Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 27, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 27, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 5

Weekly Calendar

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


'Back to the Future'


Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health and an advocate for biomedical research, takes on the topic "Back to the Future: Where Will Today's Research Take Us Tomorrow?" this week as the second speaker of the 2004 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium.

The series, called Rebuilding America: Peace and Prosperity at What Price? A Symposium on a Struggling Domestic Legitimacy, is a student-run program examining what the future holds for America.

Before joining the NIH in 2002, Zerhouni was a longtime faculty member at Johns Hopkins, serving most recently as executive vice dean of the School of Medicine. See Special Events.



Tues., Sept. 28, 4:15 p.m. "Rational Design of Fluorescent Sensors for the Biological Chemistry of Zinc and Copper," a Chemistry colloquium with Christoph Fahrni, Georgia Tech University; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3 p.m. "Colonial Psychiatry and the Politics of Healing in Algeria: Patients and Doctors, Illness and Treatment," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Richard Keller, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m. "How Speakers' Eye Movements Reflect Spoken Language Generation," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Zenzi Griffin, Georgia Institute of Technology; 134A Krieger. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m. "Using Biology to Study Physics," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Seth Fraden, Brandeis University; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Faculty Conversations With Undergraduates: Exploring Humanities Scholarship," a series of three informal colloquia around afternoon tea. First conversation, with Meredith Williams, whose areas of research are philosophy of mind and language. 148 Gilman. HW



Mon., Sept. 27, 3 p.m. Law school information session for prelaw students, with deans from USC, Duke and UC, Berkeley. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 1 p.m. Buzzword Bistro — "Not Just Bells and Whistles: Delivering Video and Audio Online," a Center for Educational Resources discussion with Mike Reese; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW



Sat., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. Hysterical Blindness (2002), directed by Mira Nair, a Tarang movie presentation; 3 Shaffer. HW



Wed., Sept. 27, noon. "Evaluating Evidence in Complementary Medicine," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Wayne Jonas, Samueli Institute; Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Tues., Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. "Trade Secrets and Licensing Agreements," an Emerging Technology Center lecture by Tony Stanco, George Washington University; and Ray Dizon, Md. Dept. of Business and Economic Development. Part of the lecture series "From Start-Up to IPO." Third floor, JH@Eastern.

Wed., Sept. 29, 4 p.m. The Sixth Dr. Leroy E. Burney Lecture — "Is the Glass Half Empty? Human Impact on Water Resources" by Kellogg Schwab. Sponsored by Professional Practice and Programs. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m. "Bronzino, Florence and the Counter-Reformation," a History of Art lecture by Stephen Campbell; 255 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. "From Economist to Pediatric Cardiologist — Managing a Pediatric Echocardiography Lab," a Preprofessional Advising lecture by Philip Spevak; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW



Tues., Sept. 28, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Schnittke and Dvorak. $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. Peabody faculty member Keng-Yuen Tseng performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, op. 35. $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Oct. 3, 5 p.m. "Shanti — Together in Peace," an Indian classical music recital by sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, accompanied by Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Tanmoy Bose. In commemoration of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi; all net proceeds will go toward development projects in India. $100 (includes a banquet the previous evening), $50, $35 and $25; limited student discounts available. Sponsored by the JHU chapter of the Association for India's Development. Shriver Hall. HW


Open House

Tues., Sept. 28, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Information session for the Master of Arts in Teaching and the Master of Arts in Special Education, intended for second-career adults interested in the field of education. Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. "Bridges to Bioscience and Beyond," open house for high school science teachers, showcasing the new Montgomery County Campus wet lab. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs, Engineering and SPSBE. Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.



Mon., Sept. 27, noon. "Adventures in Workforce Investment: A Year of Performance Support Research on the Local Public Workforce System in Baltimore," an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Christopher Thompson; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Sept. 27, 2:30 p.m. "Minimum Bayes-Risk Techniques in Automatic Speech Recognition and Statistical Machine Translation," an Electrical and Computer Engineering dissertation defense seminar with Shankar Kumar; 320 Barton. HW

Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. "Imperial Citizenship: Unity, Difference and Nationality in Post-War French Africa," a History seminar with Fred Cooper; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. "Melt Extraction From Lower Continental Crust: Observations, Mechanisms, Feedbacks and Consequences," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Mike Brown, University of Maryland; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Neuronal Mechanisms of Attention and Working Memory in Area V4" with Jack Gallant, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 28, noon. "Novel Approaches to Controlling HIV-related TB: The Consortium to Re-spond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE)," a Center for TB Research seminar with Richard Chaisson; Sommer Hall, SPH. EB

Tues., Sept. 28, 3 p.m. "Gone Fishin': Using Magnetic Bead-based Technologies to Overcome Limitations in Molecular Community Analysis Techniques," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Laurel Crosby, Stanford University; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. "Multi-Level Computational Models for Multiple Scale Analysis of Composite Materials," a Civil Engineering seminar with Somnath Ghosh, Ohio State University; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m. "Joint Discriminative Language Modeling and Utterance Classification," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Brian Roark, Oregon Health and Science University; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m. "How to Submit a CHR Application and What to Include in a Research Plan," an Office for Research Subjects seminar with Jonathan Links; W3030 SPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 29, 2 p.m. "VLSI Implementation of Steerable Spatiotemporal Filters for Focal-Plane Adaptive Image Processing," an Electrical and Computer Engineering dissertation defense seminar with Viktor Gruev; 320 Barton. HW

Wed., Sept. 29, 3:45 p.m. "Spatial Association Between Speciated Fine Particles and Human Health Effects," a Biostatistics seminar with John Vandenberg and Montserrat Fuentes, North Carolina State University; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m. "On Nonvanishing of the Central Value of the Rankin-Selberg L-Functions," a Number Theory seminar with Dihua Jiang, University of Minnesota; 308 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 11 a.m. "Switching the Functional Display of Adhesion Proteins by Mechanical Force," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Viola Vogel, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 12:15 p.m. "Goals and Priorities of the Ehrlich Administration," a Health Policy and Management policy seminar with Lt. Gov. Michael Steele; B14B Hampton House (auditorium). EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, 1 p.m. "Regulation of Neural Progenitor Fates in the Neonatal CNS," a Neuroscience research seminar with Jim Goldman, Columbia University; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3 p.m. "Dynamic Self-Assembly of Paramagnetic Beads at Micro and Nanoscales," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with George Em Karniadakis, Brown University; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m. "RNA Silencing Complex Assembly and Function," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Erik Sontheimer, Northwestern University; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Assessing Parenting Across Racial Groups: Implications for Child Maltreatment," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Christina Paxson, Princeton University. Part of the Social Policy seminar series, co-sponsored by Economics and Health Policy and Management. 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Notch and FGF Signaling in Mammalian Neural Stem Cells," a Cell Biology seminar with Nicholas Gaiano; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Survivin Checkpoints," a Biology seminar with Dario Altieri, University of Massachusetts Memorial Cancer Center and University of Massachusetts Medical School; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Black Personhood and the Maw of Abstraction," an English seminar with Phil Harper, New York University; 323 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Scalable Solvers and Software for PDE-based Applications," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with David Keyes, Columbia University; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "Neuropsychology of Goal-Directed Behavior," a Biology Frontiers of Neuroscience seminar with Peter Holland; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. "Foreshock Sequences and Short-Term Earthquake Predictability on East Pacific Rise Transform Faults," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Jeff McGuire, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; 305 Olin. HW


Special Events

Mon., Sept. 27, noon to 3 p.m. Annual Law Fair; all prelaw students welcome. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Tues., Sept. 28, 8 p.m. The 2004 Milton S.Eisenhower Symposium — "Back to the Future: Where Will Today's Research Take Us Tomorrow?" with Elias Zerhouni, director, National Institutes of Health. Reception follows the lecture. Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, noon. Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Building III, most recent addition to the Montgomery County Campus. Refreshments will be served, followed by tours of the building. Atrium, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md.

Thurs., Sept. 30, 5 p.m. Barbecue and political rally with Mayor Martin O'Malley. Sponsored by the JHU College Democrats. Shriver Hall. HW

Fri., Oct. 1, 3 p.m., through Sun., Oct. 3, 4 a.m. The Johns Hopkins Fall Festival, for the entire Hopkins community; featuring music, food, athletic games, a theater performance, a variety show, a Video Shootout and Crazy Cart Race; and a 2 a.m. breakfast in the Glass Pavilion. (For details, see story, "Give me a J-H-U," in this issue, or go to HW

Sat., Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. "Colonial American Sundials," an illustrated talk by Robert Kellogg, North American Sundial Society; 2 p.m. "How Does the Sun Tell Time?" a workshop, presented at the fifth-grade level, on the theory behind sundials and a chance to make a model to take home. Homewood House Museum. HW



Tues., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Gettysburg; Homewood Field. HW

Tues., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Volleyball, vs. Gettysburg; Newton H. White Athletic Center. HW



Wed., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. "How Foreign Policy Wins and Loses Votes in the Campaign for the White House," with James Mann, author of The Rise of the Vulcans. Sponsored by Government and Communication in Contemporary Society. Bernstein Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Fri., Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Balancing Public and Private Control: Germany and the U.S. in the Postwar Era," an Institute for Applied Economics and the Study of Business Enterprise symposium; Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Fri., Oct. 1, Sat., Oct. 2, and Sun., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. Witness Theater's fall showcase of four new student-written one-act plays. $5, $3 for students. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW



Tues., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. Interview workshop for pre-health applicants in the 2004-2005 cycle, with Mary Catherine Savage and Jean Kan. How to have a successful medical school interview. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

"Planning for Life's Transitions," a WORKlife Programs workshop on the legal issues involved in marriage, births and support of children, with Michael Breads of Breads and Associates L.L.C.

Thurs., Sept. 30, noon to 1 p.m. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Fri., Oct. 1, noon to 1 p.m. 2140 JHOC. EB

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