The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 30, 2000
Oct 30-
Nov 6

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Mon., Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Peabody Conservatory Blood Drive. 410-659-8178. Unger Lounge. Peabody



Tues., Oct. 31, 4 p.m. "Empathy a priori," a Philosophy colloquium with Christoph Fehige, Universitat Leipzig, Germany; 348 Gilman. HW

Tues., Oct. 31, 4:15 p.m. "Green Chemistry: Sustaining a High Technology Civilization," a Chemistry colloquium with Terry Collins, Carnegie Mellon University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. "The Representation of Social Knowledge by Monkeys," a Psychology colloquium with Robert Seyfarth, University of Pennsylvania; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, 5 p.m. "Hemicentin: Smart Glues/Greases in Development," a Biology colloquium with Edward Hedgecock; Mudd Lecture Hall. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, 3:30 p.m. "Exploring the Link between Grammar and Speech Processing," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Jennifer Cole, University of Illinois; 234 Krieger. HW

Fri., Nov. 3, 2 p.m. "Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles," a colloquium with Richard Foch, NRL; Kossiakoff Center. APL Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Tues., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. "Power, Politics and the Presidential Elections," a talk by Al Gore's and George Bush's biographers, David Maraniss, Washington Post; and Bill Minutaglio, Dallas Morning News. $20; free for JHU students with I.D. 410-516-4842. Shriver Hall. HW



Wed., Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m. "Validating Surrogate Endpoints in Cancer: Are Tumor Response and Progression-Free Survival Valid Surrogates for Survival?" Biostatistics Grand Rounds with Steven Piantadosi and Constantine Frangakis; introduction, background and case presentation by Marc Buyse, International Institute for Drug Development, Brussels/Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Belgium; W2030 SPH. JHMI



Thurs., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. "Late Harvests: A Cinematic Exploration of Aging," a Cultural Affairs film series, presents Basileus Quartet (1984), in Italian with English subtitles. Post-screening discussion with Dyana Neal; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI



Tues., Oct. 31, 6 p.m. "EU Enlargement: Necessary Gamble or Unacceptable Risk," a European Studies lecture by Erik Jones, University of Nottingham; Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. SAIS

Wed., Nov. 1, noon. "Foundations of Justice Analysis," a Sociology seminar with Guillermina Jasso, New York University; 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, 12:30 p.m. "The Economics and Politics of NGOs in Latin America" a Social Change and Development brown bag lecture by Carrie Meyer, George Mason University; 535 Rome, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. SAIS

Wed., Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. The Second Annual Michel Mirowski M.D. Lecture in Cardiology--"New Insights into the Pathophysiology of the Acute Coronary Syndromes" by Peter Libby, Harvard Medical School; WBSB Auditorium. JHMI

Wed., Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. "From Gilman to Greatness: An Illustrated Lecture," presentation by author/historian Mame Warren in honor of Hopkins' 125th anniversary. Wine and cheese reception and book signing will follow. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries and the Alumni Association. Reservations suggested. 410-516-8327. Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. The 2000 Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture--"The Genetics of Human Origins" by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Stanford University (professor emeritus). Sponsored by Biology. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. The Seventh Sidney W. Mintz Lecture--"The Anthropology of Knowledge" by Fredrik Barth, Norwegian Ministry of Culture/Boston University; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. The 2000 George S. Benton Memorial Lecture in Atmospheric Science and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics--"From Weather to Climate Forecasting--George Benton and the Transformation of American Meteorology" by James Baker, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. "Virtual Surgery Training," a PreHealth lecture by Christoph Kaufmann, Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences. Part of the AED series "What the Future Holds." Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW



Tues., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Opera Workshop performs Puccini's Suor Angelica and other works; Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Thurs., Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m. Concert and lecture/demonstration of the Mandingo (West African) griot tradition by musician and oral historian Djimo Kouyate of Senegal; Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 3, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra with faculty artists Victor Danchenko, violin, and Victoria Chiang, viola, performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, K364, in E-flat major, and works by Dukas and Respighi. $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with I.D. 410-659-8124. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 5, 3 p.m. "The Music of Nicholas Maw," a program of the British composer's music, featuring Peabody musicians, conducted by Robert Sirota. $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with I.D. (includes post-concert reception). Griswold Hall. Peabody



Open House for Arts & Sciences' Part-time Graduate Programs in applied economics, biotechnology, developmental psychology, environmental sciences, government, liberal arts and writing; attendees will meet with faculty and staff. RSVP at 1-800-847-3330 or by Oct. 31.

Wed., Nov. 1, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Homewood campus.

Fri., Nov. 3, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Suite 100, 1st floor, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.

Sun., Nov. 5, 1 to 4 p.m. Shady Grove Life Science Center, 9601 Medical Center Dr., Rockville, Md.

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



Mon., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Haptics for Robotics and Virtual Environments" with Allison Okamura. Sponsored by Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. "The Making of a Slave Conspiracy: Denmark Vesey and His Co-conspirators," a History seminar with Michael Johnson; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., Oct. 31, noon. "How to Tell Head from Tail: Generation of Asymmetry in the C. elegans Embryo," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Geraldine Seydoux; 612 Physiology. JHMI

Tues., Oct. 31, 4:30 p.m. "Artificial Language Learning and Language Acquisition," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Rebecca Gomez; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, 8:15 a.m. "Vaccination Trials against TB: Lessons Learned," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with George Comstock; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Wed., Nov. 1, 1:30 p.m. "Rational Design of Protein Function: Theory, Experiment and Applications in Medicine," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Homme Hellinga, Duke University Medical Center; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Wed., Nov. 1, 3 p.m. "Genes That Regulate Cerebral Cortical Development," a Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) seminar with Christopher Walsh, Harvard Medical School; 2000 Triad (333 Cassell Dr.). Bayview

Thurs., Nov. 2, 11 a.m. "Engineering Surface Properties of Materials Using Self-Assembled Monolayers: Formation Dynamics and Applications," a Chemical Engineering seminar with Alexander Couzis, City College of New York; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, noon. "Probing the Stability of Transmembrane Helix-Helix Interactions," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Karen Fleming; 110 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Nov. 2, 1 p.m. "Making Up Your Mind: Genes that Are Required for Human Brain Development," a Neuroscience research seminar with Chris Walsh, Harvard Medical School; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Nov. 2, 3 p.m. "Medical Haptics," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Mandayan Srinivason, MIT; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. "Kinetic-Based Numerical Methods for PDES," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Shiyi Chen; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. "Refractive Surgery/Laser Vision Correction," a seminar for those considering laser vision correction. 410-583-2802. Bayview Pavilion Conference Center.

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Latemar Geochronology Controversy," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Linda Hinnov; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Turning Science into Policy: The Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health," a Social Policy seminar with Howard Goldman, University of Maryland; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Three Slaveholders in the Antilles: Saint-Domingue, Martinique, Jamaica," a History seminar with Robert Forster; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4:30 p.m. "Non-Stationary Multi-Stream Processing toward Robust and Adaptive Speech Recognition," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Herve Bourlard; 100 Shaffer. HW



Mon., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. MSE Symposium 2000--"Unfinished Business: Addressing Race, Class and Gender at the Turn of the Millennium" Tonight's topic: "Teaching What to Whom?" a roundtable discussion with Carmen Russo, superintendent, Baltimore City public schools. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, noon. "The Power of Words and Music: Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale," a performance by Concert Artists of Baltimore. Part of the Wednesday Noon Series sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW CultureFest 2000. 410-516-5435. Sponsored by JHU student cultural groups (read more about this event here). HW

Fri., Nov. 3: Noon. Opening ceremonies; Glass Pavilion 7 p.m. Talent Show/Cultural X-plosion, performances by student cultural groups and fashion show, followed by a reception; Shriver Hall

Sat., Nov. 4: 11 a.m. Film Festival I; Donovan Room, Gilman 6 p.m. Diwali Dhammaka, festival celebrating the Hindu holiday of Diwali; Glass Pavilion

* Sun., Nov. 5: 1 p.m. Film Festival II; Donovan Room, Gilman 7 p.m. Theme Coffeehouse I, featuring art, music, poetry, dance, ethnic cuisine and a talk by Robert Zirkin; E-level

* Mon., Nov. 6: Noon to 4 p.m. World Bazaar; Glass Pavilion 6 p.m. Talk by Chester Gillis; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center

Mon., Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. First annual conference on "The Greening of Johns Hopkins: Present and Future," with opening remarks by President William R. Brody; keynote address by David Orr, Oberlin College; staff reports on current practices and plans at Johns Hopkins; and breakout sessions on selected topics for future greening initiatives. Conference is free but registration is required; register by Nov. 1. For information, contact the Center for a Livable Future at 410-502-7578, or Shriver Hall. HW



Wed., Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Gettysburg. Homewood Field.



Fri., Nov. 3, and Sat., Nov. 4, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 5, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins' season opener: Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. $12 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and Sunday; student rush tickets available at all curtain times; Merrick Barn. HW



Mon., Oct. 30, noon. "Investment Planning for Women," a JHU Women's Network brown bag lunch and workshop with Dena Shapiro Frenkel, American Express Financial Advisors Inc. 410-516-4466. Sherwood Room, Levering Union. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, noon. "Media Training: Taking Control of the Interview," a workshop offered to all JHU affiliates; RSVP to the Office of Public Affairs, 410-955-6878 or