Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 6, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 6, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 10

Weekly Calendar

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



Opening ceremonies on Wednesday mark the start of the Homewood campus's 20th annual CultureFest, a student-run event designed to provide insight into the various cultures that blend to form the Johns Hopkins community. The theme is "Branching Out From Our Roots." Highlights of the festival's 10-day run include CultureShow, showcasing some of the best student performers; International Night Market, featuring cuisines and entertainment of various regions of the world; and Multicultural Greek BlockShow, presenting the university's multicultural Greek community. For this week's schedule, see Special Events.
Photo by Will Kirk / HIPS

Tues., Nov. 7, 4:15 p.m. "Magnetism in Metal Clusters and Complexes," a Chemistry colloquium with Mark Knickelbein, Argonne National Laboratory; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 8, 3:30 p.m. "Zodiacal Cloud: The Local Circumstellar Disk," an STScI colloquium with Sumita Jayaraman, Planetary Science Institute; STScI Auditorium. HW

Wed., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. "Organization of Memory in the Medial Temporal Lobe," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Wendy Suzuki, New York University; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. "The Unwavering Voice and Disintegrating Body: Ethnomusicology in a Time of AIDS," a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Louise Meintjes, Duke University; 308 Conservatory. Peabody

Wed., Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. "Microtubule-based Motors and Cyto-architecture: An Intimate Look," a Biology colloquium with Trina Schroer, KSAS; 26 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Nov. 9, 3 p.m. "Women, Men and Tobacco Smoking in China's Medical Culture, 1600-1930," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Carol Benedict, Georgetown University; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m. "Binary Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Numerical Relativity," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Joan Centrella, Goddard Spaceflight Center; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. "Machiavelli and the Rule of Law," a Seminar in Political and Moral Thought colloquium with Stephen Holmes, New York University. Sponsored by History. 348 Gilman. HW

Mon., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Better Living Through Biosensors," a joint Biophysics and Physics colloquium with Kevin Plaxco, University of California, Santa Barbara; 111 Mergenthaler. HW



Thurs., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. "The Inclusion and Care of Underrepresented Populations in Clinical Research — Engaging the Community: Community Health Worker Initiatives," a multi-site video conference with facilitators Norma Hardy, Brown University; and Christina Lee, Brown University. Sponsored by SPH, Brown University and others. W2303 SPH (near 2nd floor courtyard). EB

Thurs., Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Screening of the Cuban film Guantanamera, directed by Thomas Guiterrez Alwa. Sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies. 110 Maryland. HW


Information Sessions

Thurs., Nov. 9, 5 p.m. Pre-Health freshman/sophomore information session, with Mary Catherine Savage, Homewood Student Affairs. Sponsored by Preprofessional Advising. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Sat., Nov. 11, 9:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sample half-MCAT practice exam and strategy session. Sponsored by Kaplan and AED, the Pre-Health Honors Society. Register by e-mail to $5. 1 Remsen. HW

Mon., Nov. 13, noon. "What to Do When You Need a Backup Care Plan," information for parents and elder/adult caregivers with Barbara Marcus, CEO of Parents in a Pinch. Sponsored by WorkLife Programs. To register, go to Location provided on registration. EB

Mon., Nov. 13, 12:15 p.m. CSTE/CDC Applied Epidemiology Fellowship information session with Adam Allston, a current fellow. Sponsored by Career Services. W2008 SPH. EB



Mon., Nov. 6, noon. "English Is a Must, but German Is a Plus: German Language and Culture in Global Politics and Economics," a German and Romance Languages lecture by Dan Hamilton, SAIS; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Wed., Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. The 2006 George B. Udvarhelyi Lecture — "Graceland as Locus Sanctus" by Gary Vikan, Walters Art Museum. (See story, "The 2006 Udvarhelyi Lecture: A little bit of rock and roll," in this issue.) Sponsored by the JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs. Mountcastle Auditorium. EB

Wed., Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. "Temples, Treasures and Subterranean Villages: Death's Dominion in the Chalcolithic of Canaan," a Near Eastern Studies lecture by Zemsky Visiting Professor David Ilan; 123 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. The INBT Lecture — "The Joys of Aggregation" by Michael Edidin, KSAS. Sponsored by Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Nov. 10, 11 a.m. "The Dynamics of the North Atlantic Oscillation and Annular Modes," a CEAFM lecture by Edwin Gerber, Columbia University; 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. "Gottfried Benn and the Medical Discourse," a German and Romance Languages lecture by Klaus Bergdolt, University of Cologne, Germany; 223 Gilman. HW

Mon., Nov. 13, 6 p.m. The 95th Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Poetry Lecture — "American Poet Amy Clampitt" by Willard Spiegelman, Southern Methodist University and editor of The Southwest Review. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. Mudd Auditorium. HW



Mon., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. "The Complete Organ Works of Johann Sebastian Bach," the final day of a four-day, 10-concert marathon performance by Felix Hell. $18 general admission, $12 senior citizens and $10 students with ID. For information, call the Peabody Box Office, 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Wed., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Winds performing works by Clark McAlister, Guy Woolfenden and Louis Spohr. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Thurs., Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m. Lecture/demonstration of Afro-Brazilian music by percussionist Dende and Ologunde, an Afro-Brazilian performance group. Sponsored by Peabody Musicology. 308 Conservatory. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble performs. $18 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Evergreen House Concert Series presents the Jupiter String Quartet, performing music by Haydn, Shostakovich and Brahms. $20 general admission, $15 for Evergreen members. Carriage House. Evergreen

Sat., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs with guest artists Lorraine Manz (mezzo-soprano) and alum Catherine Thorpe (soprano). Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 12, 3 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Chamber Orchestra performs a program of chamber works, featuring de Falla's El Amor Brujo. $8 general admission, $6 for JHU affiliates, senior citizens and non-JHU students; free for JH students with J-Card. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW



Mon., Nov. 6, noon. "Mineral-Water Interface Processes Affecting Contaminant Fate and Biogeochemical Cycling," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Jeff Catalano, Argonne National Laboratory; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, noon. "What Sort of Person Am I? Reproductive Choice and Moral Character: The Ethics of Embryo Selection," a Berman Bioethics Institute seminar with Jonathan Wolff, University College London; 250 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Nov. 6, 12:15 p.m. "Harnessing Actin Dynamics for Endocytosis," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with David Drubin, University of California, Berkeley; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Spectral Calculus for Schrodinger Operators in One and Three Dimensions," an Analysis seminar with Shijun Zheng, University of South Carolina; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Monkey fMRI and Single Unit Recordings in PFC and ACC in an Anti-Saccade Task" with Stefan Everling, University of Western Ontario. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Structural Approaches Toward Understanding and Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Satish Nair, University of Illinois; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "What If the Heffalump Were a She?" a History seminar with Mary Yeager, UCLA; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "A Statistically Challenging Issue in Veterinary Epidemiology," a Biostatistics seminar with Sir David Cox, University of Oxford; W1030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 6, 4:30 p.m. "Search Result Summarization and Disambiguation via Contextual Dimensions" and "Efficient Named Entity Recognition Using Inverse Index Operations," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Raghu Krishnapuram, IBM India Research Lab; 100 Shaffer. HW

Tues., Nov. 7, noon. "Challenges With Conducting Community Health Research," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Janice Bowie, SPH. Co-sponsored by the Urban Health Institute. 208 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Nov. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Dividing the Daughters — Control of Cytokinesis in Human Cells by Polo-like Kinase 1," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Mark Petronczki, Research Institute for Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Wed., Nov. 8, 12:15 p.m. "HIPAA — How to Make It Work for You," an Office for Research Subjects brown bag seminar with Margi Joshi, SPH, and Stephanie Gaudreau, SPH; W3031 SPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Frontiers in Social Science," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health seminar with William Butz, Population Reference Bureau. Co-sponsored by the Hopkins Population Center. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Psychopharmacoepidemiology: Potential to Improve Mental Health Services," a Mental Health seminar with Philip Wang, NIMH; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m. "Mechanisms of DNA Translocation and DNA Unwinding," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Timothy Lohman, Washington University School of Medicine; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Nov. 8, 3:30 p.m. "Programming Scaffolds for Regeneration," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Peter Ma, University of Michigan; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. "On Zeros of Eisenstein Series for Genus Zero Fuchsian Groups," a Number Theory seminar with Heekyoung Hahn, Rochester University; 304 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Nov. 9, noon. "Measuring the Costs of Environmental Tobacco Smoke," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Hugh Waters, SPH; W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 9, noon. "The Genome Size, Genetic Stability and Cancer," a Cell Biology seminar with David Pellman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Nov. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Patterns of Care Seeking and Treatment Among Sick Children in Bougouni District, Mali," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Kate Gilroy; W2017 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 9, 1 p.m. "Cellular Mechanisms of Acute Axo-Glial Injury," a Neuroscience research seminar with Peter Stys, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Health Research Institute; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 9, 3 p.m. "Mechanochemical Coupling in 'Molecular Machines': Insights From Molecular Simulations at Multiple Scales," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Qiang Cui, University of Wisconsin, Madison; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. "Massachusetts Health Reform: The Key Issues," a Social Policy seminar with John Holahan, the Urban Institute. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies; Economics; and Health Policy and Management. 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Thurs., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. "Minimization Models and Algorithms for Image Segmentation, Image Decomposition and Texture Modeling," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Luminita Vese, UCLA; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. "Structural and Thermodynamic Mechanisms of Recognition at the 3' Pre-mRNA Splice Site," a Biology seminar with Clara Kielkopf, SPH; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Nov. 10, noon. "Defects in Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Disease," a Biology special seminar with Carla Koehler, UCLA; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Nov. 10, noon. "Molecular Epidemiology in Hematological Cancers in Adults and Children," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Martyn Smith, University of California, Berkeley; W3030 SPH. EB

Fri., Nov. 10, 12:15 p.m. "Genome Size, Genetic Stability and Cancer," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with David Pellman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Fri., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. "Developmental and Neurogenetic Studies on the Peptidergic Nerve System in Drosophila," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Youn-Jeong Choi, University of Tennessee; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Nov. 13, noon. "Kidneys for Sale! Why Markets in Human Body Parts Are Morally Imperative," a Bioethics Interest Group seminar with James Taylor, College of New Jersey. Sponsored by the Berman Bioethics Institute. 250 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Nov. 13, noon. "Novel Arsenic Geochemistry in Suboxic and Anoxic Natural Waters," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with George Helz, University of Maryland, College Park; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Nov. 13, noon. "The Current and Future Direction of Summer Learning Policies," an Institute for Policy Studies brown bag seminar with Brenda McLaughlin, SPSBE; and Ron Fairchild, SPSBE; 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., Nov. 13, 12:15 p.m. "Suppression of Transcriptional Noise by Non-Poly(A) Termination in Yeast," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jeffrey Corden, SoM; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Nuclear Architecture and Aging," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Tom Misteli, NIH; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Bohemians Before Bohemianism," a History seminar with Robert Darnton, Princeton University; 315 Gilman. HW


Special Events

CultureFest 2006, student-run festival celebrating cultural diversity. HW

Wed., Nov. 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Opening ceremony with live performances and vendors; Levering Courtyard.

Fri., Nov. 10, noon. Cultural Block Party; Shriver Hall.

Fri., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Screening of A Moment With You; Arellano Theater.

Sat., Nov. 11, 7 p.m. CultureShow, event showcasing Johns Hopkins student performers; Shriver Hall.

Mon., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. International Night Market, free food and entertainment; Glass Pavilion.

Wed., Nov. 8, 2 p.m. "The Art of Tea and Tea Drinking," a talk by Robin Emmerson, Walker Art Gallery, National Museums, Liverpool, UK. Last in the six-part series Repast as Ritual: The Objects of Entertaining at Homewood House Museum. $35 ($30 for museum members, $15 for students and museum volunteers). HW

Thurs., Nov. 9, 7 p.m. "Birds of the World," an evening with wildlife biologist and nature writer Les Beletsky, author of the new book Birds of the World. A reception precedes the lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. Sponsored by Evergreen House and JHU Press. Carriage House. Evergreen

Thurs., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. 2006 MSE Symposium: Finding Our Voice: The Role of America's Youth — "Bringing Truth in the Form of Hip-Hop" with hip-hop artist Immortal Technique; Great Hall, Levering. HW

Fri., Nov. 10, noon. BFSA Annual Women's Luncheon with Katrina Bell McDonald. $5 for members, $15 for non-members (includes membership). Advance registration required. For information, call 410-955-3880, e-mail or go to Carpenter Room, Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Fri., Nov. 10, 5 p.m. Installation of Thomas A. LaVeist as the Inaugural William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy. Sponsored by External Affairs. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Sat., Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. "Day in Honor of Allen Grossman, Poet," with Frank Bidart, Susan Howe, Michael Fried, Ha Jin, Allen Grossman, Susan Stewart, Mark Halliday. Sponsored by the Humanities Center. 110 Gilman. HW

Sat., Nov. 11, noon and 1 p.m. JHU/BMA ArtWalk, guided 45-minute walking tours of Homewood's 200-year-old carriage house (Merrick Barn), the Levi Sculpture Garden and BMA's spring house, which was designed by Benjamin Latrobe. Tours meet at noon at Homewood and 1 p.m. at the BMA. A brochure is available at both locations for a self-guided tour. HW

Mon., Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. "Neil Riley: Three Decades of Painting," a slide talk by Neil Riley, Columbus College of Art and Design. Sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and the Homewood Arts Program. 101 Mattin Center, Jones Bldg. HW



Sat., Nov. 11, 1 p.m. Football, vs. McDaniel College; Homewood Field. HW



Fri., Nov. 10, and Sat., Nov. 11, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 12, 2 p.m. The Barnstormers present Neil Simon's The Good Doctor. $7 general admission, $5 with J-Card. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW



Tues., Nov. 7, 1 p.m. "Bits and Bytes: Interactive Maps in the Curriculum," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Richard Shingles, CER; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Wed., Nov. 8, through Fri., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Introduction to Protein Expression," a three-day JHU Training and Education workshop for faculty and staff. Co-sponsored by the Biotechnical Institute of Maryland. For information and to register, go to Location provided on registration.

Thurs., Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. "Responsible Conduct of Research," an Office of Graduate Education and Research workshop recommended for postdocs, new faculty and research staff. Lunch provided. Registration required; 410-502-0433 or W1030 SPH. EB

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