Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 17, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 17, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 35

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Contemporary Chamber Opera

Some cast and crew of 'Super Double Lite.'

Peabody students and recent alumni have collaborated to produce the Baltimore premiere of a new chamber opera. Super Double Lite. Written by Damon Ferrante, the work will be performed on May 18 and 19 at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St.

Set in a world drawn from contemporary American culture, Super Double Lite is the story of a data-entry clerk who, heeding the advice of a game show host, gambles on a second chance at love. Her poignant and humorous search leads to the quirky settings of gambling parlors, shopping malls, karaoke bars and bail bond offices.

The opera had its origins in Roger Brunyate's opera etude course, in which each student composer and cast work together in developing a scenario through improvisation, devising a libretto and workshopping the musical score. In January, the opera had a sold-out world premiere at the Thalia Theater of Symphony Space in Manhattan.

Damon Ferrante is a graduate student at the conservatory, where he studies composition with Bruno Amato. This project has received support from the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association as well as the Peabody Career Development Fund.

For details, see Music.



Tues., May 25, noon. "Food for Thought," a lunchtime book club with Karen Arnold discussing Solar Storm, by Native American writer Linda Hogan. Sponsored by WORKlife Programs. 162 Offit, Mattin Center. HW



Mon., May 17, 5 p.m. Dean's Lecture V — "The Regulation of Cell Motility in Drosophila Border Cells and Human Ovarian Cancer Cells" by Denise Montell. Sponsored by SOM. Hurd Hall. EB

Tues., May 18, 4 p.m. The William Sydney Thayer and Susan Read Thayer Lecture in Clinical Medicine — "The Future of Academic Medicine: The Hopkins Legend" by Samuel O. Thier, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Sponsored by SOM. Turner Auditorium. EB



Tues., May 18, and Wed., May 19, 8 p.m. Baltimore premiere of Super Double Lite, a new chamber opera written by Peabody graduate student Damon Ferrante, produced by Peabody students and recent alumni. (See article "Contemporary chamber opera," above.) $12, $5 for students. Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St.



Mon., May 17, 4 p.m. "Biomarker Development for Genital Tract Infections," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Patti Gravitt; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., May 17, 5 p.m. "The Painted Box of Tutankhamun," a Near Eastern Studies seminar with T.G.H. James; 123 Gilman. HW

Tues., May 18, 12:15 p.m. "The Role of Checkpoints, DNA Repair, Cell Death and Growth on the Survival of Drosophila Larvae," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Burnley Jaklevic, University of Colorado, Boulder; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Wed., May 19, 4 p.m. "The Specific Organization of DNA in the Mammalian Nucleus," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Jeffrey Shaman; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 20, 1 p.m. "Public Health and a Media Giant, Strange or Natural Bedfellows," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Holly Mahler, Behavior Change Communication/Youth Participation for the YouthNet Program; International Room, 111 Market Place. EB

Fri., May 21, 11 a.m. "Taste-related Phenotypes in Mice: QTL Mapping Using Crosses Between C57BL/6 and 129 Strains," a JHU Center for Inherited Disease Research seminar with Alexander Bachmanov, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia; Suite 1200, Triad Technology Center. Bayview

Fri., May 21, 12:15 p.m. "Results from the 2003 Evaluation of Zambia's HEART Campaign," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Carol Underwood; International Room, 111 Market Place. EB

Fri., May 21, 3 p.m. "Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Determinants of Perceived Racial Discrimination in Adulthood and Its Relation to Frequency of Drug Use," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Gregory Breeden; 744 Hampton House. EB

Mon., May 24, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "The Prefrontal Cortex: Concepts, Rules and Cognitive Control" with Earl Miller, MIT. Sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Wed., May 19, 4 to 7 p.m. Reception for the graduating student exhibition of medical and biological illustration. Sponsored by Art as Applied to Medicine and SOM Graduate Student Association. Exhibit continues through Sat., May 29. Houck Lobby, Phipps. EB

University commencement, convocation and graduation ceremonies; various locations. (See story, "Ceremonies put cap on 128th year," this issue, for details.)

Wed., May 19, 7 p.m. Whiting School of Engineering graduate ceremony.

Wed., May 19, 7:30 p.m. Bloomberg School of Public Health convocation.

Thurs., May 20, 9:15 a.m. University-wide commencement.

Thurs., May 20, 1:45 p.m. Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering undergraduate diploma award ceremony.

Thurs., May 20, 1:45 p.m. School of Nursing diploma award program.

Thurs., May 20, 3 p.m. SAIS diploma award ceremony.

Thurs., May 20, 7:30 p.m. SPSBE undergraduate and graduate diploma award ceremony.

Thurs., May 20, 7:30 p.m. School of Medicine diploma award ceremony.

Thurs., May 20, 8 p.m. Peabody Institute diploma award ceremony.

Fri., May 21, 5:30 p.m. Krieger School of Arts and Sciences master's diploma award ceremony.

Fri., May 21, 6 p.m. "An Eve-ning of Traditional Beverages: Rum," a brief history of rum by Franklin Knight who will also lead a rum tasting; reception with hors d'oeuvres, rum punch and non-alcoholic beverages will follow the lecture and tastings. Sponsored by Homewood House Museum. $25 general, $20 Homewood members. For information, call 410-516-8645. Homewood House Museum (on the lawn, weather permitting, or a rain location if necessary). HW



Tues., May 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The CEAFM 2004 Research Symposium on Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics; students will present their research. 210 Hodson. HW

Mon., May 24 and Tues., May 25, 8:30 a.m. "Computational Biology, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics," a Center for Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling symposium, including 19 speakers over the course of two days and a poster session. Registration required; go to Lower level, Hodson. HW



Tues., May 18, and Wed., May 19, 1 to 5 p.m. "Introduction to WebCt Training," two-part workshop with Ian Goh. 1 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., May 20, 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Fri., May 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Bayesian Approaches as Related to the Drug Approval Process," a two-day workshop with various speakers. Sponsored by the FDA and JHU. Masur Auditorium, NIH in Bethesda, Md.

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