The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 8, 1999
Mar. 8-15

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Tues., March 9, 4:15 p.m. "Probing Chemistry with High Resolution Lasers: Clusters, Radicals and State-to-State Reaction Dynamics," a Chemistry colloquium with David Nesbitt HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Thurs., March 11, 3 p.m. "One Discovery, Three Stories: Memory and Archive in the Reconstruction of the Meselson and Stahl Experiment," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Frederic Holmes, Yale University; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. JHMI

Fri., March 12, 2 p.m. "The 21st Century Music Ensemble," a colloquium with Forrest Tobey. Program will be simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus. Parsons Auditorium. APL

Mon., March 15, 4:15 p.m. "Electronic Structure Effects on the Photo-induced Dynamics of Transition Metal Complexes," a Chemistry colloquium with James McCusker, University of California, Berkeley; 233 Remsen. HW



Tues., March 9, 5:30 p.m. "The Historical Whodunit," a talk by Rhoda Dorsey, president emerita of Goucher College. Sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Tues., March 9, 8 p.m. 1999 Foreign Affairs Symposium--"Norms of Justice and the International System," a talk by HRH Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, ambassador to the United Nations from Jordan; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Wed., March 10, 8 p.m. 1999 Foreign Affairs Symposium--"The Continuing Relevance of the Third World" by Sonia Gandhi, Indian National Congress. Part of the series "Approaching the Millennium: The Changing Parameters of the International System." Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., March 11, noon. "Women, Labor and the Living Wage," a brown bag lunch discussion with author/activist Jane Slaughter; 323 Gilman. HW



Fri., March 12, Opening of "The Fleisher Legacy," an exhibit about the pianist and his students; through May; Galleria Piccola. Peabody

Pianist Leon Fleisher and the students continuing his musical legacy are the subjects of an exhibition mounted by the Peabody Archives. The presentation opens this week at Peabody.



Wed., March 10, and Thurs., March 11, 8 and 10:30 p.m. L.A. Confidential, a Weekend Wonderflix/Reel World presentation. $3. Shriver Hall. HW



Mondays, 3 p.m. Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, with rotating roster of speakers; 6150 JHOC. JHMI

Wed., March 10, 4 p.m. "Hypertriglyceridemia," Endocrine Grand Rounds with Simeon Margolis; 1 Marburg. JHMI

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



Tues., March 9, noon. "Realizing Your Retirement Dreams," a Women's Forum/JHMI Caucus brown bag lunch lecture by Diane Bark, Dean Witter; East Room, Turner Concourse. JHMI

Tues., March 9, 4:30 p.m. "Pocahontas and Girl Power: Native American Experiments with Colonialism in Early Virginia," a Women's History Month lecture by Cynthia Van Zandt; 323 Gilman. HW

Wed., March 10, noon. "Hospice and Palliative Care: Is There a Difference?" a lecture by Carla Alexander, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Part of the Wednesday Noon Series sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., March 10, 5 p.m. "The Inca's Witches: Gender and the Cultural Work of Colonization in 17th-Century Peru," a Women's History Month lecture by Irene Silverblatt; 323 Gilman. HW

Wed., March 10, 7 p.m. Kelly G. Ripken Program Lecture--"Graves' Disease" by David Cooper; 1st floor conference room, Pavilion II. Greenspring

Thurs., March 11, 12:30 p.m. "Sex, Condoms and Social Marketing," a Social Change and Development Program brown bag lecture by Scott Billy, Population Services International; 812 Rome Bldg. SAIS

Thurs., March 11, 4 p.m. The 1999 Duncan Lecture--"Droplets and Bubbles: The Mathematical Description of Phase Separation" by Ken Alexander, USC; 304 Shaffer. HW

Fri., March 12, 2 p.m. "On the Historical Genealogy of 'Africa for the Africans', 1858-1958," an Anthropology lecture by Robert Hill, UCLA; 404 Macaulay. HW



Tues., March 9, 8 p.m. Baltimore Wind Quintet (Mark Sparks, flute; Joseph Turner, oboe; Steven Barta, clarinet; David Bakkegard, French horn; and Phillip Kolker, bassoon), playing music by Villa Lobos, Rochberg, Milhaud and Janacek. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with I.D. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Fri., March 12, 8 p.m. Theater Chamber Players (Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano; John Shirley-Quirk, bass-baritone; William Montgomery, flute; David Salness, violin; Evelyn Elsing, cello; Astrid Walschot, harp; William Anderson, guitar; Joan Forsyth, piano; and Leon Fleisher, piano), performing works by Stravinsky, Wuorinen, Koston and Brahms. $22, $11 for senior citizens and $8 for students with I.D. Griswold Hall. Peabody



Mon., March 8, noon. "A Fast Learning Curve--How Latin Business, Philanthropies and NGOs Are Moving Quickly to Forge New Models of Cooperation to Build Social Capital," an Institute for Policy Studies/Center for Civil Society Studies nonprofit sector brown bag seminar with William Reese, International Youth Foundation; 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., March 8, noon. "Studying the Effect of Welfare Reform on Families and Children," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Robert Moffitt and Andrew Cherlin; Conference Room, 6th floor, Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., March 8, noon. "Using Group Theory in Image Registration, Pattern Analysis and Radiation Therapy Planning," a Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology Engineering Research Center seminar with Gregory Chirikjian; 301 Shaffer. HW

Mon., March 8, 4 p.m. "Religion, Sex and Race in Medieval Spain (1300-1500)," a History seminar with David Nirenberg, Rice University; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., March 9, 3 p.m. "Life after Newton: An Ecological Metaphysic," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Bob Ulanowicz, University of Maryland, Solomons Island; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., March 9, 4 p.m. "Molecular Studies of Signaling in a Living Eukaryote," a Biology special seminar with Carole Parent; 100 Mudd. HW

Tues., March 9, 4 p.m. "Defining Beiping: Urban Reconstruction and National Identity, 1928-36," a History/Special Meeting of the Seminar with Madeline Yue Dong, University of Washington; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., March 9, 4:15 p.m. "How to Regulate a Powerful Immune Effector Pathway: The Example of the Complement System," an Immunology Council seminar with John Atkinson, Washington University School of Medicine; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Tues., March 9, 4:30 p.m. "Life after Welfare," an Institute for Policy Studies Social Policy seminar with Cathy Born, University of Maryland; conference room, 5th floor, Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Wed., March 10, 4 p.m. "Analysis of Human T Cell Responses against Cancer: Implications for Vaccine Development," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Elizabeth Jaffee; 303 WBSB. JHMI

Wed., March 10, 5:30 p.m. "Narrative Competence in Medicine: Working in the Dark, Doing What We Can, Giving What We Have," a humanities seminar with Rita Charon, Columbia University. Part of the series "Colliding Cultures: Medicine in the Millennium," sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI

Thurs., March 11, noon. "Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Dynamics," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Robert Jensen; 110 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., March 11, 1 p.m. "Memory Systems of the Mammalian Brain," a Neuroscience research seminar with Larry Squire, University of California, San Diego; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., March 11, 3 p.m. "Living with Inadequate Resolution: The Art of Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulence," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Robert Moser, UIUC; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., March 11, 4 p.m. "Solvation Effects on Protein Folding, Binding and Design: Exploring the Electrostatic Balance," a Biology seminar with Bruce Tidor, MIT; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., March 11, 4 p.m. "Hybrid Communication Networks, the 'Last Mile' and Broadband Internet Services," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with John Baras, University of Maryland, College Park; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., March 12, 1 p.m. "Identification and Detection of Colon Cancer Susceptibility Genes," a Cellular and Molecular Medicine thesis defense by Steve John Laken; 119 Oncology. JHMI

Mon., March 15, noon. "Proposal for Minimally Invasive Surgery of Heart," a Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology Engineering Research Center seminar with Natish Thakor; 301 Shaffer. HW

Mon., March 15, 12:15 p.m. "The Role of General and Specialized Coactivators in Gene-specific Transcription," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Robert Roeder, Rockefeller University; 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., March 15, 12:30 p.m. "Changing Policy," a Center for Epidemiology and Policy seminar with Trish Perl; W2008 SPH. JHMI



Wed., March 10, 3:30 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, JHU vs. Mount St. Mary's.

Sat., March 13, 7 p.m. Men's Fencing, MACFA All-Star Meet.

Sun., March 14, 10 a.m. Men's Fencing, Blue Jay Invitational.

Sun., March 14, noon. Women's Lacrosse, JHU vs. North Carolina.



Fri., March 12, Sat., March 13, 8 p.m. and Sun., March 14, 2:15 p.m. Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth, a Theatre Hopkins production. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW



Mon., March 8, 1 p.m. The Marc Steiner Show. Manthia Diawara, author of In Search of Africa.

Tues., March 9, noon. The Marc Steiner Show. Income tax preparation advice from CPAs Scott Somerville and Carol Katz, followed at 1 p.m. by Computer/Internet Hour with Erik Monti of Charm Net, Sean Gallagher of Information Week and David Troy of Toad Net.

Thurs., March 11, noon. The Marc Steiner Show. Suzanne Vega, singer/songwriter and author of The Passionate Eye: The Collected Writing of Suzanne Vega, followed at 1 p.m. by Melody Simmons, The Sun's Intrepid Commuter.