Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 24, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 24, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 8

Weekly Calendar

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



Tues., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. "Aesthetics: Does It Exist?" a Philosophy colloquium with Roger Scruton; 348 Gilman. HW

Tues., Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m. "Fluorescent Conjugated Polyelectrolytes: Superquenching, Biosensing and Biocidal Activity," a Chemistry colloquium with Dave Witten, University of New Mexico; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. "Revisiting the Idea of Degeneration in Urban Britain, 1830-1900," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Bill Luckin, University of Bolton; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m. "Self-Assembling Nano- and Micro-Scale Systems for Electronics and Medicine," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with David Gracias, WSE; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., Oct. 28, 2 p.m. "Pakistan: Between Mosque, Military and Nuclear Weapons," an APL colloquium with Ambassador Husain Haqqani, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Parsons Auditorium. APL



Mon., Oct. 24, noon. "Predicting the Need for Long-Term Care," a Geriatric Health Services research conference with Chad Boult, Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, SPH. Co-sponsored by the Lipitz Center and the Division of Geriatric Medicine (SoM). 208 Hampton House. EB



Thurs., Oct. 27, noon. "What's Up and Coming for Central Facilities at JHU," with Chris Newcomer; 403 Ross. EB

Fri., Oct. 28, noon. "Get to Know the JHU Women's Network," discussion and membership recruitment. Sponsored by the JHU Women's Network. 2140 JHOC. EB



Thurs., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Screening of Stroszek, second film in the four-part Filmabend Series sponsored by the German Department. 311 Hodson. HW


Information Sessions

Tues., Oct. 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. "Hopkins in the Capital," information session on the Washington Center's master's degree programs in Government, Applied Economics, Communication, Environmental Science and Policy, and Writing with Sarah Steinberg, associate dean, KSAS. Reception follows. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. Room 188, Russell Senate Office Bldg. Off campus



Mon., Oct. 24, 4 p.m. "Dante's Greeks," a Humanities Center lecture by Glenn Most, Scuola Normale Pisa and the University of Chicago; 111 Gilman. HW

The 2005 Ernst Cloos Memorial Lecture, by Jon Davidson, University of Durham. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. HW

Mon., Oct. 24, 4 p.m. "New Perspective in Understanding Magma Sources and Differentiation"; Olin Auditorium.

Tues., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. "A Volcanic Odyssey: Travels in Search of How Volcanoes Work"; Olin Auditorium.

Wed., Oct. 26, noon. "An Introduction to Damavand Volcano, Iran"; 304 Olin.

Thurs., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. The Seventh Alan J. Goldman Lecture — "Scheduling an Air Taxi Service" by George Nemhauser, Georgia Institute of Technology. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Reception follows in 304 Whitehead. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, 6 p.m. "Camille Pissarro and French Landscape Painting," a History of Art lecture by Gulru Cakmak. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Co-sponsored by the Humanities Center. Garden Room, BMA. Off campus

Fri., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. "Changing Into an Animal: Joyce's Ulysses," a Tudor and Stuart Club lecture by Maud Ellmann, University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by English. 323 Gilman. HW

Mon., Oct. 31, 4 p.m. The 2005 George S. Benton Lecture — "Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming: Scientific and Societal Dilemmas" by V. Ramanathan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and University of California, San Diego. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 31, 5:15 p.m. "Nietzsche's Curses," a German lecture by Manfred Schneider, University of Virginia; 238 Gilman. HW

Mon., Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. The 2005 Iwry Lecture — "Biblical Narrative Between Ugaritic and Akkadian Literatures and the Hidden Religion of Israel" by Mark Smith, New York University. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 205 Krieger. 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

Thurs., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble performs with guest artist Tim Murphy. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. "Opera Potpourri: The Miracle of Mozart," a Peabody Opera Workshop performance; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Oct. 30, 2 p.m. The Preparatory Young Person's String Program's Halloween concert; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Mon., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. "An Evening of Spooks and Goblins" with the Peabody Singers. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody


Open House

Mon., Oct. 24, 5 to 7:30 p.m. An Environmental Sciences and Policy open house for the Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation program; 6:15 p.m. "Models for Sustainability," a lecture by Francisco Dallmeier, Smithsonian Institution. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. Room LL7 Washington Center. SAIS



Tues., Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m. Rescheduled reading by novelist Edna O'Brien. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Mon., Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m. "Experimental Research on WIC Health Outcomes: Resituating the Problem of Equipoise," a Berman Bioethics Institute seminar with Rebecca Kukla, Carleton University and Georgetown University; W2030 SPH. EB

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. 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

Tues., Oct. 25, noon. "The Taste of a Female: Receptors, etc., in Male Courtship of Drosophila," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Hubert Amrein, Duke University; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 25, 3 p.m. "Rethinking the Costs and Benefits of Municipal Water and Sanitation Investments in Developing Countries," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Dale Whittington, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m. "Deformations of Singularities and Variations of GIT Quotients," an Algebraic and Complex Geometry seminar with Radu Laza, Columbia University; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m. "On the Parameter Space of Lexicalized Statistical Parsing Models," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Daniel Bikel, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Oct. 26, 10:45 a.m. "Sexual Dimorphism and Craniofacial Growth," a Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution seminar with Rebecca German, SoM; 107A WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 26, noon. "Time and Discontinuity: Aristotle, Bergson, Deleuze," a Political Science seminar with Nathan Widder, University of Exeter; 338 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Oct. 26, 12:15 p.m. "Successful Cognitive Aging: New Interventions for Older Adults," a Mental Health seminar with George Rebok, JHSPH; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. "The World Bank/ORG Tuberculosis Patient Survey: Lessons From Three States of India," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Pankaj Sadaphal; E6519 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m. "Structure and Specificity of Transmembrane Domain Interactions of BNIP3, a Pro-apoptotic Member of the Bcl-2 Superfamily," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Kevin MacKenzie, Rice University; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. "Adam Smith's Critique of International Trading Companies: Theorizing Globalization in the Age of Enlightenment," a History seminar with Sankar Muthu, Princeton University; 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. "Using Small Molecules to Identify Novel Targets for the Treatment of Cancer, Neurodegeneration and Drug-Resistant Bacteria," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. "Matching With Multiple Control Groups and Adjusting for Group Differences," a Biostatistics seminar with Elizabeth Stuart, Mathematica Policy Research Inc.; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 26, 5:15 p.m. "L'Hospitalite," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Yves Charles Zarka, University of Paris I; 336 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, 11 a.m. "Biosimulation in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Potential Mechanisms Underlying Non-Response to TNF-Alpha Targeted Therapies," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Saroja Ramanujan, Entelos Inc. Co-sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering Dean's Office and the Institute in Multiscale Modeling of Biological Interactions. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, noon. "Mouse Models for Human Disease Involving Cytoplasmic Myosin II," a Cell Biology seminar with Robert Adelstein, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Managing Montgomery County," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Doug Duncan, Montgomery County executive; Hampton House Lecture Hall. EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 1 p.m. "Cellular Mechanisms of Synapse Formation Between Cortical Neurons," a Neuroscience research seminar with Kimberley McAllister, University of California, Davis; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. "Development and Applications of Reactive Multi-Layers," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Omar Knio, WSE; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. "Responsive Materials From De Novo-Designed Peptides: Progress Toward Novel Tissue Engineering Scaffolds," a Biology seminar with Joel Schneider, University of Delaware; Mudd Auditorium. HW

Fri., Oct. 28, 11 a.m. "How Density Currents Set the Vertical Stratification of Deep Oceanic Basins and Lakes," a CEAFM seminar with Mathew Wells, Yale University; 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m. "Providing Post-Trial Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) to Participants in ART Trials in Developing Countries," a Berman Bioethics Institute seminar with Maria Merritt, Harvard University and College of William and Mary; 250 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Oct. 31, 12:15 p.m. "Genes, Proteins and Parkinson's Disease," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Ted Dawson, JHMI; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 31, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Is the Cortex a Digital Computer?" with Dana Ballard, University of California. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Mon., Oct. 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries reception and talk (at 6:30 p.m.) on "Don Quixote of La Mancha: Adventures in Reading," by Harry Sieber, KSAS. 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. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "An Evening with Azar Nafisi on the Importance of Reading," a conversation between SAIS scholar Azar Nafisi, author of the best-selling Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, and Jacki Lyden, NPR correspondent and author of Daughter of the Queen of Sheba: A Memoir. Sponsored by SAIS and the Washington chapter of the Women's National Book Association. Reservations required and space is limited. $10 (can be paid at the door). RSVP to Nafisi and Lyden will be available to sign copies of their books. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

Wed., Oct. 26, 1 p.m. A memorial service for Marion D'Lugoff, the community-based care advocate who died of lymphoma on Sept. 4; with Walter Pinkard Jr., Lindy Lord and Rheda Becker. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Hosted by the SoN. Open to the public; reception will follow in the Carpenter Room. Alumni Auditorium, Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 6 p.m. Lecture and book signing with photographer James DuSel and author John Dorsey to celebrate the release of their book Look Again in Baltimore, published this month by JHU Press. $6, $5 for senior citizens and students, $3 for children; free for JHU students, faculty and staff. Reservations required. Evergreen House.

Sun., Oct. 30, 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial service in honor of Alexander Kossiakoff, former APL director, who died Aug. 6. Kossiakoff Center. APL



Actor John Barrymore is the subject of an Arts Certificate final project. See Theater.

Tues., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Women's Soccer, vs. Dickinson; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 29, 1 p.m. Football, vs. Ursinus; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 29, 1 p.m. Volleyball, vs. Ursinus; Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 29, 5 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Ursinus; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Franklin & Marshall; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Buttered Niblets presents its comedy improv show. $1. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Noah Stanzione performs Barrymore's Ghost, an Arts Certificate final project about the actor John Barrymore. Sponsored by the Arts Certificate Program. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



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

Tues., Oct. 25, 1 to 4 p.m. "Getting Started: Content and Communication in WebCT," Garrett Room, MSE Library.

Thurs., Oct. 27, 1 to 4 p.m. "Faculty-Directed Training," Garrett Room, MSE Library.

Wed., Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to noon. "Data Resources for Public Health — Spotlight on the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey," a workshop sponsored by the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and the Welch Medical Library. To register, go to Space is limited to 12 participants. Lab 1, 2024 E. Monument St. EB

Wed., Oct. 26, noon. "Your Teen and Depression," a WorkLife Programs workshop with Sallie Mink, DRADA; Conference Room A, Levering. HW

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