October 12, 2009

Calendar — Oct. 12, 2009

The Belcea QuartetCOLLOQUIA

Tues., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. “Translating Cultures: Anthropology and Writing in Ruy Duarte de Carvalho,” an Anthropology colloquium with Livia Apa, Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples. Co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies and the Program in Latin American Studies. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Oct. 13, 4:15 p.m. “Structural Dynamics From NMR Spectroscopy of Weakly Aligned Proteins,” a Chemistry colloquium with Joel Tolman, KSAS. 233 Remsen.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 15, 3 p.m. “Kamikaze Technology and Its Aftermath: Mobilizing Engineers for War and Peace in Japan, 1932–64,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Takashi Nishiyama, SUNY/Brockport. Room 102, 3505 N. Charles St.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 15, 5 p.m. “The Rising Tide: Latinos, Immigration and the American Imaginary,” a Program in Latin American Studies colloquium with John Nieto-Phillips, Indiana University, Bloomington. (See story, “Latin American Studies celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month,” in this issue.) Conference Room, Cafe Azafran, Muller Building.  HW

Fri., Oct. 16, 2 p.m. “Information Sharing Behind Firewalls,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Nirdhar Khazanie, Northrop Grumman. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Fri., Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Countering Democratic Regression in a Newly Divided Europe and Eurasia,” a European Studies Program conference with leading Europe and Eurasia experts. For a full conference agenda, go to www .sais-jhu.edu/events/pdf/countering .pdf. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5796 or e-mail ntobin@jhu.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building.  SAIS


Mon., Oct. 12, 12:30 p.m. “Keynesian Intervention and Its Effects on the U.S. and World Economy,” a Global Theory and History Program discussion with Jonathan Kirshner, Cornell University. For information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5714 or e-mail sLee255@jhu.edu. 812 Rome Building.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m. “Unlawful Combatants and the International Committee of the Red Cross,” an International Law and Organizations Program discussion with Gary Solis, Georgetown University Law Center. For information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5982 or e-mail tbascia1@jhu .edu. 812 Rome Building.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m. “Partnering With Johnson & Johnson—An Insider’s Perspective,” a talk with Joe Smith, vice president for emerging technologies, and Robert Zivin, senior director for science and technology. Part of the Vine & Venture series, sponsored by the Forest City New East Baltimore Partnership. 490 Rangos Building.  EB

Tues., Oct. 13, noon. “The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Peter Baldwin, UCLA, and Daniel Hamilton, director, CTR. For information or to RSVP, phone 202-663-7730 or e-mail transatlanticrsvp@jhu.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building.  SAIS

Tues., Oct. 13, 5 p.m. “How Have Franco-German Relations Changed Since the Election of President Obama?” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Justin Vaisse, Brookings Institution, and Klaus Larres, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. For information or to RSVP, phone 202-663-5796 or e-mail ntobin@jhu.edu. Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m. “How to Make Electric Vehicles a Political and Economic Reality in the U.S. and Abroad,” a Global Energy and Environment Initiative panel discussion with Patrick Davis, U.S. State Department; John Waters, CEO, Bright Automotive; and Eladio Knipping, Electric Power Research Institute. For information or to RSVP, phone 202-663-5786 or e-mail geei@jhu.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 14, 12:45 p.m. “Will the Kirchner Government in Argentina Survive?” a Latin American Studies Program discussion with Silvia Pisani, La Nacion. For information or to RSVP, phone 202-663-5734 or e-mail jzurek@jhu.edu. 517 Nitze Building.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 14, 5 p.m. “Honorable Survivor: Mao’s China, McCarthy’s America and the Persecution of John S. Service,” a China Studies Program discussion with author Lynne Joiner. For information or to RSVP, phone 202-663-5816 or e-mail zji@jhu .edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS

Fri., Oct. 16, noon. “New Direction in Latino Studies: Promises, Challenges and Possibilities,” a Program in Latin American Studies roundtable in both English and Spanish with Melanie Shell-Weiss, KSAS, and John Nieto-Phillips, Indiana University, Bloomington. (See story, “Latin American Studies celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month,” in this issue.) Conference Room, Cafe Azafran, Muller Building.  HW

Mon., Oct. 19, 12:30 p.m. “Year of Religion” event, with John Rucyahana, bishop of the Anglican Church of Rwanda and head of the Mustard Seed Project; Jessica Einhorn, dean of SAIS, and Peter Lewis, director, the SAIS African Studies Program, will delivery introductory remarks. For information or to RSVP, phone 202-663-5636 or e-mail saisevents @jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS


Fri., Oct. 16, 12:15 p.m. “Employee Involvement in the Deployment of Health IT,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Adam Seth Litwin, Carey Business School. W1214 SPH.  EB


Tues., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Online information session for the MA in Museum Studies program; participate in Q&A session with the associate program chair, interact with faculty and visit a unit from the core course Museums in the Digital Age. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=1615.

Wed., Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the MA in Applied Economics program; meet Frank Weiss, associate program chair, discuss curriculum and submit an application. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID-1538. LL7, Washington DC Center.

Mon., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Online information session for the MA in Bioinformatics program. Learn about the program’s admission requirements, curriculum design, course structure, degree requirements and how online education works. Participate in an online discussion, chat with faculty and the associate program chair, and visit a unit from the core course Computers in Molecular Biology. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=1610.


Wed., Oct. 14, 11 a.m. “Human Subjects Protection and Social Science Research: A View From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections,” a Political Science lecture by Carol Weil, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Great Hall, Levering.  HW

Wed., Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m. “The Origins of Accountable Government,” by Francis Fukuyama, part of his lecture series 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 information and to RSVP, phone 202-349-0985 or e-mail scolby2@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 14, 5:15 p.m. “An Almost Unknown Masterpiece: Cecco del Caravaggio’s Resurrection (1619–1620),” a Singleton Center for Premodern European Studies lecture by Michael Fried, KSAS. STScI Auditorium, Muller Building.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 15, 8 a.m. The 2009 William Wallace Scott Lecture—“The Next Generation of Gene Fusion Discovery in Cancer” by Arul Chinnaiyan, University of Michigan. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 15, 5 p.m. “Houses Divided: Lessons Learned and the Future of Homebuying in America,” a Leaders & Legends lecture by Dan Mudd, CEO, Fortress Investment Group, and former CEO of Fannie Mae. (See story, “Carey School presents Daniel Mudd, CEO of Fortress Investment Group,” in this issue.) Sponsored by the Carey Business School. Mason Hall.  HW

Mon., Oct. 19, 5:15 p.m. “Ariadne’s Thread: Sigmund Freud, the Textile Industry and the Invention of Psychoanalysis,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Liliane Weissberg, University of Pennsylvania. 101A Dell House.  HW


Sat., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Reggae concert by Nicaraguan artist Philip Montalban. (See story, “Latin American Studies celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month,” in this issue.) Co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies, Casa Baltimore-Limay, the Nicaraguan Network, the Center for Africana Studies and International Studies. 101 Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center.  HW

Sun., Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series—The Belcea Quartet performsworks by Haydn, Shostakovich and Beethoven. (See photo, this page.) $33 general admission, $17 for student rush tickets. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Mon., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. “Opera Potpourri: A Trio of One-Act Operas in French.” Admission is free, but advance tickets are required. For information, call 410-234-4800 or e-mail boxoffice @peabody.jhu.edu. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Mon., Oct. 12, 1 to 5 p.m. Fall Open House for the Bloomberg School of Public Health, an opportunity for prospective students to learn about the school’s academic community, tour the building and meet faculty, department coordinators and current students. Registration required; go to www.jhsph.edu/admissions/visit_jhsph/open_house/Open_House_ Registration_Page. 615 N. Wolfe St.  EB


Tues., Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. Readings by Elizabeth Spires and Richard Katrovas. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 101 Remsen.  HW


Mon., Oct. 12, 12:10 p.m. “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: Engaging Youth in Research Through the Creative Arts to Learn About Neighborhood Safety,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Jessica Burke and Michael Yonas, both from the University of Pittsburgh. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. 208 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Oct. 12, 12:15 p.m. “How Does Topoisomerase IV Distinguish Left From Right?” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Keir Neuman, NHLBI/NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Oct. 12, 12:15 p.m. “Privacy Goes Public: The American Battles Over Disease Surveillance,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Amy Fairchild, Columbia University. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W3008 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m. “Toward High-Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics-Based Tools for Phonosurgery,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Rajat Mittal, WSE. 110 Clark.  HW

Mon., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. “Signaling Cross-Talks in Testicular Gonocyte Development,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Martine Culty, McGill University School of Medicine. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. “The Intrinsic Flat Distance Between Riemannian Manifolds,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Christina Sormani, CUNY Graduate Center/Lehman College. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Oct. 13, 10 a.m. “The Impact of Incarceration on Social Norms Contributing to Heterosexually Acquired HIV Infection Among Adults in Baltimore City, Maryland,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Renee Gindi. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Oct. 13, noon. “Dissecting Signal Recognition and Signal Control in a Multidrug Sensor,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Herschel Wade, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Oct. 13, 3 p.m. “New Roles for Siderophores in Metal Speciation and Transport,” a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Owen Duckworth, North Carolina State University. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Oct. 13, 3 p.m. “Hess’ ‘Descent and Codescent Spectral Sequences,’ ” a Topological Langlands seminar with Andrew Salch, KSAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 205 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m. “Using Speech Models for Separation in Monaural and Binaural Contexts,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Dan Ellis, Columbia University. B17 CSEB.  HW

Tues., Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m. “Characteristic Classes for Trivialized Flat U_n Bundle,” an Algebraic and Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Xiang Tang, Washington University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Oct. 14, noon. “Affective and Physiological Effects of Experimentally Induced Social Status,” a Mental Health seminar with Tamar Mendelson, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Oct. 14, 3 p.m. “Artificial Nanomotor Design via Molecular-level Simulations,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Yunfeng Shi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. “The Combination of Ecological and Individual Level Data,” a Biostatistics seminar with Jon Wakefield, University of Washington, Seattle. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 15, 10:45 a.m. “Protein Folding—Questioning the Paradigm,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with George Rose, KSAS. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 15, noon. “Multicellular Morphogenesis and Cell Fate Determination in Myxococcus,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Lawrence Shimkets, University of Georgia. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 15, noon. “Health Care in Maryland,” a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar with Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 15, noon. Randolph Bromery Seminar—“Resolving Space and Time in Paleoecological Studies” with Grace Brush, WSE. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 304 Olin.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 15, noon. “Regulation of Fgfr2 Function During Epithelial Branching Morphogenesis,” a Cell Biology seminar with Matthew Hoffman, NIDCR/NIH/DHHS. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 15, 1 p.m. “Control of Embryonic Cortical Neurogenesis by the Meninges,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Samuel Pleasure, University of California, San Francisco. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 15, 4 p.m. “Decoding Gene Regulatory Program Using ChIP-chip and ChIP-seq,” a Biology seminar with Hongkai Ji, SPH. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 15, 4 p.m. “Feedback and Weighting Mechanisms for Improving Jacobian Estimates in an Adaptive Stochastic Algorithm,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with James Spall, APL. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Fri., Oct. 16, 11 a.m. “Turbulent Flames and Other Advected Propagating Fronts: Analysis, Heuristics, Speculation,” a CEAFM seminar with Alan Kerstein, Sandia National Laboratory. 110 Maryland.  HW

Mon., Oct. 19, 12:15 p.m. “Micro-RNAs in Cancer” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Frank Slack, Yale University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m. “Model-Based Target Identification From Gene Expression With Gaussian Processes,” a Center for Computational Genomics seminar with Neil Lawrence, University of Manchester. 517 PCTB.  EB


Wed., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. The Carolyn and Edward Wenk Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy—“Life Redesigned: The Emergence of Synthetic Biology” by James Collins, Boston University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute, featuring remarks by President Ronald J. Daniels whose inauguration this year’s lecture celebrates. Reception follows. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. 110 Hodson.  HW


Fri., Oct. 16, and Sat., Oct. 17, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 18, 3 p.m. The Barnstormers present Freshmen One-Acts. Arellano Theater, Levering.  HW


Thurs., Oct. 15, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Google Sites,” a Bits & Bytes workshop intended for Homewood faculty, lecturers and TAs (staff are also welcome to attend). Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW