Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 19, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 19, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 26

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Gary Thomas-led Jazz Band Debuts With Dontae Winslow

By Kristen Lavin
Peabody Institute

Gary Thomas

The latest evolution in jazz at Peabody — the Peabody Lab Band — will give its premier performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, in East Hall. Led by Gary Thomas, director of Jazz Studies, the band was founded in 2006 to create an additional large ensemble opportunity for Peabody students.

The Peabody Lab Band exemplifies the trademark innovative approach of Peabody's jazz program by expanding the boundaries of traditional jazz orchestration. After just one month of rehearsals, the group recorded several new musical arrangements and compositions, including pieces by both students and faculty.

The band features an atypical lineup that includes three saxophones, a trumpet, a bass clarinet, a cello and an expanded rhythm section with vibes, guitar, piano, bass and drums. Additionally, student members are encouraged to participate in the creation of new works for performance.

The March 23 lineup features works by Walt Weiskopf, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Fats Waller, Todd Simon, Kurt Weill, Tadd Dameron, and Kermit Goell and Fred Spielman.

Joining the band will be guest artist and alumnus Dontae Winslow, one of music's "rising stars" and educators. A Baltimore native who trained at the Baltimore School for the Arts, he holds bachelor's and master's degrees in classical music performance from Peabody, won the John Lennon international songwriting competition for children's music in 2002 and in 2003 was awarded a full fellowship to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at USC, where he studied and performed with legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and film composer Terence Blanchard. He has toured the world with Thomas' ensemble, Overkill, and has released seven titles on his own independent label. Winslow also is a featured soloist with composer Darin Atwater's Soulful Symphony and has played for D'Angelo, Christina Aguilera, Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, Common, Mary Mary and Jay Z.

Tickets to the performance are $18, $10 for seniors, $8 for students with ID and are available through the Peabody Box Office at 410-659-8100, ext. 2.



Tues., March 20, 4 p.m. "Editing Public History in Contemporary Shiraz," an Anthropology colloquium with Setrag Manoukian, McGill University; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., March 20, 4:15 p.m. "Understanding How the Thiolate Sulfur Contributes to the Function of the Non-Heme Iron Enzyme Superoxide Reductase (SOR)," a Chemistry colloquium with Julie Kovacs, University of Washington, Seattle; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., March 21, 3:30 p.m. "Nearby Galaxies As Revealed by the Spitzer Space Telescope," an STScI colloquium with Rob Kennicutt, University of Arizona; STScI Auditorium. HW

Thurs., March 22, 3 p.m. "William McElroy, the McCollum-Pratt Institute and the Transformation of Biology at Johns Hopkins, 1948-1960," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Tulley Long, KSAS; 3505 N. Charles Street. HW

Thurs., March 22, 3:30 p.m. "The Quantum Mechanics of Global Warming," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Brad Marston, Brown University; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., March 23, 2 p.m. "Theory and Practice of the New Science of Market Intelligence," an APL colloquium with James Rickards, Global-I Advisors, LLC; Parsons Auditorium. APL



Wed., March 21, 5 p.m. "What Are Racial Disparities in Cancer? Societal and Biological Perspectives," an Environmental Health Sciences conference with Charles Rotimi, Howard University; and Thomas LaVeist, SPH. RSVP to Martin's Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Dr., Greenbelt, Md. Off campus

Thurs., March 22, 1 p.m. "Iraq: Rebuilding a Nation's Health," with Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan; Ambassador Feisal Al-Istrabadi; Sarmad Khunda, dean, University of Baghdad School of Medicine; and Capt. David Tarantino, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace; Health and Human Rights; the JB Grant Society; the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Reception to follow. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Fri., March 23, and Sat., March 24, 9 a.m. "Securing the Future," a JH Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response homeland security conference with various speakers. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Mattin Center. HW

Fri., March 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "The War on Induction," a Center for History and Philosophy of Science conference with Frank Arntzenius, Rutgers University; Gilbert Harman, Princeton; Deborah Mayo, Virginia Tech; and John Norton, University of Pittsburgh. STScI Auditorium. HW

Fri., March 23, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "Constructing Race and Identity in Latin America," a Program in Latin American Studies conference. Co-sponsored by History. 110 Hodson. HW



Mon., March 19, 4 p.m. "We Are Reading: Collective Intentions Across Poems," a talk with Oren Izenberg, University of Chicago. Sponsored by English. 323 Gilman. HW

Mon., March 19, 5:30 p.m. "Environmental Law," a Preprofessional Programs and Advising career panel presentation, with attorneys and authorities in the field of environmental law; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Tues., March 20, 6 p.m. Jr./Sr. Health Professions application meeting for 2007 Pre-Health applicants, with David Verrier and Melinda Marris. Sponsored by Preprofessional Programs and Advising. 26 Mudd. HW

Wed., March 21, 5 to 7 p.m. "Conversations With Photographers II," Michael Fried talks with James Welling and Thomas Demand. Sponsored by the Humanities Center. Lecture Hall, Baltimore Museum of Art.

Wed., March 21, 7 p.m. "Rules of Engagement," a chance to learn the proper rules of interviewing etiquette. Sponsored by JHU Dining. Charles Commons kitchen. HW

Thurs., March 22, 6 p.m. Meeting for freshman Pre-Health students. Sponsored by Preprofessional Programs and Advising. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Fri., March 23, noon. CREATE World TB Day, a panel discussion with Jonathan Golub, SoM. Co-sponsored by CREATE and the Center for TB Research. E6519 SPH. EB



Mon., March 19, 4 p.m. "Eine Revisionsverhandlung: 'der Zerbrochne Krug' and 'Konig Oedipus," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Stephan Kraft, Indiana University; 238 Gilman. HW

Tues., March 20, 1 p.m. "Power-Point: Presenting With Style," a Welch Library lecture by Nic Cecchino, SoM; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 22, 7 a.m. The William F. Reinhoff Jr. Lecture — "The Evolution of Medicine in America: People, Policy, Art and Baseball" by Michael Zinner, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; Turner Auditorium. EB

Thurs., March 22, 5 p.m. "Navigating Folk Art and Kitsch: Kandinsky, Munter and the Challenge of the Genuine," a History of Art lecture by Bibiana Obler, KSAS; Smokler Center. HW



Fri., March 23, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Lab Band performs with guest artist Dontae Winslow. (See article, above.) $18 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Fri., March 23, 8 p.m. Evergreen Concert Series presents the Adaskin String Trio with oboist Thomas Gallant, performing works by Mozart, Druschetzky, Beethoven and Taneyev. $20 general admission, $15 for Evergreen Museum members. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen.

Sun., March 25, 4 p.m. "Courtly Splendor — Music for Royal Occasions," a historic collaboration between Peabody Early Music, the Handel Choir of Baltimore and Pro Musica Rara. Sponsored by the Peabody Institute. $20 general admission and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., March 25, 7:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins Choral Society presents its spring concert, with the Baltimore Masterworks Chorale, the Baltimore School for the Arts Chamber Singers and guest soloists Ah Hong, Lori Hultgren, Mary Catherine Morroney and Robert Cantress. Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St. Off campus



Mon., March 19, noon. "Ancient DNA of a Mammoth's Last Meal," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Hugh Cross, Harvard University; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 19, 12:15 p.m. "Expression Cloning of Signaling Molecules in Immune Cell Activation Pathways," a Carnegie Institution seminar with Joel Pomerantz, SoM; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., March 19, 12:15 p.m. "Pharmacokinetics of Triclosan in Humans," an Environmental Health Engineering seminar with David Wilcox; W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., March 19, 12:15 p.m. "Strategic Leadership Capacity Building for RH/FP in Zhenjiang, China," a Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health seminar with Baofeng Huang, Nanjing College for Population Program Management. Co-sponsored by Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Final report of project. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., March 19, 1 p.m. "Cortical Network Dynamics and the Formation of Cell Assemblies," a Neuroscience special seminar with Tara Thiagarajan, NIH; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Mon., March 19, 3:30 p.m. "Feedbacks From Iron and Ocean Circulation Changes on Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Payal Parekh, University of Bern, Switzerland; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 19, 4 p.m. "Immunological Correlates of Protection Against Inhalational Anthrax," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with April Brys, Battelle Memorial Institute; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., March 19, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuro-science — "The Role of the Striatum in Reinforcement Learning" with Kim Tiplitz Blackwell, George Mason University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 19, 4 p.m. "The Mild Type," a History seminar with Michael Willrich, Brandeis University; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., March 19, 4 p.m. "Concentration Properties for the Blow Up Solutions for the Cubic NLS in 2- and 3-D," an Analysis seminar with Svetlana Roudenko, Arizona State University; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., March 20, noon. "Blood Group Glycosyltransferases: Structure and Function," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Monica Palcic, Carlsberg Laboratory, Denmark; 612 Physiology. EB

Wed., March 21, 11 a.m. "The Effects of Quality Primary Care on Older Patients' Use of Health Services," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Chun-Ju Hsiao; 688 Hampton House. EB

Wed., March 21, 1:30 p.m. "DNA Translocation in a Replicative Hexameric Helicase," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Leemor Joshua-Tor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., March 21, 4 p.m. "On Mass Equidistribution for the Siegel Modular Variety," a Number Theory seminar with James Cogdell, Ohio State University; 304 Krieger. HW

Wed., March 21, 4 p.m. "Early Prevention of Drug Abuse and Mental Disorders," an Office of the Dean (SPH) seminar with Nicholas Ialongo, SPH. Reception to follow. W1214 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 22, 11 a.m. "High Throughput Recombineering for Mouse Genome-Wide Mutagen," a Molecular Biology and Genetics special seminar with Pengtao Liu, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., March 22, noon. "Community Practice and Handheld Technology: From Idea to Implementation," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with M. Chris Gibbons, SPH; W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 22, noon. "Regulation of Innate and Adaptive Immunity in the Gut," an Infectious Diseases/Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with David Artis, University of Pennsylvania; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 22, 1 p.m. "Opioids Block Long-Term Potentiation of GABAa Synapses," a Neuroscience research seminar with Julie Kauer, Brown University; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

"Beyond Fossil Fuels: Floating Windfarms at Sea," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Yih-Ho Michael Pao, Floating Windfarms LLC. HW

Thurs., March 22, 3 p.m. 210 Hodson.

Thurs., March 22, 4 p.m. 110 Hodson.

Thurs., March 22, 4 p.m. "An (Almost) Explicit Metric in the Space of Plane Curves," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Laurent Younes, WSE; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., March 22, 5 p.m. The Christian R. Klimt Joint Seminar on Clinical Trials — "Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials" with Scott Emerson, University of Washington. Sponsored by the Center for Clinical Trials. W2030 SPH. EB

Sat., March 24, 2:30 p.m. "FAK/Src/p130Cas Signaling in Cell Motility and Invasion," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Steven Hanks, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; 612 Physiology. EB

Mon., March 26, noon. "3-D Cloud Properties and Climate," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Robert Cahalan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 26, 12:15 p.m. "Dismantling the Poverty Trap: Disability Policy for the 21st Century," with David Stapleton, Cornell University. Second in the Disability Across the Life Span series, sponsored by Health Policy and Management, and Population, Family and Reproductive Health. W1030 SPH. EB

Mon., March 26, 12:15 p.m. "Signaling Mechanisms in Nerve Guidance," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Guo-Li Ming, SoM; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., March 26, 1 p.m. "Reward Timing in the Visual Cortex," a Neuroscience special seminar with Marshall Shuler, MIT; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Mon., March 26, 3 p.m. "The Chemical Synapse Goes Electric: Ca2+ and Voltage-Sensitive GPCRs Control Neurotransmitter Release," a Neuroscience research seminar with Hanna Parnas and Itzchak Parnas, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Mon., March 26, 4 p.m. "Instability of Graphical Strips and a Positive Answer to the Bernstein Problem in the Heisenberg Group," an Analysis seminar with Donatella Danielli, Purdue University; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 26, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Visual Processing in the Developing Zebrafish" with Florian Engert, Harvard University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Sat., March 24, 1 p.m. Historic Homewood Artwalk, a chance to discover the history of the landscape connecting the collections of American decorative arts at Homewood Museum and the BMA. Guided tours depart at 1 p.m. from Homewood Museum and 2 p.m. from the BMA. For reservations, call 410-516-5589. Self-guided brochure available at both museums. HW



Sat., March 24, 1 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, Blue Jays vs. Virginia. $12 premium seating, $10 reserved, $7 general admission and $5 groups/children. Homewood Field. HW

Sat., March 24, 5 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, Blue Jays vs. Oregon; Homewood Field. HW



Tues., March 20, 8 p.m. The 2007 Foreign Affairs Symposium presents Jeffrey Sachs, author of The End of Poverty, who will talk about solutions to the problems of poverty in underdeveloped nations. Shriver Hall. HW

Mon., March 26, noon. "Involving Communities in Research: A Matter of Ethics (Models From Urban and Native Communities)," a symposium with Ann Macaulay, McGill University, and Stephen Thomas, University of Pittsburgh. Sponsored by SOURCE, the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Center for Health Disparities Solutions, the Environmental Justice Partnership, the Office of the Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation (SoM) and the Office of Research Subjects (SPH). E2030 SPH. EB



Fri., March 23, Sat., March 24, 8 p.m., and Sun., March 25, 2 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Theater presents a Lanford Wilson comedy, Book of Days. $15 general admission, $13 for senior citizens, faculty and staff, and $5 for students. Merrick Barn. HW



Mon., March 19, noon. "Avoiding Identity Theft," a Worklife Programs information session with Lt. Bruce Miller, JHU Security; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

WebCt Training with Amy Zimmerman, sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Register online at Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Mon., March 19, 1 p.m. "Getting Started With WebCT."

Wed., March 21, 1 p.m. "Online Communication and Presenting Content to Students."

Thurs., March 22, 1 p.m. "Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Students and Grades."

Tues., March 20, 8:30 a.m. "Grant Writing," a workshop with Peter Maloney, SoM, designed to assist faculty and postdocs with writing an NIH or other peer-reviewed grant. Sponsored by JHMI Professional Development. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse. EB

Wed., March 21, 4 p.m., and Fri., March 23, 8 a.m. Disaster-Related Education and Training, sponsored by the Office of Emergency Management. Topics include "New Pager Outage Policy," "Notifind: Operationalizing the Web-based Notification System" and "Restricted Announcements: Emergencies Only via the Overhead Speakers." 1-191 Meyer. EB

Thurs., March 22, 1 p.m. "Bits and Bytes: Effective Powerpoints Without Common Errors," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Nola Stair and Arica Coleman. Attendees can bring PowerPoint files for critique by the presenters, time permitting. Hamburger Room, MSE Library. HW

Mon., March 26, 2:30 p.m. Weekly life drawing session, sponsored by Hopkins Art Club, with free food and art supplies. 208 Mattin Center. HW

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