Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 10, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 10, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 2

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Dance | Discussion/Talks | Lectures | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Theater |

Students discuss the summer-reading book 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?' in a group session led by Paula Burger, left, dean of undergraduate education. In an effort to help build a sense of community, the Office of Student Life at Homewood had asked incoming freshmen — and the entire Johns Hopkins community — to read the critically acclaimed bestseller by psychologist and Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum. This week, the author weighs in. See Discussions/Talks.
Photo by Will Kirk/HIPS



Thurs., Sept. 13, 3 p.m. "Man as Industrial Palace: Fritz Kahn, Conceptual Medical Illustration and the Visual Rhetoric of Modernity," a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Mike Sappol, National Library of Medicine; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Library. EB

Thurs., Sept. 13, 4 p.m. "Why Physics?: Stoic Views on the Contributions of Natural Science to Human Happiness," a Political and Moral Thought Seminar colloquium with Brad Inwood, University of Toronto. Co-sponsored by Classics. 348 Gilman. HW



Mon., Sept. 17, 7:45 p.m. Argentine Tango Beginner I, tango lessons given by Max Gonzalez. Sponsored by La Tangueria. Great Hall, Levering. HW



Wed., Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Inaugural Summer Reading Program — Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College, will talk about her book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Student Life; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., Sept. 10, 12:15 p.m. "Welch Basics for Public Health," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Donna Hesson, SoM; W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 10. "Forging the Future of Space Science," co-hosted by the Space Telescope Science Institute. 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. Forum on the next 50 years, with panelists Matt Mountain, STSci; Laurie Leshin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Robert Strain, APL; and Christopher Justice, University of Maryland. 7:30 p.m. "From the Big Bang to the Nobel Prize and on to the James Webb Space Telescope," a special lecture by John Mather, 2006 Nobel laureate in physics, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Maryland Science Center



Wed. to Fri., Sept. 12 to 14. Rosh Hashana services. For more information, call 410-516-0333 (Conservative and Reform), or 410-243-3700 (Orthodox).

Conservative. Led by Rabbi Jason Klein, sponsored by Hopkins Hillel; Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, unless otherwise noted. Wed., 6:45 p.m.; Thurs., 9:15 a.m., approximately 2:15 p.m. (Tashlich, following lunch, meet at Levering) and 8 p.m. (evening service, Smokler Center); Fri., 9:15 a.m. Lunches and dinners for students in the Smokler Center follow all services.

Reform. Led by Rabbi Sarah Meytin, sponsored by Hopkins Hillel; Haebler Chapel, Goucher College. Wed., 7 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. and approximately 1:30 p.m. (Tashlich, following lunch). Lunch for students in the Rosenberg Gallery follows morning services. Free transportation to Goucher.

Orthodox. Led by Rabbi Zev Gopin, sponsored by Chabad of Central Baltimore and JHU; Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway. Wed., 7:15 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri., 9:30 a.m. Dinner follows Wednesday evening services; free for students, $25 for community members; reservations required.



Mon., Sept. 10, 12:15 p.m. "B-ZIP Proteins in Vertebrate Pathology," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Charles Vinson, NCI; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. "Neutrino Geophysics and the Earth's Budget of Radioactive Elements," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Bill McDonough, University of Maryland; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Sept. 10, 4 p.m. "Sequence and Topology in the Folding of TIM Barrel Proteins," a Biophysics seminar with C. Robert Matthews, University of Massachusetts Medical School; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Sept. 10, 4 p.m. "Discovery and Deconvolution of Novel Biological Activities From a Clinical Drug Library," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Jun Liu, SoM; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 10, 4 p.m. "Strategies of Showing: Henry Mayhew, the Great Exhibition, and '1851'," a History seminar with Lara Kriegel, Florida International University; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., Sept. 11, 10 a.m. "The Drosophila SF-1-like Nuclear Hormone Receptor Hr39 Is Essential for Female Reproductive Tract Development and Function," a Carnegie Institution thesis defense seminar with Anna Allen; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Tues., Sept. 11, noon. "Cyclo-oxygenase Structure and Catalysis," a Biological Chemistry seminar with William Smith, University of Michigan Medical School; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. "When Will Computers Understand Shakespeare?" a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Jerry Hobbs, USC/ISI; room B17, Computational Science and Engineering Bldg. HW

Wed., Sept. 12, 12:15 p.m. "Perspectives on Global Health," a Center for Global Health seminar with Roger Glass, Fogarty International Center, NIH; W1214 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 13, noon. "The Polycystins and Endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Homeostasis," a Cell Biology seminar with Michael Sutters, SoM; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Sept. 13, noon. "What We Learn When We Take a Tryp Across the Human Blood-Brain Barrier," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint seminar with Dennis Grab, SoM; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 13, 1 p.m. "Sensitization of Cutaneous Nociceptors Following Peripheral Injury: Molecular Mechanisms," a Neuroscience research seminar with H. Richard Koerber, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 13, 4 p.m. "SREBP: New Connections Between Chol-esterol and Oxygen Sensing," a Biology seminar with Peter Espenshade, SoM; 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Sept. 14, 11 a.m. "From Offshore Structures to Red Blood Cell Membrane: Examples of Fluid- Structure Interaction in Tethered Objects," a CEAFM seminar with Qiang Zhu, University of California, San Diego; 110 Maryland. HW

Mon., Sept. 17, 12:15 p.m. "The TORC Family of CREB Coactivators: Regulators of Energy Balance," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Marc Montminy, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. "Mantle Flow and Melting at Ultraslow Mid-Ocean Ridges," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Laurent Montesi, University of Maryland; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. "Integrative Biology of Aging: Catecholamine Systems in Neuro-degenerative Disorders," a Center on Aging and Health seminar with David Goldstein, NINDS; Suite 2-700, 2024 Bldg. EB

Mon., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. "Electrostatics in Ligand Binding and Design" an IMMBI seminar with Bruce Tidor, MIT; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. "Gene Targeting via Triple Helix Formation," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Peter Glazer; Yale University School of Medicine; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Decoding Multi-Finger Movement for Neuroprosthetic Control" with Nitish Thakor, SoM; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. "Landscape of Violence: Mutiny and Rebellion on the Berbice, 1763-1764," a History seminar with Marjoleine Kars, UMBC; 315 Gilman. HW


Special Events

Sat., Sept. 15, 2 p.m. Mixed martial arts demonstration, sponsored by the JH martial arts clubs team; Levering Plaza. HW

Sat., Sept. 15, 3 to 5 p.m. Johns Hopkins-Community Get-Together, an event to help foster positive relations and partnerships between JHU and local community residents, and provide informal opportunities for JHU students, administrators and community members to get acquainted. Information about JHU student groups and divisions and community organizations. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided, and there will be a free raffle drawing for various prizes. Outside Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.

Sat., Sept. 15, 1 to 5 p.m. "The Hunt," a campuswide scavenger hunt sponsored by the JHU Math Club. (Wed., Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. Scavenger hunt information session; 1 Remsen.) Free dinner after the hunt; T-shirts, snacks and $1,000 in prizes. $5 per person, $25 per team of five. Proceeds go to the malaria initiative of the Red Cross. For information, go to HW



Fri., Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Football, vs. Gettysburg; Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 15, 1 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Gettysburg; Homewood Field. HW



Sat., Sept. 15, and Sun., Sept. 16, 2 to 6 p.m. Freshman One Acts and Throat Culture auditions, a chance for new students to get involved with the Barnstormers' yearly tradition, the Freshman One Acts. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Throat Culture orientation show. Johns Hopkins' only sketch comedy group makes its season debut; comedy on stage and on film. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

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