March 22, 2010

Calendar — March 22, 2010


Thurs., March 25, 3 p.m. “‘Butcher-like and Hatefull’: Domestic Medicine and Resistance to Surgery in Early-Modern England,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Seth Lejacq, SoM. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., March 25, 3 p.m. “Kepler and Habitability of Exoplanets,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard University. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., March 25, 3:45 p.m. “Accidentally True Constraints in Phonotactic Learning,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Bruce Hayes, UCLA. 134A Krieger. HW

Fri., March 26, 2 p.m. “2010 Cyber Threats and Trends,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Richard Howard, Verisign iDefense. Parsons Auditorium. APL


Sat., March 27, 7 p.m. The Peabody Spring Dance Showcase. $14 general admission, $7 for senior citizens and students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody


Tues., March 23, 4:30 p.m. “Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Sector Since the 2008 Financial Crisis: The Rising Role of China,” a SAIS Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies discussion with Hirokazu Saito, Mitsubishi Corporation. 806 Rome Building. SAIS

Tues., March 23, 5 p.m.Moving Beyond the ‘Losing Turkey’ Debate: Turkey’s Transatlantic Value in the Middle East,” a SAIS European Studies Program panel discussion with Natalie Tocci, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy; Kemal Kirisci, Bogazici University; and Joshua Walker, Princeton University. Co-sponsored by the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund. Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS

Wed., March 24, noon.Latin America Today,” a Program in Latin American Studies discussion with Franklin Knight, KSAS. Suite 100, Office of Multicultural Affairs, 3003 N. Charles St. HW

Wed., March 24, 12:30 p.m. “Addressing Corruption in Africa,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Nuhu Ribadu, Center for Global Development. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Thurs., March 25, 4:30 p.m. The Africana Studies Critical Thought Collective on the text Pedagogies of Crossing, Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics and the Sacred by Jacqui Alexander (the text is available at Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Thurs., March 25, 5:30 p.m. “The Importance of Being Virtual,” a Friends of the Libraries’ panel discussion on social media. Mason Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., March 26, 12:30 p.m. “Promoting Cooperation Between Local Governments and Civil Society Organizations,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Mirza Jahani, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation USA. Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS


Mon., March 22, 6:30 p.m. Screening of the films Azerbaijan: The Last Kankan, Battle for the Xingu and American Outrage. A Q&A session will follow the films. Part of the D.C. Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by the SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program. The Environmental Film Festival continues through March 28. For more information, go to Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS

Tournées Festival of Contemporary French CInema, a two-week film festival beginning Wed., March 24. (See story, “Tournées Festival of Contemporary French Cinema debuts at Homewood,” in this issue, for description of the films and a schedule.) HW


Tues., March 23, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the Master of Liberal Arts Program, a chance to learn about the program, submit an application and talk to associate program chair Melissa Hilbish. A reception follows. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP online to http://mla.jhu.ed/rsvp/index.html?ContentID=2061. Mason Hall Auditorium. HW


The Martin Lectures by Fabrice Planchon, Université Paris 13. Sponsored by Mathematics. HW

Mon., March 22, 4 p.m. “Nonlinear Waves on Domains: Part I.” 302 Krieger.

Wed., March 24, 4:30 p.m. “Nonlinear Waves on Domains: Part II.” 304 Krieger.

The 2009–2010 Templeton Research Lectures by Martin Nowak, Harvard University (except where noted). Sponsored by the Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project. HW

Mon., March 22, 4 p.m. “The Evolution of Cooperation.” Mason Hall Auditorium.

Tues., March 23, 4 p.m. “Evolutionary Dynamics.” Co-sponsored by Biomedical Engineering. 110 Clark.

Wed., March 24, 4:30 p.m. “Pre-Life.” Co-sponsored by Biology. 26 Mudd.

Thurs., March 25, 4 p.m. “Evolution and Structure,” by Corina Tarnita, Harvard University. Co-sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 304 Whitehead.

Fri., March 26, 3 p.m. “God and Evolution.” Co-sponsored by Campus Ministries. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.

Mon., March 22, 5:15 p.m. “Affect,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Carsten Strathausen, University of Missouri. 101A Dell House. HW

Mon., March 22, 6 p.m. “From Province to Capital: Arch Monuments in the Roman Empire,” a History of Art lecture by Kimberly Cassibry, University of California, Irvine. 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., March 24, 5:15 p.m. “Music, History and Invectives: Paradiso XV–XVII,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Giuseppe Mazzotta, Yale University. 101A Dell House. HW

Distinguished Lecture in Art of the Ancient Americas (three parts) by Richard Burger, Yale University. Sponsored by History of Art.

Thurs., March 25, 10:30 a.m. “The Other Side of the Looking Glass: An Alternative Vision of the Yale-Peru Dispute Over the Bingham Machu Picchu Collections.” 104 Maryland. HW

Thurs., March 25, 7 p.m. “Monumental Architecture and Sociocultural Organization in the Coastal Civilization of Peru: The Case of the Manchay Culture.” Parlor, Walters Art Museum.

Sat., March 27, 1 p.m. “Discovering the Manchay Culture: Adventures in the Study of Early Peruvian Civilization.” Graham Auditorium, Walters Art Museum.

Thurs., March 25, 4:15 p.m. The Tudor and Stuart Lecture—“The Zany Science” by Sianne Ngai, UCLA. Sponsored by English. 201C Dell House. HW

Thurs., March 25, 5:15 p.m. “Force of Law: Police Performance and Visual Arts in Latin America,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Fernando Rosenberg, Brandeis University. 101A Dell House. HW

Fri., March 26, 3 p.m. The Jan M. Minkowski Memorial Lecture in Quantum Electronics—“Nonlinear Optics on the Nanoscale: Toward Terabit Optical Processors” by Benjamin Eggleton, ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh-Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems. Sponsored by Electrical and Computer Engineering. Mason Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 29, 4 p.m. Dean’s Lecture III—“Patient-Physician Relationships and Solving the Health Disparities Conundrum” by Lisa Cooper, SoM. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., March 29, 5:15 p.m. “Magic and Tragedy: Balzac Seen by E.R. Curtius,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Thomas Pavel, University of Chicago. 101A Dell House. HW


Tues., March 23, 7 p.m. Homewood Arts Programs present the Peiyang Chorus from Tianjin University, China. $10 general admission; free for all JHU students with ID. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., March 24, 8 p.m. Victoria Chiang, viola, performs works by Brahms, Enesco, Bruch and Shostakovich. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., March 28, 7 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents a performance by violinist Patrick Hu, and pianist Hyun-Sun Seo, winners of the 2010 Hopkins Symphony Concerto Competition. (See story, “Winners of 2010 HSO Concerto Competition to perform Sunday,” in this issue.) $8 general admission, $6 for senior citizens, JHU affiliates and non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Wed., March 24, 1 p.m. Thomas Greco and Karl Spence will discuss and sign copies of their book Dining on the B&O: Recipes and Highlights From a Bygone Age. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW


Mon., March 22, noon. “NPY and Stress-Induced Obesity,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Zofia Zukowska, Georgetown University Medical Center. W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., March 22, 12:15 p.m. “Chromatin-mediated Control of Non-Coding RNA Transcription and DNA Replication,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Toshio Tsukiyama, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., March 22, 1:30 p.m. “Photoacoustic Tomography: Breaking Through the Optical Diffusion Limit,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Lihong V. Wang, Washington University in St. Louis. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoteleconferenced to 110 Clark. HW)

Mon., March 22, 2 p.m. Regulation of the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Long Terminal Repeat by C/EBP2 and IFN2-mediated Innate Immune Responses, in vitro and in vivo,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Shruthi Ravimohan, SoM. Darner Conference Room. EB

Mon., March 22, 3 p.m. “Structure of Some Toric Spaces,” a Topology seminar with Martin Bendersky, CUNY. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., March 23, 11 a.m. “Micromanagers of Metastasis,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Li Ma, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. W1020 SPH. EB

Tues., March 23, noon. “Curious Research—Asking Structural Engineering Questions in Construction Management,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Gunnar Lucko, Catholic University of America. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., March 23, 3 p.m. The 2010 M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Microbial Interactions With Emerging Chemical Contaminants and Nanoparticles” with Shaily Mahendra, UCLA. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames. HW

Wed., March 24, noon. “Geology of the Moon and Mercury,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with David Blewett, APL. 304 Olin. HW

Wed., March 24, noon. “Learning Regeneration Strategies From Nature,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Cheng-Ming Chuong, University of Southern California. Darner Site Visit Room (off Turner Concourse). EB

Wed., March 24, 12:15 p.m.In vivo Analysis of the Lipid Components of Primordial Germ Cell Migration,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology thesis defense seminar with Tim Mulligan. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Wed., March 24, 3 p.m. “Okounkov Bodies and Kahler Manifolds,” a Complex Geometry seminar with Yanir Rubinstein, Stanford University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Wed., March 24, 3 p.m. “Koszul Resolutions for Algebras of Power Operations,” a Topology seminar with Charles Rezk, UIUC. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Wed., March 24, 3 p.m. “Nanoindentation of Hydrated Tissues and Hydrogels,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Michelle Oyen, Cambridge University. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., March 24, 4 p.m. “Chemistry of Cancer Chemopreventive Dithiolethiones,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with James Fishbein, UMBC. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 25, 10:45 a.m. “Constructing Supramolecular Polymer Architectures and Networks for Medical and Energy Applications,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Honggang Cui, Northwestern University. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., March 25, noon. “What I Learned About Political Change at the Ford Foundation,” a Political Science seminar with Michael Lipsky, Georgetown University and Demos Institute. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., March 25, 1 p.m. “Plasticity in Hypothalamic Stress Circuitry,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Jaideep Bains, University of Calgary. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 25, 4 p.m. “Applying Game Theory, Tipping Models and Behavioral Economics to the Problems of Crime Control,” an Institute for Policy Studies Social Policy seminar with Mark Kleiman, UCLA. 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Fri., March 26, 1 p.m. “Anaplastology and Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Facial Defects,” a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Juan Garcia, SoM. 181 BRB. EB

Mon., March 29, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“How Actions Alter Sensory Processing: Active Sensation in the Vestibular System” with Kathleen Cullen, McGill University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 29, 4 p.m. “tRNA Diversity Is Required for Uniformity,” a Biophysics seminar with Olke Uhlenbeck, Northwestern University. 107 Jenkins. HW


Wed., March 24, 8 p.m. The 2010 Foreign Affairs Symposium presents historian Niall Ferguson, Harvard University. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW


Tues., March 23, noon, and Wed., March 24, 4:30 p.m. MSE Library Tour and Intro to Research, a chance to learn how to find everything in the MSE Library and an overview of getting started with research. Sponsored by Research Services. M-Level, Electronic Resource Center. HW

Thurs., March 25, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Google Applications—Now With Wave!” a Bits & Bytes workshop, designed for faculty and TAs. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW