April 26, 2010

Calendar – April 26, 2010


Tues., April 27, and Wed., April 28, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For more information, go to www.membersforlife
sponsorcode=1008, or call 443-997-6060. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW


Tues., April 27, 4 p.m. “Alien Ocean: Life at Sea,” an Anthropology colloquium with Stefan Helmreich, MIT. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., April 27, 4:15 p.m. “Understanding and Modeling Noncovalent Interactions,” a Chemistry colloquium with C. David Sherrill, Georgia Institute of Technology. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., April 28, 4 p.m. “Making Sense of Others’ Actions: Psychological Reasoning in Infancy,” a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Renée Baillargeon, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 234 Ames.  HW

Thurs., April 29, 3 p.m. “Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income and Wealth,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Victor Yakovenko, University of Maryland, College Park. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., April 29, 4:30 p.m. “Mexico’s Border Regions and National History in the 19th Century,” a Program in Latin American Studies colloquium with Martin Gonzalez de la Vara, Colegio de Michoacan, Mexico. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Mon., May 3, 3 p.m. “Science, Nonfiction and Religion,” an Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project colloquium with Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker. 701D Dell House.  HW


Fri., April 30, 8 p.m. JHU Ballet and Eclectics perform their spring dance concert. Shriver Hall.  HW

Sat., May 1, 8 p.m. Egyptian Sun Belly Dance spring concert. Shriver Hall.  HW

Sun., May 2, 8 p.m. S.L.A.M. presents its spring dance concert. Shriver Hall.  HW


Mon., April 26, noon. “The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown,” a SAIS Finance Career Club discussion with Simon Johnson, MIT. Rome Building Auditorium.  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

Wed., April 28, noon. “The End of the Old World Order and Leadership to Build the New One,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with José Maria Aznar, former president of Spain. Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS


Mon., April 26, 8:30 a.m. “The Role of the Laboratory in the Diagnosis and Management of Bacteremia: Best Practices and Future Directions,” Pathology grand rounds with Stefan Riedel, Bayview. Hurd Hall.  EB


Thurs., April 29. Online information session on the Live Near Your Work program. For details, call 443-997-7000, go to www
.hopkinsworklife.org/lnyw or go to www.hopkinsworklife.org and click on the link “News and Events.”


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

Tues., April 27, 4:30 p.m. The Passano Lecture—“From Peppers to Peppermints: Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway” by David Julius, University of California, San Francisco. Sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. WBSB Auditorium.  EB

Tues., April 27, 5 p.m. The Jerome Frank Lecture—“Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death” by Irvin Yalom, Stanford University (emeritus). Sponsored by Psychiatry. Hurd Hall.  EB

Wed., April 28, 7:30 a.m. The Leaders and Legends Lecture— “Leading Through a Financial Crisis” by T. Rowe Price chairman Brian Rogers. (See story, p. 7.) Sponsored by the Carey Business School. Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

Wed., April 28, 5:30 p.m. The 2010 ANSHE Lecture—“Re-Excavating Nippur: The Temple of Inanna, Queen of Heaven” by Richard Zettler, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies and GRO. 205 Krieger.  HW

Thurs., April 29, 4:15 p.m. Philological Society Lecture—“Hoofprints: Tracking Animal Agency in Late 19th-Century Writing” by Ivan Kreilkamp, Indiana University. Sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures. 201C Dell House.  HW

Thurs., April 29, 5:30 p.m. The Allan L. Berman Lecture—“All Commercial Real Estate Is Not Alike: The First Washington Realty Story” by William Wolfe, president and CEO of First Washington Realty. (See story, p. 6.) Sponsored by Carey Business School. Downtown Center.

Mon., May 3, 4 p.m. The Francis D. Carlson Lecture in Biophysics—“Dear Bones and Ferrous Wheels: When Is Nature’s Technology Worth Copying?” by Steven Vogel, Duke University. Sponsored by Biophysics. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW


Fri., April 30, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Singers and the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus perform music by Bizet, de Falla and Haydn. Sponsored by the Douglas S. and Hilda P. Goodwin Fund at the Peabody Conservatory. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., May 1, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Camerata performs. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sun., May 2, 3 p.m. The Peabody Children’s Chorus performs. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


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, noon. “Common Denominators of Down Syndrome as Therapeutic Targets,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Roger Reeves, SoM. W1020 SPH.  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, 12:15 p.m. “From Eugenics to the ‘New’ Genetics: The Play’s the Thing,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Karen Rothenberg, University of Maryland School of Law. W3008 SPH.  EB

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

Mon., April 26, 4 p.m. “Causal Inference in Graphical Models: Identification and Dormant Independence,” a Biostatistics seminar with Ilya Shpitser, Harvard School of Public Health. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., April 27, 9:30 a.m. “Decoding Signaling Networks Using Microfluidics: NF-kappaß Dynamics Reveal Digital Responses to Inflammatory Signals,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry special seminar with Savas Tay, Stanford University. 517 PCTB.  EB

Tues., April 27, noon. “Building a Legacy: The $2.5B Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Michael Baker, URS Corporation. B17 CSEB.  HW

Tues., April 27, 2 p.m. “New Results in the Design of Switched Feedback Controllers for Linear Systems,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Keith Santarelli, Sandia National Laboratories. 109 Maryland.  HW

Tues., April 27, 4:30 p.m. “Deep Learning With Multiplicative Interactions,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Geoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto/Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. B17 CSEB.  HW

Wed., April 28, noon. “Titan: An Earth Analogue in the Outer Solar System,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Catherine Neish, APL. 304 Olin.  HW

Wed., April 28, noon. “Mysteries of Ubiquitin: How to Understand Specificity in the Midst of Diversity,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Rachel Klevit, University of Washington. W1214 SPH.  EB

Wed., April 28, 12:15 p.m. “Psychiatric Outcomes of Offspring Who Experienced Parental Suicide: How Are They 30 Years Later?” a Mental Health seminar with Janet Kuramoto, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., April 28, 1:30 p.m. “Bi-Directional Signaling in the EFG Receptor,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Linda Pike, Washington University School of Medicine. 713 WBSB.  EB

Wed., April 28, 4 p.m. “Control of Organ Size and Tumorigenesis by the Hippo Signaling Pathway,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Duojia Pan, SoM. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., April 28, 4 p.m. “Recommender Systems for Fun and Profit,” a Biostatistics seminar with Chris Volinsky, AT&T Labs-Research. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., April 28, 4:30 p.m. “Rigidity for Local Holomorphic Isometries from Bn into a Product of Balls,” a Complex Geometry seminar with Yuan Yuan, Rutgers University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Thurs., April 29, 10:30 a.m. “Poly(ADP-ribose) Regulates microRNA Activity and Stress Responses in the Cytoplasm,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Anthony Leung, Koch Center for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 29, noon. “The Insect Chemoreceptor Superfamily Mediating Smell and Taste in Mosquitoes and Other Insects,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Hugh Robertson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 29, 12:15 p.m. “Is There a Choice? Violence and Guns on the Streets of Baltimore,” a seminar with Daniel Webster, 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

Thurs., April 29, 1 p.m. “Toward Achieving Successful Neural Regeneration,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Clifford Woolf, Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Fri., April 30, 10 a.m. “Studies on the Mechanisms of Taenia soilum Larval Stage Adherence to Host Tissue,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Manuela Verastegui. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., April 30, noon. “Health Information Exchange: What Are We Doing and Why Are We Doing It?” a Health Policy and Management seminar with Gilad Kuperman, NYCLIX and New York–Presbyterian Hospital. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., May 3, 12:10 p.m. “Transport and Health Outcomes in Developing Countries,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Anthony Bliss, World Bank. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W2033 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 3, 12:15 p.m. “Copying and Reprogramming Heterochromatin With Small RNA,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Rob Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., May 3, 4:30 p.m. “Tate Spectra, Bimodules and Calculus of Functors,” a Topology seminar with Michael Ching, University of Georgia. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW


Mon., April 26, 5:30 p.m. Legendary cartoonist Kim Deitch gives a slide talk, “The Search for Smilin’ Ed and Other Tales.” Sponsored by the Homewood Art Workshops, as part of its 35th anniversary celebration. 101 Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center.  HW

Sun., May 2, through Sun., Sept. 26. Sculpture at Evergreen 6: Simultaneous Presence, the sixth biennial installment of 10 new site-specific outdoor sculptures.  (See story, p. 12.) Evergreen Museum & Library.


Thurs., April 29, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Fourth Annual Institute for Nanobiotechnology Symposium—“Environmental and Health Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials,” featuring talks by eight Hopkins faculty experts. W1214 SPH (talks) and E2030 SPH (posters).  EB

Thurs., April 29, 5 to 8 p.m., and Fri., April 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 29th Carnegie Institution Symposium—Journey of the Germ Cell. Sponsored by Embryology. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Thurs., April 29, 5:45 p.m. “Germ Cells Are Forever,” keynote address by Ruth Lehmann, Skirball Institute, N.Y.

Fri., April 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Talks by James Priess, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Xin Chen, KSAS; Richard Behringer, University of Texas; Tim Schedl, Washington University; Gary Wessel, Brown University; and William Sullivan, University of California, Santa Cruz.


Fri., April 30 and Sat., May 1, 8 p.m; Sun., May 2, 2 p.m. JHUT presents Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Final performances. $15 general admission, $13 for senior citizens, JHU faculty, staff, retirees and alumni; $5 for students with ID. Merrick Barn.  HW


Tues., April 27, and Thurs., April 29, 9 a.m. to noon. “Research Leadership for Postdoctoral Scholars,” a Professional Development workshop. Register at www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pdo. Mountcastle Auditorium.  EB

Thurs., April 29, 1 p.m. “Introduction to RefWorks,” 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

Fri., April 30, noon to 6 p.m. “Madness and Religion,” a Graduate Workshop on Religion and Psychiatry, featuring a keynote address, “Why Obsessive People and Religious People Perform Rituals” by Pascal Boyer, Washington University, St. Louis. Sherwood Room, Levering.  HW