The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 25, 2000
Sep 25-
Oct 2

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Wed., Sept. 27, and Thurs., Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. To schedule an appointment, call 410-516-0138 or logon to Glass Pavilion, Levering Union. HW



Tues., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "Pragmatism without Regulative Ideas? In Defense of C.S. Peirce's Theory of Reality," a Philosophy colloquium with Karl-Otto Apel, Universitat Frankfurt; 348 Gilman. HW

Wed., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. "Debating the Land Question in Africa," an Anthropology colloquium with Sara Berry; 400 Macaulay. HW

Wed., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. "Contextual Cueing of Visual Attention," a Psychology colloquium with Marvin Chun, Vanderbilt University; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Sept. 27, 4:15 p.m. "Designing Transition Metal Activated Diradical Intermediates as Unimolecular Biological Reagents," a Chemistry colloquium with Jeffrey Zaleski, Indiana University; 233 Remsen. HW



Thurs., Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m. "The Future of Public Health," a talk by Dean Alfred Sommer, School of Public Health. Sponsored by the Public Health Students Forum. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW



Sun., Oct. 1, 2 to 4 p.m. Sculpture tour of the Walters Art Gallery with director Gary Vikan. $8 for Evergreen members, $10 for non-members. Reservations required. To make reservations, call 410-516-0341.



Tues., Sept. 26, 5 p.m. "Democratization in Chinese Societies," a China Studies Program lecture by Shelley Rigger, Davidson College; and Minxin Pei, Carnegie Endowment of International Peace. Part of the SAIS-China Forum Series. Kenney Auditorium, Rome Bldg. SAIS

Wed., Sept. 27, 12:30 p.m. "Mexico Election 2000: Implications and Prospects for Democracy in Mexico," a Social Change and Development brown bag lecture by Eric Olson, Washington Office on Latin America. No reservations required. 535 Rome Bldg. SAIS



Thurs., Sept. 28, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Barber, Shostakovich (with violin soloist Annaliesa Place, winner of the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition) and Brahms. $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with I.D. 410-659-8124. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody



Thurs., Sept. 28, noon to 1:30 p.m. Open House for SPSBE's new master of science in finance degree program, designed for professionals in the fields of money management, investment banking, security analysis and brokerage, corporate finance and financial consulting. 1-800-GO-TO-JHU. Downtown Center, Charles and Saratoga streets.

Mon., Oct. 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m. PreHealth: School of Medicine information session with James Weiss, dean of admissions; Paul White, director of admissions; and Robert Siliciano, director of M.D./Ph.D. Program. AMR1 Multipurpose Room. Sign-up is required, in 122 Merryman Hall East. HW



Fri., Sept. 29, to Sun., Oct. 1. Rosh Hashanah services. Tickets not required.

  • Conservative: Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.; Sun., 9:30 a.m.; Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

  • Reform: Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. HW



    Mon., Sept. 25, noon. "Regulation of Neuronal Apoptosis," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with J. Marie Hardwick. Lunch provided. 1-191 Meyer. JHMI

    Mon., Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m. "Embryogenomics: Systematic Analysis of Genes Expressed in Mouse Early Embryos," a Carnegie Institution of Washington seminar with Minoru Ko, NIH/NIA; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

    Mon., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "Inner-City Neighborhoods on the Brink: Is There a Point of No Return?" an Institute for Policy Studies/Economics/Health Policy and Management seminar with George Galster, Wayne State University; The Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club. HW

    Mon., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "On the Completeness of the Photochemical Description of Stratospheric Ozone: Lessons from the Three Bears," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Anne Douglass, NASA/GSFC; 305 Olin. HW

    Tues., Sept. 26, noon. "Stepping Out with Myosin V," a Biological Chemistry seminar with James Sellers, NIH; 612 Physiology. JHMI

    Tues., Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m. "Efficient Coding of Natural Sounds," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Michael Lewicki, Carnegie Mellon University; 100 Shaffer. HW

    Thurs., Sept. 28, noon. "SUMO-1: Regulating Protein-Protein Interactions and Protein-DNA Interactions through Post-translation Protein Modifications," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Michael Matunis; 110 WBSB. JHMI

    Thurs., Sept. 28, 1 p.m. "Regulation of Gene Expression in Neurons and Glial by Action Potentials," a Neuroscience research seminar with Douglas Fields, NIH/ NICHD; 811 WBSB. JHMI

    Thurs., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. "Epigenetic Spreading of Dosage Compensation in Drosophila," a Biology seminar with Mitzi Kuroda; 100 Mudd. HW

    Thurs., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. "Generalized Weighted Chinese Restaurant Processes for Species Sampling Mixture Models," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Lancelot James; 304 Whitehead. HW

    Thurs., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. "Sustainability: Confluence of Earth Science and Global Culture" by George Fisher; and "Dietary Consumption and Global Food Security" by Robert Lawrence," an Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History seminar; 404 Macaulay. HW

    Mon., Oct. 2, noon. "Immediate Early Genes Provide Novel In-sights into Memory," a Neurology and Neuroscience seminar with Paul Worley; 1-191 Meyer. JHMI

    Mon., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Rubber Hands, Rubber Gloves, Talking Heads and Split Brains: New Methods for Studying Crossmodal Attention and Multisensory Integration" with Charles Spence, Oxford University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

    Mon., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Why Earth Has Plate Tectonics and Why Venus Does Not," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Mark Richards, University of California, Berkeley; 305 Olin. HW



    Mon., Sept. 25, 2 to 5 p.m. Preprofessional Programs 10th Annual Law Fair; Glass Pavilion. HW

    FROM DOWN UNDER: Traditional dance by Burrnya Warrma (which means "heart dance") will be featured when the Upstart Aussies, a multiethnic dance and performance group from Australia, visit the Homewood campus Sept. 28. The five young performers are descendants of one of the oldest Aboriginal dance troupes.

    Thurs., Sept. 27, 8 p.m. MSE Symposium 2000--"Unfinished Business: Addressing Race, Class and Gender at the Turn of the Mil-lennium." Tonight's topic: "A Modern Dilemma--Enforcing and Ensuring Civil Rights for All," a talk with assistant attorney general for civil rights Bill Lann Lee. Co-sponsored by the Inter-Asian Council. Shriver Hall. HW

    Thurs., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. Upstart Aussies, a multiethnic performance troupe, featuring Aboriginal dancers, musicians and singers. For tickets, call 800-955-5566. Shriver Hall. HW

    Thurs., Sept. 28, 10 p.m. Hopkins 24/7. Last episode. For details, see photo, p. 5. ABC-TV

    Mon., Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 2000 BioSciences Job Fair, a chance to speak with company representatives, circulate resumes, investigate specific career opportunities and research new career directions. Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association and the Graduate Student Association. Turner Concourse. JHMI



    The following are all home games, taking place on the Homewood campus.

  • Tues., Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Swarthmore

  • Wed., Sept. 27, 5 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Dickinson

  • Thurs., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Western Maryland

  • Thurs., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Cabrini

  • Fri., Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Football, vs. Gettysburg

  • Sat., Sept. 30, 1 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Swarthmore

  • Sat., Sept. 30, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Muhlenberg


    88.1 FM

    Mon., Sept. 25, noon. A talk with ethnobotanist and environmentalist Mark Plotkin. 1 p.m. A look at the culture of high-tech and its challenges of privacy, with Paulina Borsook, author of Cyberselfish.



    Thurs., Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m. PreHealth: PreHealth interview workshop for applicants to health professions programs 2000-2001; 111 Mergenthaler. HW