Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 6, 2003
   About The Gazette Search Back Issues Contact Us    
The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 6, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 6

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Open House | Readings | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia |


The Art of 'Conversations'

Donald Baechler, 'Conversation with Abby,' 2003, gouache, vinyl paint and collage on paper.

What happens when two creative forces--for example, artists Donald Baechler and Abby Sangiamo, or painter Tezh Modarressi and novelist Anne Tyler, her mother--interact in a visual medium?

Barry Nemett, chair of the Painting Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art, posed the question, and Conversations, an exhibition of collaborations in contemporary art, opens this week at Evergreen House, with a preview reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. The show will continue at Evergreen through Jan. 4, 2004, after which it will travel to the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the University of Hartford, Tufts University and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Curated by Nemett, Conversations features work in various media by more than 90 artists, including William Kentridge, Joyce Scott, Raoul Middleman, Jim Hennessey, Grace Hartigan and Gregory Gillespie.

Conversations questions the widely held belief that solitude and isolation are essential to creativity. Writing in the exhibition catalog, Nemett said that the inspiration for the show came from "a desire to see how and to what extent a number of artists for whom I have great respect would fare if they were to share the creative process with one another."

Nemett grouped current and former faculty and students of MICA with the visual artists, writers and poets who have influenced them, and he encouraged each team to create either a collaborative work or individual pieces that responded to one another. The result was 35 paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed media works that illustrate "what can happen when creative individuals purposely enter their studios together and do more than just look over each other's shoulders."

In conjunction with the exhibition, Evergreen will present a number of public programs, including a curator's talk by Nemett at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, and an artists' conversation between Nemett and Raoul Middleman at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13.

Presenting Conversations at Evergreen House celebrates the long-standing connection between MICA and John Work Garrett and Alice Warder Garrett, generous arts patrons who left their family estate to Johns Hopkins in 1942. The Garretts supported MICA through the endowment of a scholarship fund for its students and by bringing such famed artists as Leon Bakst and Jacques Maroger to teach and lecture there.

The Oct. 9 preview is free to the public. After that date, admission to the museum and exhibition is free to Evergreen House members, $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students and children under 6. For more information, call 410-516-0341.  


Tues., Oct. 7, 4:15 p.m. "Long-Distance Charge Migration in DNA: Mechanism and Meaning," a Chemistry colloquium with Gary Schuster, Georgia Institute of Technology; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 8, 3 p.m. "Birth of a Slave: Complications of Childbirth in the Antebellum Slave Quarter," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Marie Schwartz, University of Rhode Island; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "Parsing Reward and Motivation in Nucleus Accumbens," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Kent Berridge, University of Michigan; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, 3:30 p.m. "Shape Processing in Ventral Pathway Visual Cortex," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Charles Connor; 134A Krieger. HW


Film, Video

Sat., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Screening of a Tarang movie, My Son the Fanatic, based on a novel by Hanif Kureishi; 101 Remsen. HW



Tues., Oct. 7, 3:45 p.m. The Sam Shapiro Lecture in Health Services Research--"Health Services Research and the Imperative for Health Care Transformation" by Carolyn Clancy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Dept. of Health and Human Services. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 BSPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 12:30 p.m. "Setting the Course: Postdoctorates in Transition," a lecture by Rita Colwell. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association; East Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. "A 21st-Century FDA: Protecting and Advancing America's Health," a lecture by Mark McClellan, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Part of the Ginder Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the SPSBE Graduate Division of Business and Management. Event marks the inauguration of the new MS-MBA Biotechnology dual degree program. 127 Central Building, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Montgomery County Campus.

Thurs., Oct. 9, 11 a.m. The Stanley Corssin Lecture--"The Dynamics of Single Molecule DNA in Shear, Mixed and Extensional Flows" by Eric Shaqfeh, Stanford University. Sponsored by Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. The 13th Annual Larry L. Ewing Memorial Lecture--"Sexual Dimorphism During Early Embryonic Development and the Effects of Diet on Sex of Offspring Born" by R. Michael Roberts, University of Missouri; Sponsored by Biochemistry/Reproductive Biology. W1020 BSPH. EB



Wed., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. A Peabody Wind Ensemble concert with guest artist Travis Siehndel, tuba. $18, $10 for senior citizens; $8 for students; Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Thurs., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. The Aspen Ensemble performs music by Beethoven, Mozart and Faure. $18; $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Concert Hall. Peabody

Sat., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs music by Brant, Nono, Stravinsky and Rorem; with soprano Alyssa Bowlby; Griswold Hall. 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Peabody


Open House

Wed., Oct. 8, 5:45 p.m. Open House for Environmental Sciences and Policy, with Paul Kazyak, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences and Policy, speaking on "Community and Trophic Interactions in Streams." Olin Hall. HW

Sat., Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m. Open House for the School of Nursing, for prospective undergraduate and graduate students. 410-955-7548 or Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB



Tues., Oct. 7, 7 p.m. "Purple Hibiscus," a reading by graduate student Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from her first novel. Sponsored by The Writing Seminars. 323 Gilman. HW



Mon., Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. Yom Kippur Services. Conservative, Glass Pavilion, Levering; Reform, Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith and Community Service Center. 5:30 p.m. Discussion with the rabbis, Glass Pavilion. A break-the-fast follows Neilah, Great Hall, Levering. HW



Mon., Oct. 6, noon. "Rett Syndrome: Modeling CNS Disease in the Olfactory System," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Gabriele Ronnett; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Acetylcholine Dopamine Interactions in the Cortical Release of Glutamate," with Marco Atzori, Blanchette Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, W. Va. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 7, noon. "Transcriptional Control of Glucose Homeostasis," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Pere Puigserver; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 7, 3 p.m. "Healthcare Technology: The Venture Capital Perspective," a Hopkins Biotech Network seminar with Christopher Shen, New Enterprise Associates; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Tues., Oct. 7, 3 p.m. "Microbial Degradation of Priority Pollutants: Reductive Dehalogenation of Chlorinated Compounds," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Jochen Mueller, Center for Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland; 234 Ames. HW

Wed., Oct. 8, 9 a.m. "Topics in the Philosophy of Statistics: Methods, Data and Theory," a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Wesley Denton Eddings; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 12:15 p.m. "ICTs: New Opportunities and Challanges for Health Communication," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Andrew Maxfield; Suite 310, 111 Market Place. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Mental Health Services and the HIV Epidemic Among People with Serious Mental Illness," a Mental Health seminar with Eric Wright, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; B14B Hampton House (basement auditorium). EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Rawa's Malalai Hospital: An Indigenous Response to the Health Crisis of Afghan Women and Children," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Anne Brodsky, University of Maryland; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 3:30 p.m. "Amphilic Hydrogels with Shape-Persistent Dendritic Junctions: Environmental Response and Binding/Release Capabilities," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Ivan Gitsov, SUNY; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "Selberg's Orthogonality for Automorphic L-functions," a Number Theory seminar with Yangbo Ye, University of Iowa; 302 Krieger. HW

Wed., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "The Discovery of H Cell, the 'Bone Marrow Homing Receptor,'" a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Robert Sackstein, Harvard Medical School; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "The Regulatory and Statistical Framework Behind Non-Inferiority Trials" and "Statistical Methodology and Issues in Design and Analysis of Non-Inferiority Trials," a two-part Biostatistics seminar with Robert O'Neill and Sue-Jane Wang of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; W2030 BSPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 5 p.m. "Dynamic Constellations in a Drop of Gel in the Middle of the Cell," a Biology seminar with Evangelos Moudrianakis; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, noon. "Assessing the 'College For All' Philosophy: The Role of Career and Technical Education in Predicting Early Education Outcomes," an Institute for Policy Studies lunchtime seminar with Stefanie DeLuca; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Health Care for All," a Health Policy and Management policy seminar with Vinnie DeMarco, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative; Lecture Hall, Hampton House (basement). EB

Thurs., Oct. 9, 1 p.m. "Axon Wiring Along the Anterior-Posterior Axis of the Central Nervous System," a Neuroscience research seminar with Yimin Zou, University of Chicago; West Lecture Hall, WBSB (ground floor). EB

Thurs., Oct. 9, 2 p.m. "Biogenesis of a-Factor: From Yeast Cell Biology to Human Health and Disease," a Cell Biology seminar with Susan Michaelis; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 9, 3:30 p.m. "The Golden Ratio," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Mario Livio; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. "Recent Advancements in Robust Speech and Speaker Recognition," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Qi (Peter) Li, Li Creative Technologies; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. "Connections Between Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis and Cell Wall Protein Anchoring in Gram-Positive Bacteria," a Biology seminar with Dewey McCafferty; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. "Human-Machine Collaborative Systems," a Mathematical Sciences seminar with Allison Okamura; 304 Whitehead. HW

Mon., Oct. 13, noon. "Neural Processing of Shape Information in Ventral Pathway Visual Cortex," a Clinical Neuroscience seminar with Ed Connor; 1-191 Meyer. EB

Mon., Oct. 13, 12:15 p.m. "International Health Organizations: Past, Present and Future," an International Health seminar with George Alleyne; W2015 BSPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. "Regulation of Cellular Sterol Homeostasis in Mammals and Yeast," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Peter Espenshade; W2030 BSPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Neurophysiological Studies of Working Memory in the Primate Prefrontal and Parietal Cortex" with Christos Constantinidis, Wake Forest University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Tues., Oct. 7, noon. "Maryland Sports," lunch and a discussion about the history and memorabilia of basketball, lacrosse, baseball and football in Maryland with JHU Press authors Paul McMullen, Bob Scott, James Bready and Ted Patterson. $20 per person. Space is limited. 410-516-0341. Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Wed., Oct. 8, noon. Wednesday Noon Series--"The Road Round Ireland," a dramatic performance by Irish actors Sam and Joan McCready; exploring Dublin, Killarney, Galway Bay and the Giant's Causeway through poetry and song. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

"Conversations," Evergreen House's fall exhibition, an exploration of influences and exchanges between artists and their teachers, family members and mentors. Works by more than 90 artists will be featured. (See article above.) 4545 N. Charles St.

Thurs., Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. Opening reception; Evergreen Gallery.

Sun., Oct. 12, 2 p.m. "Curator's Talk: Barry Nemett"--Nemett will discuss his own work and the ideas behind the exhibition, which continues through Jan. 4. Evergreen Theater.

Fri., Oct. 10, 8 p.m. The 2003 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium presents "Stupid White Men? The Current State of American Politics," a lecture by filmmaker Michael Moore. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Sat., Oct. 11, noon. Football, Centennial Conference Game, vs. Franklin & Marshall; Homewood Field. HW



Tues., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. "Enhancing Humane Science: Improving Animal Research," with Ted Poehler, Edward Miller, Chris Newcomer, Martin Pomper, Alan Goldberg, Nancy Ator and James Owiny. 410-955-3273. 202 Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Tues., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. "Capital Punishment in Maryland," a panel discussion on capital punishment in Maryland with Maryland Attorney General Joseph Curran; Stephanie Gibson, of Maryland Citizens Against State Executions; Gregory Kane, Baltimore Sun; and Harford County State's Attorney Joe Cassilly. First event in the All Politics Is Local Symposium. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Wed., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. "A Campaign Overview," a Government-Communication symposium with Ken Mehlman, campaign manager for Bush '04. Sponsored by the Krieger School Advanced Academic Programs; room LL7, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D.C. Center.

Colloquia | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Open House | Readings | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia |


The Gazette | The Johns Hopkins University | Suite 100 | 3003 N. Charles St. | Baltimore, MD 21218 | 410-516-8514 |