Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 19, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 19, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 3

Weekly Calendar

Blood Drive | Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Workshops


Blood Drive

Wed., Sept. 21, and Thurs., Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. To schedule an appointment, call 410-516-0138 or go to Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Mon., Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m. "'Hell Open'd': Fear of Poisoning in Early Modern England," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Melissa Grafe, JHU; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, 3 p.m. "Did Ernst Haeckel Fraudulently Illustrate His Embryological Argument for Evolution?" a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Robert Richards, University of Chicago; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. "Interactions of Fast and Slow Waves in a Rotating Stratified Fluid," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Thomas Haine, JHU; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Thurs., Sept. 22, 7:30 a.m. "Bioterrorism: Global Perspectives From Federal Agencies and the Commercial Sector," a breakfast meeting and discussion of global programs helping industry find solutions to bioterrorism; with senior managers from the departments of Homeland Defense, Health and Human Services and Defense, U.S. Naval Research, NIH and others. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and the Technology Council of Maryland's BioAlliance. $30 for TCM members and guests, $60 for nonmembers; additional $10 charge for walk-in reservations. For reservations, call 240-453-6200 or e-mail Montgomery County Campus.

Thurs., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "Public Health and Social Justice," presentation and question-and-answer session with medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer. Sponsored by Hopkins Sommer Scholars; the Center for Public Health and Human Rights; the JB Grant Society; the Health Justice Collaborative; and Physicians for Human Rights. E3018 SPH. EB



Fri., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. Outdoor screening of The Italian Job. Bring picnic and lawn chairs or blankets. Sponsored by Summer and Intersession Programs. Keyser Quad (rain location: Mudd Hall). HW



Tues., Sept. 20, 5:15 p.m. "Skin Cartography: Tattooing and Literature," a German lecture by Ulrike Landfester, St. Gallen, Switzerland; 238 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. The Sydney and Mitzi Blumenthal Lecture and Award — "What I Didn't Learn in College" by Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, Shell Downstream Inc. Sponsored by the Whiting School and Development. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "Anthology Form in 19th-Century American Poetry," a Tudor and Stuart Lecture by Mary Loeffelholz, Northeastern University. Sponsored by English. 323 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 5 p.m. "Dosso Dossi, the Image of the Witch," a History of Art lecture by Christopher Wood, Yale University. 255 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 6 p.m. The 2005 Potts Memorial Lecture — "Jewish Cosmology in Its Near Eastern Context" by Simo Parpola, University of Helsinki. Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies. 110 Maryland. HW

Mon., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. The 15th annual Larry L. Ewing Lecture — "Survival Signaling Mechanisms in Androgen-Refractory Prostate Cancer Cells" by Donald Tindall; Mayo Medical School. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m. "Getting Your Foot in the Door: Transitioning From Research to Business and/or Law," a Hopkins Biotech Network guest lecture by Lynn Bristol, JHU; and Donn Marie Seyfried, Digene Corp. Montgomery County Campus.



Thurs., Sept. 22, noon. Recital by Si-Yan Darren Li (cello) and Benjamin Kim (piano), featuring music by Brahms and Chopin; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Sept. 23, 2 p.m. "Suitcase — Live in Concert," a performance and workshop of experimental music. Sponsored by the Digital Media Center. 101 Jones Bldg., Mattin Center. HW



Mon., Sept. 19, 12:15 p.m. "Translational Control of Cell Division," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Joel Richter, University of Massachusetts; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 19, 4 p.m. "An Enslaved Enlightenment; or Voltaire and the Ibo Zaire in the French Atlantic," a History seminar with Laurent Dubois, Michigan State University; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Sept. 19, 4 p.m. "How to Build an Earth System Model," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Raghu Murtugdde, University of Maryland, College Park; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Sept. 19, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Parallel Pathways and Local Circuits in Visual Cortex" with Edward Callaway, Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 20, noon. "Mechanism of Activation of Phospholipase C-beta by G Protein Subunits," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Suzanne Scarlata, SUNY, Stony Brook; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Sept. 20, 3 p.m. "The Welfare Effects of Slum Improvement Programs: The Case of Mumbai," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Maureen Cropper, University of Maryland, College Park; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "Curriculum Generation via Clustering and Optimization," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics informal student seminar with Kevin Byrnes; 304 Whitehead. HW

Wed., Sept. 21, noon. "Cyclic Nucleotide Gated Channels," a Physiology seminar with Matt Trudeau, University of Maryland; 202 Physiology (library). EB

Wed., Sept. 21, noon. "Territory, Authority and Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages," a Sociology seminar with Saskia Sassen, University of Chicago; 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. "Arithmetic Properties of Coefficients of Maass Poincare Series of Half-Integral Weight," a Number Theory seminar with Kathrin Bringmann, University of Wisconsin, Madison; 304 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 11 a.m. "Dynamics of Complex Fluids in Microfluidic Devices," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Pat Doyle, MIT; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, noon. "Meet Lumican: An ECM Proteoglycan That Regulates Innate Immune Response," a Cell Biology seminar with Shukti Chakravarti, JHU; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, noon. "The Semi-Annual Inspections: What You Need to Know," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with James Owiny, JHU; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, 1 p.m. "Mood Stabilizers Are Potential Drugs for Treating Neurogenerative Diseases," a Neuroscience research seminar with De-Maw Chuang, NIMH/NIH; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "Oxidants, Apoptosis and Cancer Chemotherapy: Mechanisms and Consequences," a Biology seminar with Emily Shacter, FDA/CDER/OPS/OBP; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "Exact and Asymptotic Dot Product Representations of Graphs," Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Edward Scheinerman, JHU; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 5 p.m. "NPR, Investigative Reporting and the Future of Newspapers," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Bill Marimow, NPR. (See "In Brief," this issue.) Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club. HW

Fri., Sept. 23, 1 p.m. "Extracting Knowledge From Data: Combining Environmental Measurements and Field Observations in Statistical Models of Infectious Disease," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Andrew Walsh; W2015 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 26, 10 a.m. "The Impact of Body Mass Index on Nonfatal Traumatic Occupational Injury in Hourly Manufacturing Employees," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Keshia Pollack; 688 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "The Geo Wall and Visualization in Geoscience Education," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Paul Morin, University of Minnesota. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Network Synchronization via Recurrent Synapses and via Electrical Coupling, in Hippocampal and Neocortical Cortices: Simulation and Electrophysiological Studies" with Roger Traub, SUNY Health Science Center. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "Survival Signaling Mechanisms in Androgen-Refractory Prostate Cancer Cells," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Donald Tindall, Mayo Medical School; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "The Spoils of Empire: Corruption, Reform and U.S. Colonialism at the Turn of the 20th Century," a History seminar with Paul Kramer, JHU; 315 Gilman. HW


Special Events

Mon., Sept. 19, 8 p.m. 2005 Constitutional Forum with Richard Epstein, University of Chicago. Epstein will present "Public Use v. Public Benefit: What's the Difference in a Word?" examining the Supreme Court's decision upholding the right of government to condemn private property for a "public purpose." The forum is sponsored by the Office of the President; Political Science; and the Institute for Policy Studies. Talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Hodson Auditorium. HW

Tues., Sept. 20, 12:15 p.m. Student Town Hall Meeting, forum for all JHSPH students to meet with the Student Assembly and school administration and discuss opinions, concerns and ideas. Lunch provided. Sponsored by Student Assembly. E2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. Society of Engineering Alumni Career Night, a panel of Whiting School alumni present information on job searching, career paths, grad school and more. Panel presentations will be followed by an opportunity to network with alumni from Northrop Grumman, IBM, e.magination, the Army Corps of Engineers and others. AMR1, Multipurpose Room. HW

Wed., Sept. 21, 10 a.m. Day of Action, in support of JHSPH Katrina relief. Event includes raffle draw, auction, film screening, potluck dinner, meetings and discussion. Sponsored by the JHSPH Katrina Relief Student Committee and the Student Assembly. E2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, noon. Lunch in the wine cellar at Homewood House (bring lunch; dessert and beverages provided) and tours of the Homewood House exhibitions, Portico, Passage, to Privy: HABS Records Homewood and Homewood: Icon of the Colonial Revival. Exhibitions will run through Nov. 27. HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 1 p.m. Project REACH graduation ceremony, honoring employees who have completed training and advanced their careers at Hopkins, with Ron Peterson, Pamela Paulk, Lauretta Brown of the City Council Office and department representatives. Sponsored by JHHSC/JHH Human Resources. Hurd Hall. EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, 8 p.m. The 2005 MSE Symposium, American Mass Media: Redefining the Democratic Landscape — presents James Carville on "The State of American Politics." (See article, "A star-studded symposium," in this issue.) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., Sept. 23, and Sat., Sept. 24, 8 a.m. Opening of the new Maxine F. Singer Research Building; and Don Brown Symposium. Sponsored by the Carnegie Institution of Washington. 3520 San Martin Drive. HW



Tues., Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Misericordia; Homewood Field. HW

Wed., Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. McDaniel; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Drew; Homewood Field. HW



WebCT Training, sponsored by Center for Educational Resources. Register at

Tues., Sept. 20, 6 to 9 p.m. "Faculty-Directed Training"; 206 A&R Bldg., Montgomery County Campus.

Thurs., Sept. 22 —
1 to 4 p.m. "Assessment and Administration in WebCT"; Garrett Room, MSEL. HW
6 to 9 p.m. "Special Topics: Assignments, Quizzes, Self-Tests, Surveys and Respondus"; 209 Dorsey Center.

Mon., Sept. 26, 1 to 4 p.m. "Faculty-Directed Training"; Garrett Room, MSEL. HW

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