March 29, 2010

Calendar — March 29, 2010


Tues., March 30, 4 p.m. “Drawing Together: Materials, Gestures, Lines,” an Anthropology colloquium with Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen. 400 Macaulay. HW

Wed., March 31, 4:15 p.m. “The History of Missed Opportunities: British Romanticism and the Emergence of the Everyday,” an ELH colloquium with William Galperin, Rutgers University. Sponsored by English. 201C Dell House. HW

Thurs., April 1, 3 p.m. “Copernicus and the Astrologers of Cracow and Bologna,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Robert Westman, University of California, San Diego. Room 102, 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Fri., April 2, 2 p.m. “Will North Korea Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons?” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Joel Wit, SAIS. Parsons Auditorium. APL


Thurs., April 1, 8 p.m. Ladybirds Dance Team spring performance. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., April 2, 8 p.m. Jaywalk and JOSH spring dance performance. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sat., April 3, 8 p.m. Modern Dance spring performance. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Mon., March 29, noon. “Socialist Insecurity: Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Mark Frazier, University of Oklahoma. Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS

Tues., March 30, 4:30 p.m. “Tax Reform, the Informal Economy and Bank Financing of Capital Formation,” a SAIS International Economics Program discussion with Andrew Feltenstein, National Science Foundation. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Tues., March 30, 5 p.m. “The United States and Europe in the Age of Obama,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Klaus Larres, University of Ulster. Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS

Wed., March 31, 12:30 p.m. “Solar Power: Policy Prospects and Challenges,” a SAIS Global Energy and Environmental Initiative discussion with Rob Gillette, CEO, FirstSolar. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Wed., March 31, 12:30 p.m. “Using Business Tools to Tackle Poverty,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Paul Tierney Jr., chairman, TechnoServe. 200 Rome Building. SAIS

Mon., April 5, noon. The SAIS Cultural Conversations Series presents “‘Netizens’ in Iran and the Greater Middle East: A Discussion on the Fate of Iranian Reporters,” a panel discussion with Azar Nafisi, SAIS; Nikahang Kowsar, cartoonist and syndicated New York Times editor; and Mona Eltahawy, syndicated columnist. Rescheduled from Feb. 9. Co-sponsored by Reporters Without Borders. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS


Tournées Festival of Contemporary French Cinema, continues through April 1. HW

Tues., March 30, 7:30 p.m. Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work (Frantz Fanon: Sa vie, son combat, son travail), directed by Cheik Djemai. 110 Maryland.

Wed., March 31, 7:30 p.m. The Beaches of Agnès (Les Plages d’Agnès), directed by Agnès Varda. 26 Mudd.

Thurs., April 1, 7:30 p.m. Lady Chatterley, director’s cut, directed by Pascale Ferran. 101 Remsen.


Mon., March 29, 8:30 a.m. “Gastrointestinal Mesenchymal Tumors Other Than GIST,” Pathology grand rounds with Markku Miettinen, AFIP. Hurd Hall. EB

Fri., April 2, 12:15 p.m.Update on Service-Oriented Architectures in Health Care,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Ken Rubin, EDS and DOD Health Care Portfolio. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Wed., March 31, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Online information session for the MS in Bioinformatics program. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP to
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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 30, 3 p.m. The Darcy Lecture—“Beyond the Black Box: Integrating Advanced Characterization of Microbial Processes With Subsurface Reactive Transport Models” by Tim Scheibe, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 234 Ames. HW

Wed., March 31, 7:30 a.m. Leaders & Legends Lecture—“Current Issues Facing the Global Economy” by William “Bill” Sullivan, president and CEO, Agilent Technologies. (See story, p. 3.) Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

The George Kempf Lectures by Dan Freed, University of Texas. Sponsored by Mathematics. 202 Maryland. HW

Wed., March 31, 4:30 p.m. “Dirac Operators and Differential K-Theory.”

Thurs., April 1, 4:30 p.m. “Loop Groups and Twisted K-Theory.”

Wed., March 31, 5:30 p.m. The Rostov Lecture on International Affairs—“The Court and Foreign Law” by Stephen Breyer, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS

Wed., March 31, 6:30 p.m. “Cultural Dermatology: An Anthropological View of Cutaneous Modifications in the Tropics,” the Tropical Medicine Dinner Club of Baltimore with dermatologist Scott Norton. Sponsored by Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Reservations required by March 29; e-mail Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club. HW

Thurs., April 1, 4 p.m. The 2010 David Robinson Lecture in Biomedical Engineering—“Eye Movements and the Problem of Spatial Accuracy” by Michael Goldberg, Columbia University. Sponsored by Biomedical Engineering. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 1, 4:30 p.m. “Madness and Migration in the New Millennium,” a Center for Africana Studies lecture by Kelly Josephs, CUNY, York College. Suite 100, 3003 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., April 1, 5:15 p.m. “On Medea’s Presence in Early Modern Literature,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Juliette Cherbuliez, University of Minnesota. 101A Dell House. HW

Fri., April 2, 4:30 p.m. WGS Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture—“Father Knows Best” by Leo Bersani, University of California, Berkeley. (See story, p. 8.) Sponsored by English and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. 162 Mattin Center. HW

Mon., April 5, 4 p.m. The 2010  Ernst Cloos Memorial Lecture—“A 3-D Journey Through the Patagonian Torres del Paine Magmatic Chamber and Its Contact Aureole” by Lukas Baumgartner, University of Lausanne. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., April 5, 5:15 p.m. “Filming Art, the Art of Filming,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by filmmaker/director Teri Wehn-Damisch. 101A Dell House. HW


Tues., March 30, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents a talk by Peabody’s Ray Sprenkle, noted composer, historian and lecturer. Reservations required; call 410-516-7164 or go to Mason Hall Auditorium. HW


Thurs., April 1, 5 p.m. Christopher Meyer, visiting professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will discuss his book Getting Our Way: 500 Years of Adventure and Intrigue, the Inside Story of British Diplomacy. Sponsored by the SAIS European Studies Program. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS


Mon., March 29, noon. The Randolph Bromery Seminar—“A Process of Inter-Ocean Exchange in Relation to the Ocean-Climate Meridional Overturning Circulation of the South Atlantic” with Sheekela Baker-Yeboah, MIT. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 304 Olin. HW

Mon., March 29, noon. “Designing Biological Systems,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Pamela Silver, Harvard Medical School. W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., March 29, 1:30 p.m. “How Blood Vessels Leave Home and Form New Networks,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Victoria Bautch, University of North Carolina, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, NC Cancer Hospital. 110 Clark. HW (Videoteleconferenced to 709 Traylor. 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

Tues., March 30, noon. “Adhesion Dependent Kaiso-Mediated Transcriptional Regulation of the MTA Family in Mammary Epithelial Cells,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Abigail Witt. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Tues., March 30, noon. “Enzyme-Inhibitor-Like Tuning of Ca2+ Channel Connectivity With Calmodulin,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with David Yue, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., March 30, noon. “Introduction to Construction Engineering and Management,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Edward Joffe, Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., March 30, 4:30 p.m. “Dynamic Finite-State Transducer Composition With Look-Ahead for Very-Large-Scale Speech Recognition,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Mike Riley, Google Research. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., March 30, 4:30 p.m. “Integer Ratios of Factorial and Some Related Problems,” an Algebraic Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Jonathan Bober, IAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Wed., March 31, noon. “Impact Cratering,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Olivier Barnouin, APL. 304 Olin. HW

Wed., March 31, 3 p.m. “Photodefined Nanostructured Polymer Composites: The Enabling Technology for Commercially Viable Holographic Data Storage,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with William Wilson, WSE. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., March 31, 4 p.m. “Bayesian Clustering With Regression,” a Biostatistics seminar with Peter Müller, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 1, noon. “Phosphoinositide Regulation of the Actin Cytoskeleton,” a Cell Biology seminar with Helen Yin, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 1, noon. “Role of Retinoic Acid and TLR Signals in Gut Dendritic Cell Differentiation,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Jorge Rodrigo Mora, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 1, 12:15 p.m. “What About Mom? Women and Families in the Inner City,” an Urban Health Institute seminar with Peg Ensminger, SPH. Part of the series “The Wire as a Lens Into Public Health in Urban America,”  co-sponsored by Health, Behavior and Society and Epidemiology. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., April 1, 1 p.m. “Synaptic Signaling of Retinoic Acid,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Lu Chen, University of California, Berkeley. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 1, 4 p.m. “Current Investigations at the Tel-Aviv University Biophotonics Laboratory,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Israel Gannot, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. 100 Shaffer. HW

Fri., April 2, 10:30 a.m. “The Role of Legal Institutions in Access to Credit and Loan Recovery: Analysis From Orissa, India,” a SAIS thesis defense seminar with Saurabh Garg. 736 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Mon., April 5, 12:15 p.m. “Green Jobs Can Be Safe Jobs,” a JHU Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health seminar with Christine Branche, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. W3008 SPH. EB


Brain Awareness Week, sponsored by Nu Rho Psi, the JHU undergraduate neuroscience honor society. HW

Mon., March 29, 6 to 8 p.m. “Sleep Deprivation 101,” a panel discussion with Linda Gorman, KSAS; Samer Hattar, KSAS; and Richard Allen, SoM. 101 Remsen.

Tues., March 30—

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awareness Day, an opportunity to learn about neurological issues. Levering Courtyard.

6 p.m. “NeuroAIDS,” a lecture by Roger Pomerantz, Merck & Co. 101 Remsen.

Wed., March 31, 4 to 7 p.m. Brain Museum, a close-up look at the brain using models. Great Hall, Levering.

Thurs., April 1, 6 to 8 p.m. “Music and the Mind,” a concert by the Hopkins Symphony and surgeon Anthony Cicoria who became a pianist after being struck by lightning (featured on the NOVA episode “Musical Minds”), Chenango Memorial Hospital and SUNY Upstate Medical School. SDS Room, Mattin Center.

Fri., April 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Brain Freeze,” snow cones and brain facts. Breezeway (between Ames and Krieger halls).

Sat., April 3, 7 p.m. Performance by the Center for Africana Studies artist-in-residence the American Studio Orchestra, directed by Larry Williams. (See story, p. 12.) Co-sponsored by External Affairs, KSAS. Baltimore Museum of Art.

Mon., April 5. Triennial Faculty Exhibition of works by Homewood Art Workshops faculty. The exhibition continues through Sun., May 2. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center. HW


Tues., March 30, 10:30 a.m., and Wed., March 31, 4:30 p.m. “RefWorks,” sponsored by Research Services. M-Level, Electronic Resource Center. HW

Wed., March 31, 12:15 p.m. “Acing an Interview,” a Career Services workshop. W2008 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 1, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Google SketchUp” a Bits & Bytes workshop, designed for faculty and TAs. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to www Garrett Room, MSE Library.