May 10, 2010

Calendar — May 10, 2010


Wed., May 12, 4:30 p.m. “Chromatin and Today’s Housing Markets: Foreclosure, Remodeling and a Need for Regulation,” a Biology colloquium with Gregory Bowman, KSAS. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., May 14, 2 p.m. “Security, Protection and Compliance for Virtual Infrastructure (and the Cloud)—Building Security Into the Fabric,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Michael Berman, Catbird.  Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Wed., May 12, and Thurs., May 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Spinoza and German Idealism,” a Philosophy conference with various speakers. Great Hall and Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW


Tues., May 11, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy Information program, a chance to learn about the program, meet the associate program chair, ask questions and submit an application. RSVP to Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. Mason Hall.  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

Thurs., May 13, 3 p.m. The Second Homewood Brain and Cognition Lecture—“The Attentive Brain” with Steven Yantis, KSAS, and Earl Miller, MIT. Sponsored by Cognitive Science, Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute and the Brain Sciences Institute. Mason Hall.  HW

Fri., May 14, 12:15 p.m. The Sixth Annual Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Lecture—“Public Policy Development: The Collision of Cancer and Politics in Maryland” by Robert Villanueva, Maryland State Council on Cancer Control. Sponsored by Epidemiology. W3030 SPH.  EB

Fri., May 14, 4 p.m. The Vernon B. Mountcastle Lecture—“Signaling Networks That Regulate Synapse Development and Cognitive Function” by Michael Greenberg, Harvard Medical School. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Mon., May 17, 5 p.m. The 2010 Efrem Potts Lecture—“Mysticism, Science and Moral Cosmopolitanism in Enlightenment Jewish Thought: The Book of the Covenant of Phinehas Elijah Hurwitz (1765–1821) and Its Legacy” by David Ruderman, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Philosophy and the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW


Mon., May 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Peabody Conservatory presents a Beethoven “marathon,” a performance of all of the composer’s piano sonatas. (See photo, this page.) Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sun., May 16, 3 p.m. The Fran G. Zarubick Honors Recital, featuring the winners of the Preparatory Spring Honors Competition. Griswold Hall.  Peabody


Sat., May 15, 2 to 4 p.m. Open house for the Peabody Preparatory’s Adult and Continuing Education program; information, refreshments and tour. Bank of America Lounge.  Peabody


Thurs., May 13, 7 p.m. Award-winning author and current Gilman School writer-in-residence Josh Weil will discuss and sign copies of his novella collection, The New Valley. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Mon., May 10, noon. “Environment, Epigenome and Human Health,” an Environmental Health Sciences faculty recruitment seminar with Wan-yee Tang, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 10, noon. “Anticancer Drug-Induced Apoptosis: The View From Malignant Lymphoid Cells,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Scott Kaufmann, Mayo Clinic. W1020 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

Mon., May 10, 4 p.m. “Simulation and Investigation of Macromolecular Interactions by AUC: Drugs, Kinetics and Fluorescence Detection,” a Biophysics seminar with John Correia, University of Mississippi Medical Center. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Tues., May 11, 10 a.m. “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Early Social Emotional Development,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Kamila Mistry. E4611 SPH.  EB

Tues., May 11, noon. “Neurotrophic Signaling Promoted by Docosahexaenoic Acid,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Hee-Yong Kim, NIAAA/NIH. 612 Physiology.  EB

Wed., May 12, 12:15 p.m. “Perinatal Mental Health: Associations Between Anxiety, Depression and Alcohol Use,” a Mental Health seminar with Julie Leis, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., May 12, 1:30 p.m. “The Choreography of a Protein’s Dance—Exploration by NMR, Crystallography, Computation and Single Molecular Fluorescence Transfer,” a Program in Molecular Biophysics seminar with student-invited speaker Dorothee Kern, Brandeis University. Co-sponsored by Biophysics (KSAS) and Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (SoM). WBSB Auditorium.  EB

Wed., May 12, 4 p.m. “Genes, Networks and Disease,” a Biomedical Engineering special seminar with Joel Bader, WSE. 110 Clark.  HW

Wed., May 12, 4 p.m. “The Enzymatic Activity of Sirtuins: Beyond NAD-Dependent Deacetylation,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Hening Lin, Cornell University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., May 13, noon. “From Expanding Marine Cloud Cover to Changing Hurricane Intensities: Aerosols Cloud-Mediated Climate Effects,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences special seminar with Daniel Rosenfeld, Institute of Earth Sciences. 305 Olin.  HW

Thurs., May 13, noon. “Genetic Manipulation and Next-Gen Sequencing to Dissect the Interactions Between Arboviruses and RNAi in Disease Vector Mosquitoes,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Zach Adelman, Virginia Tech. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., May 13, noon. “Super-Resolution Microscopy: Introducing Ways to Cheat Physics and Strategically Preparing for a Shared Instrumentation Grant,” a Cell Biology seminar with Scot Kuo, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., May 13, 1 p.m. “Sculpting Synaptic Weights: From Single Vesicles to Hippocampal Circuits,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Richard Tsien, Stanford University School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., May 13, 4 p.m. “Regeneration in Echinoderms: Cellular and Molecular Studies,” a Biology seminar with Jose Garcia-Arraras, University of Puerto Rico. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., May 14, 9 a.m. “Risk, Alcohol Drinking and Sexual Behavior Among Homosexual and Bisexual Men in the United States,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Hirut Gebrekristos. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., May 14, 10 a.m. “Integrated Genomic Analyses of Human Pancreatic Cancer and Glioblastoma Multiforme,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Xiaosong Zhang. 303 WBSB.  EB

Mon., May 17, noon. “Impact of Everyday Life Stresses on Reproductive Function: Mechanisms Underlying Stress Sensitivity,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Judy Cameron, University of Pittsburgh. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 17, 12:10 p.m. “Transport and Health Outcomes in Developing Countries,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Anthony Bliss, World Bank. Part of the International Injury series. W2033 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 17, 12:15 p.m. “Transposons: Germline Invaders With a Lasting Impact on Genome Evolution,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Cedric Feschotte, University of Texas, Arlington. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., May 17, 2 p.m. “The Influence of Phosphate on Metal Homeostasis and Toxicity,” an Environmental Health Scences thesis defense seminar with Leah Scharf Rosenfeld. W7023 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 17, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Building Expectations: New Vistas for Gamma Oscillations” with Sergio Neuenschwander, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  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. 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

Wed., May 12, 1 to 4 p.m. New Investigator’s Day and Research Honors moderated poster session with presentations by Hayley Mark, Shelly Eishbach and Marguerite Bay-Lucea. Sponsored by the Center for Nursing Research and the Center for Collaborative Intervention Research. Pinkard Building.  EB

Thurs., May 13, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Inaugural event for the Center for Biotechnology Education with keynote speaker, Jesse Goodman, USFDA. (See story, p. 3.) Gilchrist Hall, Montgomery County Campus.


Tues., May 11, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. High Resolution Functional Brain Imaging, a symposium in celebration of the 1,000th HRRT PET scan, and of local and international brain researchers employing high-resolution brain PET. The event features lectures and workshops, refreshments and a buffet lunch. Co-sponsored by Radiology and Radiological Science and the Brain Imaging Core of the Brain Sciences Institute. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Bldg.  EB

Tues., May 11, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Excellence in Patient Care, a Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Bayview symposium with physicians, patients and Hopkins medical students and featuring medical grand rounds on the topic “Clinical Judgment—Good to Great” with Gurpreet Dhaliwal, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Asthma and Allergy Center Auditorium.  Bayview

Fri., May 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 2010 P.H.A.S.E. Symposium, presentation of research by Bloomberg School of Public Health students who interned with the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene during the 2009–2010 school year. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Conference Room L3, 1st floor, 201 W. Preston St.


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 www.hopkinsmedicine
.org/pdo. Mountcastle Auditorium.  EB

Mon., May 10, 3:45 p.m. “Writing NSF Grants,” a Homewood Postdoctoral Association workshop with Dan Rabinovich, National Science Foundation; Noah Cowan, WSE; and Judith Mitrani-Reiser, WSE. 100 Mudd.  HW