Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 19, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 19, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 31

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'The Passion Story' Unfolds

Grunewald's 'Small Crucifixion'

A panel of scholars will explore representations of Christ's death in art and film during a daylong symposium on Thursday, April 22, at Johns Hopkins' Bernstein Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

"The Passion Story: From Visual Representations to Social Drama" is divided into three sessions and will include presentations on such topics as "How Did Ancient Christianity Become Anti-Jewish?" "Let His Blood Be on Us: The Portrayal of Jesus' Passion in Film" and "Jewish Responses to the Christ-Killer Charge."

Presenters are from Princeton, Johns Hopkins, George Washington University, Boston University, Mount Holyoke College, the University of London and the Wilfred Laurier University.

For a complete list of the day's events, go to Space is limited; to attend, call 202-452-1280 or e-mail



Tues., April 20, 4 p.m. "Making the Holocaust a Traumatic Memory: Binjamin Wilkomirski Through the Looking Glass," a Humanities Center colloquium with Allan Young, McGill University. Co-sponsored by Anthropology; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., April 20, 4:15 p.m. "Effects of Non-Covalent Interactions on Metal Ion Mediated Activation of Dioxygen: Formation of Non-Heme Complexes with Terminal Oxo and Hydroxo Ligands," a Chemistry colloquium with Andrew Borovik, University of Kansas; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., April 21, 3 p.m. "By Popular Demand: Rabies Treatments, Biomedical Research and Public Health at America's 30 Pasteur Institutes (1895-1914)," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Bert Hansen, Baruch College, CUNY; Third floor, Welch Medical Library. EB



Thurs., April 22, 4 p.m. "Religions and Globalization," a mini-conference with Abdullahi An-Na'im, Emory University ("Religions and Globalizations: From an Optimistic Muslim"); and Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College ("Catholic Common Good and Global Ethics"); ABC Rooms, Hopkins Club. Part of the Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History; 410-516-5558. Conference continues Fri., April 23, 1:30 p.m., with open discussion led by John Langan, Georgetown University, and Behrooz Ghamari, Georgia State University; 304 Olin. HW



Mon., April 19, 12:30 p.m. "Sociological Perspective of Dementia," a discussion on ethnic minority groups' perceptions of dementia with Peggy Dillworth-Anderson, University of North Carolina Center for Aging and Diversity. Sponsored by Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. 140 Phipps. EB

Tues., April 20, noon. "Food for Thought," a lunchtime book club with Karen Arnold discussing The Street, by African-American author Ann Petry. Sponsored by WORKlife Programs. 162 Offit, Mattin Center. HW

Buzzword Bistro Series, discussions sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Tues., April 20, 1 p.m. "Using Rubrics to Evaluate Subjective Assignments" with Rae Brosnan.

Thurs., April 22, 1 p.m. "Classroom Assessment Techniques" with Erin Hagar.

Wed., April 21, 4 p.m. "Starting the Grad School Search," a discussion sponsored by Academic Advising, the Career Center and Preprofessional Advising; 211 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 22, 7:30 a.m. "Mergers and Acquisitions: Growing, Segmenting or Reorganizing Your Business," a panel discussion with Neil Campbell, EntreMed Inc.; John Coker, BioReliance Corp.; and Jeff Church, GenVec. $20 members/guests; $50 non-members; $10 extra for walk-in registration. 240-453-6200 or Sponsored by the Montgomery County Campus and the BioAlliance Network. 106 Academic and Research Bldg., Montgomery County Campus.

Sat., April 24, 1 p.m. "Glenn Ligon's White #17," a JHU/BMA Art History Fellowship talk by Joyce Tsai; Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. HW



Thurs., April 22, 4:30 p.m. Matir Moina, directed by Catherine and Tariq Masud; part of the Anthropology Undergraduate Film Series; 400 Macaulay. HW

Fri., April 23, 7 p.m. "Bee-Have," a Women, Gender and Sexuality film series, presents Aliens, directed by James Cameron, starring Sigourney Weaver; followed by discussion. 110 Gilman. HW


Grand Rounds

Wed., April 21, 4 p.m. "Planting the Seeds for Prevention of Liver Cancer in China," Dean's Office grand rounds with Thomas Kensler; W1020 BSPH. EB



Mon., April 19, 8 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. 106 Academic and Research Bldg., 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

Tues., April 20, noon. The Al-lene Rubin Memorial Lecture — "Addiction and the Brain" by Nora Volkow, NIDA. Sponsored by Psychiatry. 240 Phipps. EB

Wed., April 21, 3:30 p.m. The Robert B. Pond Sr. Distinguished Materials Science Lecture — "Critical Strain Transitions in Crystal Plasticity" by Robert B. Pond Jr., Loyola College/JHU. Sponsored by Materials Science and Engineering. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., April 21, 8 p.m. "A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life," a slide lecture by Dale Rosengarten, College of Charleston, South Carolina. Sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., April 22, 11 a.m. The John D. Holtz Lecture — "Chemical and Biological Engineering: A New Dimension to a Successful Paradigm" by Gregory Stephan-opoulos, MIT. Sponsored by Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., April 22, noon. The James Schouler Lecture — "Nuclear One-Worldism After 9/11: The Nuclear-Political Question and Catastrophic Terrorism" by Daniel Deudney. Sponsored by Political Science. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., April 22, 5:30 p.m. "Disposal of Nuclear Waste and Yucca Mountain," a lecture by David Applegate, American Geological Institute, followed by discussion. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. 414 Bernstein Offit Bldg., 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

Mon., April 26, 4 p.m. The 2004 George S. Benton Lecture in Atmospheric Science and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics — "Rapid Climate Change in the Earth System: Past, Present and Future" by Lonnie Thompson, Ohio State University. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., April 26, 5 p.m. The Henry G. Kunkel Lecture — "AID, a Central Molecule of Immune Diversity" by Tasuku Honjo, Kyoto University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the JHU Immunology Council. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB



Tues., April 20, noon. Midday Performance by the JHMI Chamber Music Society. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Hurd Hall. EB

Fri., April 23, 8 p.m. Evergreen Concert Series presents Duo Paganini (Nancy Bean and Allen Krantz), performing a repertoire including Bach and early 19th- century Italian, Spanish, French and contemporary works. Seating limited; reservations required. $15. 410-516-0341. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen, 4545 N. Charles St.

Sat., April 24, 8 p.m. Performance of Mozart's Requiem by Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and the Hopkins Choral Society, with the Baltimore School for the Arts Chamber Choir, members of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and soloists. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. HW



Thurs., April 22, 5:30 p.m. "Catullus," a reading by poet Charles Martin, Queensborough College. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 111 Mergenthaler. 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. EB

Mon., April 19, noon. "Mechanisms of Fish Oil in Cancer Wasting: The Effect of Proteolysis Inducing Factor," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine seminar with Todd Brown; 322, 1830 Bldg. EB

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 and 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

Mon., April 19, 4:30 p.m. "Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy," a Humanities Center seminar with Susan Neiman, The Einstein For-um, Potsdam, Germany; 148 Gilman. HW

Tues., April 20, noon. "Genetic Modulation of the Inflammatory Response," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Antonio De Maio; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., April 20, 12:15 p.m. "A Cell's Sense of Direction," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Chris Janetopoulos; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Tues., April 20, 1 p.m. "Health Disparities in a Racially Integrated Neighborhood: Evidence from the Southwest Baltimore Community Health Study," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Tom LaVeist; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Tues., April 20, 2 p.m. "Stochastic Time Changes, Levy Processes and Asset Price Modeling," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Helyette Geman, University Paris IX Dauphine and ESSEC Graduate Business School; 304 Whitehead. HW

Tues., April 20, 3 p.m. "Studies in Air Pollutant and Greenhouse Gas Control in Mexico City," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Jason West, EPA; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., April 20, 4:30 p.m. "Wiretapping the Brain," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; 303 Shaffer. HW

Wed., April 21, noon. "Enhancing Humane Science — Improving Animal Research," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with James Owiny and Alan Goldberg; W3030 BSPH. EB

Wed., April 21, 3 p.m. "The Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence," a JAMI seminar with Nero Budur; 302 Krieger. HW

Wed., April 21, 4 p.m. "mRNA Processing and the Logic Underlying Gene Expression," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Dan Herschlag, Stanford University; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 22, noon. "Linking Fungal Morphogenesis, Pathogenicity and Host Immune Evasion," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Bruce Klein; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., April 22, noon. "Tips and Tricks for Writing an Animal Use Protocol," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with James Owiny; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., April 22, noon. "Gene Replacement, Imaging and Modeling Reveal Steps in the Biogenesis of a Precarious Organelle: The Mammalian Golgi Apparatus," a Cell Biology seminar with Adam Linstedt, Carnegie Mellon University; 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 22, 1 p.m. "Incubation of Cocaine Craving After Withdrawal: Behavioral and Neuronal Mechanisms," a Neuroscience research seminar with Yavin Shaham, IRP/NIDA/NIH; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 22, 3 p.m. "Fracture Behavior of Binary Lamellar Tial," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Sharvan Kumar, Brown University; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 22, 4 p.m. "Rank-based Classification of Gene Expression Profiles," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Donald Geman; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., April 22, 7:30 p.m. "Fresh Perspectives on Looking Your Best," a JHU Cosmetic Center educational seminar with Patrick McElgunn ("Facial Rejuvenation: A Dermatologist's Perspective") and Craig Vander Kolk ("Facial Rejuvenation: A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective"); 350 Pavilion I, Green Spring Station.

Fri., April 23, 11 a.m. "Discovering Patterns in Sequences and Structure in Microarray Data," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Gregory Stephanopoulos, MIT; 110 Maryland. HW

Mon., April 26, noon. "Low Levels of Serum 'alpha' — Tocopherol in Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck and Improvement with Oral Supplementation," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine seminar with Nasir Bhatti; 322, 1830 Bldg. EB

Mon., April 26, 12:15 p.m. "Population Paradigms: Pathways, Processes and Pointlessness," a JHU Population Center seminar with John Hobcroft, London School of Economics. Co-sponsored by Population and Family Health Sciences. W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., April 26, 12:15 p.m. "To Integrate or Not to Integrate: HIV Prevention and Family Planning Services at the Clinic Level," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Marie Adamo, Dept. of Health, Cape Town, South Africa. International Room, BSPH. EB

Mon., April 26, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "'Muscle' and 'Movement' Representation in the Motor Cortex: New Anatomical and Physiological Correlates" with Peter Strick, University of Pittsburgh. Sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Peabody Music for the World Festival — Special concerts by Peabody's major ensembles, with faculty and guest artists. For program and ticket information, call 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

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

Tues., April 20, 8 p.m. "A Star-Studded Night of Chamber Music."

Wed., April 21, 8 p.m. Performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.

Thurs., April 22, 7:30 p.m. "An Evening of Jazz," with the Peabody Jazz Orchestra.

Fri., April 23, 8 p.m. Performance by flute virtuoso Marina Piccinini.

Sat., April 24, 5 p.m. Grand Celebration Evening with concert featuring the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and pianist Leon Fleisher at 6:30 p.m.

Sun., April 25, 2 to 5 p.m. Peabody Open House, free performances by Peabody ensembles, including family-friendly activities.

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

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.

Tues., April 20, daylong. Vigil against hate crimes; Upper Quad (outside the MSE Library).

Brain Awareness Week — Talks, events and displays. Co-sponsored by NuRhoPsi and the Neuroscience Program. See story, p. 3. HW

Tues., April 20, 6 p.m. "Do Drugs Really Make You Happy?" a talk by Linda Gorman; Glass Pavilion, Levering.

Wed., April 21, 6 p.m. "Keep Your Brain Young," a talk by Guy McKhann and Marilyn Albert, based on their book; 162 Mattin.

Thurs., April 22, 2 to 3 p.m. Slide show and information session on the intersession class trip to the Galapagos Islands; 233 Ames.

4 to 5:30 p.m. Faculty-student panel; 233 Ames.

Fri., April 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Neuroscience poster session, with students presenting their research projects; Great Hall, Levering.

Wed., April 21, noon. Wednesday Noon Series — "The Caribbean Experience," music and dance by Goombay. Sponsored by Special Events. Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., April 22, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. "The Passion Story: From Visual Representation to Social Drama," a public symposium featuring lectures and discussion with a panel of experts. (See item, "The Passion Story Unfolds," above.) Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. LL7, Bernstein Offit Bldg.

Fri., April 23, noon to 6 p.m.; Sat., April 24, and Sun., April 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spring Fair 2004, featuring arts and crafts vendors, food, rides, a beer garden (2 to 7 p.m.) and a daily afternoon performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night on the steps of Gilman Hall. Upper and Lower Quads. HW

Sat., April 24, noon to 5 p.m. Physics Fair at Bloomberg School of Public Health, sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. (See story, "All-Ages Physics Fair to Make Its Debut Saturday," this issue.) For information, go to EB



Tues., April 20, 3:30 p.m. Women's Tennis, vs. Franklin and Marshall; Athletic Center. HW Wed., April 21, 3:30 p.m. Baseball, vs. Catholic; Athletic Center. HW



Wed., April 21, 8 p.m. Foreign Affairs Symposium — with Azar Nafisi; AMR Reading Room. HW

"Evolution" — The Twenty-sixth Carnegie Institution of Washington Minisymposium, in honor of Maxine F. Singer. HW

Thurs., April 22, 6:30 p.m. "Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Form," keynote lecture by Sean Carroll, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Inn at the Colonnade.

Fri., April 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Talks by Gunter Wagner, Yale University; H. Allen Orr, University of Rochester; Susan Wessler, University of Georgia; David Stern, Princeton University; Jona-than F. Wendel, Iowa State University; and Susan L. Lindquist, Whitehead Institute. Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy.



Fri., April 23, and Sat., April 24, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 25, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Noel Coward's Fallen Angels. $15 general admission, $14 senior citizens and $5 for student rush tickets. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., April 23, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 24, 4 p.m.; and Sun., April 25, 8 p.m. Witness Theater! presents its "Spring Showcase," featuring one-acts and full-length drama and comedy. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Tues., April 20, noon. "Choosing Child Care: Selecting a Quality Program for Your Child," a WORKlife Programs workshop with Leslee Bright of LOCATE: Maryland Committee for Children Inc. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Thurs., April 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Fri., April 23, 9 a.m. to noon. "Grant Writing," two-part workshop designed to assist first-time applicants with writing an NIH or other peer-reviewed research proposal. All participants must attend the session. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Thurs., April 22, 10:30 a.m. A workshop on Armenian music, with the Shoghaken Ensemble. Sponsored by Musicology. B28 Leakin. Peabody

Mon., April 26, 4 p.m. AMCAS Application and Essay Workshop I with Kadeshia Matthews and Mary Catherine Savage. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. Great Hall, Levering. HW

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