Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 18, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 18, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 30

Weekly Calendar

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Four-Day Film Festival Opens Thursday

The Johns Hopkins Film Festival returns to Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus from Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, April 24.

The eighth annual festival kicks off with restored 35mm prints of films by Federico Fellini and Wong Kar Wai. The following days comprise an international smorgasbord of animated shorts, comedy shorts, experimental shorts and features. The festival concludes, for the first time ever, with an entire day dedicated to showcasing Maryland talent.

The event is organized by the Johns Hopkins Film Society, the student-run organization that produces the campus film journal Frame of Reference. Tickets are free for Johns Hopkins affiliates with ID; for others, $3 per show, $5 for a day pass and $15 for a festival pass. Tickets are available in Shriver Hall throughout the festival. For more information, go to, call 410-340-4703 or e-mail Highlights include:

Days of Being Wild, Thursday, April 21, 8 p.m. Wong Kar Wai directed this visually stunning film about the young and boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother.

Juliet of the Spirits, Thursday, April 21, 10 p.m. Federico Fellini's 1965 classic presents the strange journey of Giulietta, portrayed by the award-winning Giulietta Masina, who finds herself suddenly amid a world of spirits and fantasies after learning that her husband is cheating on her.

DiG!, Friday, April 22, 9 p.m. Ondi Timmoner directed this feature-length documentary shot over seven years about two star-crossed friends and bitter rivals — musicians Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, head of the Dandy Warhols.

Elevator Movie, Saturday, April 23, 11 p.m. The Maryland premiere of Zeb Haradon's feature about a withdrawn loner named Jim and an outgoing born-again Christian named Lana, who has renounced her promiscuous, drug-filled past. They meet when they step into an elevator that gets stuck for months without rescue.

Winterlude, Sunday, April 24, 7 p.m. Local filmmakers Evan Guilfoyle and Jonathan Schultz present the narrative of an awkward young filmmaker and his attempt to make a movie based on a past relationship using a real couple. The film features music from Baltimore's Cass McCombs and Sonna and includes a live performance by Oxes.

The Instrument, Sunday, April 24, 9 p.m. The world premiere of Baltimore native Adam Nemett's feature about an enigmatic art school custodian who dies and leaves behind the blueprints for a new system of ritual worship based on music. Shot in Baltimore, the film was a creative collaboration between Princeton University and Maryland Institute College of Art. The director will be in attendance.



Tues., April 19, 4:15 p.m. "Use of Unnatural Amino Acids to Study Radical Initiation in Ribonucleotide Reductases," a Chemistry colloquium with JoAnne Stubbe, MIT; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., April 21, 3 p.m. "Inside and Outside the Laboratory: Animals, Human Beings and Blood Transfusion," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Massimo Petrozzi; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., April 21, 4 p.m. "The Sexual Child, or, This American Life," an English Literary History colloquium with Peter Coviello, Bowdoin College; 148 Gilman. HW



Fri., April 22, 6 to 8 p.m., and Sat., April 23, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Nursing: Beyond Color, Beyond Culture," the Black Student Nursing Association inaugural conference, with keynote speaker Alicia Georges, Lehman College. On Friday, a meet-and-greet mixer; on Saturday, with sessions on research opportunities, diversity within nursing and increasing participation in student nursing organizations; a panel discussion on health disparities, poster presentations and vendors. Registration is $15 for students, $25 for nursing professionals who register by April 19. To register, go to Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Sat., April 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fourth Annual International Health Conference, on the topic "Children in Crisis," with various speakers. Registration required; go to No cost for SoM, SPH and SoN affiliates; $15 for others before April 20, $25 after April 20. Sponsored by Physicians for Human Rights Student Chapter; J.B. Grant International Health Society; SPH Health and Human Rights Group; the SoM Dean's Office; the Alumni Association and the Medical School Society. Room 322, 1830 Bldg. EB

Sat., April 23, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. "Changing the Face of Health: Addressing Diversity and Disparities in Health Care," annual student leadership conference focusing on immigrant health issues, the growing needs of diverse populations in accessing care and the need for reform in the U.S. health system and medical education. Sponsored by Programa Salud. 410-516-4777 or Mattin Center. HW



Wed., April 20, 3 p.m. "Conversations on Color," with Santosh Kumar Das, Mithila Art Institute; and Michael Moon. Sponsored by Anthropology and the Dean of Arts and Sciences. 160 Mattin Center. HW

Thurs., April 21, 12:15 p.m. "The Importance of Community Advisory Boards in Supporting Collaborative Community-based Research: Examples From East Baltimore," an Office for Research Subjects discussion with research panelists Janice Bowie, Karen Charron and Dwyan Monroe; and community panelists Leon Purnell and Manny Price. W3204 SPH. EB



Wed., April 20, 1 to 4:30 p.m. "Living with Grief: Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life," a teleconference moderated by Cokie Roberts, broadcast live via satellite. After the broadcast, a discussion with faculty and staff from SoM and JHH Ethics Service. Registration required; go to Sponsored by the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Weinberg Auditorium, PCTB and SoN. EB

Thurs., April 21, 8 p.m. Trojka presents a screening of Motorcycle Diaries (Argentina, 2004). Sponsored by GRO. 3 Shaffer. HW


Information Sessions

Preprofessional Advising Programs. HW

Tues., April 19, 4 p.m. Prelaw information session with Patricia Scott, director of admissions, University of Maryland Law School; 160 Mattin Center.

Tues., April 19, 7 p.m. Prehealth medical school information session with Liliana Montano, assistant dean of admissions, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; 111 Mergenthaler.

Wed., April 20, 4 p.m. "Starting the Graduate School Process," for all students. Co-sponsored by the Career Center and Academic Advising; 162 Mattin Center.

Wed., April 20, 5 p.m. Prehealth MD/PhD information session with Robert Siliciano; Sherwood Room, Levering.

Fri., April 22, noon. Prehealth medical school information session with Arnold-Peter Weiss, dean of admissions, Brown University School of Medicine; Sherwood Room, Levering.

Tues., April 19, 10 to 10:45 p.m. Open house for the Biophysics Department; 102 Jenkins. HW

Wed., April 20, 5 p.m. Job market meeting with Sharon Cameron; for English grad students who will be on the job market for the first time. 148 Gilman. HW



Mon., April 18, noon. "Ayurvedic Medicine," a Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Bhushan Patwardhan; Patz Lecture Hall, Wilmer Eye Institute. EB

Tues., April 19, 4 p.m. The 2005 Passano Foundation Award Lecture — "Leptin and the Biologic Basis of Obesity" by Jeffrey Friedman, Rockefeller University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Sponsored by the Passano Foundation. WBSB Auditorium (ground floor). EB

Fri., April 22, 12:15 p.m. The Sixth Annual Edward and Nancy Dodge Lecture — "Seas the Day: Ocean Science, Politics and Ethics" by Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University. (See "Marine ecologist Lubchenco to give Earth Day lecture," in this issue.) W1020 SPH. EB

Fri., April 22, 3 p.m. The Carolyn and Edward Wenk Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy — "Technology and Politics: The Case of Nuclear Waste in America" by Jared Cohon, Carnegie Mellon University. (See "Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon to give Wenk Lecture," in this issue.) Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering and Geography and Environmental Engineering. 110 Hodson. HW

Mon., April 25, noon. "The Role of Science in Assessing Conventional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines," a Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Loretta Kopelman; Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Mon., April 25, 5 p.m. The Dean's Lecture IV — "Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer — What's Next?" by Nancy Davidson. Sponsored by SoM. Hurd Hall. EB



Wed., April 20, 8 p.m. Performance by pianist Benjamin Pasternack, featuring music by Peabody composers Amato, Maw, Sirota and Theofanidis, and Beethoven and Schumann. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., April 22, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra, the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus and the Peabody Singers perform music by Franck and Walton. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., April 24, 2 p.m. "Flutes of Spring," the JHU Flute Choir joins the Baltimore Flute Choir for an afternoon of music by Mendelssohn, Bizet, Bartok and Francis Scott Key. Reception follows. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

Sun., April 24, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs the second of a three-part series of the complete Beethoven piano trios. POSTPONED FROM MARCH 22. Patrons who purchased tickets for the March 22 concert should call the Peabody Box Office at 410-659-8100, ext. 2, to exchange their tickets for the April 24 date or for refunds. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody



Wed., April 20, 6 p.m. Reading by novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 323 Gilman. HW



Mon., April 18, 12:15 p.m. "Genetic Screens, Haploinsufficiency and Mating in the Human Fungal Pathogen Candida albicans," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Alexander Johnson, University of California, San Francisco; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 18, 12:15 p.m. "Incorporating Youth Perspectives Into an Environmental Program to Improve Food Stores in East and West Baltimore," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Joel Gittlesohn; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., April 18, 3:30 p.m. "Genomic Integrity in Mammalian Cells and the Role of Double-Strand Break Repair," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Maria Jasin, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; 517 PCTB. EB

Mon., April 18, 4 p.m. "Hot Fluids, Sea Floor Hydrogeology and Formation of the World's Largest Zinc Deposit at Red Dog, Alaska" with Grant Garven; and "Mineral-Solute Mass Balances in Crystalline Watersheds" with Blair Jones, U.S. Geological Survey. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., April 18, 4 p.m. "Curing Poetic Vocation: The Example of Hart Crane's 'The Broken Tower,'" a Humanities Center seminar with Alan Grossman; 111 Gilman. HW

Mon., April 18, 4 p.m. "Molecular Biomechanics and Cell Motility," a Biophysics seminar with Yiider Tseng; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., April 18, 5 p.m. "Apolipoprotein L-I Lyses Trypanosomes Through an Anionic Pore in Thelysosomal Membrane," a Biological Chemistry special seminar with David Perez-Morga, Free University of Brussels, Belgium; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., April 19, 3:30 p.m. "No Excuses or No Explanations: Why Schools Can't Do It Alone," a Social Policy seminar with Richard Rothstein, Columbia University. (See "Richard Rothstein to speak at Homewood, April 19," in this issue.) Part of the Press and Public Policy series sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., April 19, 4 p.m. "Remaking the Maternal Body in the Commercial Revolution," a Women, Gender and Sexuality seminar with Mary Fissell; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., April 19, 4 p.m. "'Times Have Changed': Debating Modernity and African Socio-Cultural Change in Post-World War II Colonial Zimbabwe," an African History seminar with Otis Mushonga; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., April 19, 4 p.m. "Long-span Bridges: Aerodynamics in Japan and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge," a Civil Engineering seminar with Hiroshi Katsuchi, Yokohama National University; 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., April 19, 4:30 p.m. "New Directions in Robust Automatic Speech Recognition," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Richard Stern, Carnegie Mellon University; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., April 20, 12:15 p.m. "The Young Adult Social, Behavioral and Health Consequences of Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use: A Longitudinal Study of African Americans," a Mental Health seminar with Kerry Green; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., April 20, 12:15 p.m. "Redefining Success in Aging: Contrasting Perspectives of Well-Being Among Older Women," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Iveris Martinez; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., April 20, 3:30 p.m. "Derived Categories of Coherent Sheaves on K3 Surfaces, I," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Qing Wang; 302 Krieger. HW

Wed., April 20, 3:30 p.m. "Plastic Deformation and Stability of Nanolayered Metallic Composites," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Amit Misra, Los Alamos National Laboratory; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., April 20, 4 p.m. "According to the Provisions of a Written Rule: The Political Culture of Catholic Women's Religious Communities in 19th-Century America," an American History seminar with Sarah Mulhall; 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., April 20, 4 p.m. "Ribonucleotide Reductases as Therapeutic Targets," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with JoAnne Stubbe, MIT; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., April 20, 5 p.m. "Pillage in Mesopotamia: The Plunder of Iraq's Museums and Archaeological Sites," a Near Eastern Studies seminar with F. Mario Fales, University of Udine; 123 Gilman. HW

Thurs., April 21, noon. "Tales From the Dark Side: Novel Endosomal Protein Sorting Pathways Revealed During Melanosome Biogenesis," a Cell Biology seminar with Michael Marks, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 21, noon. "Microbial Cytometry: For Richer, For Poorer?" a Molecular Microbiology/Immunology and Infectious Diseases seminar with Howard Shapiro, Shapiro Lab; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 21, 1 p.m. "Genetic and Environmental Influences on Psychological Traits: A Sampler of Findings," a Neuroscience research seminar with Thomas Bouchard, University of Minnesota; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 21, 1:30 p.m. "Antisense Oligonucleotides directed to the HIV-1 Rev Response Element: Effects of Nucleotide Modification on Oligo Binding Affinity, Nuclease Stability and Cellular Uptake," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Chrissy Prater; W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 21, 3 p.m. "Progress in Continuum Simulation and Experimental Validation of Grain-Level," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with R. Raadovitsky, MIT; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 21, 4 p.m. "Projection Methods," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Shih-Ping Han; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., April 21, 4 p.m. "Single Chip Integration of 3-D Imaging Systems," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Ralf Philipp; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., April 21, 7:30 p.m. "Facial Rejuvenation, a Dermatologist's Perspective" with Patrick McElgunn; and "The Face: Enhancing Its Beauty" with Patrick Byrne, a Johns Hopkins Cosmetic Center joint seminar; Suite 350, Pavilion I, Green Spring Station.

Fri., April 22, 10 a.m. "The Mammalian Membrane Block to Polyspermy: Contributions of the Sperm, the Egg Actin Cytoskeleton, the Membrane Protein CD9 and Post-Ovulatory Aging," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Genevieve Wortzman; W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., April 25, 12:15 p.m. "Signal Networks in Chemotaxis and Cytokinesis," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Peter Devreotes; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 25, 12:15 p.m. "Trends in HIV Prevalence and Incidence in Rakai, Uganda: Not as Simple as ABC," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Maria Wawer, Columbia University; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., April 25, 4 p.m. "Cystatin-related Epididymal Spermatogenic (CRES) Protein: The Defining Member of a New Cystatin Family 2 Subfamily With Roles in Reproduction," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Gail Cornwall, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., April 25, 4 p.m. "DNA Replication and Repair: Biophysical and Biochemical Studies of Specificity," a Biophysics seminar with Wei Yang; 111 Mergenthaler. HW


Special Events

Earth Week, sponsored by Students for Environmental Action. HW

Mon., April 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dump on the Quad; Upper Quad.

Tues., April 19 —
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plastic bag and electronics recycling; Upper Quad.
7 p.m. Screening of Going Further, a documentary on sustainable living; 218 Ames.

Wed., April 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Climate change demonstration; Upper Quad.

Mon., April 25, 7 p.m. Eco-friendly dinner; Great Hall, Levering.

Tues., April 19, 8 p.m. "Mexico: Forgotten Neighbor, Forgotten Democracy," with Julia Preston, The New York Times. Part of the 2005 Foreign Affairs Symposium series Enduring Responsibility: America and the Politics of Conflict Resolution. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Wed., April 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Chocolate Factory!" first chocolate festival sponsored by the Center for Social Concern; a fund-raiser to help the community, featuring vendors from all over Maryland, games, raffles with prizes and a chocolate art contest. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) $5 (allows access to games and 5 chocolate samples). Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Thurs., April 21, through Sun., April 24, Eighth Annual Johns Hopkins Film Festival, including features, animated shorts, comedy shorts, experimental shorts and features. (See "Four-Day Film Festival opens Thursday," above. Free for JHU affiliates with ID. General admission, $3 per show, $5 for a day pass and $15 for festival pass. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., April 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Religion and Globalization: Newness and Tradition," a workshop on religion with Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Northwestern University; Faisal Devji, Yale University; and Michael Krausz, Bryn Mawr College. Sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History, the KSAS Dean of Research and Graduate Education, the Center for Africana Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, Anthropology and the Humanities Center. 162 Mattin Center. HW

Fri., April 22, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Population and Family Health Sciences research day, with presentations and a poster session. Sommer Hall and Feinstone Hall, SPH. EB



Tues., April 19, 3:30 p.m. Men's Tennis, vs. McDaniel; Newton White Athletic Center. HW

Fri., April 22, 3:30 p.m. Baseball, vs. Gettysburg; Baseball Field. HW

Fri., April 22, 7 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Northwestern; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., April 23, 11 a.m. Men's Tennis, vs. Dickinson; Newton White Athletic Center. HW

Sat., April 23, 1 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Navy. $20 field level, $10 reserved, $7 general admission; Homewood Field. HW

Sun., April 24, 1 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Notre Dame; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., April 22, and Sat., April 23, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 24, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents the comedy Boy Meets Girl, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Theatre. $15 general admission, $5 student rush tickets. Merrick Barn. HW



Fri., April 22, noon. "Getting the Most from the New Google," a Buzzword Bistro workshop with Brian Cole. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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