October 4, 2010

Calendar — October 4, 2010


Tues., Oct. 5, 4 p.m. “Funding Anthropology at the National Science Foundation,” an Anthropology colloquium with Deborah Winslow, National Science Foundation. 404 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Oct. 5, 4:15 p.m. “Using Supramolecular Chemistry to Access Stimuli-Responsive Materials,” a Chemistry colloquium with Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m. “A Tale of Two Conformations: Protein Amphitropism in Apoptosis, Mitochondrial Morphology and Biology,” a Biology colloquium with Blake Hill, KSAS. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Wed., Oct. 6, 5 p.m. “In Pursuit of Presentness: Anri Sala’s ‘Long Sorrow’,” a Peabody DMA colloquium with Michael Fried, KSAS. 308C Conservatory Bldg.  Peabody

Thurs., Oct. 7, 3 p.m. “The Challenge of Dark Matter,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Joe Silk, Oxford University and JHU. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Sun., Oct. 10, 1:30 to 6 p.m. The Lavy Colloquium—“Six Decades of U.S.-Israeli Relations” with various speakers. Sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW


Mon., Oct. 4, noon. “Reporting From Africa to Asia,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with students presenting their experiences from a recent trip to Africa and Asia. For information, e-mail zji@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5816. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. “The Euro’s First Real Crisis and What It Means for the Transatlantic Relationship,” a SAIS European Studies Program panel discussion with Randall Henning, American University; Matthias Matthijs, American University and SAIS; and Kathleen McNamara, Georgetown University. For information, e-mail ntobin@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5796. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 6, noon. “The Canadian Century,” a SAIS Canadian Studies Program discussion with Jason Clemens, Pacific Research Institute, and Brian Lee Crowley, president, Civitas. For information or to RSVP, e-mail starr.lee@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5714. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 6, 12:45 p.m. “The Changing Dynamics of Labor Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Jacqueline Mazza, visiting fellow, SAIS. A “Year of Demography” event. For information or to RSVP, e-mail jzurek@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5734. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m. “Strengthening Surgical Capacity in Developing Countries” with Adam Kushner, Society of International Humanitarian Surgeons/Surgeons OverSeas, followed by a panel discussion with moderator Adil Haider, SoM and SPH; Fizan Abdullah, SoM; and Henry Perry, SPH. Sponsored by the School of Public Health. W1214 SPH.  EB

Fri., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. “Can Emerging Economies Truly Emerge?” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Jim O’Neill, Goldman Sachs. For information or to RSVP, e-mail developmentroundtable@jhu.edu or call 201-739-7425. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Thurs., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Women, Gender and Sexuality presents Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring, part of the film series “Violence and Vengeance.” 113 Greenhouse.  HW


Mon., Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m. “Surgical Site Infections,” Pathology Grand Rounds with Lisa Maragakis, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


The 2010 Singleton Lectures, on the theme 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.  HW

Mon., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. “Contexts and Communication.” Sherwood Room, Levering, followed by a dinner reception at Café Azafran.

Tues., Oct. 5, 1 p.m. “Johann Lange: The Epistolae Medicinales of a Court Physician.” 388 Gilman.

Thurs., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. “The Medical Networks of Orazio Augenio.” 388 Gilman.

Tues., Oct. 5, 4 to 6 p.m. Special Dean’s Lecture—“A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice and the Environmental Challenge” with keynote speaker Laurie Mazur, Population Justice Project. Lecture followed by a panel discussion with Robert Engelman, Worldwatch Institute; Duff Gillespie, SPH; Rachel Nugent, Center for Global Development; Cindy Parker, SPH; and Shira Saperstein, Center for American Progress. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., Oct. 5, 4 p.m. The Lovejoy Lecture—“Kant’s ‘I’ in ‘I Think’ and Freud’s Ego” by Beatrice Longuenesse, New York University. Sponsored by Philosophy. 288 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m. The 2010 A.J. Goldman Lecture—“Combinatorial Trigonometry” by Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 5:15 p.m. “Postcolonial Celebrity,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania. 479 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series presents Alexander Shtarkman, piano, who will perform music by Mozart, Chopin, Ravel, Stravinsky. $15 general admission, $10, senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Wed., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by Kabalevsky, Ewazen, Grainger and Gould. $15 general admission, $10, senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Oct. 9, 3 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Jupiter String Quartet. (See photo, this page.) Part of the Discovery Series at the BMA. Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art.


Mon., Oct. 11, 1 to 5 p.m. Open house for prospective students of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, sponsored by Admissions Services. Registration required; e-mail lvink@jhsph.edu.  EB


Mon., Oct. 4, noon. “The Thomas Viaduct,” a Civil Engineering seminar with James Dilts, architectural historian and author. B17 Hackerman.  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, 1:30 p.m. “Can High-Throughput Genomics Data Identify New Therapeutic Targets in Cancer?” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Rachel Karchin, WSE. 110 Clark.  HW (Videoconferenced to 709 Traylor.  EB)

Mon., Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m. “Statistical Issues in Illumina Beadchip Data Analysis,” a Center for Computational Genomics seminar with Wayne Yu, SoM. 517 PCTB.  EB

Mon., Oct. 4, 3 p.m. “Robustness in Dynamical Cooperative TU Games: A Control Theoretic Perspective,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Dario Bauso, University of Palermo, Italy. 320 Hackerman.  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

Mon., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. “Global Stability of the Boltzmann Equation Nearby Equilibrium,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Robert Strain, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. “On the Algebraic K-Theory of
Z/p^n,” a Topology seminar with Vigleik Angeltveit, University of Chicago. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Oct. 5, noon. “Development of a Therapeutic Compound for the Treatment of Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Scott Chappel, Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Oct. 5, 3 p.m. “Transduction of Virulence Factors by Alphaviruses in Vertebrate and Invertebrate Models of Infection,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with John Randall Clayton. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Oct. 5, 3 p.m. M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Rizospheric Processes: From Plant Defense and Invasion Biology to Kin Recognition” with Harsh Bais, University of Delaware. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. “Toward the Classification of Weak Fano 3-Folds With \rho=2,” an Algebraic Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Joseph Cutrone, KSAS, and Nick Marshburn, KSAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. “Semi-Supervised and Unsupervised Graph-Based Learning for Natural Language Processing,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Katrin Kirchhoff, University of Washington. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. “Challenges in the Design of Individually and Community-Randomized Trials in Rural Africa: The Rakai Program Experience,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Marie Wawer, SPH. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Oct. 6, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Mental Health Promotion, Prevention and Recovery: Why We Won’t Get There From Here” with Philip Leaf, SPH. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. “Tumor-Specific Imaging Through Progression Elevated Gene-3 Promoter-Driven Gene Expression,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Hyo-Eun “Carrie” Bhang. 303 WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 7, noon. “MicroRNAs in Oncogenic and Tumor Suppressor Signaling Pathways,” a Cell Biology seminar with Joshua Mendell, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 7, 12:15 p.m. “The Lobbyist Panel,” a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar with Barbara Brocato, Frank Boston, Don Murphy, Robin Shaivitz and Pegeen Townsend. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 7, 1 p.m. “Circuits That Regulate Cortical Development and Plasticity,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Patrick Kanold, University of Maryland. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 7, 3 p.m. “Investigating the Dynamic Interactions of SENP2 at Nuclear Pore Complexes and Kinetochores,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Jacqueline Goeres. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. “Mathematics of Biomolecular Structure and Conformation,” a Biology seminar with Greg Chirikjian, WSE. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Oct. 8, 11 a.m. “A Non-Frozen Flow Model for Space-Time Correlations in Turbulent Shear Flows,” a CEAFM seminar with Guowei He, Chinese Academy of Science. 110 Maryland.  HW

Sun., Oct. 10, 2 p.m. “Clinical Characteristics of Human Cliopathies,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Meral Gunay-Aygun, SoM. Darner Conference Room.  EB

Mon., Oct. 11, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Physiological Mechanisms of Attention in the Primate Brain” with Julio Martinez-Trujillo, McGill University. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


Tues., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. 2010 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium—The Global Network: America’s Changing Role in an Interconnected World, with film critic Richard Roeper. Talk followed by question-and-answer session and reception. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. “Africa in Exile,” an evening of poetry readings by African poets Niyi Osundare and Syl Cheney-Coker. (See story, p. 10.) Co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies and the Department of English at JHU and the Department of English and Language Arts at Morgan State University. Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art.

Thurs., Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Mathemagician Arthur T. Benjamin will perform. (See story, p. 9.) Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering and the Hopkins Undergraduate Society for Applied Mathematics. 110 Hodson.  HW

Fri., Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m. “Historic Home Brews,” a sampling of hard ciders, fruit wines and craft beers with Brian Strumke, Stillwater Artisanal Ales. Sponsored by JHU Museums. In conjunction with the exhibition Cheers! The Culture of Drink in Early Maryland. $12 general admission, $8 for museum members. Must be 21 or over with ID. Advance registration required; call 410-516-5589 or go to www.brownpapertickets
.com/producer/22987. Homewood Museum.  HW

Fri., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. “Divalicious,” a Figaro Project cabaret/dinner theater with students and alumni of the Peabody Institute. $10 admission. Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High St., Baltimore.

Mon., Oct. 11, 6 p.m. “The American Porch: Selections (and Adventures) From the Historic American Buildings Survey,” a JHU Museums lecture by HABS architect Mark Schara. (See story, p. 8.) 5 p.m. Pre-lecture reception. First in a three-part series on the history and cultural significance of the porch in America. $20 general admission, $15 Homewood and AIA Baltimore members. Advance registration required; call 410-516-5589 or go to www.brownpapertickets
.com/producer/22987. Homewood Museum.  HW


Sat., Oct. 9, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Thoroughly Modern Billy: The Career and Legacy of Baltimore’s Billy Baldwin,” a JHU Museums symposium with James Abbott, director and curator, Evergreen Museum & Library; Steven Sutor, senior interior design associate, Chambers; interior designer Edward Zajac; and author Adam Lewis, author of Billy Baldwin: The Great American Decorator. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) $45 general admission, $35 for members, $25 for full-time students with ID; limited free seats for Hopkins students with valid ID. Advance registration required; call 410-516-0341. Evergreen Museum & Library.


The Center for Educational Resources presents a series of information sessions on the Blackboard 9.1 interface. The training is open to all faculty, staff and students in full-time KSAS or WSE programs who will serve as administrators to a Blackboard course. To register, go to www.bb.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Mon., Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Tues., Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m. “Communication and Collaboration.”

Wed., Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”

Mon., Oct. 4, 12:15 p.m. “Personal Information Management,” a Welch Medical Library workshop on defining personal information needs and style, choosing personal information technologies and maintaining files; with Victoria Goode and Donna Hesson. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m. “Eyes on Teaching: Lecture Strategies,” a Center for Educational Resources workshop for faculty, postdocs and graduate students. To register, go to www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

“What’s New?” workshop series, sponsored by the MSE Library. To register, e-mail akoenig@jhu
.edu. Free coffee supplied by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Tues., Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. “What’s New in the Humanities?” A look at recently acquired online resources, and rare books and manuscripts.

Wed., Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m. “What’s New in the Social Sciences?” A workshop on new research resources with social science librarians; a tour of Passport GMID, Roper Center for Public Opinions Research, Ethnography in Video and more.

Thurs., Oct. 7, 4:30 p.m. “What’s New in the Sciences and Engineering?” Science and engineering librarians talk about electronic resources including SciFinder Scholar, Beilstein and Gmelin and journal backfiles and e-books.

Thurs., Oct. 7, noon. “Spotlight on Blogs, Journals and Wikis,” a “Bits & Bytes” workshop designed for faculty, staff and TAs in full-time KSAS or WSE programs who will serve as administrators in Blackboard courses. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to www
.bb.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW