The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 2, 2002
Dec 2-9

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Tues., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. "Dvorak for the Birds," a Musicology colloquium with Michael Beckerman, New York University. Sponsored by Peabody Conservatory of Music. 114 Leakin. Peabody

Tues., Dec. 3, 4:15 p.m. "Atomic-Level Control of Interface Chemistry for Deposition of Multilayered Structures on Semiconductor Substrates," a Chemistry colloquium with Andrew Teplyakov, University of Delaware; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Dec. 4, 4 p.m. "Sorting Out Episodic and Declarative Memory: Insights on the Nature of Memory Representations in the Hippocampus," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Howard Eichenbaum, Boston University; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. "Magnetars," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Christopher Thompson, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Toronto; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., Dec. 6, 3 p.m. "The Bodily Politics of Germs: Public Health and Civilization in 19th-Century France," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with David Barnes, University of Pennsylvania; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB



Thurs., Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Budget Implications of U.S.-Japan Diplomacy: How the Budgetary Process Affects U.S.-Japan Relations," a Reischauer Center/RIETI roundtable discussion. 202-663-5815. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS



Wed., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Filmmaker Dan Polin will talk about and screen excerpts from his film-in-progress, "Ground Zero." Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. LL07 Washington Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

Thurs., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. ThrillerFest film series concludes with Robin Hardy's 1973 film The Wicker Man. Following the movie, a showing of Adam Moskowitz's 10-minute comedy/thriller Breathing Room. 110 Gilman. HW



Wed., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Percussion Ensemble; Griswold Hall. Peabody

Thurs., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. "The Sounds of the Season" following the lighting of the Washington Monument that begins at 5:30 p.m. Festive music by the Peabody Chamber Singers, the Peabody Concert Singers, Donald Sutherland (organ) and brass soloists; Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Dec. 8, 3 p.m. Peabody Children's Chorus performs. Concert is free, but tickets are required. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Dec. 8, 5 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents soprano Hyunah Yu. For ticket information, 410-516-7164. Shriver Auditorium. HW



Mon., Dec. 2, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. An opportunity to learn about the M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy Program; includes an over-view of the program; a class session of Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation led by Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute; and a reception with current students and faculty. A&S Washington Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

Wed., Dec. 4, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Open House for the graduate and undergraduate degree programs in the Whiting School's Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Ap-plied Science. 1-800-JHU-ENGR. Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel. APL



Mon., Dec. 2, 12:15 p.m. "Mammalian Neurogenesis Through NUMB-mediated Asymmetric Cell Division," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Weimin Zhong, Yale University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m. "Molecular Mechanisms of Olfaction: Regulation of Gene Expression, Sensory Function and Development in a Regenerating Neuronal System," a special seminar with Randall Reed. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Mon., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. "The Effects of the Social Environment on Children's Health," a Social Policy seminar with Rosalind Wright, Channing Laboratory. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, the departments of Economics and Health Policy Management and the Urban Health Institute. 210 Hodson. HW

Mon., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. "Structural and Spectral Engineering of Fluorescent Proteins for Use in Live Cell Imaging," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Robert Campbell, University of California, San Diego; 303 WBSB. EB

Mon., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. "Prediction of Surface Charge, Speciation and Metal Adsorption on Oxides in Electrolyte Solutions," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Dimitri Sverjensky; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. "Pulling Out All the Stops in mRNA Surveillance," a Biophysics seminar with Hal Dietz; 109 Jenkins. HW

Mon., Dec. 2, 5 p.m. "Learning Sciences and Science Education," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with David Kanter, Northwestern University; 709 Traylor. EB

Tues., Dec. 3, noon. "Progress in Understanding Trypanosome RNA Editing and Sub-Nuclear Targeting of DNA," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Barbara Sollner-Webb; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Dec. 3, noon. "Control of Retinal Degeneration by Programmed Cell Death Pathways," a Visual Neuroscience Training Program seminar with Joseph O'Tousa, University of Notre Dame. Co-sponsored by the Wilmer Eye Institute. 501 Maumenee. EB

Tues., Dec. 3, noon. "The Protective Value of Anti-TB Immunity," a Center for TB Research seminar with Robert North, Trudeau Institute; W2015 BSPH. EB

Tues., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. "A New Framework for Sediment Management at Coastal Inlets," a Civil Engineering seminar with Robert Dean, University of Florida; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Dec. 4, 8:15 a.m. "The Placebo Effect," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Robert Wise; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 4, 12:15 p.m. "Childbirth: Private Event, Public Responsibility," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Sereen Thaddeus; International Room, BSPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 4, 12:45 p.m. "New Insights Into the Role of Radial Glia in Constructing the Cortex," a Neuroscience research seminar with Arnold Kriegstein, Columbia University; West Lecture Hall WBSB. EB

Wed., Dec. 4, 1:30 p.m. "Role of Hydration in Protein-Protein Interactions," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Michael Paulaitis; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Dec. 4, 1:30 p.m. "New Research Insights Along the Path to Sustainability," Center for a Livable Future research grant presentations by student and faculty recipients; W1030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 4, 4 p.m. "From Protein Semisynthesis to Chemical Genetics: The Chemical Biology of Protein Splicing," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Tom Muir, The Rockefeller University; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., Dec. 5, 11 a.m. "Insights Into Alzheimer's Disease: An Engineering Perspective," a Chemical Engineering seminar with Theresa Good, UMBC; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Dec. 5, noon. "High Fidelity Chromosome Cycles: Keeping the Genome Whole," a Cell Biology seminar with Forrest Spencer; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m. "Proper Work Station Ergonomics," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Perry Cooper; International Room, BSPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. "The TNF-alpha Converting Enzyme: Activation, Inhibition and Substrate Selectivity," a Biology seminar with Marcos Milla, University of Pennsylvania; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. "Hierarchical Designs for Object Identification," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Donald Geman; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. "Pre-post-filtering and Context Modeling for DCT Based Block Coding," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Chengjie Tu; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., Dec. 6, 3 p.m. "Determinants of Genome Stability and Cell Cycle Progression at Mitosis," a special seminar with Philip Hieter, University of British Columbia. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB



Wed., Dec. 4, 6 p.m. "The Early Years: Recollections by Joseph Sheppard," a slide lecture by painter Joseph Sheppard whose early works are on exhibit. The exhibition gallery will be open from 5 to 6 p.m. Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Sun., Dec. 8, 1 to 4 p.m. Holiday Open House at Evergreen, with festive music, holiday refreshments and decorations by the Cliff Dwellers Garden Club. $2 for non-members, free for Evergreen members.

MSE Symposium -- Changing Times: Who Are We? An Introspective Look at American Identity in the 21st Century. HW

Fri., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Film showing of Thirteen Days; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.

Sun., Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m. "Crossing Borders: Looking Outward to a Connected World," a talk by Chris Matthews. Book signing to follow; Shriver Auditorium.



Fri., Dec. 6, noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Wreath Workshop, participants are provided with balsam wreath, cones, greens and a bow. $16 for Evergreen members and JHU affiliates; $18 for non-members. Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Sat., Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Identifying and Treating Torture Survivors," a training session for primary care physicians with Jose Quiroga, Program for Torture Victims, Venice, Calif.; Karen Hanscom, Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASTT). Co-sponsored by JHU's student chapter of Amnesty International. AMR2 Multipurpose Room. HW