The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 3, 2001
Dec 3-10

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Tues., Dec. 4, 4:15 p.m. "DNA Nanotechnology," a Chemistry colloquium with Nadrian Seeman, New York University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. "Using Genetics to Make Better People: Preventing Disease and Enhancing Normal Function," a Philosophy colloquium with Dan Brock, Brown University. Co-sponsored by Bioethics. 12 Gilman. HW

Wed., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. "Imagining Families: Queer Portraits," an Anthropology colloquium with Aaron Goodfellow; 400 Macaulay. HW

Wed., Dec. 5, 5 p.m. "Got Milk? The Calcium Signaling Network in Eukaryotic Cells," a Biology colloquium with Kyle Cunningham; Mudd Lecture Hall. HW

Fri., Dec. 7, 2 p.m. "On Environmental Limits to Sonar Performance," a colloquium with Norman Owsley, ONR; Parsons Auditorium. APL Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Sat., Dec. 8, and Sun., Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Taking Ideas Seriously: New Perspectives on Understanding Change," an Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History interdisciplinary conference and conversation. Co-sponsored by Political Science, History and History of Science, Medicine and Technology. AMR 1 Multipurpose Room. HW



Mon., Dec. 10, 4 to 6 p.m. "Potential Effects on American Civil Liberties of Governmental Reaction to the Events of September 11 and Aftermath" with Vivian Berger, Columbia University Law School and American Civil Liberties Union. Third in the Community Conversations series. Reception follows. 100 Mudd. HW



Tues., Dec. 4, Wed., Dec. 5, and Sat., Dec. 8, 8 and 10:30 p.m. JHU Film Series presents Rush Hour 2 starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. $3. Shriver Hall. HW



Mon., Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Dean's Lecture I--"Advances in Brain Tumor Therapy" by Henry Brem. Sponsored by Medicine. Hurd Hall. EB

Wed., Dec. 5, 3 p.m. The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture--"Reactive Fronts" by Omar Knio. Second in a series of seven. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Wed., Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. "Perspectives in Journalism: 50 Years in the News Business" by Ray Jenkins, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and presidential adviser. Sponsored by The Friends of the Libraries. Evergreen Carriage House. Evergreen



Tues., Dec. 4, noon. Midday Concert Series presents saxophonist Brian Sacawa. Hurd Hall. EB

Fri., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra and Peabody Children's Chorus present Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet, op. 71. $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with I.D. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Fri., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. A cappella concert by the Allnighters, with special guest groups; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg. HW

Sat., Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Holiday Concert by Choral Society and chamber ensemble Ecco. $3 suggested donation, with proceeds going to survivors of Sept. 11; 101 Mattin Center. HW

Sun., Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series--cellist Laurence Lesser performs music by Dun, Bach and Kodaly. $26 general admission, $13 for full-time students with I.D. 410-516-7164. Shriver Hall. HW



Wed., Dec. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. School of Nursing Graduate Open House, for students interested in the master's, post-master's, certificate and doctoral nursing programs; representatives from faculty and admissions will be present. Carpenter Room, Pinkard Bldg. EB

Thurs., Dec. 6, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Open House for the Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science. 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, Md. APL

Sat., Dec. 8, noon to 5 p.m. "Home for the Holidays," open house tours for 11 of Baltimore's historic house museums, including Homewood House and Evergreen House. $1. 410-516-0341. HW



Mon., Dec. 3, noon. "Dam Removal: Economic, Ecologic and Policy Issues," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with John Boland; 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., Dec. 3, noon. "Modeling Human Neurodegenerative Diseases in Drosophila," a Pathology seminar with Mel Feany, Harvard University; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., Dec. 3, 12:15 p.m. "Information Flow Through Protein Molecules," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Rama Ranganathan, University of Texas SW Medical Center; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. "A Theorist's View of the General Circulation of the Ocean," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Geoff Vallis, Princeton University; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Neural Pathways Mediating the Vestibuloocular Reflex" with Lloyd Minor. Sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Dec. 4, noon. "Biological Roles of Distinct Subcellular Lipid Pools," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Rosalind Coleman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Dec. 4, noon. "Math5: A Transcription Factor That Specifies Retinal Ganglion Cell Fate," a Wilmer Eye Institute/Visual Neuroscience Training Program seminar with Tom Glaser, University of Michigan School of Medicine; 501 Maumenee. EB

Tues., Dec. 4, noon. "Modeling Cancer in the Mouse: New Insights into Oncogenic Ras Function," a Cell Biology seminar with David Tuveson, MIT Cancer Center/Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Tues., Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m. "The Multidimensional Phoneme Identification (MPI) Model: A New Framework to Investigate Speech Perception by Cochlear Implant Users," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Mario Svirsky, Indiana University; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m. "The Mysterious Meanderings of Myxobacteria," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with George Oster, University of California, Berkeley; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Dec. 5, 2 p.m. "Genetics of Schizophrenia: Implications for Intervention and Prevention," a Center for Inherited Disease Research seminar with Ming T. Tsuang, Harvard Institute of Psychology, Epidemiology and Genetics; Suite 2000, Triad Bldg, 333 Cassell Dr. Bayview

Wed., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. "CAK of All Trades: CDK-activating Kinases in Cell Cycle Control, Transcription and the DNA Damage Response," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Robert Fisher, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., Dec. 6, noon. "How Yeast Mitochondria Make Proteins and Put Them Where They Belong," a Cell Biology seminar with Thomas Fox, Cornell University; Suite 2-200 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Dec. 6, 3 p.m. "How Do Human Perceptual Abilities and Motor Performance Impact the Design of Haptic Displays?" a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Lynette Jones, MIT; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Dec. 6, 4 p.m. "Molecular Mechanisms in Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis," a Biology seminar with Peter McPherson, McGill University; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Dec. 6, 4 p.m. "Fundamental and Emergent in Quantum Physics: A QED3 Unified Theory of High Temperature Superconductors," a Physics and Astronomy seminar with Zlatko Tesanovic; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg. HW

Fri., Dec. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Publication Bias: New Data on the Origins of the Problem and an Update on Progress Toward Possible Solutions," a Center for Epidemiology and Policy seminar with Kay Dickersin, Brown University; W3030 BSPH. EB

Fri., Dec. 7, 12:45 p.m. "Molecular Mechanisms in Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis," a Neuroscience special seminar with Peter McPherson, McGill University; 811 WBSB. EB

Mon., Dec. 10, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Dendritic Excitability of Hippocampal Neuron" with Cha-Min Tang, University of Maryland; 338 Krieger. HW



Tues., Dec. 4, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Center for a Livable Future Research Day 2001--"New Research Insights Along the Path to Sustainability," featuring projects by the 2000-2001 recipients of the Center for a Livable Future Faculty and Student Research Fund; W1030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. The 2001 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, A Nation United: Politics and Power in the 21st Century--"Hardball: Money and Power in the American Political System," a talk by U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold; Shriver Hall. HW

A talk by Sen. Russ Feingold wraps up the MSE Symposium, 'A Nation United: Politics and Power in the 21st Century.'



Thurs., Dec. 6, Fri., Dec. 7, and Sat., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. The Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theatre Company presents "Have a Good Time, VII," its annual fall show. $5 general admission, $3 for students. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW



Mon., Dec. 3, 1:30 p.m. "The Problem of the 'Middle Class' in Modern Japanese Historiography," a Japan Historiography workshop with Jordan Sand, Georgetown University; 400 Gilman. HW

Fri., Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m. Annual Wreath Workshop presented by Homewood House Museum; create holiday wreaths using traditional methods. All materials, instructions and refreshments are included in cost of admission. $16 for Homewood House members and JHU staff with reservations; add $1 for tickets purchased at the door. 410-516-5589. HW