Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 22, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 22, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 35

Weekly Calendar

Blood Drive | Colloquia | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Workshops


New Take On a Classic

The game is still played with a ball and a stick, but this is not your grandfather's lacrosse. To offer a quintessential look at the modern game, the Johns Hopkins University Press has updated the Bob Scott classic Lacrosse, a book that for 30 years has been the ultimate guide to the "fastest game on two feet."

In this updated edition, just hitting the bookstore shelves, current Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala and Neil Grauer, a JHU graduate and veteran writer on the sport, have reworked every chapter, modernizing sections on rules, equipment, preparation and tactics. The two revisit topics such as drills and skills for specific positions, game strategy, clearing tactics and the history of the game itself — including a section on Johns Hopkins' contributions to lacrosse. New diagrams and images help to clarify concepts and instructions in the text. In addition, action and instructional photos by Hopkins photographer James "Jay" VanRensselaer capture some of the drama from the 2005 championship year and accompany the teaching chapters.

Bob Scott was the head coach of the Blue Jays men's lacrosse team from 1955 to 1974, winning seven national championships during that time. For the next 20 years, Scott served as the university's athletic director. He retired from JHU in 1995.
— Greg Rienzi

Lacrosse lists for $55 (hardcover) and $29.95 (paperback). To order from the Press, call 800-537-5487 or go to


Blood Drive

Mon., May 22 through Wed., May 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive; Conference Room, Francis Scott Key Pavilion. Bayview



Wed., May 24, 2 p.m. "Ethics of the Long War," an APL colloquium with Christopher Coker, London School of Economics; Parsons Auditorium. APL

Wed., May 24, 3:30 p.m. "GEMS: Evoluton of Bars Over the Last 8 Gyr and Implications for CDM Halos," an STScI colloquium with Shardha Jogee, University of Texas; STScI Auditorium. HW


Grand Rounds

Tues., May 23, 3 p.m. "Challenges to Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Diseases in Brazil," Preventive Medicine/Public Health Grand Rounds with Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr., Ministry of Health, Brazil. Reception follows in Courtyard. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Mon., May 22, 4 p.m. The Carlson Lecture — "Quantitative Analysis of Actin Filament Dynamics During Cellular Motility and Cytokinesis" by Tom Pollard, Yale University. Sponsored by Biophysics. Mudd Auditorium. HW



Wed., May 24, 7:30 p.m. Dean's Conservatory Honors Recital; $18 general admission, $10 senior citizens, $8 students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody


Open House

Fri., May 26, 8 p.m. Friday Open House at the Maryland Space Grant Observatory; weather permitting. For information, updates and weekly status, call 410-516-6525 or go to Bloomberg Center. HW



Mon., May 22, 12:15 p.m. "Ethics, Isolation and Avian Flu," a Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute seminar with Ruth Faden, SPH and SoM; and Nancy Kass, SPH; 250 Hampton House. EB

Tues., May 23, noon. "Extracellular Matrix Proteoglycans in the Modulation of Innate Immune Response and Inflammation," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Shukti Chakravarti, SoM; 612 Physiology. EB

Thurs., May 25, noon. "JHU ACUC: What's It All About?" an Animal Care and Use Committee seminar with Nancy Ator, SoM; 403 Ross. EB

Fri., May 26, 10 a.m. "Zinc Metabolism and the Effects of Metal Chelators and Antimalarials on the Transcriptome and Metabolome of Plasmodium falciiparum," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Oluwatosin Aderinsol Gisanrin; W2030 SPH. EB

Fri., May 26, 12:15 p.m. "The Healthy Russia 2020 Project," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Elena Dimitrieva; Suite 310 (International Room), 111 Market Place, Candler Bldg.

Tues., May 30, 11 a.m. "Functional Recovery Following Continuous Lentiviral Dopamine Production in a Primate Model of Parkinson's Disease," a Krieger Mind/Brain Institute special seminar with Bechir Jarraya, CNRS CEA URA, France; 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., May 30, noon. "Cell Biology of Antigen Presentation by Dendritic Cells," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Ira Mellman, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Yale University School of Medicine; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., May 30, 4 p.m. "Cortical Stimulation in Movement Disorders," a Krieger Mind/Brain Institute special seminar with Stephanie Palfi, CNRS CEA URA, France; 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

University commencement, convocation and graduation ceremonies. (See story, "Ceremonies put cap on 130th year," in this issue.)

Wed., May 24, 2 p.m. Bloomberg School of Public Health convocation ceremony; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Wed., May 24, 7 p.m. Whiting School of Engineering graduate ceremony; Homewood Field. HW

Thurs., May 25, 9:15 a.m. University-wide commencement; Homewood Field. HW

Thurs., May 25, 1 p.m. School of Nursing bachelor's degree ceremonies; 3:30 p.m. master's degree ceremonies; Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., May 25, 1:45 p.m. Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering undergraduate diploma ceremony; Homewood Field. HW

Thurs., May 25, 2:30 p.m. School of Medicine diploma award ceremony; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Thurs., May 25, 3 p.m. SAIS diploma award ceremony; Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.

Thurs., May 25, 7:30 p.m. SPSBE undergraduate and graduate diploma award ceremony; Homewood Field. HW

Thurs., May 25, 8 p.m. Peabody Conservatory diploma award ceremony; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., May 26, 10 a.m. Krieger School of Arts and Sciences master's diploma award ceremony; Homewood Field. HW

Fri., May 26, 4 to 7 p.m. Reception for the Medical and Biological Illustration graduate student exhibit; on display through June 4. Sponsored by Art as Applied to Medicine. Houck Lobby, Phipps. EB



Tues., May 30, 1 to 4 p.m. "Getting Started With WebCT," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Pamela Stefanuca. Register at [email protected]. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Blood Drive | Colloquia | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Workshops


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