Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 9, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 9, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 6

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Theater | Workshops



Tues. Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wed., Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to noon. "Madame Bovary, le Roman Comme Art Moderne" (Madame Bovary, Novel as Modern Art), a German and Romance Languages colloquium with Barbara Vinken, University of Munich; Pierre-Marc de Biasi, C.N.R.S. and E.N.S.; Anne Herschber Pierrot, Paris 8 University and ITEM; Jonathan Culler, Cornell University; Margaret Cohen, Stanford University; Francois Noudelmann and Jacques Neefs, JHU; and Washington cultural attache Roland Celette. 323 Gilman. HW

Tues., Oct. 10, 4:15 p.m. "The Role of Thiolate-Ligation in Heme Protein Catalysis," a Chemistry colloquium with Michael Green, Pennsylvania State University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 11, noon. Hispanic Heritage Month colloquium with Anna Escobedo Cabral, U.S. treasurer. Sponsored by Applied Physics Laboratory. Kossiakoff Center. APL

Wed., Oct. 11, 3:30 p.m. "Formation and Evolution of X-Ray Binaries in Globular Clusters," an STScI colloquium with Natasha Ivanova, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics; STScI Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 12, 3 p.m. "Writing Jesuit Science Into the Chinese Mission Field," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Florence Hsia, University of Wisconsin, Madison; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m. "Scientific Challenges in Sustainable Energy Technology," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Nathan Lewis, CalTech; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. "Epicureanism About Death and Immortality," a Philosophy colloquium with John Fischer, University of California, Riverside; 348 Gilman. HW



Thurs., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. "Milton and the Heresy of Individualism," a Tudor and Stuart Club talk with John Rogers, Yale University. Sponsored by English. 323 Gilman. HW


Information Sessions

Wed., Oct. 11. Pre-Health sessions with Dennis McKearin, associate dean, Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. Sponsored by Preprofessional Programs. HW

2 to 4:30 p.m. One-on-one quick questions; Conference Room A, Levering.

6 p.m. Discussion; 160 Mattin Center.

Thurs., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. Pre-Law session for 2006-2007 applicants, with Mary Catherine Savage, director of Preprofessional Advising; 111 Mergenthaler. HW



Mon., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. "Pro-Life 101," a JHU Voice for Life lecture by Stephanie Gray, Canadian Center for Bio-Ethical Reform; 160 Mattin Center. HW

Wed., Oct. 11, 5:15 p.m. "Seduction and Sensibility: Diderot and the Greuze Girl," a German and Romance Languages lecture by Emma Barker, Open University, London; 336 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. "The Indian Tabla," a Musicology lecture/demonstration by Sandip Burman. Sponsored by Peabody. 308 Conservatory. Peabody

Thurs., Oct. 12, 5 p.m. "Self-Consuming Artifacts: Observations on the Iconography of the Butcher Shop Pig," a History of Art lecture by Peter Parshall, National Gallery of Art; Multipurpose Room, 3rd floor, Smokler Center. HW

Fri., Oct. 13, 11 a.m. "Scalar Structure of Turbulent Jet Flames in the Dissipation Range," a CEAFM lecture by Robert Barlow, Sandia National Laboratories; 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. "Why Schiller Used a Chorus: On Schiller's Preface to The Bride of Messina," a German and Romance Languages lecture by Bettine Menke, University of Erfurt; 336 Gilman. HW



Wed., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Wind Ensemble, performing music by Andreas Makris, Peter Mennin, Richard Wagner, Aaron Copland, and Ray Sprenkle; and featuring the world premiere of Richard Lake's Sinfonia for Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Emerson String Quartet, with pianist Menahem Pressler, performing music by Mozart and Brahms. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Thurs., Oct. 12, 6 p.m. Reading by poet Philip Levine, winner of a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 101 Remsen. HW



Mon., Oct. 9, noon. "Biogeochemistry of Sulfur Caves," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Libby Stern, FBI Academy, Quantico; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Dynamics and Gene Expression of the Blastoderm Margin During Zebrafish Gastrulation," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Benjamin Feldman, NIH; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Opening the Doors to the Department of Defense Serum Repository: A How-To Look at Using DoD Resources for Surveillance and Research — Past, Present and Future," an Epidemiology seminar with Angela Eick and Remington Nevin, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine; W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 9, 1:30 p.m. "Risk Factors for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Northern Thailand," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Kimberly Brodovicz; W2033 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 9, 2 p.m. "Examining School and Neighborhood Variation in Violence During Adolescence for a Baltimore City Cohort, 1990-1997," a Population and Family Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Julia Rajaratnam; E4130 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. "Singularities for Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow," an Analysis seminar with Andre Neves, Princeton University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Neural Basis of Reward-Based Action Selection in the Basal Ganglia and the Centromedian Nucleus of Thalamus" with Minoru Kimura, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. "Analytical Chemistry and Forensic Science at the FBI," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Libby Stern, FBI Academy, Quantico; Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Tues., Oct. 10, noon. "Rho GTPase Signaling in Migration and Morphogenesis," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Alan Hall, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Tues., Oct. 10, 4 p.m. "Deep Structure in Lu Xun's Short Stories," an East Asian History seminar with Carollyn Brown, Library of Congress. Sponsored by History. 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., Oct. 11, 9 a.m. "Microbial Risks From Industrial Poultry Production," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Lance Price, SPH; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 11, 12:15 p.m. "Is It Human Subjects Research?" an Office for Research Subjects brown bag seminar with Jonathan Links, SPH; W3031 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m. "Single Cell Biophysics: Visualization of Protein Interactions and Modifications," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Tom Kerppola, University of Michigan/Howard Hughes Medical Institute; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Oct. 11, 3:30 p.m. "Surface Forces and Adhesion at Electrified Interfaces," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Joelle Frechette, WSE; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 11, 4 p.m. "Novel Approaches to the Intracellular Delivery of Phosphopeptidomimetics and Other Bioactive Phosphates," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Richard Borch, Purdue University; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 12, 10 a.m. "An Evaluation of the Impact of OSHA's Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Standard on Fatal Occupational Injury," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Maria Bulzachelli, SPH; 461 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 12, 11 a.m. "Colloidal Interactions and Assembly on Energy Landscapes," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Michael Bevan, Texas A&M University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 12, 11:45 a.m. "The Future of Health Care in Maryland," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Gov. Robert Ehrlich; E3018 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Thurs., Oct. 12, noon. "Familial Risk Prediction: Examples From Colon, Pancreas and Breast Cancer," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Giovanni Parmigiani, SPH; W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 12, 1 p.m. "Molecular Control of Synaptic Wiring Specificity: Functional and Molecular Studies of the Hypervariable Ig-Receptor Dscam," a Neuroscience research seminar with Dietmar Schmucker, Harvard Medical School/Dana Farber Cancer Institute; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. "The Constructive Theory of Partitions of James Joseph Sylvester (The First [and so far the Best] Johns Hopkins Math Prof) and His Brilliant Grad Students (Fabian Franklin and William Pitt Durfee)," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. "Therapeutic Potential of Sialoglycans, Diverse Molecules Regulating Cell-Cell Interactions," a Biology seminar with Ronald Schnaar, SoM; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Oct. 12, 5 p.m. "The European Union and the Polish Dilemma," a European History seminar with Wojciech Bienkowski, Warsaw School of Economics and director, U.S. Economy Re-search Center; 315 Gilman. HW

Fri., Oct. 13, noon. "Alternative Splicing in Drosophila and MIRNA-Mediated Gene Regulation in Planarians," a Biology special seminar with Brent Graveley, University of Connecticut; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Oct. 16, noon. "Medical Care in the Context of Research in Resource-Poor Settings," a Bioethics Interest Group seminar with Maria Merritt, College of William and Mary. Sponsored by the Berman Bioethics Institute. 250 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Oct. 16, noon. "Sample Size Estimate for Intervention Studies," a Center for Collaborative Intervention Research brown bag seminar with Steven Piantadosi, SoM; Room 9, Pinkard Bldg. EB

Mon., Oct. 16, 4 p.m. "Molecular Mechanisms of Myotonic Dystrophy," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Andy Berglund, University of Oregon; W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

The Montgomery County Campus this week opens three art exhibits and a series of events intended to launch three months of discussion about different kinds of diversity. "A Question of Color," a three-person photography exhibit slated for Building III (and whose grand opening is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12), examines the issue of identification at its most basic level and asks the community to participate in an exploration of social conscience and aesthetic presentation. The art exhibits are provided through a partnership with VisArts at Rockville. Above, Brian Jones' "Sharon." For more information, go to
Photo by Brian Jones

Wed., Oct. 11, 2 p.m. "Homewood House Museum's English, French and Chinese Ceramic Collections," a talk by Catherine Rogers Arthur, curator of Homewood House. Second in the series Repast as Ritual: The Objects of Entertaining at Homewood House Museum. Single lectures $35 ($30 for museum members, $15 for students and museum volunteers). Advance pre-paid registration required. For information, call 410-516-5589, e-mail, or go to HW

Thurs., Oct. 12, 5 to 7 p.m. Grand opening of the exhibit A Question of Color, an exploration of race, color and identity. Building III, Montgomery County Campus.

2006 MSE Symposium: Finding Our Voice: The Role of America's Youth. HW

Thurs., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. "A Partnership of Faith: Spirituality and the Youth," with the Rev. James Forbes; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.

Fri., Oct. 13, 8 p.m. "America's Youth: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times," with Seinfeld co-star Jason Alexander; Shriver Hall.



Wed., Oct. 11, 5 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Dickinson; Homewood Field. HW

Wed., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Women's Volleyball, vs. Dickinson; Goldfarb Gymnasium, White Athletic Center. HW

Fri., Oct. 13, 9 p.m. Men's Water Polo, vs. Bucknell; White Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 14, noon. Men's Water Polo, vs. Princeton; White Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 14, 1 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Haverford; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 14, 1 p.m. Women's Volleyball, vs. Haverford; Goldfarb Gymnasium, White Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. Men's Soccer, vs. Swarthmore; Homewood Field. HW



Thurs., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Shah Maat, a cold reading by John Astin and Krista Smith of Stacey Engels' new play. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Theater. Merrick Barn. HW



Tues., Oct. 10 to Thurs., Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Introduction to Cell Culture," a JHU Training and Education workshop for faculty and staff. Co-sponsored by Biotechnical Institute of Maryland. Location to be determined at registration. For more information or to register go to

Thurs., Oct. 12, 1 p.m. "Bits and Bytes: Photoshop First Steps," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Reid Sczerba, CER. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Fri., Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Writing a Biomedical Research Paper," a Professional Development Office workshop with Wendy Sanders, SoM. $750. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

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