November 30, 2009

Calendar — Nov. 30, 2009


Tues., Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Presentation of projects that won 2009 Hart Prizes for Excellence in Independent Research and Development—“Exploitation of Synthetic Aperture Radar Data Products” by I-Jeng Wang, APL/KSAS (Research); “Information Fusion and Localization in Distributed Sensor Systems” by Gregory Avicola, APL (Research); and “Environmental Changes on Biological Aerosol Particles” by Joshua Santarpia, APL (Development). Sponsored by the Applied Physics Laboratory. Kossiakoff Auditorium.  APL

Tues., Dec. 1, 4 p.m. “Life With Others and the Anthropology of Ethics,” an Anthropology colloquium with Webb Keane, University of Michigan. Co-sponsored by the Program in Evolution, Culture and Cognition. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Dec. 1, 4:15 p.m. “How to Describe the System to Its Beneficiaries,” an ELH colloquium with Bruce Robbins, Columbia University. Sponsored by English. 201C Dell House.  HW

Wed., Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m. “One Hundred Years of Retroviruses,” a Biology colloquium with Karen Beemon, KSAS. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 3, 3 p.m. “Vivisection in 17th-Century Anatomy,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Indiana University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Library.  EB


Mon., Nov. 30, 12:30 p.m. “China’s Civil Nuclear Energy Plans and Their Implications,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Bo Kong, director, SAIS Global Energy and Environment Initiative; and David Lampton, director, China Studies Program. 806 Rome Building.  SAIS

Tues., Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. “Europe Shifts Gears: The View From East Central Europe,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Janos Martonyi, Hungary’s former minister of foreign affairs, and Kurt Volker, SAIS. Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS

Tues., Dec. 1, noon. “Resurgence of HIV/AIDS Among MSM: Human Rights Challenges and Public Health Interventions,” a World AIDS Day panel discussion with Chris Beyrer, Frangiscos Sifakis and Karin Tobin, all of SPH. Co-sponsored by Health, Behavior and Society and SPH. W1214 (Sheldon Hall).  EB

Tues., Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m. “Challenges of the Japanese Economy Under the New Government,” a SAIS International Economics Program discussion with Takatoshi Ito, University of Tokyo. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building.  SAIS

Tues., Dec. 1, 5 p.m. “Obama’s Foreign Policy: Is This Change We Can Believe In?” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with David Calleo, director, European Studies Program. Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Dec. 2, 12:30 p.m. “Islam, Islamism and Post-Islamism in Africa,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Benjamin Soares. 736 Bernstein-Offit Building.  SAIS

Thurs., Dec. 3, 12:30 p.m. “The Great African War,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Filip Reyntjens, University of Antwerp. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS

Fri., Dec. 4, 12:15 p.m. John Colmers, Maryland secretary of health and mental hygiene, will discuss topics related to public health. Sponsored by Career Services.  W2008 SPH.  EB


Fri., Dec. 4, 12:15 p.m. “Providing Information Prescriptions (IRx) in Two Clinical Populations: Two Randomized Controlled Trials,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Nancy Roderer, SPH, and Kathleen Oliver, Regional Medical Library, New York University. Sponsored by SoM and SPH. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall).  EB


Tues., Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m. Information session for Talk With Action Against Hunger, with representatives of the organization. Sponsored by Career Services. W2008 SPH.  EB


Fri., Dec. 4, 12:30 p.m. “Public Health in the Republic of Georgia,” a J.B. Grant International Health Society lecture by Aleksandre Kvitashvili, minister of health, labor and social protection, Republic of Georgia. W1020 SPH.  EB

Fri., Dec. 4, 12:30 p.m. “Cometary Amino Acids from the STARDUST Mission,” a Planets, Life and the University Astrobiology lecture by Jamie Elsila Cook, GSFC/Goddard Center for Astrobiology. Bahcall Auditorium, STScI.  HW


Wed., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Brass Ensemble performs; concert follows the lighting of the Washington Monument. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Ketzev, a co-ed Jewish a cappella group, performs its fall concert. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Fri., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall.  Peabody

Fri., Dec. 4, 8 p.m. The a cappella group Octopodes performs its fall concert. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Sat., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Percussion Group performs. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. The Mental Notes a cappella group performs its fall concert. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Sat., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents a concert featuring works by Verdi, Puccini and Gounod, with guest soprano Lori Hultgren, tenor Richard Crawley, bass Robert Cantrell, the Johns Hopkins Choral Society and the Goucher Chorus. $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens, students and JHU faculty, staff and alumni. Free for Johns Hopkins students. (See story, “HSO presents vocal extravaganza: Opera excerpts and Gounod Mass,” in this issue.) Free youth ticket available with each paid general admission ticket. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Sun., Dec. 6, 3 p.m. Peabody Children’s Chorus performs. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Juilliard String Quartet performing works by Mendelssohn, Davidovsky and Schumann.  $33 general admission, $17 for non-JHU students, free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW


Tues., Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. Reading by author and Hopkins faculty member Brad Leithauser. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 101 Remsen.  HW


Mon., Nov. 30, 9 a.m. “Impact of a Statewide Intensive Care Unit Quality Improvement Initiative on Hospital Mortality and Length of Stay,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Allison Lipitz. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Nov. 30, 10 a.m. “Marital Power and Intimate Partner Violence in the Philippines,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Jessica Fehringer. E4130 SPH.  EB

Mon., Nov. 30, noon. “The Prospect for a New New Deal?” a Sociology seminar with Frances Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center. 526 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Nov. 30, 12:15 p.m. “The Chromodomains of the Chd1 Remodeler Dictate Substrate Specificity Through an Autoinhibitory Mechanism,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Gregory Bowman, KSAS. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Nov. 30, 4 p.m. “Longtime Existence for Quasilinear Wave Equations With Small Data in Exterior Domains,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Jason Metcalfe, University of North Carolina. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Nov. 30, 4 p.m. “DNA Structure, Mutations and Cancer,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Karen Vasquez, University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Nov. 30, 4:30 p.m. “Problems in Topology Arising From T-duality in String Theory,” a Topology seminar with Jonathan Rosenberg, University of Maryland, College Park. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Dec. 1, 11 a.m. “A Method for Finding Exact Site-Percolation Critical Thresholds for a Class of Lattices,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics student seminar with Matthew Sedlock. 303 Whitehead.  HW

Tues., Dec. 1, 12:10 p.m. “What’s Health Got to Do With It? Understanding How Green Building Design Impacts Occupant Health, Safety and Stress in Health Care Settings,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy seminar with Whitney Austin, SPH. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Dec. 1, 4 p.m. “Preliminary Results on Relative Performance of Expected and Observed Fisher Information,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics student seminar with Xumeng Cao. 303 Whitehead.  HW

Wed., Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m. “Trial of Indoor Air Pollution Reduction on Pneumonia and Low Birthweight in Nepal: The Nepal Cookstove Intervention Trial,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with James Tielsch, SPH. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Dec. 2, noon. “The Role of Practice Guidelines and Performance Measures in Mental Health Care,” a Mental Health seminar with Tom Craig, consultant, American Psychiatric Association. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. “Sensing Centromere Tension: Mechanical Forces and Chromosome Segregation,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Michael Lampson, University of Pennsylvania. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 3, noon. “Small RNAs and the Bacterial Response to Stress,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Susan Gottesman, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 3, noon. Randolph Bromery Seminar—“Early Mesozoic Paleogeography and Tectonic Evolution of the Western United States: Insights From Detrital Zircon U-Pb Geochronology” with Todd Lamaskin, URS Corp. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 3, 1 p.m. “Optical Approaches to Probing the Cerebellum in Action,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Samuel Wang, Princeton University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m. “Rainforest Endophytes: Our Search for Microbiological and Chemical Diversity,” a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Scott Strobel, Yale University. Mountcastle Auditorium.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. “The Generalized Median Stable Matchings,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Christine Cheng, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. “Neuronal Necrosis and Regeneration in C. elegans: Unexpected Role Reversals in the Neuronal Fight for Life, Death and Repair,” a Biology seminar with Monica Driscoll, Rutgers University. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. “A Difference in Opinion Is Inevitable: Franklin, Hemphill and Modern Toleration,” a Political and Moral Thought seminar with Alan Houston, University of California, San Diego. Sponsored by History. 366 Mergenthaler.  HW

Fri., Dec. 4, 11 a.m. “Solar-Hydrogen Production by Photocatalytic Water Splitting and Thermochemical Gasification of Biomass in Supercritical Water,” a CEAFM seminar with Liejin Guo, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. 110 Maryland.  HW

Mon., Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m. “Recovery From Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies Experience,” a Center on Aging and Health seminar with Jay Magaziner, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Suite 2-700, 2024 E. Monument St.  EB

Mon., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. “Eternal Solutions to Lagrangian Brakke Flow,” an Analysis seminar with Yng-Ing Lee, National Taiwan University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW


Tues., Dec. 1, 5 p.m. Memorial service for Raymond Westbrook. (See “In Brief,” in this issue.) Hosted by Near Eastern Studies. 310 Hodson.  HW

Fri., Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m. United Way Thank You Happy Hour for all contributing faculty and staff. The drawing for an iPod will take place at 5 p.m. Courtyard 1, SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 7, 5 to 7 p.m. “Homewood by Candlelight,” the museum’s annual open house, with rooms lit by candlelight, the sounds of early music, decorations of garlands and boxwood and eggnog and cookies served in the wine cellar. $6 general admission, free for Homewood Museum members.  HW


Thurs., Dec. 3 through Sat., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater presents its fall mainstage show. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center.  HW

Fri., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Buttered Niblets perform comedy improv. Arellano Theater, Levering.  HW

Fri., Dec. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 5, 2 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, by prize-winning student playwright Eric Levitz. A half-price dress rehearsal is scheduled for Wed., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. $15 general admission, $13 for senior citizens, JHU faculty, staff and alumni, and $5 for students with ID. Merrick Barn.  HW

Fri., Dec. 4, 9 p.m., and Sat., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. Throat Culture performs sketch comedy. Arellano Theater, Levering.  HW


Thurs., Dec. 3, 1 p.m. “Got Impact? Tools for Assessing the Influence of Your Research,” a Bits & Bytes workshop intended for faculty, lecturers and TAs; staff are also welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW