January 25, 2010

Calendar — Jan. 25, 2010


Thurs., Jan. 28, 3 p.m.Spaceship Earth: A History of Ecological Designs,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Peder Anker, New York University. Room 102, 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Fri., Jan. 29, 2 p.m. “U.S. Navy Task Force on Climate Change and Arctic Impact,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Rear Admiral David Titley, oceanographer of the Navy. Parsons Auditorium. APL


Mon., Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m. “The Major International Security Challenges in 2010: Italy’s Role and Vision,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Franco Frattini, Italy’s minister of foreign affairs, and Kurt Volker (moderator), managing director, CTR. Part of the Transatlantic Leaders Forum series. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS


Wed., Jan. 27, 4:30 p.m. Screening of the documentary The Deadliest Disease in America, directed by Crystal Emery and produced by URU, The Right to Be Inc. (See story below.) The film will be followed by four workshops—“What Racism Looks Like in Health Care Delivery and Why You Should Report It,” “Doctor/Patient Communication,” “Empowering Community Organizations to Work With Legislators for Change” and “Prostate Cancer: Access Denied”—and a Q&A session. To RSVP, go to www.urutherighttobe.org or call 443-287-5569. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence, the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, SPH and SoN. Turner Auditorium. EB


Fri., Jan. 29, 12:15 p.m.Measuring Clinician Satisfaction and Evaluating EHR at ‘PACE’ Geriatric Site,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Paulina Sockolow, Drexel University. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Mon., Jan. 25, 4 p.m. Dean’s Lecture I—“Capitalizing on Tumor Genotyping: Toward the Design of Mutation-Specific Drugs” by L. Mario Amzel, SoM. Sponsored by the Dean’s Office, School of Medicine. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., Jan. 25, 5:15 p.m. “Hatching the Supernatural: E.T.A. Hoffman’s Enlightenment Sources,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Arnd Wedemeyer, Princeton University. 101A Dell House. HW

Wed., Jan. 27, noon. The “We Three Deans” Lecture—“The Next Big Thing in Public Health” by Michael Klag, Alfred Sommer and D.A. Henderson. Part of the Bloomberg Leadership Series. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Thurs., Jan. 28, 5:15 p.m. “Figures of the Mean: Kleist’s Poetology of Statistical Reason,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by David Martyn, Macalester College. 101A Dell House. HW

Mon., Feb. 1, 7 p.m. “The New Geopolitics of the Middle East,” a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program lecture by Efraim Inbar, BESA Center. Smoker Center for Jewish Life (Hillel). HW


Wed., Jan. 27, noon. Peabody Spotlight presents the Vinca String Quartet. Part of a series of midday concerts sponsored by the JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs.  (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Concerts will be broadcast on channel 54 (within the hospital). Turner Auditorium. EB

Wed., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs music by Mendelssohn and Messiaen. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Jan. 31, 3 p.m. Peabody Preparatory Winter Honors Recital, featuring winners of the Peabody Winter Honors competition. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Emanuel Ax performing works by Chopin and Schumann. (See story here.) $33 general admission, $17 for students; free for JHU students with ID. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Fri., Jan. 29, 7 p.m. JHU alumni and leading business consultant Selena Rezvani will discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What You Need to Lead but Won’t Learn in Business School. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW


Mon., Jan. 25, noon. “A Model of How Mammalian Spermatogenic Cells Regulate the Environment in Which They Develop,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with William Wright, SPH. W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., Jan. 25, 12:15 p.m. “Understanding the Other Big Bang: How Transposable Elements Amplify Throughout Genomes,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Susan Wessler, University of Georgia. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Jan. 25, 12:15 p.m. Personal Responsibility for Health: Time for a New Approach,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Harald Schmidt, Harvard School of Public Health. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and Health, Behavior and Society. W3008 SPH. EB

Mon., Jan. 25, 1:30 p.m.Time Varying Graphical Models: Reverse Engineering and Analyzing Genetic and Social Networks,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Eric Xing, Carnegie Mellon University. 110 Clark. HW

Mon., Jan. 25, 4 p.m. “Solar Energy Conversion by Photosystem II,” a Biophysics seminar with Gary Brudvig, Yale University. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., Jan. 26, 12:10 p.m. “Street Outreach to Prevent Youth Violence,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Keshia Pollack and Shannon Frattaroli, SPH; and Gregg Croteau and Juan Rivera, United Teen Equality Center, Lowell, Mass. Co-sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence. B14B Hampton House. EB

Tues., Jan. 26, 12:15 p.m. “Endocrine and Metabolic Signaling in Promoting Healthy Aging,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Meng Wang, Massachusetts General Hospital. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Tues., Jan. 26, 3 p.m. “Use of Natural Zeolite Materials to Restore Groundwater at Nuclear Facilities,” a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Alan Rabideau, University at Buffalo/SUNY. 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Jan. 26, 4:30 p.m. “Exploiting Latent Semantic Mapping for Generic Feature Extraction,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Jerome Bellegarda, Apple Inc. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., Jan. 27, 12:15 p.m.Suicide in Older Adults With Schizophrenia,” a Mental Health seminar with Annette Erlangsen, SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Jan. 28, noon. “Microvillar Membrane Shedding: A Novel Aspect of Enterocyte Biology With Implications for Gut Host Defense,” a Cell Biology seminar with Matthew Tyska, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Jan. 28, noon. “Role of Membrane Microdomains in Assembly of Enveloped Viruses” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Douglas Lyles, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., Jan. 28, noon. “Belief, Equipoise, Evidence + Policy,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Janet Hiller, University of Adelaide, Australia. Sponsored by Epidemiology. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Jan. 28, 1 p.m. “Retrograde Signaling at the Synapse,” a Neuroscience seminar with Haig Keshishian, Yale University. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Jan. 28, 4 p.m. “Geometric Control of Cell Division in Fission Yeast,” a Biology special seminar with James Moseley, Rockefeller University. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., Jan. 29, 10 a.m. “A Flourishing Life: The Quest for Work and Well-Being Through Sectoral Job Training Programs,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Emma Tsui. W2030 SPH. EB

Fri., Jan. 29, noon. “Analysis of Patterns of Use of the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide July 2002 to June 2007: Key Factors Which Drive the Use of Electronic Decision Support Tools in Clinical Practice,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Peter Smit. 461 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Feb. 1, noon. “The Role of RanGTP Gradient in Mitotic Spindle Assembly and Nuclear Envelope Formation,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Petr Kalab, NCI/NIH. W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 1, 12:15 p.m. “Juvenile Hormone and the Timing of Drosophila Metamorphosis,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Lynn Riddiford, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW


Thurs., Jan. 28, 6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for the exhibition On the Road: Travel and Transportation in Early Maryland, a focus show, organized by Hopkins undergraduates, featuring period travel-related objects. (See story, here) Free for JHU faculty, staff and students with valid ID; also free with museum admission (and on view as part of regular guided tours); $6 general admission, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for students, youth and Hopkins alumni and retirees. Homewood Museum. HW


Wed., Jan. 27, 3 p.m.Addressing and Overcoming Health Disparities: The Challenge in Urban America,” an Urban Health Institute quarterly symposium with an address by former Surgeon General David Satcher, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, and a panel discussion with Diane Bell McKoy, president/CEO, Associated Black Charities; Frances Draper, pastor, Freedom Temple A.M.E. Zion Church; and Michael Klag, dean, Bloomberg School of Public Health. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB


Thurs., Jan. 28, 1 p.m. “Google Maps and Google Earth,” a Center for Educational Resources workshop, designed for faculty and TAs (staff are also welcome to attend). To register or for more information, go to www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW