francisco; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Feb. 22, 2 p.m. "The Physiology of Hypoxic Response in the Vasculature: A Genetic Analysis," an Institute for Cell Engineering seminar with Randall Johnson, University of California, San Diego; West Lecture Hall, PCTB. EB

Wed., Feb. 22, 2 p.m. "The Role of Histone H3 K9 Methyltransferases in RNA-Directed DNA Methylation," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Michelle Ebbs; W1020 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m. "Self-Assembly of Nanostructures on Topographically Pattern Substances," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Robert Kukta, SUNY; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 22, 4 p.m. "American New Women in the National Revolution in China, 1924-27," a History seminar with Motoe Sasaki-Gayle; 312 Gilman. HW

Wed., Feb. 22, 5:15 p.m. "Du Romantisme au Positivisme: Comment on Inventa l'Ancien Francais," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Bernard Cerquiglini, Louisiana State University; 336 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Feb. 23, noon. "Computational Modeling of Cytoskeleton Movement," a Cell Biology seminar with Sean Sun, WSE; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 23, 12:10 p.m. "High Blood Pressure Control for Young Black Men, a Transdisciplinary Program Integrating Research, Practice and Teaching," a Health, Behavior and Society brown bag seminar with Martha Hill, SoN; 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Feb. 23, 1 p.m. "Cell Regulation and Wiring the Fly Brain," a Neuroscience research seminar with Larry Zipursky, David Geffen School of Medicine, HHMI and UCLA; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. Seminar in Political and Moral Thought — "Kantian Virtue and Virtue Ethics," with Thomas Hill, University of North Carolina. Sponsored by History. 312 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Energy Wars: Using the Cell Biology of Energy Balance to Treat Cancer, Obesity, Stroke and Tuberculosis," a Biology seminar with Gabriele Ronnett, SoM; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Hyperbolic Conservation Laws: Theory and Numerical Analysis of Shock Reflection Problems," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Katarina Jegdic, University of Houston; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Feb. 23, 5:15 p.m. "At Home in World Literature?" a Philological Society seminar with Peter Hitchcock, Baruch College and the Graduate Center at CUNY. Co-sponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures, the Humanities Center and Philosophy. 223 Gilman. HW

Fri., Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m. "Clocking Out: Adolescent Part-Time Work and Drug Involvement in an Urban Environment," a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Rajeev Ramchand; 845 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Feb. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Annexin 2 and pll: Coregulators in Vascular Homeostasis," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Katherine Hajjar, Cornell University and Weill Medical College; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 2:30 p.m. "Extending Mendelian Models That Predict If One Has a Disease-Causing Mutation Based on Family History of Disease," a Biostatistics seminar with Hormuzd Katki; W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. "The Dirichlet Problem for the Biharmonic Equation on Lipschitz and Convex Domains," an Analysis seminar with Zhongwei Shen, University of Kentucky; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "On the Agnosticism of Spikes: Attention, Intention and Salience in the Monkey Lateral Intraparietal Area" with Michael Goldberg, Columbia University College. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. "The DNA Replication Stress Response," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Matthew Michael, Harvard University; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. "'Race'-Making in the Southern Sahara, ca. 1650-ca. 1850," a History seminar with Bruce Hall; 312 Gilman. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. "Soil Microbial Diversity and Global Change," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Michel Cavigelli, USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 5 p.m. "Equivariant Operads and String Homology," a Topology seminar with Craig Westerland; 308 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Black Student Nurses Association Black History Month events. Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Mon., Feb. 20, 6:45 p.m. Screening of Miss Evers Boys, the story of the 1932 Tuskegee Study of Untreated Blacks with Syphilis; discussion follows. Room 140.

Tues., Feb. 21, all day. Exhibit: African-American Contributions in Nursing; 1st floor.

Applied Physics Laboratory Black History Month events. APL

Mon., Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m. Showing of People Like Us; Library Classroom L-1.

Fri., Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m. Keynote address by Roger Ferguson Jr., Federal Reserve Board and a performance by the APL Gospel Choir; Kossiakoff Center Auditorium.

Sat., Feb. 25, 6 p.m. Awards ceremony and recognition banquet; Kossiakoff Center.

Mon., Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m. Showing of The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords; Library Classroom L-1.

"Roots: Discovering Our Universal Heritage," Homewood Black History Month events conclude. Sponsored by the Black History Month Committee of the Black Student Union, the Center for Africana Studies, the Black Faculty and Staff Association, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. HW

Wed., Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m. Guest speaker Chester Wickwire, former chaplain of JHU. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Sun., Feb. 26, 4 p.m. Closing ceremonies, Peabody concert and reception. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

Tues., Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m. Memorial honoring Lawrence Grossman, former chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Wed., Feb. 22, 12:15 p.m. "Afrofusion," a celebration of African-American culture; students, faculty, staff and friends will be entertained by colleagues from the SPH, SoM, SoN and Homewood communities. Poetry readings, dancing, singing, music making and more. Sponsored by the SPH Black Graduate Student Association and the Student Assembly. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Thurs., Feb. 23, 5 p.m. Reception and screening of digital video stories by staff, faculty and students who participated in an intersession digital storytelling class and lab; SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW



Sat., Feb. 25, 1 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Albany. $10 reserved tickets, $7 general admission, $5 for groups or children. Homewood Field. HW



Fri., Feb. 24, 2 p.m. "Black Feminism Today," a Center for Africana Studies symposium with Donna Dale Marcano, Trinity College; and Hawley Fogg-Davis, Temple University. Co-sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 7 a.m. "Advancing Technology for Patient Care and Safety," an all-day SoM symposium with William R. Brody, Edward Miller, Chi Dang and other speakers. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse. EB



Fri., Feb. 24, and Sat., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 26, 2 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents What I Did Last Summer. $15 admission, $5 for student rusk tickets. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW



WebCT Training, with Pam Stefanuca. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Register at

Mon., Feb. 20, 1 to 4 p.m. "Faculty-Directed Training"; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW
6 to 9 p.m. 206 A&R, Montgomery County Campus. MCC

Tues., Feb. 21, 1 to 4 p.m. "Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Students and Grades"; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Introduction to WebCT for Teaching Assistants"; 162 Mattin. HW

Digital Media Center workshops; 226 Mattin Center. HW

Tues., Feb. 21, 5 p.m. "Recording on Location," with Andrew Cole.

Wed., Feb. 22, 6 p.m. "Video Production Techniques," with Leslye James.

Thurs., Feb. 23, 6 p.m. "Pro Video Editing: Premiere Pro/PC," with Leslye James.

Sun., Feb. 26, 6 p.m. "Music Production," with Andrew Cole.

Thurs., Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. "Giving a Research Talk," a Professional Development Office workshop with Wendy Sanders. $750. Room 2-108, 1830 Bldg. EB

Fri., Feb. 24, noon. "Bits and Bites: Get to Know Digital and HDTV," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Brian Cole, JHU. Register by using the "Calendar" link at Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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