The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 5, 2003
May 5-12

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Fri., May 9, 2 p.m. "The Electro-Meteorology of Dust Devils," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with William Farrell, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center; Parsons Auditorium. APL Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Tues., May 6, 1 p.m. "Hypoglycemic Activity of Ginseng" a Complementary and Alternative Medicine research conference with Chun Su Yuan, University of Chicago; Suite 322, 1830 Bldg. EB

Sat., May 10, 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Second Annual International Health Conference, focusing on addressing international health needs, with featured speakers Victor Sidel, Lanny Smith and Carl Taylor. $10. To register or for more information, go to Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB



Sat., May 10, 7:45 to 9 p.m. Beginner samba dance class with Murray Welsh. Sponsored by the JHU Ballroom Dance Club. Great Hall, Levering. HW



Tues., May 6, noon. "Recent Progress on the Development of New Drugs for Tuberculosis," a Johns Hopkins Center for TB Research lecture by Richard O'Brien, CDC, Atlanta; W2030 BSPH. EB

Tues., May 6, 3 p.m. "Advice for Young Scientists," a Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Association lecture by Jeremy Nathans; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Tues., May 6, 3 p.m. The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture--"Silicon Kernel Machines" by Gert Cauwenberghs. Sponsored by Electrical and Computer Engineering. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., May 7, noon. "The Touchdown Suite: A New Model for the Delivery of Library Service," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Will Bryant. Part of the series "An Introduction and Update on the Digital Library." Weinberg Building Auditorium. EB

Wed., May 7, 4 p.m. The Passano Lecture--"Homology-Triggered Gene Silencing Mechanisms" by Andrew Fire. Sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Thurs., May 8, 7:45 a.m. The William M. Shelley Memorial Lecture--"Treacherous Clefts: A Perspective on Glandular Lesions of the Uterine Cervix" by Robert H. Young, Harvard Medical School. Sponsored by SOM. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Thurs., May 8, 11 a.m. "Reversible Aggregation of Albumin," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering lecture by Ralph Colby, Penn State University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., May 8, 6 p.m. "The Finer Texture: Patterns of Building and Development, 1820-1880," second in a series of lectures on the topic "Baltimore and Philadelphia: Architecture and Urbanism, 1820-1880," by architectural historians Jeffrey Cohen, Bryn Mawr College, and Charles Duff Jr., Jubilee Baltimore Inc. $10, $8 for Homewood members and JHU affiliates, free to museum members at the $50 level. Sponsored by Homewood House Museum, History of Art and the Carroll Family Foundation. To make reservations or for more information, 410-516-8639. AMR1. HW

Building styles of 19th-century Philadelphia and Baltimore are the subject of a May 8 Homewood House Museum lecture on architecture and urbanism. Above, details for store facades on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, designed in 1877 by architect T. R. Williamson. The event is second in a series.



Mon., May 5, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs Richard Wagner's Die Walkure, Act 3, with Metropolitan Opera star James Morris and sopranos Christine Brewer and Christine Kavanagh Miller. $30 for grand tier boxes, $25 for orchestra and $20 for grand tier and terrace. Tickets are $15 for senior citizens, $10 for students with ID (all seats except boxes), with a 20 percent discount for Peabody subscribers. 410-783-8000. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street.

Wed., May 7, 5:45 p.m. "Peabody at Homewood: Music at the Museum" presents a trio of Peabody alumni (Ah Matejicka, soprano; Joseph Gascho, harpsichord; and Daniel Rippe, viola da gamba), performing various works including Handel's cantata La Lucrezia. $10 general admission, $8 Homewood House members. Seating is limited; reserve in advance by calling 410-516-8639. Homewood House. HW

Sun., May 11, 3 p.m. "Mother's Day Special," a Hopkins Symphony Orchestra concert featuring Janacek's Sokol Fanfare and Mah-ler's Songs of a Wayfarer. $7, $5 for senior citizens and students; JHU students free with ID. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW



Mon., May 12, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Open house for degree programs in the Whiting School's Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science. 1-800-JHU-ENGR. Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive.

Mon., May 12, 4:30 p.m. Open House for the JHU Advanced Academic Programs. 1-800-847-3330. Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive.



Mon., May 5, 12:15 p.m. Between Scylla and Charybdis--The Emerging Tale of Navigation of Bcl-2 Proteins in Cell Death" a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Blake Hill; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., May 5, 3:45 p.m. "Electrostatic Interactions in Protein Folding and Misfolding," a Biophysics seminar with J. Martin Scholtz, Texas A&M University; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., May 5, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience --"Coincidence Detection on Both Sides of the Synapse During Neocortical Long-term Plasticity" with Sacha Nelson, Brandeis University. Sponsored by Zanvyl Krieger Mind/ Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 5, 4 p.m. "Spatial Regulation of Secretion," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Peter Novick, Yale University School of Medicine; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., May 5, 4:30 p.m. "Why Do I Want to Be a Prohomotopy Theorist?" an Algebraic Topology seminar with Wojciech Chacholski; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., May 6, 11 a.m. "Learning Theory: Overview and Applications in Computer Vision and Computer Graphics," Tomaso Poggio, MIT. Co-sponsored by the Center for Language and Speech Processing and the Center for Imaging Science. 210 Hodson. HW

Tues., May 6, noon. "Helix-Helix Interactions in Membrane Proteins," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Karen Fleming; 612 Physiology. EB

Wed., May 7, noon. "Health In-equities" an International Health seminar with George Alleyne, Pan American Health Organization; W3030 BSPH. EB

Wed., May 7, 12:30 p.m. "Latino Normative Cultural Values," a seminar in cultural competency with Evelyn Rosario, Hispanic Apostolate; intended for all health professionals and students. 215 Pinkard Building. EB

Wed., May 7, 1:30 p.m. "Thermodynamic Signatures of Intimacy in Protein-DNA Interfaces," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Linda Jen-Jacobson, University of Pittsburgh; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., May 8, noon. "BAF at the Nuclear Envelope, BAF on Chromatin and BAF in HIV Pre-Integration Complexes," a Cell Biology seminar with Kathy Wilson; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 8, 12:15 p.m. "Checkpoint Response and Repair of Broken Chromosomes," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Jim Haber, Brandeis University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Thurs., May 8, 12:45 p.m. "Making a Spinal Cord: From Genes to Circuits," a Neuroscience research seminar with Martyn Goulding, The Salk Institute; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 8, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Color for Recognition and Action" with Karl Gegenfurtner, University of Giessen. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Thurs., May 8, 4 p.m. "Multi-Channel Signal Processing for Telecollaboration in the Next-Generation Multimedia Communications," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Yiteng Arden Huang, Bell Labs; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., May 9, 1 p.m. "The Role of Conditioning in Pharmacotherapies: The Placebo Effect?" a Complementary and Alternative Medicine seminar with Robert Ader, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Weinberg Building Auditorium. EB

Mon., May 12, 12:15 p.m. "How Kinesin Keeps Its Grip: The Mechanism of a Processive Motor Enzyme," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Jeff Gelles, Brandeis University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., May 12, 4 p.m. "Mechanisms for Preserving Genomic Stability During Lymphocyte Differentiation," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with David Roth, New York University School of Medicine; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., May 12, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Molecular Mechanisms for Experience-Dependent Plasticity in the Barrel Cortex" with Kevin Fox, Cardiff University, U.K.; 338 Krieger. HW



Mon., May 5, 3 p.m. The Whiting School of Engineering Convocation Awards and Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture, annual awards ceremony honoring Engineering undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. Murray Sachs will present the Rogers Lecture, "The Evolution of Hearing Research at Johns Hopkins: From the Cortex to Hearing Aids and Back." 110 Hodson. HW



Tues., May 6, 3:30 p.m. Men's Baseball, vs. York; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., May 9, and Sat., May 10, 8 p.m., and Sun., May 11, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents "The Lusty Month of May," a one-woman performance by actress Rosemary Knower. $10 suggested donation. To reserve tickets, 410-516-7179. Merrick Barn. HW