The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 21, 2000
Feb. 21-27

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Tues., Feb. 22, 4:15 p.m. "Topographies and Topologies in Many Dimensions: How Molecules Find Their Way Home," a Chemistry colloquium with R.S. Berry, University of Chicago; 233 Remsen. HW

Fri., Feb. 25, 2 p.m. "Attaining Level 5 in the Capability Maturity Model," a colloquium with Frank McGarry, Computer Sciences Corp.; Parsons Auditorium. APL Simulcast to 218 Maryland on the Homewood campus.

Sat., Feb. 26, 5 p.m. "Some New Aspects of Glycoproteins: From Microbes to Pigeon," a Biology colloquium with Y.C. Lee; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW



Wed., Feb. 23, 7 p.m. The 2000 Winter Film Series, "Getting Her Groove Back: African American Women in Film, 1934- 95," presents Waiting to Exhale (1995), directed by Forrest Whitaker. Preceded by a short film, Spin Cycle/Dreams of Passion. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI

Wed., Feb. 23, and Sat., Feb. 26, 8 and 10:30 p.m. The Hopkins Film Series presents Fight Club (1999), starring Brad Pitt. $3. Shriver Hall. HW



Tues., Feb. 22, 2:30 p.m. The Doris Armstrong Leadership Forum--"The Final Journey: Being with Dying," a lecture on the ethical issues in clinical practice by Cindy Rushton; Hurd Hall. JHMI

Tues., Feb. 22, 5:15 p.m. "Holy Family and Fascist State: On the Religious Codification of Power in Metropolis," a German lecture by Albrecht Koschorke, München University; 336 Gilman. HW

Tues., Feb. 22, 6 p.m. The Garrett Lecture on Urban Issues--"A New Model for Urban Parks: The Importance of Ecological, Social and Cultural Opportunities" by Galen Cranz, University of California, Berkeley. $8 for Evergreen members, $10 for nonmembers, $5 for students. Reception will follow. Evergreen

Wed., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Quality and Price in the Global Consumer Market: How Nigerians Define a Fake," an Anthropology lecture by Jane Guyer, Northwestern University. (Last week's issue of The Gazette had the incorrect date for this lecture. We regret any inconvenience.) 404-BA Macaulay. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 1 p.m. "Evidence-Based Medicine: Tools, Techniques, Results," a Welch Lecture by Harold Lehmann. Part of the series "Information Tools for Science and Medicine." Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI

Mon., Feb. 28, 5 p.m. The Henry G. Kunkel Lecture 2000--"Thiol Oxidoreductases and Antigen Processing" by Peter Cresswell, Yale University. Sponsored by the trustees of The Johns Hopkins University and the Immunology Council. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI



Wed., Feb. 23, noon. "Jazzin', Jammin' and Jamboree," a performance in honor of Black History Month by the Baltimore City College High School Knights and Daze Show Choir, combining blues, gospel and classical jazz. Part of the Wednesday Noon Series sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., Feb. 23, and Thurs., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. The Peabody Chamber Opera presents Cavalli's Egisto, a new edition based on the original 1643 manuscript. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with I.D. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody



Mon., Feb. 21, 12:15 p.m. "Data and Health Policy: Experiences from the National Center for Health Statistics," a Center for Epidemiology and Policy seminar with Manning Feinleib; W3030 SPH. JHMI

Mon., Feb. 21, 12:15 p.m. "bHLH Proteins, Blood Vessel and Blood Cell Development," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with M. Celeste Simon, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Feb. 21, 3 p.m. "Spontaneous Correlated Activity in Developing Neural Circuits: Mechanisms and Functions of Retinal Waves," a Neuroscience special seminar with Marla Feller, NIH; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Mon., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. "Imaging the Brain in Pain: Implications for Touch and for Clinical Pains," a Mind/Brain Institute seminar with Apkar Vania Apkarian, SUNY Health Science Center/ Neurosurgery Research Labs; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. "Modified Lagrangian-Mean Diagnostic of Tracer Transport in the Stratosphere," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Jun Ma; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. "Sex Change: The Early History of Transsexuality," a History seminar with Joanne Meyerowitz, University of Indiana, Bloomington; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., Feb. 22, noon. "Structural Studies of Bacterial Cell Division Proteins: ftsz (Cytokinesis) and SMC/MukB (Chromosome Condensation)," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Harold Erickson, Duke University Medical Center; 612 Physiology. JHMI

Tues., Feb. 22, 3 p.m. "Watershed Management for New York City's Water Supply," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Charlie O'Melia; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m. "Putting Pen to Smart Paper," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Jayashree Subrahmonia, IBM TJ Watson Research Center; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Feb. 23, 12:15 p.m. "Alcoholism in the U.S.A.--A Unique Problem in High-Risk American Indian Populations," an International Health seminar with Timothy Mueller, Brown University; W2008 SPH. JHMI

Thurs., Feb. 24, noon. "Salivary Gland Formation in Drosophila: A Model System for Organogenesis," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Deborah Andrew; 110 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Feb. 24, 1 p.m. "Activity-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity: Insights from Neuromuscular Junctions," a Neuroscience special seminar with Rita Balice-Gordon, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. "What Can NMR Tell Us about a Protein?" a Biology seminar with Ad Bax, NIH; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. "Managing Heterogeneous and Large Networks: Theory and Applications," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Chuanyi Ji, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. "Girth and Fractional Chromatic Number of Planar Graphs," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Daniel Ullman, George Washington University; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. "The Role of South Asian Public Health Professionals in Addressing Health Needs of Diverse Communities," a South Asian Public Health Association seminar with Mohammad Akhter, American Public Health Association (APHA); 1016 SPH. JHMI

Mon., Feb. 28, 12:15 p.m. "The Formation of Small Organic Molecules in Nature: Chemistry Meets Biology," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Craig Townsend; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. "Barbarism and Religion," a History seminar with J.G.A. Pocock, David Bell and John Marshall; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. "New Soil Science Research in E&PS," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Hope Jahren; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., Feb. 21, 8 p.m. The 2000 Symposium on Foreign Affairs--"The Changing Dynamics of Global Finance and International Development," with Rubens Antonio Barbosa, Brazil's ambassador to the U.S. 410-516-8214. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

February--Black History Month Events

  • Tues., Feb. 22, 7 p.m. A lecture by legendary civil rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams. Co-sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs and the Black Faculty and Staff Association. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.

  • Sat., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. "Harlem Renaissance," African heritage dinner via The Cotton Club of the 1920s, featuring a live jazz band, singers, dancers, writers and catered cuisine. Formal dress preferred; period clothes optional. $10. Glass Pavilion, Levering Union. HW

  • Sun., Feb. 27, 5 p.m. Gospelfest, with choirs from Baltimore and New York City; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.

  • Feb. 25 and 26--Annual Minority Prehealth Professions Conference
    A $10 registration fee admits attendees to all activities for both days of the conference and includes Saturday's health professions fair and luncheon. HW

  • Fri., Feb. 25, 7 p.m. "Breaking Down Barriers," with Clive O. Callender, Howard University College of Medicine; Clipper Room, Shriver Hall.

  • Sat., Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Panels and workshops with specialists from JHU, University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere; Great Hall, Levering Union.

  • Sat., Feb. 26, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Luncheon with speaker Benjamin Carson; Glass Pavilion, Levering Union.



    Stephen Antonsen and Robert Riggs appear in John Marans' 'Old Wicked Songs,' the latest production by Theatre Hopkins.

    Fri., Feb. 25, and Sat., Feb. 26, 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 27, 2:15 p.m. John Marans' Old Wicked Songs, a Theatre Hopkins production. $10 on Friday evenings, $12 on Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. To make reservations, call 410-516-7159 weekdays between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Merrick Barn. HW

    Fri., Feb. 25, and Sat., Feb. 26, 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 27, 2:15 p.m. The JHU Barnstormers presents David Mamet's American Buffalo. $5, $3 for JHU students with I.D. 410-366-0142. Arellano Theater, Levering Union. HW