September 21, 2009

Calendar — Sept. 21, 2009


Tues., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. “‘Naming’ Conversion: Being Muslim in Old Delhi,” an Anthropology colloquium with Deepak Mehta, Delhi School of Economics. Co-sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 24, 3 p.m. “A Record of Historical Fact: Transsexuality, Retrospective Diagnosis and the Ethics of History; or Joking in the Archive With Carolyn Steedman,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Dan O’Connor, SPH. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, 1900 E. Monument St.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 24, 3 p.m. “Seeing the Mathematics Behind Supersymmetry Theories—Adinkras,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Jim Gates, University of Maryland. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Fri., Sept. 25, 2 p.m. “Medical Geology: Dust Exposure and Potential Health Risks in the Middle East,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Capt. Mark Lyles, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Wed., Sept. 23, 12:45 p.m. “Prospects for the Latin American Economies: Coupled or Decoupled From the Financial Crisis?” a Latin American Studies Program discussion with Nancy Lee, U.S. Department of Treasury. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5734 or e-mail Nitze Building.  SAIS

Fri., Sept. 25, 10 a.m. “Toward Copenhagen: Greening the Global Economy,” an Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with Achim Steiner, UN Environment Programme; David Foster, Blue Green Alliance; William Hohenstein, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Debbie Bleviss (moderator), SAIS. Co-sponsored by the International Reporting Project at SAIS. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5786 or e-mail Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS

Mon., Sept. 28, 11 a.m. “Crisis: Shaping the Future,” a SAIS discussion with Robert Zoellick, president, World Bank. For more information, phone 202-663-5644 or e-mail Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS

Mon., Sept. 28, 12:30 p.m. “Foreign Investment in India,” an International Law and Organizations Program discussion with Marcia Wiss, Hogan & Hartson and SAIS. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5982 or e-mail 533 Rome Building.  SAIS


Thurs., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Screening of the award-winning documentary Burma VJ, sponsored by the Office of the Dean (SAIS), Southeast Asia Studies Program and the International Reporting Project at SAIS. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS


Fri., Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m. “The Information Assessment Method: What Is It? How Does It Help Research in Health Sciences Informatics?” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Roland Grad, McGill University. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall).  EB


Tues., Sept. 22, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Information session on graduate schools of public health, with admissions representatives from Columbia, Yale, Harvard and Johns Hopkins. Sponsored by Public Health Studies. 210 Hodson.  HW

Wed., Sept. 23, noon. Information sessions for both the Master of Liberal Arts and the Master of Arts in Writing programs. For more information or to RSVP, go to or Downtown Center.


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

Tues., Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m. The Asher Achinstein Inaugural Lecture—“Sixty Years of Wrestling With the Dead Sea Scrolls” by Geza Vermes, Oxford University. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Sept. 23, 12:30 p.m. “The Origins of the State: China and India,” a lecture by Francis Fukuyama, part of the series titled Getting to Denmark: Where the State, Rule of Law and Accountable Government Come From. Sponsored by the Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-349-0985 or e-mail Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 23, 5:15 p.m. “Hans von Marees: Die Sehnsucht nach Gemeinschaft,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture in German by Daniele Cohn, ENS in Paris. Co-sponsored by the Centre Louis Marin. 101A Dell House.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. Eleventh Annual Alan J. Goldman Lecture—“Aggregation Error for Location Models: Survey and Analysis” by Richard Francis, University of Florida. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Sept. 28, 5:15 p.m. “La critique litteraire a ‘distance de loge’: La methode Starobinski,” 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


Benjamin Pasternack

Wed., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. Pianist Benjamin Pasternack performs music by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Copland, Shapero and Bernstein. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PEABODY REGRETS ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS SCHEDULE CHANGE MAY CAUSE.  Peabody

Sun., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Barber, Rachmaninov and Sibelius, with the Harrison L. Winter Piano Competition winner Ronaldo Rolim. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Concert Hall.  Peabody


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


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. (See “In Brief,” in this issue.) Following the signing, attendees are invited to observe a Conductors’ Orchestra class from 8 to 10 p.m. in East Hall.   Friedheim Library.  Peabody

Sun., Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Entrepreneur, philanthropist and inspirational speaker Christopher Gardner will discuss his latest book, Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. (See “In Brief,” in this issue.) Sponsored by Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. Charles Commons Conference Center.  HW


Yom Kippur Services—Sun., Sept. 27, and Mon., Sept. 28—Conservative and  Reform services sponsored by Hillel of Greater Baltimore; Orthodox by Chabad of Central Baltimore. Reform service in the evening only. Pre-fast meal for students, Smokler Center, $17. Register at  HW

Conservative. Led by Rabbi Jason Klein; Glass Pavilion, Levering. Sun., Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.; Mon., 9:15 a.m.; Yizkor, approx. 11:30 a.m.; rabbi’s discussion, 3:30 p.m.; Mincha, 5:15 p.m.; Neilah, 6:15 p.m., Shofar, 7:35 p.m. Break-fast following services, Great Hall, Levering.

Reform. Led by Rabbi Debbie Pine; Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. Sun., Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.

Orthodox. Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway. Sun., Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.; Mon., 9:30 a.m.; Yizkor, approx. 11 a.m. Mincha and Neilah, 5:30 p.m.


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

Mon., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. “Quantum Dynamics of Many-Body Systems, the Hartree Equation and Beyond,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Matei Machedon, University of Maryland. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Sept. 22, 10 a.m. “Development of Sorafenib or Children With Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Plexiform Neurofibromas,” a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with AeRang Kim. E6519 SPH.  EB

Tues., Sept. 22, noon. “Breaking Symmetry: Polarization of the C. elegans Zygote,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Geraldine Seydoux, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Sept. 22, 12:15 p.m. “From Epidemiology to Federal Policy: A Case Study of Ozone and Human Mortality,” a Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute seminar with Michelle Bell, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Co-sponsored with Environmental Health Sciences. W4030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Sept. 22, 3 p.m. “Stationarity is Dead: Whither Water Science and Management?” a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Robert Hirsch, USGS, Reston, Va. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m. “Eisenstein Cohomology for Odd Orthogonal Groups,” an Algebraic and Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Gerald Gotsbacher, University of Toronto. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m. “Embracing Language Diversity: Unsupervised Multilingual Learning,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Regina Barzilay, MIT. B17 CSEB.  HW

Wed., Sept. 23, noon. “Comparative Effectiveness Research: Will It Save the U.S. Health Care System and the U.S. Economy?” a Health Services Research and Development Center seminar with Sean Tunis, director, Center for Medical Technology Policy, Baltimore. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall).  EB

Wed., Sept. 23, noon. “Promising Environmental Approaches in Mental Health,” a Mental Health seminar with Debra Furr-Holden, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Sept. 23, 3 p.m. “Shaping Nano-scale Crystals: From Shells to Technological Materials,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Michael Aziz, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Sept. 23, 4 p.m. “Revisiting an Old Topic: Probability of Replication,” a Biostatistics seminar with Susan Murphy, University of Michigan. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 24, noon. “A Bacterial Chemoreceptor Constantly on the Move,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with David Zusman, University of California, Berkeley. W1020 SPH (Becton Dickinson Lecture Hall).  EB

Thurs., Sept. 24, noon. “Evasion of CD8+ T-cell Responses by Leishmania Parasites,” a Cell Biology seminar with Simona Stager, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 24, 1 p.m. “Peradolescent Maturation of Dopamine Actions in the Prefrontal Cortex,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Patricio O’Donnell, University of Maryland School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Fri., Sept. 25, 10 a.m. “Positive Prevention, Serosorting and a Matrimonial Service for People Living With HIV in Chennai, India,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Caitlin Kennedy. E6519 SPH.  EB

Fri., Sept. 25, 1 p.m. “Are Dendritic Cells Good or Bad in Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection?” a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Simon Barratt-Boyes, University of Pittsburgh. 181 BRB.  EB

Mon., Sept. 28, 12:15 p.m. “Flagella Assembly Studies in Chlamydomonas Lead to Insights Into Polycystic Kidney Disease and Other Cilia-Dependent Diseases,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Joel Rosenbaum, Yale University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. “Targeting Aberrant Gene Silencing With Polyamine Analogues as a Strategy for Cancer Therapy,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Robert Casero, SoM. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“The Contribution of Short-Term Depression and Subthreshold Membrane Conductances to Directional Selectivity in Midbrain Neurons” with Maurice Chacron, McGill University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  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.


Wed., Sept. 23, 5 to 6:15 p.m. “Social Entrepreneurship,” a HOP-SIP/Carey Business School symposium with Pamela Hartigan, Oxford University. (See story, “HOP-SIP launches Social Entrepreneurship Speaker series,” in this issue.) Arellano Theatre, Levering.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 24, 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Third Annual Young Investigators Symposium on Genomics and Bioinformatics features investigators in their first years of research at Hopkins, with keynote speaker John Quackenbush, Harvard University. A poster session follows. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Sat., Sept. 26, 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Transplanting Modernism: Erno Fabry, European Design and the American Sense of Home,” a daylong symposium with talks by decorative arts scholar and curator Donald Albrecht; architectural historian Christopher Long; and architect Joan Fabry. In conjunction with the student-curated exhibition Modernism at Evergreen: Erno Fabry (1906–1984). Event includes curator-led exhibition tours, panel discussion and reception. $45 general admission; $35 for Evergreen members; $25 for full-time students (with valid ID); and free for JHU students. Advance registration required; phone 410-516-0341 or e-mail Sponsored by JHU Museums and History of Art. Evergreen Museum & Library.


Tues., Sept. 22, 1 p.m. “Communicate With Adobe Connect,” a Center for Educational Resources/Sheridan Libraries workshop. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 24, 1 p.m. “Podcasting 101,” a Center for Educational Resources/Sheridan Libraries “Bits & Bytes” workshop. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW