Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 12, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 12, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 30

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Noel Coward's 'Fallen Angels'

Molly Moores as Jane and Laurel Burggraf as Julia in the Theatre Hopkins production of Noel Coward's 'Fallen Angels.'

Theatre Hopkins' 82nd season continues with the opening of Noel Coward's light comedy Fallen Angels at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 16, in Homewood's Merrick Barn. Written in 1925, this frothy concoction concerns two proper young British matrons who fear their youthful romances will be exposed when their secret lover suddenly promises to reappear. The cast, led by Laurel Burrgraf and Molly Moores, includes Stephen Gaede, Jonas Grey, Jason Hentrich and Lynda McClary. The production will run four weekends through Sunday, May 9. See Theater, below.

Blood Drive

Tues., April 13, and Wed., April 14, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs; Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Tues., April 13, 4 p.m. "A Trust in the Family: Arab Genealogies, Muhamedan Intentions and English Laws in Colonial Singapore," an Anthropology colloquium with Michael Gilsenan, New York University; 400 Macaulay. HW

Wed., April 14, 3 p.m. "'Your Name Would Be Conspicuously Present': Curators, Companies and the Content of Exhibits at the Smithsonian," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Eric Nystrom; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Wed., April 14, 4 p.m. "Neural Substrates of Stimulus-Reward Association, Emotion and Re-sponse Selection," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Betsy Murray, NIMH; 234 Ames. HW



Mon., April 12, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Dirty Bombs II: Current Concepts in Radiation Terror Preparedness and Response," with experts in the field. 410-955-6878 or Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd. Off campus.

Tues., April 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Nation-Building: Beyond Afghanistan and Iraq," with introductory remarks by Jessica Einhorn and Francis Fukuyama and a keynote address by Ambassador Said Jawad, Embassy of Afghanistan. Sponsored by the Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism. RSVP to 202-663-5650 or Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS



Tues., April 13, 1 p.m. "Classroom Assessment Techniques" a Buzzword Bistro discussion with Erin Hagar. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Tues., April 13, 7:30 p.m. "Civil Liberties Before and After 9/11," a panel discussion with David Cole, Georgetown University; and Jumana Musa, Amnesty International. Sponsored by Hopkins Students for a Free Palestine; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., April 14, and Sat., April 17, 1 p.m. "Joshua Reynolds' Mrs. Stanhope (1765)," JHU/BMA Art History Fellowship talks by Susan Ross; Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. HW

Thurs., April 15, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pre-Law Information Meeting for 2004-2005 applicants, with Mary Catherine Savage. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 111 Mergenthaler. HW



Mon., April 12, 4:30 p.m. "In and Out of Africa," part of the Anthropology Undergraduate Film Series; 400 Macaulay. HW

Fri., April 15, 7:15 p.m. The Candidate (1972), directed by Michael Ritchie; part of the JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs Film Series "Politics as Usual." Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB



The 2004 Thalheimer Lectures — Three lectures in the series "Self and World, Inner as Outer, Three Variations: Hegel, Heidegger and Proust" by Robert Pippin, University of Chicago. Sponsored by Philosophy. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Mon., April 12, 4:30 p.m. "Hegel on Self-Realization and Sociality."

Tues., April 13, 4:30 p.m. "Necessary Conditions for the Possibility of What Isn't: Heidegger on Failed Meaning."

Wed., April 14, 4:30 p.m. "On Becoming Who One Is (and Failing): Proust's Problematic Selves."

Wed., April 14, 8 p.m. The Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lecture — "Enviro-Scraper: A Green Image of the Immense" by David Gissen, Pennsylvania State University School of Architecture; 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place. Peabody

Thurs., April 15, noon. "U.S.-China Relations in an Era of Uncertainty" by David Lampton. Sponsored by the JHU/JHMI Chinese Student and Scholar Associations. This is the keynote lecture of China Culture Week 2004. W3030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., April 15, 12:30 p.m. "Non-Adherence in the Chronically Ill: The Paradigm of Transplantation" a School of Nursing lecture by Sabina De Geest; 215 Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 15, 4 p.m. "Animal Welfare: Enhancing a Culture of Caring" by Marilyn Brown, Charles River Laboratories. Part of the Enhancing Humane Science lecture series sponsored by the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. W2008 BSPH. EB

Thurs., April 15, 5 p.m. The Percy G. Turnbull Memorial Lecture by author William Pritchard, Amherst College. (See story, "William Pritchard to give Turnbull Memorial Poetry Lecture," this issue.) Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., April 16, 12:30 p.m. "Nursing Education in Switzerland," a School of Nursing lecture by Sabina De Geest; 215 Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Fri., April 16, 5 p.m. "By Sim-one's Hand: Naming and Inscription in the Art of Simone Martini," a History of Art lecture by Jean Campbell, Emory University; 255 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., April 19, 8 to 10 a.m. "Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Based on Hierarchical Segmentation of Image Data," a lecture by James Tilton, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and a networking opportunity. To RSVP, 301-315-2890 or Montgomery County Campus.

Mon., April 19, 3:30 p.m. The Blumenthal Award and Lecture for Contributions to Management in Technology — "The Story of Yurie Systems" by Jeong Kim. Sponsored by Development and Alumni Relations. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Mon., April 19, 5:30 p.m. "The William Foxwell Albright Lecture 2004 — "Resurrection and Immortality in Early Judaism" by Jon Levenson, Harvard University. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 26 Mudd. HW



Wed., April 13, noon. JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs presents "Peabody Spotlight," a rare performance by Peabody students; Hurd Hall. EB

Sat., April 17, 6:30 p.m. Vocal Chords Spring Concert, with music by Sheryl Crow, the Beatles, Train and others. 410-516-3702. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Sat., April 17, 8 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents "Open Spaces," a dramatic program featuring Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia," Nielsen's Violin Concerto with soloist Amy Beth Horman and Copland's "An Outdoor Overture" and the "Billy the Kid" ballet suite. A free preconcert discussion with Sharon Levy is scheduled for 7 p.m. Shriver Hall. HW

Sun., April 18, 3 p.m. The JHU Wind Ensemble presents its annual spring concert featuring the JHU Choral Society, and a premier piece composed by Brian Drake. 410-467-8880. Shriver Hall. HW

Sun., April 18, 8 p.m. Ketzev Spring Concert, the Jewish a cappella group presents songs in both Hebrew and English, ranging from traditional liturgy to humorous parodies to modern Israeli hits. Kranti, a new Hindi a cappella group at Hopkins, and Kol Sasson, a Jewish a cappella group from the University of Maryland, will also perform. 410-516-3584. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Thurs., April 15, 6:30 p.m. The Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading by Li-Young Lee. A pre-reading reception will take place at 5:45 p.m. Sponsored by Center for Talented Youth. (See story, "Poet Li-Young Lee to give 2004 Ringel reading," this issue.) 410-516-0186. Meyerhoff Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art. Off campus



Sun., April 18, 6 p.m. Taize, a Christian nondenominational contemplative service. Sponsored by JHU Campus Ministries. Bunt-ing-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3509 N. Charles St.



Mon., April 12, noon. "Cortical Mechanisms of Attentional Control," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Steven Yantis; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., April 12, 12:15 p.m. "Physical and Sexual Abuse and Patterns of Marriage and Cohabitation: Evidence from a Multi-Method Study," a Population and Family Health Sciences/Hopkins Population Center seminar with Andrew Cherlin; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., April 12, 1 p.m. "Re-searching Biofields and Subtle Energy Medicine: An Examination of the Evidence," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine seminar with Marilyn Schlitz; Weinberg Building Auditorium. EB

Mon., April 12, 4 p.m. "A Geometric Littlewood-Richardson Rule," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Ravil Vakil, Stanford University; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 12, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Functional Organization of SI in the Primate: Optical Imaging's Point of View" with Anna Wang Roe, Vanderbilt University. Sponsored by Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 12, 4 p.m. "Observed Patterns in Late Burial History: Hydrothermal Alteration and Late Burial Corrosion of Sediments," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Conxita Taberner, Institut de Ciencies de la Terra, Barcelona; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., April 12, 4 p.m. "Balancing Energy and Entropy on the Folding Landscape: What We Learn From Theory and Experiments," a Biophysics seminar with Cecilia Clementi, Rice University; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., April 13, noon. "From Stem Cell to Adipocyte," a Biological Chemistry seminar with M. Daniel Lane; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., April 13, 12:15 p.m. "Action and Components of the Fat Signaling Pathway During Distal-to-Proximal Wing Signaling," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Eunjoo Chu, Rutgers University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Tues., April 13, 3 p.m. "Electricity Deregulation: Disaster or Good for the Environment and Economy?" a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Ben Hobbs; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., April 13, 3 p.m. "Multiplier Ideals and D-Modules" a JAMI seminar with Nero Buder; 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., April 13, 4:30 p.m. "Discriminative Language Modeling for LVCSR," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Murat Saraclar, AT&T Research Labs; 303 Shaffer. HW

Tues., April 13, 5:30 p.m. "The Archives of Persepolis," a Near Eastern Studies seminar with Matthew Stolper, University of Chicago; 123 Gilman. HW

Wed., April 14, 12:15 p.m. "From the Ashes of Social Marketing to Opportunities in Health Sector Reform," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Jose Rimon II; International Room, 111 Market Place. EB

Wed., April 14, 1:30 p.m. "Crystallographic Snapshots of a Reproductive DNA Polymerase Encountering a DNA Lesion," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Sylvie Doublie, University of Vermont; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., April 14, 3 p.m. "Proton MR Spectroscopic Imaging: Applications to Brain and Breast Cancer," an In vivo, Cellular and Molecular Imaging (ICMIC) seminar with Peter Barker; Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Bldg. EB

Wed., April 14, 3:30 p.m. "Sessions on Responsible Conduct of Research" with Sharon Krag; 107 Jenkins. EB

Wed., April 14, 4 p.m. "Molecular Targets for Cancer Prevention," a Phamacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Raymond DuBois, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., April 14, 4 p.m. "A Penalized Likelihood Approach to Magnetic Resonance Image Reconstruction," a Biostatistics seminar with Vera Bulaevskaya, Carnegie Mellon University; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., April 14, 7:30 p.m. "Fresh Perspectives on Looking Your Best," a JHU Cosmetic Center educational seminar with Michele Shermak ("Breast and Body Contouring") and Michael Grant ("Cosmetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery"); 350 Pavilion I, Green Spring Station.

Thurs., April 15, 11 a.m. "Measuring and Controlling Molecular-Scale Properties for Molecular Devices," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Paul Weiss, Pennsylvania State University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., April 15, noon. "Cytokinesis As a Model Dynamic Cell Shape Change," a Cell Biology seminar with Douglas Robinson; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 15, noon. "Mass Spectrometry-based Technologies in Drug Discovery Research," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Kenneth Greis, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals; 612 Physiology. EB

Thurs., April 15, 1 p.m. "The Transcriptional Program for Anterior Hypothalamus Development," a Neuroscience research seminar with Chen Ming Fan; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 15, 3 p.m. "Modeling Mechanical and Electromechanical Transduction in Cells," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Alexander Spector; 110 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 15, 4 p.m. "Bitext Chunk Alignment for Statistical Machine Translation," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Yonggang Deng; 7 Dunning. HW

Thurs., April 15, 4 p.m. "Some Recent Results in Small-Deviation Probabilities," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Fred Torcaso; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., April 15, 4 p.m. "Polymeric Controlled Gene Delivery," a Biology seminar with Kam Leong; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., April 16, 11 a.m. "Microscopic Diffusion in Subsurface Sediments: Characterization and Modeling," a Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics seminar with Chong-xuan Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 234 Ames. HW

Fri., April 16, 3:30 p.m. "Pseudo-Spectral Methods for Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) for Incompressible Navierstokes Flow," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Murry Snyder; 107 Latrobe. HW

Mon., April 19, 11 a.m. "Orientation to Animal Care and Use at Johns Hopkins University," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with James Owiny; 234 Ames. HW

Mon., April 19, noon. "Neurophysiology of Perceptual Organization in Vision," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Rudiger von der Heydt; 1-191 Meyer. HW

Mon., April 19, 12:15 p.m. "Molecular Studies of Human Kinetochore Structure, Function and Role in the Mitotic Checkpoint," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Tim Yen, Fox Chase Cancer Center; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 19, 4 p.m. "Methods of Fourier Analysis in Convex Geometry," an Analysis seminar with Alexander Koldobsky, University of Missouri; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 19, 4 p.m. "Child Support Enforcement and the Quality of Mother's Work," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Irwin Garfinkel, Columbia University School of Social Work. A Social Policy seminar, co-sponsored by Economics and Health Policy Management. 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., April 19, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Influence of Interhemispheric Interactions on Motor Function in Health and Disease" with Leonardo Cohen, NINDS. Sponsored by Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 19, 4 p.m. "Late Quaternary Glacial History and Paleoclimate of the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Brenda Hall, University of Maine; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW


Special Events

DSAGA Awareness Days 2004, a monthlong series of events featuring activists, writers and entertainers. HW

Mon., April 12, 8 p.m. A talk by feminist activist and author Inga Muscio; Great Hall, Levering.

Tues., April 13, 8 p.m. Educator Louis Moreno will discuss issues regarding homosexuality in the Caribbean; Great Hall, Levering.

Thurs., April 15, 8 p.m. Secretary, film presentation followed by discussion; 101 Remsen.

Fri., April 16, 9 p.m. to midnight. The Drag Show and Dance, with live performers and a DJ; drag attire recommended but not required. Great Hall, Levering.

Sun., April 18, 8 p.m. Fire, film presentation about homosexuality in India; Shaffer Hall Auditorium.

Mon., April 19, 8 p.m. David Rocah, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, will lead a workshop on civil rights issues and GLBT-related legislation; McCoy Multipurpose Room.

Wed., April 14, noon. Wednesday Noon Series presents "Comic Book Nation: The Transformation of Youth Culture in America," a discussion of comic books and their role in transforming children and adolescents into consumers, by Bradford Wright, author of the book by the same name. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Co-sponsored by JHU Press. Shriver Hall. HW

Sat., April 17, 7 p.m. "Relay for Life," overnight event to honor cancer victims and survivors and the main fundraiser for the ACS; Upper Quad. HW

Peabody Music for the World Festival — series of special concerts by all of Peabody's major ensembles, with celebrated faculty and guest artists; through April 25. (See lead story, this issue.) Peabody

Sat., April 17, 7 p.m. Peabody Preparatory Showcase.

Sun., April 18, 2 p.m. Sax and Celebrations. 5 p.m. A Sonic Spectacular for Organ, Brass, Chorus and Percussion.

Mon., April 19, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Percussion Ensemble.



Tues., April 13, 3:30 p.m. Baseball, vs. McDaniel; Athletic Center. HW

Wed., April 14, 3:30 p.m. Baseball, vs. Villa Julie; Athletic Center. HW

Wed., April 14, 7 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Villanova; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., April 17, 1 p.m. Baseball, vs. Haverford; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., April 17, 8 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Maryland; Homewood Field. HW



Mon., April 12, 2:30 p.m. "Downsizing America: The Obesity Epidemic," a Behavior and Health symposium with Kelly Brownell, Yale University; Robert Jeffery, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Adam Drewnowski, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine; and Shiriki Kumanyika, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Part of the Behavior at the Crossroads of Public Health symposium series, sponsored by the School of Public Health. W1020 BSPH. EB

Wed., April 14, 7:30 p.m. "Connecting with Hispanic Voters in the 2004 Election," a Government and Communication in Contemporary Society symposium with Adam Segal. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. LL7, Bernstein Offit Bldg., 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.

Thurs., April 15, 3 p.m. 2004 Technology Fellowship Symposium, showcasing digital projects developed by faculty and student fellows — from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering and Peabody Conservatory — to support teaching and learning; winners of the 2004-2005 Tech Fellows awards will also be present. 210 Hodson. HW

Sun., April 18, 1 to 5 p.m. "Promise, Perils and Politics," a symposium on biotechnology and food, moderated by Michael Rodemeyer of the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology; open to prospective and current students. Sponsored by the MS in Biotechnology and the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy programs. LL7, Bernstein Offit Bldg., 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.



Fri., April 16, and Sat., April 17, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 18, (no matinee; evening show at 7 p.m.) Theatre Hopkins production of Noel Coward's comedy Fallen Angels. (See story, above.) $15 general admission, $14 senior citizens and $5 for student rush tickets. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., April 16, and Sat., April 19, 8 p.m. Throat Culture presents sketches, movies and crazy fun; Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

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