Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 1, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 1, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 13

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Readings | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Symposia | Theater | Workshops



Tues., Dec. 2, 4:15 p.m. "The Dynamics of Gas-Surface Energy Exchange in Collisions of Rare Gases with Self-Assembled Monolayers," a Chemistry colloquium with John Morris, Virginia Tech; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Dec. 3, 3 p.m. "Murder, Melancholy and the Insanity Defense in 18th-Century Hamburg," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Mary Lindemannn, Carnegie Mellon University; 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, 3:30 p.m. "Place Assimilation and the Temporal Integration of Speech," a Cognitive Science colloquium with David Gow, Salem State College and Massachusetts General Hospital; 134A Krieger. HW

Thurs., Dec. 4, 4 p.m. "The Renaissance Transformation of Republicanism," a Seminar in Political and Moral Thought with James Hankins, Harvard University. Sponsored by History. 348 Gilman. HW



Wed., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Dialogue on the Mideast, with Ephraim Sneh, member of the Israeli Knesset, who will address students and answer questions. A "Caravan for Democracy" program, coordinated by the Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel, Hopkins Hillel, Hillel of Greater Baltimore, Jewish Students Association, JHU's Dept. of Political Science, the Hopkins Symposium on Foreign Affairs and the AEPi fraternity. Hodson Auditorium. HW



Mon., Dec. 1, 7 to 9 p.m. World AIDS Day showings of HIV Positive Voices: An Inside Look at the AIDS Epidemic in Baltimore, premiere of an intimate 28-minute documentary (produced by the BSPH Center for Communication Programs and Stuart Productions), portraying the impact of HIV on the lives of four people. Sponsored by the Baltimore City Health Department, Maryland AIDS Administration and the Mary Wohlford Foundation. 110 Hodson. HW



Mon., Dec. 1, 1 to 3 p.m. "The Mock Face of Battle: Roman Face Mask Helmets as Art," a History of Art lecture by Elizabeth Bartman; 329 Gilman. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 8 a.m. "Genome Sequencing and Its Application to Microbial Forensics and Biodefense," by Steven Salzberg, The Institute for Genomic Research. Part of the Visionary Lecture Series in Discovery Informatics, sponsored by SPSBE's Graduate Division of Business and Management. 106 Academic and Research Bldg., Montgomery County Campus and via videoconference in room 421, 4th floor, Wyman Bldg.

Mon., Dec. 8, 1 to 3 p.m. "The Bringer of Victory: Imagery and Institutions at the Advent of Empire," a History of Art lecture by Michael Koortbojian, University of Toronto; 329 Gilman. HW



Thurs., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. "The Sounds of the Season," a concert by the Peabody Concert Singers and the Peabody Brass Ensemble; concert follows the lighting of the Washington Monument. Admission is free, but tickets are required; for ticket information, call 410-659-8100, ext 2. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., Dec. 5, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Peabody Renaissance Ensemble performs Elizabethan music in honor of Queen Elizabeth I. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sat., Dec. 6, 3 p.m. "Sorcerer's Solstice," a performance by the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra of music by Liszt, Rachmaninoff, de Falla and Revueltas, featuring guest pianist Inna Faliks. $10, $8 for senior citizens, students and JHU faculty, staff and alumni; free for JHU students with ID; Shriver Hall. HW

Sun., Dec. 7, 3 p.m. The Peabody Children's Chorus performs. Admission is free, but tickets are required; for information, call 410-659-8100, ext 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m. "An Evening in the Home of J.S. Bach," with the Aulos Ensemble. Part of the Shriver Hall Concert Series. $33, $17 for students; student rush tickets at the door, $8. 410-516-7164. Shriver Hall. HW



Thurs., Dec. 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. "Local Visitations," a reading by Stephen Dunn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. "Ecstatic in the Poison," a reading by Andrew Hudgins, Ohio University. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 111 Mergenthaler. HW



Sun., Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Taize, nondenominational Christian contemplative service. Sponsored by Campus Ministries. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3509 N. Charles St. HW



Mon., Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Cell-Specific Gene Expression in the Central Nervous System: A View from the Hypothalamus," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Harold Gainer, NIH/NIDDS; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Dec. 1, 4 p.m. "The Mating Habits of Crayfish and Other Mysteries of Ice-Age Abrupt Climate Changes," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Dec. 1, 4 p.m. "Scattering Theory for the Zakharov Equations in Three Space Dimensions," an Analysis seminar with Akihiro Shimomura, Gakushuin University; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Dec. 1, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Neural Mechanisms for Detecting Different Types of Visual Motion," with Barrie Frost, Queen's University; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Dec. 1, 4 p.m. "Insights Into Folliculogenesis and Fertility Through Mouse Genetics," a Reproductive Biology seminar with Jurrien Dean, NIDDK and NIH; W2030 BSPH. EB

Tues., Dec. 2, noon. "Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Regulation of Neurotransmitter Receptor Function and Learning and Memory," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Richard Huganir; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Dec. 2, 3 p.m. "GMPLS Testbed Based on Optical Ethernet," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Y.J. "Ray" Chen, UMBC; 114 Barton. HW

Tues., Dec. 2, 3 p.m. "Source-Receptor Matrices and Cost-Benefit Analysis with Meteorological Variability for Ambient Ozone and Fine Particulates Control," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Jeremy Shih, Resources for the Future; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Dec. 3, 8:15 a.m. "Treatment Effects Monitoring Committee (TEMC)," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Barbara Martin; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 3, 12:15 p.m. "Small Area Projections of Elderly Population," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Dan Mercer; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 3, 1:30 p.m. "Assembly of the 30S Ribosomal Subunit," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with James Williamson, Scripps Research Institute; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. "Recognition and Repair of Oxidative DNA Damage," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Arthur Grollman, SUNY, Stony Brook; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. "The Impact of Early Detection on Population Trends in Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality," a Biostatistics seminar with Eric J. "Rocky" Feuer, National Cancer Institute; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, 9 a.m. "Social, Political and Economic Contexts of Drug Abuse in Lebanon," a Hubert H. Humphrey Program seminar with Lilian Ghandour; 208 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, noon. "Writing a Successful Animal Use Protocol," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with James Owiny; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, noon. "Wingless Signaling at the Endosome," a Cell Biology seminar with Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, noon. "Adenovirus: An Emerging Pathogen," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Gregory Gray, University of Iowa, Iowa City; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, 12:15 p.m. "The Health Care Personnel Crisis," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Barbara Heller, Center for Health Workforce Development; Hampton House Lecture Hall (basement). EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, 1 p.m. "Signaling Between Synapse and Nucleus During Synaptic Plasticity," a Neuroscience research seminar with Kelsey Martin, UCLA; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, 2 p.m. "Laser-Like Matter Waves," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Charles Clark, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md.; 314 Clark. HW

Thurs., Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m. "A Portrait of a Lesion Bypass DNA Polymerase," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Wei Yang, NIDDK/NIH; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, 3 p.m. "Clustering of Particles in Turbulence: Implications for Early Cloud Development," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Lance Collins, Cornell University; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Dec. 4, 4 p.m. "Controversies Surrounding the Efficient Markets Hypothesis," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with James Case; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Dec. 4, 4 p.m. "Parametrized Equivariant Stable Homotopy Theory," an Algebraic Topology seminar with Johann Sigurdsson, University of Chicago; 302 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Dec. 4, 4 p.m. "A Conformational Switch Controls Catalysis by the Hepatitis Delta Virus Ribozyme," a Biology seminar with Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley and HHMI; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Dec. 5, 11 a.m. "Equation-Free Computation for Complex Systems," a CEAFM seminar with Yanis Kevrekidis, Princeton University; 234 Ames. HW

Sat., Dec. 6, 10 a.m. "Numerical Investigations of Failure in EB-PVD Thermal Barrier Coating Systems," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Michael Glynn; 106 Latrobe. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Insights Into Nuclear Receptor Signaling from Hairless Mutant Mice," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Catherine Thompson; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW


Special Events

Homewood House will celebrate its 19th-century roots with an evening of early American holiday decor and harpsichord music.

Mon., Dec. 8, 5 to 7 p.m. "Homewood by Candlelight," refreshments and period music in Homewood House, enhanced by a candlelit ambience; featuring holiday decorations, early American music by David Hildebrand, cookies, eggnog and cider in the Wine Cellar. $6, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for students; free to Homewood House members and JHU affiliates. HW



Wed., Dec. 3, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. "Copyright and Piracy: The Law and What the Press Reports Miss," a Government-Communication symposium with Eric Schwartz, copyright attorney with Smith and Metalitz LLP; Room LL7, Bernstein Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., Washington D.C.



Thurs., Dec. 4, Fri., Dec., 5, and Fri., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theatre Company's production of We're Going to Have a Good Time IX: Faces of Racism, a one-act drama, with special live music performed by the Good Time A Cappella Chorus. $5, $3 for students. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW



"Live Near Your Work," how to buy a home through this WORKlife program, with Sandy Jenkins.

Tues., Dec. 2, noon. 160 Mattin Center. HW

Thurs., Dec. 4, noon. 360 Phipps. EB

Fri., Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. JHU Data Users Workshop, with experts from the National Center for Health Statistics. Register at W3017 BSPH. EB

Fri., Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wreath-making workshop, an opportunity to decorate a preformed balsam wreath; all materials provided. $18; $16 for Homewood House members and JHU affiliates. Must be paid for in advance; deadline to order is Dec. 3. 410-516-8639. Wine Cellar, Homewood House Museum. HW

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