Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 27, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 27, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 9

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Maryland Authors Celebrate Chesapeake

A "sook," a mature female crab in the final stage of its life, clings to a dip net. The "Capitol dome" shape on the underside of its shell identifies it.

Four chroniclers of the Chesapeake Bay will present Celebrating the Chesapeake, a discussion and slide show about saving an endangered habitat, at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus.

David W. Harp and Tom Horton are authors of The Great Marsh: An Intimate Journey into a Chesapeake Wetland, and Marion E. Warren and Mame Warren co-authored Bringing Back the Bay, both published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Harp and Horton's presentation will focus on the pair's canoe trip exploring Dorchester County's Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, a habitat with shrinking dimensions that alarm naturalists and ecologists. Their book, The Great Marsh, will be available for sale and signing. The Warrens' slides will offer an opportunity to become acquainted with the proud people who live and work by the bay.

Harp, a former staff photographer for the Baltimore Sun Magazine, has received awards from the Maryland, Delaware and D.C. press associations and the National Press Photographers Association. His work is featured regularly in national environmental and lifestyle magazines. Horton covered the Chesapeake Bay for The Sun for 15 years before becoming a freelancer. His first book, Bay Country, won the John Burroughs Medal for the nation's best natural history book of the year.

Marion Warren's photographs have been featured in one-man shows regionally and nationally and have appeared in Time, Life, National Geographic and Sports Illustrated. Mame Warren served for 10 years as curator of photographs at the Maryland State Archives before joining Washington and Lee University and later Johns Hopkins.

This event is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by the university's Office of Special Events and is co-sponsored by the JHU Press.

For more information, call Special Events at 410-516-7157.
— Amy Cowles



Tues., Oct. 28, 4:15 p.m. "De Novo Design of Membrane Proteins," a Chemistry colloquium with Krishna Kumar, Tufts University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 3 p.m. "The Whiteness of Apollo: Men, Machines and Computers on the Flights to the Moon," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with David Mindell, MIT; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. "Vernacularization and Social Theory," an Anthropology colloquium with Sheldon Pollock, University of Chicago; 113 Greenhouse. HW



Wed., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Latin Dance Night and lesson, open to all JHU affiliates, family and friends; must be 21 or older. Sponsored by JHSPH Nuestra America. $5 ($7 after 7:45 p.m.); $2 discount after 7:45 p.m. with J card or JHMI student badge. Club One, Saratoga and Guilford. Off campus



Mon., Oct. 27, 6 p.m. "Rebuilding Iraq," with Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.); the discussion will be moderated by Francis Fukuyama. Sponsored by SAIS. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg., 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. SAIS

Thurs., Oct. 30, 5 p.m. Prehealth information meeting for the sophomore class, with Mary Catherine Savage, John Bader and Dawna Milligan. Sponsored by Preprofessional Programs. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Nov. 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Prehealth information meeting for junior and senior classes. Sponsored by Preprofessional Programs. Hodson 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.

Mon., Oct. 27, 1 p.m. EWP Invited Lecture — Michael Lemonick from Time magazine, discusses science writing and his book Other Worlds. Event is sponsored by the Expository Writing Program. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m. The 2003 Mirowski Lecture — "Beyond Defibrillators: Can We Get There by Understanding Fibrillation Better?" by James Weiss, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Sponsored by Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Tues., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. "Emerging Global Infections: AIDS, Sars, Ebola," a Preprofessional Programs lecture by Donald Burke; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 5 p.m. The 2003 Potts Memorial Lecture — "Unveiling the Veil: Envisioning God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Mysticism" by Elliot Wolfson, New York University. Sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. 110 Maryland. HW



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

Tues., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Faculty Chamber Music Recital, with Peabody faculty, guest artists and Peabody students. $18, $10 for senior citizens; $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Computer Music Consort presents "Music by the Numbers," an all-digital multimedia concert in honor of the Fourth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Wagner, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. $18, $10 for senior citizens; $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 2, 3 p.m. Peabody Organ Series — guest artist Peter Krasinski performs. $18, $10 for senior citizens; $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Griswold Hall. Peabody


Open House

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

Fri., Oct. 31, 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. Bloomberg Center. HW



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 Co-regulator 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 Kazu-yoshi Yokoyama, Hokkaido Institute of Technology; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. "Economic Development Policies: Promising Practices and Evaluation Strategies," an Institute for Policy Studies special seminar with Timothy Bartik, W.E. Upjohn Institute; Sherwood Room, Levering Hall. HW

Tues., Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m. "Maternal and Child Health in Baltimore," an International Health seminar with Karen Angelici, MPP; W3030 BSPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. "Effective Schottky Problem," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Samuel Grushevski, Princeton University; 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. "Sustainable Civil Engineering Design," a Civil Engineering seminar with Peter Nobile; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m. "Turning Probabilistic Reasoning Into Programming," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Avi Pfeffer, Harvard University; 301 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m. "Environment-Gene-Host Interactions in the Ecology and Pathogenesis of Vibrio vulnificus," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Jan Powell, University of Maryland School of Medicine; W3204 BSPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m. "Enter-Educate Questions: Exploring Ways of Designing, Writing and Producing EE Programs for Radio and TV," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Esta de Fossard; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Wed., Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m. "Mechanics of Nanoscale Biological Structures and Biomaterials," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with CT Lim, National University of Singapore; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. "MLh Cleavage and Beyond," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with James J.-D. Hsieh, Harvard Medical School; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. "Spatial Statistics for Modeling Phytoplankton," a Biostatistics seminar with Leah Welty; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. "Drug Development: The Right Target for the Right Patient," a Hopkins Biotech Network seminar with David Stump, Human Genome Sciences; 303 Central Building, Montgomery County Campus.

Thurs., Oct. 30, 11 a.m. "The Mechanics of Neutrophils: Synthetic Modeling of Three Experiments," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Micah Dembo, Boston University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 30, noon. "A Budding Problem: The Design Principles in the Establishment of Cell Polarity," a Cell Biology seminar with Rong Li, Harvard Medical School; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 12:15 p.m. "Stop AIDS Love Life!" a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Eno Isong, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; Suite 310 (International Room), 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 1 p.m. "Regulatory Molecules That Control the Patterning of the Vertebrate Eye," a Neuroscience research seminar with Paola Bovolenta, Instituto Cajal, CSIC; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 2 p.m. "The Molecular Pathways of Manganese Trafficking in Saccharomyces cerevisiae," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Edward Luk; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. "Golgi Protein Sorting by ARF-like GTPases," a Biology seminar with Chris Burd, Pennsylvania School of Medicine; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. "Modeling the Cell's Sense of Direction," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Pablo Iglesias; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. "Toward Hybrid Microsystems: Integration of Microfluidics and VLSI Microelectronics," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Jennifer Blaine Christen; 117 Barton. HW

Mon., Nov. 3, 12:15 p.m. "Using Humor to Motivate Husband Involvement in Maternal Health in Nepal — A TV Drama," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Anne Palmer and Caroline Jacoby; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Mon., Nov. 3, 4 p.m. "Inositol Phosphate Signaling Messengers That Regulate Nuclear Function," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with John York, Duke University Medical Center; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 3, 4 p.m. "Molecule Mechanisms Controlling Entrance Into S-Phase in Budding Yeast: A Systems Biology Approach," a Biology special seminar with Lilia Alberghina, University of Milan; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. "Literary Production in the Ancient Near East and the Books of the Hebrew Bible," a Near Eastern Studies seminar with Karel van der Toorn, University of Amsterdam; 111 Mergenthaler. HW


Special Events

Wed., Oct. 29, noon. Wednesday Noon Series presents a slide presentation and panel discussion about saving an endangered habitat, with JHU Press authors David W. Harp, Tom Horton, Marion Warren and Mame Warren. Copies of Harp and Horton's book, The Great Marsh, will be available for sale and signing. (See article, above.) Co-sponsored by the JHU Press. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 4 to 6 p.m. Commemoration for the late Martin G. Larrabee, open to the JHU community. Sponsored by Biophysics. 107 Jenkins. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Biotechnology Career Night, with experts from industry and government available to share insights on careers in biotechnology. Expert panelists include Alison Demarest, Phoenix Imperative; Ram Gupta, Human Genome Science; Matt Gardner, Maryland BioAlliance; Anthony Welch, Pro-Virus; and Catherine Rossi. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 7 to 9 p.m. "Open a Vein," student-organized Halloween poetry reading and reception, featuring work by graduate student poets from the Advanced Academic Programs master of arts in writing program; in addition, singer-guitarist Mandy Buttrum will perform. 443-858-4028. 162 Mattin Center. HW

Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Guest Artist Series — "Fantastic: A Tribute to Elton John," featuring Even Stephen (with the music group Fantastic) impersonating the singer from his early period to his classic rock anthems. Sponsored by Special Events, the Office of the Dean of Student Life and the Parents Association. In celebration of Family Weekend. (See article, this issue.) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Tues., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Dickinson; Homewood Field. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Volleyball, vs. Washington College. Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Nov. 1, 12:30 p.m. Football, vs. Ursinus (Centennial Conference Game and bull roast); Homewood Field. HW



Thurs., Oct. 30, 1 to 4:30 p.m. "Sudden Cardiac Death," a Reynolds Center inaugural symposium presenting an overview of the scientific goals of the new center; Carpenter Hall Auditorium, Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB



Fri., Oct. 31, and Sat., Nov. 1, 8 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 3, 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. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater Company presents Benedict Dorsey's A Shot in the Dark, a special Parents' Weekend production; $5 general admission, $3 for students. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Barnstormers present Closer by Patrick Marber, an adult dark comedy; Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW



Wed., Oct. 29, noon. "College Planning," a WORKlife Programs workshop providing tips to parents, with Paul White; 360 Phipps. EB

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