May 3, 2010

Calendar — May 3, 2010


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

Tues., May 4, 4 p.m. “Beyond the Bureaucratic Double Bind: Death, Community and Creativity,” an Anthropology colloquium with Lisa Stevenson, McGill University. 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., May 6, 3 p.m. “Quantum Opto-Electronics With Semiconducting Nanowires and Carbon Nanotubes,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Leo Kouvenhoven, Delft University of Technology. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., May 6, 3:45 p.m. “Functional Specialization in Supplementary Motor Area (SMA): Evidence from fMRI and Visuo-Spatial Transformation Deficits in Parkinson’s Disease,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Charles Leek, Bangor University, UK. 134A Krieger. HW

Fri., May 7, 2 p.m. “Photonics Applications: Past, Present and Future,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Jin Kang, WSE. Parsons Auditorium. APL


Fri., May 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Addictions, Infectious Disease and Public Health,” the fourth annual School of Public Health conference for the dissemination of student research, with awards given for best poster presented by a student or fellow. Guest speakers include Steven Gust, NIDA; Robert Booth, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine; Edward Roslof, Institute of International Education; and Marsha Lopez, NIDA. Co-sponsored by the JHSPH Dean’s Office, the Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program and the departments of Epidemiology; Health, Behavior and Society; Mental Health; and Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Wolfe Street Building. EB


Mon., May 3, 4:30 p.m. “Optimal Country Insurance With Private Capital Flows,” a SAIS International Economics Program discussion with Suman Basu, IMF. 714 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Mon., May 3, 5:30 p.m. “Is Regional Cooperation in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Afghanistan Happening? Developing?” a SAIS Central Asia–Caucasus Institute panel discussion with Ashir Ashirov, Gulmira Rzayeva, Sulaiman Qeyamat, Omar Sharifi, Asset Yerali, Bakyt Asanov and Mukhammadi Babaev of the Rumsfeld Fellowship Program. Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS

Tues., May 4, 12:15 p.m. “Currency Without a Country: Death Throes or Growing Pains of the Euro,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Uri Dadush, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Steve Hanke, WSE and the Cato Institute; Antonio de Lecea, EU delegation to the U.S.; Georges Pineau, European Central Bank; and Claire Waysand, IMF. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Tues., May 4, 8 p.m. “Is Washington Broken? How to Fix the American Political System,” a College Independents panel discussion with Joel Grossman and Steven David, KSAS, and independent voting analyst Omar Ali. Mudd Lecture Hall. HW

Thurs., May 6, 12:30 p.m. “Transnational Networks and Electoral Change in the Post-Communist World,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Valerie Bunce, Cornell University. 736 Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Fri., May 7, 10 a.m. “The British Election: What Happened and What Does It Mean?” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Klaus Larres, SAIS; Paul Ingram, British American Security Information Council; Joanna Spear, George Washington University Kurt Volker, SAIS; and moderator Robert Bradtke, OSCE Minsk Group. Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS


Mon., May 3, 8:30 a.m. “Biomarkers of HPV-Associated Cervical Cancer Precursors,” Pathology grand rounds with Anna Yemelyanova, SoM. Hurd Hall. EB

Fri., May 7, 12:15 p.m. “Taking the Leap: Why Health IT Success Requires Losing Control,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Robert Kolodner, Collaborative Transformations, LLC. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Mon., May 3, 5 p.m. “Update on EBDI (East Baltimore Development Inc.),” an information session with Chris Shea, CEO, EBDI. Dinner provided. Carpenter Room, SoN. EB


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

Mon., May 3, 4:30 p.m. Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture and WSE Convocation Awards Ceremony, with a keynote address by orthopedic surgeon Andrew Cappuccino. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Tues., May 4, noon. The 10th Annual Edward and Nancy Dodge Lecture—“Food Politics: Has the Food Revolution Arrived?” by Marion Nestle, New York University. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Wed., May 5, 4 p.m. The Philip Bard Lecture in Medical Physiology—“Ion Channels, Electrical Signaling and Synaptic Plasticity in the Brain” by William Catterall, University of Washington. Sponsored by Physiology. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Wed., May 5, 5:15 p.m. “Introduction to Hermeneutic Communism,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by author and visiting scholar Santiago Zabala. 101A Dell House. HW

Fri., May 7, noon. “Exploring a Nearby Habitable World,” an Astrobiology lecture by L. Drake Deming, NASA Goddard Center for Astrobiology. Part of the Planets, Life and the Universe Astrobiology lecture series, sponsored by STScI. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Building. HW

Mon., May 10, 8:15 a.m. The William M. Shelley Memorial Lecture—“Renal Neoplasia: Pathological Clinical and Molecular Correlates” by Victor Reuter, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., May 10, 4 p.m. Dean’s Lecture IV—“Advances in the Prevention of HIV Transmission From Mother to Child” by Brooks Jackson, SoM. Sponsored by SoM. Hurd Hall. EB


Tues., May 4, 7:30 p.m. Opera Etudes, performance of new operas by Peabody composers. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Thurs., May 6, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Fri., May 7, 5:45 p.m. Peabody at Homewood Concert Series presents the Brass Roots Quintet. A meet-the-artists reception follows. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended; call 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum. HW

Fri., May 7, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., May 8, 3 p.m. The Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra and the Preparatory String Ensemble. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sat., May 8, 3 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents pianist Michael Berkovsky. (See story, this page.) Part of the Discovery Series. Open seating. Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art.

Sat., May 8, 7 p.m. The Peabody Youth Orchestra performs. Friedberg Hall. Peabody


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

Tues., May 4, noon. “Tails From the Deep: Learning About Pancreatic Cancer From Mouse and Zebrafish Embryos,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Steven Leach, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., May 4, noon. “The Glucocorticoid Receptor-Regulating Co-Chaperone FKBP5: A Common Candidate Gene for Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders?” a Psychiatry seminar with Elisabeth Binder, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. 1-191 Meyer. EB

Tues., May 4, 1 p.m. “Factors Related to Utilization of Maternal Health Care and Maternal Mortality in Pakistan,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Sadaf Khan. W2029 SPH. EB

Tues., May 4, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Reexamining the Engineered Nitrogen Cycle: Microbial Population Dynamics, Immigration and Bioenergy Production in Nitrifying Bioreactors,” with George Wells, Stanford University. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames. HW

Tues., May 4, 4:30 p.m. “Boosting Systems for LVCSR,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with George Saon, IBM. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., May 5, 8:30 a.m. “Challenges in Conducting Clinical Trials Combining Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Treatments,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Jennifer Haythornthwaite, SoM. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., May 5, noon. “Large-Scale Prospective Profiling of Actionable Cancer Gene Mutations in Clinical Tumor Samples,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Marc Ladanyi, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Darner Site Visit Room (off Turner Concourse). EB

Wed., May 5, 1:30 p.m. “Elegant Death Domain Assembly Mechanisms in Apoptosis and Immunity,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Hao Wu, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., May 6, noon. “The Comparative Politics of Constitutional Transformations,” a Political Science seminar with David Fontana, George Washington University Law School. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., May 6, noon. “Impact of Host-Virus Interactions on West Nile Virus Population Structure and Fitness,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Gregory Ebel, New Mexico School of Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 6, noon. “The Role of Exocytosis and Endocytosis in Plasma Membrane Repair,” a Cell Biology seminar with Norma Andrews, University of Maryland, College Park. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 6, 12:15 p.m. “Where Do We Go From Here,” a panel discussion with Robert Blum, SPH, and Mindi Levin, moderator of the event. Additional panelists will be announced. Last event 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., May 6, 4 p.m. “Decoding Human Epigenomes,” a Biology seminar with Keji Zhao, NIH. 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., May 7, noon. “Hemochromatosis Gene and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in the U.S. Population,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Ruben Hernaez-Rodriguez. W2008 SPH. EB

Mon., May 10, 12:10 p.m. “U.S. Assistance in Injury Prevention,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Nancy Carter-Foster, U.S. State Department. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W2033 SPH. EB

Mon., May 10, 12:15 p.m. “Thinking Like a Mountain: Incorporating Stories and Beauty in a Sustainable Bioethics,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Peter Whitehouse, Case Western Reserve University. W3008 SPH. EB


Tues., May 4, 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Student Design Day 2010, presenting undergraduate student design team projects and MSE student projects; and awards and recognition. Opening remarks by Lloyd Minor, Nicholas Jones and Elliot McVeigh and a welcome by President Ronald Daniels. The featured speaker is Alfred Mann, CEO and chairman, MannKind Corp., who will speak on the topic “Creating a Successful Medical Device Enterprise.” Sponsored by the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Armstrong Medical Education Building. EB

Tues., May 4, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. The 29th Annual Senior Design Day, presentation and demonstration of Mechanical Engineering senior design projects. (See story, p. 10.) F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center. HW

Tues., May 4, 1 to 3 p.m. 2010 Technology Fellowship Showcase, presentation of educational resources developed by faculty-student teams. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. There will be special giveaways for all attendees, including flash drives for faculty. Q-Level, MSE Library. HW

Mon., May 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live Near Your Work Home Ownership Expo, an opportunity to bring prospective home buyers together with area community representatives, homeowner’s associations and home-related businesses. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Attendees may qualify for up to $17,000 toward the purchase of a home in designated areas of Baltimore City and enter to win prizes. Turner Concourse. EB


Mon., May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tues., May 4, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wed., May 5, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Thurs., May 6, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. “Stellar Populations in the Cosmological Context,” a Space Telescope Science Institute symposium with various speakers. Muller Building. HW


Mon., May 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Writing for Publication,” a Professional Development workshop designed to demystify publishing research. Intended for JHMI faculty, postdoctoral and clinical fellows. To register or for more information, go to Mountcastle Auditorium. EB