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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 1, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 32
 

Weekly Calendar

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

 


Seven students in the double degree program at Peabody and the Homewood schools come together on Sunday, May 7, at the Mattin Center for a concert showcasing their musical skills. Above, violinist and engineering mechanics major Chris Kovalchick. See Music.
PHOTO BY HIPS/WILL KIRK

Colloquia

Mon., May 1, 4 p.m. "Computability in Physics," a Physics and Astronomy special colloquium with Robert Geroch, University of Chicago; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Tues., May 2, 4 p.m. "The Autonomy of Religion in Ancient Philosophy," a Philosophy colloquium with Juha Sihvola, University of Helsinki; 348 Gilman. HW

Wed., May 3, 3:30 p.m. "Probing Dark Matter Halos With Gravitational Lensing," an STScI colloquium with Neal Dalal, CITA; STScI Auditorium. HW

Wed., May 3, 5 p.m. "How 'AWD' Is It to Study Tumor Metastasis in Drosophila?" a Biology colloquium with Allen Shearn, KSAS; Mudd Auditorium. HW

Thurs., May 4, 3 p.m. "Advertising Healthy Babies: Well-Baby Contests and the Promotion of Infant Formula in 20th-Century Africa," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Abigail Markoe, SoM; 3505 N. Charles Street. HW

Thurs., May 4, 3:30 p.m. "The Plasma Physics of Quark-Gluon Plasmas (A Theorist's Perspective)," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Peter Arnold, University of Virginia; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., May 5, 1 p.m. "The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East," an APL colloquium with Barry Rubin, Global Research in International Affairs Center; Parsons Auditorium. APL

 

Conference

Tues., May 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Underutilized Plants: Their Role in Preventive Medicine, Nutrition and Sustainability," a Center for a Livable Future conference with keynote speaker Noel Vietmeyer. (See article, "Native plants with potential to feed, heal bring experts to CLF conference," in this issue.) Registration required. SPH. EB

 

Dance

Sat., May 6, 8 p.m. Performance by JOSH, all-girl fusion dance team; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

 

Discussion/Talks

Tues., May 2, 7 p.m. "War on Terror," an ROTC panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer period. Co-sponsored by FAS, JHU College Democrats and College Republicans. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

 

Film/Video

Fri., May 5, 8 p.m. Friday Night Films presents Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Keyser Quad. HW

 

Lectures

Thurs., May 4, 4 p.m. The Second John C. and Susan S. G. Wierman Lecture — "Environmental Statistics: A New Source of Discovery for Tomorrow's Problem-Solvers," by William Hunt, North Carolina State University. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., May 4, 5 p.m. "Hiroshi Sugimoto," a History of Art lecture by Kerry Brougher, Hirshhorn Museum; 255 Mergenthaler. HW

 

Music

Tues., May 2, 8 p.m. Concert by violoncellist Carter Brey, with pianist Benjamin Pasternack. $18, $10 senior citizens, $8 students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Thurs., May 4, and Fri., May 5, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Renaissance Ensemble performs; $18, $10 senior citizens, $8 students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., May 5, 5:45 p.m. "Peabody at Homewood" presents the Delorean String Quartet. $12 for members, $15 for non-members. Reservations required. 410-516-5589. Homewood House Museum. HW

Fri., May 5, 8 p.m. The Sirens, an a cappella group, performs; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Sat., May 6, 8 p.m. Mental Notes presents its spring a cappella concert; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Sat., May 6, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs Otto Nicolai's Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor, Strauss' Suite from Der Rosenkavalier and selections from Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. $18, $10 senior citizens, $8 students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 7, 3 p.m. Double Degree Concert, the first annual performance by double-degree students of selections from works for vocalists, violin, guitar, saxophone, trumpet and oboe. Sponsored by the Homewood Arts Program. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

Sun., May 7, 3 p.m. The Peabody Children's Chorus performs. Advance tickets required. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 7, 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins Gospel Choir presents its spring concert; Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Mon., May 8, noon. The Art of Healing Concert Series presents the Vesalius String Quartet. Sponsored by the Kimmel Cancer Center. Ceremonial lobby, Weinberg Bldg. EB

 

Open House

Fri., May 5, 8 p.m. Friday Open House at the Maryland Space Grant Observatory; weather permitting. For weekly status, call 410-516-6525 or go to www.mdspacegrant.org/observatory.html. Bloomberg Center. HW

 

Reading

Mon., May 1, 5:15 p.m. Annual reading of excerpts from Flaubert's Bourvard et Pecuchet" by Jacques Neefs. Sponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures. 336 Gilman (Defaux Room). HW

 

Seminars

Mon., May 1, 10:30 a.m. "Transforming Growth Factor Beta and Colorectal Neoplasia: A Case-Control Investigation of Adenoma and Carcinoma in Hawaii," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Barbara Saltzman; W2008 SPH. EB

Mon., May 1, noon. "The Coldest Subduction Zone Metamorphic Terrane on Earth: Field Studies and CL-Guided Microanalysis of Guatemala Jadeitites and Lawsonite Eclogites," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Sorena Sorensen, Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institute; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., May 1, 12:10 p.m. "First Responder Considerations to CBRNE Events: Hazard Mitigation and Decontamination," with Illy Domintz, CBIRF. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 1, 3 p.m. "The Partition Function Associated to a Topological Conformal Field Theory," a Topology seminar with Kevin Costello; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 1, 4 p.m. "Fast Soliton Scattering by Delta Impurities," an Analysis seminar with Justin Holmer, University of California, Berkeley; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 1, 5:15 p.m. "The Tragic Ambiguities of the Life of Irene Nemirovsky," a Jewish Studies seminar with Jon Weiss, Colby College. Co-sponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures. 223 Gilman. HW

Mon., May 1, 5:30 p.m. "A Bronze Age Nexus of Trade and Culture: New Discoveries on the Iranian Plateau," a Near Eastern Studies seminar with Holly Pittman, University of Pennsylvania; 123 Gilman. HW

Tues., May 2, 11 a.m. "Through the Looking Glass," a Cell Biology seminar with Richard Edelmann, Miami University. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Tues., May 2, noon. "Progress in Community Health Partnerships — Research, Education and Practice: A New Journal Dedicated to the Principles of Community-Based Participatory Research," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Eric Bass, SoM. Co-sponsored by the JH Urban Health Institute. B14B Hampton House. EB

Tues., May 2, 12:15 p.m. Presentations by MHS candidates Jennifer Orkis, Michal Engelman and Erin Hansen. Sponsored by Population and Family Health Sciences. W3008 SPH. EB

Tues., May 2, 4 p.m. "Some Mathematics of Sudoku," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics student seminar with Eric Harley; 304 Whitehead. HW

Tues., May 2, 4 p.m. "Identity, Law, Magical Thinking and the Making of Things," an Anthropology seminar with Stanford Carpenter, KSAS; 400 Macaulay. HW

Wed., May 3, 8:15 a.m. "The Intersection of Clinical Trials and Meta-Analysis," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Kay Dickersin, SPH; W4030 SPH. EB

Wed., May 3, noon. "Home-Buying," SMARTMOVE seminar for all JH Federal Credit Union members. RSVP to 410-955-4500, ext. 259 or [email protected]. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Wed., May 3, 12:15 p.m. "Obsessions and Compulsions in Schizophrenia: Clinical Features and Genetic Studies," a Mental Health seminar with Pamela Belmonte, SPH; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., May 3, 12:15 p.m. "Key Findings From the Bangladesh Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Focused Community Assessments," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Marc Boulay; Suite 310 (International Room), Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place.

Wed., May 3, 2:30 p.m. "Alpha-Methylacyl-COA Racemase: A Candidate Gene for Prostate Cancer and Colorectal Adenomas in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Test," an Epidemiology seminar with Sarah Daugherty, SPH; W4030 SPH. EB

Wed., May 3, 4 p.m. "Pathology of the Norm: Same Sex Families and the Voices of Children," a Women, Gender and Sexuality seminar with Aaron Goodfellow, KSAS; 110 Greenhouse. HW

Wed., May 3, 4 p.m. "Fair Share Health Care: The Wal-Mart Bill and Beyond," a General Preventive Medicine Residency seminar with Alice Burton, AcademyHealth; Vincent DeMarco, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative; and Greg Scandlen, Consumers for Health Care Choices; W1214 SPH. EB

Wed., May 3, 4 p.m. "Structure and Action of Chaperones for Protein Folding," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Wayne Hendrickson, Columbia University; WBSB Auditorium. EB

Thurs., May 4, noon. "Integration of Signaling and Selector Gene Activity in Drosophila Appendage Development," a Cell Biology seminar with Richard Mann, Columbia University; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 4, noon. "The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: Data for Public Health Research and Policy," an Office of Graduate Education and Research seminar with Chaya Merrill, Medstat; Hampton House Auditorium. EB

Thurs., May 4, 1 p.m. "Receptor Trafficking in Synaptic Function and Dysfunction," a Neuroscience research seminar with Roberto Malinow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 4, 4 p.m. "The Role of Epsins in Drosophila Development," a Biology seminar with Janice Fischer, University of Texas, Austin; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., May 5, 12:15 p.m. "Healthy Russia 2020 — Lessons Learned in Steering a Communication Ship Through Political Waters," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Neill McKee; Suite 310 (International Room), Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place.

Mon., May 8, 12:30 p.m. "Experience Corps: An Interdisciplinary Community-Based Participatory Research," a Center for Collaborative Intervention Research seminar with Elizabeth Tanner, SoN; 9 Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Mon., May 8, 4 p.m. "The Nitric Oxide Signaling Pathway in the Penis: Priapism Relevance," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Arthur Burnett, SoM. Co-sponsored by Urology and Gynecology/Obstetrics. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 8, 5 p.m. "Operad Formality and Spaces of Embeddings," a Topology seminar with Greg Arone, University of Virginia; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 8, 5:30 p.m. "A Bronze Age Nexus of Trade and Culture: New Discoveries on the Iranian Plateau," a Near Eastern Studies seminar with Holly Pittman, University of Pennsylvania; 123 Gilman. HW

 

Special Events

Thurs., May 4, noon to 5 p.m. "Giving Women Power Over AIDS," a walk-through photographic exhibit. Sponsored by the African Public Health Network. For more information, go to www.global-campaign.org/exhibit.htm. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Thurs., May 4, 5 to 8 p.m. "In Her Mother's Shoes — The Story of Martha," a photo essay from the Seattle Times. Sponsored by the African Public Health Network. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Fri., May 5, 6 p.m. to midnight. "Faces of Africa," an evening of delicacies, fashion and entertainment, African style. Sponsored by the African Public Health Network and the School of Public Health. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall) and E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Fri., May 5, 7:30 to 10 p.m. "Carnivale, A Celebration of Bellydance," with food, drink, open drum circle and open dancing after the show. A "Silk Road" bazaar takes place at 6:30 p.m. for the purchase of bellydancing and other accessories. Advance tickets: $7 general admission, $5 for students and children 12 years and under. Sponsored by Egyptian Sun. 410-916-7577. Shriver Hall. HW

Sat., May 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Telling Our Stories ... Our Way," the second annual African-American book festival. Authors will read and discuss their works in individual sessions and be available for book signings. Sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association. Levering Student Union. HW

Sat., May 6, 6 p.m. "Celebration of Hope," an event sponsored by Johns Hopkins Medicine to raise funds for the Baltimore Huntington's Disease Center at JHH. $125. Evergreen House.

Sun., May 7, 2 to 5 p.m. Opening of Inside-Out: Sculpture at Evergreen, large-scale, site-specific sculpture exhibition in natural and constructed environments. $6. (See article, "Where artists' visions come to life," in this issue.) Exhibit runs through Sept. 24. Evergreen House.

Mon., May 8, 3 p.m. Whiting School of Engineering Convocation Ceremony and Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture by Marshal Salant, Morgan Stanley; Hodson Auditorium. HW

 

Sports

Tues., May 2, 4 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Towson; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., May 6, 1 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Georgetown; Homewood Field. HW

 

Theater

Thurs., May 4, Fri., May 5, and Sat., May 6, 8 p.m. Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater presents the farce One Monkey Don't Stop No Show. $5 general admission, $3 for students. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

Fri., May 5, 8 p.m. Buttered Niblets improv group spring show; Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

 

Workshops

"Understanding Your Pension Plan," a Worklife Programs/Prudential Retirement workshop for university employees with the Support Staff Pension Plan.

Tues., May 2, noon. 2140 and 2150 JHOC. EB

Wed., May 3, noon. B102, JH@Eastern.

Tues., May 2, noon. "Loan Consolidation," a Student Financial Services workshop for student loan borrowers; W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., May 8, 1 p.m. AMCAS essay writing workshop for all Pre-Health applicants, with Mary Catherine Savage, Jean Kan and Jason Potts, JHU. Sponsored by Pre-Professional Advising. Great Hall, Levering. HW

 
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