Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 24, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 24, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 36

Weekly Calendar

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Curtain up on SummerStage

The Loyal Opposition starts the fun on June 4.

Political satire takes center stage when the quick-witted comedy review group The Loyal Opposition opens SummerStage at the Mattin Center with three shows on June 4 and 5. On tap: a Bush-Kerry debate, Larry King celebrity interviews and visits from Colin Powell and Bill Clinton. (For details, see Theater, below.)

Other events in the SummerStage series, which takes place in the Swirnow Theater of the Mattin Center, Homewood campus, are a family dance concert featuring the Stephanie Powell Danse-Ensemble, a Baltimore company whose performances integrate ballet, modern dance and jazz, June 12; White Frost Falls, a tragicomic theater piece about a Japanese noblewoman separated from her Samurai husband and featuring both deaf and hearing actors, June 18 and 19; and performances by the Collective, a local modern dance company whose pieces include a contemporary ballet performed to the music of U2 and a quirky take on television sitcoms, June 25 and 26. Ticket prices range from $5 to $10.

For more information or reservations, call 410-516-4695 or see The Gazette calendar for details on specific performances.



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

Wed., May 26, noon. Black Faculty and Staff Association general assembly meeting. 410-516-6050. W3030 BSPH. EB



Fri., May 28, 1 p.m. "Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Calcium Signaling," a Neuroscience lecture by Sir Michael Berridge, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. 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

Wed., May 26, 11 a.m. "TIRF--Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence--Membrane Proteins at High Contrast and Clarity," a JHU Microscope Facility seminar and demonstrations with Douglas Murphy; 303 WBSB. (Demonstrations will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. in B13 WBSB.) EB

Wed., May 26, 12:15 p.m. "Communication Initiatives in a Conservative Society: Breaking the Silence on Youth Sexuality in Guinea," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Guillaume Bakade, CCP Guinea; International Room, 111 Market Place. EB

Wed., May 26, 1:30 p.m. "Functions of a Multi-Factor Complex in the Initiation of Protein Synthesis and Translational Control," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Alan Hinnebusch, NIH/NICHD; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., May 27, noon. "Safety for Animal Users," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with Jack Barret; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., May 27, 12:05 p.m. "Applications of Protein Microarray to Study the Yeast and Viral Proteomes," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Heng Zhu; W3204 BSPH. EB

Thurs., May 27, 1 p.m. "Signaling Between Synapse and Nucleus During Long-Lasting Forms of Synaptic Plasticity," a Neuroscience research seminar with Kelsey Martin, UCLA; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Fri., May 28, 11 a.m. "Serum Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Disease and Their Relation to Dementia and Biomarkers of Dementia," a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Michelle Mielke; 845 Hampton House. EB

Mon., June 7, noon. "NMDA Receptor-Mediated Signaling in the Lead Exposed Rat Brain," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Christopher Toscano; W7023 BSPH. EB

Mon., June 7, 12:15 p.m. "Update on the Bangladesh Adolescent Reproductive Health Project," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Nuzhat Shahzadi and Mohammad Shahjahan, Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs. International Room, 111 Market Place. EB


Special Events

Wed., June 2, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bloomberg School of Public Health staff recognition reception for staff members with five, 10 and 15 years of service. Courtyard and lounge, BSPH. EB

Sat., June 5, 8 p.m. "A Musical Tribute to John Denver," an SON/M.U.S.E. Foundation production hosted by Melissa Stark, NBC national correspondent for The Today Show. Former John Denver Band members and colleagues will play folk, country and bluegrass music. $40 per person, proceeds to benefit the School of Nursing's community health centers; for tickets, call 410-614-4864. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



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. Lower level, Hodson. HW. Registration required; go to



Fri., June 4, 8 p.m., and Sat., June 5, 7 and 9 p.m. SummerStage at the Mattin Center presents political satire, stand-up and improvisation by comedy ensemble The Loyal Opposition. $10, $8 for students and senior citizens. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW



Tues., May 25, and Thurs., May 27, 1 to 5 p.m. "Introduction to WebCt Training," a two-part workshop with Ian Goh. 1 Shaffer. HW

Wed., May 26, and Thurs., May 27, 9 a.m. Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS), with invited speakers and poster sessions. Registration required; register for the workshop from 8 to 10 a.m. Co-sponsored by Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute. 110 Hodson. HW. Schedule and registration are available at

Thurs., June 3, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Prehealth AMCAS Application and Essay Workshop II, with Ka-deshia Matthews and Mary Catherine Savage. Great Hall, Levering (register in 300 Garland). HW

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