Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 7, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 7, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 2

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Timepieces in Early Maryland

This French sunflower mantle clock belonged to Maryland Governor Charles Ridgely and is on loan from the Hampton National Historic Site.

Timepieces from the late 18th and early 19th centuries will be on display in a new exhibition, Clock- and Watchmaking in Early Maryland, opening with a free preview reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Homewood House Museum, Homewood campus. The exhibition — accompanied in coming months by special tours, lectures and programs — will run through Sunday, Nov. 28.

Featuring more than 20 tall case clocks, pocket watches and French mantle clocks from the museum's own collection and on loan from private collections and museums across the state, the exhibition will explore diverse facets of early Maryland clock- and watchmaking. Topics will range from the mechanism of the weight-driven clock to the relationships between patrons and tradesmen, including cabinetmakers, clock- and watchmakers, and importers.

Although Baltimore examples will be most numerous, examples from Annapolis, Frederick and other cities will also be on display. Specific clocks associated with the Carroll family, the original owners of Homewood House, and documented references to their clock and watch purchases and repairs will be highlighted.

"In addition to the most obvious function of telling time, a sounding clock also served the social function of regulating the goings-on of a household," exhibition curator Catherine Rogers Arthur said. "Elaborately ornamented and inlaid clock cases were not only functional but decorative objects, conveying the taste and status of the owner. In this respect, the exhibition provides us with a means to examine and share with our visitors multiple layers of understanding of the daily lives of early Marylanders."

Homewood House is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65 and older) and $3 for students. For more information, call 410-516-5589.



Thurs., Sept. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Focus on Formats," an open discussion, led by Esta de Fossard, on possible formats for E-E programs (radio, TV, etc.); an opportunity to share experiences, questions and comments. Sponsored by the Center for Communication Programs. International Room, 111 Market Place. EB

Mon., Sept. 13, 4 to 6 p.m. "Access to Health Care: The Presidential Positions," a debate with Gail Wilensky, of the President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery (under Bush) and Project HOPE, arguing for the Republicans; and Chris Jennings, of Jennings Policy Strategies and the Clinton White House, arguing the Democratic position. Sponsored by the Office of External Affairs and Governmental Relations. 410-955-5194. Sommer Auditorium, BSPH. EB



Thurs., Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m. Screening of We Are All Smith Islanders, a documentary film on global warming in the Chesapeake Bay region, written and directed by journalist and author Mike Tidwell and filmmaker Mark Cohen, producer of The Coffee House, a D.C.-area television magazine. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW



Thurs., Sept. 9, 8 a.m. The Fourth Annual William Wallace Scott Lecture — "Molecular Studies of Prostate Cancer Progression" by Charles Sawyers, UCLA. Sponsored by Urology. Weinberg Auditorium. EB


Open House

Tues., Sept. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Information session for the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science; a discussion of graduate fellowship opportunities, with a representative from the National GEM Consortium. Sponsored by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. 162 Mattin. HW

Thurs., Sept. 9, 1 to 4 p.m. Open House for the English as a Second Language program, designed for professionals and graduate students who have intermediate knowledge of English and need to sharpen oral and written communication skills. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. For more information, go to Reed Hall Library. EB

Thurs., Sept. 9, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fellowship and Accelerated Programs information session, for undergraduates interested in taking one or two postgraduate courses at JHU. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. 160 Mattin. HW

Fri., Sept. 10, noon to 2 p.m. Open House for the Homewood chapter of the JHU Women's Network; learn more about the advantages of joining the network. (East Baltimore open houses are scheduled for later this month.) Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Fri., Sept. 10, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Open House for the Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Fellowship in the Humanities, intended for undergraduates who want to live, study and intern in D.C. RSVP to For more information, go to Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. A&S Washington Center.



Wed., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. "Principles of Aseptic Surgery," an IACUC seminar with James Owiny. Registration is required; call 443-287-3744, 443-287-3738 or e-mail Tilghman Room, Turner Bldg. EB

Wed., Sept. 8, 2:30 p.m. "Graphing Microarray Data and the Use of Log Transformation," with Rafael Irizarry. Sponsored by the JHMI Microarray Core Facility, Biostatistics and Hopkins Expressionists. First seminar in the series, Top 10 Things to Know in Microarray Data Analysis. E9519 BSPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 9, 11 a.m. "Force Generation by Cytoskeletal Filament End-Tracking Motors," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Eric Furst; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Sept. 9, noon. "Dynamics of Mitochondria and Mitochondrial DNA," a Cell Biology seminar with Robert Jensen; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Sept. 9, 3 p.m. "Flow Characteristics of Rapidly Evaporating Spray Jet in Gas-Solid Suspensions," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Chao Zhu, New Jersey Institute of Technology; 210 Hodson. HW


Special Events

Tues., Sept. 7, 4 to 6 p.m. Reception for Arnall Patz, director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Turner Concourse. EB

Thurs., Sept. 9, 4 p.m. Job market meeting; 148 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Rebuild-ing America: Peace and Prosperity at What Price? A Symposium on a Struggling Domestic Legitimacy, the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium — "How Much Is Enough? Defense Spending in the 21st Century," with Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., Sept. 10, 5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception for the exhibition Clock- and Watchmaking in Early Maryland, featuring timepieces from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. (See article, above.) Homewood House Museum. HW

Fri., Sept. 10, 6 to 8 p.m. English Department fall reception; Guilford Room, Highfield House, 4000 N. Charles St.

Mon., Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m. Reception inaugurating the Master of Science in Bioscience Regulatory Affairs degree (pending MHEC endorsement). RSVP to or 301-294-7162 by Sept. 10. Building III, Montgomery County Campus.



Wed., Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Frostburg State; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Guilford; Homewood Field. HW

Sun., Sept. 12, 1 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Johnson & Wales; Homewood Field. HW

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