September 20, 2010

Calendar — September 20, 2010


Tues., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. “Laws, Markets and Regulatory Culture: A Historian in Vain Pursuit of Social Theory,” an Anthropology colloquium with Harry Marks, SoM. 404 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Sept. 21, 4:15 p.m. “The Many Faces of the Coordination Chemistry of Nitric Oxide and Its Significance for the Biosynthesis, Sensing and Detoxification of Nitric Oxide in Biological Systems,” a Chemistry colloquium with Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Sept. 22, 5 p.m. “How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony,” a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Ross Duffin, Case Western Reserve University. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., Sept. 23, 2 p.m. “The Art of the Possible,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Patricia Driscoll, Frontline Defense Systems. Kossiakoff Center.  APL


Tues., Sept. 21, noon. “How Did the Immune System Ever Become Related to Behavior?” a Psychiatry research conference with Keith Kelley, University of Illinois, editor-in-chief of the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. 1-191 Meyer.  EB


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 kkornell@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5790. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Tues., Sept. 21, 9 a.m. “Challenges of Change: Religion, Secularism and Rights,” part of the SAIS  Cultural Conversations series with various speakers. For information or to RSVP, go to
o/1657/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_key=62407. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Sept. 21, 5 p.m. “U.S. and EU Public Opinion: Issues and Implications,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Bruce Stokes, German Marshall Fund, and contributing editor, National Journal. For information, e-mail or call 202-663-5796. Rome Building Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 22, noon. “Europe, the Systemic Consequences of the Slowly Abating Crisis and the Need to Reformulate the Case for Capitalism,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic. For information or to RSVP, go to http://transatlantic
.htm. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 22, 12:45 p.m. “Is Latin America Divided Ideologically and Does It Matter?” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Luis Maira, former minister of planning and cooperation of Chile and former Chilean ambassador to Argentina and Mexico. For information or to RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5734. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Sept. 23, 6 p.m. “U.S.–Korea Institute at SAIS and Sejong Society,” a U.S.–Korea Institute at SAIS discussion with Pomnyun Sunim, chair, Good Friends and the Peace Foundation. For information or to RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5830.  500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m. “Quebec and the United States: Open and Integrated Partners,” a SAIS Canadian Studies discussion with John Parisella, delegate general of Quebec in New York. For information or to RSVP, e-mail starr.lee@ or call 202-663-5714.  SAIS


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

Tues., Sept. 21, 5:15 p.m. “Fiction and Cultures,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Francoise Lavocat, Universite Paris 7–Denis Diderot. Co-sponsored by the Centre Louis Marin. 479 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Sept. 22, 5:15 p.m. “Fra Napoli e Gerusalemme: Erri De Luca e la scrittura come resto,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Myriam Ruthenberg, Florida Atlantic University. 479 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, 3 p.m. The Robert Resnick Lecture—“Invisible Cloaks and a Perfect Lens” by Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, 4 p.m. Tudor and Stuart Lecture—“Irony and Its Relation to the Unconscious” by Blakey Vermeule, Stanford University. Sponsored by English. 388 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, 4:30 p.m. “Making History: The Heading of the Res Gestae,” a Classics lecture by Tony Woodman, University of Virginia. 108 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. “Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari: Intersecting Lives,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by historian Francois Dosse. Co-sponsored by the Centre Louis Marin. 479 Gilman.  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

Wed., Sept. 22, 6 p.m. Jean McGarry (see photo this page), professor in the Writing Seminars, will read from her latest novel, Ocean State. Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. Nolan Room, 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, noon. “Higher Education and the Dropout Problem,” a Sociology seminar with Paul Attewell, CUNY Graduate Center/visiting professor at JHU. 526 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Sept. 20, noon. “SREBP Controls Adaptation to Hypoxia in Fungi,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Peter Espenshade, SoM. W1020 SPH.  EB

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 p.m. “Application of Large Scale Whole Human Genome Sequencing,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Steve Lincoln, vice president, Complete Genomics Inc. Sponsored by the Genetic Resources Core Facility’s High Throughput Sequencing Center. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse.  EB

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 (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

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 p.m. “Endpoint Strichartz Estimate for the Klein-Gordon Equation With Application,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Jun Kato, Nagoya University, Japan. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  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

Tues., Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. “Improving the Weil Bound for Artin-Schreier Curves,” an Algebraic Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Daqing Wan, UC Irvine. Sponsored by Mathematics. 205 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. “Searching for Information in Very Large Collections of Spoken Audio,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Richard Rose, McGill University. B17 Hackerman Hall.  HW

Wed., Sept. 22, 12:15 p.m. “Drug Abuse and Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Prevention: An Overview of Study Findings,” a Mental Health seminar with William Latimer, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Sept. 22, 3 p.m. “Publishing Trends in Materials Science,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with David Flanagan, editor, Advanced Functional Materials. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. “Pharmacodynamic Principles in the Action of Antiretroviral Agents,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Lin Shen, SoM. 303 WBSB.  EB

Wed., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. “Changes
in Health Status During Aging: A Stochastic Modeling Approach to the Dynamics of the Frailty Index,” a Biostatistics seminar with Arnold Mitnitski, Dalhousie University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 23, noon. “Regulatory Cascades Controlling Mosquito Reproduction,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Alexander Raikhel, UC Riverside. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 23, noon. “If You Only Have Time to Attend One Talk on Autophagy Today, This Is the One,” a Cell Biology seminar with Daniel Klionsky, University of Michigan. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 23, 12:15 p.m. “Entrepreneurship in Medicine, An Emergency Medicine Perspective,” a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar with Joseph Fastow, Physician Management LTD. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 23, 12:15 p.m. “Policy and Innovation: Are They Out of Sync?” an International Health seminar with Mary Moran, honorary senior lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 23, 1 p.m. “Toward Molecular Understanding of Chronic Pain,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Min Zhuo, University of Toronto. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 23, 1:30 p.m. “Manifold Matching: Joint Optimization of Fidelity and Commensurability,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Carey Priebe, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 23, 3 p.m. The Randolph Bromery Seminar—“The Phoenix Inner Core—Convectively Induced Melting and the Structure of the Earth’s Inner Core and Lowermost Outer Core,”  with Renaud Deguen, KSAS. 305 Olin.  HW

Fri., Sept. 24, 11 a.m. “Closed-Loop Control of Turbulent Flows,” a CEAFM seminar with Mark Glauser, Syracuse University. 110 Maryland.  HW

Mon., Sept. 27, 12:15 p.m. “Cell Cycle Regulators in Neurogenesis and Cancer,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Rod Bremner, Toronto Western Research Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Neural Signal Integration in Pyramidal Neurons and Inhibitory Interneurons in the Hippocampus” with Nelson Spruston, Northwestern University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. “Where Are We With ‘Historical Avant-Gardes’? Italian Futurism in Historical Perspective,” a History seminar with Walter Adamson, Emory University. 308 Gilman.  HW


Thurs., Sept. 23, 5 to 7 p.m. National Postdoc Appreciation BBQ, an outdoors buffet and raffle. Sponsored by JHPDA. Purchase tickets at the door, or in advance for discount. For ticket information, go to
home or e-mail [Rain date is Sept. 24.] Turner Courtyard.  EB

Fri., Sept. 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cheers! Traditional Tastings presents “Tasting 1: Mad About Madeira,” with guest Madeira connoisseur Mannie Berk, The Rare Wine Company. $12 admission, $8 for Homewood Museum members. Advance registration and payment required, online at or by calling Homewood at 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum.  HW

Sat., Sept. 25, noon to 5 p.m. PDK Area Back to School Picnic, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) For information or to register, contact Yolanda Abel at yabel@jhu
.edu or 410-516-6002.  APL


Thurs., Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fourth Annual Young Investigator Symposium on Genomics and Bioinformatics, with keynote speaker Tim Bestor, Columbia University, and featuring research discussions and a poster session by Johns Hopkins faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students. For the complete agenda, go to www.genomics Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB


Tues., Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m. to noon, and Wed., Sept. 22, 4:30 to 6 p.m. “RefWorks,” a workshop for MSE Library’s Web-based citation manager and bibliography creator. For information or to register, go to http://guides Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Tues., Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m. “Eyes on Teaching: Preparing a Course Syllabus,” a Center for Educational Resources workshop for faculty, postdocs and graduate students. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW