February 1, 2010

Calendar — Feb. 1, 2010


Thurs., Feb. 4, 3 p.m.Cosmopolitanism and International Eugenics in the Mid-Twentieth Century,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Alison Bashford, University of Sydney. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Fri., Feb. 5, 2 p.m. “Cyber Threats and Trends,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Richard Howard, Verisign, has been POSTPONED. A new date will be announced. Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. APL


Fri., Feb. 5, noon to 6 p.m. “Madness and Religion,” a graduate conference on religion and psychiatry with keynote speakers Pascal Boyer, Washington University, St. Louis, and George Graham, Georgia State University. Sponsored by Philosophy and Evolution, Cognition and Culture. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW


Mon., Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m. “The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan and the History of the Cold War,” a SAIS American Foreign Policy Program discussion of a book by Nicholas Thompson with Thompson, Eliot Cohen, director, SAIS Strategic Studies Program; Michael Mandelbaum, director, American Foreign Policy Program; and Richard Perle resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS


Mon., Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m. “Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma: Novel Morphologic, Immunophenotypic and Molecular Understanding and Discussion of Its Round Cell Tumor Mimickers,” Pathology Grand Rounds with Julie Fanburg-Smith, AFIP. Hurd Hall. EB

Thurs., Feb. 4, 4 p.m. General Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds presents the 2010 J. Douglas Colman Lecture, “Will Health Insurance Reform Improve Health Literacy? Impact on the Safety Net and Vulnerable Populations,” by Barbara DeBuono, Porter Novelli. Sponsored by the General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Mon., Feb. 1, 5:15 p.m. “Godless Perversity, Godlike Sovereignty: Christian Thomasius and Jean Amery on Torture,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Elisabeth Weber, University of California, Santa Barbara. 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. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel). HW

Tues., Feb. 2, 12:30 p.m. The 2010 Anna Baetjer Lecture—“A Farmboy Reflects on Farming” by Nicholas Kristof, columnist, New York Times. Sponsored by Environmental Health Sciences. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Tues., Feb. 2, 3:30 p.m. The First Annual Sandra J. Skolnik Lecture by Harriet Meyer, president of the Ounce of Prevention Fund and co-chair of the Illinois Early Learning Council. Sponsored by the Urban Health Institute, the Maryland Family Network, PNC Bank, Legg Mason, M&T Bank, Bank of America and Citi. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 4, 5:15 p.m. “…‘of readers who could swim’: Hamann’s Passages,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Andrea Krauss, KSAS. 101A Dell House. HW

Fri., Feb. 5, 5:15 p.m. “All Is Leaf: Difference, Form and Phenomenology Around 1800,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Thomas Pfau, Duke University. 101A Dell House. HW


Tues., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Faculty Chamber Music Concert, featuring works by Beethoven, Webern and Brahms. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., Feb. 3, noon. Peabody Spotlight presents pianist Michael Sheppard. Part of a series of midday concerts sponsored by the JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs. Concerts will be broadcast on channel 54 within the hospital. Turner Auditorium. EB

Sat., Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs works by Mills, Schwantner and Mahler. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody


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

Mon., Feb. 1, 4 p.m.Photo-synthesis in the (Near) Dark: Biosynthesis of Bacteriochlorophyll C and the Structure of Its Supramolecular Aggregates in Chlorosomes,” a Biophysics seminar with Donald Bryant, Pennsylvania State University. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m. “An Infinite Loop Space Machine for Symmetric Monoidal 2-Categories,” a Topology seminar with Angelica Osorno, MIT. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Feb. 2, 10:45 a.m. “Use of Preclinical Stroke Models to Address Efficacy and Mechanisms of Action of Neuroprotective Agents,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Sylvain Dore. W1020 SPH. EB

Tues., Feb. 2, noon. “How Cells Get Their Shapes and Assemble Into Organs,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Max Heiman, Rockefeller University. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Feb. 2, 12:10 p.m. “Advancing Gun Policies to Combat Illegal Guns,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Arkadi Gerney, Office of the Mayor, New York City and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence. 250 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Feb. 2, 3 p.m. “Measuring Contaminant Flux in Groundwater: Why and How,” a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Mark Goltz, Air Force Institute of Technology. 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m.Zero Loci of Normal Functions,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Gregory Pearlstein, Michigan State University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m. “Segmental Conditional Random Fields and Their Features,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Geoffrey Zweig, Microsoft. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., Feb. 2, 6 p.m. “Fraxel Repair Laser,” a Johns Hopkins Dermatology seminar with Rebecca Kazin. Suite 350, Pavilion I, Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station.

Wed., Feb. 3, 8:30 a.m. “Can We Believe Any Surgical Trials? Expertise Bias and Other Challenges in Their Conduct,” an Epidemiology seminar with Mohit Bhandari, McMaster University. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 3, 12:15 p.m. “Psychological Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease: Perspective From the Baltimore ECA Study,” a Mental Health seminar with Hochang Ben Lee, SoM and SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., Feb. 3, 3 p.m. “Block Copolymer Nanoparticles by Flash Nanoprecipitation: Pro-Drug Strategies,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Margarita Herrera-Alonso, WSE. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 3, 4 p.m. “Painting the Cysteine Chapel: New Tools to Probe Oxidation Biology,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Kate Carroll, University of Michigan. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., Feb. 3, 4 p.m. “Statistical Methods for Testing Genetic Effects in the Presence of Possible Gene-Gene and Gene-Environment Interactions,” a Biostatistics seminar with faculty candidate Arnab Maity, Harvard School of Public Health. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 4, 9:30 a.m. “Resistance to Nevirapine and Its Impact on Strategies to Prevent and Treat HIV Infection in Children Living in Resource-Poor Countries,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Anitha Moorthy. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 4, noon. “Why Is Congress So Bad at Overseeing Intelligence?” a Political Science seminar with Amy Zegart, UCLA. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., Feb. 4, noon. “Latent Tuberculosis: What’s Going On in There?” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Joanne Flynn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 4, noon. “Social Life of Mitochondria Within the Pancreatic Beta Cell: Dynamic Clubs, Exclusive Networks and Depolarized Singles,” a Cell Biology seminar with Orian Shirihai, Boston University. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 4, 1 p.m. “Internally Evolving Sequences in the Service of Cognition,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Gyorgy Buzsaki, Rutgers University. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 4, 4 p.m. “Ranking and Selection of Many Alternatives Using Correlated Knowledge Gradients,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Peter Frazier, Cornell University. 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Feb. 4, 4 p.m. “Targeted Sequencing of Genomic and Transcriptomic Variations,” a Biology special seminar with Jin Billy Li, Harvard Medical School. 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Feb. 5, 9 a.m. “The Contribution of Industrial Food Animal Production to the Transmission and Emergence of Influenza A Virus,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Jessica Leibler. E9519 SPH. EB

Fri., Feb. 5, 12:15 p.m. “Building Capacity in Uganda to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality Due to Malaria,” a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Chime Catherine Mukwakwa, Stop Malaria Project, Uganda. W1020 SPH. EB

Fri., Feb. 5, 12:30 p.m. “Chemo-autotrophically Based Microbial Communities in an Extreme Subsurface Environment,” an Astrobiology seminar with Jill Banfield, University of California, Berkeley. Part of the series Planets, Life and the Universe. Bahcall Auditorium, STScI. HW

Mon., Feb. 8, 11 a.m. “Prognostic Significance of Depression After Myocardial Infarction,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Kapil Parakh. W2017 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 8, noon. “Heat-Gated TRPV Ion Channels: ‘V’ is for Versatile,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Michael Caterina, SoM. W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 8, 12:15 p.m. “About Meiotic Silencing …,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Rodolfo Aramayo, Texas A&M. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW


Wed., Feb. 3, 4 p.m. Installation of David Celentano as the inaugural Dr. Charles Armstrong Chair of Epidemiology. (See story, p. 4.) Reception to follow in the Gallery. Sponsored by the Bloomberg School of Public Health. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). SPH


Tues., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. The 2010 Foreign Affairs Symposium—“Re-Engaging the World: The New Global Community” with New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof. (See story, p. 1.) Shriver Hall. HW


Thurs., Feb. 4, 1 p.m. “Podcasting 101,” 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