The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 28, 2003
Apr 28-
May 5

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Tues., April 29, 4 p.m. "Wrecking Balls, Religion and the (Re)production of the Local in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur," an Anthropology colloquium with Richard Baxstrom; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., April 29, 4:15 p.m. "Mechanism-Based Inhibition of the Fungal Enzyme Chitin Synthase," a Chemistry colloquium with Nathaniel Finney, University of California, San Diego; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., May 1, 3:30 p.m. "Billiard Dynamics: From Ultra-cold Atoms to Lost Whales," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Bala Sundaram, City University of New York; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Wed., April 30, 4 p.m. PreLaw: University of Maryland Law School information session with Patricia Scott and Claire Maisano; 162 Mattin Center. HW



Mon., April 28, 3 p.m. "Has Genetics Revolutionized Medicine?" an Institute of the History of Medicine lecture by Tony Holtzman. Part of the "History of Genetic Medicine" series. Suite 200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Wed., April 30, noon. "Endnote 6," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Cindy Sheffield. Part of the series, "An Introduction and Update on the Digital Library." Weinberg Building Auditorium. EB

Thurs., May 1, 4 p.m. The Second Victor A. McKusick Lecture--"New Paradigms from Leukemia" by Janet Rowley, University of Chicago Medical Center; WBSB Auditorium. EB

Thurs., May 1, 5:15 p.m. The Sidney Ann Wilson Poetry Lecture--poets Dave Smith and Greg Williamson read selected works. Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs. Doctors Dining Room, JHH. EB

Thurs., May 1, 6 p.m. "The Broader View: Spatial Organization and Change, 1820-1880," first in a series of lectures on the topic "Baltimore and Philadelphia: Architecture and Urbanism, 1820-1880," by architectural historians Jeffrey Cohen, Bryn Mawr College, and Charles Duff Jr., Jubliee Baltimore Inc. Sponsored by Homewood House Museum, History of Art and the Carroll Family Foundation. To make reservations or for more information, 410-516-8639. AMR1. HW



Tues., April 29, noon. Midday Performance--concert by the Vesalius Quartet; Hurd Hall. EB

Thurs., May 1, 7 p.m. "First Thursday," Peabody Chamber Winds performs Mendelssohn's Notturno, Stravinsky's Octet, Gounod's Petite Symphonie and George Rochberg's Black Sounds. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., May 2, 5:45 p.m. Peabody at Homewood Concert Series presents The Dorian Trio (Anita Thesen, flute; Lisa Vaupel, violin; and Gretchen Gettes, cello) performing a program of music by Telemann, Ibert and Villa Lobos. Sponsored by Homewood House Museum. The museum will open at 5 p.m. for concert guests. Seating is limited; reserve in advance by calling 410-516-8639. $10 general, $8 Homewood House members and JHU affiliates. Homewood House Museum. HW

Fri., May 2, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Chamber Singers, Peabody Concert Singers and Peabody Hopkins Chorus" perform Beethoven's Overture to The Creation of Prometheus, Op. 43; Strauss' Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24; and Mozart's Mass in C Minor, Great, KV427. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 4, 3 p.m. Peabody Children's Chorus performs. Seating is limited. Tickets required. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Mon., May 5, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs Richard Wagner's Die Walkure, Act 3, with Metropolitan Opera star James Morris and sopranos Christine Brewer and Christine Kavanagh Miller. $30 for grand tier boxes, $25 for orchestra and $20 for grand tier and terrace. Tickets are $15 for senior citizens, $10 for students with ID. (all seats except boxes), with a 20 percent discount for Peabody subscribers. 410-783-8000. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street.

Metropolitan Opera star James Morris is the 'Wotan of choice' in the Peabody Symphony Orchestra's production of Wagner's 'Die Walküre,' Act 3. Morris is a recipient of Peabody's Distinguished Alumni Award.



Open houses for the Whiting School's Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science. 1-800-JHU-ENGR.

Wed., April 30, 5 to 7 p.m., HEAT Center, 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, Md.

Thurs., May 1, 4 to 7 p.m. Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Rd., California, Md.



Mon., April 28, 12:15 p.m. "The Self-Renewing Mechanism of Stem Cells in the Germline," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Haifan Lin, Duke University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 28, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Dendritic Integration in Hippocampal Pyramidal Neurons" with Jeffrey Magee, Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Sponsored by Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 28, 4:30 p.m. "Some Remarks About Closed Classes and Complexity," an Algebraic Topology seminar with Michele Intermont, Kalamazoo College; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., April 29, 12:15 p.m. "DVD--Not Just for Movies Anymore," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Rick Glasby, MetaMedia Training International; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Tues., April 29, 4 p.m. "An Expert System for Predicting Mine Burial," a Civil Engineering seminar with Alan Brandt; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., April 29, 4:30 p.m. "Speech and Dialog Mining on Heterogeneous Data," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Allen Gorin, AT&T Research Labs; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., April 30, 4 p.m. "Silicon-Based RF Integrated Circuits for Wireless Microsystems Applications," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Sanjay Raman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; 110 Clark. HW

Wed., April 30, 4 p.m. "The Role of Integrins in the Biology of HIV," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense by Lisa Cimakasky; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 1, 11 a.m. "A Heterogeneous Implicit Solvation Model for Proteins in Lipid Membranes," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Themis Lazaridis, City College of New York; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., May 1, noon. "Upregulating of Cancer Metastasis Uses the Same Genes as Embryonic Epitheliomesenchymal Transformation," a Cell Biology seminar with Elizabeth Hay, Harvard Medical School; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 1, 12:45 p.m. "Good Riddance to Neurotransmitters: Studies on the Regulation of Neurotransmitter Transporters," a Neuroscience research seminar with Randy Blakely, Center for Molecular Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 1, 3 p.m. "Structure of Continuous-Phase Turbulence Within Dense Dispersed Flows," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Gerard Faeth, University of Michigan; 110 Hodson. HW

Thurs., May 1, 4 p.m. "The Spiritual Leadership Project" with Daniel Redman and "Microfinance in Africa: A Question of Sustainability" with Suman Sureshbabu. Sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History. 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., May 1, 4 p.m. "Biochemistry of Cell Cycle Transitions in Xenopus," a Biology seminar with James Maller, University of Colorado, Denver; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., May 1, 4 p.m. "On Some Facility Location Problems," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Shih-Ping Han and Beryl Castello; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., May 2, 12:15 p.m. "Scaling Up NGO Responses to HIV/AIDS," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Christopher Castle, Horizons Program; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Fri., May 2, 3 p.m. "Synaptic Plasticity and Learning Deficits in Prenatal Ethanol-Exposed Offspring," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Dan Savage, University of New Mexico; W7023 BSPH. EB

Mon., May 5, 12:15 p.m. Between Scylla and Charybdis--The Emerging Tale of Navigation of Bcl-2 Proteins in Cell Death" a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Blake Hill; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., May 5, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Coincidence Detection on Both Sides of the Synapse During Neocortical Long-term Plasticity" with Sacha Nelson, Brandeis University. Sponsored by Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW



Wed., April 30, noon. Wednesday Noon Series--"Scholarly Publishing: The Legacy, the Future," a lecture by Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University. In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins University Press; Shriver Hall. HW

Mon., May 5, 3 p.m. The Whiting School of Engineering Convocation Awards and Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture, annual awards ceremony honoring Engineering students and faculty, with Murray Sachs; 110 Hodson. HW



Sat., May 3, 3 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Loyola; (Homecoming); Athletic Center. HW



Fri., May 2, 4 p.m. "Sediments, Cycles and Time," symposium in honor of Lawrie Hardie. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW



Fri., May 2, Sat., May 3, 8 p.m.; and Sun., May 4, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents final performances of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile. Tickets are $12 Friday evening, $15 Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon; student rush tickets are $5 at curtain time for all performances. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW