April 5, 2010
Calendar — April 5, 2010
Tues., April 6, 3 p.m. “Pharmaceutical Innovation, Patient Experience and the Politics of AIDS,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Jason Szabo, McGill University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB
Tues., April 6, 4 p.m. “Inhabiting the Temporary: The Experience of Squatters in Buenos Aires,” an Anthropology colloquium with graduate student Valeria Procupez. 400 Macaulay. HW
Tues., April 6, 4:15 p.m. “Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies of New Metal-Ligand Bifunctional Hydrogenation Catalysts,” a Chemistry colloquium with Bahram Moasser, Georgetown University. 233 Remsen. HW
Wed., April 7, 4:30 p.m. “Thermodynamics-Based Drug Design: A Faster Road to Success,” a Biology colloquium with Ernesto Freire, KSAS. 100 Mudd. HW
Thurs., April 8, 3:45 p.m. “Perceptual Learning of Co-Articulation in Speech,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Cynthia Connine, Binghamton University. 134A Krieger. HW
Tues., April 6, and Wed., April 7, 9 to 11 a.m. “Short-Term Stresses, Long-Term Change,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program two-day conference with various speakers. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Registration after March 1 costs $300. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
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 member of the New York Times Syndicate; and Mona Eltahawy, syndicated columnist. Rescheduled from Feb. 9. Co-sponsored by Reporters Without Borders. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS
Mon., April 5, 12:15 p.m. “Childhood Obesity in Baltimore: Problems and Solutions,” a SOURCE discussion with the Hopkins community. Co-sponsored by the JHSPH Student Assembly Community Affairs Committee and the Child Health Society. W2030 SPH. EB
Wed., April 7, 12:30 p.m. “Does Democracy Have a Future in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with visiting scholar Mvemba Dizolele. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS
Wed., April 7, 12:45 p.m. “Reviewing the Lula Administration and the Brazilian Workers Party: 2003-Present,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Stanley Gacek, AFL-CIO. 517 Nitze Building. SAIS
Wed., April 7, 3 p.m. “Community Engagement and Public Health,” a “Coffee and Conversations” discussion for the Hopkins community. Sponsored by SOURCE. W2017 SPH. EB
Program in Latin American Studies presents a film series Weaving Lives: Documenting Inequalities in the Global World. (See story) Co-sponsored by International Studies, the Center for Africana Studies and the Program in Film and Media Studies. HW
• Thurs., April 8, 5 p.m. Keynote address by sociologist Saskia Sassen, Columbia University and London School of Economics. 111 Mergenthaler.
• Fri., April 9, 1 p.m. The Globalization Tapes, directed and written by the Independent Plantation Workers’ Union of Sumatra. 111 Mergenthaler.
• Fri., April 9, 4 p.m. Morristown: In the Air and Sun, directed by Anne Lewis. Muller Building Auditorium.
• Fri., April 9, 7 p.m. Sand and Sorrow, directed by Paul Freedman. Muller Building Auditorium.
• Sat., April 10, 9:30 a.m. Black Water, directed by Allen Moore. Muller Building Auditorium.
• Sat., April 10, 10:30 a.m. Violence Next Door: Growing Up in the Favela and the Hood, directed by Mari Gardner. Muller Building Auditorium.
• Sat., April 10, 1 p.m. “Documentaries and Social Change,” a panel discussion with the featured film directors. Café Azafran Conference Room, Muller Building.
Fri., April 9, 12:15 p.m. “Meaningful Use: Implications for Johns Hopkins, the Region and the Nation,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Steven Mandell, JHH. Room 140, SoN. EB
Tues., April 6, 7 to 9 p.m. Online session for the Geographic Information Systems certificate program. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP to http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=2087. Information necessary to participate in the online sessions will be provided after RSVP.
Mon., April 12, 7 to 9 p.m. Online information session for the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy program. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP to http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=2089. Information necessary to participate in the online sessions will be provided after RSVP.
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
Mon., April 5, 5:30 p.m. “Tradition and Innovation in Imperial and Late Antique Rome,” a History of Art lecture by Pier Luigi Tucci, Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. 205 Krieger. HW
WGS Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture by Leo Bersani, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by English and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. 162 Mattin Center. HW
• Tues., April 6, 4:30 p.m. “Ardent Masturbation.”
• Fri., April 9, 4:30 p.m. “Illegitimacy.”
Wed., April 7, 4 p.m. The Charles E. Dohme Memorial Lecture—“Exploring the Chemistry of Biotic Interactions” by Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University. Sponsored by Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences. WBSB Auditorium. EB
Wed., April 7, 5:30 p.m. The Ginder Lecture—“Fighting Poverty With Entrepreneurial Capitalism: A New Strategy” by Rob Mosbacher Jr., former president and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corp. (See story, p. 8.) Sponsored by the Carey Business School. Mason Hall Auditorium. HW
Thurs., April 8, 10:45 a.m. The Schwartz Lecture by Ralph Nuzzo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 110 Maryland. HW
Thurs., April 8, 2 p.m. “Yiddish in Israel: Between Sub-Culture and an Agent of National Hegemony, 1948–1967,” a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program lecture by Rachel Rojanski, Haifa University. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel). HW
Thurs., April 8, 5:15 p.m. “Translation in the Academy,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Catherine Porter, president, Modern Language Association. Co-sponsored by English. 201C Dell House. HW
Mon., April 12, 5:15 p.m. “Theories of the Human in Buffon’s Histoire naturelle: Degeneration, Dynamism and Racial Reversibility,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Andrew Curran, Wesleyan University. [CANCELED]
Sat., April 10, 8 p.m. The Peabody Orchestra performs music by Beethoven, Ravel and Brahms, with guest conductor Leon Fleisher. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody
Sun., April 11, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Piatigorsky Memorial Concert featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan. $33 general admission, $17 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW
Tues., April 6, 5 p.m. Christopher Chivvis of the RAND Corporation and SAIS, will discuss his book The Monetary Conservative: Jacques Rueff and 20th-Century Free Market Thought. Sponsored by the SAIS European Studies Program. Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS
Thurs., April 8, 7 p.m. Jack Bowen will discuss and sign copies of his new book, If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW
Mon., April 5, 12:10 p.m. “Global Case Studies: South Africa and Malaysia,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Hadley Herbert, SPH, and Nahn Tran, SPH. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W2033 SPH. EB
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
Mon., April 5, 12:15 p.m. “Lipid Transport: A Moving Target for Disease Intervention,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Stephen Sturley, Columbia University Medical Center. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW
Mon., April 5, 1:30 p.m. “Geometry and Mechanics of Spindle Assembly,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Alex Mogilner, UC Davis. 110 Clark. HW (Videoteleconferenced to 709 Traylor. EB)
Mon., April 5, 4 p.m. “Boundary Values (of Plurisubharmonic Functions),” a Complex Geometry/Analysis/PDE joint seminar with Eugene Poletsky, Syracuse University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW
Mon., April 5, 4:30 p.m. “Topological Modular Forms, Group Cohomology and Duality,” a Topology seminar with Vesna Stojanoska, Northwestern University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW
Tues., April 6, noon. “Accelerated Bridge Construction: The Replacement of Maryland Route 362 Over Monie Creek,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Joseph Navarra, Maryland State Highway Administration. B17 CSEB. HW
Tues., April 6, noon. “Proteomic Investigations of Cysteine Modifications in Heart Disease,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Jennifer Van Eyk, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB
Tues., April 6, noon. “Kinetics of Mineral Growth in Metamorphic Environments,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences special seminar with Lukas Baumgartner, University of Lausanne. 305 Olin. HW
Tues., April 6, 1:15 p.m. “Changes in Genome Structure by Homologous Recombination,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology thesis defense seminar with Margaret Hoang. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW
Tues., April 6, 4:30 p.m. “Algebraic Groups Over the Field With One Element,” an Algebraic Complex Geometry and Number Theory seminar with Oliver Lorscheid, University of Wuppertal. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW
Wed., April 7, 8:30 a.m. “The Trials of Health Informatics Trials,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with M. Chris Gibbons, SPH. W2030 SPH. EB
Wed., April 7, noon. “Fighting for Fairness: Report From the 2010 Session and Next Steps in Maryland’s LGBT Equality Movement,” an Institute for Policy Studies brown bag seminar with Morgan Meneses-Sheets, executive director, Equality Maryland. 526 Wyman Park Building. HW
Wed., April 7, noon. “Planetary Interiors and Tides,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with James Roberts, KSAS. 304 Olin. HW
Wed., April 7, noon. “Llamas, Weavings and Organic Chocolate: A Multicultural Grassroots Development in the Andes and Amazon of Bolivia,” a Program in Latin American Studies seminar with Kevin Healy, Inter American Foundation. 234 Ames. HW
Wed., April 7, noon. “Adipocyte-Derived Factors: Impact on Metabolism and Cancer,” a Physiology seminar with Philip Scherer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 203 Physiology. EB
Wed., April 7, 2 p.m. “Mutation as a Stress Response and the Regulation of Evolvability,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Susan Rosenberg, Baylor College of Medicine. Tilghman Auditorium. EB
Wed., April 7, 3 p.m. “Cross-linking Perturbations on Lipid Bilayers and Their Implications in Cell Membrane Function,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Susan Gillmor, George Washington University. 110 Maryland. HW
Thurs., April 8, noon. “SREBP Controls Adaptation to Hypoxia in Fungi,” a Cell Biology seminar with Peter Espenshade, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB
Thurs., April 8, noon. “Vascular Dysfunction and Acute Hypoxia Impair Double-Strand Break Repair in Tumor Stem Cells,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Richard Kolesnick, Sloan-Kettering Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College. W1020 SPH. EB
Thurs., April 8, noon. “The Effect of Microcredit Participation on Household Well-Being in Rural Bangladesh,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Nirali Shah. W2030 SPH. EB
Thurs., April 8, 12:15 p.m. “Shardene’s Dance: Stripping/Working on the Block,” an Urban Health Institute seminar with Susan Sherman, SPH, and Chris Serio-Chapman, Baltimore City Health Department. 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 8, 1 p.m. “The Roles of Non-Cholinergic Basal Forebrain Neurons in Top-Down Attention,” a Neuroscience seminar with Shih-Chieh Lin, NIA/NIH. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB
Thurs., April 8, 1 p.m. “Making Decisions About Genetic Testing: Understanding the Process in Prenatal and Cancer Genetic Counseling Contexts,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Meredith Weaver. 744 Hampton House. EB
Thurs., April 8, 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
Thurs., April 8, 4:30 p.m. “The Militarization of U.S. Policy Toward Africa,” a Center for Africana Studies seminar with Daniel Volman, director, African Security Research Project and board member of the U.S. Association of Concerned Africa Scholars. Suite 100, 3003 North Charles St. HW
Fri., April 9, 11 a.m. “Experimental Study of Pressure Gradient Turbulent Flows Over Transverse Ribs,” a CEAFM seminar with Mark Tachie, University of Manitoba. 110 Maryland. HW
Mon., April 12, 12:10 p.m. “Road Safety in Latin America,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Eugenia Rodrigues, Pan American Health Organization. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W2033 SPH. EB
Mon., April 12, 12:15 p.m. “From Hematopoietic Stem Cell to Erythroblast: Regulation of Red Cell Production at Multiple Levels,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Harvey Lodish, Whitehead Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW
Mon., April 12, 12:15 p.m. “Food Companies’ Stepped-Up Responses to Global Nutrition Needs,” a Center for Human Nutrition special seminar with Derek Yach, PepsiCo Global R&D. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB
Mon., April 12, 2:30 p.m. “Learning About the Cell by Breaking It,” a Computational Genomics seminar with Chad Myers, University of Minnesota. 517 PCTB. EB
Mon., April 12, 4 p.m. “Determining the Mechanisms of RNA Phosphoryl Transfer Reactions Using Kinetic Isotope Effects,” a Biophysics seminar with Michael Harris, Case Western Reserve University. 111 Mergenthaler. HW
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing celebrates National Public Health Week. Anne M. Pinkard Building. EB
• Mon., April 5, 12:30 p.m. “Public Health Nursing Careers in the U.S. Public Health Service Corps,” with Capt. Lynn Slepski, U.S. Public Health Service. Carpenter Room.
• Tues., April 6, 12:30 p.m. “Health Communities,” with Brian Gibbs, SoM. Room 9.
• Wed., April 7, 12:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. “Nursing in a Public Health Disaster: The Role of Nurses in Haiti, Post-Earthquake,” with nurses who served in the SoN response to the Haiti disaster. Room 10.
• Thurs., April 8, 1 p.m. “Healthy Howard: One Community at a Time,” with Glen Schneider, Howard County Health Department. Room 215.
Tues., April 6, 4 p.m. The Patrick Henry Lecture— “Partisanship and Independence” by Nancy Rosenblum, Harvard University. (See “In Brief” ) Sponsored by Political Science. Homewood Museum. HW
Thurs., April 8, noon. Twelfth Annual Pathology Young Investigators Day, featuring an address by Stephen Ginsberg, Nathan S. Kline Institute and New York University Langone Medical Center, and poster presentations by residents, fellows and students working with Pathology faculty. Turner Concourse and Tilghman Auditorium. EB
Fri., April 9, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for the Homewood Art Workshops Faculty Exhibition of drawings, paintings, photographs, cartoons, sculpture, digital imagery, prints and mixed media. (See story) Exhibit continues through May 2. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center. HW
Sun., April 11, 1 p.m. Memorial service to celebrate the life of M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman, with tributes from President Ronald M. Daniels, Dean Nicholas Jones, DOGEE Chair Edward Bouwer and other Wolman colleagues, former students and friends. (See “In Brief”) Tent outside Homewood Museum. HW
Sun., April 11, 5 p.m. The Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading—poet Mark Doty reads from his work. (See story) Sponsored by the Center for Talented Youth. Meyerhoff Auditorium, BMA.
Mon., April 12, 1 to 3 p.m. “The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project,” a multimedia presentation by University of Washington historian Trevor Griffey on Seattle civil rights and labor history, construction of digital humanities projects and building university/community partnerships. Co-sponsored by History, the Center for Africana Studies and the Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW
Mon., April 12, 4:30 p.m. “Haiti: Perspectives on the Response,” a Center for Refugee and Disaster Response panel discussion with Dean Michael Klag, SPH; Robert Ferris, U.S. Agency for International Development; Thomas Kirsch, Catholic Relief Services; William Canny, Catholic Relief Services; David Brown, Washington Post medical writer; and Jean Ford, SPH. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB
Mon., April 12, 4:30 p.m. The Provost’s Lecture Series presents Nobel Prize winner Carol Greider. (See story) Hodson Hall. HW
Tues., April 6, 3:30 to 5 p.m. “The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease,” an Urban Health Institute symposium featuring Jonathan Metzl, University of Michigan, author of the book The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease, and a panel discussion with Deborah Gross, SoN, and Ralph Moore Jr., St. Francis Academy Community Center. RSVP at www.jhsph.edu/urbanhealth/our_work/symposia/metzl.html. Co-sponsored by SoN and the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Mental Health. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB
Tues., April 6, 8 p.m. The 2010 Foreign Affairs Symposium presents First Sergeant (ret.) Matthew Eversmann, a modern American war hero. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW
Wed., April 7, 4:30 p.m. “LexisNexis Statistical Datasets,” a Research Services workshop. M-Level, Electronic Resource Center, Milton S. Eisenhower Library. HW
Wed., April 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Etiquette dinner and seminar, sponsored by Career Services. Registration is required; cost is $40 per person. E2030 SPH. EB
Thurs., April 8, 1 p.m. “Communicate With Adobe Connect” a Bits & Bytes workshop, designed for faculty and TAs. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW