September 14, 2009

Calendar — September 14, 2009

President and CEO of Sodexo North America will speak to students at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's Leaders & Legends lecture on Sept. 17

President and CEO of Sodexo North America will speak to students at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's Leaders & Legends lecture on Sept. 17

Sodexo leader Chavel to give Carey School lecture

George Chavel, president and CEO of Sodexo North America, will speak on “Sustainability and the Business of the Future” at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders & Legends lecture series on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The breakfast event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Legg Mason Tower in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood.
Appointed to his present position in 2007, Chavel has held a wide range of leadership positions since joining the company in 1991, including vice president for the Hospitals/Acute Care Division and chief operating officer and Health Care Market president for Sodexo North America.
Chavel serves on the global Sodexo Executive Committee as a group chief operating officer and is a member of the worldwide Operating Committee that represents 80 countries. He also currently chairs the Sodexo Diversity Leadership Council and serves on the boards of the Hispanic College Fund; the Montgomery County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce; and the Sodexo Foundation, the charitable arm of Sodexo, whose mission is to end hunger in America. He also is a member of the Carey Business School’s Corporate Advisory Board.
The Michigan native graduated from Albion College, in Albion, Mich., with a bachelor’s degree in economics and management.
Sodexo is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the United States, Canada and Mexico, with 2008 revenues of $7.7 billion and 120,000 employees. It serves more than 10 million customers daily in corporations, health care, long-term-care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government and remote sites, and has given more than $11 million in grants to fight hunger in America.
The Leaders & Legends monthly breakfast series features today’s most influential business and public policy leaders addressing topics of global importance by engaging business and community professionals in an examination of the most compelling issues and challenges facing society today.
Admission to the lecture, which includes breakfast, is $35. To register and for more information, go to

-Andy Blumberg, Carey Business School


Wed., Sept. 16, and Thurs., Sept. 17, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. JHU/Red Cross blood drive at Homewood. To schedule an appointment, go to http://hr.jhu .edu/fsrp/outreach/blooddrive. (See “In Brief,” in this issue.) Sponsored by Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW


Tues., Sept. 15, 4 p.m. “Islamic ‘Trading Zones’ in England and Aceh,” an Anthropology colloquium with John Bowen, University of Washington. Co-sponsored by the Program in Evolution, Culture and Cognition. 400 Macaulay.  HW
Thurs., Sept. 17, 3 p.m. “Geometric Mechanics: From the Atomic to the Tectonic,” a Physics and Astronomy and Mechanical Engineering joint colloquium with L. Mahadevan, Harvard University. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW
Thurs., Sept. 17, 3 p.m. “Politics and Astrology in the Background of the Galileo Affair,” a Program in the History of Science, Medicine & Technology colloquium with Michael Shank, University of Wisconsin. 3505 N. Charles St.  HW
Fri., Sept. 18, 2 p.m. “Hispanic Americans in American Naval History,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Jay DeLoach, rear admiral, USN (ret.), Naval History and Heritage Command. Co-sponsored with the Hispanic Heritage Committee. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Sat., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sun., Sept. 20, 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Religion and Sexuality, a Women, Gender and Sexuality conference. Co-sponsored by Anthropology. Cafe Azafran, Muller Bldg.  HW


Mon., Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m. “Gathering Clouds in Kyrgyzstan,” a Central Asia–Caucasus Institute discussion with Baktybek Abdrisaev, former Kyrgyz Republic ambassador to the U.S.; Baktybek Beshimov, Kyrgyz Republic Parliament; Robin Phillips, former policy analyst for the U.S. Joint Staff; and Anthony Bowyer, International Foundation for Electoral Systems. For information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-7723 or e-mail Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS
Tues., Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. “Recent Elections and the State of Democracy in the Western Balkans,” a Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Srdjan Darmanovic, University of Montenegro, and Michael Haltzel (moderator), Center for Transatlantic Relations. For information and to RSVP, e-mail 500 Bernstein-Offit Building.  SAIS
Tues., Sept. 15, 12:30 p.m. “South Asia? West Asia? The Location and Identities of Pakistan,” a South Asia Studies Program discussion with independent scholar S. Akbar Zaidi. For information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5722 or e-mail southasia@jhu .edu. Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS
Wed., Sept. 16, 12:30 p.m. “Unconventional Natural Gas: The Next Great Prize?” a Global Energy and Environment Initiative discussion with Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy; Chuck Davidson, Noble Energy; Russell Dyk, Morgan Stanley Commodities; Stephen Richardson, Morgan Stanley; Vello Kuuskraa, Advanced Resources International; and Ed Morse, Global Energy and Environment Initiative. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5786 or e-mail Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS
Wed., Sept. 16, 4:30 p.m. “Korea as a Global Partner for Poverty Reduction and Development Cooperation,” a Korea Studies Program discussion with Eun Mee Kim, Ewha Womans University. Co-sponsored by International Development Program. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building.  SAIS
Wed., Sept. 16, 5 p.m. “U.S.– China Space Cooperation?” a China Studies Program discussion with Dean Cheng, Heritage Foundation. For more information, phone 202-663-5816 or e-mail zji Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS
Thurs., Sept. 17, 12:30 p.m. “U.S. Bases in Colombia: Perspectives From the Union of South American Nations Summit,” a Latin American Studies Program discussion with Fernando Petrella, former Argentine ambassador to the U.N. Open to the SAIS community only; speaker’s comments will be off the record. 508 Nitze Building.  SAIS
Thurs., Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m. “Cities: Global Economies and Urbanization Strategies,” a SAIS Review discussion with Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, and Abha Joshi-Ghani, World Bank. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS
Fri., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. “Creation and Cosmology in Ancient Egypt,” an African Studies Program discussion with Regine Schulz, ARCE-DC and Walters Art Museum. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5676 or e-mail itolber1@jhu .edu. Co-sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt, Washington, D.C., Chapter. Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS


Wed., Sept. 16, noon. “Social Marketing and Public Health: Effective Campaigns and How They Work,” Public Health Practice grand rounds with W. Douglas Evans, George Washington University; and Terri Long, formerly of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Co-sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall).  EB
Fri., Sept. 18, 12:15 p.m. “The Crucial Role of Health Information Systems in Developing Core Health Indicators: 15 Years’ Experience in the Americas,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Carlos Castilos-Salgado, SPH. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall).  EB


Tues., Sept. 15, 4 p.m. The SOURCE Connection Community Consultant Group information session. The Connection is a program that assists with small-team, short-term projects that respond to community needs. For information, go to Sponsored by SOURCE. W2030 SPH.  EB
Thurs., Sept. 17, 7 to 9 p.m. Online information session for the Geographic Information Systems online certificate. Go to RSVP online at Log-in information will be provided a few days before the information session. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs.


Wed., Sept. 16, 12:30 p.m. “Political Development and Political Decay: An Overview,” an International Development Program lecture by Francis Fukuyama, director of the International Development Program, will discuss this topic as part of his lecture series titled, Getting to Denmark: Where the State, Rule of Law and Accountable Government Come From. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5943 or e-mail nsander4@jhu .edu. 203 Rome Building.  SAIS
Thurs., Sept. 17, noon. “Can States Control Immigration? A Comparison of the US, Asia and Europe,” a Political Science lecture by John Skrentny, University of California, San Diego. 366 Mergenthaler.  HW
Thurs., Sept. 17, 4:15 p.m. “ ‘A Case of Metaphysics’; or, the Moral Psychology of Counterfactuals,” a Tudor and Stuart Lecture by Andrew Miller, Indiana University. Sponsored by English. 201C Dell House.  HW
Thurs., Sept. 17, 7:30 a.m. Leaders & Legends Series—“Sustainability and the Business of the Future” by George Chavel, president and CEO, Sodexo. (See story, above.) Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.
Mon., Sept. 21, 5:15 p.m. “Avouer pour devenir innocent: de La Princesse de Cleves a Emile et Sophie,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture in French by Daniele Cohn, ENS in Paris. Co-sponsored by the Centre Louis Marin. 101A Dell House.  HW


Mon., Sept. 21, noon. “Using Networking to Build Interdisciplinary Collaborations,” a Johns Hopkins Women’s Health Research Group quarterly networking session with Donna Vogel, Professional Development Office. For students, faculty and fellows in the schools of Nursing, Public Health and Medicine. Lunch provided. E9519 SPH.  EB


Thurs., Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Hopkins faculty author John Gartner will discuss his latest book, In Search of Bill Clinton. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW
Mon., Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Gustav Meier, director of Peabody’s graduate conducting program, will discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Score, the Orchestra and the Conductor. Following the signing, attendees are invited to observe a Conductors Orchestra class from 8 to 10 p.m. in East Hall.  Peabody


Fri. to Sun., Sept. 18 to 20. Rosh Hashana services. For more information, call 410-516-0333 (Conservative and Reform) or 410-243-3700 (Orthodox).  HW
Conservative. Led by Rabbi Jason Klein, sponsored by Hopkins Hillel; Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, unless otherwise noted. Fri., 6:15 p.m.; Sat., 9:15 a.m.; Tashlich, following lunch, meet at Levering; and 7:30 p.m. (evening service, Smokler Center). Lunches and dinners for students follow all services. Advance registration requested: ($17 per dinner; all fall holiday meals $180).
Reform. Led by Rabbi Debbie Pine, sponsored by Hopkins Hillel; evening services only. Fri., 6:15 p.m., Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.
Orthodox. Led by Rabbi Zev Gopin, sponsored by Chabad of Central Baltimore and JHU; Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway. Fri., 7:15 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 9:30 a.m. Dinner follows Friday evening services; $10 for students, $25 for community members; reservations required.


Mon., Sept. 14, noon. “Free Surface Flow Modeling With GPU-Physics,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Robert “Tony” Dalrymple, WSE. B17 CSEB.  HW
Mon., Sept. 14, 12:10 p.m. “Injury and Violence Prevention: Innovative Community Research and Practice,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Kira McGroarty, CARES; Eileen McDonald, SPH; and Shannon Frattaroli, SPH. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. 208 Hampton House.  EB
Mon., Sept. 14, 12:15 p.m. “Beyond the Embryo: Evolution of Regeneration and Asexual Reproduction in Annelids and Acoels,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Alexandra Bely, University of Maryland, College Park. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW
Mon., Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m. “To Cue or Not to Cue: Reframing the Question for Parkinson’s Disease Patients,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Sridevi Sarma, WSE. 110 Clark.  HW
Mon., Sept. 14, 3 p.m. “Kakeya-Nikodym Averages and Lp Norms of Eigenfunctions,” a Mathematics seminar with Chris Sogge, KSAS. 302 Krieger.  HW
Mon., Sept. 14, 4 p.m. “Enzymatic Cellulose Degradation by Thermobifida fusca Cel5a,” a Biophysics seminar with Brian Barr, Loyola College. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW
Mon., Sept. 14, 4 p.m. “Quality Control During Protein Synthesis,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Rachel Green, SoM. W2030 SPH.  EB
Mon., Sept. 14, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Whole-Cell Recordings in Thalamus Reveal How Retinal Gamma Oscillations Convey Additional Visual Information” with Friedrich Sommer, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW
Mon., Sept. 14, 4 p.m. “ ‘We Unhappy Few’: In Search of Jewish Culture in Postwar Germany,” a History seminar with Michael Brenner, Brandeis University. Co-sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures. 102B Dell House.  HW
Tues., Sept. 15, 1 p.m. “Hormonal Factors and the Risk of Breast and Endometrial Cancers Among Postmenopausal Nulliparous Women,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Sara Schonfeld. W2008 SPH.  EB
Tues., Sept. 15, 3 p.m. “The Carbonate ‘Clumped Isotope’ Paleothermometer and Applications to Environments of Human Evolution in East Africa,” a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Benjamin Passey, KSAS. 234 Ames.  HW
Tues., Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m. “EM Works for Pronoun-Anaphora Resolution,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Eugene Charniak, Brown University. B17 CSEB.  HW
Wed., Sept. 16, noon. “The Role of Triplication of the Olig Transcription Factors in Brain Development in Down Syndrome,” a Physiology seminar with Tarik Haydar, Children’s National Medical Center. Sponsored by Physiology. 203 Physiology Building (Research Conference Room).  EB
Wed., Sept. 16, 3 p.m. “Probing Polymer Photovoltaics,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with David Ginger, University of Washington. 110 Maryland.  HW
Wed., Sept. 16, 4 p.m. “Low Dimensional Classifiers From Height-Dimensional Data” with Jeff Leek, SPH; and “Optimizing Group Sequential Designs That Allow Changes to the Population Sampled Based on Interim Data” with Michael Rosenblum, SPH, a Biostatistics joint seminar. W2030 SPH.  EB
Wed., Sept. 16, 5:15 p.m. “Religion and Science in Early Modern European Literature,” last in a three-part seminar series with Joachim Kupper, Freie Universitat Berlin. Sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures, the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe, the Jewish Studies Program and Evolution, Cognition and Culture. 101A Dell House.  HW
Thurs., Sept. 17, 10 a.m. “Inhibition of LINE-1 Retroelements by the APOBEC3 Protein Family,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Anna Niewiadomska. W2030 SPH.  EB
Thurs., Sept. 17, noon. “Mechanisms of Self-Recognition and Sociality in Dictyostelium,” a Cell Biology seminar with Gad Shaulsky, Baylor College of Medicine. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB
Thurs., Sept. 17, noon. “Unexpected Roles for the Endocytic Pathway in the Life Cycle of Recently Identified Paramyxoviruses,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Rebecca Dutch, University of Kentucky. W1020 SPH.  EB
Thurs., Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. “Reading and Writing Histone Methylation,” a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Sean Taverna, SoM. 517 PCTB.  EB
Mon., Sept. 21, noon. “Major Role of Landform and Soil Profile in Earthquake Damage Prediction,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Shoichi Nakai, Chiba University, Japan. B17 CSEB.  HW
Mon., Sept. 21, 12:10 p.m. “Advancing Our Understanding of Traffic Safety Culture,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Deborah Girasek, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. 208 Hampton House.  EB
Mon., Sept. 21, 12:15 p.m. “Notch Signaling and Tumors of the Brain and Eye,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Charles Eberhart, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW
Mon., Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m. “Sirtuin Biology and the Prospect of Drugs to Slow Aging,” a Seminar on Aging with David Sinclair, Harvard Medical School. Sponsored by the Center on Aging and Health, Older Americans Independence Center, Epidemiology and the Biostatistics of Aging Training Program. Suite 2-1002, 2024 E. Monument St.  EB
Mon., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Encoding the How and Why of Behavior: The Role of the Anterior Striatum in Associative Learning” with John Gale, Harvard University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


Tues., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. The Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium presents a lecture by pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, SoM. (See story, “Neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson opens 2009 MSE Symposium,” in this issue.) Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW
Wed., Sept. 16, noon to 3 p.m. SOURCE Community Involvement Fair, representatives of community-based organizations will set up informational booths and chat with students, faculty and staff about involvement opportunities. For information, go to E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall).  EB
Wed., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. “Galileo: The Starry Messenger,” actor and physics teacher Mike Francis presents a living history performance revealing how Galileo’s discoveries changed the way the world looked at the universe. [Note: Event is full and registration is closed.] Sponsored by the Center for Liberal Arts. Space Telescope Science Institute.  HW
Thurs., Sept. 17, 8 p.m. The 2009 Constitutional Forum—“The Roberts Court in the Obama Era” with Supreme Court columnist Adam Liptak. (See story, “Adam Liptak of ‘N.Y. Times’ to discuss the Roberts Court,” in this issue.) Hodson Hall Auditorium.  HW
Mon., Sept. 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Welcome to President Daniels at the Carey Business School. Reception is open to students, faculty and staff of the school. Downtown Center.


Thurs., Sept. 17, 1 p.m. “TiVo for the Internet: Subscribing to Alerts for Research and Recreation,” a Center for Educational Resources/Sheridan Libraries “Bits & Bytes” workshop. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW