Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 31, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 31, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 20

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Homewood Celebrates Black History Month

Malcolm X

Performances, speakers and student events will mark the celebration of Black History Month 2005 on the Homewood campus. Organized by members of the Black Student Union, the program, "Leading the Past into Tomorrow," spans the month of February and features guest speaker Bishop Douglas Miles, a political forum and a fashion show.

Chair of the program is Cassandra Batichon, a sophomore from Richmond Hill, N.Y. She is backed by the chair-elect, Fallon Ukpe, a sophomore from Houston, and the Black History Month Committee.

"Our chosen theme, 'Leading the Past Into Tomorrow,' emphasizes the essence of what leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Sojourner Truth, Malcolm X and Langston Hughes tried to get across to the growing minority population," Batichon said. "It is necessary to continue this campaign for advancement."

For more information about the following events, call the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at 410-516-2224 or go to

Tuesday, Feb. 1, noon-1 p.m. Glass Pavilion, Levering Student Union. Opening Ceremonies.

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 6-9 p.m. Sherwood Room, Levering Student Union. Lecture by Bishop Douglas Miles, one of the founders of the Black Student Union at Johns Hopkins. He is the pastor at Koinonia Baptist Church in East Baltimore.

Saturday, Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m. Shriver Hall Auditorium. "The Blueprint," a Fashion Show. $5 general public and $3 for Johns Hopkins affiliates in advance; $6 at the door. The ticket includes admission to the party following the show. For information about buying tickets, go to

Monday, Feb. 14. Glass Pavilion, Levering Student Union. Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registration in honor of Charles R. Drew, an African-American physician who conducted pioneering work in blood preservation. Blood drive: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Marrow donor registration: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m. Glass Pavilion, Levering Student Union. Political Forum. Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a JHU alumnus, is scheduled to speak, along with other local politicians who will talk about the road to their present offices and the policies about which they are passionate. A question-and-answer period follows their talks.

Friday, Feb. 18, 8-10 p.m. Arellano Theater, Levering Student Union. Poetry Slam. Poets will be judged and a cash prize awarded to the winner. $10 to participate, $5 for all attendees.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m. Glass Pavilion, Levering Student Union. Gospel Jubilee. Presented by the JHU Gospel Choir and the Black Student Union, the Gospel Jubilee will be a collaboration among the choirs and dance ministries of area colleges and universities, including Morgan State, Coppin, UMBC, Loyola and Towson.

Saturday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. Arellano Theater, Levering Student Union. Cabaret. The Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater Company presents a formal evening with a catered dinner and one-hour dance, jazz and drama. Following the performance, the stage will be turned into a dance floor for everyone. $13 general admission, $10 students.

Sunday, Feb. 27, 3-6:30 p.m. Glass Pavilion, Levering Student Union. Closing ceremonies.



Tues., Feb. 1, 4:15 p.m. "Uric Acid Crystal Growth Studies: Implications for Kidney Stone Formation," a Chemistry colloquium with Jennifer Swift, Georgetown University; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Feb. 3, 3 p.m. "From the 'Glioma Baby' to the Jimmy Fund: Redefining Cancer in America, 1933-48," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Gretchen Krueger; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB



Wed., Feb. 2, noon. "Enhancing Humane Science: Improving Animal Research," discussion with James Owiny and Alan Goldberg. Sponsored by the Animal Care and Use Committee. 403 Ross. EB

Thurs., Feb. 3, noon. Mattin ART Munch — "Art Is Life ... Life Is Art (In Your Own Voice)," a discussion of theater with director, playwright and producer Troy Burton; includes a brief performance by actor Robert Lee Hardy. Sponsored by the JHU Digital Media Center. 160 Mattin Center. HW



Thurs., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. Film and Media Studies screening of The Public Enemy, starring James Cagney. 110 Gilman. HW

Mon., Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m. APL Black History Month — screening of the first and second parts of the film W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in Four Voices; Room L-1, R.E. Gibson Library. APL


Grand Rounds

Wed., Feb. 2, 3:45 p.m. "Using Wavelet-based Functional Mixed Models to Characterize Population Heterogeneity in Accelerometer Profiles: A Case Study," Biostatistics grand rounds with Jeffrey Morris, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; W2030 SPH. EB



Wed., Feb. 2, 4 p.m. "Consciousness and Consent: Locke, Haywood, Richardson," an English lecture by Jonathan Kramnick, Rutgers University; 323 Gilman. HW

Fri., Feb. 4, 4 p.m. "Life Beside Itself: Wordsworth's Dream of the Arab," an English lecture by Simon Jarvis, University of Cambridge; 323 Gilman. HW

Mon., Feb. 7, noon. "The Influence of Milk Thistle on the Pharmacokinetics of Irinotecan in Patients with Cancer," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Sharyn Baker; Weinberg Auditorium, 1830 Bldg. EB

Mon., Feb. 7, 5 p.m. The 2005 Henry G. Kunkel Lecture — "Transcription and DNA Deamination in Immunoglobulin Gene Diversification" by Frederick Alt, Children's Hospital, Boston. Sponsored by the Immunology Council and the Johns Hopkins University trustees. Mountcastle Auditorium. EB



Wed., Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Contemporary Percussion Ensemble performs music by Crumb, Boulez, Ligeti and Ginastera. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. Recital by the winner of the Marbury Violin Competition. Goodwin Recital Hall. Peabody



Mon., Jan. 31, 12:15 p.m. "Nuclear Cloning, Stem Cells and Reprogramming of the Genome," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Jan. 31, 12:15 p.m. Will Microbicides Reduce Poor Pregnancy Outcomes?" a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Richard Cone; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Jan. 31, 1 p.m. "Complex Distributions, Hmmm ... Hierarchical Mixtures of Marginalized Multilevel Models," a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Michael Griswold; E9519 SPH. EB

Mon., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. " ``L^p Estimates for Wave Equations with Coefficients of Sobolev Regularity," an Analysis seminar with Matt Blair, University of Washington, Seattle; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Jan. 31, 4:30 p.m. "Twisted K-theory and Twisted Spin-c Bordism," an Algebraic Topology seminar with Chris Douglas, MIT; 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Feb. 1, 3 p.m. "Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay: Promise and Challenge," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Kenneth Paynter, University of Maryland; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Feb. 2, 9 a.m. "Visual Factors That Influence Driving Status in Older Adults, and How Driving Status Affects the Risk of Long-term Care Entry," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Ellen Freeman; W2033 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 2, 12:15 p.m. "Sample Characterization Test Methodology at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center," an Environmental Health Engineering seminar with Jana Kesavan, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Grounds; W2015 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 2, 3:30 p.m. "Fluctuation Electron Microscopy of Nanoscale Order in High-Al Content Metallic Glass," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Paul Voyles, University of Wisconsin, Madison; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 2, 5 p.m. "How Does the Nose Know? Activation, Deactivation and Adaptation of Olfactory Sensory Neurons," a Biology seminar with Haiqing Zhao; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Feb. 3, 10 a.m. "Ferroelectrets: Piezoelectric Polymer Foams," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Michael Wegener, Universitat Potsdam; 314 Clark. HW

Thurs., Feb. 3, noon. "Single Molecule Studies of Myosin V, a Processive Actin Dependent Motor," a Cell Biology seminar with James Sellers, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 3, 1 p.m. "Intraflagellar Transport and the Assembly Photoreceptor Outer Segments," a Neuroscience research seminar with Joseph Besharse, Medical College of Wisconsin; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 3, 4 p.m. "High Resolution Optical Flow Cameras," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Swati Mehta; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., Feb. 4, 11 a.m. "The Relationship of White Matter Lesions, Diastolic Blood Pressure, Hypertension Treatment and Ischemic Stroke in Older Adults," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Shoshana Reshef; W2029 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 7, 12:10 p.m. "The War-Related Illness and Injury Study Centers: A Resource for Deployment-Related Health Concerns," a Center for Occupational Safety and Health seminar with Andrew Lincoln, Veterans Administration War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center; W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Women and Reproductive Control: The Nexus Between Abortion and Contraception in India," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Anju Malhotra, Population and Social Transitions International Center for Research on Women. Part of the Demography and Reproductive Health seminar series. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Retina and Olfactory Channels and G-Proteins," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with King-Wai Yau; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. "Genetic Dissection of Myoblast Fusion," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Elizabeth Chen; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. "Dispersion of Schrodinger Operator with One-Gap Periodic Potential on the Real Line," an Analysis seminar with Kaihua Cai, CalTech; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. "Controls on the Chemical Composition of Basinal Brines," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Jeffrey Hanor, Louisiana State University; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW


Special Events

Thurs., Feb. 3, 5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception for the Maryland Clay exhibition, works of more than 40 artists from the Baltimore Clayworks studio showcase, with Deborah Bedwell, Baltimore Clayworks; and Jimmy Clark, Peters Valley Craft Education Center. Reception is free and open to the public, but guests must call 410-578-1919 to register. Exhibition runs Feb. 1 through March 31, Mon. through Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Exhibition Hall, George Peabody Library. Peabody

Thurs., Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m. Open house and reception for the "What's In the Wardrobe?" exhibition, offering a chance to sample several Madeira wines from the Homewood wine cellar. $15. 410-516-6710. Homewood House Museum. HW



Tues., Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Women's Basketball, vs. Franklin & Marshall; White Athletic Center. HW

Wed., Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Men's Basketball, vs. Swarthmore; Athletic Center. HW



Fri., Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Inaugural Nanobioengineering Mini-Workshop," presentation of research work by 11 faculty members. Sponsored by the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute. RSVP to 110 Clark. HW



Thurs., Feb. 3, Fri., Feb. 4, and Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; and Sun., Feb. 6, 2 p.m. Witness Theater presents Red Creek by Adam Ruben, third annual full-length intersession show. $5; $3 for students. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

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