The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 13, 2000
Nov 13-20

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Mon., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Why Quantum Theory Matters for Philosophy," a Philosophy colloquium with Jeffrey Bub, University of Maryland. Co-sponsored by the Center for History and Philosophy of Science. 348 Gilman. HW

Tues., Nov. 14, 4:15 p.m. "Gas-Surface Reaction Dynamics with State-Selected Molecules: Meth-ane Dissociation on Ni (100) and Ni (111)," a Chemistry colloquium with Arthur Utz, Tufts University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. "Gene Discovery for Cognition in the Postgenomic Age," a Psychology colloquium with Tim Tully, Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Nov. 16, 3 p.m. "Evolution and the Origin of Life: The British Spontaneous Generation Debates in the Wake of Darwin's Origin of Species," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with James Strick, Arizona State University; 329 Gilman. HW

Fri., Nov. 17, 2 p.m. "Naval Science and Technology Initiatives," a colloquium with David Schubert, ONR. Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus. Kossiakoff Center. APL



Thurs., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. "Late Harvests: A Cinematic Exploration of Aging," a Cultural Affairs film series, presents Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries (1957), in Swedish with English subtitles. Post-screening discussion with Paul Zinder; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI



Mon., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Paris, 1200," a valedictory lecture by John Baldwin. Sponsored by History. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Tues., Nov. 14, 6 p.m. "Russia's Image of China and Russia's Place in the World," a European Studies lecture by Alexander Lukin, Institute for Political and Legal Studies, Moscow; Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. SAIS

Wed., Nov. 15, 12:30 p.m. "AIDS in the Background: Is African Microfinance at Risk?" a Social Change and Development brown bag lecture by Joan Parker, Development Alternatives Inc.; 535 Rome Bldg., 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. SAIS

Thurs., Nov. 16, noon. "From Gilman to Greatness," a lecture by author/historian Mame Warren, including slide show and discussion of her book, Johns Hopkins: Knowledge for the World. Sponsored by JHH Volunteer Services. Hurd Hall. JHMI

Thurs., Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m. "Uboost: A Boosting Algorithm for Unsupervised Learning," a Cognitive Science lecture by Steven Abney, AT&T Research Labs, New Jersey. 234 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. "Komar and Melamid: American Dreams and Other Weird and Wonderful Things," a lecture by Mark Thistlethwaite, Loyola College. In conjunction with the Evergreen exhibit, Modernism and Post-Modernism: Russian Art of the Ending Millennium. Evergreen Theater.



Tues., Nov. 14, noon. Midday Concert by the quintet Legacy Brass. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Hurd Hall. JHMI

Thurs., Nov. 16, Fri., Nov. 17 and Sat., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19, 3 p.m. The Peabody Opera Theater and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra present Massenet's Manon. $22, $11 for senior citizens and $8 for students with I.D. 410-659-8124. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 17, 8 p.m. A cappella concert by JHU's Mental Notes, with two guest groups from other colleges. 410-889-6109. Bloomberg Center Auditorium. HW

Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Rediscovering the String Quartet," with Leon Botstein, Leon Fleischer and The Bard Music Festival Quartet, a daylong series of lectures and playing demonstrations ending with a performance in the afternoon. Lunch included in admission. $39, $20 for students with I.D. Shriver Hall. HW

Sun., Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Johns Hopkins Universiity Band fall concert featuring "Marriage of Figaro," "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "Light Cavalry Overture." Reception follows. Free for students, senior citizens and J card holders; a $2 donation is requested for others. Shriver Hall. HW



Fridays, dusk. Maryland Space Grant Observatory Telescope Open House, public viewing. Bloomberg Center. HW



Mon., Nov. 13, 12:15 p.m. "Molecular Determinants of Asymmetric Stem Cell Kinetics," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with James Sherley, MIT; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Nov. 13, 12:15 p.m. "Environmental Health and Relative Risk in South Africa: Process and Progress," a Center for Epidemiology and Policy seminar with Margo Schwab, Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute; W2008 SPH. JHMI

Tues., Nov. 14, 12:15 p.m. "C-Kit Dependent and Independent Pathways of Zebrafish Melano-cyte Stripe Development," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Stephen Johnson, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Tues., Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m. "The Open Mind Initiative: An Internet-based Distributed Framework for Developing îIntelligent' Systems," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with David Stork, Ricoh Silicon Valley; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Nov. 15, 12:15 p.m. "Update on the Prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission," an International Health seminar with Lynne Mofenson, NICHHD/NIH; W2008 SPH. JHMI

Wed., Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. "A Structural Genomics Approach to Signal Transduction Modules," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with James Hurley, NIDDK/NIH; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Wed., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. "Regulation of Muscle Transcription and Differentiation," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Vittorio Sartorelli, NIAMS/NIH; 303 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Nov. 16, 11 a.m. "Rapidly Changing Synchronization of Gamma-Frequency Oscillations across Visual, Partietal and Motor Areas of Macaque Monkeys Performing a Visuo-Motor Task," a special David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience with Mathias Munk, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany. Sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Nov. 16, noon. "Regulation of Directional Cell Migration by Cell-ECM Interactions," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Joy Yang; 110 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Nov. 16, 3 p.m. "Soap Film Hydrodynamics--Waves and Turbulence," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Robert Ecke, Los Alamos National Lab; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Nov. 16, 4 p.m. "Euclidean Models of First-Passage Percolation," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with C. Douglas Howard, Baruch College, CUNY; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Nov. 16, 4 p.m. "Tales from the Tail: AKAPs and Sperm Motility," a Reproductive Biology seminar with Stuart Moss, University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Sponsored by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 240 Phipps. JHMI

Thurs., Nov. 16, 4 p.m. "Imaging Synaptic Vesicles in Living Neurons," a Biology seminar with Wolf Almers, Vollum University; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Nov. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Sensory Coding in the Olfactory System" a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Markus Meister, Harvard University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Nov. 20, 4 p.m. "Optical/Terahertz Properties of Semiconductor Heterostructures," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with David Citrin, Washington State University; 225 Barton. HW

Mon., Nov. 20, 4 p.m. "Gothic Thoughts: Monuments, Death and History in Restoration France," a History seminar with Stephen Nichols; 315 Gilman. HW



2000 JHU Benefits Fair. With representatives from investment and insurance companies, health care plans and JHU departments; benefits information, seminars, wellness activities, giveaways, raffle prizes. 410-516-8110. Sponsored by Benefits Administration.

* Mon., Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Homewood. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Noon to 1 p.m. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield overview (Comprehensive Major Medical Plan, Dental Plan and Freestate H.M.O.)," a seminar with Harry Fox. Arellano Theater, Levering.

1 to 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins EHP overview (EPH Plan 1, EHP Value Plan)," a seminar with Lori Duckworth. Arellano Theater, Levering.

* Mon., Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. At JHMI. Turner Concourse. JHMI

Noon to 1 p.m. Johns Hopkins EHP overview (see above). Tilghman Room.

1 to 2 p.m. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield overview (see above). Tilghman Room.

Eliminating Health Disparity, a satellite conference by the American Public Health Association. Sponsored by the SPH Student Assembly. W1214 SPH (East Wing Auditorium). JHMI

* Tues., Nov. 14, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Session 1--"Health Disparities: Contributions from Social and Physical Environments."

* Wed., Nov. 15, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Session 2--"CDC on the Move against Disparities: Program Highlights."

Wed., Nov. 15, noon. "Water's Way: Life Along the Chesapeake," a discussion with photos by writer Tom Horton and photographer David Harp, from their book. Part of the Wednesday Noon Series, sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., Nov. 15, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Society for Neuroscience Baltimore Chapter Meeting with Christof Koch, California Institute of Technology. Poster session begins at 3:30 p.m., Koch's Grass Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

MSE Symposium 2000. "Unfinished Business: Addressing Race, Class and Gender at the Turn of the Millennium." HW

* Wed., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. "Justice for Few: Inequalities of the Criminal Justice System," with falsely accused boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter; Shriver Hall.

* Mon., Nov. 20, 8 p.m. "Health Care for All: A Right or a Privilege?" with U.S. Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Health David Satcher; Garrett Room, MSE Library.



Cherie Weinert is Blance DuBois in the Theatre Hopkins production of 'A Street Car Named Desire,' continuing through Sun., Dec. 3. See Theatre.

Fri., Nov. 17, and Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 19, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins' production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. $12 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and Sunday; Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., Nov. 17, Sat., Nov. 18 and Sun., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. The Barnstormers present Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing. $5, $3 with I.D.; Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

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