Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 27, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 27, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 23

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Theater | Workshops


During Honoring Diversity Week 2004, Tibetan Buddhist monks worked an entire day to create a mandala of colored sand. The mandala — which represents the Buddha's body of enlightenment or a "palace of purity" free of spiritual obstacles — is intentionally made of impermanent materials, then deliberately destroyed. At the end of the day, the monks distributed small packages of the sand in a ceremony focusing on compassion.

School of Nursing Honors Diversity

The School of Nursing this week will celebrate and honor diversity through exhibits, demonstrations, performances and forums highlighting art and culture from around the world. Honoring Diversity Week, which allows students, staff and faculty to share their rich diversity and vast experiences of cultures from near and far, also will be marked by the launch of a newly redesigned and enhanced Diversity section on the SoN Web site. This year's event, held in conjunction with Peace Corps Week, is planned by nursing students — many of whom are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers — and the JHUSoN Cultural Competency and Diversity Committee. See Special Events.



Tues., Feb. 28, 4:15 p.m. "Environmental Interfaces Studied by Nonlinear Optics: From Geochemistry to Atmospheric Chemistry," a Chemistry colloquium with Franz Geiger, Northwestern University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., March 1, 3:30 p.m. "Habitats for Life in Glacial Environments," an STScI colloquium with Brent Christner, Montana State University; STScI Auditorium. HW

Wed., March 1, 5 p.m. "The Nudix (Tool) Box 'Yaakov of All Trades,'" a Biology colloquium with Maurice Bessman, KSAS; Mudd Lecture Hall. HW

Thurs., March 2, 3 p.m. "Bare Bones and Virulent Veils: Tracking Osteomalacia in Late Colonial India," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Maneesha Lal, SUNY, Binghamton; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., March 2, 3:30 p.m. "Probing the Geodynamo," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Peter Olson, KSAS; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., March 2, 4 p.m. "The Origins of Concepts," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Susan Carey, Harvard University; 234 Ames. HW

Fri., March 3, 4 p.m. "Do Genes Really Need Information to Program the Embryo? A Debate in the Philosophy of Biology," a Center for History and Philosophy of Science colloquium with Alex Rosenberg, Duke University; 348 Gilman. HW



Mon., Feb. 27, noon. "The Role of Perceived Team Effectiveness in Improving Chronic Illness Care," a Geriatric Health Services research conference with Jill Marsteller, SPH. Sponsored by the Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, and the Health Services Research Program of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. 250 Hampton House. EB



Tues., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. "Lessons From Katrina: Keeping Responders Safe and Healthy," a Center for Occupational Safety and Health panel discussion with George Everly, JHU; Margaret Neely, JHMI; Tarah Somers, ATSDR; and Elise Handelman, OSHA. Co-sponsored by the JH NIEHS Center in Urban and Environmental Health, the JH Center for Public Health Preparedness and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. W1214 SPH. EB

Pre-Professional Advising events. HW

Wed., March 1, 3 p.m. "University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry," with John Hansen, associate director of admissions. One-on-one individual interviews will be held from 10 a.m to 12:20 p.m. (Sign-up in the Office of Pre-Professional Advising required for individual interviews.) 160 Mattin Center.

Thurs., March 2, 1 p.m. "Financial Preparation for Graduate School," with Anita Dinwiddie, JHU, and Mary Cissy VanSickle, Bank of America. Required for all prehealth and prelaw students. Sherwood Room, Levering.

Sat., March 4, 10 a.m. "How to Flourish in the MSM Program," a SPSBE panel discussion and networking opportunity for MSM students, with MSM students and alumni. MBA students with a concentration in marketing are also welcome to attend. Room 204, Washington Center.



Wed., Feb. 28, 8 p.m. Screening of Bride and Prejudice, a Bollywood musical comedy. Sponsored by Friday Night Films and SASH. Mudd Auditorium. HW

Fri., March 3, 8 p.m. Friday Night Films presents Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums. $2. Mudd Auditorium. HW



Mon., Feb. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Assent in Research with Children," a Berman Bioethics Institute lecture by Eric Kodish, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lerner College of Medicine. Co-sponsored by Pediatrics, the Office of the Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation and the Office of Research Subjects. Part of a series on research ethics. Lunch will be served. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. Dean's Lecture III — "From Magnets to Molecules: A Personal Tale of Spins and Needles" by Jonathan Lewin, SoM and JHH. Sponsored by SoM. Hurd Hall. EB Wed., March 1, 12:15 p.m. "The Nutrition Transition in China: Risk Factors for Obesity and Diabetes in Urban and Rural Populations," a Center for a Livable Future lecture by Ben Caballero, JHMI; W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 2, 4 p.m. The Shallenberger Ethics Lecture Series — What Have We Learned From Terri Schiavo? Part 2 of 4, a legal perspective by Margaret Garrett, JHH; and Jack Schwartz, assistant attorney general for the state of Maryland. Sponsored by the JHH Ethics Committee and Consultation Service. Alumni Auditorium, Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Thurs., March 2, 4 p.m. Tudor and Stuart Lecture — "Indian Patriots on Last Stand Hill: Custerology and Native Nationalism" by Michael Elliott, Emory University. Sponsored by English. 323 Gilman. HW

Fri., March 3, 1:30 p.m. "Inventing a Culture of Change: Museums in Six Cities," a History of Science and Technology lecture by Morris Low, KSAS; Miriam Levin, Case Western Reserve University; Catherine Lavenir, Universite de Paris III; and Martina Hessler, RWTH Aachen University of Technology. Co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Fri., March 3, 4 p.m. The Vernon B. Mountcastle Lecture — "Neurogenetics of Circadian Clocks in Mammals" by Joseph Takahashi, Northwestern University. Sponsored by SoM. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Mon., March 6, 12:30 p.m. "Evaluation of Programs to Improve Diet in Minority Populations: Experience of the Healthy Stores Projects," a Center for Collaborative Intervention Research brown bag lecture by Joel Gittelsohn, SPH. No registration required. Room 9, Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB



Wed., March 1, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Winds performs music by Gordon Jacob, Claude Arrieu and Arthur Bird. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., March 3, 5:45 p.m. The Peabody at Homewood Concert Series 2006 presents cellist Caleb Jones performing works by Bach, Prokofiev and a work of his own composition. $15; $12 for JHU affiliates and Homewood House members. Concert followed by a reception in the wine cellar. Reservations required; call 410-516-5589. Homewood House Museum. HW

Fri., March 3, 8 p.m. Peabody-Hopkins Chorus performs. $18, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. Off campus

Sat., March 4, 1 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra's 14th annual concert for children and families. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sun., March 5, 3 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs music by Ravel, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky. Pre-concert discussion at 2 p.m. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., Feb. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Global Resources for Mental Health: A Challenge for Future Professional Leaders," a Mental Health seminar with Shekhar Saxena, World Health Organization. B14B Hampton House. EB

Mon., Feb. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Annexin 2 and pll: Coregulators in Vascular Homeostasis," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Katherine Hajjar, Cornell University/Weill Medical College; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 2:30 p.m. "Extending Mendelian Models That Predict If One Has a Disease-Causing Mutation Based on Family History of Disease," a Biostatistics seminar with Hormuzd Katki; W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. "The Dirichlet Problem for the Biharmonic Equation on Lipschitz and Convex Domains," an Analysis seminar with Zhongwei Shen, University of Kentucky; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "On the Agnosticism of Spikes: Attention, Intention and Salience in the Monkey Lateral Intraparietal Area" with Michael Goldberg, Columbia University College. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. "The DNA Replication Stress Response," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Matthew Michael, Harvard University; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. "'Race'-Making in the Southern Sahara, ca. 1650-ca. 1850," a History seminar with Bruce Hall, KSAS; 312 Gilman. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 4 p.m. "Soil Microbial Diversity and Global Change," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Michel Cavigelli, USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Feb. 27, 5 p.m. "Equivariant Operads and String Homology," a Topology seminar with Craig Westerland; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Feb. 28, 3 p.m. "Geologic Carbon Sequestration Science and Technology: Current Status, Critical Gaps and Recommendations for Deployment," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with S. Julio Friedmann, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. "Close Encounters With Foreign Bread: Using Comparison to Understand Rabbinic Sources," a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program seminar with David Freidenreich, Columbia University; 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., March 1, 8:15 a.m. "Experience Corps — Two Simultaneous Interlocked Community Trials," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Linda Fried, JHMI; W4030 SPH. EB

Wed., March 1, 12:15 p.m. "The Genesis of Mood Disorders," a Mental Health seminar with Jimmy Potash, SoM; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., March 1, 3 p.m. "Effect of Tuberculosis on the Progression of HIV-1 Disease," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Hugo Lopez-Gatell; E9519 SPH. EB

Wed., March 1, 3:30 p.m. "Engineered Adhesion and Imaging with Polymersomes," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Daniel Hammer, University of Pennsylvania; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., March 1, 4 p.m. "Two Approaches to Drug Discovery," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Curtis Chang; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., March 1, 4:30 p.m. "Heat Kernels, Ladders, and Fundamental Domains," a Number Theory seminar with Eliot Brenner, Ben Gurion University, Israel; 304 Krieger. HW

Thurs., March 2, 9 a.m. "Depression Symptoms and Utilization of Services Among Asian Pacific Islander Women," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Van My Ta; 208 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., March 2, noon. "Adhesion-Dependent Cell Signaling and the Regulation of Morphogenesis," a Cell Biology seminar with Douglas DeSimone, University of Virginia; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., March 2, 1 p.m. "Making Up Your Mind: Mechanisms Underlying the Generation of Embryonic and Adult Cortical and Olfactory Bulb Interneurons," a Neuroscience research seminar with Gordon Fishell, NYU School of Medicine; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 2, 4 p.m. "Buffergel: Can Reinforcing the Mild Acidity of the Vagina Help Prevent HIV, BV and Unwanted Pregnancy?" a Biology seminar with Richard Cone, KSAS, and chair, ReProtect Inc.; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., March 3, 12:15 p.m. "The Association of Insulin Resistance and Colorectal Neoplasia: A Possible Link Mediated by Colonic Epithelial Damage and Subsequent Colorectal Inflammation," an Epidemiology seminar with Konstantinos Tsilidis; W4030 SPH. EB

Fri., March 3, 1 p.m. "Fighting Among Early Adolescent African-American Youth," a Health Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Vanya Jones; 461 Hampton House. EB

Fri., March 3, 3 p.m. "Science, Creativity and Human Destiny: A Review of New and Old Paradigms," with Donald Coffey, SoM. Sponsored by SoM. Turner Auditorium. EB

Fri., March 3, 3:15 p.m. "History by the Book: Conversion, Historiography and the Material Text in Solomon Ha-Levi/Pablo de Santa Maria," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Michael Agnew, Columbia University; 223 Gilman. HW

Fri., March 3, 4 p.m. "True Lies: From the Political to the Logical," a Humanities Center seminar with Jean-Michel Rabate, University of Pennsylvania; 111 Gilman. HW

Mon., March 6, noon. "Integration of Cytoskeletal Systems in Cell Migration," a Cell Biology seminar with Clare Waterman-Storer, Scripps Research Institute; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Mon., March 6, noon. "Where in the Soil Are the Fungi That Orchids Need?" with Melissa McCormick, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 6, 12:15 p.m. "Managing Work and Personal Time," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Melissa Back Tamburo, JHU; Suite 310, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place.

Mon., March 6, 12:15 p.m. "Human Disease and Functional Architecture of the Nuclear Envelope," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Kathy Wilson, JHMI; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., March 6, 1:30 p.m. "Statistical Designs and Analyses for Partially Controlled Studies," a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Fan Li; W3008 SPH. EB

Mon., March 6, 4 p.m. "Lagrangian Minimizers, Singularities and Special Lagrangian Submanifolds," an Analysis seminar with Jon Wolfson, Michigan State University; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 6, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Coordinates of Attention" with Patrick Cavanagh, Harvard University. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 6, 5:15 p.m. "'A Liquid Prisoner Pent in Walls of Glass': The Mystery of Perfume," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Richard Stamelman, Williams College; 336 Gilman. HW


Special Events

School of Nursing "Honoring Diversity Week," celebrating diversity through exhibits, demonstrations, performances and forums highlighting art and culture from around the world. (See above.) Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Mon., Feb. 27, all day. Gallery and display of Africa and the Caribbean. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Food vendors selling food from Guatemala, Tibet and Trinidad. Noon to 12:30 p.m. Kids' break-dancing performance. 12:30 p.m. Lunchtime diversity forum with Barbara Baum.

Tues., Feb. 28, all day. Gallery and display of Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. 12:30 p.m. Tibetan lamas chanting religious blessings.

Wed., March 1, all day. Gallery and display of the Americas and U.S. cultures. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. International potluck. 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. African Resurrection Dance/Drum group performance.

Mon., Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m. Showing of The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords. Conclusion of APL Black History Month events. Library Classroom L-1. APL

Tues., Feb. 28, 8 p.m. Foreign Affairs Symposium Spring 2006 — Ideologies in Flux — "The Rising East: India and China in the 21st Century" by Thomas Friedman, New York Times foreign affairs columnist. (See story, "Foreign Affairs 2006: 'Ideologies in Flux," in this issue.) A question and answer session follows the lecture, and a reception in the Clipper Room where Friedman's most recent book, The World Is Flat, will be available for sale and signing. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., March 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Public Health Career Fair 2006, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking full-time, internship, consultancy and fellowship positions in corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors. More than 40 employers expected. W2008 SPH and E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Sat., March 4, 6:30 p.m. The Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater presents Cabaret, the conclusion of Homewood's Black History Month events. Co-sponsored by the BHM Committee of BSU. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

Sun., March 5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. "Carnivale," a celebration of belly dancing, with music, food and a bazaar. Sponsored by Egyptian Sun. Tickets are $15, $7 and $5 ($10 and $6 at the door). Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Fri., March 3, 2 p.m. Opening of Blue Jays Baseball season, vs. Messiah; Hopkins Baseball Field. HW

Sat., March 4, 2 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Princeton. $10 reserved tickets, $7 general admission, $5 for groups or children. Homewood Field. HW

Sat., March 4, 5 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, vs. Princeton; Homewood Field. HW



Mon., Feb. 27, 7 a.m. "Advancing Technology for Patient Care and Safety," an all-day SoM symposium with William R. Brody, Edward Miller, Chi Dang and other speakers. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse. EB

Wed., March 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CORE Symposium and Vendor Show, a Genetic Resources Core Facility event featuring over 20 exhibits, 11 seminars, including training seminars with Illumina and Genecodes, food and prizes. Turner Concourse. EB

Thurs., March 2, 9 a.m. "Laboratory Animal Nutrition: Research Implications," a daylong Animal Care and Use Committee symposium with Julie Watson, JHU; Graham Tobin, Harlan Teklad, Europe; Chuck Benton, Harlan Teklad; Joseph Kemnitz, Wisconsin National Primate Center; and Robert Russell, Harlan. Co-sponsored by Research Animal Resources. RSVP to, and receive directions and parking options. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 340 Phipps. EB



Fri., March 3, and Sat., March 4, 8 p.m. and Sun., March 5, 2 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents What I Did Last Summer. $15 admission, $5 for student rush tickets. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

Sat., March 4, 8 p.m. "24-Hour Theater Experiment," sponsored by Witness Theater; come see what happens when writers, directors and actors have only 24 hours to create a play. To participate in any way, e-mail Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Digital Media Center workshops; 226 Mattin Center. HW

Tues., Feb. 28, 6 p.m. "Audio Effects Primer," with Matthew Sterling.

Thurs., March 2, 6 p.m. "Audio Hardware in the DMC," Andrew Cole.

Sun., March 5, 5 p.m. "Video Production Techniques," with Leslye James.

Wed., March 1, 3 p.m. "Supporting a Course in the Humanities," a workshop with Herica Valladares; 162 Mattin Center. HW

Fri., March 3, noon. "Bits and Bites: Get the Most From Google," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Brian Cole, JHU. Register by using the "Calendar" link at Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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