Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 1, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 1, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 13

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Theater | Workshops



Ritz Chamber Players The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Ritz Chamber Players (Tai Murray, violin; Amadi Hummings, viola; Troy Stuart, cello; Terence Wilson, piano; Demarre McGill, flute; Terrance Patterson, clarinet), the nation's first chamber music ensemble composed solely of musicians spanning the African diaspora. Founded in 2002, the group made its sold-out Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 and national television debut as performers on the NAACP Image Awards in 2006. See Music.

Tues., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. "Stories and Cosmogonies: Imagining Creativity Beyond 'Nature and Culture,' " an Anthropology colloquium with Stuart McLean, University of Minnesota. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Dec. 2, 4:15 p.m. The Ephraim and Wilma Shaw Roseman Colloquium — "Prostaglandin H Synthase: Mechanism of Self-Activation and Self-Inactivation" with Ah-Lim Tsai, University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Sponsored by Chemistry. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Dec. 3, 4:30 p.m. "Systems Biology of Calcium in Yeast," a Biology colloquium with Kyle Cunningham, KSAS. 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Dec. 4, 3 p.m. "A New Style of Research: Clinical Cancer Trials (1965-1989)," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Peter Keating, University of Quebec; and Alberto Cambrosio, McGill University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Fri., Dec. 5, 2 p.m. "A General Theory of Trade and Competition: Trade Liberalization and Competitive Markets," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Shanker Singham, chairman, International Roundtable on Trade and Competition Policy. Parsons Auditorium. APL



Fri., Dec. 5, 2 to 7 p.m., and Sat., Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. "Elective Affinities: Goethe, Literature, Science," a German graduate student conference with keynote speakers David Wellbery, University of Chicago; and Eckart Forster, KSAS. Sponsored by German and Romance Literatures and Languages. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW



Mon., Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. Screening of Salud!, a film on the universal health care system in Cuba. Sponsored by the Latin Student Network and Student Assembly. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Thurs., Dec. 4, 10:45 a.m. "One Size Fits All: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone," a Computer Science lecture by Mike Stonebraker, MIT. B17 CSEB. HW



Tues., Dec. 2, 5:15 p.m. JHMI Choral Society's annual holiday concert, featuring selections from Handel's Messiah, new arrangements of traditional Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs by Joshua Mills. Hurd Hall. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. "Sounds of the Season," a woodwinds and brass concert by the Peabody Brass Ensemble. Concert follows the lighting of the Washington Monument. Griswold Hall. Peabody JHU a cappella groups perform. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Dec. 4, 8 p.m. Adoremus, Christian a cappella group.
Fri., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. Octopodes.
Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Allnighters.

Fri., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by Copland, Grainger, McTee, Sousa, Vaughn Williams and Schwantner. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs music by Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk by Jonathan Palevsky. $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens, JHU affiliates and non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall. HW

Sun., Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Ritz Chamber Players. (See photo above.) The BSO's Jonathan Carney will be guest concertmaster. $33 general admission, $17 for non- JHU students. Free for JHU students. Shriver Hall. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. The JHU Choral Society Fall Concert. Shriver Hall. HW



Mon., Dec. 1, 5 p.m. "Writing in the Web of Words," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures reading by multilingual author Yoko Tawada. Part of the Why German? lecture series. Co-sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality and East Asian Studies. 162 Mattin Center. HW



Mon., Dec. 1, noon. "Global Governance in a Globalized World," a Political Science seminar with Harris Gleckman, former head, UNCTAD. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Single Molecule Studies of Gene Regulation and Cell Division," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jie Xiao, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Tues., Dec. 2, noon. "Mechanisms of Chromosome Segregation and Aneuploidy," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Duane Compton, Dartmouth Medical School. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Dec. 2, 12:10 p.m. "Understanding and Preventing Violence Against Teachers," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Darryl Alexander, American Federation for Teachers. Co-sponsored by the Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. W4030 SPH. EB

Tues., Dec. 2, 3 p.m. "Sediment Scale and Society," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Peter Wilcock, WSE. 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m. "Temporal Primitives in Auditory Cognition and Speech Perception," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with David Poeppel, University of Maryland. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m. "The History and Sociology of Data Safety Monitoring in Clinical Trials," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Peter Keating, University of Quebec, Montreal. Sponsored by Epidemiology. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 3, noon. "Sensitivity of Nondestructive Test Methods for Fracture Inspection," a Civil Engineering seminar with William Riddel, Rowan University. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Dec. 3, noon. "Who Says There's No Free Lunch? How Alcohol Taxes Save Money and Lives," a Center for Injury Research and Policy seminar with Phillip Cook, Duke University/University of Maryland. Co-sponsored by Health, Behavior and Society; the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence; and the Center for Adolescent Health. W4030 SPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 3, 3 p.m. "Kahler-Ricci Flow With Degenerate Cohomology Limit," a Topics in Complex Geometry seminar with Zhou Zhang, University of Michigan. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Dec. 4, noon. The Randolph Bromery Seminar — "The Origin of Oceanic Alkyl Nitrates: An Atmospheric Chemistry Question" with Elizabeth Dahl, Loyola College of Maryland. Olin Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Dec. 4, noon. "Characterizing Barth Syndrome Mutant Tafazzins: There Is More Than One Way to Kill a Transcylase," a Cell Biology seminar with Steven Claypool, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, noon. "A Mitochondrial DNA Repair Enzyme Plays a Role in Drug Resistance in Toxoplasma gondii," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Gustavo Arrizabalaga, University of Idaho. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, noon. "Cystic Echinococcosis in Peru: Human Prevalence Study and Chemotherapy Evaluation in Sheep," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Cesar Gavidia. W2015 SPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, 12:15 p.m. "Evaluation of Behavioral and Public Health HIV/AIDS Interventions Using Meta-Analyses Methodology," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Cindy Lyles, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. B14 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Dec. 4, 1 p.m. "Molecular Biology of Neurons and Their Dendrites," a Neuroscience research seminar with Jim Eberwine, University of Pennsylvania Medical School. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Fri., Dec. 5, 2 p.m. "Mammalian Diacylglycerol Kinases and Their Interaction With Membranes," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Richard Epand, McMaster University. 612 Physiology. EB

Mon., Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Judging Genes: Implications of the Second Generation of Genetic Tests in the Courtroom," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Diane Hoffman, University of Maryland School of Law. Co-sponsored by the Centers for Law and the Public Health. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Regulation of the Oocyte-to-Embryo Transition by the Meiotic Cell Cycle," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Geraldine Seydoux, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. "Aging and Longevity Among Foragers and Farmers," a Center on Aging and Health seminar with Michael Gurven, University of California, Santa Barbara. Suite 2-700, 2024 E. Monument St. EB

Mon., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. "Resistance to Antifungal Drugs Mediated by Calcium-dependent Suppression of Non-Apoptotic Cell Death," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Kyle Cunningham, KSAS. W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

Tues., Dec. 2, 7:30 to 11 p.m. The Fourth Annual Hopkins' Top Model competition, in which individuals representing various campus organizations compete for a prize; the event includes various prominent speakers. An entry fee will be collected at the door. Sponsored by Vision XChange and the Center for Social Concern. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Wed., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. JHU School of Nursing Career Day with exhibitors and recruiters from across the country. To register, go to SoN. EB

Wed., Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. "Collecting 'Old Japan': Japanese Lacquer Art in the Meiji Period (1868-1912)," a discussion with Monika Bincsik, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sponsored by Evergreen Museum & Library and the Walters Art Museum Friends of the Asian Collection. Reservations encouraged; call 410-516-0341. Bakst Theater. Evergreen

Wed., Dec. 3, 9 p.m. Lighting of the Quads, annual event featuring a cappella music and refreshments. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Rain date is Dec. 4. Keyser Quadrangle. HW

Fri., Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. United Way Bake Sale, supporting the 2008 JHU United Way campaign. Sponsored by Homewood Student Employment Services. Basement, Garland Hall. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 3 to 6:30 p.m. Annual Research Day and Poster Session with oral presentation competition, sponsored by Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Turner Concourse. EB



Thurs., Dec. 4, through Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater Company presents The Mistake, an original drama. $5 general admission, $3 for students. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

Fri., Dec. 5, and Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 7, 2 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents David Lindsay-Abaire's poignant comedy Fuddy Meers. Final performances. $15 general admission, $13 for senior citizens, JHU faculty, staff and alumni; $5 for students with ID. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., Dec. 5, 9:30 p.m., and Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Throat Culture, a JHU theater comedy and filmmaking group, performs. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. The Buttered Niblets, a JHU student-run comedy group, performs improv. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Thurs., Dec. 4, 1 p.m. "Introduction to RefWorks," a Center for Educational Resources workshop. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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