Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 31, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 31, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 36

Weekly Calendar

Blood Drive | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Symposia | Theater | Workshops


Six Stars Under the Stars

A superfamily: Dash, Violet, Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and baby Jack Jack from Pixar Studios' hit 'The Incredibles.'

On six Saturday nights this summer, Homewood's Upper Quad will become an outdoor movie theater, thanks to the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs. The series begins on June 4 with The Incredibles. Events start at 8 p.m. with live music and food vendors, free movies at 9.

Coming up: June 11, Napoleon Dynamite; June 18, Raiders of the Lost Ark; July 9, Finding Nemo; July 16, Meet the Fockers; July 23, Casablanca. (Rain plan: June 4, July 16 canceled; all others, in Shriver Hall.) The showing of Napoleon Dynamite will feature a guest appearance by one of its cast members — Diedrich Bader, brother of JHU's Jon Bader, associate dean in the Krieger School.

The thespian Bader's movie credits include Miss Congeniality, Office Space, The Beverly Hillbillies and Bram Stoker's Dracula; on television, he has appeared on Frasier, The Drew Carey Show, Cheers, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: The Next Generation and other shows. For more information about the film series, call 410-516-4548.


Blood Drive

Mon., June 6, and Tues., June 7, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. JHU 2005 Summer Blood Drive, with a goal of 65 signups; a prize will be given to the 65th SPH donor. For an appointment, e-mail or call 410-955-1980. Turner Concourse. EB



Summer Film Series, an outdoor event sponsored by the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs. (See above for details.) Upper Quad. HW

Sat., June 4, 9 p.m. The Incredibles.
Sat., June 11, 9 p.m. Napoleon Dynamite.



Mon., June 6, 8:15 a.m. The William M. Shelley Memorial Lecture — "Learn to Love the Liver: A Systematic Approach to the Liver Biopsy" by Scott Saul, Chester County Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine/Jefferson Medical College/Temple University School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., June 6, noon. "Use of Chinese Herbs in Malaria," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Theresa Shapiro; Room 322, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., June 9, 7 a.m. The 2005 Benson Lecture — "Understanding Pain Mechanisms: Recent Advances and Future Directions" by Allan Basbaum, University of California, San Francisco; Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., June 13, noon. "CAM Research at Bowling Green," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Ken Pargament; Weinberg Auditorium. EB



Sat., June 4, 8 p.m. "Cancionero," a concert of Spanish music by early music ensemble The Baltimore Consort, featuring guest artist Jose Lemos, a Brazilian countertenor. In conjunction with the international conference Reading and Writing: The Pedagogy of the Renaissance (The Student, the Study Materials and the Teacher of Music, 1470-1650). $12 at the door. Griswold Hall. Peabody



Tues., May 31, 10 a.m. "Change Point Problems in Generalized Linear Models," a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Hongling Zhou; W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., May 31, 1 p.m. "Emissions Testing of Two Photocopiers with Different Construction Characteristics, Using a Pre-Equilibrium Model and Toner Heating," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Phillip Murray; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., June 1, 12:15 p.m. "Update on HCP Activities in Zambia," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Lynn Lederer, HCP Zambia; Suite 310, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., June 2, noon. "Biogenesis of Exosomes, HIV and Other Retroviruses," a Cell Biology seminar with Stephen Gould; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., June 2, 12:15 p.m. "WHO Decision-making Tool for Family Planning Providers and Clients: Evidence from Indonesia, Mexico and Nicaragua," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Ward Rinehart and Young Mi Kim; Suite 310, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., June 2, 4 p.m. "Biomechanics and Biodiversity: Insights From Studies of Weird Animals Doing Strange Things," a Functional Anatomy and Evolution seminar with Richard Blob, Clemson University; 107A WBSB. EB

Fri., June 3, noon. "The Effect of Guided Care on Quality of Care: A Pilot Study," a Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care seminar with Cynthia Boyd; 250 Hampton House. EB

Mon., June 6, 12:15 p.m. "Wnt Signaling in Mouse Development," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Terry Yamaguchi, NCI/NIH; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Wed., June 8, 1 p.m. "SOX2 Is a Dose-Dependent Regulator of Neural Progenitor Competence," an Institute for Cell Engineering seminar with Larysa Pevny, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; West Lecture Hall, PCTB. EB

Thurs., June 9, noon. "Adhesion and Mechanics: Co-Regulation of Cell Growth and Differentiation," a Cell Biology seminar with Christopher Chen, University of Pennsylvania; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., June 9, 12:15 p.m. "New Developments in Contraception: More Choices for Women and Men: Findings From the Latest issue of Population Reports," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Ushma Upadhyay, INFO Project; Suite 310, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., June 9, 1 p.m. "Genetic Approaches to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease," a Neuroscience research seminar with Jie Shen, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard University; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Fri., June 10, noon. "Eukaryotic Quinoproteins: Biogenesis, Catalysis and Function," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Judith Klinman, University of California, Berkeley; 612 Physiology Bldg. EB

Mon., June 13, 10 a.m. "Esirius Online Animal Protocol Management: A Primer," an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with James Owiny; Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Bldg. EB

Mon., June 13, 1:15 p.m. "A Histone Methylation-Dependent DNA Methylation Pathway Is Uniquely Impaired by Deficiency in S-Adenosylhomocysteine Hydrolase," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Lori Ann Mull; W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

Thurs., June 2, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri., June 3, and Sat., June 4, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. JH Medical and Surgical Association biennial meeting and SoM reunion weekend. $100. 410-516-3797. Sponsored by the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the SoM Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Turner Bldg. EB

Thurs., June 2, through Sat., June 4. "Reading and Writing: The Pedagogy of the Renaissance (The Student, the Study Materials and the Teacher of Music, 1470-1650)," an international conference exploring how people learned to play and sing music in Renaissance times. Featuring a "Performers Roundtable," at which members of early music ensembles will teach a Renaissance music lesson using texts and instruments of the day. Scholarly presentations will be given at Peabody and Homewood. $150 for the three-day conference, $50 daily; reduced rates for students. Peabody

Fri., June 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for "Musical Conversations: Renaissance Instruments of Teaching and Learning," an exhibit of musical instruments and rare books and manuscripts from the collections of the Sheridan Libraries, the Peabody Conservatory, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Library of Congress and the Walters Art Museum. George Peabody Library. Peabody

Wed., June 8, 3:30 p.m. SPH Staff Recognition Reception honoring staff of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the East Baltimore staff of the JH Federal Credit Union. E2030 SPH. EB

Wed. June 8, 5 p.m. "Hitting the High Notes: Living Life to the Fullest," a special program with Ronan Tynan, formerly one of the Irish Tenors who will receive the Johns Hopkins University's Presidential Medal and perform a few selections. (See "Irish tenor Ronan Tynan to receive President's Medal," this issue.) Sponsored by the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine as part of the Office of Continuing Education's three-day course, Integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Into Clinical Practice: Evidence-based Medicine. Reception follows at 6 p.m. in the Turner Concourse. For information, e-mail or Turner Auditorium. EB

Fri., June 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seventh annual Johns Hopkins Autoimmunity Day, with various speakers. Sponsored by the JH Center for Autoimmune Disease Research and PAHO/World Health Organization. W1020 SPH. EB



Tues., May 31, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Completing the Book of Life: Epigenetics in Science and Medicine," a Basic Biomedical Sciences/Center for Epigenetics in Common Human Disease symposium. For a detailed schedule, go to epigeneticsschedule.html. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB



Fri., June 10, and Sat., June 11, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 12, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents The Royal Family, the high-spirited George Kauffman and Edna Ferber comedy about a stage family and their off-stage dramas. $15 general admission, $14 for senior citizens and $5 student rush tickets. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW



WebCT Training with Pam Stefanuca. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Register at

Tues., May 31 —
1 to 4 p.m. Faculty-directed WebCT training; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW
6 to 9 p.m. "Assignments, Administration and Equation and HTML Editors"; 206 A&R, Montgomery County Campus.

Wed., June 1, 6 to 9 p.m. "Syllabus, PowerPoint, Word and the Content Module"; 206 A&R Montgomery County Campus.

Thurs., June 2, 1 to 4 p.m. "Content and Communication Tools"; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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