October 19, 2009

Calendar — Oct. 19, 2009


Thurs., Oct. 22, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. JHU Blood Drive; walk-ins welcome. To schedule an appointment online, go to http://hr.jhu.edu/fsrp/outreach/blooddrive. Fitness Center, Mount Washington Campus.


Tues., Oct. 20, 4:15 p.m. “Synthesis, Photochemistry, Electrochemistry and Computation: First Forays Toward Photochromic Photooxidants,” a Chemistry colloquium with Jason Gillmore, Hope College. 233 Remsen.  HW

Tues., Oct. 20, 4:15 p.m. “Making ‘Make It New’: The Life Story of a Cliche,” an ELH colloquium with Michael North, UCLA. Sponsored by English. 201C Dell House.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 22, 3 p.m. “The Birth of Nervousness: Neurasthenia in Modern China,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Hugh Shapiro, University of Nevada, Reno. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 22, 3 p.m. “Electronic Properties of Graphene,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Eva Andrei, Rutgers University. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Fri., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. “Network Simulation With NS3,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with George Riley, Georgia Institute of Technology. Parsons Auditorium.  APL

Mon., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. “RNA Folding Landscapes From Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy,” a Biophysics/Physics colloquium with Dave Thirumalai, University of Maryland. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW


Fri., Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Unsettling Decadence: Crisis and Creativity in Latin America, a Program in Latin American Studies fall conference with William Egginton, KSAS, giving the keynote address “On Creative Exhaustion: Repetition, Time and Novelty in Borges.” Part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Sherwood Room, Levering.  HW


Sun., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Jhumoor presents a classical Indian dance concert. Arellano Theater, Levering.  HW


Mon., Oct. 19, noon. “Engineering Graduate School,” a Civil Engineering open-format discussion of civil engineering graduate school choices, financial support, admission styles and tips for preparing to apply to grad schools; with Lori Graham-Brady, WSE. B17 CSEB.  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 deliver introductory remarks. For information or to RSVP, phone 202-663-5636 or e-mail saisevents@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 21, 12:45 p.m. “President Lula and the Rise and Fall of the Partido dos Trabalhadores Government in Brazil,” a Latin American Studies Program discussion with Stanley Gacek, AFL-CIO. For information or to RSVP, phone 202-663-5734 or e-mail jzurek@jhu.edu. 517 Nitze Building.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. Public Health Studies alumni panel discussion, with alumni talking about their career paths and current jobs, as well as tips for job applicants on how to present themselves to employers. Co-sponsored by the JHU Career Center. Sherwood Room, Levering.  HW

Fri., Oct. 23, noon. “A Conversation on Equity, Diversity and Civility,” a Committee on Equity, Diversity and Civility discussion with SPH Dean Michael Klag, members of the committee and others. W1020 SPH.  EB

Fri., Oct. 23, 12:30 p.m. “Sparking Citizen Demand for Better Governance: Information, Competition and Recognition,” an International Development Program discussion with Beatriz Boza, Ciudadanos al Dia. For more information or to RSVP, phone 202-663-5943 or e-mail developmentroundtable@jhu.edu. 200 Rome Building.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. “Urban High School Reform: Challenges and Opportunities,” a School of Education discussion with representatives from the Center for Social Organization of Schools and Baltimore high schools. (See story, “SoE hosts discussion on urban high school reform,” in this issue.) Reception at 6 p.m. The Hall, Education Building.  HW


Wed., Oct. 21, noon. “Safe Streets: A Public Health Approach to Reducing Gun Violence,” Public Health Practice grand rounds with Daniel Webster, SPH, and Laurie Toscano, Baltimore City Health Department. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. W1214 SPH.  EB


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. 21, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy program. Learn about the program, meet the associate program chair, ask questions and submit an application. RSVP at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=1611. Olin 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

Wed., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. Dean’s Lecture Series—“Internalizing Symptoms and Alcohol Disorders: What Are the Comorbid Relationships?” by Rosa Crum, SPH. Sponsored by the Dean’s Office, Bloomberg School of Public Health. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall).  EB


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

Tues., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. “Poulenc at 110 Years,” a celebration of the music of Francis Poulenc (1899–1963). $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m. Peabody Conservatory presents a demonstration and workshop by Gamelan Mitra Kusuma with director I Nyoman Saudin and dancer Latifah Alsegaf. Sponsored by the Ethnomusicology Program of the Department of Musicology. Goodwin Hall.  Peabody

Fri., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs music by Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George and Ira Gershwin, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Nat King Cole, Thelonious Monk and Joe Zawinul. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Oct. 24, 3 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents pianist Christopher Taylor. No tickets required; open seating. Baltimore Museum of Art.

Sat., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Verdi, Stravinsky and Dvorak. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs music by Liszt and Sibelius. (See story, “HSO season opens with Liszt and Sibelius, pianist Terrence Wilson,” in this issue.) 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk by Max Derrickson. $10 general admission (includes free youth ticket), $8 for senior citizens, students and JHU faculty, staff and alumni. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW


Sat., Oct. 24, 2 p.m. Local children’s author Elissa Brent Weissman will discuss her latest book The Trouble With Mark Hopper. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  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

Mon., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. “From a Viral Oncoprotein to an Artificial Transmembrane Activator of the Erythropoietin Receptor,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Daniel DiMaio, Yale University School of Medicine. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Oct. 20, noon. “Fatty Acid Synthase and Cancer Metabolism: Don’t Forget the Fat,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Frank Kuhajda, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Oct. 20, 1 p.m. “QuantiGene: Single and Multiplex Gene Expression Solutions for Drug Discovery and Development,” a Jef Boeke HiT Center seminar with Gary McMasters, Affymetrix Inc. 490 Rangos Building.  EB

Tues., Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m. “Predicting Language Change,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania. B17 CSEB.  HW

Wed., Oct. 21, noon. “The State of Interventions to Promote Cognitive Health With Age,” a Mental Health seminar with Michelle Carlson, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Oct. 21, 3 p.m. “Self-Assembly of Rod-like Polyelectrolytes: From Materials to Cystic Fibrosis,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Erik Luijten, Northwestern University. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 22, noon. “Delivery of Copper Cofactor to the Biosynthetic Pathway: Challenges and Solutions,” a Cell Biology seminar with Svetlana Lutsenko, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 22, noon. “Health Information Technology: The Latest Word,” a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar with Charles Friedman, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Stephanie Reel, chief information officer and vice provost for information technologies, Johns Hopkins University; and Scott Afzal, director, Health Information Systems, Audacious Inquiry Inc. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 22, noon. “Deciphering a Novel Host-Pathogen Pathway Involved in Apicomplexan Egress,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Doron Greenbaum, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall).  EB

Thurs., Oct. 22, 3 p.m. “The Epidemiology and Natural History of Bacterial Vaginosis: ‘A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma,’ ” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Maria Thomas. E4611 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. “Guessing Games, Correlations and Perfect Graphs,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Klas Markstrom, Umea University, Sweden. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. “Adhesion and Cell Migration in the Early Zebrafish Embryo,” a Biology seminar with Thomas Schilling, University of California, Irvine. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. “Investigation of the Utility of Energy Resolved Photon-Counting X-ray Detectors for Small Animal Computed Tomography Systems,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Xiaolan Wang, WSE. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. “Wittgenstein and the Essence of Language,” a Political and Moral Thought seminar with Kim Evans, Yeshiva University. Sponsored by History. 366 Mergenthaler.  HW

Fri., Oct. 23, 10 a.m. “Acculturation and Binge Drinking: Structural Influence of Friendship Networks on Mexican-American Youth,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Craig Michael Martinez. E4130 SPH.  EB

Fri., Oct. 23, 11 a.m. “Turbulent Coherent Structures Near Coastal Capes,” a CEAFM seminar with Marcello Magaldi, KSAS. 110 Maryland.  HW

Fri., Oct. 23, noon. “Computer Simulation of Lipids and DNA Using a Coarse Grain Methodology,” a Biophysics seminar with George Chellapa, University of Southhampton. 107 Jenkins.  HW

Mon., Oct. 26, 12:15 p.m. “Regulation of Proliferation in the Developing Endoderm,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Marko Horb, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar—“The Visual Shape Alphabet and Its Neural Population Code” with Chou Po Hung, National Yang Ming University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


Wed., Oct. 21, noon. Luncheon for retired faculty and staff, open to all members of the JHU community. University Chaplain Rev. Albert Mosley is the speaker. Admission is $17.50. To register, phone John Black, 410-516-0138. Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club.  HW

Wed., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. The MSE Symposium presents a lecture by attorney and health care advocate Elizabeth Edwards. Lecture is followed by a question-and-answer session and a chance to meet the speaker. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Fri., Oct. 23, 6:15 p.m. “Polymath: Leonardo da Vinci’s Life and Legacy,” a Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries lecture by Leonardo expert Jonathan Pevsner, SoM/Kennedy Krieger Institute. Reception at 5:30 p.m. Reservations required; RSVP to Stacie Spence, 410-516-7943 or libraryfriends@jhu.edu. Mason Hall Auditorium.  HW


Fri., Oct. 23, and Sat., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Throat Culture performs sketch comedy. Arellano Theater, Levering.  HW


Tues., Oct. 20, 9:30 to 11 a.m., and Wed., Oct. 21, 4:30 to 6 p.m. “RefWorks,” a Milton S. Eisenhower Library workshop open only to the Hopkins community. To register, go to http://bit.ly/RefWorksSchedule. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 22, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Facebook,” a Bits & Bytes workshop for Homewood faculty, lecturers and TAs, but staff are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW