Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 29, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 29, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 5

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A Celebration of Scholarly Publishing

The 1897 JHU Press building

The Johns Hopkins University Press is throwing open the doors of its historic Charles Village building on Wednesday, Oct. 1 — and everyone is invited. The open house, which will be held at 2715 N. Charles St. from 3 to 6 p.m., is a celebration of the Press' 125th anniversary and will highlight "the work and talents of the many people involved in publishing books and journals — authors, acquisition editors, manuscript editors, designers, publicists, direct mail and Web marketers, customer service reps and Web designers," said Lee Sioles, managing editor of the Press and chair of its anniversary committee. "We hope our authors, friends and university colleagues will enjoy a look behind the scenes at our work — as well as a look at our handsome 1897 building."

The afternoon's events include tours of the Press at 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m.; a presentation, "Life of the Book," at 3:15, 4:15 and 5:15 p.m; "The Evolution of Scholarly Journals," at 3:45, 4:45 and 5:45 p.m.; and refreshments and exhibits in an adjacent tent.

Free parking will be available in the parking lot on the southeast corner of Charles and 28th streets. A special shuttle service will be available from 2:45 to 6:15 p.m., with pickups approximately every 20 minutes at the Johns Hopkins Club, the Garland lot shuttle stop and the main entrance at Eastern. Look for the "JHU Press Open House" sign in the bus window. In addition, the daily Homewood/JHMI shuttle makes regular stops at Charles and 27th streets.

The JHU Press is America's oldest university press. Since its founding in 1878 by Daniel Coit Gilman, the first president of Johns Hopkins, it has published more than 5,000 titles and a wide variety of scholarly journals. Today, JHU Press is one of the world's largest university presses, publishing more than 220 books and more than 55 scholarly periodicals each year.



Tues., Sept. 30, 4:15 p.m. "Diabolically Complicated NO2 and Its Reactions," a Chemistry colloquium with John Stanton, University of Texas; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Wed., Oct. 1, 3 p.m. "Science, Technology and Civil Security in the 1950s," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with John Krige, Georgia Institute of Technology; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, 3:30 p.m. "What Is Really Measured in the Mesoscopic Aharonov-Bohm Interferometer?" a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Amnon Aharony, Tel Aviv University; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Asymptotics of Random Discrete Interfaces," a Mathematical Sciences colloquium with Rick Kenyon, Princeton University; 308 Krieger. HW


Grand Rounds

Wed., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "Spinning Science: Communicating Biomedical Information," Biostatistics Grand Rounds with Gina Kolata, The New York Times; W2030 BSPH. EB



Thurs., Oct. 2, 9 a.m. "Regulation of Inflammation by Tyrosine Phosphatases: Implications for Lung Injury," an Asthma and Allergy Center lecture by Gregory Downey, University of Toronto. Co-sponsored by Aventis Pharmaceuticals. Part of the Visiting Scholar in Lung Biology Lecture Series. JH Asthma and Allergy Center Auditorium. Bayview



Tues., Sept. 30, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra opens its season with Elgar's Cello Concerto in E, Op. 85, featuring soloist Amit Peled. $18; $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio (Violaine Melanšon, violin; Natasha Brofsky, cello; and Seth Knopp, piano) perform music by Janacek, Bartok and Brahms. Part of the Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series. $18; $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra presents music by Chavez, Rachmaninoff and Brahms, with piano soloist Ok-Kyu Lee, winner of the Harrison Winter Piano Competition. $18; $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sat., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. "A Celebration of the Life of John Lehmeyer," including musical performances, a video and remembrances of family, friends and colleagues of opera director John Lehmeyer. Friedberg Hall. Peabody


Open House

Fri., Oct. 3, 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



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

Mon., Sept. 29, 5 p.m. "Counting Holomorphic Curves: 'Hard' Results in Symplectic Geometry," a special Topology seminar with Michael Sullivan; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 30, 12:15 p.m. "Careers in International Health," an International Health seminar with Paul Seaton; W3030 BSPH. EB

Tues., Sept. 30, 2 p.m. "Paramagnetic NMR of Electron Transfer Copper Sites in Protein," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Alejandro Vila, University of Argentina; 517 PCTB. EB

Tues., Sept. 30, 3 p.m. "Integrated Solid Waste Management: Reduce, Recycle, Compost, Combust and Landfill," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Robin Davidov, Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Bounds on Log Canonical Thresholds and Birational Rigidity of Fano Hypersurfaces," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Tommaso de Fernex, University of Michigan; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Adventures with the Exotic DEK Protein," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with David Markovitz, University of Michigan; 303 WBSB. EB

Tues., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Overview of Engineering Information Resources With a Focus on Electronic Access," a Civil Engineering seminar with Elizabeth Mengel; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 1, 8:15 a.m. "Trials and Tribulations of a Clinician Trialist," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Douglas Jabs; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 1, 1:30 p.m. "How Tissue Factor Turns FVIIa Into a Real Enzyme and Why the EGF Receptor Kinase Is an Enzyme Already," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Charles Eigenbrot Jr., Genentech Inc.; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m. "Understanding Charge Transport Across Metal-Molecule-Metal Junctions," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with James Kushmerick, NRL; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "Role of Culture in Investigating Infectious Disease: The Whipple's Disease Paradigm," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint seminar with Didier Raoult, UnitÚ des Rickerrsies; W1020 BSPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "Chemical Regulation of Enzymes That Protect Against Electrophile and Oxidative Stress," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Albena Dinkova-Kostova; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 1, 5 p.m. "Legal Careers in Biotechnology," a Hopkins Biotech Network seminar with Bernhard Saxe, Foley and Lardner LLP, including discussion of various legal careers available for science students. 110 Clark. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, noon. "A Life Scientist's Road to Interoperability of Data and Tools," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint seminar with Bruno Sobral, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 2, 12:15 p.m. "Policies and Controversies in Insurance in Maryland," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Al Redmer and Steve Larsen, Maryland Insurance Administration; Hampton House Lecture Hall (basement). EB

Thurs., Oct. 2, 1 p.m. "Differentiation and Maintenance of Midbrain Dopaminergic Neurons," a Neuroscience research seminar with Horst Simon, University of Heidelberg; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "The Nuclease Domain of the Adeno-Associated Virus Rep Protein Directs Viral Replication Through Multiple DNA Binding Modes: Insights From Crystal Structures," a Biology seminar with Fred Dyda, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Oct. 3, noon. "Preparing for the Unexpected," an EHS Student Organization seminar with Marge Libertini, American Red Cross, Central Maryland chapter. Co-sponsored by the JHU Alumni Association. W3204 BSPH. EB

Fri., Oct. 3, 12:15 p.m. "Reducing Delinquency and Crime," a Mental Health/Center for Prevention of Youth Violence seminar with Ellsworth Bey and M. Chris Gibbons of the Fraternal Order of Ex-Offenders. B14B/Basement, Hampton House. EB

Fri., Oct. 3, 1 p.m. "A Postmodern Theory of Cerebellar Function," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Lance Optican, NEI/NIH/DHHS; 709 Traylor. EB Program transmitted to 110 Clark.


Special Events

Tues., Sept. 30, 8 p.m. The 2003 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium presents "Influence Over Information: Money in the Media," a lecture by John Stossel. (See article in this issue.) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Oct. 1, noon. Wednesday Noon Series, opens with a presentation of the 2003 gold and silver Clio Award-winning TV commercials. Sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. The 2003 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium presents "Hashing Out the Differences," a student debate between College Republicans and College Democrats; AMR1 Multipurpose Room. HW

Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. The 2003 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium Film Series presents Roger & Me. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Wed., Oct. 1, 7 p.m. Volleyball, vs. Gettysburg; Athletic Center. HW

Wed., Oct. 1, 7 p.m. Water Polo, vs. George Washington; Athletic Center. HW

Fri., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Muhlenberg; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Eastern Mennonite; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., Oct. 3, and Sat., Oct. 4, 8 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 5, 2 p.m. Witness! Theater presents student-written one-act plays. $5, $3 students. 410-243-6630. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

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