The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 1, 2002

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Tues., April 2, 4:15 p.m. “Laser Probes of the Potential Energy Landscapes and Dynamics of Small, Flexible Biomolecules,” a Chemistry colloquium with Timothy Zwier, Purdue University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., April 3, 5 p.m. “Come Meet the Family,” a Biology colloquium with Maurice Bessman; Mudd Lecture Hall. HW

Wed., April 3, 5:45 p.m. “Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment: Case Studies from South America and Central Africa,” a colloquium for prospective students and environmentalists with Francisco Dallmeier, Smithsonian Institution. Part of the JHU Master’s in Environmental Sciences and Policy Program. Overview and reception follow. 410-516-6749. Olin Hall. HW

Mon., April 8, 4 p.m. “The Gender of Mania,” an Anthropology colloquium with Emily Martin, New York University; 400 Macaulay. HW



Mon., April 1, 4 p.m. “The U.S. Department of Art and Technology,” with Randall Packer, secretary of the USDAT. Continuing the weekly “Salon” series sponsored by the Digital Media Center. 226 Mattin Center. HW

Mon., April 1, 6:30 p.m. “AED Series: Our Natural Resources: Patients, Health, Environment,” a discussion intended for all prehealth professions students; 160 Mattin Center. HW

Mon., April 8, 4 p.m. “Digital vs. Traditional Photography,” with Phyllis Berger, Studio 2701. Continuing the weekly “Salon” series sponsored by the Digital Media Center. 226 Mattin Center. HW



Mon., April 1, 7 p.m. Film: Bombay Eunuchs; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., April 3, 12:15 p.m. Video preview of Shabuj Chaya (Bangladesh), a 13-episode serial drama designed to promote family planning, maternal and child survival services in Bangladesh. International Room, BSPH. EB

Fri., April 5, 7 p.m. La estrategia del caracol (The Snail’s Strategy), Colombia. Film presentation by the Program in Latin American Studies. Level A, Large Viewing Room, MSE Library. HW



Wed., April 3, 4 p.m. The Annual Edward and Nancy Dodge Lecture--“Why Urban Agriculture Is the Next Frontier of Public Health” by Wayne Roberts, Toronto Food Policy Council; W1030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., April 4, and Fri., April 5, 3:30 to 5 p.m. The Richard Ely Lectures--“Computational Agent-based Theories of Investment Behavior and Market Volatility” by Blake Lebaron, Brandeis University. Next lecture: April 11, 3:30 p.m. 426 Mergenthaler. HW

Fri., April 5, 11 a.m. “Reference Manager,” a Welch Library lecture by David Wright. Part of the series “An Introduction and Update on the Digital Library.” Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Fri., April 5, 2 p.m. “The Association of Enamel Hypoplasia, White-Sot Lesions and Fetal Growth Patterns with Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Among a Low-Income Preschool Population” by Maria Rosa Watson; W2030 BSPH. EB



Tues., April 2, 5:30 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents “Homecoming and On to Victory,” a special concert to benefit AMC Cancer Research Center Chesapeake Chapter. Shriver Hall. HW

Tues., April 2, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Wed., April 3, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble will perform music by de Meij, Gregson, Bennett, Rodrigo and Makris. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Fri., April 5, 5:45 p.m. “Peabody at Homewood, Music at the Museum,” with Svetoslav Stoyanov performing selections for marimba, timpani and percussion. $10, $8 for JHU affiliates; free to Homewood House members at $50 level and above. 410-516-8639. Homewood House Museum.

Sat. and Sun., April 6 and 7, 3 p.m. Spring Dance Concert, with the Dance Department of Peabody Preparatory, a program of ballet and contemporary dance. $12, $6 for children, senior citizens, students with ID. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Sun., April 7, 3 p.m. Spring Chamber Music Concert by the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra. $7, $5 for senior citizens and students; JHU students free with valid ID. Great Hall, Levering. HW

Sun., April 7, 7:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series--The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform works by Schubert, Schoenberg and more. Box office opens at 6:15 p.m.; all seats reserved. Shriver Hall. HW



Open Houses for undergraduate part-time programs for adults.
Thurs., April 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.
Sat., April 6, 10:30 a.m. to noon. 100 Shaffer. HW



Mon., April 1, noon. “Molecular Control of Growth and Survival of Neurons in the Developing PNS,” a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with David Ginty; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., April 1, 12:15 p.m. “Computational and Experimental Annotation of the Drosophila Genome Sequence,” a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Gerald Rubin, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 1, 4 p.m. “Modeling the Geodynamo From One to One Million Years,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Peter Olson; 305 Olin. HW

Tues., April 2, noon. “Regulation of Focal Adhesion Protein: Protein Interactions in vivo Through Conformational Activation of Vinculin and the Strange and Beautiful Properties of Talin 2,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Susan Craig; 612 Physiology. EB

Wed., April 3, 8:15 a.m. “Clinical Trials and Conflicts of Interest,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Frank Davidoff, editor, Annals of Internal Medicine; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., April 3, noon. “UNO, UNESCO and the Refoundations of International Scientific Cooperation in the Immediate Postwar Period,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology lunch-time seminar with P. Petitjean, CNRS, Paris; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., April 3, 1:30 p.m. “Impact of Protein Folding Landscapes on Biological Function: Longevity Through Kinetic Stability,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with David Agard, University of California; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., April 3, 4 p.m. “Constant Mean Curvature Surfaces and Fuchsian Systems of Ode’s” with Ian McIntosh; 308 Krieger. HW

Wed., April 3, 4 p.m. “Structural Studies of the Insulin and MuSK Receptor Tyrosine Kinases,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Stevan Hubbard, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine/New York University School of Medicine; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 4, 10:30 a.m. “Issues in Secure Electronic Voting,” an Information Security Institute seminar with Moti Yung, CertCo/Columbia University; 3 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., April 4, noon. “Calpain Regulation of Cell Migration and Chemotaxis,” Cell Biology seminar with Anna Huttenlocher, University of Wisconsin Medical School. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 4, 12:15 p.m. “Evaluation of the Ghana Stop AIDS/ Love Life Campaign,” a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Marc Boulay; International Room BSPH. EB

Thurs., April 4, 12:45 p.m. “Dissecting the Apoptosis Pathways by Cellular, Genetic and Chemical Biological Approaches,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School; 811 WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 4, 3:30 p.m. “Translation Initiation by Internal Ribosome Entry in Viral and Cellular mRNAs,” a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Peter Sarnow, Stanford University School of Medicine; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., April 4, 4 p.m. “A New Look at a Classical Subject: The Role of Gonadotropins in the Control of Spermatogenesis,” a Reproductive Sciences seminar with Tony Plant, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., April 4, 4 p.m. “An Analog VLSI Multichip Architecture for Competitive Orientation Selective Image Filtering,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Bert Shi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., April 4, 4 p.m. “Quantitative Political Methodology,” a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Langche Zeng, GWU; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., April 4, 4 p.m. “Some Like It Hot: Harnessing the Heat Shock Response,” a Biology seminar with Hillary Nelson, University of Pennsylvania; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., April 5, 11 a.m. “Targeting the Epithelium: Inflammation at the Body’s Interface With the Environment,” a Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment seminar with E. William Spannhake; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., April 8, 4 p.m. “Mechanisms of DNA Joining in Eukaryotes,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Alan Tomkinson, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., April 8, 4 p.m. “Observational and Computational Investigations of Generation of the Earth’s Magnetic Field,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Jeremy Bloxham, Harvard University; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., April 8, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--“Understanding Layer 4 of the Cerebral Cortical Circuit: A Model Based on Cat VI” with Kenneth Miller, UCSF; 338 Krieger. HW



DSAGA Awareness Days 2002, Celebrate a Decade of Diversity. HW
Mon., April 1, 8 p.m. Talk by playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America); Great Hall, Levering. Wed., April 3, 8 p.m. Talk with the Rev. Irene Monroe; AMR Multipurpose Room. Mon., April 8, 8 p.m. Discussion of Maryland’s Anti-Discrimination Act of 2001, with Blake Humphreys of Free State Justice, and Carrie Evans, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Great Hall, Levering.

Wed., April 3, noon. Wednesday Noon Series--“American Voices: Music of Our Time,” a performance by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society Chamber Chorus. 410-516-7157. Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., April 4, 8 p.m. Symposium on Foreign Affairs--“U.S., Iraq and the War on Terrorism,” panel discussion with Scott Ritter, chief weapons inspector to Iraq; Erik Gustavson, of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center; and Edward Peck. Shriver Hall. HW

Sat., April 6, 7:30 p.m. Guest Artist Series--A recital of opera arias, art songs and spirituals by renowned baritone Simon Estes. Sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW

Sun., April 7, 3 to 6 p.m. Camelot at Dawn: Jacqueline and John Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954, public opening of the exhibition of photographs by Orlando Suero, who will attend. Runs through June 30 (see story in this week’s Gazette). 410-516-0341. Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.



Wed., April 3, 3 p.m. Men’s Baseball, vs. Catholic University; Homewood Baseball Field. HW

Mon., April 8, 3:30 p.m. Men’s Baseball, vs. Villa Julie; Homewood Baseball Field. HW?



Fri., April 5, noon. “Teaching with Technology,” demonstrations of innovative technology-based teaching tools developed by faculty from the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Peabody Conservatory, with student fellows in the Technology Fellowship Program; featuring electronic poster presentations, project presentations and a raffle. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri. and Sat., April 5 and 6, 1 p.m. “Von Kant bis Hegel,” first in the new “Kant to Hegel” seminar series with Eckart Forster; Susan Hahn; Riccardo Pozzo, Catholic University of America; Stephen Barker; and Hilary Bok. Sponsored by Philosophy, German and the Humanities Center. /main.htm. 348 Gilman. HW

Sun., April 7, 3 to 5 p.m. “The Brave New World of Molecular Medicine: Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing,” an examination of moral questions raised by advances in prenatal genetic testing with panelists Debra Birenbaum, FDA; Clair Francomano, NIA; Stephen Vicchio, College of Notre Dame of Maryland/Institute of Public Philosophy; Hilary Bok; and Gail Geller. 410-516-6749. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Fri., Sat., and Sun., April 5, 6 and 7, 8 p.m. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the Barnstormers’ Spring Musical 2002. $5 admission, $3 for students. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW