The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 30, 1998
Nov. 30-Dec. 7

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Tues., Dec. 1, 4:15 p.m. "Chemistry (and Biochemistry) Near Absolute Zero: Laser Spectroscopy as a Probe of Molecular Dynamics," a Chemistry colloquium with Roger Miller, University of North Carolina; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. "Goal-directed and Stimulus-driven Allocation of Visual Attention," a Psychology colloquium with Sharma Hendel; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Dec. 3, 3 p.m. "Vernacular Bodies: Women and Popular Medical Books in Early Modern England," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Mary Fissell; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. JHMI

Fri., Dec. 4, 2 p.m. "Technology Trends and Implementation," a colloquium with Iwona Turlik, Motorola Inc.; Parsons Auditorium. APL Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall.



Tues., Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. Women's Forum/JHMI Caucus discussion and networking opportunity; yellow chair section, Hygiene Gallery. JHMI

Wed., Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. "The New Reproductive Technologies: Ethical Issues--Are We On a Slippery Slope?" a discussion with Edward Wallach; George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place. A reception will follow the discussion. To R.S.V.P. or for information, call 410-516-8327. Sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries.

Thurs., Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. "The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered," a panel discussion of the book with its author, financier George Soros (pictured at right); Paul Wolfowitz; W. Max Corden; Francis Fukuyama, George Mason University; and David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal; Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg., 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. SAIS

Mon., Dec. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Refugees and Human Rights," a talk by Jack Geiger; East Wing Auditorium, PCTB. Part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Week Celebration. Mon., Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m. "Refugee Crisis in Central Africa," a panel discussion followed by an Amnesty International movie; East Wing Auditorium, PCTB. Part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Week Celebration.



Thurs., Dec. 3, and Fri., Dec. 4, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. A "Reel World" presentation-- Mask of Zorro; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW Ticket prices are $3. For more information, call 410-516-8666.



Wed., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. "Mechanisms of Thrombin Receptor Shutoff," Endocrine Grand Rounds with Stephen Hammes, University of California, San Francisco; 1 Marburg. JHMI Mondays, 3 p.m. Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, with rotating roster of speakers; 6150 JHOC.

Wednesdays, 4 p.m. "Coagulation Disease"; 1024 Blalock. JHMI.



Mon., Nov. 30, 5-6:30 p.m. Second Annual "Community of Lights" celebration and lighting of seasonal decorations; MSE Library. HW Nonperishable food donations are appreciated; the celebration will be held regardless of weather conditions. Refreshments will be served.

Fri., Dec. 4, noon-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. Wreathmaking Workshop, learn to make holiday wreaths using traditional materials; Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW Admission is $15, $14 for Homewood House Museum members. All wreath materials are included in ticket price.



Mon., Nov. 30, 4 p.m. The Hinkley Lecture--"`A Room of One's Own': Feminism and Its Limits in the 1920s and 1930s" by Sally Alexander, Goldsmiths College, University of London; Great Hall, Levering. HW

Mon., Nov. 30, 5 p.m. Dean's Lecture--"Dynamic O-Glycosylation of Nuclear and Cytoskeletal Proteins: Reciprocity with O-Phosphate and Potential Roles in Transcription, Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease" by Gerald Hart; Hurd Hall. JHMI

Wed., Dec. 2, 5 p.m. "Seeing and Believing: The Suspicion of Sight and the Authentication of Vision in Late Medieval Art and Devotion," a lecture by Jeffrey Hamburger, University of Toronto; 255 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Dec. 3, 7:30 a.m. The 15th Annual Howard and Georgeanna Jones Lectureship-- "Unlocking the Myth of LH on Follicular Development" by Jairo Garcia; 240 Houck. JHMI

Thurs., Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Dean's Lecture--"The End of Alzheimer's Disease: A Problem of Genome and Environment" by John Breitner; 2030 SHPH. A reception takes place at 6 p.m. in the Gallery.

Thurs., Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professor Lecture--"The Stories We Tell Each Other" by John Stone, Emory University School of Medicine; Hurd Hall. JHMI Sponsored the Dean's Office of the School of Medicine.



Tues., Dec. 1, 8 p.m. Peabody Renaissance Ensemble Concert, excerpts from the ensemble's CD Triste Espana; Friedberg Concert Hall.

Thurs., Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. "Music from China: Silk and Bamboo," a lecture/performance by a sizhu (silk and bamboo) ensemble--Wang Guowei, Wang Zheng Ting, Susan Cheng and Zhou Yi; 303C Peabody Conservatory, 1 E. Mt. Vernon Place.

Sat., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 6, 3 p.m. Peabody Preparatory's Winter Dance Concert, presenting the story ballet, The Blue Bird by Maeterlinck. Tickets are $8, $4 for senior citizens and students with I.D. For ticket and concert information, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-659-8124.

Sat., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra All-Verdi Concert, with soloists and the Hopkins and Goucher College choirs; Shriver Hall. HW A pre-concert lecture by Jonathan Palevsky takes place at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7, $6 for senior citizens and students. JHU students may attend free with student I.D.

Sun., Dec. 6, 6 p.m. JHU Gospel Choir Winter Concert; Great Hall, Levering. HW All are welcome; light refreshments will be served.

Sun., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series, performance by soprano Janice Chandler; Shriver Hall. HW Tickets are $23, $12 for students.



Thurs., Dec. 3, noon-2 p.m. Open House for the School of Continuing Studies' master of science in marketing program; Washington D.C. Center, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. To R.S.V.P., call 1-800-GO-TO-JHU.



Mon., Nov. 30, noon. "Yeast Prions: Proteins as Hereditary Material," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Reed Wickner, NIH; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Nov. 30, 4 p.m. "Theories and Measurements of Polar Transfer Models," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Andrew Dessler, University of Maryland; 305 Olin. HW

Tues., Dec. 1, noon. "The Roles of CCAAT/Enhancer Binding Protein a (C/EBP alpha) in the Inflammatory Response and in C/EBP beta Protein Isoform Production," a GI Research seminar with Bonnie Burgess Beusse, Baylor College of Medicine; 903 Ross. JHMI

Tues., Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Unfunded Federal Mandates," an Institute for Policy Studies faculty seminar with Paul Posner, U.S. General Accounting Office; 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Tues., Dec. 1, 3 p.m. "Mathematics and Environmental Engineering: A History," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with John Liebman, University of Illinois; 313 Ames. HW

Tues., Dec. 1, 4:15 p.m. "Regulating V(D)J Recombination: A Lecture in Memory of Dr. Eugenia Spanopoulou," an Immunology Council seminar with Mark Schlissel; W2030 SHPH.

Tues., Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m. "Influences of the Mental Lexicon on the Perception of Speech," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with James Sawusch; SUNY, Buffalo; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Dec. 2, 8:15 a.m. "Issues Arising from Randomized Trials of Home Treatment of Severe Malaria," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Richard Morrow; 6015 SHPH.

Wed., Dec. 2, 12:15 p.m. "Greenland: Health and Disease," an International Health seminar with Timothy Baker; W2008 SHPH.

Wed., Dec. 2, 12:15 p.m. "The Maternal and Child Health Science Consortium," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Marycatherine Augustyn; Hampton House Lecture Hall. JHMI

Wed., Dec. 2, 4:15 p.m. "Protection of Human Subjects: Film, Deadly Deception," a Research Ethics course with Sharon Krag; W2008 SHPH.

Thurs., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. "Overcoming Barriers to Lipid-based Gene Delivery," a Chemical Engineering seminar with Rodney Pearlman, Megabios Corp.; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Dec. 3, noon. "Progress toward a Molecular Understanding of the Basis of Resistance to Schistosoma mansoni Infection in the Snail Host Biomphalaria glabrata," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Matty Knight, Biomedical Research Institute, Rockville; W2030 SHPH.

Thurs., Dec. 3, noon. "SUMO-1: Wrestling with Ubiquitin-like Modifications and the Regulation of Nuclear Transport," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Michael Matunis; 110 WBSB.

Thurs., Dec. 3, 1 p.m. "The p75 Neurotrophin Receptor--A Study in Contrasts," a Neuroscience research seminar with Phil Barker, McGill University; 811 WBSB.

Thurs., Dec. 3, 3 p.m. "Design of Highway Noise Barriers with Jagged Edges," a Mechanical Engineering departmental seminar with Ilene Busch-Vishniac; 106 Latrobe. HW

Thurs., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. "A Two-Step Smoothing Method for Varying Coefficient Models with Repeated Measurements," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Colin Wu; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Dec. 4, 12:30 p.m. "Toward New Strategies for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control," an Epidemiology doctoral defense by Hector Velasco-Mondragon; W2008 SHPH.

Mon., Dec. 7, noon. "JHU International Philanthropy Fellows: Research Findings," a Center for Civil Society Studies brown bag nonprofit sector seminar with Bridget Katsriku (Ghana), Zinka Kolaric (Slovenia) and Babar Sobhan (Bangladesh); 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. "Control of Glycoprotein Sialylation," a Biochemistry seminar with Karen Colley, University of Illinois, Chicago; W2030 SHPH.



Tuesday, Dec. 1, noon. The Marc Steiner Show. A discussion on immigration, followed at 1 p.m. by "Computer/Internet Hour," with Erik Monti of Charm Net, David Troy of Toad Net and Sean Gallagher of Information Week Labs.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, noon. The Marc Steiner Show. Donald Hutchinson, president of the Greater Baltimore Committee, to discuss the State of the Region report.

Thursday, Dec. 3, noon. The Marc Steiner Show. Melody Simmons, The Sun's Intrepid Commuter.