Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 28, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 28, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 27

Weekly Calendar

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


An evening with Diane Rehm Event

Diane Rehm

National Public Radio talk show host and author Diane Rehm will be the guest of honor at a benefit for the Baltimore Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program on Friday, April 1, in Hodson Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus. A reception begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a conversation with Rehm.

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program aids graduate students and develops programs to serve Baltimore's vulnerable populations. Now in its sixth year, it has served 40-plus community-based organizations with more than 75 fellows from Johns Hopkins' schools of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing; the University of Maryland's schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Law; Morgan State University; and the College of Notre Dame's Geriatric Program. Fellows create their own projects and volunteer more than 200 hours during the course of the year.

The evening is sponsored by the Maryland Home and Community Care Foundation and others.

Tickets are $75; $25 for students. For reservations, contact Lee Bone at 410-955-6887 or



Tues., March 29, 4:15 p.m. "Experimental Studies of Structure, Function and Coherent Oscillations in Biomolecules," a Chemistry colloquium with Paul Champion, Northeastern University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., March 30, 4 p.m. "Interpreting Amygdala Responsivity to Facial Expressions of Emotion in Terms of Their Information Value," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Paul Whalen, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., March 30, 5:30 p.m. "Schoenberg's Row Tables: Temporality and the Idea," a Peabody colloquium with Joseph Auner. 308 Conservatory Bldg. Peabody

Thurs., March 31, 3 p.m. "Strategies for Structures: The Organization of Modular Building Standards, 1931-1957," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Andrew Russell; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., March 31, 3:30 p.m. "Bodies and Souls," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Paul Bloom, Yale University; 134A Krieger. HW

Thurs., March 31, 3:30 p.m. "Geometry and the Physics of Proteins," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Jayanth Banavar, Pennsylvania State University. Co-sponsored by Biophysics. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., April 1, 2 p.m. "U.S.-India Strategic Relations," an APL colloquium with Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Parsons Auditorium. APL



Johns Hopkins Classical Club Film Festival, sponsored by Classics. HW

Thurs., March 31, 7:30 p.m. Jean Cocteau's Orpheus. 213 Hodson.

Mon., April 4, 8 p.m. Michael Cacoyannis' The Trojan Women; Arellano Theater, Levering.


Information Sessions

Preprofessional Advising Programs. HW

Tues., March 29, 4 p.m. Sophomore class prehealth information session on the application process in health disciplines including medical, dental, veterinary, podiatric, nursing and pharmacy; with Mary Catherine Savage, Kristin McJunkins and Jean Kan; 111 Mergenthaler.

Thurs., March 31, 3 p.m. "Financing a Graduate Education," with Paula Abernethy; 160 Mattin Center.

Mon., April 4, 6:30 p.m. "Medical Mistakes — A New Approach to Prevention," with Peter Pronovost; Sherwood Room, Levering.



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

Tues., March 29, 5 p.m. "Ratten und Elfen, Die Helfen," a German lecture by Katrin Pahl, University of Southern California; 148 Gilman. HW

Wed., March 30, 4 p.m. The Charles E. Dohme Memorial Lecture — "Protein Kinase Substrate Recognition in the Cell Cycle Regulatory Proteins" by Dame Louise Johnson, University of Oxford. Sponsored by Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Thurs., March 31, 4 p.m. The Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lecture — "Biochemical Signaling and Synaptic Plasticity" by Mary Kennedy, California Institute of Technology. Sponsored by SOM. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Thurs., March 31, 4 p.m. The 2005 Duncan Lecture — "Random Walks: Simple and Self-Avoiding" by Gregory Lawler, Cornell University. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., April 1, 4 p.m. "The Lives of Characters," a Tudor and Stuart lecture by Sandra Macpherson, University of Chicago; 323 Gilman. HW

Mon., April 4, noon. "The Role of Isoflavones in the Prevention and Treatment of Complications of Androgen Deprivation in Men with Prostate Cancer," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Shehzad Basaria; Suite 322, 1830 Bldg. EB



Tues., March 29, noon. "Opera Vivente," selections from operas. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Hurd Hall. EB

Tues., March 29, 8 p.m. Faculty Chamber Music Concert with Phyllis Bryn-Julson (see article on Bryn-Julson in this issue.), Leon Fleisher, Katherine Jacobson, Michael Kannen, Seth Knopp, Maria Lambros, Violaine Melancon, Yong Hi Moon, Robert Muckenfuss, Marina Piccinini, Donald Sutherland and guest artist Charles Neidich; featuring music by Strauss Jr., Brahms, Ravel and Schoenberg. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., April 1, 5:45 p.m. Peabody at Homewood presents guitarist Lukasz Kuropaczewski. Reservations required. 410-516-6710. $12 per person. Homewood House Museum. HW

Fri., April 1, 6:30 p.m. Reception and jazz concert for recent graduates, featuring guest saxophonist Sam Rivers. $25. Bank of America Gallery. Peabody

Fri., April 1, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs music by Sam Rivers. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., April 2, 8:30 p.m. "Piano, Shofar and Electronics," a performance of experimental music by Bob Gluck, SUNY, Albany. Sponsored by the JHU Digital Media Center and Hopkins Hillel. 101 Mattin Center. HW

Mon., April 4, 7:30 p.m. "Handel's Heroes ... and Handel's Ladies," the Peabody Opera Workshop performs music from Radamisto, Giulio Cesare, Orlando and Imeneo. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



Writing Seminars readings. HW

Tues., March 29, 5 p.m. Novelist, essayist, and biographer David Evanier; 323 Gilman.

Thurs., March 31, 5 p.m. Novelist Stephen Dixon and poet Greg Williamson; Mudd Hall Auditorium.



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

Tues., March 29, 12:15 p.m. "Analyses of Rb and p53 Tumor Suppressor Function Using Mouse Genetics," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with David MacPherson, MIT Center for Cancer Research; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Tues., March 29, 2 p.m. "Never Again: The Persistence of Holocaust," a JHU Humanities Center seminar with Walter Benn Michaels, University of Illinois, Chicago; 111 Gilman. HW

Tues., March 29, 4 p.m. "The Passion of Abu Ghraib," an Anthropology seminar with Steven Caton, Harvard University; 400 Macaulay. HW

Wed., March 30, 11:30 a.m. "Human Evolution: Data and Interpretation," a Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution seminar with Bernard Wood, George Washington University; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Wed., March 30, noon. "Sidewalk: The Documentary," a Sociology seminar with Mitch Duneier, Princeton Universiity; 526 Mergenthaler. HW

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

Wed., March 30, 4 p.m. " 'Erecting a Post Office Upon Constitutional Principles': The Post Office, Printers and Politics in the American Colonies, 1773-1776," an American History seminar with Joseph Adelman; 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., March 31, noon. "Where and When the Atlantic Ends and the World Begins," a European History seminar with Nicholas Canny, National University of Ireland, Galway; 329 Gilman. HW

Thurs., March 31, noon. "Testing the Waters: Pancreas Development in Mouse and Zebrafish," a Cell Biology seminar with Steven Leach; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., March 31, 1 p.m. "Stop and Go to the Synapse: Pre- and Post-Synaptic Precursor Trafficking During Synaptogenesis," a Neuroscience research seminar with Kim McAllister, University of California, Davis; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 31, 4 p.m. "Soviet Military Tribunals, 1943-1946," a European History seminar with Ilya Bourtman. Sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., March 31, 5:15 p.m. "The Romance of the Stone: Montaigne's Erotics of Experience," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Lawrence Kritzman, Dartmouth College; 336 Gilman. HW

Fri., April 1, 11 a.m. "Conformal Invariance, Brownian Loops and Measures on Random Paths," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Gregory Lawler, Cornell University; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., April 1, noon. "High Temperature Micromechanical Characterization of Ru-containing Alloys" by Dan Butler; and "A Plea for Grain Boundary Engineering" by Jean-Francois Molinari and Derek Warner, a Mechanical Engineering joint seminar; 106 Latrobe. HW

Fri., April 1, 3 p.m. "Investigation of Thin Layers of Harmful Algal Blooms Using a Submersible Digital Holographic Camera," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Don Pfitsch; 107 Latrobe. HW

Mon., April 4, 12:15 p.m. "The Hedgehog Pathway in Tumor Formation, Growth and Metastasis," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with David Berman; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 4, 4 p.m. "Climate Change in the Subpolar North Atlantic Ocean?" an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Thomas Haine; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., April 4, 4 p.m. "Genetic Dissection of Myoblast Fusion," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Elizabeth Chen; W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

Wed., March 30, 5:15 p.m. "A Tribute to Jacques Derrida," with Lawrence Kritzman, Dartmouth College; Stephen Nichols; and Christian Delacampagne. Sponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures. 336 Gilman. HW

Wed., March 30, 8 p.m. "Kashmir: Paradise Lost?" with Bob Giuda, Americans for Resolution of Kashmir; Ghulam Nabi Fai, Kashmiri American Council; and Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan Embassy. Part of the 2005 Foreign Affairs Symposium series Enduring Responsibility: America and the Politics of Conflict Resolution. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Fri., April 1, 6 p.m. "An Evening with Diane Rehm," fundraiser for the the Baltimore Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program. $75; $25 for students. (See article "An evening with Diane Rehm," above.) Hodson Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., April 1, 6 p.m. International Potluck, Variety Show and Dance, opportunity for students, faculty and staff and their families to share food and talents. Sponsored by the Student Assembly, School of Public Health. Feinstone Hall and Sommer Auditorium, SPH. EB

Sun., April 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March for the Animals, 1.5 mile walk-a-thon to benefit the Maryland SPCA. Homewood parking lot, Wyman Park Drive. HW



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

Tues., March 29, 2:30 p.m. Women's Tennis, vs. Washington College; Newton White Athletic Center. HW

Tues., March 29, 3 p.m. Baseball, vs. Dickinson; Baseball Field. HW

Wed., March 30, 7 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Pennsylvania; Homewood Field. HW



Thurs., March 31, 6 p.m., and Sat., April 2, 2 p.m. Caroline's Debut, one-woman dramatization by Cherie Weinert. (See article "Homewood sets stage for 'Caroline's Debut,' in this issue.) Reception in the Wine Cellar will follow. $15 per person; reservations required. 410-516-6710. Homewood House Museum. HW



Digital Media Center workshops. 226 Mattin Center. HW

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

Tues., March 29, 4 to 6 p.m. "Premiere Video Editing."

Wed., March 30, 9 to 11 p.m. "Animated Cartoons in Flash."

Thurs., March 31, 7 to 9 p.m. "Graphic Design Principles."

Sun., April 3, 5 to 7 p.m. "Video Editing Aesthetics."

Thurs., March 31, noon. "Demonstration of WebCT Courses at JHU," a Buzzword Bistro workshop with Pam Stefanuca. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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