September 27, 2010

Calendar – September 27, 2010


Tues., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. “The Geography of Freedom: Revolution and the South African City,” an Anthropology colloquium with Anne-Maria Makhulu, Duke University. 404 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Sept. 28, 4:15 p.m. “Heterogeneous Photocatalysis in the Service of Materials Chemistry,” a Chemistry colloquium with Krishnan Rajeshwar, University of Texas, Arlington. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Sept. 29, 4 p.m. “Probabilistic Inferences in Neural Circuits: From Insects to Humans,” a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Alexandre Pouget, University of Rochester. 233 Ames.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3 p.m. “Infrared Photography,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Paul Feldman, KSAS. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3 p.m. “What Happened to Natural History in 17th-Century Spain?” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with John Slater, University of Colorado, Boulder. 300 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Sept. 28, noon. “Amygdalo-nigral Circuits in Surprise, Attention and Reward,” a Psychiatry research conference with Peter Holland, KSAS. 1-191 Meyer.  EB

Wed., Sept. 29, noon. “Targeted Therapy for Childhood Leukemia: Progress and Peril,” an Oncology translational research conference with Patrick Brown, SoM. Owens Auditorium, CRB2.  EB

“Dangerous Crossings: Politics at the Limits of the Human,” a Women, Gender and Sexuality/Political Science graduate conference.  HW

Fri., Oct. 1—

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Panel, 161 Mattin.

4 p.m. “When Idols Turn Into Allies: Walter Benjamin’s Conspiracy With Language,” keynote address by James Martel, San Francisco State University. Sherwood Room, Levering.

Sat., Oct. 2—

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Panels, 161 Mattin.

4 p.m. “Mourning the Human: Lamentation and/as Humanism From Hegel to Butler and Beyond,” keynote address by Bonnie Honig, Northwestern University. STSci Bldg.


Wed., Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to noon. “Strategic Asia 2010–2011,” a SAIS China Studies Program panel discussion with Richard Ellings, president of NBR; Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and David Lampton, director, China Studies Program. Co-sponsored by the National Bureau of Asian Research. For information or to RSVP, e-mail Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 29, 6 p.m. “The New Brazil,” a SAIS American Foreign Policy panel discussion of Riordan Roett’s book of the same name, with Roett, director of Western Hemisphere Studies and the Latin American Studies Program; Francisco Gonzalez, SAIS; Margaret Daly Hayes, EBR Associates; and Kellie Meiman, McLarty Associates. For information or to RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5790. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Sept. 30, noon. “The Midterm Elections’ Impact on Health Care Reform,” a panel discussion with Bradley Herring, SPH, and Adam Sheingate, KSAS. Sponsored by the Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m. “Endogenous Skill Acquisition and Export Manufacturing in Mexico,” a SAIS International Economics discussion with David Atkin, Yale University. For information, e-mail or call 202-663-7787. 714 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. The 20th Larry L. Ewing Lecture—“A Novel Small-RNA Mediated Epigenetic Mechanism Related to Stem Cells” by Haifan Lin, Yale University School of Medicine. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., Sept. 28, noon. “A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public of the Zapatista Insurgency,” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Jeff Conant. Co-sponsored by Red Emma’s and AK Press. 132 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, noon. “Asserting Self-Determination Over Cultural Property: Moving Toward Protection of Genetic Material and Indigenous Knowledge,” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Debra Harry, founder, Indigenous People Council on Biocolonialism. Co-sponsored by Anthropology and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 132 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 5:15 p.m. “Modernism and the Vital Sphere: Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Eric Santner, University of Chicago. 479 Gilman.  HW

Sat., Oct. 2, 10 a.m. The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture—“The Relevance of HeLa Cells” by author Rebecca Skloot, followed by a panel discussion with Johns Hopkins faculty and researchers. Sponsored by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Turner Auditorium.  EB

Mon., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. “Contexts and Communication,” the first in the 2010 Singleton Lectures, whose theme is Worlds of Learned Experience: 16th-Century Medical Letter Collections, with guest speaker Nancy Siraisi, distinguished professor emeritus, Hunter College and CUNY. Sponsored by the Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe and co-sponsored by History. RSVP to mzeller4@jhu
.edu. Sherwood Room, Levering, followed by a dinner reception at Café Azafran.   HW


Tues., Sept. 28, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Chen Yi, Mozart and Tchaikovsky with clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich, Peggy and Yale Gordon Concerto Competition winner. $15 admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Fri., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Daugherty, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, with Ta-Wei Tsai, winner of the Harrison L. Winter Piano Competition. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Camerata performs music by Richard Lake, Luigi Dallapiccola, Gene Young and Karel Husa. Griswold Hall.  Peabody


Tues., Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. Susan Forscher Weiss, chair of Peabody’s musicology department and an editor of Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, will talk about and sign copies of the book. Friedheim Library.  Peabody


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, 1:30 p.m. “Quantitative Analysis of HIV Treatment,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Robert Siliciano, SoM. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  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

Tues., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. “Where Is Concern for the Biological World in the Energy Debate? Health Impacts of Nuclear Reactors,” a Biology special seminar with Norman Meadow, KSAS. 100 Mudd.  HW

Tues., Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m. “From Syntax to Natural Logic,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Lauri Karttunen, PARC. B17 Hackerman Hall.  HW

Wed., Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m. “Process and Update: Students, Education and Training,” a Mental Health departmental self-study discussion with Michelle Carlson, SPH and Tamar Mendelson, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Sept. 29, 2 p.m. “Assembling and Aligning DNA Sequences From Next-Generation Sequencers,” a Biostatistics seminar with Steven Salzberg, University of Maryland, College Park. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Genetic Medicine. Tilghman Auditorium.  EB

Wed., Sept. 29, 3 p.m. “Advances in Strong Correlated Materials: The Design, Synthesis and Characterization of New Compounds,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Tyrel McQueen, KSAS. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, noon. “Cellular Mechanisms of Morphogenesis in C. elegans Gastrulation,” a Cell Biology seminar with Bob Goldstein, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, noon. “Chitinases and Chitinase-like Proteins in Injury and Repair,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Jack Elias, Yale University School of Medicine. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, noon. “Rotavirus Vaccines in Asia and Africa: Results of Two Large Trials and Implications for Public Health Benefit,” an International Health seminar with Danny Feikin, SPH; David Sack, SPH; and Neal Halsey, SPH. W3030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, 12:15 p.m. “Innovative Strategies in Urban Health,” a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar  with panelists Oxiris Barbot, new commissioner of health for Baltimore City; Kevin Lindamood, Health Care for the Homeless; and Kima Taylor, Open Society Institute. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m. “Quantum Operations and Completely Postive Linear Maps,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Chi-Kwong Li, College of William and Mary. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3 p.m. The Bromery Seminar—“Escape From Planetary Atmospheres: Lessons From Titan” with Darrell Strobel, KSAS. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 305 Olin.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. “Getting the Brain Into Shape: Mechanisms of Neural Tube Morphogenesis,” a Biology seminar with Rachel Brewster, UMBC. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to noon. The Classics Department presents the Futures seminars, with guests Sheila Dillon, Duke University; Kirk Freudenburg, Yale University; and Kathryn Morgan, UCLA. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean, KSAS. Thursday, Mason Hall, Friday, Charles Commons.  HW

Fri., Oct. 1, noon. “Variation as a Theme: Mortality, Selection and Frailty in Aging Populations,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Michal Engelman. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 4, noon. “The Thomas Viaduct,” a Civil Engineering seminar with James Dilts, architectural historian and author. B17 Hackerman Hall.  HW

Mon., Oct. 4, noon. “How Do Novel Functions Evolve From Existing Protein Scaffolds?” a Biophysics seminar with C.S. Raman, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Oct. 4, noon. “Cytokinesis Through Biochemical-Mechanical Feedback Loops,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Douglas Robinson, INBT/SoM. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 4, 12:15 p.m. “Spontaneous Mouse Mutants as a Source of Novel Lipid Metabolism Genes: The Lipin and Diet1 Genes,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Karen Reue, UCLA. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Genes, Brains and Spatial Representation: Evidence From Williams Syndrome” with Barbara Landau, KSAS. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


Thurs., Sept. 30, through Sun., Oct. 3. Johns Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique. Sponsored by the Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital to support patient care.  (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Evergreen Carriage House.

Thurs., 4 to 8 p.m. Preview Party Fundraiser with pre-sale shopping (see below), informal modeling, fashion consultations, light refreshments. $45 in advance, $55 at door (www or 410-955-

Fri., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gently used designer dresses, shoes, vintage apparel, furs, wedding gowns; children’s wear; men’s suits, coats, ties, formal wear and jackets at bargain prices.

Fri., Oct. 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cheers! Traditional Tastings presents “The Wines of Maryland’s First Families,” with wine buyer Ian Stalfort, The Wine Source. (See photo, p. 12.) $12 admission, $8 for Homewood Museum members. Advance registration and payment required, online at www, or by calling 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum.  HW

Sun., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. “One Night, One Show, One Cause,” a benefit for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Living With Cancer Resource Program, with the Paul Reed Smith Guitars, the Derek Trucks Band with vocalist Susan Tedeschi. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) $40 general admission; VIP admission of $100 includes open bar, food and access to VIP upper level viewing area. Tickets available at www For information, e-mail Bourbon Street, 316 Guilford Ave.


Tues., Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m. “Eyes on Teaching: Preparing for the First Day of Class,” a Center for Educational Resources workshop for faculty, postdocs and graduate students. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW