Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 1, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 1, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 5

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Exhibition | Film/Video | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Workshops


A Celebration of Raoul Dufy
By Heather Egan Stalfort
JHU Museums

Raoul Dufy, 'Nature Morte,' undated, one of 10 watercolors purchased by Alice Warder Garrett directly from Dufy in July 1935. Evergreen House Foundation, Evergreen Museum & Library 2007 Artists Rights Society, New York/ADAGP, Paris.
Photo courtesy Evergreen Museum & Library

Johns Hopkins will celebrate for the first time the 19 oil and watercolor paintings by the gloriously innovative French colorist Raoul Dufy that were collected by arts patron and cultural maverick Alice Warder Garrett, former mistress of what is now Evergreen Museum & Library.

Dufy: The Evergreen Collection, which opens this week, brings together these expressive paintings — along with related works on loan from the Baltimore Museum of Art — and letters and receipts that reconstruct Garrett's compilation of the collection from 1935 to 1939.

The show opens with a free reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Evergreen Museum & Library, where it will remain on display through Sunday, Jan. 6.

The "granddaddy of modern chic," as Dufy was called in Time magazine during his visit to the United States in 1950-51, left one of the most joyful oeuvres of his era. Evergreen's Dufy paintings — all made during the period between the two World Wars — chronicle a prolific period of stylistic growth, when the artist's thorough academic training, experiments with Impressionism and Fauvism, and experiences in book illustration and textile design coalesced into a fully mature and highly personal style of supple line, limpid color and saturated light.

The exhibition concentrates on the series of themes for which the artist is most well-known: Mediterranean landscapes, sea goddesses and ancient Italian ruins; horse races and regattas; and other lighthearted scenes of leisure and spectacle. The energy with which Dufy rendered these subjects befitted modern French life in the early 20th century and continues to make him a favorite of audiences today.

Dufy: The Evergreen Collection has been organized by Evergreen Museum & Library, one of the Johns Hopkins University Museums, and is made possible by the Evergreen House Foundation with generous organizing support from the Richard C. von Hess Foundation and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the state of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 46-page illustrated catalog, by former JHU Museums director Cindy Kelly, which is available at the Evergreen Museum Shop for $12.

Through Jan. 22, the museum is also presenting a companion show called Exhibiting Alice, which explores the Paris art gallery that former Evergreen resident Alice Warder Garrett sponsored for two months during the summer of 1934, when it's likely that she and Dufy first met. Focusing on objects drawn from Evergreen's archives and permanent collections, the exhibition reconstructs Garrett's gallery and the dynamic woman who gave young, emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit their work alongside some of the leading artists of the day.

The Dufy exhibition and companion show are on view as part of regular museum tours, offered Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. (last tour at 3 p.m.). Admission is free to museum members and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students; $3, Johns Hopkins alumni and retirees, non-Hopkins students and children over 5; $5 seniors; and $6 others. For general museum information, call 410-516-0341 or go to

A series of related programs begins this week with the screening of a Dufy documentary; see Film/Video in Calendar for details.



Tues., Oct. 2, 4:15 p.m. "Synthetically Tuned Luminophoric Materials: 3-D Displays, Solar Energy Conversion and Beyond," a Chemistry colloquium with Stefan Bernhard, Princeton University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m. "Sex, Flies and Videotape," a Biology colloquium with Mark Van Doren, KSAS; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, 3 p.m. "Models of Social Systems and the Beginnings of Systems Dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology," a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Charles Crossett, KSAS; Seminar Room, 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Fri., Oct. 5, 1 p.m. "Consciousness, Cognitive Accessibility and the Mesh Between Psychology and Neuroscience," a Krieger Mind-Brain Institute colloquium with Ned Block, New York University; 338 Krieger. HW

Fri., Oct. 5, 2 p.m. "QCD, Strings and Black Holes: A Duality Between Gravity and Field Theory," a Hispanic Heritage colloquium with Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study. Sponsored by Applied Physics Laboratory. Parsons Auditorium. APL



Thurs., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. Tudor and Stuart talk with Michael Breitwieser, University of California, Berkeley; 148 Gilman. HW

Fri., Oct. 5, noon. "Hopkins MSN/MPH: The Best of Nursing and Public Health," a panel discussion with Rear Adm. Carol Romano, assistant surgeon general and chief nurse officer, U.S. Public Health Service; Carpenter Room, SoN. EB



Sat., Oct. 6, 1 to 4 p.m. Opening reception for Dufy: The Evergreen Collection, oil and watercolor paintings by the French colorist Raoul Dufy. Exhibition runs through Jan. 6. Evergreen Museum & Library



Sat., Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Screening of the documentary Raoul Dufy: Painter and Decorator, with the cartoon short The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy; in conjunction with the exhibition Dufy: The Evergreen Collection, on view through Jan. 6. Evergreen Museum & Library


Information Sessions

Wed., Oct. 3, 12:30 p.m. Information session for the Women's Health Clinic Nurse Specialist/Nurse- Midwifery Program at the School of Nursing, with Juliana Fehr, Shenandoah University Division of Nursing; rooms 9 and 10, SoN (Anne M. Pinkard Bldg.). EB



Tues., Oct. 2, 5:15 p.m. "Calderon's La Vida Es Sueno and Shakespeare's Hamlet, or, the Problem of Skepticism," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Joachim Kupper, Freie Universitat Berlin; 336 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, 8 a.m. The 2007 William Wallace Scott Urology Research Lecture — "Messages in the Extracellular Matrix of Bone for Morphogenesis and Metastasis" by A. Hari Reddi, University of California; Owens Auditorium, CRB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. The Templeton Lectures — "Bodies and Souls" by Paul Bloom, Yale University. Inaugural lecture of The Johns Hopkins Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project series. (See story, "Cognitive science of religion to be explored in lecture series," in this issue.) 1 Remsen. HW



Thurs., Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. Demonstration of Japanese koto music, a Peabody Musicology workshop with Kyoko Okamoto, University of Maryland; 308 Conservatory Bldg. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs, with featured artist Hee Youn Choue, piano, Harrison L. Winter Competition winner; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs; Griswald Hall. Peabody


Open House

Sat., Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. Fall Open House for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, an opportunity to learn about the school's baccalaureate, master's and doctoral nursing programs. RSVP to 410-955-7548 or Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB



Mon., Oct. 1, noon. Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Remote Sensing of Organic Carbon in Coastal Environments" with Carlos Del Castillo, APL. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "Enzymatic Recognition of Damaged Bases in DNA," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with James Stivers, SoM; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "Telling the Truth About Conspiracy: Richard Kingston and the Problem of Credibility in Williamite England," a History seminar with Rachel Weil, Cornell University; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. "Renormalization of Gauge Fields Using Hopf Algebras," a Mathematics seminar with Walter van Suijle-kom, Radboud Universiteit Nijm-egen; 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 2, 3 p.m. "Defining the Availability and Mobility of Contaminants in Sediments," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Danny Reible, University of Texas; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m. "Detecting Deceptive Speech," a Centr for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University; room B17, Computational Science and Engineering Bldg. HW

Wed., Oct. 3, 12:15 p.m. "Microbicides: HIV Prevention in the Hands of Women; Development and Challenges," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health seminar with Youssef Tawfik, SPH; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m. "Single Molecule Views of DNA-Protein Interaction," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Taekjip Ha, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Oct. 3, 3 p.m. "The Apoptotic Mechanism of Death-Associated Protein Kinase and Its Reciprocal Regulation by Tyrosine Kinase Src and Phosphatase LAR," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Won-Jing Wang, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Wed., Oct. 3, 3:30 p.m. "Nanophotonics: From Plasmon Physics to Cancer Therapy," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Naomi Halas, Rice University; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 3, 4 p.m. "Incorporating Marginal Covariate Information in a Nonparametric Regression Model for a Sample of RxC Tables," a Biostatistics Seminar with Joan Staniswalis, University of Texas, El Paso. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 4, 11 a.m. "Colloids, Nanoparticles and Phospholipids," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Steve Granick, University of Illinois; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, noon. "Non-Profit Organizations: Roles, Responsibilities, Challenges," a Health Policy and Management fall policy seminar with Steve Peregoy, Maryland Lung Association; Kevin Lindamood, Health Care for the Homeless; and Michael Bergin, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship; B14 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 4, 12:15 p.m. "Youth Tobacco Prevention and Cessation: What Works, What Doesn't Work and Why?" a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Cathy Backinger, NCI. Part of the series Using Social and Behavioral Research for Continued Tobacco Control Success. 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 4, 1 p.m. "Potential Therapeutic Approaches in Episodic Cerebellar Ataxia," a Neuroscience research seminar with Kamran Khodakhah, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. "Mixed Income Neighborhoods, Past, Present and Future," an Institute for Policy Studies social policy seminar with Douglas Krupka, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany. Co-sponsored by Economics and Health Policy and Management. Clipper Room, Shriver Hall. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. "Models of Random Graphs: Edge, Vertex and Vertex Edge," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Edward Scheinerman, WSE; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. "Reprogramming of microRNA Expression by Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressors," a Biology seminar with Joshua Mendell, SoM; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Oct. 5, 12:15 p.m. "Visualizing Spatiotemporal Signaling Events Toward Understanding the Signaling Network of Chemosensing," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Tian Jin, NIAID/NIH; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Fri., Oct. 5, 1 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Consciousness, Cognitive Accessibility and the Mesh Between Psychology and Neuroscience" with Ned Block, New York University; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 8, noon. "Strategic Communication in Emergencies and War Zones: Afghanistan and Sri Lanka," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Nuzhat Shahzadi, UNICEF. International Room, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place.

Mon., Oct. 8, noon. "Proinflammatory Signaling Mechanisms in Cystic Fibrosis," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Harvey Pollard, Utah State University; W1030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 8, noon. "Ethics, Human Rights and International Health: A View From Geneva," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Alex Capron, University of Southern California; 208 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Oct. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Meiotic DNA Double-Strand Break Repair (Homologous Recombination) in Mice and Humans," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Dan Camerini-Otero, NIDDK/NIH; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 8, 2 p.m. "Role of Atypical Celsr3 in Axonal Tract Development" a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Andre Goffinet, University of Louvain; 517 PCTB. EB

Mon., Oct. 8, 3:30 p.m. Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Investigating the Physical Basis of Biomineralization: New Insights for Biomolecular Modification of Mineral Shapes and Signatures" with Patricia Dove, Virginia Tech. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "Taking a Hit for the Team: Self-Sacrifice as an Enzymatic Strategy in the Biosynthesis of Lipoic Acid," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Squire Booker, Penn State University; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m. "Homeomorphisms of Manifolds and Algebraic K-theory," a Mathematics seminar with Lars Hesselholt, MIT and Nagoya University; 308 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Mon., Oct. 1, 6 p.m. Presentation by Patricia Schultz, author of the international bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. 5 p.m. Reception and book signing. Sponsored by Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries. Evergreen Museum & Library.

Thurs., Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall Career Fair, featuring more than 80 employers; O'Connor Recreation Center. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, noon. Historic Homewood Artwalk, guided walking tour, with departures at noon from Homewood Museum and at 1 p.m. from the Baltimore Museum of Art. HW

Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 p.m. David Linden, professor of neuroscience at SoM, will discuss and sign his book The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams and God. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Tues., Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Men's Water Polo, Blue Jays vs. George Washington; Athletic Center. HW

Mon., Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m. Field Hockey, Blue Jays vs. Christopher Newport; Homewood Field. HW



Tues., Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Charles E. Dohme Memorial Symposium — "Discoveries in Immunology and Vaccine Development," honoring the career and scientific contributions of Joseph Thomas August. Speakers include Laurie Glimcher, Harvard School of Public Health; Andrew McMichael, John Radcliffe Hospital/Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine; Alessandro Sette, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology; Ralph Steinman, the Rockefeller University; Jay Berzofsky, National Cancer Institute/Center for Cancer Research; and Eli Gilboa, University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine. Sponsored by Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences. Owens Auditorium, CRB and CRB II Connector. EB


Workshops and Training

Thurs., Oct. 4, 1 p.m. "Using Tablet PCs," a Center for Educational Resources workshop. Part of the "Bits and Bytes" series. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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