Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 2, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 2, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 20

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Black History Month Events

Roger Wilkins

Performances, speakers and student events will mark the celebration of Black History Month 2004 on the Homewood campus. Organized by members of the Black Student Union, the program, RECOGNIZE. Preserving the Legacy, spans the month of February and features a film series, a step show and several guest speakers, including Pulitzer Prize winner Roger Wilkins (see In Brief, this issue). Black History Month 2004 chair is sophomore Samantha Simpson, a biology major from Chicago. All events are on the Homewood campus.

For more information, go to or call the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at 410-516-2224.

Monday, Feb. 2, 4 to 5 p.m. Brown vs. Board of Education visual exhibit. SDS Room, Mattin Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Movie: Rosewood. Bloomberg Center.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Attorney Craig Thompson. Arellano Theater, Levering.

Friday, Feb. 6, 3 p.m. Trip to the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. Sign up at the BSU Room.

Monday, Feb. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation featuring Roger Wilkins. A welfare lawyer turned Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist best known for his role in exposing Watergate in the 1970s. He is now a commentator for National Public Radio and the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture at George Mason University. Glass Pavilion, Levering.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Frederick I. Scott Symposium. Sherwood Room, Levering.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m. Movie: Bamboozled. Bloomberg Center.

Saturday, Feb. 14, noon to 2 p.m. Game Show: "The Weakest Link." Clipper Room, Shriver Hall.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Cabaret: "Heart to Heart." Arellano Theater, Levering.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Brown vs. Board of Education Day event featuring Levi Watkins, professor of cardiac surgery in the School of Medicine. Glass Pavilion, Levering.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. Movie: Lean on Me. Bloomberg Center.

Friday, Feb. 20, 8 to 10 p.m. Poetry Slam. Glass Pavilion, Levering.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m. Celebration Dance Show. Shriver Auditorium.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 8 to 11 p.m. Mardi Gras Night. Great Hall, Levering.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Cosby Show Marathon. Bloomberg Center.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Step Show. Shriver Auditorium.

Sunday, Feb. 29, 3 p.m. Closing Ceremonies. SDS Room, Mattin Center.



Tues., Feb. 3, 4:15 p.m. "Carboranes as Structural and Electronic Elements in Excited State Design," a Chemistry colloquium with B. Patrick Sullivan, University of Wyoming; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Feb. 4, 3 p.m. "The Renaissance of Pathology: Putting Alzheimer's Disease on the Cutting Edge of Biomedical Science, 1960-1993," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Jesse Ballenger; third floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Wed., Feb. 4, 4 p.m. "Toward an Embedded Process Theory of Selective Attention," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Steve Luck, University of Iowa; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Feb. 4, 5 p.m. "Science According to Mill, Whewell and Lewis Carroll," a Biology colloquium with Michael Edidin; 26 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m. "Age of Acquisition: Linking Development to Adult Processing to Neuropsychological Impairment," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Andy Ellis, University of York; 134A Krieger. HW



Thurs., Feb. 5, noon. "Blah, Blah, BLOG--Weblogs In, As and About the Arts," a discussion about the impact of weblogs on the creation and promotion of the arts, with Alexis Rice, Center for the Study of American Government. Sponsored by the Digital Media Center. 160 Mattin Center. HW



Thurs., Feb. 5, noon. "Patient Education Resources for Clinicians," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Stella Seal. The Welch Spring Lecture Series. Hurd Hall. EB

Thurs., Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m. "The Media and Environmental Policy," an Advanced Academic Programs lecture by Carl Bausch and Rhey Solomon, USDA. Information session and reception to follow; open to prospective and current students. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Feb. 9, 8 a.m. "Discovery Informatics in Education," an Information Technology lecture by Ramon Barquin, Barquin International. Part of the Visionary Lecture Series on the uses of discovery informatics. 106 Academic & Research Bldg., Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.

Mon., Feb. 9, 3 to 5 p.m. The Burney Lecture; W1020 BSPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 9, 5 p.m. Dean's Lecture I--"The Molecular Pathogenesis of Prostate Cancer" by William Nelson; Hurd Hall. EB



Mon., Feb. 2, and Tues., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Opera Workshop perform-ing Daniel Crozier/Roger Brunyate's The Reunion; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sat., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D, performed by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, women of the Peabody Chamber and Concert Singers and the Maryland Children's Chorus. $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Mon., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Percussion Ensemble and Peabody Saxophone Ensemble perform music by Rouse, Wenjing, Eggert, Glass and Hoffer. $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



Mon., Feb. 2, noon. "Reconciling Policy Analysis and Democracy: The Essential Tension in the MPP Career," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Erik Devereux, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Feb. 2, noon. "Regulation of Photoreceptor Gene," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Donald Zack; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., Feb. 2, 1 p.m. "The Painless Gene and the Genetics of Mechanical and Thermal Nociception in Drosophila," a special Neuroscience seminar with Dan Tracey, Caltech; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Mon., Feb. 2, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Multiple Representations of Song During Vocal Learning" with Todd Troyer, University of Maryland; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 2, 4 p.m. "Recent Advances in Characterizing Ground Water Flow and Chemical Transport in Fractured Rock: From Cores to Kilometers," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Allen Shapiro, U.S. Geological Survey; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Feb. 2, 4 p.m. "Crystalline Representations and Modular Forms," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Laurent Berger, Harvard University; 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Feb. 3, noon. "Quality: It Ain't Your Father's Chevrolet," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Janet Corrigan, Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences; 208 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Feb. 3, noon. "The Shifting the Lens Video: Working with Youth to Translate Research Findings?" an Urban Health Institute seminar with Ameena Batada and Anita Chandra. Part of the Community-Based Participatory Research Tuesday Noontime Seminar Series. 250 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Feb. 3, noon. "Imaging Molecular and Cellular Assemblies with Three-Dimensional Electron Microscopy," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Sriram Subramaniam, National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Feb. 3, 3 p.m. "The Relevance of Nanomaterials in Environmental Engineering," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Marc Wiesner, Rice University; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Feb. 4, 8:15 a.m. "The Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group-US Project," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Kay Dickersin, US Cochrane Center/Brown University; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 4, 3:30 p.m. "Stress Evolution During Electrodeposition of Ni Thin Films," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Sean Hearne, Sandia National Labs; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 4, 4 p.m. "The Role of Alpha-Synuclein in Parkinson's Disease: Two Experimental Approaches," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Peter Lansbury Jr., Harvard Medical School; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 5, noon. "Host Defense Against a Nematode Parasite," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology seminar with T.V. Rajan, University of Connecticut; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 5, 1 p.m. "Genomics Approaches to Retinal Development and Disease," a Neuroscience research seminar with Connie Cepko, Harvard Medical School/Howard Hughes Medical Institute; West Lecture Hall (ground floor) WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 5, 3 p.m. "Fluid Mechanics Revisited: The Demise of the Navier-Stokes-Fourier Paradigms," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Howard Brenner, MIT; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. "Study of Nonlinear Propagation of the Terahertz Acoustic Pulses in Semiconductors," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Jing Chen; 117 Barton. HW

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. "Structure of the Semi-Classical Amplitude for General Scattering Relations," an Analysis seminar with Ivana Alexandrova, University of California, Berkeley; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. "The Challenge of Refinement--Same Gain, Less Pain," a Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing seminar with David Morton, University of Birmingham, UK; W1030 BSPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. "The Fate of Organic Compounds and Geochemical Processes in Contaminated Aquifers," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Mary Jo Baedecker, U.S. Geological Survey; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW


Special Events

Wed., Feb. 4, noon. "India: Its Culture, Costumes and Classical Dance," a performance by Sudha Bhagwat. Part of the Wednesday Noon Series sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., Feb. 4, 5 p.m. "Perspectives on National Security: How Presidential Campaign Politics in 2004 Are Shaping the Global and Domestic Security Debate," Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.); Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.); Michael Isikoff, Newsweek; Francis Fukuyama. Sponsored by SAIS and Newsweek. Moderated by Daniel Klaidman, Newsweek Washington bureau chief; introductory remarks by SAIS Dean Jessica Einhorn. Reception at 4 p.m. RSVP to or 202-663-5648. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. SAIS

Sun., Feb. 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Bridal Open House, showcasing videographers; entertainment; caterers; hair, makeup and jewelry specialists; and other vendors. Reservations required by Thurs., Feb. 5. 410-516-0341 or Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.



Sat., Feb. 7, 11 a.m. Swimming, vs. UMBC; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Feb. 7, 1 p.m. Women's Basketball, vs. Bryn Mawr; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. Men's Basketball, vs. Washington College; Athletic Center. HW



Mon., Feb. 2, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fists, Firearms and Fury: Preventing Violence, a symposium examining violent behavior, its effects and strategies to prevent it: "The Community-Level Context of Violence" by Robert Sampson, Harvard University; "Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them" by James Garbarino, Cornell University; "The Other Bad Guys: Gun Commerce and Gun Violence" by Garen Wintemute, University of California, Davis; and "To the Moon, Alice! To the Moon: Changing Attitudes Is Key in Prevention of Domestic Violence" by Carole Alexander, House of Ruth. There will also be a panel discussion, "Violence as a Public Health Issue" with Margaret Ensminger, Philip Leaf, Daniel Webster and Stephen Teret. Part of the Behavior at the Crossroads of Public Health series. W1020 BSPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. "The Merits of School Vouchers for Education," a Government and Communication in Contemporary Society symposium with Krista Kafer, Heritage Foundation. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. LL7, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.



Fri., Feb. 6, and Sat., Feb. 7, 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 8, 2 p.m. The JHU Barnstormers presents Songs for a New World; $5, $3 for JHU faculty, staff and students. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



"Financial Planning--Phase 1," for individuals with 20 years until retirement, covers 403(b) plans and investing, with Bill Leeb and Pete Dixon, Financial Council Inc. Sponsored by WORKlife Programs.

Tues., Feb. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. W1030 BSPH. Thurs., Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. B102 Hopkins@Eastern.

Wed., Feb. 4, noon. "Warming Up for Winter," a WORKlife Programs workshop, providing information for saving money on winter utility bills, with Greta Anderson, BGE; 160 Phipps. EB

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