The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 6, 1999
Dec. 6-13

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Thurs., Dec. 9, 3 p.m. "Plant Hormones and Industry in America," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Nicolas Rasmussen, University of Sydney, Australia; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. JHMI

Thurs., Dec. 9, 4 p.m. "What Is It Like to Be a Zombie?" a Philosophy colloquium with Robert Stalnaker, MIT; 348 Gilman. HW

Fri., Dec. 10, 2 p.m. "Blue Creek: An Ancient Maya City," an APL colloquium with Thomas Guderjan, St. Mary's University. Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus. Parsons Auditorium. APL



Mon., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. "To Serve Our Communities," a Prehealth talk by Eric Fine, Baltimore County Health Department; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Wed., Dec. 8, noon. Black Faculty and Staff Association general assembly meeting; Great Hall, Levering Union. HW

Wed., Dec. 8, 7 p.m. "Bill Bradley for President" forum, opportunity to find out about the candidate and how to participate; Glass Pavilion, Levering Union. HW



Wed., Dec. 8, Thurs., Dec. 9, Fri., Dec. 10 and Sat., Dec. 11, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Weekend Wonderflix presents George Lucas' Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. $3. Shriver Hall. HW



Thurs., Dec. 9, 4 p.m. The Inaugural Alan J. Goldman Lecture--"Reflections and Translations" by Alan J. Goldman; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Dec. 9, 7:30 a.m. The 16th Annual Howard and Georgeanna Jones Lectureship--"The Ethics of ART: Surfing the Slippery Slope" by Edward Wallach; 240 Phipps (Woodruff Lecture Hall). JHMI

Mon., Dec. 13, 4 p.m. "The Police Eye the Booksellers, Especially the Women Booksellers, in 18th-Century Paris," a History valedictory lecture by Orest Ranum; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW



Tues., Dec. 7, noon. Midday Performance by pianist Eun-Jung Shon. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Hurd Hall. JHMI

Tues., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Peabody Big Band, jazz concert with Ingrid Jensen, trumpet. 410-659-8124. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Dec. 12, 6 p.m. JHU Gospel Choir's annual Christmas concert. All are welcome. Great Hall, Levering Union. HW

Violinist Corey Cerovsek, Yale Gordon Young Artist, will perform on Sunday, Dec. 12, as part of the Shriver Hall Concert Series. He will be accompanied by pianist Katja Cerovsek.

Sun., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series--Violinist Corey Cerovsek, Yale Gordon Young Artist, with pianist Katja Cerovsek performing works by Beethoven, Janacek, Poulenc, Kreisler and Wieniaswki. $23, $12 for students. Shriver Hall. HW



Fri., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Astronomy Open House, public viewing. Call 410-516-6525 on Friday after 6:30 p.m. to check conditions for viewing. Bloomberg Center Observatory. HW



Tues., Dec. 7, 5 p.m. The Writing Seminars Nonfiction and Science Writing Programs--readings by graduate students and faculty: Carol Burke ("The High and Tight Culture of the Military Academy"), Joann Cavanaugh ("70s Radicals Who Couldn't Spy Straight") and Mark Hertsaard ("The Dicey Future of the Planet Earth"); 323 Gilman. HW

Wed., Dec. 8, 6 p.m. The Writing Seminars Graduate Student Readings Series--fiction and poetry graduate students Meri Robie, Matt Briggs, Hallie Smith and Leslie Noyes read; 323 Gilman. HW



Mon., Dec. 6, 12:15 p.m. "Meiotic Chromosome Synapsis and the Regulation of Meiotic Cell Cycle Progression," an Embryology seminar with Shirleen Roeder, Yale University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Dec. 6, 4 p.m. "The Development of an Androgen-Regulated Prostate Cancer Model in Transgenic Mice," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Robert Matusik, Vanderbilt University; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Mon., Dec. 6, 4 p.m. "Morphogenesis of the Rhesus Lateral Geniculate Nucleus: Why Form Isn't Always Driven by Function," a Krieger Mind/Brain Institute Bodian seminar with Joseph Malpeli, University of Illinois; 341 Krieger. HW

Mon., Dec. 6, 4 p.m. "Medicare, Medicaid and the Market for Long-Term Care," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Marilyn Moon, The Urban Institute; Conference Room, 5th floor, Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Tues., Dec. 7, 3 p.m. "Modeling Transport of Dissolved Silica in a Forested Headwater Catchment," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with George Hornberger, University of Virginia; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Dec. 7, 4:15 p.m. "Humoral Immunity to Papillomavirus," an Immunology Council seminar with Richard Roden; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Wed., Dec. 8, 12:05 p.m. "Programmatic Issues in Early Infant Nutrition," a Health and Child Survival Fellows Program seminar with Kristen Marsh, U.S. Agency for International Development; 2008 SPH. JHMI

Wed., Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. "Temporal Processing in the Rat Vibrissal System," a Krieger Mind/Brain Institute seminar with Ehud Ahussar, Weizmann Institute of Science; 341 Krieger. HW

Wed., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. "Ennobling Love," a Medieval Studies Group seminar with Stephen Jaeger, University of Washington, Seattle; 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. "Reforming Chinatown: New York's Chinese Community and New Chinese Women in the Early 20th Century," an American History seminar with Motoe Sasaki-Gayle; 323 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Dec. 9, noon. "Life or Death Decision of Cells by Bcl-2 Family Proteins," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Yoshihide Tsujimoto, Osaka University School of Medicine, Japan; East Lecture Hall, WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Dec. 9, 1 p.m. "The Neuro-trophic Hypothesis: A Closer Look," a Neuroscience research seminar with Rosalind Segal, Harvard Medical School/Dana Farber Cancer Institute; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Dec. 9, 4 p.m. "Performance Measures for Sensory Information Processing Under Physical Constraints," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Pamela Abshire; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Dec. 9, 5 p.m. "Cricket: Why It's Not; Wickets: Why They're Sticky, The Fair Reporting of Trials," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Drummond Rennie, University of California at San Francisco/Journal of the American Medical Association and Encyclopedia Britannica; W1020 SPH. JHMI

Fri., Dec. 10, 1 p.m. "Calmodulation of Cardiac Calcium Channels: Novel Insights from an Ancient Calcium Sensor," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with David Yue; 707 Traylor. JHMI

Mon., Dec. 13, 12:15 p.m. "The Role Played by 23S rRNA in Translation," an Embryology seminar with Rachel Green; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Dec. 13, 12:15 p.m. "Should Epidemiologists Hang Up on the Cell Phone Debate?" a Center for Epidemiology and Policy seminar with Martha Linet, National Cancer Institute; W3030 SPH. JHMI

Mon., Dec. 13, 1 p.m. "A Light-Induced Release of Calcium in Vertebrate Rod Photoreceptors," a special Neuroscience seminar with Hugh Matthews, Cambridge University; 811 WBSB. JHMI



Tues., Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Business Prospects in Indonesia under the New Government," a SAIS Southeast Asia Studies Program conference (co-sponsored by the Japan External Trade Organization), with a panel of experts on the region; Edward Masters, U.S.-Indonesia Society; and Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti, Indonesian ambassador to the U.S. Portions of the conference are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register, contact Mitch Kitamura, 212-819-7747. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg., 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. SAIS

Fri., Dec. 10, 10 a.m. Annual Gathering of the Greens. 410-516-8060. Keyser Quad. HW

Mon., Dec. 13, 5 to 7 p.m. Candlelight Tour of Homewood House--historic Federal house decorated in period style; tour includes holiday refreshments. Homewood House members (with accompanying guest) and JHU staff and students free; admission for others is $6, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for students. 410-516-5589. Homewood House Museum. HW



Fri., Dec. 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Johns Hopkins Ballroom Dance Club--cha-cha and samba workshops for beginners $5. Followed by free dance party. 410-516-8117. Glass Pavilion, Levering Union. HW