Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 26, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 26, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 32

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conference | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Symposia | Theater | Workshops



Tues., April 27, 4:15 p.m. "The Amidohydrolase Superfamily: Function, Design and Discovery," a Chemistry colloquium with Frank Raushel, Texas A&M University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., April 28, 3 p.m. "Transistor R&D at RCA and GE, ca. 1947-60," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Hyungsub Choi; 3505 N. Charles St. HW



Sat., May 1, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Third International Health Conference, workshop sessions and lunch forums on student experiences; speakers include Helen Caldicott, PSR/NRPI; Aranthan Jones, congressional Black Caucus; Aziza Shad; and Chris Beyrer. $15 for non-JHU students. Sponsored by SOM Physicians for Human Rights and SPH Health and Human Rights. Preclinical Teaching Building. EB



Mon., April 26, noon. Information session for the accelerated programs in Applied Economics, Communications in Contemporary Society, Biotechnology and Government. RSVP to 410-516-2863. 160 Mattin. HW

Mon., April 26, 7 p.m. "Beyond Bhopal," discussion with Rashida Bee and Champa Devi Shukla, survivors of the 1984 Dow Chemical gas leak tragedy in Bhopal, India. Sponsored by AID-JHU, Amnesty International and the Students for Environmental Action, D.C. Collective. 101 Remsen. HW

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

Tues., April 27, 1 p.m. "ARTStor," with Mike Reese and Don Juedes.

Thurs., April 29, 1 p.m. "Using Rubrics to Evaluate Subjective Assignments," with Rae Brosnan and Erin Hagar.

Thurs., April 29, 5 p.m. "Should Emergency Contraception Be Available Over the Counter?" an evidence-based talk with Sharon Camp, Alan Guttmacher Institute; James Trussell, Princeton University. Sponsored by the Health and Human Rights Group and WHAG. W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., April 29, 5:30 p.m. "Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Health Students," with David Levine and Gail Geller; 1003 Ross. EB

Thurs., April 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m. "Internet Roundtable," with Sean Carton, Carton Donofrio Partners; Marc Waldeck, Brave New Markets; Billy Twigg, Alexander and Tom; Dave Carberry, G3 Group; and Joel Fisher, Planit. Part of the AAB 2004 Advertising Seminar Series at CCP. RSVP to 410-659-6300. Sponsored by the Center for Communication Programs. International Room, 111 Market Place. EB



Tues., April 27, 4:30 p.m. The Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. Part of the Anthropology Undergraduate Film Series, parallel to the class Culture and Power in the Contemporary Middle East. 400 Macaulay. HW

Fri., April 30, 7 p.m. A Closer Walk, film narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith, exploring the worldwide impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals and communities. Sponsored by SOM Physicians for Human Rights, SGAC and AMSA. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Fri., April 30, 7 p.m. "Bee-Have," a Women, Gender and Sexuality film series, presents Barbarella, directed by Roger Vadim and starring Jane Fonda; followed by discussion. 110 Gilman. HW



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 27, 4 p.m. The First Lawrence Grossman Lecture — "The Enemy Within: Endogenous DNA Damage and Its Repair" by Tomas Lindahl, Clare Hall Laboratories and London Research Institute. Sponsored by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. New Auditorium, BSPH. EB

Thurs., April 29, 4 p.m. The Carolyn and Edward Wenk Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy — "The Dance of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Public Policy" by Joseph Bordogna, National Science Foundation. Sponsored by Electrical and Computer Engineering. 110 Hodson. HW

Walters Art Museum Distinguished Lectures in Ancient Art of the Americas, with Elizabeth Boone, Tulane University. Sponsored by History of Art and the Walters Art Museum.

Thurs., April 29, 7 to 9 p.m. "The Colonial Transformation of Aztec Pictography"; Walters Art Museum, 5 W. Mt. Vernon Place.

Fri., April 30, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Student forum; 255 Mergenthaler.

Sat., May 1, 10 a.m. to noon. "Stories from Aztec Mexico"; Walters Art Museum.

Fri., April 30, 11 a.m. The 2004 Acheson J. Duncan Lecture — "Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Mining" by Leo Breiman, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., April 30, 4 p.m. "Literature, Media and Culture," a German lecture by Anselm Haverkamp, NYU and European University Viadrina, Frankfurt. 238 Gilman. HW

Mon., May 3, 4 p.m. The 2004 Carlson Lecture by Eric Lander, MIT. Sponsored by Biophysics. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW



One of Johns Hopkins' long-standing a cappella groups — the Mental Notes — is tuning up to hit a high note on Saturday night: its 10th anniversary concert, which will bring back 20 singing alums to join the 13 current members.

Tues., April 27, noon. Midday Performance by the Vesalius Quartet. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Hurd Hall. EB

Thurs., April 29, 8:30 p.m. Spring Concert by the JHU Jazz Program, featuring the JHU Jazz Ensemble and the JHU Jazz Band with works by Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, and JHU's Matt Belzer and Coleman Flanagan. Shriver Hall. HW

Sat., May 1, 8 p.m. Mental Notes anniversary concert with 13 current members and 20 alumni members of the co-ed comedy a cappella group. 110 Hodson. HW

Sun., May 2, 7:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series — Eroica Trio. (See story, "Eroica Trio, chamber ensemble, to close Shriver Hall Concert Series," this issue.) Shriver Hall. HW


Open House

Thurs., April 29, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. HeadsUP Open House for the Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science. Introductory college credit engineering summer courses and internship opportunities. Second floor, Central Bldg., Montgomery County Campus.



Mon., April 26, 10 a.m. "Psychiatrist's Ascertained Need for Mental Health Services in the Community," a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Erick Messias; 845 Hampton House. EB

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 Demography/Reproductive Health seminar with John Hobcroft, London School of Economics. Co-sponsored by the Hopkins Population Center/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

Mon., April 26, 4 p.m. "Special Lagrangian Cones with Higher Genus Links," an Analysis seminar with N. Kapouleas, Brown University; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., April 27, 11 a.m. "FRET: Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer-Molecular Interactions in Cells," an overview of FRET with Douglas Murphy; 107 WBSB. Demonstrations take place 1 to 5 p.m. in B13 WBSB. EB

Tues., April 27, noon. "Ion Channels for Touch and Pain Sensation," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Jaime Garcia-Anoveros, Northwestern University; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., April 27, 3 p.m. "Recent Advances in the Development of Adaptive Solutions to Richards' Equation," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Casey Miller, University of North Carolina; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., April 27, 4 p.m. "The Coming Fiscal Squeeze and Its Implications for Children," a Social Policy seminar with Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institute. Co-sponsored by Institute for Policy Studies, Economics and Health Policy and Management. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Tues., April 27, 4 p.m. "Topologically Trivial Torsion-Free Sheaves on Nodal Curves," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Artamkin Igor, Steklov Mathematical Institute; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., April 27, 4:30 p.m. "Discriminative Estimation of Mixtures of Exponential Distributions," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Vaibhava Goel, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; 303 Shaffer. HW

Wed., April 28, noon. "PH and C2 Domains: Ubiquitous Signaling Elements in Chemotaxis and Other Pathways," a Cell Biology seminar with Joseph Falke, University of Colorado, Boulder; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Wed., April 28, 4 p.m. "Ribonuclease H as a Target for Anti-HIV Agents," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Michael Parniak, University of Pittsburgh; 303 WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 29, 11 a.m. "Soft Materials and Patterning Techniques for Electronics," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with John Rogers, University of Illinois, Urbana; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., April 29, noon. "Histone Variants, Nucleosome Assembly Pathways and Epigenetics," a Cell Biology seminar with Steven Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 29, noon. "Home Buying," first of a series of three seminars with representatives from SMARTMOVE. Sponsored by the JHU Federal Credit Union. Carroll Auditorium, Bayview Medical Center. Bayview

Thurs., April 29, noon. "The Genetics and Genomics of Host Selection in the Malaria Vector Mosquito Anopheles gambiae," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with L.J. Zwiebel, Vanderbilt University; W2030 BSPH. EB

Thurs., April 29, 1 p.m. "Multiple Activity-Dependent Mechanisms Govern Circuit Development in Vivo," a Neuroscience research seminar with Holly Cline, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 29, 3 p.m. "Failure of a Self-Healing Composite Under Mono-tonic and Fatigue Loading," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Philippe Geubelle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 29, 4 p.m. "Modulation of the Allosteric Response in a Transcriptional Repressor," a Biology seminar with Dorothy Beckett, University of Maryland; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., April 29, 4 p.m. "Random Forests: A Statistical Tool for the Sciences," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Leo Breiman, University of California, Berkeley; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., April 29, 5 p.m. "Royal Sons and the Ideology of Kingship of Ramesses II," a Near Eastern Studies seminar with Marjorie Fisher, University of Michigan; 123 Gilman. HW

Fri., April 30, 10 a.m. "Communication and Affect," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Doug Storey. Part of the series "Introduction to Theories of Communication Effects." International Room, 111 Market Place. EB

Fri., April 30, 1:30 p.m. "Random Forest in Language Modeling," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Peng Xu; 314 Clark. HW

Fri., April 30, 2 p.m. "Watching Single Ribosomes Translate," a Biophysics seminar with Jody Puglisi, Stanford University; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., May 3, noon. "Cellular Basis of Cortical Plasticity," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Alfredo Kirkwood; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., May 3, 12:15 p.m. "The End of the Fertility Transition in the Developing World," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with John Bongaarts, Population Council, New York; W2030 BSPH. EB


Special Events

Tues., April 27, 6 p.m. Reading by John Barth, from his latest collection of fiction, The Book of Ten Nights and a Night. Clipper Room, Shriver. HW

Wed., April 28, noon. The Wednesday Noon Series presents "The Michael Austin Story: An Innocent Man's 27-Year Quest for Freedom," a discussion with Michael Austin and attorney Larry Allen Nathans. Co-sponsored by Special Events and the JHU Center for Social Concern. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., April 28, 5 p.m. Celebrate 45 years of the Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project, established in 1958; all members of the Hopkins community are welcome. RSVP to 410-516-8517. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Fri., April 30, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Opening reception for "Celestial Harmony: Four Visions of the Universe," an exhibition of rare books on astronomy and physics from the collection of Elliott Hinkes. Exhibit runs through May 30. M-Level, MSE Library. HW

Sun., May 2, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dedication of the Smokler Center for Jewish Life, Baltimore's first free-standing Hillel facility; Garland Hall tent. Sponsored by the Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center and Hillel of Greater Baltimore. (See story, "Hopkins Hillel opens doors to its new Charles Street home." this issue.) Reception to follow at the Smokler Center for Jewish Life, Weinberg Bldg., 3109 N. Charles St. HW

Mon., May 3, 3 p.m. The Whiting School of Engineering Convocation honoring engineering undergraduates, grad students, faculty and staff, and the Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture, "Your Career: By Accident or by Design?" by Loren Douglas. Sponsored by WSE Academic Affairs. 110 Hodson. HW



JHU Undergraduate Research Symposium, talks by Gregory Ball and Peter Achinstein, and an opportunity for 22 undergraduates to present their research. Student presentations are given every half-hour. Sponsored by NuRhoPsi. Hodson Auditorium. HW

Fri., April 30, 2:30 to 6 p.m. Opening talk by Gregory Ball; presentations continue until 6 p.m.

Sat., May 1, 1:30 p.m. Talk by Peter Achinstein; presentations continue until 6 p.m.



Fri., April 30, and Sat., May 1, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 2, 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



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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