Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 3, 2003
   About The Gazette Search Back Issues Contact Us    
The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 3, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 10

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Open House | Readings | Seminars | Special Events | Theater |


Evergreen Welcomes Daedalus Quartet

Raman Ramarkirshnan, Min-Young Kim, Kyu-Young Kim and Jessica Thompson

The Daedalus Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, as part of the 2003-2004 Evergreen Concert Series in the Carriage House at Evergreen. It is the second of this season's four Friday evening concerts honoring former Evergreen resident Alice Warder Garrett's tradition of bringing talented musicians to Baltimore and inviting audiences to interact with them. Since the inception of the concert series in 1954, the Evergreen House Foundation has brought more than 189 emerging ensembles to Evergreen in celebration of Garrett's contribution to the arts.

Daedalus is one of America's outstanding young string quartets, having won the grand prize and sweeping all the special prizes at the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition. During the 2002-2003 season, the quartet performed in Japan and coast to coast in Canada, including major series in Montreal, Toronto, Ottowa, Calgary, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

Its members hold degrees from Juilliard, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Cleveland Institute and Harvard. The group is made up of Kyu-Young Kim and Min-Young Kim, brother and sister violinists who alternate on first violin; cellist Raman Ramakirshnan; and violist Jessica Thompson. The performance at Evergreen will include works by Beethoven and Hindemith. Tickets are $15 per person and include a reception with the artists after the performance. For information or reservations, call 410-516-0341.



Tues., Nov. 4, 4:15 p.m. "Nicotine Meets Its Match," a Chemistry colloquium with Jotham Coe, Pfizer Corp.; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 5, 3 p.m. "Unsettling Stories of Shock Therapy: Electro Convulsive Therapy in America," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Jonathan Sadowsky, Case Western Reserve University; 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB



Preprofessional Programs sponsors informational sessions for Prehealth and Prelaw applicants. HW

  • Mon., Nov. 3, 2 to 3 p.m. Information meeting for 2004 applicants to Georgetown Law Center, with Dean Andy Cornblatt. Sherwood Room, Levering.

  • Mon., Nov. 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Prehealth information meeting for junior and senior classes; attendance required for Prehealth applicants in 2004-2005 cycle. Hodson Hall Auditorium.

  • Tues., Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mock interview session for medical school applicants. Sign up required in Preprofessional Advising Office, 3rd floor, Garland Hall.

  • Tues., Nov. 4, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Information meeting for applicants to University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, with Sylvia Robertson. Sherwood Room, Levering.

  • Tues., Nov. 4, 6 p.m. "Up to Date and Possible Future Treatments of Macular Degeneration," a discussion with Edward Quinlan, as part of the Macular Degeneration Support Group meeting; 125A Pavilion 2, Johns Hopkins Greenspring.



    Sat., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. GRO presents Shree 420 (Mr. 420), directed by Raj Kapoor, second of four films featuring the works of Indian directors. For more information, go to 101 Remsen. HW


    Grand Rounds

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Where Do We Stand Two Years After 9/11 and Anthrax?" Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds with Jerome Hauer, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, and Capt. Gregory Martin, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Sponsored by General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. W1020 BSPH. EB



    Thurs., Nov. 6, 3 p.m. The Annual Bell Lecture--"Intersonic Fault Ruptures and the Story of the Square Root of Two Times the S-Wave Speed" by A.J. Rosakis, California Institute of Technology. Sponsored by Mechanical Engineering. 210 Hodson. HW

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. The Fifth Annual Alan J. Goldman Lecture--"Differential Variational Inequalities" by Jong-Shi Pang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 304 Whitehead. HW

    Mon., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. The Leslie Hellerman Lecture--"The Biochemical Intersection Between Bacterial Pathogens and Signal Transduction Systems" by Jack E. Dixon, University of California, San Diego. Sponsored by Biological Chemistry. WBSB Auditorium (ground floor). EB



    Wed., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by student composer Daniel Thomas Davis, Stravinsky and Giannini. $18 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. The Peabody Chamber Singers performs music by Brahms, Barber and Copland; Griswold Hall. Peabody

    Fri., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. The Evergreen Concert Series presents the Daedalus Quartet performing works by Beethoven and Hindemith. A reception with the artists follows the performance. (See article, this page.) Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles Street.

    Sun., Nov. 9, 3 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents a chamber music concert featuring Bach's Cantata No. 202 (Wedding Cantata). Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. HW


    Open House

    Wed., Nov. 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. "Role of Bioscience and Engineering in Homeland Security," an open house and colloquium inaugurating the M.S. in Bioinformatics Program, with Brig. Gen. Walter Busbee, U.S. Army (ret.), and Thomas Cebula. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. Central Building, Montgomery County Campus.

    Fri., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. to midnight. Maryland Space Grant Observatory is open beginning at dark, for public viewing, weather permitting. For updates, call 410-516-6525. Bloomberg Center. HW



    Fri., Nov. 7, 7 p.m. Faculty nonfiction reading for the M.A. in Writing Program, with Dale Keiger and other faculty members. Reception takes place at 6 p.m. 109 Maryland. HW



    Mon., Nov. 3, 12:15 p.m. "Using Humor to Motivate Husband Involvement in Maternal Health in Nepal--A TV Drama," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Anne Palmer and Caroline Jacoby; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

    Mon., Nov. 3, 12:15 p.m. "The Discovery of Biological Gas Channels: A Scientific Journey from E. coli to the Human Brain," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embrology seminar with Sydney Kustu, University of California, Berkeley; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

    Mon., Nov. 3, 4 p.m. "Inositol Phosphate Signaling Messengers That Regulate Nuclear Function," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with John York, Duke University Medical Center; W2030 BSPH. EB

    Mon., Nov. 3, 4 p.m. "Molecule Mechanisms Controlling Entrance Into S-Phase in Budding Yeast: A Systems Biology Approach," a Biology special seminar with Lilia Alberghina, University of Milan; 100 Mudd. HW

    Mon., Nov. 3, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Shape As Memory Storage," with Michael Leyton, Rutgers University; 338 Krieger. HW

    Mon., Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. "Literary Production in the Ancient Near East and the Books of the Hebrew Bible," a Near Eastern Studies seminar with Karel van der Toorn, University of Amsterdam; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

    Tues., Nov. 4, noon. "A Novel Paradigm for Metal Ion Directed Allosteric Regulation of Protein Function," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Eileen Jaffe, Fox Chase Cancer Center; 612 Physiology. EB

    Tues., Nov. 4, 12:15 p.m. "Introducing Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) on a Large Scale: Hope and Caution," an HIV/AIDS Technical Team/Center for Communication Programs seminar with Youssef Tawfik, HCP; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

    Tues., Nov. 4, 12:15 p.m. "Dynamic Nucleocytoplasmic Glycosylation Is a Metabolic Sensor Modulating Transcription, Signaling and Stress Responses," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Gerald Hart; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

    Tues., Nov. 4, 4 p.m. "Retroviral Sequences in the Human Genome: Computer-based Characterization and Studies on RNA Expression," a Biology seminar with Jonas Bloomberg, Uppsala University; 100 Mudd. HW

    Wed., Nov. 5, 8:15 a.m. "Lessons from Two Decades of Diet-Blood Pressure Trials," a JHU Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Lawrence Appel; W2030 BSPH. EB

    Wed., Nov. 5, 12:15 p.m. "Impact at JHSPH: Perinatal Outcomes and Practices at Community and Provider Levels," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Cindy Stanton; W2030 BSPH. EB

    Wed., Nov. 5, 1:30 p.m. "Structural Studies of RNA Recognition: A Tale of Dwarves and Height Restriction," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Traci Mariye Tanaka Hall, NIEHS/NIH; 517 PCTB. EB

    Wed., Nov. 5, 3:30 p.m. "Nanoscopic Building Blocks for Hybrid Architectures and Biosensing," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Wolfgang Knoll, Max Planck Institute; 110 Maryland. HW

    Wed., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. "On the Robustness of Latent Class Models for Estimating Diagnostic Error Without a Gold Standard," a Biostatistics seminar with Paul Albert, National Cancer Institute; W2030 BSPH. EB

    Wed., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. "3-D Deformable Templates for Visual Speech Recognition," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Dimitri Bitouk; 314 Clark. HW

    Wed., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. "Growth of the Endocrine Pancreas," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Doris Stoffers, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; West Lecture Hall, WBSB (ground floor). EB

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 11 a.m. "Dynamics of Neutrophil Adhesion: Predictions Made by Simulation and Confirmed by Experiment," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Daniel Hammer, University of Pennsylvania; 110 Maryland. HW

    Thurs., Nov. 6, noon. "Centrosomes and the Cell Cycle," a Cell Biology seminar with Greenfield "Kip" Sluder; University of Massachusetts Medical Center; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

    Thurs., Nov. 6, noon. "Biases and Complex Patterns in the Residues Flanking Protein N-Glycosylation Sites," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Nathan Sharon, Weizmann Institute of Science, Revovot, Israel; 612 Physiology. EB

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 12:15 p.m. "Synergy's HIV/AIDS Web Site for Technical and Programming Resources," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Jill Leonard, Synergy; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 1 p.m. "Dynamics of CNS Synapse and Spine Formation in Hippocampal Slices," a Neuroscience seminar with Michael Dailey, University of Iowa; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 2 p.m. "Physician-Elderly Patient-Companion Communication in Japanese Geriatric Encounters: Roles and Influence of the Companion," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense with Hirono Ishikawa; 461 Hampton House. EB

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 3 p.m. "Intersonic Fault Ruptures and the Story of the Square Root of Two Times the S-Wave Speed," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with A.J. Rosakis, California Institute of Technology; 210 Hodson. HW

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Micropower Adaptive VLSI Systems for Acoustic Source Localization and Separation," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Molutin Stanacevic; 117 Barton. HW

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Anthropology and the Twilight of Vanguardism," an Anthropology seminar with David Graeber, Yale University. Co-sponsored by the Coming Community. 400 Macaulay. HW

    Mon., Nov. 10, 10 a.m. "Sumo Substrates and Their Roles in the Nucleus," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Maria Vassileva; W2030 BSPH. EB

    Mon., Nov. 10, 12:15 p.m. "The Role of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor in the Mammalian Ovary," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embrology seminar with Jodi Flaws, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

    Mon., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. "Single-Molecule Studies of RNA Folding and Viral Infection," a Biology seminar with Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University; 100 Mudd. HW

    Mon., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. "Deep Lithospheric Evolution Beneath the North China Craton--A Perspective from Xenoliths and Lavas," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Roberta Rudnick, University of Maryland; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW


    Special Events

    Wed., Nov. 5, noon. Wednesday Noon Series presents "Toe Tappin'," a performance by Maryland bluegrass quartet Cuttin' Grass. Sponsored by Special Events. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

    Thurs., Nov. 6, noon, through Sat., Nov. 15. CultureFest 2003, highlighting students' culturally based talents; featuring more than 15 solo and group performances by students, including belly-dancing, fan-dancing and erhu playing. (See story, this issue.) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for Homewood Art Workshops' first faculty exhibition, which continues through Dec. 8. Jones Building, Mattin Center. HW

    Thurs., Nov. 6, 8 p.m. The G. Harry Pouder Memorial Lecture by author E.L. Doctorow. (See story, this issue.) Shriver Hall. HW

    Fri., Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Living With Diabetes," a daylong event featuring free health screenings and exams, and talks by experts in the field. Diabetes Center, 2nd floor, JHOC. EB

    Mon., Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual Benefits Fair for faculty, staff and Bargaining Unit employees. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



    Fri., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. The Buttered Niblets comedy improv group presents a show incorporating new members. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

    Fri., Nov. 7, and Sat., Nov. 8, 8 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 9, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Our Town. Final performances. $15 for all performances; $5 student rush tickets, available at curtain time. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

    Fri., Nov. 7, Sat., Nov. 8 and Sun., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. The Barnstormers present Closer, an adult dark comedy. Contains explicit language and subject matter. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

    Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Open House | Readings | Seminars | Special Events | Theater |

    GO TO

    The Gazette | The Johns Hopkins University | Suite 100 | 3003 N. Charles St. | Baltimore, MD 21218 | 410-516-8514 |