February 27, 2010

Calendar — March 1, 2010


Tues., March 2, 4:15 p.m. “The Old and the New in the Chemistry of Radical-Trapping Antioxidants,” a Chemistry colloquium with Derek Pratt, Queen’s University, Canada. 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., March 4, 3 p.m. “Mind-Body Medicine Before Freud: John G. Gehring, the ‘Wizard of the Androscoggin’,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Benjamin Harris, University of New Hampshire. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Library. EB

Thurs., March 4, 3 p.m.The Tiniest Galaxies,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Hans-Walter Rix, MPA Heidelberg. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., March 4, 4:15 p.m. “King Lear in the Time Before Merlin,” an ELH colloquium with Margreta de Grazia, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by English. 201C Dell House. HW

Fri., March 5, 2 p.m. “Undercover Operations in Counter Proliferation Investigations,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Ronald Marcell, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Parsons Auditorium. APL


Mon., March 1, noon. “Is U.S. Promotion of Religious Freedom Imperialistic?” a SAIS South Asia Studies Program panel discussion with Ishani Chowdhury, former director of public policy, Hindu American Foundation; Thomas Farr, Georgetown University; Liu Peng, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Emory University; moderator Joshua White, SAIS. A “Year of Religion” event, co-sponsored by the China Studies Program, the American Foreign Policy Program, SAIS Student Government Association, SAIS Amnesty Club, SAIS Careers in Development Club and the Institute for Global Engagement. Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS

Wed., March 3, noon. “The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Eastern Europe,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Erhard Busek, Southeast European Cooperative Initiative; Krzysztof Bledowski, Manufacturers Alliance; Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics; and moderator Michael Haltzel, SAIS. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Thurs., March 4, 12:30 p.m. “Financial Crisis in Central and Eastern Europe: The Case of Parex Bank, a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Nils Melngailis, chairman, Parex Bank Management Board. 736 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS


Thurs., March 4, 7:30 p.m. Screening of the documentary on drug conflict in Rio de Janeiro Dancing with the Devil, and discussion with the filmmaker, Jon Blair; respondents Patrick Wright, MICA; Jennifer Culbert, KSAS; and moderator Bernadette Wegenstein, KSAS. Co-sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures, the Program in Latin American Studies, the Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project, Anthropology, Political Science, the Center for Africana Studies and the Program in Film and Media Studies. Falvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 West Mount Royal Ave.


Thurs., March 4, 2 p.m. Information session on European Union funding opportunities for U.S. researchers, with Laurent Bochereau, head of the Science, Technology and Education section of the European Commission Delegation to Washington. Sponsored by the Centers for Alternatives to Animal Testing. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., March 8, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the JHU Master of Arts in Writing Program. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP to http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=2066. LL7 Washington DC Center.


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

The 2010 Lecture Series in Archaeology and Assyriology, sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 202A Dell House. HW

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.

Wed., March 3, 5:30 p.m. “Deconstructing the Tell: Settlement History in the Northern Fertile Crescent” by Jesse Casana, University of Arkansas.

Fri., March 5, 5:30 p.m.“Inside the Empire of Yamhad: The Political Economy of Old Babylonian Alalakh” by Jacob Lauinger, University of Cambridge.

Mon., March 8, 5:30 p.m.“The Craftsmen of the Neo-Babylonian Period: Putting Craft Production Into Context” by Elizabeth Payne, Yale University.

Tues., March 2, 6:30 p.m. The Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Lecture by renowned poet Paul Muldoon. (Rescheduled from Feb. 9.) 26 Mudd. HW

Wed., March 3, 4 p.m. The Dean’s Lecture—“Tobacco, Biomedical and Public Health Sciences: A Journey From Cells to Society” by David Abrams, SPH. Sponsored by the School of Public Health. W1214 SPH. EB

Wed., March 3, 6:30 p.m. Tropical Medicine Dinner Club of Baltimore dinner and lectures—“Reduction in Bacterial Infections Incidence in Children With Malaria in Blantyre, Malawi” by Cassidy Claassen, Yale-New Haven Hospital; and “Anopheline Foraging Behavior in an Area With Recent ITN Introduction in Southern Zambia” by Christen Fornadel, SPH. There is a charge for dinner. Sponsored by Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club. HW

Thurs., March 4, 2 p.m. “Home and Homeland: An Homage to Isaiah Berlin,” an Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project lecture by Avishai Margalit, Princeton University. Sponsored by Humanities. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Mon., March 8, 4 p.m. The James S. Schouler Lecture Series—“Tongues of Fire: Some Slave Creole Languages in the Early Modern World” by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by History. Mason Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 8, 5 p.m. “Yiddish as a Double Agent in Israeli Literature,” a Jewish Studies Program lecture by Shachar Pinsker, University of Michigan. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel). HW

Mon., March 8, 5:15 p.m. “When Old Stories Are Given New Life: Cinematic Adaptation and the Renewal of Culture,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Millicent Marcus, Yale University. 101A Dell House. HW

Mon., March 8, 5:30 p.m. 2010 Lecture Series in Archaeology and Assyriology—“The Craftsmen of the Neo-Babylonian Period: Putting Craft Production Into Context” by Elizabeth Payne, Yale University. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 202A Dell House. HW


Tues., March 2, 7:30 p.m. “A Schubertiade!” with the Peabody Singers. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Wed., March 3, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Chamber Winds perform works by Poulenc, Tommasini and Bird. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Thurs., March 4, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble performs jazz. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Fri., March 5, 5:45 p.m. Peabody at Homewood Concert Series presents violinist Christopher Kovalchick. $15 general admission, $12 for museum members; $8 for full-time students with ID. Homewood Museum. HW

Fri., March 5, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., March 6, 3 p.m. Music at Evergreen presents the string quartet Brooklyn Rider. (See story, “Brooklyn Rider quartet at Evergreen Museum,” in this issue.) $20 general admission, $15 for museum members and $10 for students. Admission includes museum admission, concert and reception. Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sun., March 7, 3 p.m. Preparatory Faculty Recital. Griswold Hall. Peabody


Fri., March 5, 7 p.m. Public radio station WYPR’s Sheilah Kast and her husband, former U.S. ambassador to Romania Jim Rosapepe, will discuss and sign copies of their book, Dracula Is Dead: How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended It and Emerged Since 1989 as the New Italy. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW


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, noon. “Antenatal Expectations and Decision Making Among Poor, Urban Primiparous Women,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Sarah Millet. 744 Hampton House. EB

Mon., March 1, noon. “Regulation of Oxygen Homeostasis by Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Gregg Semenza, SoM. W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., March 1, 1:30 p.m. “Artificial Magnetic Cilia Fabricated From the Self-Assembly of Co-Nanoparticles,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Jason Benkoski, APL. 110 Clark. HW

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, 3:30 p.m. “Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Older Adults,” a Seminar on Aging with Ann O’Hare, University of Washington. Sponsored by the Center on Aging and Health, the Older Americans Independence Center and the Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging Training Program. Room 2-1002, 2024 Bldg. 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., March 1, 4 p.m. “Modeling Modernity: The Brief and Rather Strange Story of Kwame Nkrumah, an Ace Nazi Pilot and the Spectacle of Motorless Flight,” a History seminar with Jean Allman, Washington University. Clipper Room, Shriver Hall. HW

Mon., March 1, 5:15 p.m., and Fri., March 5, 3 p.m. “Aristotle’s Poetics and Early Modern Thinking About Poetry and Poetic Genres,” concluding parts of a German and Romance Languages and Literatures seminar series with Daniel Javitch, NYU. Co-sponsored by the Centre Louis Marin and the Charles S. Singleton Center for Premodern Studies. 101A Dell House. HW

Tues., March 2, 9:30 a.m. “New Detection and Viral Load Changes of HPV in Zimbabwean Women Who Acquire HIV,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Rebecca Nowak. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., March 2, 10:45 a.m. “Avoiding Aneuploidy: How Chromosomes Help Ensure Their Faithful Segregation During Cell Division,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Thomas Maresca, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. W1020 SPH. EB

Tues., March 2, noon. “Chasing the Golden Fleece: Exploring the Roles of CSR-1 and the Argonautes in Chromatin Modulation, Genome Surveillance and RNAi in C. elegans,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Julie Claycomb, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., March 2, noon. “Stability and Maneuverability at the Expense of Energy,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Noah Cowan, WSE. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., March 2, 12:10 p.m. “Reducing Intimate Partner Perpetration,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy seminar with Allison Jones, Drexel University School of Public Health. Sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence. 250 Hampton House. EB

Tues., March 2, 2 p.m. “Intake of Iron Through Groundwater and Iron Status of Women in Rural Bangladesh,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Rebecca Merrill. E9519 SPH. EB

Tues., March 2, 2 p.m. “Novel Computational Biology Ap-proaches to Study Rare Sequence Variants and Copy Number Variants in Human Disease,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Kai Wang, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Darner Conference Room. EB

Tues., March 2, 3 p.m. “The Donnan Membrane Principle: From Physical Chemistry to Sustainable Environmental Processes,” a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Arup Sengupta, Lehigh University. 234 Ames. HW

Tues., March 2, 4 p.m. “Construction of a Wormtheater for Understanding C. elegans,” a Biology special seminar with Guangshuo Ou, University of California, San Francisco and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Tues., March 2, 4:30 p.m. “Class Invariants in Genus 2,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Eyal Goren, McGill University. 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., March 2, 4:30 p.m. “Social Technology,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Marti Hearst, University of California, Berkeley. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., March 3, 8:30 a.m. “Mixed-Treatment Meta-Analysis for Promoting Comparative Effectiveness Research,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Christopher Schmid, Tufts University School of Medicine. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., March 3, 12:15 p.m. “Sleep Disruption and Pain in Osteoarthritis,” a Mental Health seminar with Michael Smith, SoM. B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., March 3, 1:30 p.m. “Molecular Gymnastics: The Dynamic Binding Orientations of HIV Reverse Transcriptase,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Elio Abbondanzieri, Harvard University. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., March 3, 4 p.m. “Accurate Approximation for Inference on Vector Parameters,” a Biostatistics seminar with Nancy Reid, University of Toronto. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., March 3, 4:30 p.m. “Convergence of Bergman Geodesics on Abelian Varieties,” a Complex Geometry seminar with Renjie Feng, Northwestern University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Thurs., March 4, noon. “The Role of Wnt Signaling in Kidney Tubule Formation and Morphogenesis,” a Cell Biology seminar with Thomas Carroll, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., March 4, noon. “Joe Camel in a Bottle: Shaping Litigation Against Alcohol Companies for Targeting Youth,” a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Jim Mosher, the CDM Group. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., March 4, noon. Brachyspira pilosicoli in Polymicrobial Colonic Infection: A Tale of Multiple Host Adaptation to Intracellular Survival,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Gerald Duhamel, Cornell University. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 4, 12:15 p.m. “Nutritional Biochemistry of Copper, Emphasizing Gestation and Lactation,” a Human Nutrition seminar with Maria Linder, California State University, Fullerton. W2008 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 4, 1 p.m. “Systems Biology From Chemical Combination,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Joseph Lehar, Boston University and Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 4, 4 p.m. “Genome Dynamics During a 20-Year Evolution Experiment With E. coli,” a Biology special seminar with Jeffrey Barrick, Michigan State University. 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., March 5, 10:30 a.m. “Camel Antibodies and Nanobodies as a Versatile Tool for Biomedical Research,” a Physiology special seminar with Serge Muyldermans, Vrijie Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. 203 Physiology. EB

Fri., March 5, 11 a.m. “Foundational Research in Turbulent Hypersonic Wall-Bounded Flows: Validation and Interpretation of Numerical Data,” a CEAFM seminar with Pino Martin, University of Maryland, College Park. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., March 5, 1 p.m. “Can Memory CD8 T Cells Protect Macaques Against 2009 H1N1 Influenza Viruses?” a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Thomas Friedrich, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 181 BRB. EB

Mon., March 8, noon. Does Science Have a Place in Environmental Policy? Tales From the Interface of Science and Decisions,” an Institute for Policy Studies brown bag seminar with Thomas Burke, SPH. 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., March 8, 12:15 p.m. “Molecular Regulation of Muscle Stem Cell Function,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Michael Rudnicki, University of Ottawa. [EVENT POSTPONED] Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

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


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

Tues., March 2, 3 p.m. SOURCE Birthday Party, with cake, games, prizes and speakers. Partygoers are encouraged to bring school supplies to donate and written examples of their community involvement experiences. E2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 4, 11 a.m. Housing Fair, an opportunity to meet area landlords and other vendors associated with renting in the Baltimore area. Sponsored by Housing and Dining Services. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Thurs., March 4, noon to 6:30 p.m. “Global Health Day: The Student Experience,” featuring the work of students who have spent time abroad over the past year conducting field work in a developing country. A committee of five faculty members will judge a poster session and award prizes. The opening ceremony, with President Ron Daniels and Deans Michael Klag and Martha Hill, will take place at noon in E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall); the poster session will take place from 1:15 to 5 p.m. in E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall); the awards reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. in E2030 SPH. EB

Fri., March 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Public Health Career Fair 2010, an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors to discuss employment opportunities. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall) and Gallery. EB

Sat., March 6, 8 a.m. “Tri to Help,” an indoor triathlon fundraiser to benefit the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Epilepsy Center, sponsored by Neurology and Neurosurgery. $40 admission. To register and for more information on locations, go to www.tritohelp.org/ eventdetailsmd.html.

Sun., March 7, 1 to 3 p.m. Reception for an exhibition of works by self-taught artists who are members of Bayview’s Creative Alternatives program. (See “In Brief,” in this issue.) Exhibit continues through March 19. SDS Room, Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center. 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

Bits & Bytes workshops, 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

Tues., March 2, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Facebook.”

Thurs., March 4, 1 p.m. “An Introduction to Google Sites.”

Workshops on how to use the resources of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library for research. Sponsored by Research Services. Registration required; go to www.library .jhu.edu/researchhelp/workshops.html. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library. HW

Tues., March 2, 4:30 p.m. “Introduction to Research in the Humanities.”

Wed., March 3, 4:30 p.m. “Introduction to Research in the Social Sciences.”

Thurs., March 4, 4:30 p.m. “Introduction to Research in the Sciences and Engineering.”

Fri., March 5, 4 p.m. “Modern Japan Library Session.”

Fri., March 5, 3 to 7 p.m. Summer Fellows Workshop, sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW