Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 22, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 22, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 4

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MSE Symposium: A View From the Right

Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter — conservative political pundit, scribe of a syndicated newspaper column, frequent visitor to TV talk shows and best-selling author — arrives on the Homewood campus Thursday night to address the question "The Sum of Capitalism and Democracy: What Constitutes an American?"

Coulter's visit is part of the 2003 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, The Great American Experiment: A Juxtaposition of Capitalism and Democracy, a student-run series examining how the two pillars of American society — capitalism and democracy — interact, and how their interactions affect Americans.

Coulter is one of the most visible faces of the American right, with a no-holds-barred, often eccentric style of debate that has earned her a strong conservative following. She writes her column for Universal Press Syndicate and has authored three best-sellers: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton, Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right and, most recently, Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism.

Her talk takes place at 8 p.m. on Sept. 25 in Shriver Hall Auditorium. The 45-minute lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer period and a reception/book signing in the Clipper Room.

For more information on this event or the symposium, call 410-516-7683, go to or e-mail


Blood Drive

Tues., Sept. 23, and Wed., Sept. 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 410-516-0138 or go to Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Wed., Sept. 24, 3 p.m. "The Life After ... Klaus Fuchs (1911-88) in East Germany," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Dieter Hoffman, Max Planck Gesellschaft; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. "Pasteur's Experiment, Polarization Splay, Triclinic Fluids, Twisty Tubes and Other Fun with Molecular Bananas," a Physics and Astronomy seminar with Noel Clark, University of Colorado; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW


Discussion / Talks

Thurs., Sept. 25, noon. Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports From My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin, a book discussion with June Goodman. Sponsored by the MSEL Diversity Book and Video Discussion Group. Clipper Room, Shriver. HW

Thurs., Sept. 25, 5 p.m. "Breaking Into Law," a Preprofessional Advising panel discussion with JHU alumni. Co-sponsored by the Career Center. 162 Mattin Center. HW


Open Houses

Fri., Sept. 26, noon to 2 p.m. Open House and picnic for the Center for Africana Studies, Institute for Global Studies and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality; meet with directors, members, faculty and staff. Greenhouse, Decker Garden. HW

Fri., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. The Maryland Space Grant Observatory is open Friday evenings, beginning at dark, for public viewing, weather permitting. For updates, call 410-516-6525. Bloomberg Center. HW

Sat., Sept. 27, and Sun., Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open House and registration for adult education courses offered by Baltimore Free University at JHU; meet instructors, learn about the non-degree-granting education program and course offerings. $10 per two courses per student. 410-516-4777. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW



Mon., Sept. 22, noon. "Using Community Mobilization to Improve Reproductive Health — Strategies from Burkina Faso," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Djingri Ouoba, Mwangaza Action; Conference Room A, JHPIEGO, 1615 Thames St.

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

Tues., Sept. 23, noon. "Cytokinesis: Biology Manipulating Physics," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Douglas Robinson; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Sept. 23, noon. "Comparative Mycobacterial Genomics Leads to Rational Improvement of BCG," a Center for TB Research seminar with Stewart Cole, Pasteur Institute, Paris; W2030 BSPH. EB

Tues., Sept. 23, 3 p.m. "Understanding the Partitioning of Organic Compounds — Beyond Volatility and Hydrophobicity," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Kai-Uwe Goss, EAWAG; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Sept. 24, 12:15 p.m. "Neighborhood-Level Influences and Intimate Partner Violence Experiences: Results from Concept Mapping Activities," a Population and Family Health Sciences Wednesday Noon seminar with Jessica Burke; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 24, 1 p.m. "Research Opportunities in Manufacturing at the Nanoscale," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Haris Doumanidis, National Science Foundation/ DMII; 117 Barton. HW

Wed., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. Chromato-Omics: Merging Affinity Chromatography, Functional Studies and in Silico Modeling in Drug Discovery and Development," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Irving Wainer, NIA/NIH; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 25, 11 a.m. "Metric Clustering," a Mathematics seminar with Claire Kenyon, Ecole Polytechnique and Institut Universitaire de France. Co-sponsored by Computer Science. 3 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., Sept. 25, noon. "pp32 (ANP32A) and Induced Differentiation of Cancer Cells," a Cell Biology seminar with Gary Pasternack; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Sept. 25, noon. "Alternatives: What and Where Are They?" an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m. "Marijuana and Drug Policy in the United States," a Health Policy and Management policy seminar with Billy Rogers, Marijuana Policy Project; Hampton House Lecture Hall (basement). EB

Thurs., Sept. 25, 1 p.m. "Getting Wired for Feeding and Reproduction," a Neuroscience research seminar with Richard Simerly, Oregon National Primate Research Center; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. "The Tor Kinase Pathway in Budding Yeast: Metabolic Control by Distinct Membrane-Associated Signaling Assemblies," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Ted Powers, University of California, Davis; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "How Can a Robot Sense Its Position?" a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Daniel Naiman; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "Changes in Urban Form and Poverty Concentration in the 1990s," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Paul Jargowsky, University of Texas at Dallas; Eisenhower Room, Hopkins Club. HW

Thurs., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "International Humanitarian Law and the 'War on Terrorism,' " an Institute for Global Studies seminar with Lisa Hajjar, University of California, Santa Barbara. Part of the general seminar series "Globalization: The Local Encounters the Global." 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "Mechanisms of Activation and Inhibition of Apoptosis: A Structural Biology View," a Biology seminar with Yigong Shi, Princeton University; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Sept. 26, 12:15 p.m. "Community-Based Programs for Delinquent Youth: Lessons Learned From Intensive Aftercare Programs," a Mental Health seminar with Jansen Robinson, chief of police for the Baltimore City Public School System, and David Altschuler. Co-sponsored by the Center for Prevention of Youth Violence. B14B Hampton House (basement). EB

Fri., Sept. 26, 1 p.m. "Neurorobotics as a Means for Assessing Brain Function After Spinal Injury," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Karen Moxon, Drexel University; 709 Traylor. EB Transmitted to 110 Clark Hall on the Homewood campus.

Mon., Sept. 29, noon. "Can Baltimore's Low-Skill Workers and Job Seekers Move Up in a Down Economy?" an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Deborah Povich, Job Opportunities Task Force; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m. "The Roles of Regulated Cell Shape Change and Directed Cell Migration in Salivary Gland Morphogenesis," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Debbie Andrew; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW


Special Events

Tues., Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Milton S. Eisenhower Library Fair, an opportunity to explore the library, meet librarians, explore the online and print collections, and enter a drawing for prizes. Bring J-card for entry into building. MSE Library. HW

Tues., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. The 2003 Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism will be presented to Teresa Heinz, chair of the Heinz Family Philanthropies and the Heinz Endowments. Sponsored by Special Events. 410-516-7157. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Sept. 25, 8 p.m. The 2003 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium presents "The Sum of Capitalism and Democracy? What Constitutes an American," a lecture by author Ann Coulter." (See article, "MSE Symposium: A View From the Right" above.) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. The 2003 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium Film Series presents Bulworth. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Wed., Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. McDaniel; Homewood Field. HW

Fri., Sept. 26, 5 p.m., and Sat. Sept. 27, 9 a.m. The JHU Invitational — Volleyball; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Sept. 27, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Scranton; Homewood Field. HW

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