Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 20, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 20, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 8

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'Our Town' on Our Stage

John Astin as Stage Manager, Loren Dunn as George Gibbs and Kateri Chambers as Emily Webb in Theatre Hopkins' production of Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town.'

When John Astin was an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins, he hitchhiked to Wooster, Ohio, to see a friend perform in Our Town, which was starring its playwright, Thornton Wilder. Astin was captivated. Today, 50 years later, the well-known actor is a visiting professor at Hopkins and he's connecting again with Our Town, this time performing himself as Stage Manager.

After two performances last weekend at the BMA — where Astin had appeared as a student in his first full-length production, MacBeth — the play officially opens Theatre Hopkins' 82nd season at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, in the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus.

The production is a collaboration between Theatre Hopkins and the Hopkins Studio Players, a student acting company created by Astin. Two of his students, Kateri Chambers and Loren Dunn, will portray the young lovers, Emily Webb and George Gibbs. Also appearing in the cast are Chris Graybill and Laura Gifford as Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs, and Michael O'Connell and Katherine Lyons as Editor and Mrs. Webb.

Our Town will run three weekends through Sunday, Nov. 9. Curtain time for Friday and Saturday performances is 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees begin at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. Student rush tickets for $5 are available at curtain time for all performances. For reservations, subscriptions or further information, call 410-516-7159 or e-mail



Wed., Oct. 22, 3 p.m. "From Variolation to Revaccination: Reassessing Changing Smallpox Control Strategies in British India, 1800-1947," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Sanjoy Bhattacharya, University College, London; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Oct. 23, 3:30 p.m. "The Semantics of Russian Genitive of Negation: The Nature and Role of Perspectival Structure," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts and VINITI; and Vladimir Borschev, Russian Academy of Sciences; 134A Krieger. HW

Fri., Oct. 24, 4 p.m. "Structural Realism, Then and Now," a Philosophy colloquium with Arthur Fine, University of Washington. Co-sponsored by the Center for History and Philosophy of Science. 348 Gilman. HW



Thurs., Oct. 23, 2:30 p.m. Preprofessional Advising — "Duke University Medical School" with dean of admissions Brenda Armstrong; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Fri., Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. "The Role of the Nurse Practitioner: Challenges and Opportunities," panel discussion with the founder of the nurse practitioner's profession, Loretta Ford. Sponsored by SON. 140 Pinkard Bldg. EB



Sat., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Screening of Shree 420 (Mr. 420), directed by Raj Kapoor. Sponsored by the GRO. 101 Remsen. HW


Grand Rounds

Wed., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. "HIV Prevention Research in Rakai, Uganda: Science, Ethics and Chaos Theory," grand rounds with Ronald Gray. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, Bloomberg School of Public Health. W1020 BSPH. EB



Mon., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. The 2003 Ernst Cloos Memorial Lecture — "The Dynamics of Coupling Between Deformation and Fluid Flow in the Earth's Crust — Implications for Ore Genesis and Seismic Processes" by Stephen Cox, Australian National University. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 27, 8 a.m. "Emerging Trends in Data Applications Security: Secure Semantic Web, Secure Knowledge Management and Discovery Informatics" a SPSBE guest lecture by Bhavani Thuraisinghman, National Science Foundation. First in a series on discovery informatics. 9601 Medical Center Drive, Montgomery County Campus.



Thurs., Oct. 23, noon. The Peabody Chamber Singers and the Peabody Concert Singers perform music by Debussy, Barber and Copland; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sat., Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m. Master Class with Richard Goode (piano); Goodwin Recital Hall. Peabody

Sat., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Allen, Williams, Shostakovich and Barber. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. Preparatory Young People's String Program Halloween concert; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Mon., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Opera Potpourri; Friedberg Hall. Peabody


Open House

Mon., Oct. 20, 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Open House for Environmental Sciences and Policy, with Dave Pawson, National Museum of Natural History. Sponsored by the Krieger School Advanced Academic Programs; 1717 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D.C. Center.

Thurs., Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. WORKlife Programs information session recognizing National Work and Family Month, with table materials and representative available; basement hallway, JHU@Eastern.

Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. to midnight. Maryland Space Grant Observatory is open Friday evenings, beginning at dark, for public viewing, weather permitting. For updates, call 410-516-6525. Bloom-berg Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to noon. Open House for the graduate programs in education in the School of Professional Studies. 1-800-GO-TO-JHU. 9601 Medical Center Drive, Montgomery County Campus.

Mon., Oct. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. Information session for the School of Medicine, with Paul White, James Weiss and Michael Cudahy; Great Hall, Levering. HW



Thurs., Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m. Reading by Tristan Davies of his book Cake, and reception. Sponsored by The Writing Seminars. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Poetry reading by Richard Sober and Sandie Castle to mark CD releases, with special guest performance by Lightning Farmers. $3 donation at the door. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Sun., Oct. 26, 6 p.m. Taize, nondenominational Christian contemplative service. Sponsored by JHU Campus Ministries. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3509 N. Charles St.



Mon., Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Amygdalar-Cortical Interactions in Attention in Rats," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Peter Holland; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Research on After School Programs," a Mental Health/Center for Prevention of Youth Violence seminar with Tom Dishion, University of Oregon; B14B (basement) Hampton House. EB

Mon., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Coincidence Detection and Temporal Processing in Auditory Brain Stem" with John Rinzel, New York University. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 21, noon. "Analysis of Differential Protein Expression, the Phosphoproteome and the Histone Code by Mass Spectrometry," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Donald Hunt, University of Virginia; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 21, 3 p.m. "Transport Properties of Chemotactic Bacteria in Saturated Porous Media," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Roseanne Ford, University of Virginia; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m. "Speech and Language Processing: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?" a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Ken Church, AT&T Research Labs; 301 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Oct. 22, noon. "Development and Evolution of Feathers," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Cheng-Ming Chuong, University of Southern California; 612 Physiology. EB

Wed., Oct. 22, 12:15 p.m. "Uptight, Laid Back and Jumpy Monkeys (Revisited)," a Mental Health seminar with Stephen Suomi, NIH Animal Center; B14B (basement) Hampton House. EB

Wed., Oct. 22, 1 p.m. "Internally Varying Analog Circuits: A Means for Minimizing Power Dissipation," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Yannis Tsividis, Columbia University; 114 Barton. HW

Wed., Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m. "Preparing Recombinant Multicomponent Protein Complexes for Biochemical and Structural Studies: Applications to Eukaryotic Gene Regulatory Complexes," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Song Tan, Pennsylvania State University; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Oct. 22, 3:30 p.m. "Materials Research Using Microfabricated Devices," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Harold Kahn, Case Western; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. "Human Papillomaviruses and Carcinogenic Progression," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Karl Munger, Harvard Medical School; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m. "A Cuspidality Criterion for the Functional Product on GL(2)XGL(3), with a Cohomological Application," a Number Theory seminar with Song Wang, Yale University; 302 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Oct. 23, 11 a.m. "Experimental Observations of Moving and Oscillating Contact Lines During Evaporation and Condensation," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Joel Plawsky, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 23, noon. "PTEN Tumor Suppressor Gene: Signal Transduction and Animal Models," a Cell Biology seminar with Hong Wu, UCLA; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 23, noon. "Evolution of Fluid Pathways During Deformation of the Murrumbidgee Group, Lachlan Fold Belt, New South Wales" an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Stephen Cox, Australian National University; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m. "Transposon Transgenesis and Insertional Mutagenesis in Xenopus," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Paul Mead, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Thurs., Oct. 23, 1 p.m. "Immunoglobin Proteins Dedicated to Ensure Post-Embryonic Maintenance of Nervous System Wiring in C. elegans," a Neuroscience research seminar with Olliver Hobert, Columbia University; West Lecture Hall (ground floor) WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 23, 3 p.m. "Specific Single-Biomolecule Detection Using Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy and Quantum-Dot Probes," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Jeff Wang; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 23, 3:30 p.m. "Regorganizating the Somatic Genome by RNA-guided DNA Deletion in Tetrahymena," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Meng-Chao Yao, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 23, 4 p.m. "The Rise and Fall of the New Middle East: Globalization, Peace and the Double Movement," an Institute for Global Studies general seminar with Guy Ben-Porat, Ben-Gurion University. Part of the seminar series "Globalization: The Local Encounters the Global." 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., Oct. 23, 4 p.m. "Receptor Autoinhibition and Cancer: Structures of Members of EGF Receptor Family," a Biology seminar with Dan Leahy; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Oct. 23, 4 p.m. "Feasible Lagrange-Newton Interior-Point Algorithms for Indefinite Quadratic Programming and Non-Convex Nonlinear Programming," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Andre Tits, University of Maryland; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Oct. 24, noon. "What Is Wrong With My Mouse?" an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with Craig Morrell; 403 Ross. EB

Sat., Oct. 25, 8:45 a.m. "Selling Magazine Articles," an M.A. in Writing Program Saturday seminar with Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson. Space limited; advance registration required. $45 fee includes breakfast and lunch. 410-516-6057. A&S Washington Center.

Mon., Oct. 27, noon. "Gene Therapy for Ocular Neovascularization," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Peter Campochiaro; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Mapping the Evolution of Two Modern Aminoacyl-Trna Synthetases," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Tamara Hendrickson; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. "Androgen Receptor and Androgen Receptor Coregulator in Prostate Cancer," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Chawnshang Chang, University of Rochester Medical School; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. "Novel Heme Chemistry in an Ancient Hemoglobin," a Biophysics seminar with Juliette Lecomte, Pennsylvania State University; 107 Jenkins. HW

Mon., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. "Global Small Amplitude Solutions to Systems of Nonlinear Wave Equations with Multiple Speeds," an Analysis seminar with Kazuyoshi Yokoyama, Hokkaido Institute of Technology; 308 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Wed., Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Breastival," an event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, featuring Johns Hopkins specialists, hands-on activities, food, games and raffle prizes. Sponsored by alpha Kappa Delta Phi and the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. 410-243-8945 or www.hopkinsmedicine .org/breastcenter. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Wed., Oct. 22, noon. Wednesday Noon Series presents "The Best Things Come in Threes," a performance by the Francis Poulenc Trio; Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., Oct. 22, 8 p.m. The 2003 MSE Symposium presents "What's Sex Got to Do With It? The Gender Gap in America," a lecture by Patricia Ireland, feminist activist, author and the president of the National Organization of Women. (See article, this issue) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. The G. Huntington Williams Memorial Lecture — "Power and Politics" by Robert Caro, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for biographies of Lyndon Johnson and of Robert Moses. Sponsored by Special Events. (See article, this issue.) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sat., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. "Fuljhari," a Diwali get-together, featuring Puja, Antakshari, performances and Indian food. Sponsored by the Indian Graduate Students Association. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Tues., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Washington College; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 25, 8 a.m. Water Polo — Division III Eastern Championships; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Ursinus; Homewood Field. HW

Sun., Oct. 26, 8 a.m. Water Polo — Division III Eastern Championships; Athletic Center. HW



Mon., Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m. The Foreign Affairs Symposium — "Bush at Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq" by author and antiwar leader Tariq Ali. Co-sponsored by the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. 26 Mudd. HW

Tues., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Genetic Resources Core Facility symposium and vendor show, including several seminars, presentations and exhibits from various vendors and a variety of speakers; Turner Concourse (ground floor of Ross Bldg.) EB

Wed., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. "Electoral Alchemy: How the White House Turns Public Policy into Winning Politics," a Government-Communication symposium with Stephen Hess, The Brookings Institution. Sponsored by the Krieger School Advanced Academic Programs. 1717 Massachusetts Ave., room LL7, Washington, D.C. Center.



Fri., Oct. 24, and Sat., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.; and Sun., Oct. 26, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Our Town, Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. $15 for all performances; $5 student rush tickets, available at curtain time. (See story, above.) 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW



Thurs., Oct. 23, noon. "Keeping Your Children Drug-Free," a workshop presented by FASAP with Lisa Cooper-Lucas and an addictions counselor from a local agency; 360 Phipps. EB

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