Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 8, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 8, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 33

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Workshops



Fri., May 12, 2 p.m. "The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Junior Officer's Perspective on What We've Learned and Where We're Going," an APL colloquium with Nathaniel Fick, USMC (retired); Parsons Auditorium. APL



Wed., May 10, 6:45 p.m. "African American Students' Experiences on Black vs. White Campuses," with Bedelia Richards. Part of the "Rap Sessions" series sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies. Levering Lobby. HW



Mon., May 8, 11 a.m. "Chernobyl Heart," a short documentary about children affected by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. WBSB Auditorium. EB



Angela Hewitt performs. See music.

Thurs., May 11, 4 p.m. "When Audience Matters: Submitting Grant Proposals to Non-Federal Organizations," an Office of Research Administration lecture by Gayle Walters, SoM; West Lecture Hall, PCTB. EB

Mon., May 15, 8:15 a.m. The William M. Shelley Memorial Lecture — "The Thyroid Nodule 2006: Diagnosis and Management Update" by Sylvia Asa, University of Toronto. Sponsored by SoM. Hurd Hall. EB



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

Sat., May 13, 3 p.m. Preparatory Young Artist's Orchestra performs, with the Preparatory String Ensemble; Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sat., May 13, 7 p.m. Preparatory Sinfonietta performs; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 14, 3 p.m. Peabody Children's Chorus performs; Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 14, 7:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents pianist Angela Hewitt performing Rameau's Suite in A minor, Bach's Partita No. 4 in D major and Brahms' Sonata No. 3 in F minor. A lecture precedes the concert in the Clipper Room. $33 general admission, $17 for students, $8 for student rush tickets. Shriver Hall. HW


Open House

Wed., May 10, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Open House for SPSBE's Graduate Division of Education. 800-GOTO-JHU. Montgomery County Campus.

Fri., May 12, 11:30 a.m. Open House for the newly renovated Johns Hopkins Education Building. RSVP to or 410-309-1272. Education Bldg., 2800 N. Charles St.



Mon., May 8, 12:15 p.m. "Genomic Analysis of Experimental Evolution of Yeasts," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Maitreya Dunham, Princeton University and Lewis-Sigler Institute; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

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 Embed-dings," 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

Tues., May 9, noon. "Mining Binding MOAD (Mother of All Databases), the Largest Collection of Protein-Ligand Complexes with Binding Data," a Physiology seminar with Heather Carlson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; 202D Physiology (Library). EB

Tues., May 9, noon. "Physical and Functional Interactions Between the Translational Apparatus and the Actin Cytoskeleton in Yeast," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Terri Goss Kinzy, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., May 9, noon. "Premenopausal Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Risk," an Epidemiology seminar with Susan Hankinson, Channing Lab and Harvard School of Public Health; W1030 SPH. EB

Tues., May 9, 12:15 p.m. "Research Ethics Consulting Service," an Office for Research Subjects seminar with Holly Taylor, SPH; W4030 SPH. EB

Tues., May 9, 12:15 p.m. "Functional Brain Asymmetries in Birds," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Bettina Diekamp, KSAS; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Wed., May 10, 10:30 a.m. "Primary Care in the Republic of Korea: Developing and Validating the Tool and Assessing the Performance," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Ki Yeob Jeon; 461 Hampton House. EB

Wed., May 10, 12:15 p.m. "Elucidating the Impact of Psychosomatic Co-Morbidities and Race on Quality of Care," a Mental Health seminar with Srinivas Sridhara; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., May 10, 12:15 p.m. "Population Reports: New Attention to the IUD," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Ruwaida Salem, INFO Project; Suite 310 (International Room), 111 Market Place, Candler Bldg.

Wed., May 10, 12:30 p.m. "Home Buying," SMARTMOVE seminar for all JHFCU members. PCTB. EB

Thurs., May 11, noon. "New Methods to Study Cell Migration," a Cell Biology seminar with Ken Jacobson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Suite 2200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 11, noon. "The Epidemiology of Oral HPV Infection," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Maura Gillison, SoM; W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 11, 4 p.m. "Molecular Mechanisms of Cross-Modal Plasticity in the Brain," a Biology seminar with Hey-Kyoung Lee, University of Maryland, College Park; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., May 12, 12:15 p.m. "South Africa HIV/AIDS Activities," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Patrick Coleman, SPH; Suite 310 (International Room), 111 Market Place, Candler Bldg.

Fri., May 12, 12:15 p.m. "The Southeast Asian Methamphetamine (MA) Pandemic: Epidemiology of MA Use in Thailand and an Intervention Trial Targeting Youth," an Epidemiology seminar with Susan Sherman, SPH; W4030 SPH. EB

Fri., May 12, 1 p.m. "Sensory Plasticity in C. elegans," a Neuroscience research seminar with Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Mon., May 15, noon. "Microscopic Imaging in Support of Biomedical Research — Working Beyond Fig. 1," a Cell Biology seminar with Scott Henderson, Virginia Commonwealth University. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Mon., May 15, 12:15 p.m. "Using Medicare Data as a Tool to Evaluate Epidemiologic Questions: Adverse Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness as Examples," an Ophthalmology seminar with Emily West, SoM; W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 15, 12:15 p.m. "Vertebrate Limb Patterning and Innervation," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Ed Laufer, Columbia University; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., May 15, 12:30 p.m. "Urban Planning of Pathways to and from Transit Stops," with Karin Berg, Goteborg, Sweden; and "Urban Regeneration: Mixed Income Communities: An International Perspective" with Silvia Gullino, Torino, Italy, an Institute for Policy Studies International Urban Fellows Program seminar. 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., May 15, 4 p.m. "ATM and Cellular Radiation Response: A Molecular Rationale for Targeted Therapies," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Theodore DeWeese, SoM; W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

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

Thurs., May 11, 10 a.m. JHU Select Vendor Show, faculty and staff can meet JHU select vendors, preferred travel agencies and manufacturers and purchasing staff members; learn more about the JHU Procurement Card Program. Door prizes, free samples and light refreshments. Sponsored by Purchasing Services. Turner Concourse and Turner Auditorium. EB

Thurs., May 11, 6 to 9 p.m., Fri., May 12, noon to 8 p.m., and Sat., May 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. JHU Press Book Sale, all books $2 per pound. Thurs., May 11, is a preview night open only to Hopkins affiliates. Proceeds benefit the JHU Press Staff Development Fund. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Fri., May 12, noon. Women's Network 19th annual spring luncheon with guest speaker Marcia Talley (Talley's book Making Crime Pay: An Author's Journey will be on sale following the luncheon). $15. Kossiakoff Center. APL

Fri., May 12, 3 p.m. Mattin Center pARTy, musical and theatrical performances and exhibits of visual and digital arts presented throughout the Mattin Center. Sponsored by Homewood Arts Program, the Digital Media Center and Homewood Art Workshops. Refreshments will be served. For more information, go to or call 410516-3817. Mattin Center. HW

Mon., May 15, 4 p.m. Opening celebration for the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (see story, page 1), with remarks by Nicholas Jones, dean of the Whiting School; Edward Miller, dean of the medical faculty; Aristides Melissaratos, Maryland Dept. of Economic Development and JHU alum; and Peter Searson, director of INBT; followed by panel discussions. Reception to follow. RSVP by filling out the form at or by calling 410-516-8723 and become eligible to win one of five iPod nanos. Hodson Hall. HW



Wed., May 10, 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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