Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 21, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 21, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 26
 

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Film/Video | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Theater | Workshops

 

Brush With an Artist


"Brush with an Artist"

Artist, graphic novelist and medical illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner will give a slide talk on her work, titled "I Don't Remember Being Born," at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in Room 101 of the Mattin Center's Ross Jones Building, Homewood campus.

Gloeckner is perhaps best known for her 2002 illustrated novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Based in part upon entries from her own adolescent journals, The Diary takes an unflinching look at the harrowing, unsupervised life of a young girl growing up on the San Francisco streets of the 1970s.

In a career spanning 25 years, Gloeckner's work has appeared in dozens of publications, ranging from underground/alternative comics like Twisted Sisters, Weirdo, Young Lust and Wimmin's Comics to Parenting magazine. She also has done freelance illustration for numerous clients, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the University of California, San Francisco. Her drawings, paintings and illustrations have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and Europe. Her next solo exhibition will hang in the Ravenna Museum of Modern Art in Ravenna, Italy, in September.

Gloeckner, who earned a master of arts degree in medical illustration from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, is an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan.

In addition to the screenplay of The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Gloeckner is currently working with actress and editor Mia Kirshner on a book titled I Live Here, an examination of the unsolved murders of hundreds of young women along the Texas-Mexico border over the past 11 years.

This is the fourth annual Spring Visiting Artist's Lecture at Mattin Center, sponsored by the Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. For more information, call 410-516-6705 or e-mail [email protected].

 

Colloquia

Tues., March 22, 4:15 p.m. "Nitric Oxide and Dioxygen Discrimination in Heme Sensor Proteins," a Chemistry colloquium with Michael Marletta, University of California, Berkeley; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., March 23, 4 p.m. "What Is the Universe Made Of?" a Center of History and Philosophy of Science colloquium with Tim Maudlin, Rutgers University; 348 Gilman. HW

Thurs., March 24, 3 p.m. "Commercializing Medicine or Benefiting the People--The First Public Pharmacy in China," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Asaf Goldschmidt, Harvard University and Tel Aviv University; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., March 24, 3:30 p.m. "QCD, Strings and Black Holes: The Large N Limit of Field Theories and Gravity," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., March 25, 5 p.m. First Lavy Colloquium--"Jews, Crypto-Jews and the Subversion of Imperial Systems: The Sephardic Atlantic Diaspora (1580-1780),"with Jonathan Israel, Princeton University. Sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program/History. 210 Hodson. HW

 

Film/Video

Fri., March 25, noon. Showing of the PBS documentary Slavery and the Making of America, followed by discussion. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering, SEED and Homewood Student Affairs. 2 Shaffer. HW

 

Information Sessions

Preprofessional Advising Programs. HW

Tues., March 22, 4 p.m. Law school information session for all classes, with Mary Catherine Savage and Kristin McJunkins; Sherwood Room, Levering.

Thurs., March 24, 4 p.m. "Health Opportunities With the United States Air Force," with Sgt. Dawn Dunning, USAF; 387 Garland.

 

Lectures

Tues., March 22, 5:30 p.m. "Market and Labor in the Late Third Millennium B.C.," a Near Eastern Studies lecture by Claus Wilcke, University of Leipzig (professor emeritus); 123 Gilman. HW

Wed., March 23, 5 p.m. "Postscriptum: Music and Madness in Hoffmann's Rat Krespel," a German lecture by John Hamilton, Harvard University; 148 Gilman. HW

Thurs., March 24, 4:30 p.m. The Alexander Graham Christie Lecture--"Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: Bioinspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives" by Robert Full, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by Mechanical Engineering and the Baltimore section of the ASME. 110 Hodson. HW

Fri., March 25, 4 p.m. "The Two Faces of GE: Corporate Personhood and Public Responsibilities," a Tudor and Stuart Club lecture by Purnima Bose, University of Indiana; 323 Gilman. HW

Mon., March 28, noon. "The Design of a Large Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Back Pain," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Dan Cherkin, Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle; Weinberg Bldg. Auditorium. EB

Mon., March 28, 5:30 p.m. The 2005 Albright Lecture--"...7 Generations Since the Collapse of Akkad" by Harvey Weiss, Yale University. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 205 Krieger. HW

 

Music

Tues., March 22, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs the second of a three-part series of the complete Beethoven piano trios. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Thurs., March 24, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra performs Joan Tower's For the Uncommon Woman and music by Ives and Gershwin. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

 

Seminars

Mon., March 21, 11 a.m. "Transport Phenomena in Nanoflows," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with German Drazer, Levich Institute; 117 Barton. HW

Mon., March 21, noon. "Recent Developments in Economic, Community and Workforce Development in East Baltimore," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Robert Giloth, Annie E. Casey Foundation; and Marsha Schachtel; 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., March 21, 12:15 p.m. "Observing RNA Synthesis, Movement and Localization in Living Cells," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Robert Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., March 21, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Regulation of Ocular Dominance Plasticity in Adult Post-Critical Period Visual Cortex" with Elizabeth Quinlan, University of Maryland, College Park. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 21, 4 p.m. "The Phanerozoic History of Plant-Insect Associations: Crucial Events and Important Interludes," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Conrad Labandeira, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 21, 4 p.m. "The Empires Pay a Visit: When Gulag Returnees Encountered East European Rebellions on the Soviet Western Frontier," a History seminar with Amir Weiner, Stanford University; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., March 22, noon. "Dynamic Protein Glycosylation by O-GlcNAc: Ametabolic Sensor Modulation Transcription, Signaling and Stress Responses in All Multicellular Organisms," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Gerald Hart; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., March 22, 4 p.m. "Creolization and Other Conceits," an Anthropology seminar with Sidney Mintz; 400 Macaulay. HW

Wed., March 23, 12:15 p.m. "Research That Utilizes the SKCCC and the GCRC," an Office for Research Subjects seminar with Dorothy Damron, Deborah Epstein and Susan Bonura; W2017 SPH. EB

Wed., March 23, 3:30 p.m. "Single-Molecule Non-Covalent and Covalent Chemistry in a Protein Nanoreactor," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Hagan Bayley, Texas A&M University System Health Sciences Center; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., March 23, 3:30 p.m. "Zeros of Random Real Polynomials, I," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Brian Macdonald; 302 Krieger. HW

Wed., March 23, 4 p.m. "p63 and the Epithelial Stem Cell," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Frank McKeon, Harvard Medical School; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 24, 11 a.m. "Computational Proteins: Predicting Protein Function Using Biological Networks," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Mark Gerstein, Yale University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., March 24, noon. "Chemotaxis in Invasive Carcinoma Cells," a Cell Biology seminar with John Condeelis, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., March 24, noon. "Improving Breadth and Potency of DNA Vaccines for HIV," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with David Weiner, University of Pennsylvania; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 24, noon. "Surgical Planning and Principles," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with Diana Scorpio; 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., March 24, 4 p.m. "Ascent-based MCEM," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Brian Caffo; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., March 24, 5:15 p.m. " 'Fabula.Org,' Research on Literature," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Alexandre Gefen, University of Neuchatel; Jean-Louis Jeannelle, University Paris IV; and Marielle Mace, CNRS; 336 Gilman. HW

Fri., March 25, 10 a.m. "Modeling Bilayer Membrane Fusion: Think Different," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Kirill Katsov, University of California, Santa Barbara; 109 Maryland. HW

Fri., March 25, 11 a.m. "State Estimation in Multi-Agent Decision and Control Systems," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Domitilla del Vecchio, California Institute of Technology; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., March 25, 3 p.m. "Mixed-Signal VLSI Robust Time-Frequency," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Yunbin Deng; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., March 25, 3 p.m. "The Effect of IBG Wake Impingement on the Flow Structure and Turbulence Around a Rotor Blade," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Francesco Soranna; 107 Latrobe. HW

Mon., March 28, 12:15 p.m. "Balancing Cell Life and Death with Autophagy," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Eric Baehrecke, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute/Center for Biosystems Research; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., March 28, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Learning and 'Tuning' of Neurons in Inferior Temporal Cortex for Realistic Stimuli" with Bharathi Jagadeesh, University of Washington. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 28, 4 p.m. " 'Are We a Nation?': The Conjuncture of Nation and Race in Civil War," a History seminar with Dorothy Ross; 315 Gilman. HW

 

Special Events

Tues., March 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fisher Scientific spring vendor show with over 30 scientific vendors on-site to demonstrate new products and technologies. New catalogs available, plus raffles and giveaways, food and a sundae bar. Fisher service technicians will repair broken lab equipment or apparatus. Sponsored by JHU Purchasing Services. Turner Auditorium. EB

Wed., March 23, 8 p.m. "Bridging the Atlantic Divide" with Jean-David Levitte, French ambassador to the U.S.; and Sir David Manning, British ambassador to the U.S. Part of the 2005 Foreign Affairs Symposium series Enduring Responsibility: America and the Politics of Conflict Resolution. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., March 24, 5:30 p.m. "I Don't Remember Being Born," a slide talk by Phoebe Gloeckner. (See Calendar feature, "Brush with an artist," in this issue.) Sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. 101 Jones Bldg., Mattin Center. HW

Sat., March 26, 10 a.m. Annual Easter Egg Hunt, featuring the Easter Bunny, games and fun. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins International Society. Decker Garden. HW

 

Sports

Tues., March 22, 3 p.m. Baseball, vs. Villa Julie; Baseball Field, off University Parkway. HW

Thurs., March 24, 3 p.m. Baseball, vs. York; Baseball Field, off University Parkway. HW

Fri., March 25, 5 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. George Washington; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., March 26, 1 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Virginia; Homewood Field. HW

Sun., March 27, 10 a.m. Men's Tennis, vs. Goucher; Newton White Athletic Center. HW

Mon., March 28, 3 p.m. Baseball, vs. College of New Jersey; Baseball Field, off University Parkway. HW

 

Theater

Fri., March 25, Sat., March 26 and Sun., March 27, 8 p.m. Witness Theater's spring semester one-act showcase, four new plays by Hopkins writers; Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

 

Workshops

WebCT Training sessions with Pamela Stefanuca; sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources.

Tues., March 22, 1 to 4 p.m. Faculty-directed WebCT training; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., March 24, 1 to 4 p.m. "Content and Communication Tools"; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Sat., March 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "WebCT Training Special Topics: Communication Tools and the Glossary"; 206 A&R Bldg., Montgomery County Campus.

Digital Media Center workshops. 226 Mattin Center. HW

Tues., March 22, 4 to 6 p.m. "Final Cut Pro."

Wed., March 23, 7 to 9 p.m. "Intro to Web Sites and Dreamweaver."

Thurs., March 24, 6 to 8 p.m. "DVD Authoring."

Mon., March 28, 4 to 6 p.m. "Flash Action Scripting."

Fri., March 25, noon. "Steal This Workshop: Dealing with Plagiarism in a Digital World," a Buzzword Bistro workshop with Allyson McCabe. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

 
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