Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 8, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 8, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 11

Weekly Calendar

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Tues., Nov. 9, 4:15 p.m. "Reactions of Atomic Carbon and Related Energetic Intermediates," a Chemistry colloquium with Philip Shevlin, Auburn University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. "A Neuroethological Perspective on Mechanisms of Sensorimotor Skill and Perceptual Learning," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Dan Margoliash, University of Chicago; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 3 p.m. "The Atkins Diet in Cultural Historical Perspective," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Steven Shapin, Harvard University; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Nov. 11, 3:30 p.m. "Understanding Hot Gas in Galaxies and Clusters," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Jeremiah Ostriker, Princeton University; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Mon., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. "A Nation of Madame Bovarys: On the Possibility and Desirability of Moral Improvement Through Fiction," a Romance Languages and Literatures colloquium with Joshua Landy, Stanford University. Co-sponsored by Philosophy. 348 Gilman. HW



Mon., Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Tues., Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Gene-Environmental Interactions in Human Brain Diseases," a conference focusing on the role of genes, infectious agents and environmental factors on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and autism; with various guest speakers. Co-sponsored by Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Pre-registration is suggested; e-mail Tilghman Room, Turner Bldg. EB



Prehealth information sessions, sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 410-516-6744. HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. "Medicine and Writing" with Leslie Norins; Sherwood Room, Levering.

Mon., Nov. 15, 5 p.m. "The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine," with Gaye Sheffler, dean of admissions; 111 Mergenthaler.

Thurs., Nov. 11, 1 p.m. Buzzword Bistro — "Using Rubrics to Evaluate Student Work" with Rae Brosnan. Sponsored by the JHU Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Fri., Nov. 11, 4 p.m. Journal Club Talk with Michael Snediker and Jordan Stein. Sponsored by English. 323 Gilman. HW

Sat., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Probability and Statistics Day, discussion of recent findings in statistics by area professionals. Cost is $27.50. 442-778-5580. Sponsored by Applied Physics Laboratory. Kossiakoff Center. APL



Mon., Nov. 8, noon. "Integrative Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Andrew Vickers, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Mon., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. "Is Justice Color-blind? Perceptions and Realities in the Criminal Justice System" by Dale Cathell, judge, Md. Court of Appeals. Part of the student-run All Politics Is Local lecture series. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Tues., Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m. The 2004 George B. Udvarhelyi Lecture — "Benjamin Rush: A Physician Looks at Slavery" by historian Garry Wills. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Wed., Nov. 10, noon. "End of the Disease Era," a lecture by Mary Tinetti, Yale Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Aging, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and Yale University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care. Carroll Auditorium, Bayview Medical Center. Bayview

Wed., Nov. 10, 3 p.m. "Ageless Bodies, Happy Souls: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness" a Hopkins Biotech Network lecture by Leon Kass, President's Council on Bioethics. Co-sponsored by the Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute. Reception to follow in the Glass Pavilion. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Wed., Nov. 10, 8 p.m. The 11th Annual Sidney W. Mintz Lecture in Anthropology — "Anthropology Under Hitler: Exploring an Academic Past and Implications for the Present" by Andre Gingrich, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna. Sponsored by Anthropology. 110 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 4 p.m. The Inaugural Medtronic Lecture — "Neuroprostheses for Restoration of Movement" by P. Hunter Peckham, Case Western Reserve University. Sponsored by the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute. (See article, "Neuroprostheses Expert to Give Biomedical Engineering Lecture on Thursday," this issue.) 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m. "Discovering, Verifying and Deploying Business Knowledge: Research Experiences with Real-World Cases," a lecture by Jan Vanthienen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Sponsored by the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education's Graduate Division of Business and Management, Information Technology Department. Room 202, Downtown Center, 10 N. Charles St.

Fri., Nov. 12, 11 a.m. The Sixth Annual Alan J. Goldman Lecture — "The Dance of the Thirty-Ton Trucks: Demand Dispatching in a Highly Dynamic Environment" by Karla Hoffman, George Mason University. Reception follows in 304 Whitehead Hall. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 110 Maryland. HW



Fresh from their Parents Weekend performance, the a cappella Vocal Chords sing out again Nov. 13.

Wed., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. "Germans and Americans Making Music Together," a performance by the Deutsch Amerikanisches Folksaenger Treffen (DAFT). $5 for Hopkins affiliates, $10 suggested donation for others; students free. Great Hall, Levering. HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. "An Evening of Jazz," with faculty artists Jay Clayton, Tim Murphy, Howard Curtis and Michael Formanek; and guest artist Sheila Jordan. Part of the Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series. $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Evergreen Concert Series — performance by violin/viola duo Marcolivia. $15. 410-516-0341. Evergreen

Sat., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Fall concert by the Vocal Chords; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Sat., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs; Griswold Hall. Peabody


Open House

Wed., Nov. 10, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Open house for the Montgomery County Campus graduate degree and certificate programs in biotechnology, engineering and applied science, business, education, public health, as well as academic, certificate and continuing education programs; SON representatives will also be available to discuss nursing programs. 410-955-7548 or 301-294-7000. Montgomery County Campus. (See article, "Early-stage Venture Capital for Technical Entrepreneurs Is Topic of Upcoming Lecture," this issue.)



Mon., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. "No Child Left Behind: An Un- (or Under-) Funded Federal Mandate? Evidence from Texas, Lessons for Maryland," an Institute for Policy Studies Social Policy seminar with Andrew Reschovsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and Economics. 210 Hodson. HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. "Epigenetic Regulation of Testis-Specific Transcription," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with John McCarrey, University of Texas, San Antonio; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. "Rebel Passions, Liberal Dissents: Peace, Poverty and the Quest for Ethical Citizenship in Early-20th-Century Britain," a History seminar with Seth Koven, Villa Nova University; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. "Function Spaces From Surfaces and Stable Decompositions," an Algebraic Topology seminar with Craig Westerland, Institute for Advanced Study; 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Nov. 9, noon. "Mitochondria: ATP Synthasome Structure, Function and Anti-Cancer Drug Target," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Peter Pedersen; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Nov. 9, 1 p.m. "The Cocktail Party Problem and Holographic Signal Processing," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Dana Anderson, University of Colorado, Boulder; 311 Hodson. HW

Tues., Nov. 9, 3 p.m. "Managing Water Supply Risk Through Regionalization and Market-based Transfers," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Greg Characklis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. "The Role of Research and Advanced Technical Analysis in Transportation Accident Investigations," a Civil Engineering seminar with Alan Kushner, NTSB; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. "The 'Cohesion of Life': Philosophy, the Ordinary and the Fictive Experience of Time," a Women, Gender and Sexuality seminar with Hent de Vries; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m. "Discriminative Learning of Generative Models," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Tony Jebara, Columbia University; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Nov. 10, 12:15 p.m. "What Every Student Needs to Know About Submitting to the ORS," an Office for Research Subjects seminar with Nate Pierce; W3030 SPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m. "Crystal Structure of an RNA Splicing Intermediate," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Scott Strobel, Yale University; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. "Normalizing and Background Correcting Affymetrix Arrays, Normalizing and Background Correcting cDNA Arrays," a JHMI Microarray Core Facility seminar with Rafael Irizarry. Co-sponsored by Biostatistics and the Hopkins Expressionists working group. W2008 SPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m. "Simultaneous Effects on Topography, Composition and Texture in Ion Assisted Deposition of Thin Films," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with James Harper, University of New Hampshire; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. "CD25 Phosphatose: Enzymology With a Protein Substrate," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Johannes Rudolph, Duke University; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m. "Prime Numbers and Divisor Functions," a Number Theory seminar with John Friedlander, University of Toronto; 302 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, noon. "Nitric Oxide Regulation of Exocytosis," a Cell Biology seminar with Charles Lowenstein; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Nov. 11, noon. "Tracing Evolutionary Patterns in Parasite Genomes," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases seminar with Neil Hall, The Institute for Genomic Research; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 11, 12:15 p.m. "Medical Malpractice," a tort reform panel with Diane Hoffman and Roger Wolf, University of Maryland School of Law; Michael Preston, State Medical Society; Paul Bekman, trial attorney; and Dave Murray, Medical Mutual Insurance Co. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. Hampton House Lecture Hall (basement). EB

Thurs., Nov. 11, 12:15 p.m. "How to Submit an Application and What to Include in a Research Plan," an Office for Research Subjects seminar with Jon Links; W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 11, 1 p.m. "Functional Genomics and the Mouse Circadian Clock," a Neuroscience research seminar with John Hogenesch, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 11, 3 p.m. "Creating Provably Stable Biped Robot Walking and Running: Theory and Experiment," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Eric Westervelt, Ohio State University; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 4 p.m. "The Latency Associated Transcript Gene of HSV: What Does It Do and How Does It Do It?" a Biology seminar with Nigel Fraser, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 4 p.m. "Aristotle's Ethics as Political Science," a Political and Moral Thought seminar with Gisela Striker, Harvard University. Sponsored by History. 348 Gilman. HW

Fri., Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m. "The Quality Control of Glycoprotein Folding: From Glyco- to Structural Biology," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Armando Parodi, Institute Leloir, Buenos Aires. Co-sponsored by Biological Chemistry. 612 Physiology. EB

Fri., Nov. 12, 3 p.m. "Ideology and the End of the Enlightenment: Myths, Epistemology and the Geneaological Order," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Daniel Edelstein, Stanfod University; 336 Gilman. HW

Fri., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. "New Methods for Imaging Brain Development and Function," a Biology seminar with Jiangyang Zhang; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. "Org Syn III — Structure and Process in the 20th and 21st Centuries," a History seminar with Lou Galambos; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Haptic Perception of Shape: Using Real and Illusory Objects to Uncover the Role of Force and Geometry" with Gabriel Robles De la Torre, Queen's University. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. "In vitro and in vivo Studies on Oxidized Abasic Sites: Are Abasic Sites Non-Instructional," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Marc Greenberg; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. "The Terrestrial Impact Crater Record (with special reference to the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure)," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Jeffrey Plescia; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW


Special Events

Mon., Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2004 JHU Benefits Fair, an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn more about their Hopkins benefits. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. The 2004 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium — "America's Choice: The Meaning of the 2004 Election," with Bill Schneider, senior political analyst, CNN; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Nov. 10, noon. Wednesday Noon Series — "A Gospel Revue," a performance of traditional, inspirational and contemporary gospel music and liturgical dance by local artists. Co-sponsored by Special Events, Multicultural Student Affairs and the Office of Social Concerns. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fifth Annual Tech Fair, sponsored by Information Systems; Feinstone Hall, SPH. EB

Fri., Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m. United Way of Central Maryland Chili Cook-off, to support the 2004 campaign. A panel of judges will award first, second and third place prizes. To enter, call 410-516-6060. $10 entry fee per submission, and $5 for lunch (checks payable to JHU Chili Cook-off). Sponsored by Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Sat., Nov. 13, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Annual Hopkins Alumni Bull Roast, an all-you-can-eat buffet open to JHU students, their parents and all Blue Jays fans as well as alumni. $35 for adults, $30 for Blue Jays Unlimited members and JHU students; $15 for children up to 12 years old. 410-516-5028 or Newton H. White Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Fuljhari 2004 — cultural event and concert to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. $5 in advance; $8 at the door. Sponsored by IGSA. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Sat., Nov. 13, 1 p.m. Football, vs. McDaniel; Homewood Field. HW



Tues., Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m. "Humanities Education in the Digital Age: Enriching Undergraduate Courses With the Web," a Center for Educational Resources symposium with Michael Poliakoff, National Endowment for the Humanities; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Wed., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. "The Public's Stake in the Broad Band Revolution," a Government and Communication in Contemporary Society symposium with Jeff Chester, Center for Digital Democracy. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. If you are not a current student, RSVP to 202-452-1280 two days before the event. LL7, Bernstein Offit Bldg.



Fri., Nov. 12, and Sat., Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 14, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Shaw: Four Starters, featuring the first act of Arms and the Man, Too True to Be Good, Androcles and the Lion and Caesar and Cleopatra. $15, $14 for senior citizens and $5 for student rush tickets. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., Nov. 12, Sat., Nov. 13, and Sun., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Witness Theater presents four student-written one-act plays. $5, $3 for students. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



WebCt programs for users and designers, sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Register at

Tues., Nov. 9, 2 to 4 p.m. Mid-Atlantic WebCt users group meeting with Jennifer Gurrie; 160 Mattin Center. HW

Sat., Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Faculty-directed WebCt training with Pamela Stefanuca; Room 212, Dorsey Center.

Digital Media Center workshops; 226 Mattin Center. HW

Wed., Nov. 10, 6 to 8 p.m. "Final Cut Pro."

Sun., Nov. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. "Audio Software in the DMC."

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