The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 30, 2001
Apr 30-
May 7

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition



Tues., May 1, 4:15 p.m. "Simulations of Metals in Extreme Environments," a Chemistry colloquium with Emily Carter, UCLA; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., May 2, 4 p.m. "Normal Cognitive Aging: Toward a Nonhuman Primate Model," a Psychology colloquium with Peter Rapp, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., May 2, 5 p.m. "Climbing the Hierarchy of Protein Structure," a Biology colloquium with Peter Privalov; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., May 3, 4 p.m. "First Steps in an Account of Human Rights," a Political and Moral Thought Program colloquium with Jim Griffin, Oxford University; 348 Gilman. HW

Thurs., May 3, 4:15 p.m. "The Fragmentation of Carbenes," a Chemistry colloquium with Robert Moss, Rutgers University; 233 Remsen. HW



Thurs., May 3, 5:15 p.m. "Conversation" with Jeffrey Mehlman, author of Emigre New York: French Intellectuals in Wartime Manhattan, 1940-44. Sponsored by Cultural Affairs. Doctor's Dining Room. JHMI



Fri., May 4, 8 and 10:30 p.m. JHU Film Series presentation of the cult classic Harold and Maude; Shriver Hall. HW



Mon., April 30, 2 p.m. "Mitotic Checkpoints, Chromosome Instability and Cancer," an Oncology lecture by Loren Michel, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; 1130 Weinberg. JHMI

Mon., April 30, 5 p.m. "Estrogens, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators and Breast Cancer," an Oncology Center lecture by Benita Katzenellenbogen, University of Illinois. Part of the "Biology of Cancer" series. Hurd Hall. JHMI

Wed., May 2, noon. "American Indian Health Today," a Center for American Indian Health and Native Alaskan Health lecture by Michael Trujillo, U.S. Indian Health Service; W1020 SPH. JHMI

Wed., May 2, 5 p.m. "Papillomavirus Vaccines Against HPV Infection and More," an Oncology Center lecture by Doug Lowy, NIH. Part of the "Biology of Cancer" series. Hurd Hall. JHMI

Thurs., May 3, noon. "EndNote," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Cindy Sheffield. Part of the series "Information Tools for Science and Medicine." W1214 SPH. JHMI

Thurs., May 3, 4:30 p.m. The Carolyn and Edward Wenk Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy--"Improving Access to HIV/ AIDS Care and Treatment in the Developing World: It Takes More Than Deep Discounts" by Linda Distlerath, The Merck Company Foundation/Merck & Co. Inc. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., May 3, 6 p.m. "Latrobe, Jefferson and the Basilica of the Assumption," a Homewood House architectural lecture by Charles Brownell, Virginia Commonwealth University. Part of the Homewood House Museum series "Baltimore's Great Architects: A View from 1800." 410-516-8639. Lecture Hall, AMR1. HW

Baltimore's Basilica of the Assumption, seen here in an early print, and its architect, Benjamin Latrobe, are the subject of a May 3 lecture by Charles Brownell.

Mon., May 7, 5 p.m. "Live and Let Die--Molecular Determinants of Tumor Cell Survival," an Oncology Center lecture by Atul Bedi. Part of the "Biology of Cancer" series. Hurd Hall. JHMI



Tues., May 1, noon. Midday Performance by baritone James Watson, performing works by Copland, Bernstein and Rachmaninov; Hurd Hall. JHMI

Wed., May 2, 7:30 p.m. "Opera Etudes," with Roger Brunyate; Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Fri., May 4, 5:45 p.m. "Peabody At Homewood: Music at the Museum," a performance by harpist Michaela Trnkova. Concert will be followed by a wine and cheese reception; seating is limited. The museum will open at 5 p.m. for concert guests. $7, $5 for JHU affiliates, free to Homewood House members. Homewood House Museum. HW

Fri., May 4, 8 p.m. Concert by the Peabody Chorus, Peabody Concert Singers and the Peabody Concert Orchestra; Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Sat., May 5, 8 p.m. Peabody Ragtime Ensemble 25th Anniversary Concert, a benefit for the Peabody Scholarship Fund. $16, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students with I.D. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody



Wed., May 2, 5 p.m. New Yorker writer Roger Angell will speak and read from his new book (see story, p. 7); 111 Mergenthaler. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. HW



Mon., April 30, 11 a.m. "Genetic Alterations in Pancreatic Cancer," a Center for Inherited Disease Research seminar with Scott Kern; Suite 2000, Triad Bldg., 333 Cassell Dr. JHMI

Mon., April 30, noon. "From Books to Bytes: Access and Fair Use in the Digital Environment," an Information Security Institute seminar with James Neal. Part of the Spring 2001 Policy Seminar Series. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Mon., April 30, noon. "Egr Proteins in Neuronal Apoptosis," a Neuroscience seminar with Jay Baraban; 1-191 Meyer. JHMI

Mon., April 30, noon. "The Politics of Budget Surpluses: Can We Afford to Grow Old?" an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Paul Posner, U.S. General Accounting Office; 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., April 30, 12:15 p.m. "Determinants of Positive Outcomes for Children," a Population and Family Health/Population Center joint seminar with Kristin Moore, Child Trends Inc.; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Mon., April 30, 12:15 p.m. "Chaperoning Cell-Fate Determination in Volvox," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Stephen Miller, UMBC; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., April 30, 4 p.m. "Plant Response to Rapid Global Warming at the Paleocene/Eocene Boundary," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Scott Wing, The Smithsonian Institution. 305 Olin. HW

Mon., April 30, 4 p.m. "How Might Biology Matter? Explorations for a Materialist History of Disease," a History seminar with Harry Marks; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., May 1, noon. "Cell Structure and DNA Organization in Normal and Cancer Cells," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Donald Coffey; 612 Physiology. JHMI

Tues., May 1, 3 p.m. "Measuring and Modeling of Near-Surface Processes at the Catchment Scale," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Keith Loague, Stanford University; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., May 1, 4 p.m. "Transcriptional Control of Heart Form and Function," a Biology seminar with Eric Olson, UT Southwestern; 100 Mudd. HW

Wed., May 2, 8:15 a.m. "Clinical Trials and IRBs," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Donald Burke; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Wed., May 2, noon. "Educational Participation Across the Lifecourse: Do the Rich Get Richer?" a Sociology seminar with Aaron Pallas, Columbia University. Part of the series "Celebrating 40 Years of Sociology at Hopkins." 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., May 2, 1:30 p.m. "Integrative Genomics: Surveys of a Finite Parts List," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Mark Gerstein, Yale University; 517 PCTB. JHMI

Thurs., May 3, noon. "Nuclear Lamina Proteins, Chromatin and Disease," a Cell Biology and Anatomy seminar with Kathy Wilson; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. JHMI

Thurs., May 3, 1 p.m. "Isolation and Induction of Neural Progenitor Cells of the Adult Brain," a Neuroscience research seminar with Steve Goldman, Cornell University Medical Center; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Thurs., May 3, 3 p.m. "Mechanics and Materials Science at the Um Scale-taking Advantages of MEMS," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Maarten De Boer, Sandia National Laboratory; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., May 3, 4 p.m. "Synthesis of a Fully Integrated Digital Signal Source for Communications From Chaotic Synamics-Based Oscillations," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Chance Glenn Sr.; 117 Barton. HW

Fri., May 4, 11 a.m. "The Effect of PM on U.S. Mortality," a Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment seminar with Jonathan Samet; W3031 SPH. JHMI

Fri., May 4, 1:30 p.m. "Greenspan's Brave New World Reconstructed as a Bursting Bubble," a Geography and Environmental Engineering special seminar with Robert Barbera; 234 Ames. HW

Mon., May 7, 12:15 p.m. "Mechanisms of mRNA Export and Decay," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Joan Steitz, Yale University; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., May 7, 3:30 p.m. "Real-Time Dynamics of Single-DNA Molecules Undergoing Adsorption and Desorption at Liquid-Solid Interfaces," Edward Yeung, Iowa State University; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., May 7, 4 p.m. "DNA Repair in Xeroderma pigmentosum and the General Population," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Kenneth Kraemer, NCI/ NIH; W2030 SPH. JHMI

Mon., May 7, 4 p.m. "Soil C and N Fluxes in Urban Ecosystems," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Rich Pouyat, U.S. Department of Forestry/Baltimore Ecosystem Study; 305 Olin. HW



Asian Awareness Month--"Asian-American Dreams." HW

Mon., April 30, 8 p.m. Closing ceremonies; Garrett Room, MSE Library.

Cecil Taylor Festival -- In honor of composer, pianist and poet Cecil Taylor, Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Homewood campus. Sponsored by the Program for Comparative American Cultures and the Humanities Center. HW

Mon., April 30:

2 to 5 p.m. Seminar--"W.E.B. DuBois, the Spirituals and African-American Traditions in The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches"; 111 Gilman.

Tues., May 1:

2 to 4 p.m. Discussion--"Tradition and Innovation in African Music; 101 Mattin Center.

7 to 9 p.m. Poetry reading by Cecil Taylor and Allen Grossman. Reception to follow. Garrett Room, MSE Library.

Wed., May 2:

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Seminar--"The Music of Cecil Taylor," with Fred Moten of NYU, Nahum Chandler and drummer Tony Oxley; 111 Gilman.

Thurs., May 3:

2 to 4:30 p.m. Presentation--"Composition and Notational Practice," followed by discussion; 111 Gilman.

Fri., May 4:

2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Presentation of the film Burning Poles, followed by discussion; 110 Gilman.

7:30 p.m. Performance by Cecil Taylor, with Tony Oxley; Shriver Hall. $10 at the door, free to JHU students.

Sat., May 5:

7:30 p.m. Performance by Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley; 101 Mattin Center.



Sat., May 5, 1 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Loyola (simulcast on WMAR-TV 2). Homewood Field. HW



Fri., May 4, and Sat., May 5, 8 p.m., and Sun., May 6, 2:15 p.m. She Loves Me, a Theatre Hopkins production. Admission is $12 on Friday evening, $15 on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

Thurs., May 3, and Fri., May 4, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 5, and Sun., May 6, 2 and 8 p.m. "An Evening of Student One-Acts," six plays chosen from a student one-act play contest, directed and performed by students of John Astin's theater class. 410-516-7159. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

Sat., May 5, 11:30 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a Barnstormers presentation of the cult classic; Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Tues., May 2, 4 to 5 p.m. PreHealth: AMCAS Essay and Application workshop. Sponsored by Preprofessional Programs. Shaffer Hall. HW