The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 4, 2000
Dec 4-11

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Tues., Dec. 5, 4:15 p.m. "Nucleophilic Reactivity at Carbonyl Groups: From the Gas Phase and Toward Solution," a Chemistry colloquium with Christopher Hadad, Ohio State University; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Dec. 7, 3 p.m. "Science and Technology in the Plan to Modernize Sugar Production in Cuba during the Late 18th Century," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Maria Portuondo; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. JHMI

Fri., Dec. 8, 2 p.m. "The Virtual World of the Computer," a colloquium with James Hahn, George Washington University. Parsons Auditorium. APL Simulcast to 218 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus.



Wed., Dec. 6, noon. The MSE Diversity Book/Video Discussion Group--Bruce Jacobs will read from and discuss his book Race Manners: Navigating the Minefield between Black and White Americans. Jacobs will be signing his book. Q-Level, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., Dec. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Crossing the Borders," a discussion on American culture intended for international affiliates. Sponsored by the International Society. Reed Hall Library. JHMI



Tues., Dec. 5, noon. Screening of two short documentary films, Not a Lady Among Us and Little Castles directed by Lillian Bowers. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Wed., Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. "Family Albums: Remembering on Film and Video," presentation and discussion of short videos by Gabriel Wardell, Maryland Film Festival/host of "Cinema Sundays," and Paul Zinder. Part of Cultural Affairs' Fall 2000 Humanities Multimedia Discussions. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. JHMI



Mon., Dec. 4, 7 p.m. "The Art of Observing," by Edward Mc-Carthy. Part of the Prehealth: AED series, "What the Future Holds," sponsored by Preprofessional Programs. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW



Tues., Dec. 5, noon. Midday Concert by Kathryn Detweiler, piano, and tenor Michael Talley. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Hurd Hall. JHMI

Fri., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. "Evenings at 8," concert by Jason Vieaux and Gary Schocker, classical guitar and flute. $15, but Evergreen fellows, contributors and patrons admitted free with one guest. For reservations, call 410-516-0341. Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Fri., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. Handel's Messiah, Part 1, a Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Chorus and Peabody Concert Singers production, followed by Puccini's La Boheme, Act 2, with the Peabody Children's Chorus. $16, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students with I.D. 410-659-8124. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Sun., Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents The Tallis Scholars, an a cappella ensemble performing Renaissance sacred vocal music in honor of Johns Hopkins University's 125th Anniversary. $24, $12 for JHU students. 410-516-7164. Shriver Hall. HW

Mon., Dec. 11, 6 p.m. Performance by JHU's Christian a cappella group, Adoremus; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Mon., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. Performance by the JHU Choral Society and its chamber music ensemble, Ecco. Reception will follow the concert. $3 suggested donation. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, Charles St. and University Pkwy. HW



Thurs., Dec. 7, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Open House for the Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science. 410-516-8728. Kossiakoff Center. APL



Mon., Dec. 4, noon. "A Role for SMN in Motor Neuron Death and Neuronal Apoptosis," a Neurology seminar with Douglas Kerr; 1-191 Meyer. JHMI

Mon., Dec. 4, 12:15 p.m. "bHLH-PAS Proteins, Hypoxia and Developmental Angiogenesis," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Celeste Simon, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Dec. 4, 1 p.m. "Uncommon Scents: A Genetic Basis for Pheromone Recognition in Mammals," a Neuroscience special seminar with Ivan Rodriguez, The Rockefeller University; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Mon., Dec. 4, 4 p.m. "A Radical View of Air Pollution," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Bill Brune, Pennsylvania State University; 305 Olin. HW

Mon., Dec. 4, 4 p.m. "Iron Status Assessment in African Children," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Rebecca Stolzfus; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Mon., Dec. 4, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience --"The Development of Space Perception" with Albert Yonas, University of Minnesota. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. "Settled, Sacred and All-Powerful: The Making of New Genealogies and New Traditions of Empire Under Akbar," a Comparative and World History seminar with Ruby Lal; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m. "Semantic Information Processing of Spoken Language," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Allen Gorin, AT&T Shannon Laboratories; 100 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Dec. 6, 8:15 a.m. "Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) Results," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with James Tonascia; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Wed., Dec. 6, 12:15 p.m. "Incorporating Gender into HIV Prevention in Developing Countries," an International Health/Behavioral and Community Intervention seminar with Geeta Rao Gupta, International Center for Research on Women; W2008 SPH. JHMI

Wed., Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m. "Unexpected Structure of the Pseudomonas Carboxyl Proteinase: An Old Fold with a Novel Active Site," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Alexander Wlodawer, NCI; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Wed., Dec. 6, 4 p.m. "G Protein Regulation of Tyrosine Kinases," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Xin-Yun Huang, Cornell University Medical Center; 303 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Dec. 7, 11 a.m. "Protein Narcissism," a Chemical Engineering seminar with Todd Przybycien, Carnegie Mellon University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Dec. 7, noon. "Evaluation of the Use of Force in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank," a seminar including findings from the October 2000 Physicians for Human Rights Report, the Geneva Conventions and the role of physicians and other medical personnel in upholding the Geneva Conventions, with James Cobey. Sponsored by PHR and the JHU Middle Eastern Students Association.; Hurd Hall. JHMI

Thurs., Dec. 7, noon. "Retrotransposons, Chromatin and Transcriptional Silencing," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Jef Boeke; 110 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Dec. 7, 1 p.m. "Molecular Mechanisms of Cerebellar Development," a Neuroscience research seminar with MaryBeth Hatten, The Rockefeller University; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m. "Investigation into the Mechanism of the RecA Protein Catalyzed NTP Hydrolysis Reaction," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense by Francine Katz; W1214 SPH. JHMI

Thurs., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. "Micro Refrigeration Using Semiconductor Heterostructures," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Ali Shakouri, University of California, Santa Cruz; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. "Regulation of Virulence Factors in Escherichia coli 0157:H7 by Quorum Sensing," a Biology seminar with James Caper, University of Maryland; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. "Integrative Modeling of Biological Systems: Relating Altered Gene Expression to Cell and Tissue Function," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Raimond Winslow; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. "Hugh Metel, Heloise and Peter Abelard: On Reinterpreting Scholastic Culture in the 12th Century," a Medieval History seminar with Constant Mews, Monash University/Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.; 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m. "Pharmacogenetics: Potential for Tailoring Chemotherapy," an Oncology research conference seminar with Laurence Baker, University of Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Center; Weinberg Auditorium. JHMI

Fri., Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Establishment of Polarity in Drosophila Oogenesis," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Hannele Ruohola-Baker, University of Washington, Seattle; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Dec. 11, 11 a.m. "Mapping Genes for Schizophrenia in Founder Populations," a Center for Inherited Disease Research seminar with Maria Karayiorgou, The Rockefeller University, Suite 2000, Triad Bldg. Bayview

Mon., Dec. 11, noon. "Experimental Therapies for Post-Hemorrhagic Vasospasm," a Neurosurgery seminar with Rafael Tamargo; 1-191 Meyer. JHMI

Mon., Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m. "Thailand's Response to AIDS: Building on Success, Confronting the Future," a Center for Epidemiology and Policy seminar with Martha Ainsworth, World Bank, and Chris Beyrer; W2008 SPH. JHMI

Mon., Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m. "How Heat, Hydrogen and Habaneros Hurt," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Michael Caterina; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Dec. 11, 4 p.m. "Packaging the 'Men of Our Times': Literary Anthologies and Political Accommodation in the Early Qing," a History seminar Tobie Meyer-Fong; 315 Gilman. HW



Mon., Dec. 4, 1 to 5:30 p.m. "New Research Insights along the Path to Sustainability," a Center for a Livable Future event, featuring the 1999-2000 recipients of the CLF Faculty and Student Research Fund. For details, log on to, and click on "Events." W1030 SPH. JHMI

Fri., Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Unity Rally, worship, prayer and fellowship with members of Agape, the Catholic Community, Inter-Varsity, Stepping Stones, Hope Chapel and Bethel , with guest speaker Pastor Roger Kim and performances by student musical groups. 410-516-3629. Mudd Auditorium. HW

Sun., Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Open House: Holiday Traditions in Old Baltimore," tour of historic Baltimore house museums, Mount Clare Museum House, the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Homewood House and Evergreen House, with refreshments from well-known caterers and restaurants. Continuous bus service will take participants to each house, and free parking is available at Mount Clare Museum House and Evergreen for round-trip bus service. $15, $12 for members of the participating museums, $8 for children. 410-516-0341.

Mon., Dec. 11, 5 to 7 p.m. "Homewood by Candlelight," the historic house decorated for the holidays, featuring early American music by David Hildebrand. Refreshments served. $6, $5 for senior citizens; members free. 410-516-5589. Homewood House Museum. HW



Thurs., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. The JHU Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater Company's annual fall revue, "We're Going to Have a Good Time VI: Freedom." $6, $3 for students. 410-516-8432. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. The Barnstormers production of Kurt Vonnegut's comedy Happy Birthday, Wanda June (last production of the semester). $5, $3 with J-Card. 410-366-0142. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Fri., Dec. 8, noon and 1 p.m. Wreath Workshop, make your own wreath or have a wreath custom-made; all materials, instruction and refreshments are included. $16, $15 for Homewood House members and JHU staff; $1 off with advance registration. 410-516-8639. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW