The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 24, 2001
Sep 24-
Oct 1

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Mon. and Tues., Sept. 24 and 25, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive. To make an appointment to donate, go to Sponsored by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Tues., Sept. 25, 4:15 p.m. "New Wine from Old Bottles: Free Radical Additions to Reactive Ketenes," a Chemistry colloquium with Thomas Tidwell, University of Toronto; 233 Remsen. HW



Tues., Sept. 25, noon. MSEL Diversity Book and Video Discussion Group will discuss Jerzy Kosinski's novel The Painted Bird. Marsha Tishler of the Baltimore Jewish Council will lead the discussion. Bring lunch; cookies and soda provided. 160 Mattin Center. HW

Fri., Sept. 28, 12:15 p.m. "How Informed Do You Need to Be to Give Informed Consent? IRB Processes and Informed Consent," with Curtis Meinert, Nancy E. Kass and Joel Hill. W3030 BSPH. JHMI



Wed., Sept. 26, noon to 5 p.m. "Communities in Action, Eliminating Health Disparities," a national video conference with community leaders from across the U.S. Sponsored by the Urban Health Institute. Hurd Hall. JHMI



Wed., Sept. 26, 12:15 p.m. "Assessing Risk Factors of Near-Fatal Attacks of Women by Their Intimate Partners," a lecture by Daniel Webster; Hampton House Auditorium. JHMI

Sat., Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. "Circular Spectacles," the keynote address to graduate student conference, "Circus and Literature," by Wolf Kittler, University of California, Santa Barbara. Opening lecture in a series. Great Hall, Levering. HW

Sat., Sept. 29, 2 p.m. "Needles and Threads: Women's Handiwork, Men's Craftsmanship," by Catherine Rogers Arthur, in conjunction with the Homewood House exhibition of the same name. Tea will follow the talk in the Wine Cellar. Homewood House Museum. HW

Mon., Oct. 1, 12:10 p.m. "Alcohol and Drowning: An International Perspective," a lecture by Gordon Smith; B14B Hampton House. JHMI



Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Weber, Brahms and Tchaikovsky, with violinist Martin Beaver. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with I.D. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Sun., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. The Lyric Consort, an eight-member vocal ensemble, performs a cappella. Part of the Wednesday Noon Guest Artist Series. $18, $15 for senior citizens/JHU staff with I.D. and $8 for students with I.D. For tickets purchased at the door on the day of the performance, add an additional $2 in each category. Shriver Hall. HW



Tues., Sept. 25, noon to 6 p.m. Open House for the Office of Human Services, which includes the Career Management Program, the Center for Training and Education, the Faculty, Staff and Assistance Program, the Organization for Development and Diversity, and Worklife Programs; Johns Hopkins at Eastern.



Yom Kippur Services. For students, faculty, staff from all campuses. HW

Conservative Services, led by Rabbi Joseph Menashe; Glass Pavilion, Levering.
Wed., Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre
Thurs., Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m., Morning service;
1 p.m., Yizkor; 3:45 p.m.,
Discussion with the Rabbi;
5:15 p.m., Mincha; and
6:15 p.m., Neilah
(break-the-fast to follow in Great Hall, Levering).

Reform Services, led by Rabbi Rachel Hertzman; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3509 N. Charles St.
Wed., Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre
Thurs., Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m., Morning service;
3:45 p.m., Discussion with the Rabbi (Glass Pavilion);
5:15 p.m., Yizkor and Mincha; and
6:30 p.m., Neilah
(break-the-fast to follow in Great Hall, Levering).



Mon., Sept. 24, noon. "A Congressional Perspective on Information Security and Privacy," a JHU Information Security Institute seminar with U.S. Rep. Connie Morella, 8th District; 101 Mattin Center. HW

Mon., Sept. 24, noon. "Gaze Stability During Head Movements: Normal and Pathological Function of the Vestibuloocular Reflex," an Otolaryngology seminar with Lloyd Minor; 1-191 Meyer. JHMI

Mon., Sept. 24, 12:15 p.m. "Protein Chip(R) Arrays: Applications in Protein Discovery, Characterization and Assay Development," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Diane McCarthy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Sept. 24, 12:15 p.m. "Childhood Conditions Predicting Survival to Advanced Age," a seminar with Mark Hill, Pennsylvania State University; W2030 BSPH. JHMI

Mon., Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m. "Alpha Helical Stabilization by Side Chain Shielding of Backbone Hydrogen Bonds," a seminar with Angel Garcia, Los Alamos National Laboratory; 109 Jenkins. HW

Mon., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Awakening the Auditory Cortex: Recent Experiments in a Vocal Primate" with Xiaoqin Wang; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. "Authentic Organic Matter in Meteorites: Implications on the Origin of Life," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Steve Macko, University of Virginia; 305 Olin. HW

Tues., Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m. "Time-Frequency Auditory Processing in Bat Sonar," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with James Simmons, Brown University; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Sept. 26, 12:15 p.m. "REACH, Collaborating with Community-Based Organizations," with Debra Mekos; W2030 BSPH. JHMI

Wed., Sept. 26, 3 p.m. "Formation of Preinitiation Nucleoprotein Complexes at the Bacteriophage Lambda Replication Origin," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense by Chi Chung Victor Fok; W1214 BSPH. JHMI

Wed., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "A Non-Parametric Approach to Testing and Characterizing Gene Region Heterogeneity Associated with Phenotype," with Jeanne Kowalski. W2030 BSPH. JHMI

Thurs., Sept. 27, noon. "Bipolar Frogs: Wnt Signaling and Lithium Action," a Cell Biology seminar with Peter Klein; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. JHMI

Thurs., Sept. 27, 3 p.m. "Reduction on Mechanics," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Jim Ostrowski, University of Pennsylvania; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Sept. 27, 3:30 p.m. "Transcription Initiation: Structure and Mechanism," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Richard Ebright, HHMI Waksman Institute; East Lecture Hall, WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. "Hedgehog Signaling in Development and Disease," a Biology seminar with Phil Beachy; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Oct. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Active Life Expectancy and Health Care Spending: New Estimates From the MCBS," with Ellen Kramarow, National Center for Health Statistics; W2030 BSPH. JHMI

Mon., Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m. "Microtubule Dynamics and Polarity," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Tony Hyman, Max Planck Institute; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Mon., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "God's Uterus: Medical Missionary Benjamin Hobson and the Introduction of Western Midwifery to 19th-Century China," a History seminar with Yi-Li Wu; 315 Gilman. HW



The 2001 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, A Nation United: Politics and Power in the 21st Century. HW

  • Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. "In the National Interest: Freedom and the Constitution," a talk by Oliver North, a member of the National Security Council staff in the Reagan administration; Shriver Hall.
  • Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m. MSE Film Series: Traffic; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg.

  • Fri., Sept. 28, noon. United Way Campaign Kickoff with a guest speaker from Marian House, music by the Hopkins Jazz Band and free hot dogs, soda and chips; Shriver Hall. HW

    The George Peabody Library Antiquarian Book Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the The Johns Hopkins University Libraries. The fair will also feature tours of the Peabody Library as well as musical performances by Peabody students. 410-516-8327 or http://milton.mse The George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place:

    Saturday, Sept. 29:

    Noon. "How I Wrote That Story," a discussion with Jean McGarry, chair of the Writing Seminars; also featured will be Richard Burgin, Pushcart Prize-winner, and authors Stephen Dixon and Judith Grossman.

    2 p.m. "Publishing Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror" with Richard Chizmar, Cemetary Dance Publications; Jack L. Chalker, co-founder of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society; and Michael Walsh, Old Earth Books.

    4 p.m. "Getting Your Book Published: Advice From a Literary Agent, a Publisher and an Author," a discussion on publishing opportunities for aspiring writers, trends in publishing, and how to get an agent, with Jeff Kleinman of Graybill and English and Maura Bennett, humanities editor for JHU Press.

    Sunday, Sept. 30

    11 a.m. Free appraisals by Allen Stypek and Mike Cuthbert, radio's "Book Guys."

    Noon to 3 p.m. Live broadcast of Book Guys.

    3 p.m. Novelist, screenwriter, actor and commentator Andrei Codrescu speaks on his writing and publishing experiences.



    Wed. Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Volleyball, vs. Villa Julie College; Newton White Athletic Center. HW

    Sat., Sept. 29, 11 a.m. Volleyball, vs. Muhlenberg and Swarthmore; Newton White Athletic Center. HW



    Fri. Sept. 28, 1 p.m. "Symposium on Violence: Epidemiologic and Analytic Issues," with Randy Kropp, British Columbia Institute Against Family Violence; Stephen Raudenbush, University of Michigan School of Education; and Jens Ludwig, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute. Anna Baetjer Room, BSPH. JHMI



    Wed., Sept. 26, noon; Thurs. and Fri., Sept. 27 and 28, 7 p.m. "Domestic Violence: Shadows of Fear," an exploration of the physical and emotional turmoil of domestic violence, written and performed by a local ensemble of teenage actors. Sponsored by HEBCAC. Turner Auditorium. JHMI



    Thurs., Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m. North Indian Classical Music workshop with Sandip Burman, tabla, and John Wubbernhorst, flute. A concert will follow at noon. 410-230-0466 or Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

    Sat., Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. "Caring For Your Collections: Historic Textiles and Discovery Day," how to properly display, care for and store historic needlework or textiles. Participants may bring needlework items for a verbal conservation assessment and appraisal. Space is limited and reservations are required. 410-516-8639. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Needles and Threads: Women's Handiwork, Men's Craftsmanship. Homewood House Museum. HW