The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 7, 1998
Dec. 7-14

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Fri., Dec. 11, 2 p.m. "Environmental Satellite Information Systems: The Future Is Now," a colloquium with Robert S. Winokur, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Parsons Auditorium. APL Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall.



Mon., Dec. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Refugees and Human Rights," a discussion with Jack Geiger, CUNY; East Wing Auditorium, SHPH. Part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Week Celebration.

Mon., Dec. 7, 5:15-7 p.m. "Refugee Crisis in Central Africa," a panel discussion that follows an Amnesty International movie, Central Africa Great Lakes Region Crisis: New Genocide Threat?; East Wing Auditorium, SHPH. Part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Week Celebration.

Tues., Dec. 8, noon. "Goldilocks," a Journal Club discussion with Ed McBain; 9019 1830 Bldg. (Tumulty Conference Room) JHMI Sponsored by the Women's Forum/JHMI Caucus.

Wed., Dec. 9, 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn--"Avoiding Holiday Stress" a talk by Ellen Walderman and "Healthy Eating for the Holidays" by Sue James; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW Bring lunch; beverages and dessert will be served. Sponsored by Occupational Health Services and Benefits Administration. To register, call 410-516-0450.

Thurs., Dec. 10, 5:15 p.m. "Contemporary Issues in Human Rights: Refugee Advocacy," a panel discussion with faculty and representatives from the State Department, International Red Cross and Physicians for Social Responsibility; East Wing Auditorium, SHPH. Part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Week Celebration.



Tues.-Thurs., Dec. 8-10, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. A "Reel World" presentation--In the Company of Men; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW Ticket prices are $3. For more information, call 410-516-8666.



Wed., Dec. 9, 4 p.m. "Growth, as Viewed by the Growth Hormone Receptor," Endocrine Grand Rounds with Ze'eve Hochberg, Rambam Medical Center, Israel/ National Institutes of Health; 1 Marburg. JHMI

Mondays, 3 p.m. Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, with rotating roster of speakers; 6150 JHOC.

Wednesdays, 4 p.m. "Coagulation Disease"; 1024 Blalock. JHMI



Mon., Dec. 14, 5-7 p.m. Candlelight Tour of Homewood House, with period music, holiday refreshments and gifts for sale; Homewood House Museum. HW Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. Admission is free to members and one accompanying guest, as well as to JHU faculty and staff. For information, call 410-516-5589.



Mon., Dec. 7, 2:30 p.m. "Women and Islam," a lecture by H.R.H. Crown Princess Sarvath El Hassan bin Talal, of Jordan; Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg., 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. SAIS For more information, contact Felisa Neuringer at 202-663-5626 or

Tues., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. "Laws and Induction," a Philosophy lecture by Barry Loewer, Rutgers University; 348 Gilman. HW

Tues., Dec. 8, 5:15 p.m. "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Databases and the Cochrane Collaboration," a lecture by Mac Beckner, University of Maryland; G007 Ross. JHMI Part of "Building Bridges; A Complementary and Alternative Medicine Lecture Series" sponsored by SOM, SHPH and the Traditional Acupuncture Institute.

Wed., Dec. 9, 12:15 p.m. "The Taliban: Human Rights Violations of Women in Afghanistan," a lecture by Zohra Rasekh, Physicians for Human Rights; East Wing Auditorium, SHPH. Part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Week Celebration.

Wed., Dec. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Gender Differences in the Epidemiology of Coronary Disease," a Population and Family Health Sciences lecture by Elaine Eaker; Hampton House Lecture Hall. JHMI

Wed., Dec. 9, 4:15 p.m. "Conflict of Interest," a Research Ethics course lecture by Sharon Krag and Donald Steinwachs; W2008 SHPH.

Sat., Dec. 12, 8:30 a.m. The Alfred Blalock Lectureship--"Evolution, Refinements and Experience with Transhiatal Esophagectomy" by Mark Orringer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Hurd Hall. JHMI



For Peabody concert information, call the box office at 410-659-8124.

Wed., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Wind Ensemble Concert, performing the Baltimore premiere of de Meij's T-Bone Concerto with trombone soloist James Olin, and music by Gabrieli, Barber, Raff and Schmitt; Friedberg Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Fri., Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Peabody Singers, Peabody Chorus and Peabody Concert Orchestra perform Bach's Christmas Oratorio from Cantatas 1, 2 and 3, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88; Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets are $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with I.D.

Fri., Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Evergreen Carriage House Concert Series--Center City Brass Quintet (pictured at right); Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St. Admission is $10 per person; includes a reception to meet the artists after the performance. For reservations or for more information, call 410-516-0341.

Sun., Dec. 13, 3 p.m. Peabody Prep Children's Chorus Concert; Friedberg Concert Hall. Admission is free.



Thurs., Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. The Sidney Ann Wilson Memorial Poetry Lecture--Reading by John Irwin; Doctors' Dining Room. JHMI Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs.



Mon., Dec. 7, noon. "JHU International Philanthropy Fellows: Research Findings," a Center for Civil Society Studies brown bag nonprofit sector seminar with Bridget Katsriku (Ghana), Zinka Kolaric (Slovenia) and Babar Sobhan (Bangladesh); 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. "Control of Glycoprotein Sialylation," a Biochemistry seminar with Karen Colley, University of Illinois, Chicago; W2030 SHPH.

Mon., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Dynamic Analysis of Distributed Neocortical Systems" by Stephen Bressler, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University; 341 Krieger. HW

Tues., Dec. 8, 3 p.m. "Using Metal Hyperaccumulator Plants to Phytoextract Soil Metals," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Rufus Chaney, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; 313 Ames. HW

Tues., Dec. 8, 4:15 p.m. "CD40 and Its Ligand in Humoral and Cell-mediated Immunity," an Immunology Council seminar with Randy Noelle, Dartmouth Medical School; W2030 SHPH.

Wed., Dec. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Early Social Origins and Later Transitions to Adulthood: SES and Problem Behaviors among Inner-City Youth," a Social Stratification and Mental Health seminar with Margaret Ensminger; 250 Hampton House. JHMI

Wed., Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m. "Genetic Modification of Cellular Excitability," a Molecular and Cellular Cardiology thesis defense seminar with David Johns; 110 WBSB.

Wed., Dec. 9, 4 p.m. "Antigen Discovery Using MALD I Mass Spectrometry," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Amina Woods; 303 WBSB.

Wed., Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. "Cancer Management: A Perspective," an Integrated Metabolism and Physiology seminar with Albert Owen; 214 Traylor. JHMI Sponsored by Radiology.

Thurs., Dec. 10, noon. "Molecular Mechanisms of Smell: Signal Transduction and Neuronal Differentiation in the Olfactory System," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Randy Reed; 110 WBSB.

Thurs., Dec. 10, noon. "Genetic Elements that Control Expression and Dissemination of B-Lactamses in Bacteroides," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Jeff Smith, East Carolina University School of Medicine; W2030 SHPH.

Thurs., Dec. 10, 4 p.m. "Molecular Reconstitution and Extranuclear Inheritance during Human Fertilization: Implications for Infertility and Procreation in the 21st Century," a Hopkins Reproductive Biology seminar with Gerald Schatten, Oregon Health Sciences University; 240 Houck. JHMI

Fri., Dec. 11, noon. Vector Biology Forum--"Tick Antimicrobial Con-trol against Non-Pathogenic and Pathogenic Bacteria," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Daniel Sonenshine, Old Dominion University; W4013 SHPH.

Fri., Dec. 11, 12:30 p.m. "Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Emergency Department," an Epidemiology Friday seminar with Supriya Mehta; W2008 SHPH.

Fri., Dec. 11, 2 p.m. "In Vitro Ubiquitination and Degradation of Transcription Factor NF-X1," a Biochemistry thesis defense by Gang Xia; W2030 SHPH.

Mon., Dec. 14, 12:30 p.m. "Irresponsibility of Good Epidemiologists in Public Health," a Center for Epidemiology and Policy seminar with Lewis Kuller, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; W2008 SHPH.

Mon., Dec. 14, 4 p.m. "Wind Engineering at Hopkins," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Nicholas Jones; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Dec. 14, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Computational Anatomy: An Emerging Discipline" by M.I. Miller; 341 Krieger. HW



Wed., Dec. 9, noon. The Marc Steiner Show. Ira Berlin of the University of Maryland will discuss his projects Many Thousand Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America and Remember Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom.

Thurs., Dec. 10, noon. The Marc Steiner Show. Special two-hour live remote on how the Internet is changing the face of medicine.