The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 6, 2002
May 6-13

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Wed., May 8, 4 p.m. "Toward a Computational Model of Perceptual Salience," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Leif Finkel, University of Pennsylvania; 234 Ames. HW

Fri., May 10, 2 p.m. "TIMED Spacecraft: Science and Technology," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Jeng-Hwa Yee and David Kusnierkiewicz; Parsons Auditorium. APL Program is simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Wed., May 8, 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Latin Dance with salsa lesson. $7 (or $10 at 8 p.m.), free at 8 p.m. with BSPH ID badge. Sponsored by the BSPH Nuestra America and Student Assembly. Redwood Trust, 200 E. Redwood St.



Wed., May 8, noon. Black Faculty and Staff Association monthly meeting and elections; Great Hall, Levering. HW



Fri., May 10, 3 p.m. Spring 2002 Film and Digital Video, works by Film and Media students in the Intermedia Studio, Advanced Film Production, Introduction to Film Production, Introduction to Digital Video and Independent Studies/ Projects courses. 110 Gilman. HW



Wed., May 8, 4 p.m. "The Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health: A Special Focus on Culture, Race and Ethnicity," Preventive Medicine Residency grand rounds with Howard Goldman and Sandra Black, University of Maryland School of Medicine; and Larry Wissow. Open to students and faculty. East Wing Auditorium, BSPH. EB



Tues., May 7, 6 p.m. "Capitol Competitors: Mills and the U.S. Capitol Extension" by Pamela Scott. Part of Baltimore's Great Architects: A View from 1800, the annual Architectural Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Homewood House and History of Art. $10, $8 for Homewood House members (free for those at $50 level), JHU affiliates, AIA and ASID members. AMR1, Multipurpose Room. HW

Fri., May 10, 11 a.m. "Introduction to Electronic Resources," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Nic Cecchino. Part of the series An Introduction and Update on the Digital Library. Auditorium, Weinberg Bldg. EB

Mon., May 13, 4 p.m. The Francis D. Carlson Lecture in Biophysics--"Fluorescence: The Motile Behavior of Bacteria Seen in New Light" by Howard Berg, Harvard University; Mudd Lecture Hall. HW

Mon., May 13, 5 p.m. Dean's Lecture IV--"DNA Topoisomerases: New Twist for Therapy of African Sleeping Sickness?" by Theresa Shapiro; Hurd Hall. EB



Sat., May 11, 3 p.m. Preparatory String Ensemble and the Preparatory Chamber Orchestra present Seitz's Violin Concerto No. 5 with soloist Sarah Saviet, Bach's Sinfonia and Albeniz's Tango. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sat., May 11, 8 p.m. The Preparatory Sinfonietta presents a program of music by Dvorak and Schumann, with soloist Samantha London (winner of the Preparatory Concerto Competition). Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 12, 3 p.m. "Celebrate Mother's Day in the Classical Tradition," a concert with the JHMI Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra and BSO principal players; Turner Auditorium. EB



Thurs., May 9, 5:15 p.m. Reading by poet and novelist Walter Holland; Doctor's Dining Room, 1st floor, JHH. EB



Mon., May 6, 12:15 p.m. "Making Babies in the Era of AIDS: The Effects of HIV Viremia on Pregnancy in U.S. and Ugandan Women," a Reproductive Health seminar with Ruby Hong-Ngoc Nguyen; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., May 6, 2 p.m. "The Effectiveness of Interventions to Confront the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Allocating Resources to Achieve Program Goals" a Center for Communication Programs HIV/AIDS Task Force lecture by John Stover, vice president, FUTURES; International Room. EB

Mon., May 6, 3:30 p.m. "Structure and Function in Conventional and Unconventional Peptides" with Sam Gellman, University of Wisconsin; 109 Jenkins. HW

Mon., May 6, 4 p.m. "Development of a Novel Vertebrate Model for Understanding the Etiology of a Human Pediatric Eye Tumor (Retinoblastoma) and Environmental Carcinogenesis" a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Gary Ostrander; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., May 6, 4 p.m. "Liquid Sodium Models of the Earth's Outer Core," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Daniel Lathrop, University of Maryland; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., May 6, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"The Cutaneous Guidance of Grasping and Exploratory Hand Movements" with Allan Smith, Centre de Recherche en Sciences Neurologiques, University of Montreal; 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., May 7, noon. "The Expanded Denatured State: An Ensemble of Conformations Whose Structure Is Determined by Local Steric Interactions," a Biological Chemistry seminar with David Shortle; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., May 7, 12:15 p.m. "Publishing Evaluation Results" by Jane Bertrand and Amy Tsui; W4013 BSPH. EB

Tues., May 7, 5 p.m. "Women's Health Initiative Release of Risk/Benefit Information on HRT During the Study," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Marcia Stefanick, Stanford University; Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys, 5100 Falls Road.

Wed., May 8, 12:15 p.m. "Overlap of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia," a Mental Hygiene Wednesday Noontime seminar with Ann Pulver; Hampton House Auditorium. EB

Wed., May 8, 3:30 p.m. RDG PET: Molecular Imaging of Glucose Metabolism in Cancers," an In vivo Cellular Molecular Imaging Center seminar with Richard Wahl; G007 Ross. EB

Wed., May 8, 4 p.m. "Analysis of G-Protein Coupled Receptor Function One Piece at a Time," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Kevin Ridge, Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., May 8, 4 p.m. "In Search of the Historical Oprah: Oprah Winfrey, Mass Media and 20th-Century Social Movements," an American History seminar with Alexa Corcoran; 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., May 8, 5 p.m. "The Role and Contributions of the National Academies and Risk Science and Policy" and "Recent NAS Studies of Methyl-Mercury and Arsenic" with James Reisa, National Research Council; and Michelle Catlin, Institute of Medicine. W3204 BSPH. EB

Thurs., May 9, noon. "The Cell's Compass: Mechanisms of Chemotactic Gradient Sensing," a Cell Biology seminar with Peter Devre-otes; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 9, 12:45 p.m. "Plasticity in Very Small Populations of Hippocampal Synapses: New Insights Into Synaptic Potentiation and Depression," a Neuroscience research seminar with Daniel Madison, Stanford University; 811 WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 9, 4 p.m. "Characterization of an Essential Paradoxical Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetase," a Biology seminar with Tamara Hendrickson; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., May 10, 11 a.m. "The Influence of Environmental and Racial Factors on Allergen Skin Test Reactivity: NHANES III," a Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment seminar with Peter Gergen; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., May 13, 4 p.m. "Covalent Modification of Nucleic Acids and Proteins by Metal Complexes and Simple Metal Salts," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Steven Rokita, University of Maryland, College Park; W2030 BSPH. EB



Mon., May 6, 3 p.m. Whiting School of Engineering Convocation and Awards Ceremony and the Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture, "Some Truths About the Environment," by Gordon "Reds" Wolman. All are welcome to attend; a reception will be held in the Clipper Room of Shriver Hall immediately following the lecture and ceremony. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., May 8, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Presentations of health communication campaigns by students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. International Room, BSPH. EB

Fri., May 10, 4 to 6 p.m. Mattin Center "pARTy," a celebration of the creative endeavors of JHU students, featuring the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble and exhibits of visual and digital arts throughout the center, with guests Craig Hankin, Eric Beatty and Joan Freedman. Refreshments will be served. Mattin Center. HW

Mon., May 13, 6 p.m. "Camelot at Dawn: A Photographic Exhibition of the Kennedys," tour of a select exhibit of photographs from the book Camelot at Dawn: Jacqueline and John Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954 and a wine reception for Baltimore alumni. 7 p.m. A discussion by Ann Garside, who wrote the book's text. $15 per person for dues payers and their guests; $20 per person for non-dues payers and guests. Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles Street.



Fri., May 10, and Sat., May 11, 8 p.m., and Sun., May 12, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins production of Pygmalion. $12 at the door on Friday evening, $15 on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

Gina Braden stars in the current Theatre Hopkins production of George Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion.' The play continues through May 19 at the Merrick Barn.



Mon., May 6, 4:30 p.m. AMCAS Application Workshop, discussion of the new AMCAS material with Mary Catherine Savage; 111 Mergenthaler. HW