October 26, 2009

Calendar — Oct. 26, 2009


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

Tues., Oct. 27, 2 p.m. “The Origins of GPS and the Role of APL in the Technology,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Brad Parkinson, Stanford University. Parsons Auditorium.  APL

Tues., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. “Moral Insecurity: Patient Risk Prevention vs. Prescription Maximization,” an Anthropology colloquium with Joe Dumit, University of California, Irvine. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Oct. 27, 4:15 p.m. “Photoacoustic Calorimetry in Chemistry and Biology: Listening to What Molecules Have to Say,” a Chemistry colloquium with Randy Larsen, University of South Florida. 233 Remsen.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 29, 3 p.m. “Johannes Kepler’s Living Cosmology,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Patrick Boner, KSAS. Room 102, 3505 N. Charles St.  HW


Mon., Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Protection Project at SAIS presents Trafficking in Persons as a Form of Violence Against Women, a daylong conference, with a keynote address by Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, special rapporteur on trafficking in persons at the United Nations; a panel discussion with Hassan Sallam, Suzanne Mubarak Regional Centre for Women’s Health and Development; Laura Lederer, vice president, Global Centurion; Jane Sigmon, U.S. Department of State; and Mohamed Mattar, executive director, Protection Project at SAIS. Panel will be followed by a screening of the movie Playground with the director Libby Spears. For information and to RSVP, contact epanter2@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS


Mon., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. “Present and Future Challenges in Transatlantic Trade Policy,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Catherine Ashton, European Commission, and Ewa Bjorling, Swedish minister for trade. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5880 or e-mail transatlanticrsvp@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. “Urban High School Reform: Challenges and Opportunities,” a School of Education panel discussion with representatives from the Center for Social Organization of Schools and Baltimore high schools. Reception at 6 p.m. The Hall, Education Building.  HW

Tues., Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m. “Why Are There So Many Poor People in Africa and South Asia?” a SAIS  International Economics Program discussion with Shantayanan Devarajan, World Bank. For information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-7787 or e-mail aetra1@jhu.edu. 714 Bernstein-Offit Building.  SAIS

Tues., Oct. 27, 5 p.m. “Women and the Politics of Change in the Middle East,” a “Year of Religion” panel discussion with Lina Abou Habib, Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action; Mahnaz Afkhami, Women’s Learning Partnership; Wajeeha Al-Baharna, Bahrain Women Association; Asma Khader, Jordanian National Commission for Women; and Rabea Naciri, Democratic Association of Moroccan Women. Azar Nafisi of SAIS will deliver the opening remarks. Part of the SAIS Cultural Conversations series. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5635 or e-mail laustin@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS

Tues., Oct. 27, 5 p.m. “Anti-Americanism in Europe: Is There a Change in Attitudes Since the Election of President Obama?” a European Studies Program discussion with Jodie Allen, Pew Research Center, and Stephen Szabo, German Marshall Fund. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5796 or e-mail ntobin@jhu.edu. Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m. “Where Angels Fear to Tread: Religion and Informal Enterprise in Nigeria,” an African Studies Program discussion with Kathleen Meagher, London School of Economics. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5676 or e-mail itolber1@jhu .edu. 736 Bernstein-Offit Building.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 28, 12:45 p.m. “A Chilean Perspective on the South American Defense Council and Other Regional Initiatives,” a Latin American Studies Program discussion with Jose Goni, Chilean ambassador to the United States. For more information and to RSVP, phone 202-663-5734 or e-mail jzurek@jhu.edu. 517 Nitze Building.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m. “Minorities in the Workplace: Where They Are and How They Got There,” a JHSPH Black Graduate Student Association panel discussion of career development strategies, with 10 minority public health professionals. Co-sponsored by the Career Services Office. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall).  EB

Fri., Oct. 30, 8 a.m. “Fortresses and Icebergs: The Evolutions of the Transatlantic Defense Market and the Implications for U.S. National Security Project,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations/CSIS panel discussion with Jeffrey Bialos, co-author of Fortresses and Icebergs; John Hamre, CSIS; Jacques Gans-ler, University of Maryland School of Public Policy; David Bertreau, CSIS. For information or to RSVP, phone 202-775-3289 or e-mail dmorrow@csis.org. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1800 K Street NW.  SAIS


Thurs., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Screening of Matthew Barney’s films Cremaster 4 and Drawing Restraint 10, with an introduction and discussion led by Drew Daniel, KSAS and one-half of the electronic music duo Matmos. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW


Fri., Oct. 30, 12:15 p.m. “Life by the Book: Pragmatically Using Text in Large-Scale -Omics,” Health Science Informatics grand rounds with Hagit Shatkay, Queen’s University, Ontario. W1214 SPH.  EB


Mon., Nov. 2, 7 to 9 p.m. Online information session for the MS in Biotechnology Program. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/ rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=1616.


Mon., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. The 19th Annual Larry L. Ewing Memorial Lecture—“Germ Cells, Transposons and Non-Coding RNAs” by Norman Hecht, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Bloomberg School of Public Health. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 29, noon. The John H. Hanks Memorial Lecture—“Role of Vitamin D in Host Defense Against Microbial Pathogens” by Robert Modlin, UCLA. Sponsored by Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 29, 4:15 p.m. “The Trope of Form: On Liturgy and Invention,” a Tudor and Stuart lecture by Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia. Sponsored by English. 201C Dell House.  HW

Mon., Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. The 2009 Samuel Iwry Lecture—“Samaritans and Jews: New Developments Pertaining to Their Early Relations” by Gary Knoppers, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 205 Krieger.  HW


Wed., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Peabody at Homewood presents the Vinca Quartet, a Peabody faculty recital. Great Hall, Levering.  HW

Wed., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Singers perform Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Wed., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra and the Cathedral Choir perform music by Johann Strauss Jr., Twynham and Saint-Saens. For free advance tickets call 410-464-4000. Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Sun., Nov. 1, 2 p.m. Peabody Prep presents its Young People’s String Program Halloween Concert. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents violinist Midori. $33 general admission, $17 for non-JHU students and free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW


Wed., Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m. “The Road to Financial Reformation: Warnings, Consequences, Reforms,” a SAIS International Finance Club discussion by economist Henry Kaufman of his book by the same name. For more information, call 832-693-8997 or saisinternationalfinanceclub@gmail.com. Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Local author and journalist John Eisenberg will discuss his latest book, That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW

Fri., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Author and academic Christos Papadimitriou will discuss his critically acclaimed graphic novel Logicomix, an epic tale of the spiritual odyssey of Bertrand Russell. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  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

Tues., Oct. 27, noon. “Targeting Acyltransferases in Cancer and Metabolic Diseases,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Philip Cole, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Oct. 27, 2 p.m. “Linkage-specific Polyubiquitin Recognition,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry thesis defense seminar with Joshua Sims. 517 PCTB.  EB

Tues., Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m. “A New Golden Age of Phonics?” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania. B17 CSEB.  HW

Wed., Oct. 28, noon. “Transforming Our Understanding and Treatment of Mental Illness,” a Mental Health seminar with Philip Wang, NIMH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m. “The Sodium/Iodide Symporter (NIS): An Unending Source of Surprises,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Nancy Carrasco, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 517 PCTB.  EB

Wed., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. “APL and the Solar Probe PlusDesign Effort,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Douglas Mehoke, APL. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. “Toeplitz Operators on Pseudoconvex Domains,” a Complex Geometry seminar with Zuoqin Wang, KSAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. “XML and Web Technologies for Data and Reproducible Research,” a Biostatistics seminar with Duncan Temple Lang, University of California, Davis. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 29, noon. “Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery,” a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar with Ambassador Mark Lagon, executive director, Polaris Project, and Sydney Ford, YANA (You Are Never Alone) Baltimore. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 29, noon. “Spatial Intelligence for China and Global Studies,” an MSE Library seminar with Shuming Bao, University of Michigan. Co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 29, noon. The Randolph Bromery Seminar—“The Beginning of the Age of Mammals in Wyoming” with Ken Rose, SoM. 304 Olin.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 29, 1 p.m. “Generation of Neuronal Cell Diversity in the Developing Mammalian Brain,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Joshua Corbin, Children’s National Medical Center. West Lecture Hall, WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. “Efficient Spatially Adaptive Convolution and Correlation,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Michael Kazhdan, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. “Structure-Guided Design of Multivalent Lectins for Antiviral Activity,” a Biology seminar with Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State University. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m. “Neonatal Morbidity in the Urban Slums of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India: Perceptions and Care-Seeking Behaviors,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Zohra Patel Balsara. W2015 SPH.  EB

Fri., Oct. 30, 11 a.m. “Wind Energy Technology Development and Deployment in the U.S.—20% by 2030,” a CEAFM seminar with Michael Robinson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Boulder, Colo. 110 Maryland.  HW

Fri., Oct. 30, 12:15 p.m. “Re-sponding to Violence in Schools Before It Starts: What’s Going On in Baltimore?” a SOURCE seminar with Philip Leaf, SPH. Co-sponsored by the JHSPH Child Health Society. W3030 SPH.  EB

Fri., Oct. 30, 12:15 p.m. “Single-Synapse Metaplasticity by a Local Switch in NMDA Receptors,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Ming-Chia Lee, Duke University Medical Center. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Fri., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. “Why Is Human Rnase 3 Cytotoxic? Molecular Interaction With Heparin,” a Biology special seminar with Margaret Dah-Tsyr Chang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan ROC. 101 Macaulay.  HW

Mon., Nov. 2, 12:15 p.m. “Combining Classical and Modern Techniques in C. elegans to Solve Mechanisms of Morphogenesis,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Bob Goldstein, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar—“Excitatory Synapses Get the Blues: Dysregulation of Serotonin Signaling in Depression” with Scott Thompson, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. “The Unusual Mitochondria of Malaria Parasites,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Akhil Vaidya, Drexel University College of Medicine. W2030 SPH.  EB


Sat., Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Screenwriting,” a one-day seminar with Marc Lapadula, Yale University and Johns Hopkins University. Sponsored by the Master of Arts in Writing Program. $50 fee includes full screenplay manuscript and course packet. For more information or to RSVP (by Oct. 27), call 202-452-1927 or e-mail writingprogram@jhu.edu. 210 Hodson.  HW

Mon., Nov. 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m. “27 Years Outside,” a slide talk by landscape painter Stuart Shils. (See photo, p. 12.) A reception follows the artist’s talk. Sponsored by the Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. 101 Jones Building, Mattin Center.  HW


Fri., Oct. 30, Sat., Oct. 31, and Sun., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. The Barnstormers present T.S. Eliot’s comedic play The Cocktail Party. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center.  HW


Center for Educational Resources presents Bits & Bytes workshops; intended for Homewood faculty and TAs, but Homewood staff are welcome to attend. To register or for more information, go to www .cer.jhu.edu/events.html. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Tues., Oct. 27, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Photoshop.”

Thurs., Oct. 29, 1 p.m. “Intermediate Photoshop.”