April 19, 2010

Calendar — April 19, 2010


Tues., April 20, 4 p.m. “Is Music an Object?” an Anthropology colloquium with postdoc fellow Michael Birenbaum Quintero. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., April 20, 4:15 p.m. “Dynamical Outcomes of Quenching: Reflections on a Conical Intersection,” a Chemistry colloquium with Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania. 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., April 22, 3 p.m. “The Physiology, Physiognomy and Politics of Smiling and Laughing in 18th-Century France,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Colin Jones, University of London. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., April 22, 3 p.m. “Exploring Other Worlds: NASA’s Exoplanet Program,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Jennifer Wiseman, GSFC. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., April 23, 2 p.m. “Leadership: Transforming Diversity Into Inclusion,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Deborah Elam, General Electric Co. Parsons Auditorium. APL


Mon., April 19, 12:30 p.m. “Religion, Identity and Global Governance,” a SAIS Global Theory and History Program discussion with Patrick James, University of Southern California. 806 Rome Building. SAIS

Mon., April 19, 5:30 p.m. “The First 15 Months of the Obama Administration,” a SAIS American Foreign Policy Program discussion with Robert Guest, The Economist, and moderator Michael Mandelbaum, SAIS. Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS

Tues., April 20, 12:15 p.m. “Civic Works: Turning Charm City Green,” a talk with John Ciekot of Civic Works, who will share information on the organization’s green programs in Baltimore City. Co-sponsored by SOURCE and the Environmental Health Sciences Student Organization (SPH). W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Tues., April 20, 5 p.m. “Iceland and the Impact of the Financial Crisis,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Geir Haarde, former prime minister of Iceland. Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS

Wed., April 21, noon. “Latin America Today,” a Program in Latin American Studies talk with Franklin Knight, KSAS. Suite 100, 3003 N. Charles St (Homewood Apartments). HW

Wed., April 21, 12:30 p.m. “In Defense of Competition: The Cost of Coalition in Africa,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Nic Cheeseman, University of Oxford. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Wed., April 21, 2 p.m. “Students and the Community,” a SOURCE poster session where individual students and student groups present their community involvement experiences. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Thurs., April 22, 12:30 p.m. “Implications of the Russian Anti-Corruption Campaign,” a SAIS International Law and Organizations Program discussion with Ethan Burger, Georgetown University Law Center, and Paul Goble, author of the “Window on Eurasia” blog. 736 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Mon., April 26, 4:30 p.m. “Firm Exports and Multinational Activity Under Credit Constraints,” a SAIS International Economics Program discussion with Kalina Manova, Stanford University. 714 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS


Tues., April 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Information session for the Master of Arts in Writing program. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP to http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index
.cfm?ContentID=2070. Mason Hall Auditorium. HW


Mon., April 19, 5:15 p.m. “The Metaphysics of the Self: Hegel’s Metaphysical Conception of Self-Consciousness,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Rolf-Peter Horstman, KSAS. 101A Dell House. HW

Tues., April 20, 4 p.m. The Eighth Barton Childs Lecture—“Impact of Genetics and Genomics on the Future of Medicine and Society: A Legacy of Barton Childs” by Arno Motulsky, University of Washington. Sponsored by the Human Genetics Graduate Program/Institute of Genetic Medicine. WBSB Lecture Hall. EB

Tues., April 20, 5 p.m. The Fourth Annual George G. Graham Lecture—“Nutrition and Linear Growth: Advancing the George Graham Legacy” by Ricardo Uauy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Sponsored by the Bloomberg School of Public Health. W1214 SPH. EB

Tues., April 20, 5:15 p.m. “Mañana en la batalla piensa en mi y el paradigma narrativo de Javier Marías,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Elide Pittarello, Università Ca’Foscari Venezia. 201C Dell House. HW

Wed., April 21, 5:30 p.m. The William Foxwell Albright Lecture 2010—“Persian Antiquities in Crisis: The Persepolis Fortification Archive Project at the University of Chicago” by Matthew Stolper, University of Chicago. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., April 22, 4 p.m. The 2010 Hinkley Lecture—“Power, Discourse and Critique: A Post-Marxist Perspective” by David Howarth, University of Essex. Sponsored by Political Science. Salon B, Charles Commons. HW

Thurs., April 22, 4 p.m. The 10th Daniel Nathans Lecture in Molecular Genetics—“Building a Synthetic Cell” by Hamilton Smith, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego. Sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Thurs., April 22, 4:15 p.m. Tudor and Stuart Lecture—“Democracy, a Tragic Regime” by Stathis Gourgouris, Columbia University. Sponsored by English. 201C Dell House. HW

Mon., April 26, 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. Co-sponsored by the Centre Louis Marin. 101A Dell House. HW


Thurs., April 22, and Fri., April 23, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. For information, call 410-234-4800. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., April 25, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Hagen Quartet playing works by Beethoven, Webern and Grieg. $33 general admission, $17 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Mon., April 19, 7 p.m. Career expert and business leader Joe Watson will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Where the Jobs Are. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

Tues., April 20, 6:30 p.m. Sullivan Elder Residency Reading by poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., April 21, 7 p.m. Bill Guttentag, Oscar-winning filmmaker, TV producer and Stanford professor, will discuss and sign copies of his debut novel, Boulevard. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

Sun., April 25, 4 p.m. Legendary underground comics author Kim Deitch will sign copies of his work. (See photo, this page.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW


Mon., April 19, 12:10 p.m. “Safe Kids Worldwide: A Vaccine for Childhood Injury,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Martin Eichelberger, founder, Safe Kids Worldwide. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W2033 SPH. EB

Mon., April 19, 12:15 p.m. “Integrating Actin Dynamics With Adhesion in Cell Migration,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Clare Waterman, NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., April 19, 12:15 p.m. “The Effect of Herd Immunity on the Power of a Vaccine Trial,” an Epidemiology seminar with Jay Herson, SPH. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., April 19, 4 p.m. “Budget for a Declining Nation,” a Social Policy seminar with Eugene Steuerle, the Urban Institute, Washington D.C. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies and the departments of Economics and of Health Policy and Management. 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., April 19, 4 p.m. “Finite Point Configurations in Euclidean Space,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Alex Iosevich, University of Missouri, Columbia. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 19, 4 p.m. “Lessons From Force Measurements: Hofmeister Effects, Osmolyte Exclusion and DNA Packaging,” a Biophysics seminar with Don Rao, NIH. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., April 20, noon. “Thermal Shock Resistance of an Aluminosilicate Ceramic,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Nima Rahbar, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., April 20, 12:15 p.m. “Regulation of Cell-Cell Contacts by Cadherin-Cytoskeletal Interactions,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Masatoshi Takeichi, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Tues., April 20, 4:30 p.m. “The Making of Gale,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Joseph Olive, DARPA. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., April 21, 10:45 a.m. “Molecular Markers and Cell Fate Decisions that Contribute to Malignancy and Chemotherapeutic Resistance,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Laurie Littlepage, University of California, San Francisco. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Wed., April 21, noon. “Exploring the Solar System With Meteorites,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Nancy Chabot, APL. 304 Olin. HW

Wed., April 21, noon. “What Made Us Human?” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Katherine Pollard, Gladstone Institutes and University of California. Mountcastle Auditorium. EB

Wed., April 21, 12:15 p.m. “Memory Strategy Use Among Older Adults: Results From ACTIVE,” a Mental Health seminar with Alden Gross, SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., April 21, 4 p.m. “Targeting the Dynamic HSP90 Complex in Cancer,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Len Neckers, NCI. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., April 21, 4:30 p.m. “Harmonic Functions on Compact Sets,” a Complex Geometry seminar with Tony Perkins, Syracuse University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Thurs., April 22, noon. “IL-17, Interferon-Gamma and microRNAs in Lymphocytes Are Regulated by Estrogen: Implications for Inflammation and Autoimmunity,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with S. Ansar Ahmed, Virginia Tech. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 22, noon. “Secondhand Smoke in Bars and Nightclubs in 25 Countries: Are We Protecting Workers?” a FAMRI Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins seminar with Ana Navis Acien, SPH. W4030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 22, 12:15 p.m. “Omar Puts a Face to African-American MSM,” a special seminar with Karin Tobin, SPH. Part of the series “The Wire as a Lens Into Public Health in Urban America,” co-sponsored by the Urban Health Institute, and the departments of Health, Behavior and Society and of Epidemiology. B14B Hampton House. EB

Fri., April 23, 11 a.m. “Wave Dissipation by Muddy Seafloors,” a CEAFM seminar with Steve Elgar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., April 23, 12:15 p.m. “Regulation of Genome Maintenance by NOPO/TRIP, an E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Required for Cell-Cycle Progression During Early Embryogenesis in Drosophila,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Julie Merkle, Vanderbilt University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., April 26, 10:30 a.m. “Evaluation of UN Population Forecasts and Effect of Urbanization on Forecast Accuracy,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Fengmin Zhao. E4611 SPH. EB

Mon., April 26, noon. “Gap-Junction Coupling and Insulin Secretion: Live-Cell Imaging in the Islet of Langerhans,” a Physiology faculty candidate seminar with Richard Benninger, Vanderbilt University. 203 Physiology. EB

Mon., April 26, 12:10 p.m. “Injury-Related Movement Disabilities,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Mitch Loeb, National Center for Health Statistics. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W2033 SPH. EB

Mon., April 26, 12:15 p.m. “TRP Channels: From Sensory Signaling to Neurodegenerative Disease,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Craig Montell, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., April 26, 1:30 p.m. “Nonlinear Optical Microscopy Approaches for Probing Ovarian Cancer,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Paul Campagnola, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Connecticut Health Center. 110 Clark. HW (Videoteleconferenced to 709 Traylor. EB)

Mon., April 26, 2:30 p.m. “The Genetic-Epigenetic Two-Hit Tag Team Knockout Punch in Prostate Cancer,” a Computational Genomics seminar with Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian, SoM. 517 PCTB. EB

Mon., April 26, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Restoring the Sixth Sense in 3D: Progress Toward a Bionic Vestibular Labyrinth” with Charley Della Santina, SoM. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 26, 4 p.m. “Base Opening and Structural Energetics in Nucleic Acids,” a Biophysics seminar with Irina Russu, Wesleyan University. 111 Mergenthaler. HW


Tues., April 20, 5:30 p.m. “A Suitcase Full of Pop-up Books,” book artist Paul Johnson will display and discuss his library of pop-up books. Reservations required; RSVP to libraryfriends@jhu.edu or 410-516-7943. North Wing, Evergreen Museum & Library.

Wed., April 21, 3 p.m. Celebration of the life of pediatrician and geneticist Barton Childs, with various speakers. Sponsored by Pediatrics and the Institute of Genetic Medicine. Hurd Hall. EB

Wed., April 21, 7 p.m. Annual tribute service in memory of pediatric patients who have died. Sponsored by Harriet Lane Compassionate Care and Hopkins Children’s. Open to the general public. Hurd Hall. EB

Fri., April 23 through Sun., April 25. Spring Fair 2010, featuring arts and crafts, music, food and games. (See story, p. 3.) HW

Fri., April 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “ ‘Speed Dating’ With a Twist,” Hopkins scientists and entrepreneurs find partners in a novel setting. 490 Rangos Bldg. EB

Fri., April 23, 6:30 p.m. Film and video game composer Byeong Woo Lee screens clips. Q&A follows. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Film and Media Studies program. 110 Hodson. HW

Sat., April 24, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Seventh Annual Physics Fair, featuring exhibits, competitions and demonstrations. The telescope on the roof of Bloomberg will also be open for visitors. Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy, coinciding with Spring Fair. Bloomberg Center. HW

Mon., April 26, 5:30 p.m. Legendary cartoonist Kim Deitch gives a slide talk. (See photo, p. 16.) Sponsored by the Homewood Art Workshops, as part of its 35th anniversary celebration. 101 Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center. HW


Tues., April 20, 12:45 to 6 p.m. “Advancement Through Collaboration,” a Psychiatry symposium with various speakers. Turner Auditorium. EB

Wed., April 21, 8 p.m. The 2010 Foreign Affairs Symposium—
“The War in Our Neighborhood: Narcoterrorism in Latin America,” a panel discussion with Francisco Gonzalez, SAIS; Elizabeth Harper, United States Institute of Peace; and John Walsh, Washington Office on Latin America. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Thurs., April 22, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Genetic Resources Core Symposium, highlighting the services of the Genetic Resources Core Facility, with a keynote address, “The Impact of Genome Sequencing on Cancer and Personalized Medicine” by David Bentley, Illumina Inc. For more information, go to http://grcf
.jhmi.edu. Turner Concourse. EB

Sat., April 24, 8 a.m. to noon. Health Care Leadership Symposium, with keynote speaker Carmela Coyle, president and CEO, Maryland Hospital Association; and talks by Chris Goeschel, SoM; Mark Higdon, KPMG; and Tracy LaValle, Maryland Hospital Assciation. Sponsored by Master of Health Administration program/ Health Policy and Management and the Office of External Affairs. $25 admission fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. Register at www.jhsph.edu/2010_mha_alumni_weekend_symposium. Wolfe Street Building. EB


Fri., April 23, and Sat., April 24, 8 p.m., and Sun., April 25, 7 p.m. JHUT presents Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. $15 general admission, $13 for senior citizens, JHU faculty, staff, retirees and alumni; $5 for students with ID. Merrick Barn. HW


Thurs., April 22, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Sharepoint,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, designed for faculty and TAs, but staff are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW