Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 15, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 15, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 3

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'When Religions Become Evil'

Charles Kimball

Campus Ministries' Fall Comparative Religions Lecture will be given by renowned religious professor and Baptist minister Charles Kimball at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith and Community Service Center, Homewood campus. Chair of the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University, Kimball will discuss "When Religions Become Evil," also the title of his 2002 book, which was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the top 15 books on religion for 2002. Kimball is considered an expert analyst on issues related to the Middle East, Islam, Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations and the intersection of religion and politics in the United States. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he has been interviewed by approximately 200 TV and radio stations and major newspapers throughout the world. His articles have appeared in publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor and The Boston Globe. His other books are Striving Together: A Way Forward in Christian-Muslim Relations; Religion, Politics and Oil: The Volatile Mix in the Middle East; and Angle of Vision: Christians and the Middle East.
—Amy Cowles



Wed., Sept. 17, 3 p.m. "When the Womb Went Bad: Motherhood in 16th-Century England," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Mary Fissell; 3rd floor, Welch Library. EB

Wed., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. "The Amygdala and Awareness: Cognition/Emotion Interactions," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Elizabeth Phelps, New York University; 234 Ames. HW



Fri., Sept. 19, 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. "International Nursing," a Nursing conference offering perspectives from nurses who provide leadership, education and direct care to international communities. Speakers include Linda Tarr-Whelan, former ambassador to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. Program concludes with the Doris Armstrong Luncheon Forum, "American Red Cross Nurses Across the Water--Yesterday and Today," featuring Nancy McKelvey, chief nurse, American Red Cross National Headquarters. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumni Association, the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the JHU School of Nursing. $85, $75 for Johns Hopkins University SON alumni, $25 for students and $25 for the Doris Armstrong Forum and luncheon only. For information, 410-955-4285 or Alumni Auditorium, SON. EB



Wed., Sept. 17, noon. Black Faculty and Staff Association general assembly meeting; Great Hall, Levering. HW

Wed., Sept. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Delta Sigma Pi business networking opportunity and benefit for PALS Inc., with Baltimore police commissioner Kevin Clark. $10. 410-516-7987. Berman Auditorium, Downtown Center.

Thurs., Sept. 18, 4 to 6 p.m. "Organizing for Justice: Working for a Livable Future," a talk by community activist Gary Grant of Concerned Citizens of Tillery, N.C. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W1030 BSPH. EB



The Walter M. Elsasser Memorial Lecture, by Gerald Schubert, UCLA. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. HW

Mon., Sept. 15, 4 p.m. "Oceans and Dynamos in the Jovian Galilean Satellites"; Olin Hall Auditorium

Tues., Sept. 16, 4 p.m. "Solar System Dynamos: Why Not a Unified Approach?" 304 Olin.

Tues., Sept. 16, 12:05 p.m. "Choline and Brain Development: What Is the Role of Nutrition in Neurological Function?" a Center for Human Nutrition lecture by Steven Zeisel, University of North Carolina School of Public Health. Sponsored by Environmental Health Sciences. 1020 BSPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 17, 7 p.m. "When Religions Become Evil," a Campus Ministries lecture by Charles Kimball. (See article above.) Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. HW

Fri., Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. "Late Period Egypt: Theme and Variations," an illustrated lecture by Richard Jasnow. Sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt, Washington, D.C. Chapter. Rome Building Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. SAIS

Sat., Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m. The 2003 Alfred Blalock Lecture -- "The Evolution of Cardiac Surgery: What Would Dr. Blalock Do?" by Timothy Gardner, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Hurd Hall, JHH. EB



Fri., Sept. 19, 8 p.m. Guitar duo Sergio and Odair Assad. Sponsored by the Peabody Conservatory and the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society. $30, $25 for senior citizens, BCGS members and students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Sept. 21, 3 p.m. Stephen Kates Memorial, friends and colleagues of the late Peabody faculty member perform; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series opens its 2003-2004 season with the Emerson String Quartet and clarinetist David Shifrin. (See article, this issue.) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Open House

Tues., Sept. 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Open House for the Creative Writing Program; 3 Shaffer. HW



Sun., Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Taize nondenominational Christian and contemplative service. Sponsored by Campus Ministries. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. HW



Mon., Sept. 15, noon. "HIV Neuropathy--Mechanisms of Pathogenesis and Neuroprotective Strategies," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Sanjay Keswani; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m. "Jamming to the Beat: Relation of Electrosensory Processing and Social Behavior in Weakly Electric Fish," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Eric Fortune; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m. "Tikambe: Let's Talk About It: A Video Produced by ZIHP-COMM About HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Carol Underwood and Jane Brown. Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Neuronal Mechanisms in Inferotemporal Cortex Underlying Visual Object Recognition in Primates" with James J. DiCarlo, McGovern Institute for Brain Research. Sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 16, 12:15 p.m. "Regulation of Cell Fate by Phosphorylation: A Story of Two Transcription Factors," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Tina Tootle, Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, Mass.; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Tues., Sept. 16, 12:15 p.m. "Tsha-Tsha: A Hot New TV Drama for HIV/AIDS Prevention in South Africa," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Larry Kincaid; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Tues., Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m. "Genomic Regulation of Angiogenesis in Mouse Lung," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Sorachai Srisuma; W7023 BSPH. EB

Tues., Sept. 16, 3 p.m. "Brownfields," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Ira Whitman, Whitman Companies Inc.; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. "Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Zi-Kui Liu, Penn State; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. "Accounting for Lead Time in Cohort Studies: Evaluating When to Initiate HIV Therapies," a Biostatistics seminar with Stephen Cole; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 18, noon. "Setting the Course: Postdoctorates in Transition," with Rita Colwell, director, National Science Foundation. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 18, 1 p.m. "Control of CNS Synaptogenesis by Astrocytes," a Neuroscience research seminar with Ben Barres, Stanford University; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. "Discriminative Training for Speaker Adaptation and Minimum Risk Estimation in Large Vocabulary Conversational Speech Recognition," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Vlasios Doumpiotis; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. "Making and Breaking Ribosomes: Lessons in RNA Annealing, Cleavage and Recognition," a Biology seminar with Carl Correll, University of Chicago; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Sept. 19, 11 a.m. "Digital, Combinatorial and Continuous Topology in the Service of Magnetic Resonance Imaging," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Lowell Abrams, George Washington University; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Sept. 19, 12:15 p.m. "The HIV/ AIDS Technical Team Presents: Introducing Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) on a Large Scale: Hope and Caution," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Youssef Tawfik; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Fri., Sept. 19, 12:15 p.m. "The Noncoding HSR-Omega Gene of Drosophila Has Roles in Viability, Fertility and polyQ-Induced Neurodegeneration," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Subhash Lakhotia, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Sept. 22, 12:15 p.m. "Transmembrane Helix-Helix Interactions: Building Blocks for Membrane Proteins," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Karen Fleming; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "Nonlinear Schröedinger Equation with Stark Potential," an Analysis seminar with Yoshihisa Nakamura, Kumamoto University; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience -- "Attentional Shift Abolishes Response Selectivity of Single Neurons in the Human Hippocampus but Not in the Amygdala" with Peter Steinmetz, University of Minnesota. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Fri., Sept. 19, 8 p.m. The 2003 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium Film Series presents JFK. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Sat., Sept. 20, noon to 6 p.m. Black Faculty and Staff Association "end-of-summer" family BBQ, with games, contests, prizes, hot dogs, hamburgers and a raffle. $10 (annual membership dues). Join the BFSA before Sept. 17 and attend free; no charge for family members, guests. 410-516-4142. Centennial Park, Columbia, Md.



Wed., Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m. Men's Water Polo, vs. Navy; Athletic Center. HW

Wed., Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. St. Mary's; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 20, 1 p.m. JHU Football, vs. Randolph-Macon; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Haverford; Homewood Field. HW



Sat., Sept. 20, and Sun., Sept. 21, noon. The Barnstormers host auditions for the group's fall semester production of Closer. No preparation necessary. 101 Mattin Center. HW

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