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.
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
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
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
Fri., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. Octopodes.
Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Allnighters.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW
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