The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 17, 2003
Mar 17-24

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Tues., March 18, 4:15 p.m. "Breaking the Curse of the Non-Dynamical Correlation Problem: The Spin-Flip Method Applied to Diradicals and Triradicals," a Chemistry colloquium with Anna Krylov, University of Southern California; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., March 19, 4 p.m. "Functional Anatomy of Memory Encoding in Younger and Older Adults," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Randy Buckner, Washington University; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., March 20, noon. "Recent Challenges in Infectious Disease: Biological Agents as Weapons and Emerging Endemic Threats," with Aileen Marty; intended for the Hopkins community and professionals in the field. 102 Academic and Research Bldg., Montgomery County Campus.

Thurs., March 20, 3:30 p.m. "Form Is Easy, Meaning Is Hard: Resolving a Paradox in Early Child Language," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Letitia Naigles, University of Connecticut; 134A Krieger. HW



Fri., March 21, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2003 PLAS Conference--New Directions in Latin American Studies, featuring talks by Francisco Dallmeier, Smithsonian Institution; Mario Valdes, University of Toronto; Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Princeton University; and Lisa DeLeonardis; and a reception with Latin American music by the duet Reinas del Sol. 162 Mattin Center. HW



Fri., March 21, and Sat., March 22, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Weekend Wonderflix presents Adaptation, directed by Spike Jonze, starring Nicholas Cage and Meryl Streep. A lovelorn screenwriter turns to his less talented twin brother for help when his efforts to adapt a nonfiction book go nowhere. $3. 410-516-8666. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., March 17, 3:30 p.m. "The Public Policy Response to Corporate Scandal: Is Sarbanes-Oxley Enough?" by Sen. Paul Sarbanes, D-Md. Sponsored by the SAIS Center for International Business and Public Policy. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg., 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. SAIS

Tues., March 18, 3 p.m. "Radiation Genetics," an Institute of the History of Medicine lecture by W. Jack Schull, University of Texas; Suite 200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Tues., March 18, 3 p.m. The 2003 Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture--"Cool Sound and the Beauty of Heat Transfer: The Quan-titative Visualization of Complex, High-Speed Heat Transfer Phenomena" by Cila Herman. Reception follows in the Clipper Room. Shriver Hall. HW

Tues., March 18, 7:30 p.m. The 2003 Voyage and Discovery Lecture Series--"Health and Human Rights: The Struggle for Equity" by Robert Lawrence, founding member of Physicians for Human Rights and creator of the JHU Center for a Livable Future. 210 Hodson. HW

Tues., March 18, 8 p.m. "Nonviolence in a Time of War" by Colman McCarthy, Center for Teaching Peace, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs, the HSA Programming Committee, the Office of Community Relations and Volunteer Services. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., March 19, noon. "Reference Manager," a Welch Medical Li-brary lecture by David Wright. Part of the series "An Introduction and Update on the Digital Library." Weinberg Bldg. Auditorium. EB

Wed., March 19, 5 p.m. "The Ethics of Archaeology in Egypt in the 21st Century" by Betsy Bryan. Sponsored by the Friends of Johns Hopkins Libraries. Wine and cheese reception precedes lecture. Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Thurs., March 20, 3 p.m. The Christie Lecture--"Nano/Micro Technologies for Biomedical Industry" by Chih-Ming Ho, UCLA. Sponsored by Mechanical Engineering. 110 Hodson. HW

Fri., March 21, 6:30 p.m. "Ramesses I in Life and Death," an illustrated lecture by Gayle Gibson, Royal Ontario Museum. Sponsored by the African Studies Program at SAIS and the American Research Center in Egypt, Washington, D.C. chapter. Rome Auditorium, Rome Bldg., 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. SAIS

Mon., March 24, 5 p.m. "Narratives of Faith: Early Christian Reliquaries," a History of Art lecture by Cynthia Hahn, Florida State University; 255 Mergenthaler. HW



Mon., March 17, 12:15 p.m. "Thyroid Hormone Receptor Mutations in Thyroid Cancer," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Sheue-yann Cheng, NIH/NCI; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., March 17, 12:15 p.m. "Patent Medicine Vendors and Health Delivery in Africa," a JHU Center for Communication Programs seminar with Bill Brieger; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Mon., March 17, 4 p.m. "Weighted Strichartz Estimates and Application to the Existence of Self-similar Solutions to Semilinear Wave Equations," with Jun Kato, Hokkaido University; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 17, 4 p.m. "A Hydrogeochemist's Perspective on Organic Contaminant Transport in Ground Water," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Richelle Allen-King, Washington State. Co-sponsored by DOGEE. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 17, 4 p.m. "Genomic Insights into the Origin, Function and Secretion of Membrane Lipids," a Biology special seminar with Chris Raetz, Duke University Medical School; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., March 17, 5 p.m. "Localizations of Groups: Problems and Recent Results," an Algebraic Topology seminar with Bernard Badzioch, University of Minnesota; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., March 18, noon. "Role of Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase in Lipid Metabolism," a Biological Chemistry seminar with James Ntambi, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., March 18, 12:15 p.m. "Double-Strand Break Repair and Genomic Integrity in Mammalian Cells," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Maria Jasin, Sloan-Kettering Institute; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Tues., March 18, 3 p.m. "Solubilization and Interfacial Reactions in New Self-Assembled Nano-sized Mesophases," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Nissim Garti, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., March 18, 3:30 p.m. "Alphas, Liposomes, Spheroids and 3D-ID," an ICMIC seminar with George Sgouros; 214 Traylor. EB

Tues., March 18, 4 p.m. "Probabilistic Methods in the Reinsurance Industry," a Civil Engineering seminar with Federico Waisman, Swissco; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., March 18, 4:30 p.m. "Natural Language Human-Computer Interaction in Relational Domains," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Ciprian Chelba; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., March 19, 1:30 p.m. "Toward Building a Structural Framework for DNA Replication Initiation," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with James Berger, University of California, Berkeley; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., March 19, 4 p.m. "Pathological and Molecular Aspects of Fatal Endotheliotropic Herpesviruses of Elephants," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Laura Richman, MedImmune Inc.; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., March 19, 4 p.m. "Patterning Polymers from the Nanoscopic to Microscopic Size Scales," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Thomas Russell, University of Massachusetts; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., March 20, noon. "Chemical Approaches to Sorting Out Protein Phosphorylation and Acetylation," a Cell Biology seminar with Philip Cole; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., March 20, 12:15 p.m. "Endoderm Development in Zebrafish from Casanova Toliver and Pancreas Formation," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Didier Stanier, University of California, San Francisco; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Thurs., March 20, 12:15 p.m. "Is There Room for Creativity in Development Communication?" a JHU Center for Communication Programs seminar with Doe Mayer, School of Cinema-Television, USC; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., March 20, 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

Thurs., March 20, 4 p.m. "Percolation Threshold Bounds, Counter-examples and Conjectures," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with John Wierman; 304 Whitehead. HW

Sun., March 23, 5 p.m. "Science Careers in Government Regulatory Agencies," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Donna-Bea Tillman, FDA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 709 Traylor. EB

Mon., March 24, 12:15 p.m. "Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Jennifer Elisseeff; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., March 24, 4 p.m. "Additive Functionals on Random Search Trees," a Mathematical Sciences student seminar with Nevin Kapur; 2 Shaffer. HW

Mon., March 24, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Contributions of Visual Area MT to 3-D Vision in the Alert Primate" by Gregory DeAngelis, Washington University School of Medicine. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 24, 4 p.m. "The Dynamics of Magmatic Differentiation Revealed: From a Superheated Fluid to a Granular Slurry," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Bruce Marsh; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW



Wed., March 19, noon. The Wednesday Noon Series presents "The Lords of Misrule: Poems, 1992-2001," a reading by American poet X.J. Kennedy. Copies of the book of poems will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by Special Events and the JHU Press. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

The 2003 Symposium on Foreign Affairs. 410-516-8214. HW

Wed., March 19, 8 p.m. "Rising Tides of Democracy: Iran" a lecture by Bruce Laingen, a former hostage and ambassador to Iran. Glass Pavilion, Levering.

Thurs., March 20, 8 p.m. The Circle, Jafar Panahi's film about six women in Iran; 3 Shaffer.

Thurs., March 20, 6:30 p.m. Opening program and reception for Vivat! A Panorama of St. Petersburg from the Johns Hopkins Collections, an exhibit presented as part of Baltimore's citywide arts festival Vivat! St. Petersburg celebration; with Robert Sirota and Dan Todes. To RSVP or for more information, call 410-396-5430. Enoch Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral St.



Tues., March 18, 3 p.m. Men's Baseball, vs. Widener; Homewood Field. HW

Wed., March 19, 3 p.m. Men's Baseball, vs. Elizabethtown; Homewood Field. HW

Thurs., March 20, 3 p.m. Men's Tennis, vs. Goucher; Athletic Center. HW

Fri., March 21, 2 p.m. Men's Baseball, vs. Johnson and Wales; Baseball Field. HW

Fri., March 21, 7 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Davidson; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., March 22, noon. Men's and Women's Tennis," vs. Ursinus; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., March 22, 2 p.m. Men's Baseball, vs. College of New Jersey; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., March 22, 8 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Virginia; Athletic Center. HW

Sun., March 23, 1 p.m. Men's Baseball, vs. Ithaca; Homewood Field. HW

Mon., March 24, 3:30 p.m. Men's Tennis, vs. Washington College; Athletic Center. HW



Thurs., March 20, 7 p.m. The Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theatre Company presents Benedict Dorsey's drama The Sacrifice. Co-sponsored by the Office of Community Relations and Volunteer Services and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., March 21, Sat., March 22 and Sun., March 23, 8 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Jeffrey Sweet's Bluff, starring John Astin and Hopkins students. $10 general admission, free to JHU faculty, staff and students. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., March 21, Sat., March 22 and Sun., March 23, 8 p.m. Witness Theater presents five short plays written by Hopkins students: The Book of Morton by Adam Ruben, Fallback by Marina Koestler, Kiss Me by Jane Miller, Militant Lesbians on Ice by Paige Zeller; and Rooftop by Liz Blackford. Arellano Theater, Levering Hall. HW