February 22, 2010

Calendar — Feb. 22, 2010


Tues., Feb. 23, 4:15 p.m. “Natural and Synthetic Biosynthetic Pathways,” a Chemistry colloquium with Brian Bachmann, Vanderbilt University. 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Feb. 25, 2 p.m. “Chemistry and Its Role in National Security and the STEM Challenge,” an Applied Physics Laboratory Black History Month colloquium with Joseph Francisco, American Chemical Society. Parsons Auditorium. APL

Thurs., Feb. 25, 3 p.m. “LIVE! Cells on TV: Biological Life, Electronic Liveness and the Short Life of the 1950s Television-Microscope,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Nancy Anderson, University at Buffalo, SUNY. Room 102, 3505 N. Charles Street. HW


Mon., Feb. 22, 12:30 p.m. “Current Trends in International Development Law,” a SAIS International Law and Organizations Program discussion with Rumu Sarkar, Georgetown University Law Center. 806 Rome Bldg. SAIS

Mon., Feb. 22, 12:45 p.m. “Costa Rica: Challenges for the New Government Elected in 2010,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program debriefing session. 517 Nitze Bldg. SAIS

Tues., Feb. 23, 5 p.m. The Future of the Peace Corps and Public Service Abroad,” a SAIS African Diaspora Association talk with Aaron Williams, director, Peace Corps. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

Wed., Feb. 24, noon. “Latin America Today,” a Program in Latin American Studies general discussion with Franklin Knight. 003 Greenhouse. HW

Wed., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. “Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory,” a Women, Gender and Sexuality book-length discussion with Lynne Huffer, Emory University. 113 Greenhouse. HW


Fri., Feb. 26, 12:15 p.m. “Enterprise Medical Imaging: From Digital Silos to the Cloud,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with James Philbin, SoM. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Mon., Feb. 22, 4 p.m. Dean’s Lecture II—“Integrating Proteomics: Tackling the Unknowns in Heart Disease” by Jennifer Van Eyk, SoM. Hurd Hall. EB

Tues., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. The Third Annual Billig-Croft Lecture—“Personalized Energy for 1 × 6 Billion” by Daniel Nocera, MIT. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering. Mason Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. The 2010 Dr. Leroy E. Burney Lecture—“Is Victory Ours? Fighting the Tobacco War” by Gerard Dubois, Amiens School of Medicine, University of Picardy, France. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Wed., Feb. 24, 6:15 p.m. “Jetty/jetée,” a History of Art lecture by critic and independent curator Jeffrey Weiss. Part of the Graduate Student Lecture Series. Salon B, Charles Commons. HW

Thurs., Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m. The Hinkley Memorial Lecture—“University: Getting In, Getting Out” by Jonathan Dollimore, University of Sussex. Sponsored by English. Salon B, Charles Commons. HW

Thurs., Feb. 25, 5 p.m. “The Hebrew Culture of Wars: 1939–1956,” a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program lecture by Uri Cohen, Columbia University. Co-sponsored by Philosophy. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel). HW

Thurs., Feb. 25, 5:15 p.m. “Clever Commanders and the Uncertainty of Ethics in Cervantes,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Luis Aviles, University of California, Irvine. 101A Dell House. HW

Fri., Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m. “Fishes for Marduk—Life for the King: The System of Divine Justice in the ‘Weidner Chronicle’ ” by Hanspeter Schaudig, University of Heidelberg. Part of the Lecture Series in Archaeology and Assyriology sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 202A Dell House. HW

Mon., March 1, 4:30 p.m. “Investigator’s Reflections and Teacher of the Year Lectureships,” a Graduate Students Association lecture by Jeremy Nathans, SoM. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Mon., March 1, 5:30 p.m. “Nomads, Peasants, Water Managers and Kings: Irrigation and Long-Term Histories in Ancient Southern Arabia” by Michael Harrower, UCLA. Part of the 2010 Lecture Series in Archaeology and Assyriology sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 202A Dell House. HW


Tues., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. The Peabody Voice Department presents a concert of chamber music, featuring the works of Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Purcell, Gubaidulina and Cipullo. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Thurs., Feb. 25, noon. “Soundings,” an experiential workshop with pianist improviser and composer Lee Pui Ming. Sponsored by the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

Fri., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. Peabody/Homewood Music Center concert, with pianists Shirley Yoo and Stephen Buck and Peabody percussionists. SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

Sat., Feb. 27, 1 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents its annual concert for children and families, featuring works by Stravinsky, Beethoven and P.D.Q. Bach. (See story, “Hopkins Symphony Orchestra plays with fire and water,” in this issue.) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sat., Feb. 27, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs works by Mozart and Bartok. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 28, 3 p.m. A Hopkins Symphony Orchestra concert with guest artist Lee Pui Ming, performing works by Stravinsky and Beethoven and the world premiere of a work by Ming. (See story, “Hopkins Symphony Orchestra plays with fire and water,” in this issue.) 2 p.m. Pre-concert talk with Lee Pui Ming. $8 general admission, $6 for senior citizens, JHU affiliates and non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Mon., Feb. 22, 6 p.m. Author Rebecca Skloot will read from and sign copies of her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, with participation by members of the Lacks family. (See story, “ ‘HeLa’ book author to share story of immortal cancer cells,” in this issue.) Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and the Berman Institute of Bioethics. St. Francis Academy Community Center, 501 E. Chase St.

Thurs., Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Town and Gown Poetry Smackdown, an evening of no-holds-barred poetic mayhem. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW


Mon., Feb. 22, noon. “Editing of Ubiquitin Chains at the Proteasome,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Daniel Finley, Harvard Medical School. W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 22, 1:30 p.m. “Quantitative Cardiac Human Physiology,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Igor Efimov, Washington University in St. Louis. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoteleconferenced to 110 Clark. HW)

Mon., Feb. 22, 4 p.m. “Constant Mean Curvature Foliations in Asymptotically Flat Manifolds,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Lan-Hsuan Huang, Columbia University. 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Feb. 23, 8 a.m. “Impact of Cognitive Function, Backloading and Neighborhood Risk on HCV Prevalence Among Injection Drug Users in Baltimore, Maryland,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Camelia Macfarlane Graham. 845 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Feb. 23, 9 a.m. “Disparities in Primary Care Visit Content Among Vulnerable Populations in the U.S. and the Role of Primary Care Setting in Mitigating Disparities,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Virginia Huang. 688 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Feb. 23, noon. “Genome-wide Translational Profiling by Ribosome Footprinting,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Nicholas Ingolia, University of California, San Francisco. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Feb. 23, noon. “Advanced Methods for Evaluation of Existing Bridges,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Y. Edward Zhou, URS Corp. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., Feb. 23, 12:10 p.m. “Gender Symmetry or Asymmetry in Intimate Partner Violence: The Importance of Operational Definitions,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Donna Ansara, 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. 23, 12:15 p.m. “A Novel Crosstalk Mechanism Between BMP and Wnt Pathways During Neuronal Differentiation of Spinal Cord,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Naihe Jing, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences/Chinese Academy of Sciences. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Tues., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. “Inositol Pyrophosphate in Signaling Phosphate-Starvation in Yeast,” a Biology special seminar with Young-Sam Lee, Harvard University. 100 Mudd. HW

Tues., Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m. “Generic Galois Extensions for Extensions of Symmetric Groups,” a Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry seminar with Shuvra Gupta, University of Pennsylvania. 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Feb. 23, 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. 23, Wed., Feb. 24, and Mon., March 1, 5:15 p.m. “Aristotle’s Poetics and Early Modern Thinking About Poetry and Poetic Genres,” a four-part German and Romance Languages and Literatures seminar series with Daniel Javitch, NYU. (The final seminar is scheduled for Fri., March 5.) Co-sponsored by the Centre Louis Marin and the Charles S. Singleton Center for Premodern Studies. 202A Dell House (Feb. 23 seminar) and 101A Dell House (Feb. 24, March 1 and March 5 seminars). HW

Wed., Feb. 24, noon. “Copper Ions in Cell Signaling, Growth and Disease,” a Physiology seminar with Dennis Thiele, Duke University Medical Center. 203 Physiology (Research Conference Room). EB

Wed., Feb. 24, noon. “Asteroidal Bodies From the NEOs to the Trojans,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Andy Rivkin, APL. 304 Olin. HW

Wed., Feb. 24, 12:15 p.m. “Driving as a Mental Health Issue in an Aging Population,” a Mental Health seminar with George Rebok, SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., Feb. 24, 3 p.m. “The Role of Structured Semiconductor Surfaces on Assembly of Nanostructure and Defects,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Joanna Mirecki Millunchick, University of Michigan. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. “Gene-Centered Regulatory Networks,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with A.J. Marian Walhout, University of Massachusetts. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 25, noon. “Wiring the C. elegans Motor Circuit: Turning Off the Wrong Genes to Make the Right Connections,” a Cell Biology seminar with David Miller, Vanderbilt University. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 25, noon. “Traveling Back: A Political Theory for a Globalized Life,” a Political Science seminar with Susan McWilliams, Pomona College. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., Feb. 25, noon. “Hantavirus and Arenavirus Host-Pathogen Interactions,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Jason Botten, University of Vermont College of Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 25, noon.The AG’s MSA and the FMBs and AEDs,” a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Marlene Trestman, special assistant to the attorney general of Maryland. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Feb. 25, 12:15 p.m. “Actions, Reactions and Interactions Between the Environments and Childhood Obesity: Empirical Analyses Based on the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten and Agent-Based Simulation” with Hsin-jen (SPH), and “The Influence of Genetics, Calcium Intake and Their Interaction on Child Growth and Health During Puberty: A Twin Study in China” with Ji Li (SPH), a Human Nutrition seminar. W2008 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 25, 1 p.m.Epigenetic Mechanisms in Memory Formation,” a Neuroscience research seminar with David Sweatt, University of Alabama, Birmingham. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 25, 4 p.m. “Building Heterochromatin From the Ground Up,” a Biology special seminar with Aaron Johnson, Harvard Medical School. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Feb. 25, 4 p.m. “Novel Photonic Device Platform Based on Nanotechnology Plasmonics and Advanced Materials,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Anna Pyayt, Stanford University. 100 Shaffer. HW

Fri., Feb. 26, 11 a.m. “Hydrodynamic Flow Control by Whales and Dolphins for Biomimetic Applications,” a CEAFM seminar with Frank Fish, West Chester University. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Feb. 26, 1 p.m. “The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Microscopy Facility: 21 Years of Serving the Hopkins Community,” a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Michael Delannoy, SoM. West Lecture Room, BRB. EB

Mon., March 1, 10 a.m. “Sexual Behavior, Cervical Cancer Screening and Vaccine Uptake in HIV-Infected Adolescents and Young Adults,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Rosanna Setse. W2033 SPH. EB

Mon., March 1, 2:30 p.m. “Learning About the Cell by Breaking It,” a Center for Computational Genomics seminar with Chad Myers, University of Minnesota. 517 PCTB. EB

Mon., March 1, 4 p.m.Weighted Estimates for Multilinear Calderon-Zygmund Operators,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Qingying Xue, Beijing Normal University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 1, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“The Neural Basis of Timing and the Processing of Time-Varying Stimuli” with Dean Buonomano, UCLA. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Mon., Feb. 22, through Wed., Feb. 24. The School of Nursing presents a three-day celebration of diversity, featuring food vendors, exhibits, performances, panel discussions, movies. (See story, “School of Nursing celebrates diversity Feb. 22 to 24,” in this issue, for schedule.) Co-sponsored by the SoN Cultural Competency and Diversity Committee, SoN’s Returned Peace Corps Fellows, the Johns Hopkins Nursing Alumni Association and the JHU Nursing Students United for Advocacy and Action. Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Mon., Feb. 22, noon to 2 p.m. Commemoration Day, celebration of Johns Hopkins University’s founding. (See story, “Celebrate: It’s birthday time for The Johns Hopkins University,” in this issue.) Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Fri., Feb. 26, 11 a.m. Medical Student Research Day, a research showcase with keynote speaker William Nelson, SoM. Armstrong Medical Education Building. EB

Mon., March 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Biomedical Career Fair, sponsored by the JHMI Professional Development Office. Turner Concourse. EB


Mon., Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m. “Visual Search Goes Scenic” with Jeremy Wolfe, Harvard University, and “On the Relationship Between Consciousness and Attention” with Christof Koch; a mini-symposium on selective attention sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. The 2010 Foreign Affairs Symposium on “Re-Engaging the World: The New Global Community” with statesman Zbigniew Brzezinski. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. The 2010 Foreign Affairs Symposium presents a lively panel discussion on “Obama’s First Year,” with various speakers. 110 Maryland. HW


Fri., Feb. 26, and Sat., Feb. 27, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 28, 2 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies: The Concert Version. Final performances. $20 general admission, $5 student rush tickets. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW


Tues., Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m. “RefWorks,” a Research Services workshop. Registration is required; go to www.library.jhu.edu/researchhelp/workshops .html. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., Feb. 25, 12:15 p.m. “How to Operate a Career Fair,” sponsored by Career Services. W2015 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 25, 1 p.m. “Universal Design: How Accommodating Disabilities Improves Learning,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, designed for faculty and TAs (staff are also welcome to attend). Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Mon., March 1, 6 p.m. “Building Safe Schools,” an evening of discussion and interactive workshops on practical skills for building safe and healthy environments in public schools. To register, go to http://education.jhu.edu/events/buildingsafeschools. Education Building. HW