Johns Hopkins Gazette | June 26, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University June 26, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 38

Weekly Calendar

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


A Summer Refresher

Homewood House Museum celebrates the summer season with a new tour offering visitors a privileged perspective of this extraordinary summer residence built in 1802 for Charles Carroll Jr. and his family. "This summer tour offers a unique experience," said curator Catherine Rogers Arthur. "During the rest of the year, tours begin in the west wing, which was devoted to service activities. But this summer, our visitors will arrive in style as they would have in the 19th century. They'll enter the center part of the house that was used for entertaining, and see some of Homewood's most elaborately furnished rooms first."

During daily guided tours, visitors will see the home's period-furnished rooms, filled with intricately carved woodwork, ornate plaster ceiling ornaments and objects contemporary to or associated with the Carroll family, including superb examples of Baltimore furniture. Upon request, guests also may enjoy a rare inside view of Homewood's privy, located where the formal gardens once met the apple, peach and pear orchards. Made of brick with a wood shingle roof and two entrances, the privy retains its original domed ceiling and chestnut paneling.

The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tours meet in the Museum Shop and are offered every half hour, with the last at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free for JHU faculty, staff and students. For more information, call 410-516-5589 or go to
 Heather Egan



Tues., June 27, 3 p.m. "The Encounter Between Self and Other in the Professional World," last in the panel discussion series Hard Science, Soft Skills: Fostering a Culture of Civility in the Scientific Workplace, with Stephen Reich, University of Maryland; Matthew Mountain, STScI; Richard Kilburg, JHU, Daniel Buccino, SoM; and P.M. Forni, KSAS. At 4:15 p.m., there will be a presentation by Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners). STScI Auditorium. HW



Outdoor Movie Night, presented by Summer and Intersession Programs; Keyser Quadrangle (rain location: Mudd Auditorium). Live entertainment at 7:30 p.m., films at 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets; food and drink for sale. For information, go to HW

Fri., June 30. Viva Las Vegas, with pre-film entertainment by Elvis impersonator Chris Presley.
Fri., July 7. Young Frankenstein.


Open House

Fri., June 30, and Fri., July 7, 8 p.m. Friday Open House at the Maryland Space Grant Observatory, weather permitting. For more information, updates and weekly status, call 410-516-6525 or go to www.mdspacegrant .org/observatory.html. Bloomberg Center. HW



Mon., June 26, noon. First session of the SPH Postdoctoral Fellows Seminar Series, with Armin Gemperli and Jose Garcia-Garcia, intended to provide a venue for presentation of postdoctoral, research associate and visiting scholar research. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Education and Research Office. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., June 27, 12:15 p.m. "Informed Decision Making for Unproven Screening Tests in Primary Care and Community Settings: Ethical and Practical Issues," a Berman Bioethics Institute brown bag lunch seminar with Evelyn Chan, University of Texas-Houston Medical School. Co-sponsored by General Internal Medicine. W2015 SPH. EB

Tues., June 27, 1 p.m. "Social Class and Obesity: Indicators of Health Behavior, Predictors of Breast Cancer Incidence," a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Celeste Torio; 744 Hampton House. EB

Wed., June 28, noon. "Control of HIV/AIDS in India," an International Health special seminar with Anbumani Ramadoss, minister of health, India; W1020 SPH. EB

Fri., June 30, 11 a.m. "Mechanistic Studies on the Streptococcus pneumoniae RecA and SSB Proteins," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Diane Grove; W2030 SPH. EB

Fri., June 30, 12:15 p.m. "A Community-Based Investigation of Sleep in the Mentally Ill," an Epidemiology doctoral research proposal seminar with Elizabeth Khaykin; W3030 SPH. EB

Fri., July 7, noon. "Virology," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Atan Gross, Weizmann Institute of Science; W3031 SPH. EB


Special Events

Thurs., July 6, 5 to 8 p.m. "A Summer Evening at Evergreen," open studio with artist-in-residence Richard Torchia and a dress rehearsal performance by the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival of The Merry Wives of Windsor. $6; children under 12 free. 410-516-0341. Evergreen House.



Mon., June 26, through Fri., June 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Aspects of Scientific Writing and Oral Presentations," a Biomedical Communications workshop with Wendy Sanders, SoM. Sponsored by Professional Development. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Tues., June 27, noon. "Using PowerPoint for Your Presentation," a Welch Medical Library workshop. No registration required. G05 BRB. EB

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