Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 11, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 11, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 7

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Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Theater | Workshops


'The Fabric of the Cosmos'


Brian Greene, a world-renowned string theorist known for making the most sophisticated scientific concepts in physics and cosmology both accessible and entertaining, brings his expertise to Johns Hopkins on Oct. 13, when he gives the Potts Memorial Lecture.

Greene, a professor of mathematics at Columbia, is author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book The Elegant Universe, which has been widely covered by the media, including ABC's Brave New World series on Nightline, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, Charlie Rose, Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Scientific American and The New York Times. Last fall, he hosted a three-part NOVA special, The Elegant Universe, on PBS.

Wednesday's lecture topic, "The Fabric of the Cosmos," takes its name from Greene's most recent book, in which he explores the nature of space, time and reality.

The Potts Memorial Lecture is administered jointly by the Physics and Astronomy Department and the Leonard R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. Given annually, it brings leading scholars to Johns Hopkins to compare and contrast scientific and biblical views of cosmology. See Lectures.



Tues., Oct. 12, 4:15 p.m. "Free Radicals in Cold Environments: Imaging Photodissociation Dynamics," a Chemistry colloquium with Hanna Reisler, University of Southern California; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. "Offspring Viability Selection and the Evolution of Compensation in Mallards," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Patty Gowaty, University of Georgia; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 3 p.m. " 'What We Saw With Our Own Eyes': Institutional Tourism and the 19th-Century Culture of Spectacles," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Janet Miron, Trent University; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m. "Complex Predicates and the Sem-antic Basis of Syntactic Locality," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Jeffrey Lidz, Northwestern University; 134A Krieger. HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m. "How Inflation Can Explain the Second Law of Thermodynamics," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Sean Carroll, University of Chicago; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Tues., Oct. 12, 10 a.m. "Write Effectively for the Web," a presentation and discussion with Web writers Kristi Birch and Rod Graham. Sponsored by Communications and Public Affairs. Registration required; go to W3204 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, 1 p.m. Buzzword Bistro — "Lighten Your Briefcase with Electronic Homework Submission" with Theron Feist. Sponsored by the JHU Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. "Baltimore Left Behind? The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on Baltimore City Schools," panel discussion with former councilman Carl Stokes; Gail Sunderman of the Civil Rights Project at Harvard; and Zattura Sims-El, Baltimore Education Network. Part of the student-run series All Politics Is Local. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Thurs., Oct. 14, 5 p.m. Screening of Sobibor, followed by discussion with the director Claude Lanzmann, who also directed Shoah. Sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. 101 Remsen. HW Fri., Oct. 15, noon to 3 p.m. World Food Day international teleconference — "Politics of Hunger: What's at Stake?" discussion of the modern world food system with Werner Kiene, UN World Food Program, and representative to the World Bank and INF; the discussion is followed by a viewing of the documentary Food — Reinventing the World. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W2030 SPH. EB


Grand Rounds

Wed., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. "The Rising Rate of Preterm Birth in the U.S.: Time for a Paradigm Shift," Preventive Medicine grand rounds with Karla Damus, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation; W1020 SPH. EB



Mon., Oct. 11, noon. "Evidence-based Medicine and CAM — Competing or Compatible?" a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Jon Tilburt; Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Wed., Oct. 13, 6 p.m.(not 8 p.m. as previously listed) The 2004 Potts Memorial Lecture — "The Fabric of the Cosmos" by Brian Greene. (See article, 'The Fabric of the Cosmos', above.) Bloomberg Center, Schafler Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. "The Health Gap: Addressing Inequality in Health Care in Baltimore City," a lecture by Peter Bielenson, Baltimore City health commissioner, and other local officials. Part of the student-run series All Politics Is Local. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Fri., Oct. 15, 11 a.m. The Inaugural John C. and Susan S.G. Wierman Lecture — "Advanced Fac-tor Analysis Methods for Receptor Modeling" by Philip Hopke, Clarkson University. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 110 Maryland. HW

Sun., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. "God Is Back," a lecture by Avrum Burg of the Israeli Knesset. Sponsored by Hopkins Hillel and Hillel's Shusterman International Center; co-sponsored by Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel, Jewish Students Association, the Baltimore Jewish Council, Alpha Epsilon Pi, the College Democrats, the College Republicans, Political Science and Campus Ministries. A reception will follow the lecture. Smokler Center for Jewish Life, 3109 N. Charles St. HW

Mon., Oct. 18, noon. "Anti-Tumor Effects of Ginger Extract," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Carmelita Frondoza; 322 1830 Bldg. EB

Mon., Oct. 18, 5 p.m. "Which Is the Right Path for Me in a Career in Medicine: MD, MD/PhD or PhD," a Prehealth lecture by Rodney Ulane, NYU School of Medicine. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 111 Mergenthaler. HW



Thurs., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. "Voices of Dissent," an evening of music and testimony about the Iraq War, sponsored by the JHU Center for Social Concern, a coalition of Hopkins organizations and the American Friends Service Committee. Guests are asked to bring school supplies to be collected and sent to Iraqi children. 410-516-4777 or 410-323-7200. Hodson Hall. HW

Sun., Oct. 17, 3 p.m. Peabody Faculty Recital with Elysabeth Catbas (soprano); Frances Cheng-Koors (piano); David Drosinos (clarinet); Carol Prochazka (piano); and Catherine Renggli (piano), performing an all-Schubert program. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series — contralto Ewa Podles and pianist Ania Marchwinska, perform Chopin's Five Songs, Rossini's Cantata for Voice and Piano, Rachmaninoff's Six Songs, and Brahms' Zigeunerlieder, op. 103, nos. 1-8; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Open House

Preprofessional Advising information sessions. HW

Wed., Oct. 13, 1 to 3 p.m. Law school information session with deans from Harvard, Cornell, NYU and Stanford; Sherwood Room, Levering.

Wed., Oct. 13, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Prehealth information session with Paula Davis, assistant dean of student affairs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; 161 Mattin Center.

Thurs., Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m. "Drug Discovery, High Throughput Screening and Training," an open house and lecture by Kenneth Carter of Avalon Pharmaceuticals. The lecture inaugurates the new concentration and fellowship in Molecular Targets and Drug Discovery Technologies. Sponsored by the Advanced Academic Programs MS in Biotechnology. 9601 Medical Center Drive, Montgomery County Campus.

Sat., Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m. Fall open house for the School of Nursing, for students interested in undergraduate, master's, postmaster's, doctoral and certificate nursing programs; representatives from faculty, admissions, financial aid, the student body, the U.S. military, the Peace Corps, the U.S. Public Health Service and ROTC. Refreshments and tours of the SON building will be offered. 410-955-7548. Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB



Mon., Oct. 11, 4 p.m. "Extra-Basinal Fluid Infiltration Mass Transfer and Volume Strain During Mountain Building: Insights from the Idaho-Montana Thrust Belt," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with David Anastasio, Lehigh University; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Oct. 11, 4 p.m. "The Proteasome Portal and Regulation of Proteolysis," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Michael Glickman, Technion, Haifa, Israel and NCI/NIH; W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 12, 10 a.m. "Managed Behavioral Health Care Carve-Outs: Treatment Outcomes and Quality Analysis," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Mustafa Karakus; 339 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Oct. 12, 3 p.m. "International Environmental Law and the 108th Congress," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with William Boyd, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. "A Unified Approach to Deformation and Failure Analysis," a Civil Engineering seminar with Majid Manzari, George Washington University; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m. "Toward a Grand Unified Theory of Underspecification," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Alexander Koller, Saarland University; 3 Shaffer. HW

Tues., Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m. "The Tautological Rings of the Stable Map Spaces," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Dragos Oprea, MIT; 302 Krieger. HW

Wed., Oct. 13, 2:30 p.m. "Genes, Transcripts and Their Annotation in Genomics Experiments," a Microarray Analysis seminar with Carlo Colantuoni, NIMH. Part of the series Top 10 Things to Know in Microarray Data Analysis, jointly sponsored by the JHMI Microarray Core Facility; Biostatistics; and the Hopkins Expressionists. W2015 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m. "Nanotube Nanoelectronics," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Michael Fuhrer, University of Maryland; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. "Racial Profiling Analysis: Not Always Black and White," a Biostatistics seminar with Greg Ridgeway, Rand Statistics Group; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 13, 5 p.m. "A Primer on Advertising/Labeling Litigation and Regulatory Pitfalls for Biotech Products: What Every Bio-tech Employee Should Know," a Hopkins Biotech Network seminar with Lynn Owens, Keller and Heckman LLP; 303 Central Bldg., Montgomery County Campus.

Thurs., Oct. 14, 12:15 p.m. "Managing One of Government's Most Challenging Jobs," a Health Policy and Management special policy seminar with Martin O'Malley, mayor of Baltimore; Hampton House Lecture Hall (basement). EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, 1 p.m. "Myosin-VI: The Motor for Endocytic Transport," a Neuroscience research seminar with Tama Hasson, University of California, San Diego; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, 3 p.m. "Deconstructing Mechanical Engineering Curriculum With an Aim to Attract and Retain a More Diverse Community," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Ilene Busch-Vishniac and Jeff Jarosz; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. "Revolutionary Rousseaus: The Story of His Editions After 1789," a European History seminar with Carla Hesse, University of California, Berkeley; 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. "Visualization of Kinase Activities and Second Messenger Dynamics in Living Cells," a Cell Biology seminar with Jin Zhang; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Fri., Oct. 15, 3 p.m. "Elevated Body Iron Stores and Type 2 Diabetes," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Megan Jehn; E6519 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 18, noon. "Preparing for the Next Phase of Welfare Reform: Maryland's Proactive Plans and Research," an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Richard Larson, Md. Dept. of Human Resources; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m. "Resumes/CVs for MHS Students," a Career Services seminar. 410-955-3034. W3031 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Estimates for Eigenfunctions in Planar Domains," an Analysis seminar with Chris Sogge; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Sympathetic Sway in Transatlantic Family Correspondence From the Age of Revolution," a History seminar with Sarah Pearsall, University of St. Andrews; 315 Gilman. HW


Special Events

Tues., Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Mobile@Hopkins: Technology on the Move," mobile technology fair and mini-conference with various speakers. Sponsored by the Welch Medical Library. Turner Concourse. EB

Tues., Oct. 12, noon. "October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month," information fair on breast health with Deb Mendelson and Deborah Stewart. Sponsored by the JH Women's Network. 2150 JHOC (Conference Room). EB

Wed., Oct. 13, noon. Wednesday Noon Series — "Fiesta! A Celebration of Life in Latin America," a performance by the musical group Cantare, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Sponsored by Special Events and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. The 2004 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium — "America's Narrative: How Well Do We Tell the World Our Story?" a lecture by Dan Raviv, CBS News Washington correspondent. A reception follows the lecture. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Wed., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Dickinson; Homewood Field. HW

Wed., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Gettysburg; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 16, 1 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Haverford; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 16, 4 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Swarthmore; Homewood Field. HW

Sun., Oct. 17, 10 a.m. Water Polo, vs. Princeton; Newton H. White Athletic Center. HW



Fri., Oct. 15, Sat., Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; and Sun., Oct. 17, 2 p.m. The Barnstormers present "Freshman One Acts." $5, $3 for students. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Mon., Oct. 11, 1 to 3 p.m. WebCT faculty-directed training session with Pam Stefanuca, for all instructors and designers in WebCT. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Tues., Oct. 12, 12:15 p.m. "E*Recruiting," a Career Services workshop. W3031 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. Prehealth interview workshop for applicants in the 2004-2005 cycle. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

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