The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 7, 2003
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Tues., April 8, 4:15 p.m. "Natural Products Chemistry at Wyeth Research: Recent Progress in Generating Novel Leads for Drug Discovery," a Chemistry colloquium with Edmund Graziani, Wyeth Research; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., April 10, 3:30 p.m. "Computational and Evolutionary Aspects of Language," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Martin Nowak, Institute for Advanced Study; 134A Krieger. HW

Fri., April 11, 2 p.m. "Harvesting Biology for Defense Technology," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Alan Rudolph, DARPA; Parsons Auditorium. APL Program is simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Fri., April 11, and Sat., April 12, 9 a.m. "Von Kant bis Hegel," second annual conference on German philosophy from Kant to Hegel. Sponsored by the Philosophy, German and Humanities departments. 348 Gilman. HW For list of speakers and more information, go to

Conference on Scientific Evidence, sponsored by the Center for History and Philosophy of Science. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Fri., April 11, 7:30 to 10 p.m. "Philosophical Theories of Evidence," a symposium with John Norton, Pittsburgh; Frederick Kronz, University of Texas, Austin; and Peter Achinstein.

Sat., April 12, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "The Tracking View of Scientific Evidence" by Sherri Roush, Rice University; "Wishful Retroduction and Inference to a Better Explanation" by Steven Gimbel, Gettysburg College; and "Induction as Severe Testing" by Deborah Mayo, VPI.

Sat., April 12, 2 to 5:30 p.m. "Evidence for Transmutation in 17th-Century Alchemy" by Lawrence Principe; "Evidence in Renaissance Astrology" by Steven vanden Broecke; and "Will Genomics Do More for Metaphysics Than Locke?" by Alex Rosenberg, Duke University.

Sat., April 12, 6:30 p.m. Reception at the Renaissance Horse Farm.

Sun., April 13, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "Is Domestic Breeding Evidence For or Against Darwinian Evolution?" by Richard Richards, University of Alabama; "X and Y: Evidence for the Genetic Basis of Sex" by Sharon Kingsland; "Issues in Evidence in Contemporary Particle Physics" by Adam Falk; "Agency and Objectivity in the Search for the Top Quark" by Kent Staley, St. Louis University.



Tues., April 8, 4 p.m. Brown bag talk by Hussein Agrama. Sponsored by Anthropology. 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., April 10, 4:30 p.m. PreLaw Jr.-Sr. Law School Applicant Information session with Mary Catherine Savage; 111 Mergenthaler. HW



Mon., April 7, 7 p.m. Your Money or Your Life, documentary about sleeping sickness and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa; 140 Alumni Auditorium. EB



Tues., April 8, 6 p.m. "Chemical Prospecting for New Drugs from the Sea," a Chemical Ecology lecture by David Newman, NCI, Natural Products Division. Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences and Policy. Room 416, A&S Washington Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave.

Wed., April 9, noon. "Evidence-based Healthcare: Evaluating the Literature" a Welch Medical Library lecture by Claire Twose, National Library of Medicine. Part of the series "An Introduction and Update on the Digital Library" Weinberg Bldg. Auditorium. EB

Wed., April 9, 5 p.m. "Prehealth," a Preprofessional Programs lecture by Milford Foxwell Jr.; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. The Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lecture--"Structural Stability Research and Stability Design Criteria" by Theodore Galambos, professor emeritus, University of Minnesota. Sponsored by Civil Engineering. Engineering Society of Baltimore, 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place.

Thurs., April 10, 3:30 p.m. The Sydney and Mitzi Blumenthal Lecture and Award for Contributions to Management in Technology--"Discerning Trends When the Business Environment Is Cloudy" by Rajendra Singh; 110 Maryland Hall. HW

Thurs., April 10, 4 p.m. The Twelfth Harold and Marilyn Menkes Memorial Lecture--"The Impact of Genomics on Society" by J. Craig Venter, Center for the Advancement of Genomics and the Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives. Sponsored by Environmental Health Sciences. Becton Dickinson Lecture Hall, BSPH. EB

Mon., April 14, 4 p.m. The 2003 Geological Society of America Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture--"Geochemical Heterogeneity of Groundwater in Uncontaminated and Contaminated Aquifers" by Jean Bahr, University of Wisconsin. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW



Tues., April 8, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio (Violaine Melancon, Natasha Brofsky and Seth Knopp) will perform Robert Macht's Sonata Ghazal for Piano Trio and Hand Drum (2001); Beethoven's Trio in C, Op. 1, No. 3, and Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81. For information, 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., April 9, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Wind Ensemble performs Samuel Barber's Commando March; Andreas Makris' Intrigues; Cindy McTee's Soundings; Fisher Tull's Sketches on a Tudor Psalm; and Dana Wilson's Piece of Mind. For information, 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Thurs., April 10, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Percussion Ensemble performs. For information, 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m. World Premiere of "Songs of the Fisherman," a song cycle for soprano, percussion and two pianos; music by Timothy Nelson and text by Andrew Albin; Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., April 11, 8 p.m. "Season of Indian Music and Dance at Hopkins," a sitar and cello duet performance by Shubhendra Rao and Sasika Rao-de Haas, accompanied by Akram Khan on the tabla. Sponsored by AID. Turner Auditorium. EB

Sat., April 12, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs Daniel Krauthammer's Trio for 12 Instrumentalists; Christian Vander's Mekanik Destruktiv Kommandoh; and the winning work in the Camerata Student Composer Contest. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Mon., April 14, 7:30 p.m. Peabody voice faculty recital, featuring soprano Deidra Palmour and baritone Steven Rainbolt with pianist Robert Muckenfuss. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



Tues., April 8, 1 p.m. Brown bag open poetry reading sponsored by the MSEL Diversity Book Discussion Group. Bring lunch and share some poetry. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW



Mon., April 7, 12:15 p.m. "Mighty HermAphrodite: Rapid Evolution of Nematode Sex and Sex Determination," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Eric Haag, University of Maryland, College Park; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 7, 4 p.m. "High Performance Integrated Communication Systems," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Hossein Hashemi, Caltech High-Speed Integrated Circuits Lab; 110 Clark. HW

Mon., April 7, 4 p.m. "Opening the Gate to the Chamber of Death and Destruction?" a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Christopher Hill, University of Utah School of Medicine; W2030 BSPH. EB

Tues., April 8, noon. "Proteomic Approaches to Age-Related Macular Degeneration," a Wilmer Eye Institute seminar with John Crabb, Cole Eye Institute/Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Visual Neurosciences Training Program. 107 Wilmer. EB

Tues., April 8, 2 p.m. "Toward Secure Mobile Devices," an Information Security Institute seminar with Michael Reiter, Carnegie Mellon University; 3 Shaffer. HW

Tues., April 8, 3 p.m. "Mixed Lineage Kinase 3 Regulation and Control of JNK Signaling," a Cell Biology seminar with Kathleen Gallo, Michigan State University; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Tues., April 8, 4 p.m. "Is the Government Paying Its Way in Health Care?" a Social Policy seminar with Stuart Guterman, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Co-sponsored by Institute for Policy Studies, the departments of Economics and Health Policy Management, and the Urban Health Institute. Clipper Room, Shriver. HW

Wed., April 9, 4 p.m. "Application of Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy and AFM Scratching for Studies of Corrosion," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Gerald Frankel, Ohio State University; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., April 9, 4 p.m. "The 'Ins and Outs' of Macrophage HIV-Infection: How HIV Interacts With and Exploits the Endosomal/ Exosomal Pathway in Macro-phages," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense by Deborah Greene Nguyen; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 10, 12:15 p.m. "Environmental Communication for Community-Based Management of Marine Resources: The SeKarang! Campaign in Indonesia, 2000-2002," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Doug Storey; Suite 310, 111 Market Place.

Thurs., April 10, 12:45 p.m. "The Prolyl Isomerase Pin1, a Key New Enzyme in Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease," a Neuroscience research seminar with Kun Ping Lu, Harvard Medical School; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 10, 3 p.m. "Falling Paper, Flapping Flight and Making a Virtual Insect," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Z. Jane Wang, Cornell University; 110 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 10, 4 p.m. "Random Dot Product Graphs and Social Networks," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Edward Scheinerman; 304 Whitehead. HW Thurs., April 10, 4 p.m. "Global Analysis of Genomes and Proteomes: A Tale of Two Chips," a Biology seminar with Mike Snyder, Yale University; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., April 14, noon. "Time, Trust and Trouble: Do Young Adolescents Engage in More Delinquent Behaviors When Mothers Spend More Time at Work?" a Sociology seminar with Jennifer Romich, University of Washington; 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., April 14, noon. "The Role of Combinatorial Interactions and Autoinhibition in Regulating Gene Expression," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Colin Garvie, UMBC; W1030 BSPH. EB

Mon., April 14, 12:15 p.m. "cAMP Waves and Cell Communication in Dictyostelium," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Edward Cox, Princeton University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 14, 4:30 p.m. "On Nilpotent Ideals in the Cohomology Ring of a Group," an Algebraic Topology seminar with Jon Pakian-athan; 308 Krieger. HW



DSAGA presents "Proud to Be," its annual Awareness Days program. HW

Mon., April 7, 8 p.m. Humorist David Rakoff will read from his recent work Fraud; book-signing to follow; Great Hall, Levering.

Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. The Rev. Irene Monroe will offer insights into the lives of queer people of faith; AMR1 Multipurpose Room.

Thurs., April 10, 8 p.m. Film presentation of Kissing Jessica Stein; 3 Shaffer.

Mon., April 14, 8 p.m. Author Leslea Newman will discuss controversies surrounding her books, censorship and family values in the 21st century; Great Hall, Levering.

Humorist, essayist and author David Rakoff will read from his latest work, 'Fraud,' a collection of witty essays, as part of DSAGA's 11th annual Awareness Days program.

Wed., April 9, noon. The Wednesday Noon Series presents "Concert Fandango," a performance by the Aurora Guitar Quartet. Sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. The 2003 Foreign Affairs Symposium--"International Re-sponse: The Great Lakes Region of Africa" by Jean David Levitte, French ambassador to the United States; Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Thurs., April 10, 4 p.m. The 26th Annual Young Investigator's Day (see story, this issue), established to recognize student investigators in the School of Medicine and provide a forum for presentation of their work. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Sat., April 12, 10 a.m. to noon. Annual Easter Egg Hunt, featuring guests from Kennedy Krieger Institute, games and the Easter Bunny. Plastic eggs with candy will be used this year; alternatives will be provided for those with special dietary restrictions. Sponsored by the International Society. 410-955-3370. Decker Garden. HW



Mon., April 7, 4 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Penn State; Athletic Center. HW

Tues., April 8, 3:30 p.m. Men's Baseball, vs. Washington College; Homewood Field. HW



Thurs., April 10, Fri., April 11, and Sat., April 12, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 13, 2 p.m. The Barnstormers presents The Secret Garden; Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Fri., April 11, Sat., April 12, 8 p.m.; and Sun., April 13, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile. Tickets are $12 on Friday evening, $15 on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon; student rush tickets are $5 at curtain time for all performances. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW