December 7, 2009

Calendar — Dec. 7, 2009


Fri., Dec. 11, 1 p.m. “The Development of Modal Reasoning,” an Evolution, Cognition and Culture colloquium with Shaun Nichols, University of Arizona; and Justin Halberda, KSAS. Sponsored by Philosophy. 233 Ames.  HW

Fri., Dec. 11, 2 p.m. “International Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Space Policy,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Scott Pace, George Washington University. Parsons Auditorium.  APL

Fri., Dec. 11, 4 p.m. “A (New and Improved) Framework for the Psychology of Norms,” an Evolution, Cognition and Culture colloquium with Stephen Stich, Rutgers University. Sponsored by Philosophy. 102A Dell House.  HW


Tues., Dec. 8, 7 p.m. JHU Classical Ballet Company winter showcase. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW


Mon., Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m. “Tough Times, Tough Decisions: Strategies for Putting Public Health First,” a panel discussion with Stephanie Coursey Bailey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Frances Phillips, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and Aaron Wernham, Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Live webcast available at Co-sponsored by the Pfizer Corp., the SPH Office of Public Health Practice and Training, the SPH Department of Health Policy and Management, the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center, the Mid-Atlantic Health Leadership Institute, the Maryland Public Health Association and the Maryland Association of County Health Officers. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall).  EB

Mon., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. “Turkey in the 21st Century: Building Peace Through Diplomacy,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister of Turkey, with introductory remarks by SAIS Dean Jessica Einhorn. (See “In Brief,” in this issue.) Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS

Mon., Dec. 7, 5 p.m. “Assessing the Public Health Risks from Chemicals: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities,” an Environmental Health Sciences panel discussion with Brenda Berry, American Chemistry Council; Lynn Flowers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council. W3008 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m. “Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) Updated Energy Forecast to 2035,” a SAIS Global Energy and Environment Initiative discussion with Richard Newell, EIA administrator, U.S. Department of Energy. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building.  SAIS


Wed., Dec. 9, 12:15 p.m. Information session for PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health), with representatives of the international nonprofit organization. Sponsored by Career Services. W2030 SPH.  EB


Tues., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. The 2009 Ferdinand G. Brickwedde Lecture in Physics—“The World as a Hologram” by Leonard Susskind, Stanford University. (See story, “ ‘World as a Hologram’ is topic of 2009 Brickwedde Lecture”.) Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Wed., Dec. 9, 4 p.m. Dean’s Lecture—“The Keratin Multigene Family: Roles in Acute and Chronic Disease” by Pierre Coulombe, SPH. Sponsored by the SPH Dean’s Office. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall).  EB


Tues., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. A cappella group Adoremus presents its fall concert. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Tues., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra, the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus and the Peabody Singers perform works by J.S. Bach and Tchaikovsky. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Wed., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by de Meij (featuring excerpts from his Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings), Theofanidis, Meechan, Camphouse and Graham. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., Dec. 10, and Fri., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble performs Cristo e Nato: An Italian Christmas. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Fri., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs a program dedicated to the styles and repertoire of Count Basie. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Dec. 12, 3 p.m. Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra and the Peabody String Ensemble perform. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Dec. 12, 7 p.m. The Peabody Youth Orchestra performs works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Massenet, Lortz and Mendelssohn. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Tues., Dec. 8, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Open house for the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals master’s degree programs. Kossiakoff Center.  APL


Tues., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. Alfred Sommer, dean emeritus of SPH, discusses the subject of his new book, Getting What We Deserve: Health and Medical Care in America. (See photo, this page.) E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). Reception to follow in E2030 SPH (Feinstone), where the book will be available for purchase and signing.  EB

Wed., Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Local author and BSO musician Michael Lisicky will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Hutzler’s—Where Baltimore Shops. (See “In Brief,” in this issue.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Author Nawar Shora will discuss and sign copies of The Arab-American Handbook. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Mon., Dec. 7, 9 a.m. “Consumer Involvement in Care and Its Relationship to Utilization and Cost in Medicare,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Joanna Famadas. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Dec. 7, noon. “Screening for Genes: Image-Based Live Cell Screening Reveals New Insights Into Membrane Biogenesis,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with David Andrews, McMaster University. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m. “Microfluidic Single-Molecule Detection and Quantum Dot Technologies for Genomic Analysis of Diseases,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Jeff Wang, WSE. 110 Clark.  HW

Mon., Dec. 7, 3 p.m. “The Weak Null Condition, Global Existence and the Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions to Einstein’s Equations,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Hans Lindblad, University of California, San Diego. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  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

Mon., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. “Dynamics of Peptide-Membrane Interactions,” a Biophysics seminar with Feng Gai, University of Pennsylvania. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m. “Twisted Spin Bordism and Twisted K-Theory,” a Topology seminar with Mehdi Khorami, Wesleyan University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Dec. 8, noon. “A New Look at Notch Signaling in Embryonic Neural Stem Cells and Neurons,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Nicholas Gaiano, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Dec. 8, 12:10 p.m. “An Employer’s Approach to Resolving Domestic Violence Impacting the Workplace,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Dec. 8, 12:30 p.m. “The Impact of Vitamin A Supplementation in utero and in Infancy on the Psychomotor Development of School-Aged Children in Rural Nepal,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Gillian Joan Buckley. W8504 SPH.  EB

Wed., Dec. 9, noon. “Implementing Mental Health Insurance Parity,” a Mental Health seminar with Howard Goldman, University of Maryland. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 9, noon. “Structure of the Vacuolar ATPase—Anatomy of a Versatile Proton Pump,” a Physiology seminar with Stephen Wilkens, SUNY Upstate Medical Center. 203 Physiology.  EB

Wed., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. “Critical Components of Proximal and Distant Regulatory Elements in the Human Genome,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Ivan Ovcharenko, NIH. G007 Ross.  EB

Wed., Dec. 9, 4 p.m. “Targeted Maximum Likelihood-Based Causal Inference,” a Biostatistics seminar with Mark van der Laan, University of California, Berkeley and founder/CEO of Target Analytics Inc. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Dec. 9, 5 p.m. “Managing Prion Disease Risks: An International Perspective,” a Center for a Livable Future seminar with Daniel Krewski, University of Ottawa. Co-sponsored by Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology. W3008 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 10, noon. “CD8 T Cell Responses and Protective Antimalarial Immunity After Immunization With Radiation Attenuated Plasmodium Parasites,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with John Harty, University of Iowa. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 10, noon. The Randolph Bromery Seminar—“Variability in North Atlantic Bottom Water Nutrients and Carbonate Ion During the Last 467,000 Years BP” with Harunur Rashid, Ohio State University. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 10, noon. “Phosphoinositide 4-Kinases at the Crossroad of Cellular Trafficking and Signaling,” a Cell Biology seminar with Tamas Balla, NICHD/NIH. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 10, 1 p.m. “Neuroimaging Approaches to Social Exchange and Its Applications to Psychopathology,” a Neuroscience research seminar with P. Read Montague, Baylor College. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 10, 4 p.m. “Optimization of Retinal Signaling Near Absolute Visual Threshold,” a Biology seminar with Alapakkam Sampath, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. 100 Mudd.  HW

Mon., Dec. 14, 12:15 p.m. “Identifying the Neural Substratus of a Developmentally Critical Behavior in Drosophila,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Benjamin White, NIMH. 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Dec. 14, 2 p.m. “A Longitudinal Study to Assess the Presence of Manganese in Blood and Exhaled Breath Condensate Following Acute Inhalation Exposure to Welding Fumes,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Julie Richman. W2015 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

Wed., Dec. 9, 5 to 7 p.m. JHU Press Holiday Book Signing and Madeira Tasting, an opportunity to meet JHU Press authors and purchase books for signing, as well as holiday gifts from the Homewood Museum Shop. (See “In Brief,” in this issue.) Homewood Museum.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student Assembly auction to support the JHSPH Student Conference Fund, featuring both a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a live auction from noon to 1:30 p.m. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall).  EB

Sat., Dec. 12, noon to 4 p.m. “Silhouettes for the Holidays,” with master cut-paper artist Anne Leslie. Sittings take approximately 15 minutes. $40 for two copies of each portrait silhouette; framing available at additional cost. Advance, pre-paid reservations are required; call 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum.  HW

Sat., Dec. 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Holiday card-making workshop with Evergreen curator James Abbott, using colorful papers, ribbons, fabrics and printed illustrations to create holiday and gift cards. $5 general admission (includes materials and museum admission), free for Evergreen members. Advance registration required; call 410-516-0341 or e-mail Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sat., Dec. 12, 3 p.m. Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, by actors of the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival. Free admission but reservations required; call 410-516-0341 or e-mail Evergreen Museum & Library.


Fri., Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m. “Career Crash Course,” a Career Services workshop covering relevant career topics including resume/CV, job searching, interviewing and networking. W2015 SPH.  EB