November 2, 2009

Calendar — Nov. 2, 2009


Tues., Nov. 3, 4 p.m. “Someday This Will All Be Over: Dying, Death and Grief Amongst HIV+ Children in Eastern Zimbabwe,” a graduate student colloquium with Ross Parsons, KSAS. Sponsored by Anthropology. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Nov. 3, 4:15 p.m. The Ephraim and Wilma Shaw Roseman Colloquium Series—“Scanning Magnetic Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Atomic Matnetometers,” with Shoujun Xu, University of Houston. Sponsored by Chemistry. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m. “Sexual Revolution in France and the Algerian Man, 1967–1974,” a Women, Gender and Sexuality Colloquium with Todd Shepard, KSAS. Sponsored by WGS. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Wed., Nov. 4, 5 p.m. “Spinoza and Mendelssohn on Censorship,” a Jewish Studies Colloquium with Michah Gottlieb, New York Univeristy. Sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel). HW

Thurs., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. “Musical Tactics of Diaspora and Modernity on the Margins of the Black Atlantic,” a colloquium with Michael Birenbaum, KSAS. Sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies. 113 Greenhouse. 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 Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS

Fri., Nov. 6, 1 to 4 p.m. Reverse Research Day, an interactive poster session for city agencies and community-based organizations to present their work with the goal of connecting with researchers who could inform their work. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Sun., Nov. 8, noon to 4 p.m. Johns Hopkins–UPenn Early Modern Philosophy Forum sponsored by the Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project, presenting “Ethics 1P16 and Felicity,” by John Carriero, UCLA; and “Descartes on Teleology and the Life Sciences,” by Karen Detlefsen, University of Pennsylvania. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW


Mon., Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. A discussion of David P. Calleo’s new book, Follies of Power: America’s Unipolar Fantasy with Calleo, director, SAIS European Studies Program; Thomas Keaney, associate director, SAIS Strategic Studies Program; Michael Lind, policy director, Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation; Ronald Steel, professor emeritus of international relations, USC; and Michael Mandelbaum (moderator), director, SAIS American Foreign Policy Program. Sponsored by the American Foreign Policy Program. Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS

Wed., Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m. “Politics and Land-Related Conflict in Africa: Examples From Ghana and Kenya,” with Catherine Boone, University of Texas, Austin. Sponsored by the African Studies Program. 736 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Wed., Nov. 4, 12:45 p.m. “Prospects for Brazil’s Energy Strategy and the Competition to Supply Ethanol,” with Joel Velasco, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association. Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program. 517 Nitze Building. SAIS

Wed., Nov. 4, 3 p.m. A Complex Geometry seminar with Norman Levenberg, Indiana University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger Hall. HW

Thurs., Nov. 5, 3 p.m. “Genetics, Disability and Identity: The Medical and Social Dynamics of Labeling Disease and Difference,” with Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan. Sponsored by History of Science, Medicine and Technology. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Nov. 5, 4:30 p.m. “America’s Role in Kashmir: Past and Future,” with Howard Schaffer, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Sponsored by the International Law and Organizations Program. 812 Rome Building. SAIS

Mon., Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m. “International Wildlife Conservation in the 21st Century,” a talk by Heather Eves, director and adviser of Bushmeat Crisis Task Force. Sponsored by the Global Energy and Environment Initiative. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS


Fri., Nov. 6, 12:15 p.m. “Are the Data in Your Electronic Records Correct? Lessons from the Maryland Cancer Registry,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Diane M. Dwyer, Maryland Department of Health. Co-sponsored by the schools of Medicine and Public Health. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


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

Wed., Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. An MA in Communication information session for prospective students to learn about the program, meet current students and faculty and submit applications. RSVP online at LL7, Washington DC Center.

Thurs., Nov. 5, 7 to 9 p.m. Online information session for the online certificate in Geographic Information Systems. RSVP at rsvp/index .cfm?ContentID=1617.


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

Tues., Nov. 3, 12:10 p.m. “Just in the Wrong Place? Geographic Tools and Occupational Injury Prevention,” a Leon Robertson Faculty Candidate Lecture with Ronnie Neff, research director, Center for a Livable Future, SPH. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. 250 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. “The Fall of the Wall and the Fall of Communism: Why—and Why 1989?” with Archie Brown, professor emeritus of politics, Oxford University, and fellow emeritus, St. Antony’s College. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a wine and cheese reception for the SAIS community and St. Antony’s College alumni only (RSVP to or 202-663-5795). Sponsored by Russian and Eurasian Studies at SAIS and St. Antony’s College of Oxford University. Herter Room, Nitze Building. SAIS

Fri., Nov. 6, 12:30 p.m. “Impacting the Origin of Life: The Case of Phosphorus,” an Astrobiology lecture with Matthew Pasek, University of South Florida. Sponsored by Biology. John Bahcall Auditorium, STScI. HW

Mon., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. “The Cajal Body and snRNP Biogenesis,” with Joseph Gall, JHU and Carnegie Institution of Washington. Sponsored by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. W2030 SPH (U.N. Room). EB

Mon., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. Kossiakoff Lecture—“Engineering Cell Death,” with Jim Wells, University of California, San Francisco. Refreshments at 3:45 p.m. in the Jenkins Lounge. Sponsored by Biophysics. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. “Estimates from Below: Spectral Function, Remainder in Weyl’s Law and Resonances,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Dmitry Jakobson, McGill University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW


Tues., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Multimedia concert featuring the Computer Music Consort and celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Electronic Music Studio at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Winds plays works by Gulino, Stravinsky and Dvorak, with Harlan D. Parker conducting. Griswold Hall. Peabody.

Fri., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble, with Gary Thomas conducting. $15, $10 seniors, $5 students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., Nov. 7, 3 p.m. Music at Evergreen presents Robert Belinic, a young Croatian guitarist performing music spanning five centuries. Tickets include museum admission and a reception: $20, $15 members, $10 full-time students with ID. Reservations recommended: or 410-516-0341. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum and Library.

Sun., Nov. 8, 3 p.m. Peabody Preparatory faculty recital with Yoon Young Bae, violin; Jill Collier, violoncello; Jennifer Herrera, violin; Wonhee Kim, violoncello; Bomi Lim, piano; 1 East Guitar Quartet (Zoe Johnstone, J. Scott Matejicka and guest artists Kevin Shannon and Stephen Tunstall). Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Peabody


Mon., Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Open House for those who want to learn more about master’s degree programs and courses. Academic and Research Building, 9601 Medical Center Dr., Rockville, Md. Montgomery County Campus.


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

Monday, Nov. 2, 1:30 p.m. “Activity-Dependent AMPA Receptor Insertion and Synaptic Plasticity,” a seminar with Da-Ting Lin, JHU and HHMI. Sponsored by Biomedical Engineering. 709 Traylor (Talbot Room). EB

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

Mon., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. “Quorum Sensing Through the AI-2 Pathway,” a Biophysics student seminar with Bobby Trachman. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. “On Uniqueness for the Cauchy Problem in General Relativity,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Fabrice Planchon, Universite Paris 13. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Tues., Nov. 3, noon. “Comparative Effectiveness Research 2009 and Beyond,” a Health Services Research and Development Center seminar with Albert W. Wu, SPH. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. 461 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m. “Vector-Based Models of Semantic Composition,” with Mirella Lapata, University of Edinburgh. Sponsored by the Center for Language and Speech Processing. B17 Computational Science and Engineering Building. HW

Tues., Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m. “Exact Averages of Central Values of Triple Product L-functions,” an Algebraic and Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Brooke Feigon, University of Toronto. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger Hall. HW

Wed., Nov. 4, noon. “Integrating Mental Health Into Pediatric Primary Care—Choosing Models,” a Wednesday Noon seminar with Lawrence S. Wissow, SPH. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Nov. 5, noon. “From the Streets of Baltimore to the Corridors of Washington: How Does It All Work?” with Joshua Sharfstein, principal deputy commissioner of the FDA and former health commissioner of Baltimore City. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. B14B, Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Nov. 5, noon. Bromery Seminar—“Improving Short-Term Weather Prediction with Flow-Dependent Uncertainty Estimates and Satellite Measurements,” with Elana Fertig, University of Maryland, College Park. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 305 Olin. HW

Thurs., Nov. 5, noon. “The RNA World in Trypanosoma brucei,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Elisabetta Ullu, Yale University School of Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 5, 12:15 p.m. Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Donna Vallone, SPH and senior vice president for research and evaluation, American Legacy Foundation. 250 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Nov. 9, 12:15 p.m. “The Genes That Were Missed: An Expanding Universe of Small RNAs and Small Proteins,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Gisela Storz, NICHHD/NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW


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

Thurs., Nov. 5, 8 p.m. MSE Symposium presents a discussion by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), the youngest member of Congress, on the role and future of young people in public service. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; a Q&A session and meet-and-greet follow the lecture. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sat., Nov. 7, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Final Historic Homewood ArtWalk of the season. A 45-minute guided walking tour covering historic and artistic sites between the two significant collections of American historic interiors and decorative arts at Homewood Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Departs at 1 p.m. from Homewood Museum and at 2 p.m. from the BMA. Reservations requested (410-516-5589 or HW

Mon., Nov. 9, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Give-aways for United Way Campaign supporters at the School of Public Health. Monument Street entrance, SPH. EB


Fri., Nov. 6, and Sat., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theatre Family Weekend Cabaret. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Fri. and Sat., Nov. 6 and 7, 8 p.m.; Sun, Nov. 8, 3 p.m. Barnstormers present T.S. Eliot’s comedic play The Cocktail Party. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW


Tues., Nov. 3, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Facebook,” a Bits & Bytes workshop covering how to set up an account, customize privacy settings, add friends, upload photos and create pages to promote courses, groups or activities. Intended for Homewood faculty, lecturers and TAs, but staff are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSEL. HW

Tues., Nov. 3, to Thurs., Nov. 5. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Research Leadership for Postdoctoral Scholars, a three-day workshop covering Productivity and Career Advancement, Mentoring Students and Trainees, Building and Managing Teams, You and Your Organization, Dollars and Science, Time Management, Project Management, and Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. Open to the JHU community only; registration required ( Sponsored by the JHMI Professional Development Office. Mountcastle Auditorium. EB

Thurs., Nov. 5, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Google Applications,” a Bits & Bytes workshop exploring Google’s online applications for documents, spreadsheets, presentations and forms; collaboration with other users; and document sharing. Intended for Homewood faculty, lecturers and TAs, but staff are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSEL. HW