February 8, 2010

Calendar — Feb. 8, 2010


Tues., Feb. 9, 4:15 p.m. “Methods for the Chemical Synthesis of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes,” a Chemistry colloquium with Lawrence Scott, Boston College. 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Feb. 11, 3 p.m. “ ‘Power on all, even on God himself’: Divine Intention and Magical Potential in Agrippa von Nettesheim’s De occulta philosophia libri tres,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Allison Kavey, John Jay College, CUNY. Room 102, 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Feb. 11, 3:45 p.m.The Role of Beliefs in Linguistic Alignment: Evidence From Dialogues With Humans and Computers,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Holly Branigan, University of Edinburgh. 134A Krieger. HW

Thurs., Feb. 11, 4 p.m. “Traps, Slowdowns and Bridges of One-Dimensional Transient Random Walks in a Random Environment,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Jonathon Peterson, Cornell University. 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Feb. 12, 2 p.m. “Korea and Future Relations,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Joel Wit, SAIS. Parsons Auditorium. APL


Wed., Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m. “Is It Safe Yet? Refugees’ Lessons for Evaluating Transitional Justice,” a SAIS International Law and Organizations Program discussion with Susan Benesch, senior fellow, World Policy Institute. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg. SAIS

Thurs., Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m. The Program in Latin American Studies presents a talk by historian Martin Gonzalez de la Vara. 102B Dell House. HW


Fri., Feb. 12, 12:15 p.m. “Methodology for Modeling Dynamic Aspects of Risk in Complex Health Care Settings,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Reza Kazemi, University of Maryland. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Tues., March 2 (originally scheduled for Tues., Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.) The 2010 Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Lecture by Paul Muldoon, Princeton University, poetry editor of The New Yorker and chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. (See story) Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 26 Mudd. HW

Wed., Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. The 2010 Ginder Lecture—“Fighting Poverty With Entrepreneurial Capitalism—A New Strategy” by Rob Mosbacher Jr., former president and CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corp. Sponsored by the Carey Business School. (See story) Carey Business School Downtown Center. HW

Thurs., Feb. 11, 7:30 a.m. Leaders & Legends Lecture—“Leading Through a Financial Crisis” by Brian Rogers, chairman and CIO, T. Rowe Price. (See story, p. 5.) 4th floor, Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

Thurs., Feb. 11, 10:45 a.m. The Don P. Giddens Professorial Lecture—“Overlay Networks: An Old-New Communication Paradigm for the Coming Decade” by Yair Amir, WSE. Sponsored by Computer Science. B17 CSEB. HW

Thurs., Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. “The Innovator’s Challenge in an Age of Accountability” by Jovita Carranza, former deputy administator, Small Business Administration. (See story, p. 9.) Co-sponsored by the Carey Business School and the Society of Minority Business Leaders. Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Fri., Feb. 12, 1:15 p.m. “Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Writing a Research Paper,” a Welch Medical Library lecture by Debbie McClellan, SoM. Weinberg Auditorium. EB


Wed., Feb. 10, noon. Peabody Spotlight presents Anastasia Petanova, flute; Netanel Draiblate, violin; and Timothy Hoft, piano. 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

Thurs., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs works by Nixon, Torke, Meij, Cuong and Persichetti. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Feb. 12, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra performs works by Berlioz, Tower and Shostakovich. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sat., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs works by Dallapiccola, Nono and Berio. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 14, 3 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs Domenick Argento’s Royal Invitation (Homage to the Queen of Tonga). $8 general admission, $6 for senior citizens, JHU affiliates and non-JHU students; free for JHU students. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW


Wed., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Pediatrician Tania Heller will discuss and sign her new book, On Becoming a Doctor. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

Thurs., Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m. The Poetry at Hopkins English Series presents a reading by Lisa Robertson. (See story, p. 8.) Clipper Room, Shriver Hall. 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, noon. “A Mobile Health Application for a Chronically Ill, Low-Literacy Population,” a Health Policy and Management seminar with Kay Connelly, Indiana University. 688 Hampton House. 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

Mon., Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m. “From Raw Microarray Data to Meaningful Gene Lists,” a Computational Genomics seminar with Rafael Irizarry, SPH. 517 PCTB. EB

Mon., Feb. 8, 4 p.m.Finite Point Configurations in Euclidean Space,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Alex Iosevich, University of Missouri, Columbia. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m. “Tate Spectra, Bimodules and Calculus of Functors,” a Topology seminar with Michael Ching, University of Georgia. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Feb. 9, 10:45 a.m. “A Mobile Health Application for a Chronically Ill, Low-literacy Population,” a Computer Science seminar with Kay Connelly, Indiana University. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., Feb. 9, noon. “Bilevel Multiobjective Highway Alignment Optimization,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Manoj Jha, Morgan State University. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., Feb. 9, noon. “Androgens, Androgen Action and the Pathogenesis of Prostate Cancer,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with William Nelson, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Feb. 9, 12:10 p.m. “Can Risk Assessment Be Used to Prevent the Recurrence of Intimate Partner Violence?” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Daniel Webster, SPH. Sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence. 250 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. “Voice Applications for Low Literate Users,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Roni Rosenfeld, Carnegie Mellon University. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. “Not Every Abelian Variety Is Isogenous to a Jacobian,” an Algebraic Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Ching-Li Chai, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Wed., Feb. 10, noon. “Cellular Lipid Homeostasis: Managing Fat Stockpiling and Release,” a Physiology seminar with Carole Sztalryd-Woodle, UMAB. 203 Physiology (Research Conference Room). EB

Wed., Feb. 10, 12:15 p.m. “Treating Mental Disorders in Older Veterans,” a Mental Health seminar with Bradley Karlin, Department of Veterans Affairs. B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., Feb. 10, 2 p.m. “IP3 Ligand Gated Ca2+ Channel: Structure and Its Variety of Physiological and Pathological Functions,” a Biological Chemistry special seminar with Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, RIKEN Brain Science Institute. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., Feb. 10, 3 p.m. “From Soft Hydrogel Particles to Hybrid Matrices: Advanced Biomaterials by Design,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Xinqiao Jia, University of Delaware. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 10, 4 p.m. “Regulation of Receptor Localization and Cell Polarity by Wnt5a,” a Biology special seminar with Eric Witze, University of Colorado, Boulder. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Feb. 10, 4 p.m. “Sequences of Nested Space-Filling Designs, Multi-Scale Methods for Improving Interpolators and Perturbable Models for Temperature Control Systems,” a Biostatistics seminar with Ben Haaland, University of Wisconsin-Madison. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 11, noon. “Heaping: What Every Researcher Should Know About Self-Reported Cigarette Use,” an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Hao Wang, SoM. Co-sponsored by the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Thurs., Feb. 11, noon. “Epidemiology of North American Swine Influenza Viruses,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Juergen Richt, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 11, noon. “Oxidative Stress and Susceptibility of Developing Lungs,” a FAMRI Center of Excellence seminar with Sharon McGrath-Morrow, SoM. W4030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 11, 4 p.m. “Photon Mayhem: Imaging Biological Tissues With Optical Coherence Tomography,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Alex Vitkin, University of Toronto. 100 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., Feb. 11, 4 p.m. “God as Causa Sui and Created Truth in Descartes,” an Evolution, Cognition & Culture seminar with Tad Schmaltz, Duke University. Sponsored by Philosophy. 102A Dell House. HW

Mon., Feb. 15, noon. “Oxidative Stress and Testosterone Decline in Aging Males: Mechanisms and Consequences,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Barry Zirkin, SPH. W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 15, 12:15 p.m. “Requirement for Histone-modifying Cofactor Complexes in the Regulation of Developmental Rate and Timing by Thyroid Hormone Receptor,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Yun-Bo Shi, NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m. “Targeting and Drug Delivery by Biodegradable Polymer Nanoparticles,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with W. Mark Saltzman, Yale University. (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark at HW) 709 Traylor. EB


Tues., Feb. 9, 11 a.m. Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association poster session and presentation; SoM postdoctoral students show their work. Turner Concourse and Tilghman Auditorium. EB


Tues., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. The 2010 Foreign Affairs Symposium on “Re-Engaging the World: The New Global Community” with former U.S. Army chaplain of Islam James J. Yee who will speak about his time as chaplain at Guantanamo Bay and his imprisonment based on false charges of espionage. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW


Fri., Feb. 12, and Sat., Feb. 13, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 14, 2 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies: The Concert Version. (See photo, p. 12.) $20 general admission, $5 student rush tickets. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW


Tues., Feb. 9, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Facebook,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, designed for faculty and TAs (staff are also welcome to attend). Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register or for more information, go to www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW