The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 22, 2002
April 22-29

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Tues., April 23, 4:15 p.m. "Protein Ligation: Linking Chemistry and Biology One Peptide Bond at a Time," a Chemistry colloquium with Tom Muir, Rockefeller University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., April 24, 4 p.m. "Specialization in Spatial Cognition: Evidence from Williams Syndrome," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Barbara Landau; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., April 25, 4:15 p.m. "Hydrogen Activation Processes in Fe-only Hydrogenase Model Complexes," a Chemistry colloquium with Marcetta Darensbourg, Texas A&M University; 233 Remsen. HW

Mon., April 29, 4 p.m. "Battles Over Nature: The Politics and Science of Wildlife Conservation in India," an Anthropology colloquium with Mahesh Rangarajan. Co-sponsored by History. 400 Macaulay. HW



Sun. April 28, 2 p.m. "Spring Concert," the JHU Modern Dance Company presents its 21st Annual Spring Concert. Meyerhoff Auditorium, BMA. HW



Mon., April 22, 4 p.m. "Promoting Your Art Work," with digital video specialist Kira Hammond. Continuing the weekly "Salon" series sponsored by the Digital Media Center. 226 Mattin Center. HW

Wed., April 24, 1 p.m. Brown Bag Open Poetry Reading, sponsored by the MSE Library Diversity Committee Book/Video Discussion Group. Participants should bring a lunch and poetry they would like to read to the group; coffee provided. 161 Mattin Center. HW



Wed., April 24, 1 to 4:30 p.m. "Living with Grief: Loss in Later Life," a live-via-satellite video teleconference moderated by Cokie Roberts, ABC News. Cost is $25 (payable at time of conference). Pre-registration required. 410-614-1308. Hurd Hall. EB



Mon., April 22, 8 p.m. The Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Poetry Lecture--a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., April 23, 5:15 p.m. "The State of the Novel in Terms of the State Equation: Molecular Physics in Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities" by Wolf Kittler, University of California, Santa Barbara; 336 Gilman. HW

Tues., April 23, 6 p.m. "A Tale of Two Cities: Robert Mills and George Washington" by Pamela Scott. Part of "Baltimore's Great Architects: A View from 1800," the second annual Architectural Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Homewood House and History of Art. AMR1, Multipurpose Room. HW

Tues., April 23, 6:30 p.m. "The Serapeum of Saqqara," an African Studies Program illustrated lecture by Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol, UK; Board Room, 8th floor, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C. SAIS

Wed., April 24, noon. "Keeping Our Universities Medieval," a lecture by David Nirenberg. Sponsored by the Senior Alumni Program. $18. 410-516-0363. Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Thurs., April 25, 7:45 a.m. The Wiliam M. Shelley Memorial Lecture--"Prognostic and Predictive Factors in Surgical Pathology" by Mark Wick, University of Virginia Health System; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Thurs., April 25, 4 p.m. The 2002 Acheson Duncan Lecture by Steven Shreve, Carnegie Mellon University; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., April 26, 2 p.m. "Possible U.S. Responses to Terrorism," by R. James Woolsey, Shea & Gardner. Seventh in the lecture series "The New Critical Challenge: The War on Terrorism." Kossiakoff Center. APL Program is simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Tues., April 23, noon. Midday Concert by Viacheslav Dinerchtein, viola. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Hurd Hall. EB

Wed., April 24, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Winds performs music by Praetorius/Lauver, Kurka and Beethoven. $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., April 26, 8 p.m. Evergreen Carriage House Concert Series--Chiara String Quartet will perform. $15 (includes a reception after the performance to meet the artists. For reservations, 410-516-0341 or go to Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St.

The Chiara String Quartet--Greg Beaver, cello; Rebecca Fischer and Julie Yoon, violin; and Jonah Sirota, viola--will perform April 26.

Fri., April 26, 8 p.m. Spring Concert by the Allnighters; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., April 26, 8 p.m. "Spain in the Age of Discovery," music from the time of Columbus performed by the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble; Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Sat., April 27, 8 p.m. Spring Concert by the JHU Choral Society performing with a local children's chorus. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. HW



Tues., April 23, 5:45 to 8 p.m. "Controlling Automotive Air Pollution," an Advanced Academic Programs lecture by Margo Oge, EPA. Part of an event for prospective students to learn about programs in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, to meet faculty and current students and discuss interests and options at Johns Hopkins. Washington Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Mon., April 29, noon. Open House for the Information Security Institute's new facility; 4th floor, Wyman Park Bldg. HW



Mon., April 22, 12:15 p.m. "Epithelial Differentiation in Exocrine Pancreas: A Niche for Notch?" a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Steven Leach; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 22, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Neural Basis of Perceptual Learning" with Charles Gilbert, Rockefeller University, New York. Sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/ Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., April 23, 9 a.m. "Alternative Futures: Personal Identity Policies to Balance Security and Privacy," a seminar in two sessions: 1) "Alternative Concepts for Balancing Personal Identification Privacy and Security" and 2) "Alternative Futures: Toward a National Consensus for Privacy and Security." Co-sponsored by the JHU Information Security Institute and the Applied Physics Laboratory. Parsons Auditorium, Building 1. APL

Tues., April 23, noon. "Nano-Tracking and the Actin-based Motility of Listeria monocytogenes," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Scot Kuo; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., April 23, noon. "Record Keeping," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with James Owiny; 403 Ross. EB

Wed., April 24, noon. "God in the Laboratory: Divine Activity in 17th-Century Chymical Practice," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology lunchtime seminar with Lawrence Principe; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., April 24, 4 p.m. "New Roles for Signal Transduction in Regulating Sickle RBC Adhesion," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Leslie Parise, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., April 24, 4 p.m. "Prodigies, Portents and Providence: Religious Belief in the 18th-Century Chesapeake," an American History seminar with Kate Murphy; 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., April 25, noon. "Molecular Models for Nuclear Envelope Assembly and Function," a Cell Biology seminar with Kathy Wilson; Suite 2-200, 1830 Building. EB

Thurs., April 25, 12:45 p.m. "Fast and Slow Phases of Light Adaptation in Retinal Rods," a Neuroscience research seminar with Clint Makino, Harvard Medical School; 811 WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 25, 3:30 p.m. "The Toll Pathway of Host Defense," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University School of Medicine; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., April 25, 4 p.m. "Pakistani Identities: Nation and the Discourse of Partition" by Zainab Akbar, and "Life on the Margins: Orphanhood in the Age of HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso" by Avi Hakim, an Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History seminar; 404 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., April 25, 4 p.m. "From Death to Birth: Studies on Bt Toxin and on Embryonic Polarity in C. elegans," a Biology seminar with Raffi Aroian, University of California, San Diego; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., April 25, 4 p.m. "New Developments in the Study of Giant Planets and Brown Dwarfs," a Physics and Astronomy seminar with Adam Burrows, University of Arizona; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., April 25, 4 p.m. "The Robustness of Complex Biochemical Control Systems," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Lan Ma; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., April 25, 4 p.m. "Using Genetic and Proteomic Approaches in E. histolytica to Identify Proteins Recruited to the Host:Parasite Interface," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Molly Hughes, University of Virginia; 303 WBSB. EB

Fri., April 26, 11 a.m. "Surfactant Enhanced Aquifer Remediation--Design and Evaluation of a Pilot-Scale Test," with Linda Abriola, University of Michigan; 234 Ames. HW

Fri., April 26, 6:30 p.m. "The New Face of Cosmetic Surgery," a JHU Cosmetic Center seminar with Craig Vander Kolk. To register, call 410-955-2136. Conference Room, Pavilion II, Green Spring Station.

Mon., April 29, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Mechanisms of Disparity Encoding in Primate VI" with Bruce Cumming, National Eye Institute, NIH; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 29, 4 p.m. "Probing Mineral Weathering at Molecular Dimensions: In situ Synchrotron X-ray Reflectivity Studies of Orthoclase Dissolution," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Paul Fenter, Argonne National Laboratory; 305 Olin. HW



DSAGA Awareness Days 2002, Celebrate a Decade of Diversity. HW

Mon., April 22, 8 p.m. Del. Maggie McIntosh, majority leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, will speak about her experiences as a lesbian in Baltimore politics; 160 Mattin Center.

Wed., April 24, 8 p.m. Performance by pioneering Asian-American musician Magdalen Hsu-Li; Clipper Room, Shriver Hall.

Thurs., April 25, 8 p.m. Candlelight vigil to show unity against crimes fueled by discrimination; Quad, MSE Library.

Wed., April 24, noon. Wednesday Noon Series--"Baltimore as a Tourist City," a lecture by Carroll Armstrong, president/CEO of Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association. Sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., April 24, 6 p.m. "An Evening with Robert Parker," a wine tasting event to benefit the renovation of the historic George Peabody Library. Twelve wines will be featured, with a different hors d'oeuvre to go with each wine; a silent auction will feature unique items and vacation getaways. Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place. Peabody

Thurs., April 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Center for Nondestructive Evaluation 2002 Annual Spring Meeting, a showcase for technical presentations on NDE. Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., April 25, 12:30 p.m. Free pizza lunch sponsored by the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality; Greenhouse. HW

Thurs., April 25, 5:30 to 8 p.m. JHU Biotechnology Book Fair, an opportunity for students and faculty to purchase books directly from publishers at reduced cost; Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.

Fri., April 26, noon to 6 p.m., and Sat. and Sun., April 27 and 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hopkins Spring Fair. See story in this week's Gazette. For more details, go to Garland Field. HW



Tues., April 23, 3:30 p.m. Men's Baseball, vs. College of New Jersey; Homewood Baseball Field. HW

Sat., April 27, 1 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Towson. $7 general, $10 reserved ticket. Homewood Field. HW

Sat., April 27, 5 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. George Mason; Homewood Field. HW

Mon., April 29, 3:30 p.m. Men's Baseball, vs. Neumann; Homewood Baseball Field. HW



Fri., April 26, and Sat., April 27, 8 p.m., and Sun., April 28, 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