Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 17, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 17, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 7

Weekly Calendar

Blood Drive | Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Open House | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Theater | Workshops


Blood Drive

Thurs., Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. To schedule an online appointment, go to; for more information or to cancel an appointment, call 443-997-2221 or 443-997-8108; Terrace Level (near E-Wing), JH@Eastern. HW



Tues., Oct. 18, 6 p.m. "Thomas Aquinas on Metaphors and the Four-Fold Sense of Scripture," a German colloquium with Mariele Nientied, visiting scholar, JHU. 238 Gilman. HW

Wed., Oct. 19, 4:15 p.m. "Chemical Forces That Stabilize Proteins," a Chemistry colloquium with Ronald Raines, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 3 p.m. "The Path Not Taken: Henry A. Wallace and the Origins of American Science Policy After World War II," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Thomas Lassman, U.S. Army Center of Military History. 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Fri., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. "Scientific Exuberance," an APL colloquium with Kay Jamison, SoM. Parsons Auditorium. APL

Fri., Oct. 21, 2 to 7 p.m., and Sat., Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Form, Genre, Media," a German colloquium in honor of Bianca Theisen, with various speakers; 223 Gilman. HW



"Anthropology and Classics," international conference sponsored by Classics. or 410-516-7556. HW

Wed., Oct. 19, 5 p.m. Address by Bruce Lincoln, University of Chicago; Clipper Room, Shriver Hall.

Thurs., Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Philip Borgeaud, University of Geneva; Maurizio Bettini, University of Siena; George Didi-Huberman, Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris; and Marcel Detienne, JHU. Morning sessions will be in the Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club; afternoon session will be in the Clipper Room, Shriver Hall.

Fri., Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With Gregory Nagy, Harvard University; Dimitrios Yatromanolakis; and Christian Jacob, CNRS, Paris. Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club.

Sat., Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With Francois Julien, University of Paris VII; and Charles Malamoud, Hautes Etudes en Sciences Religieuses, Paris. 110 Gilman Hall.



Mon., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. Launch of the book American Hostage: A Memoir of a Journalist Kidnapped in Iraq and the Remarkable Battle to Win His Release, with authors Marie-Helene Carleton and Micah Garen. (See "In Brief," this issue.) Sponsored by SAIS. RSVP to or 202-663-5648. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

Thurs., Oct. 20, 4 to 6 p.m. Bolivia Table, returning students talk about their experiences during the 2005 Summer Program Abroad in Bolivia. Basement level 003, The Greenhouse. HW



Thurs., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. Screening of the documentary The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W2030 SPH. EB



Mon., Oct. 17, 4 p.m. "Sociology of Ethics, Animal Welfare and Genetically Engineered Animal Models of Human Genetic Disease," a Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing lecture by Bernard Rollin, Colorado State University. Co-sponsored by the JHU Associate Provost for Animal Research and Resources. Part of the Enhancing Humane Sciences lecture series. W1030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. The Inaugural Patrick Henry Lecture — "The Democratic Thought of Patrick Henry" by Richard Beeman, University of Pennsylvania. (See story, "American Revolution scholar to give Patrick Henry Lecture," in this issue.) 305 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m. The 2005 Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture — "Cell Cycle Control in Fission Yeast" by Sir Paul Nurse, Rockefeller University. Sponsored by graduate students in the Biology Dept. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW



Wed., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Concert by CAGE, the Peabody Conservatory Avant-Garde Ensemble (Ann Teresa Kang, piano; director Michael Kannen; Courtney Orlando, violoncello; violin TBA); and guest artists; Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 21, noon. Lecture and demonstration of the erhu, an ancient two-stringed Chinese fiddle; with virtuoso Jiebing Chen. (See "Hitting all the right notes," in this issue.) SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 22, 8 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra opens its 2005-2006 season with Brahms' Symphony no. 3 in F major, and The Butterfly Lovers Concerto, by He Zhanhao and Chen Gang, performed by Jiebing Chen on the erhu. Pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Varese, Schoenberg and Stravinsky. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody


Open House

Mon., Oct. 24, 5 p.m. "Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation," open house and overview of the program, and at 6:15 p.m., "Models for Sustainability," a lecture by Francisco Dallmeier, Smithsonian Institute. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. Room LL7 Washington Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. SAIS



Tues., Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. Reading by novelist Edna O'Brien. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. Mudd Auditorium. HW



Tues., Oct. 18, noon. "CBPR Research in Progress," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Penny Rechkemmer Andresen, JHU. Part of the Community-Based Participatory Research noontime seminar series. 208 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Oct. 18, noon. "Hairless and Wnt Signaling: Allies in Epithelial Stem Cell Differentiation," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Catherine Thompson, SoM; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 18, 3 p.m. "Molecular Tools and Wastewater Treatment: Science Research Yesterday, Process Investigations Today, Routine Analysis Tomorrow?" a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Lutgarde Raskin, University of Michigan; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Scan Statistics on Graphs: Theorems, Conjectures and Investigations," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics student seminar with Elizabeth Beer; 304 Whitehead. HW

Tues., Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m. "Flips and Finite Generated Algebras (Part I)," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Vyacheslav Shokurov, JHU; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m. "Human-Like Audio Signal Processing," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with David Anderson, Georgia Tech; 3 Shaffer. HW

Tues., Oct. 18, 5:15 p.m. "The Flight of Language: On Origins, Traces and Catalan Poetics (1391-1992)," a seminar with Teresa Vilaros, Duke University; 336 Gilman. HW

Wed., Oct. 19, 12:15 p.m. "Trends in the Prevalence and Incidence of Depression," a Mental Health seminar with William Eaton, SPH; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. "Cytomegalovirus: Host-Virus Interactions," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Gerd Maw, The Wistar Institute; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m. "The Innovation at the Confluence of Bio- and Nanotechnologies for Chemical, Biological and Explosive Detection/Protection," a Hopkins Biotech Network seminar with James Murday, Naval Research Laboratory; Room 113, Building III, Montgomery County Campus.

Thurs., Oct. 20, 10:45 a.m. "Challenges in Programming Sensor Networks," a Computer Science seminar with Feng Zhao, JHU; 3 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 11 a.m. "Engineering and Re-Engineering Bacterial Tolerance," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Ryan Gill, University of Colorado; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, noon. "Voices of Change: Development of a Communication Advocacy Project Targeting Youth Empowerment," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Erin McDonald, SPH; 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, noon. "From A to Z: Yeast A-Factor, Mammalian Lamin A and a Premature Aging Disorder (HGPS) — the Zmpste24 Protease Connection," a Cell Biology seminar with Susan Michaelis, SoM; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Medicaid: A System in Crisis," a Health Policy and Management seminar with John Hurson, Md. House of Delegates, and Robert Neall, Priority Partners; Hampton House Lecture Hall. EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 1 p.m. "Making Neurons From Neural Stem Cells," a Neuroscience research seminar with Sally Temple, Center for Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience, Albany Medical College; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 3 p.m. "Single-Molecule Views of Nature's Nanomachines," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Taekjip Ha, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m. "Molecular Networks Underlying C. elegans Early Embryogenesis," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Fabio Piano, New York University. Co-sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. "The Chrysanthemum and the Crossbar: The Civil Communications Section and the Bell System's Footprint in Japanese Telecommunications Revival, 1945-1952," a Business History seminar with Paul Miranti and Stephen Adams; 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. "Can We Really Learn Deformable Models?" an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Alain Trouve, L'Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m. "Managing Technical Innovation and Launching New Products," seminar and networking reception, with various speakers. Sponsored by JHU Engineering Programs for Professionals and SPSBE. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Montgomery County Campus.

Thurs., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. "Fresh Perspectives on Looking Your Best," a JHU Cosmetic Center seminar with Michael Grant on "Cosmetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery," and Kevin Kim, "New Treatments for Leg Veins"; Suite 350, Pavilion I, Green Spring Station.

Fri., Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m. "Exploring Limb Development Through Genetics, Chromatin Remodeling and Live Cell Imaging," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Maria Barna, Fox Chase Cancer Center; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m. "The Precocious Activation of Maturation Promoting Factor in C. elegans Disrupts Oocyte Maturation and Fertilization," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Andrew Golden, NIH/NIDDK; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 24, 4 p.m. "New Perspective in Understanding Magma Sources and Differentiation," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Jon Davidson, University of Durham; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 24, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Why Does the Brain Oscillate? Role of Theta/Gamma Coding" with John Lisman, Brandeis University. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 24, 4 p.m. "Building Babel: Money, Morals and Mortar in Andrew Dexter's Boston," a History seminar with Jane Kamensky, Brandeis University; 315 Gilman. HW


Special Events

Dick Morris — Fox News commentator, 'New York Post' columnist, former Bill Clinton political consultant and mastermind of Clinton's 1996 presidential campaign — arrives at Homewood this week to speak in the MSE Symposium.

Tues., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. The 2005 MSE Symposium, American Mass Media: Redefining the Democratic Landscape, presents political consultant and journalist Dick Morris on "Public Interest in Alternative Media"; Shriver Hall Auditorium. Reception will follow the lecture in the Clipper Room. HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 6 p.m. "Frances Elkins: Interior Designer," lecture and book signing by author Stephen Salny. $6 general admission, $5 for senior citizens and students, $3 for children; free for Hopkins students, faculty and staff. 410-516-0341. Evergreen House

Mon., Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. "Don Quixote of La Mancha: Adventures in Reading," a talk by Harry Sieber, JHU. Sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries. Presentation complements the exhibit at the George Peabody Library, "Celebrating 400 Years of Don Quixote de la Mancha," which runs through Jan. 15. George Peabody Library. Peabody



Tues., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Volleyball, vs. Washington College; Athletic Center. HW

Wed., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Haverford; Homewood Field. HW

Wed., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Washington College; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Ursinus; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., Oct. 21, Sat., Oct. 22, and Sun., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. The Barnstormers present "Freshman One Acts," five one-act plays directed by upperclassmen. $5 general admission, $3 students with J-Card. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



"Bullying in Schools," information and helpful strategies for parents. Sponsored by WorkLife Programs.

Mon., Oct. 17, noon. With Fred Gager; 501 Maumenee. EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, noon. With Fred Gager, 160 Offit Bldg., Mattin Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m. With Samantha Apel, Loyola College; 340 Phipps. EB

WebCT training with Pam Stefanuca. Sponsored by Center for Educational Resources. Register at

Mon., Oct. 17, 6 to 9 p.m. "Special Topics: Elluminate Live, Discussions, Chat, E-Mail and the Glossary," Room 206 A&R, Montgomery County Campus.

Sat., Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Faculty-Directed Training," 212 Dorsey Center.

Wed., Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m. "Giving a Research Talk," focusing on the content and delivery of a biomedical research presentation, with Wendy Sanders. Sponsored by the Professional Development Office. $750 for faculty, $375 for postdoc/fellows. Room 2-108, 1830 Bldg. EB

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