September 13, 2010

Calendar — September 13, 2010


Tues., Sept. 14, and Wed., Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Sickle Cell Awareness Month blood drive at Homewood. Schedule a donation online at
blood_drive.html or call 443-997-6060. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW


Tues., Sept. 14, 4 p.m. “The BioNecroPolitics of Omnilife: Aftermaths of War in Guatemala,” an Anthropology colloquium with Diane Nelson, Duke University. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Wed., Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m. “Understanding the Complexity of Light Signaling Through Melanopsin Photoreceptors,” a Biology colloquium with Samer Hattar, KSAS and SoM. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 16, 3 p.m. “An Evolving Utopia: The Cultural Work of the Evening Primrose in Early 20th-Century America,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Jim Endersby, University of Sussex, UK. 300 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 16, 3 p.m. “Top Quark as a Window to New Physics,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Petar Maksimovic, KSAS. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW


Tues., Sept. 14, noon. “Developing Mental Health Treatment Guidelines for Low-Income Countries,” a Psychiatry research conference with Graham Thornicroft, King’s College London. 1-191 Meyer.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Closing the Gender Gap: Global Perspectives on Women in the Boardroom,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations conference with participants including government officials, academics, corporate executives, institutional investors and advisers, stock exchange representatives and associations of women directors. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. For information or to RSVP, go to http://transatlantic.sais-jhu
.htm. Co-sponsored by Corporate Women Directors International, EuropeanPWN, Women Corporate Directors, ION, Vital Voices Global Partnership and Women’s Foreign Policy Group. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., Sept. 13, 5 p.m. “Japan Economic Outlook: From Sweet Spot to Sweat Spot,” a SAIS International Economics discussion with Robert Feldman, Morgan Stanley MUFG. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building.  SAIS

Tues., Sept. 14, 5 p.m. “EU Foreign Policy Making After Lisbon,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Sergio Fabbrini, University of Trento, Italy/University of California, Berkeley. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 15, noon. “Reporting From China,” a SAIS International Reporting Project panel discussion with Rana Foroohar, deputy editor, Newsweek; Joseph Frolik, chief editorial writer, The Plain Dealer; Elizabeth Krist, senior photo editor, National Geographic; and Peter Thomson, environmental editor, BBC/PRI’s The World. Co-sponsored by the SAIS China Studies Program and National Geographic. For information or to RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-7726. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 15, 12:30 p.m. “The United States at the United Nations and Beyond: A World of Transnational Challenges,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Esther Brimmer, assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Co-sponsored by the SAIS International Law and Organizations Program. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Sept. 16, 4:30 p.m. “Burma and U.S.–China Relations,” a Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies panel discussion with Quansheng Zhao, American University, and Kent Calder (moderator), director, Reischauer Center. To RSVP, e-mail 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Sept. 17, 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Evaluating Peacebuilding and Promoting Learning,” a SAIS Conflict Management Program panel discussion with various speakers. For information, go to
o/6060/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=18540. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m. “The Frugal Superpower: America’s Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era,” a SAIS American Foreign Policy Program discussion of Michael Mandelbaum’s book of the same name, with Eliot Cohen, director, SAIS Strategic Studies Program; Eric Edelman, Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies; and Walter Shapiro, author and political columnist, Politics Daily. For information or to RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5790. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


Mon., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. “Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism—The Johns Hopkins VTE Collaborative 2010,” Pathology Grand Rounds with Michael Streiff, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


Wed., Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m. “Miss HIV and Us: Beauty Queens Against the HIV/AIDS Pandemic,” a Women, Gender and Sexuality lecture by Neville Hoad, University of Texas at Austin. Co-sponsored by English. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 16, 6 p.m. “The Baroque Tsunami: An Event Analysis of Neo-Baroque Form,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Gregory Lambert, Syracuse University. 479 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 16, 7:30 a.m. The Leaders + Legends Series—“A Society Divided: The Growing Wealth Gap and the Role of American Business” by Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of RLJ Cos. and Black Entertainment Television. (See story, this page.) Sponsored by the Carey Business School. Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

Mon., Sept. 20, 2 to 4 p.m. The Beatrice and Jacob H. Conn Lecture in Regenerative Medicine—“Reprogramming and Pluripotent Stem Cells” by George Daley, Harvard Stem Cell Institute/Harvard Medical School. Sponsored by the Institute for Cell Engineering. Owens Auditorium, CRB2.  EB


Sun., Sept. 19, 3 p.m. Keng-Yuen Tseng, chair of the Peabody Conservatory’s Strings Department, will give the first public performance on the Kostoff Maggini, a 17th-century violin donated by Karl Kostoff to Peabody. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Goodwin Recital Hall.  Peabody


Mon., Sept. 13, 6:25 to 8 p.m. Open house and reception for the Certificate on Aging program. RSVP to 410-516-4842 or Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. 3 Shaffer.  HW


Mon., Sept. 20, noon. Christine Keiner, Rochester Institute of Technology and author of The Oyster Question, will discuss her book and plans for oyster aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W3030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Sept. 20, 5 p.m. World War II survivor Henny Brenner will read from her book, The Song Is Over: Survival of a Jewish Girl in Dresden. Co-sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies and by German and Romance Languages and Literatures. Smokler Center.  HW


Yom Kippur ServicesFri., Sept. 17, and Sat., Sept. 18. Conservative and Reform services sponsored by Hillel of Greater Baltimore; Orthodox by Chabad of Central Baltimore. Reform service in the evening only. Pre-fast meal for students, Smokler Center, $17; break-fast meal, Levering, free for students. Advance registration required for both meals. Register at  HW

Conservative. Led by Jewish Theological Seminary student Rabbi Ravid Tilles; Glass Pavilion, Levering. Fri., Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 9:15 a.m.; Yizkor, approx. 11:30 a.m.; rabbi’s discussion, 4:30 p.m.; Mincha, 5:30 p.m.; Neilah, 6:30 p.m., Shofar, 7:53 p.m.

Reform. Led by Rabbi Debbie Pine, director of Hopkins Hillel; Smokler Center. Fri., Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.

Orthodox. Led by Rabbi Zev Gopin; Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway. Fri., Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.; Yizkor, approx. 11 a.m.; Mincha and Neilah, 6 p.m.


Mon., Sept. 13, noon. “Molecular Recognition of Chromatin: Crystal Structure of the Chromatin Factor RCC1 in Complex With the Nucleosome Core Particle,” a Biophysics seminar with Song Tan, Penn State University. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Sept. 13, noon. “SUMO-Targeted Ubiquitin Ligases as Molecular Selectors,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Amir Orian, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Sept. 13, 2:30 p.m. “Top Five Mistakes Made Using Biological Programs: Crimes Committed Using BLAST,” a Center for Computational Genomics seminar with Sarah Wheelan, SoM. 517 PCTB.  HW

Mon., Sept. 13, 4 p.m. “The America of Luther Brooks: A Case of Slums, Paternalism and the Profits of Segregation,” a History seminar with Nathan Connolly, KSAS. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Sept. 13, 4 p.m. “Nodal Sets and Ergodic Eigenfunctions,” an Analysis/PCD seminar with Steve Zelditch, Northwestern University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Sept. 13, 4:30 p.m. “An Equivariant Main Conjecture and Applications,” a joint Topology/Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Cristian Popescu, University of California, San Diego. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Sept. 14, noon. “Effects of Cross-Link Structure on Replication-Independent DNA Interstrand Cross-Link Repair in Mammalian Cells,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Erica Hlavin Bell. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., Sept. 14, 1 p.m. “Force, Cell-Cell Adhesion and the Regulation of Collective Cell Migration,” a Center for Cell Dynamics seminar with Douglas DeSimone, University of Virginia. 490 Rangos.  EB

Tues., Sept. 14, 4:30 p.m. “Linear-Time Dynamic Programming for Incremental Parsing,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Liang Huang, University of Southern California. B17 CSEB.  HW

Tues., Sept. 14, 4:30 p.m. “Motives Over Symmetric Monoidal Categories,” an Algebraic Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Abhishek Banerjee, Ohio State University. 205 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Sept. 15, noon. “Bed Bugs: Why They’re Back, and the Public Health Response,” a Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center seminar with Madeleine Shea, Baltimore City Health Dept., and Susan Jennings, Environmental Protection Agency. E2014 SPH.  EB

Wed., Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m. “Three Generations of School-based Prevention Intervention Trials,” a Mental Health seminar with Nicholas Ialongo, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Sept. 15, 3 p.m. M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“UV Disinfectant of Drinking Water Treatment: Repair of Bacteria, Lamp Effect and Pilot-Testing” with Jiangyong Hu, National University of Singapore. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 212 Dunning.  HW

Wed., Sept. 15, 3 p.m. “Probing Plasmonic-Photonic Interactions in Large-Area Nanoparticle Arrays for Improved SERS Sensors,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Joshua Caldwell, Naval Research Laboratory. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 16, noon. “Structural Biology and Tropical Diseases,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Wim G.J. Hol, University of Washington. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 16, 1 p.m. “Synapse Discrimination and Classification by Array Tomography: The Synaptome Meets the Connectome,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Stephen Smith, Stanford University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 16, 4 p.m. “Single-Molecule Tracking to Map the Dynamic Interior of Dendritic Spines,” a Biology seminar with Thomas Blanpied, University of Maryland School of Medicine. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 16, 4 p.m. “The Effects of the ‘Great Recession’ on New York City and Its Neighborhoods,” a Social Policy seminar with James Parrott, Fiscal Policy Institute, New York. Co-sponsored by IPS, Economics and Health Policy and Management. 132 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Sept. 20, 10 a.m. “Bringing Science to Policy: The Use of Research by Public Health Advocacy Organizations to Advance Policy Solutions,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Jonathan Kromm. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Sept. 20, noon. “NMR Studies of Histone Chaperones and Nucleosomes,” a Biophysics seminar with Yawen Bai, National Cancer Institute. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Sept. 20, 12:15 p.m. “Seeing Through the Eyes of a Fish: Developmental and Genetic Control of Opsin Gene Expression,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Karen Carleton, University of Maryland. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Sept. 20, 1:30 p.m. “Directing and Killing Cells With Surfaces,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Alan Russell, University of Pittsburgh. 709 Traylor.  EB

Mon., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Visual Search Gets Real: From the Lab to the Airport to the Radiology Suite” with Jeremy Wolfe, Harvard School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. “Bleached Bones and Unclaimed Corpses: Burying the Dead in 19th-Century Jiangnan,” a History seminar with Toby Meyer-Fong, KSAS. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m. “Manifolds of Trees, With Possible Applications to Biology,” a Topology seminar with Jack Morava, KSAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW


Wed., Sept. 15, noon to 3 p.m. Community Involvement Fair, sponsored by SOURCE, with representatives from community-based organizations discussing ways to become involved. Free ice cream and prizes. E2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 16, 5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception for Cheers! The Culture of Drink in Early Maryland. (See story, p. 5.) Homewood Museum.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. “Mark Twain’s America,” a one-man show by Ed Trostle, celebrating the 175th anniversary of Twain’s birth and the 100th anniversary of his death. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. Admission is free but RSVP required; go to or call 410-516-4842. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 16, 8 p.m. The 2010 Constitutional Forum—“A Skeptical View of Constitution Worship” with Michael Klarman, Harvard Law School. (See story, p. 7.) 110 Hodson.  HW

Sun., Sept. 19, 1 to 4 p.m. Sculpture at Evergreen Block Party, explore biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition, see performance art and meet an artist team who will host chalk drawing, a community photo wall and a lemonade stand at its urban park installation; visitors are invited to bring a picnic. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Evergreen Museum & Library.


Fri., Sept. 17, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Population Pressures and the Health of the Chesapeake Bay: Can the Relationship Sustain?” a Center for a Livable Future symposium on the impact of human activity on the health of the Chesapeake Bay, with panelists Brad Heavner, Environment Maryland; Brian Schwartz, co-director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Health and the Joint Geisinger-JHSPH Environmental Health Institute; and Tom Horton, widely published nature author. W1214 SPH.  EB


The Center for Educational Resources presents a series of information sessions on the Blackboard 9.1 interface. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Mon., Sept. 13, Tues., Sept. 14, and Fri., Sept. 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Wed., Sept. 15, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Thurs., Sept. 16, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”