October 11, 2010

Calendar — October 11, 2010


Tues., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. “The Value of Patience: Dwelling Among Urban Squatters,” an Anthropology colloquium with Valeria Procupez, KSAS. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Oct. 12, 4:15 p.m. “Beyond Strain Energy: Experiments and Models of Force-Dependent Reaction Kinetics,” a Chemistry colloquium with Roman Boulatov, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m. “The Lifecycle of Matter in the Large Magellanic Cloud: Insights From Spitzer and Herschel,” an STSci colloquium with Margaret Meixner, STSci. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 3 p.m. “Dreams in Medical and Theological Literature of Early Modern Spain,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Maria Jordan, Yale University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. “The Burial of the Dead in Modernist Fiction,” an ELH colloquium with Pericles Lewis, Yale University. Sponsored by English. 130D Gilman.  HW

Fri., Oct. 15, 2 p.m. “The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Jonathan Pevsner, Kennedy Krieger Institute and SoM. Kossiakoff Center.  APL

Mon., Oct. 18, noon. “Molecular Mechanism of Activation and Inhibition of Bax in Cell Death Regulation,” a joint Biophysics/Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Nico Tjandra, NIH. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW


Tues., Oct. 12, noon. “Thinking Differently About Schizophrenia,” a Psychiatry research conference with Bita Moghaddam, University of Pittsburgh. 1-191 Meyer.  EB


Tues., Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. “Conflict Sensitivity and Aid: Can Funding Fuel Conflict?” a SAIS Conflict Management Program panel discussion with Neil Levine, USAID; Paul Miller, Catholic Relief Services; Marshall Wallace, Do No Harm Project, CDA Collaborative Learning Partners; moderator P. Terrence Hopmann, director, SAIS Conflict Management Program. Co-sponsored by Search for Common Ground. For information or to RSVP, go to https://salsa.wiredforchange.com/
o/6060/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_key=19843. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 13, 12:45 p.m. “The State of Democracy in Central America,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Kevin Casas-Zamora, Brookings Institution. For information or to RSVP, e-mail jzurek1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5734. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. “The Making of Northeast Asia,” a discussion with Kent Calder, director, Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, and Min Ye, Boston University, of their book by the same name. Sponsored by the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies. For information or to RSVP, e-mail reischauercenter@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5812. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 13, 5 p.m. “China’s Aerospace Force Modernization: Implications for Regional Security and Stability,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Mark Stokes, director, Project 2049 Institute. For information or to RSVP, e-mail zji@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5816. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m. “Edwin O. Reischauer: In Commemoration (1910–2010),” a Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies panel discussion with Kent Calder, director of the center; George Packard, U.S.-Japan Foundation and former dean of SAIS; Andrew Gordon, Harvard University; and other speakers. For information or to RSVP, e-mail reischauercenter@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5812. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 18, 2 p.m. “New Challenges in Women’s Health and HIV,” a Johns Hopkins Women’s Health Research Group networking session with Elizabeth Golub, SPH. Learn more about women’s health research at Johns Hopkins, share research interests and form collaborations. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. To RSVP, go to www.jhsph.edu/urbanhealth/whrg/session_101810
.html. E9519 SPH.  EB


Thurs., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Women, Gender and Sexuality presents Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left, part of the film series “Violence and Vengeance.” 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 6 p.m. Screening of the documentary In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, with Deann Borshay Liem, writer, producer and director of the film. The showing will be followed by discussion and a question-and-answer session. For information, e-mail jtown2@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5830. To RSVP, go to http://uskoreainstitute
.org/events/?event_id=76. Sponsored by the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and the SAIS Korea Studies Program. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m. “Molecular Features Underlying Pancreatic Cancer Progression,” Pathology grand rounds with Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB

Fri., Oct. 15, 12:15 p.m. “Technology-Enhanced Performance and Learning Using Cognitive Approaches,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Maggie Wang, University of Hong Kong. W1214 SPH.  EB


Wed., Oct. 13, noon. “The New Health Care Law Is Here: How It Can Help You Right Now,” a Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center information session, presented by AARP, Families USA, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Maryland Health Care for All!, The Maryland Women’s Business Coalition for Health Care Reform, the Small Business Majority and the Young Invincibles. Webcast live to www.jhsph
.edu/maphtc. W1214 SPH.  EB


Tues., Oct. 12, 6 p.m. “Rhetoric, Ambition and Function of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo,” a History of Art lecture by Beat Brenk, University of Rome. 50 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Oct. 13, noon. “The Philosophy of Hasdai Crescas and Its Repercussions: 600 Years After His Death,” a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program lecture by Zev Harvey, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW

Wed., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. “A New Reading of Wittgenstein’s Private Language Argument: Names and Paradox,” a Humanities Center lecture by Meredith Williams, KSAS. 208 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m. “Slim Disease and the Science of Silence: The Invisibilization of Men Who Have Sex With Men in ‘African AIDS,’ 1983–89,” a Women, Gender and Sexuality lecture by Marc Epprecht, Queens University, Ontario. Co-sponsored by the Africa Seminar. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 8 a.m. The Leaders + Legends Series presents David Cordani, president and CEO, Cigna Corp. (See story, p. 5.) Sponsored by the Carey Business School. Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

Thurs., Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m. “Grieving Achilles,” a Classics lecture by Leonard Muellner, Brandeis University. 108 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 3 p.m. “Open Access: The Current Landscape and Future Direction of Scholarly Communication,” a Sheridan Libraries lecture by Heather Joseph, SPARC. Mason Hall Auditorium.  HW


Thurs., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall.  Peabody

Fri., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Oct. 16, 8 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony and excerpts from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. A collaboration between the Hopkins Symphony and Baltimore’s Opera Vivente. (See story, p. 3.) 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk with John Bowen and Jed Gaylin. No tickets or reservations needed. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Sun., Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Emerson String Quartet. (See In Brief, p. 2.)  $38 general admission, $19 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW


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. 11, 12:15 p.m. “Sixty-Five Cases: The Consent Process in Phase I Childhood Cancer Trials,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics lunch seminar with Eric Kodish, Cleveland Clinic Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care. W3008 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m. “Optical Imaging of Olfactory Bulb Neuronal Circuits,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Wei Chen, University of Texas Medical School. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., Oct. 11, 2:30 p.m. “Computational Models for Gene Regulation,” a Center for Computational Genomics seminar with Donald Geman, WSE. 517 PCTB.  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

Mon., Oct. 11, 4 p.m. “Anne Shippen Willing: Portraying Merchant Power,” a History seminar with Zara Anishanslin, CUNY, Staten Island. 308 Gilman.  HW

Tues., Oct. 12, noon. “An Overview of the Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Reactors at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Fernando Ferrante, Nuclear Regulatory Commission. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., Oct. 12, noon. “A Novel Nano-LC/ESI-MS Microfluidic Chip for Simplified Sample Preparation, Analysis and Mass Spectrometric Identification and Quantitation of N-Glycans,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Maggie Bynum, Agilent Technologies. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m. “Smoking Cessation Interventions for U.S. Adults and Young Adults: Evaluating Effects and Cost-Effectiveness,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Andrea Villanti. W4019 SPH.  EB

Tues., Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m. “Talking and Timing,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Zenzi Griffin, University of Texas, Austin. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m. “Positivity, Coherent Sheaves and Representation Theory,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Pramod Achar, Louisiana State University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Oct. 13, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Process and Update: Governance and Organization, Staff, Departmental Resources and Diversity” with SPH faculty Nicholas Ialongo, Philip Leaf, Debra Furr-Holden and Ramin Mojtabai. Part of a Mental Health departmental self-study discussion. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. “The Impact of Pharmacogenetics on Variability in Drug Disposition,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Andrew Owen, University of Liverpool, UK. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. “Sensitivity Testing for Nonidentifiable Models, With Application to Longitudinal Data With Noninformative Dropout,” a Biostatistics seminar with Jason Fine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, 10 a.m. “Dixie’s Arms Are Open: The Promotion of Settlement in the Post-bellum-Era South, 1870–1920,” a History thesis defense seminar with Matthew Paoni. 308 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, noon. “Integration of Reproduction and Immune Defense in Mosquitoes Through the Insulin Signaling Pathway,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Michael Strand, University of Georgia. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, noon. “An Endothelial Cell Protein for Triglyceride Metabolism,” a Biological Chemistry special seminar with Stephen Young, UCLA. 612 Physiology.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, noon. “Distinct Modes of Actin Cytoskeleton Remodeling Control Migration and Invasion,” a Cell Biology seminar with Joan Brugge, Harvard Medical School. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, 12:15 p.m. “Law, Medicine and Society: Is There a Role for Common Sense?” a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar with attorney Philip Howard, founder, Common Good. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, 1 p.m. “Neurobiologic Mechanisms of Genetic Risk for Psychosis,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Daniel Weinberger, NIMH/NIH. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m. “A Comprehensive Statistical Model for Cell Signaling,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Laurent Younes, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 1:30 to 5 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Futures Seminar—Physics and Astronomy, with David Spergel, Princeton University; Marcia Rieke, University of Arizona; Steve Girvin, Yale University; Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study; Herbert Levine, UC San Diego; and Tony Tyson, UC Davis. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center (Thursday) and Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg. (Friday).  HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 3 p.m. The Bromery Seminar—“Exploring the Planets: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” with Ralph McNutt, APL. 305 Olin.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 3 p.m. “Advanced Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Image Reconstruction,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Arman Rahmim, SoM. 311 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. “Sex Lethal Acts Autonomously in the Germline Progenitors to Initiate Female Development in Drosophila,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology special seminar with Kazuya Hashiyama International Institute for Basic Biology, Japan. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. “Biological Applications of Nonlinear Microscopy: What Can x(n) Do for You?” a Biology seminar with William Wilson, WSE. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Oct. 15, 10 a.m. “Health News Latinos Can Use: An Examination of Health Coverage in Spanish-Language Television News,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Shauna Harrison. 244 Hampton House.  EB

Fri., Oct. 15, 11 a.m. “Mathematical Models for the Shape of the Eiffel Tower: Historical Perspective and New Results,” a CEAFM seminar with Patrick Weidman, University of Colorado. 110 Maryland.  HW

Mon., Oct. 18, noon. “Catching a Motor in the Act: Structural Basis for Hexameric Helicase Polarity,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with James Berger, UC Berkeley. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m. “Molecular Regulation of Muscle Stem Cell Function,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Michael Rudnicki, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m. “ALLPATHS: Assembling Large Genomes With Short Reads,” a Center for Computational Genomics seminar with Sante Gnerre, Broad Institute. 517 PCTB.  EB

Mon., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Memory Retrieval Mechanisms” with Matthew Shapiro, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. “A Brave New World and Yet the Same: The Blessings of Exchange in the Making of the Early English Atlantic,” a History seminar with David Sacks, Reed College, Oregon. 308 Gilman.  HW


Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lecture Series—The Porch in America. A three-part series on the history and cultural significance of the porch in America. $20 general admission, $15 Homewood and AIA Baltimore members and students. Advance registration required; call 410-516-5589 or go to www.brownpapertickets
.com/producer/22987. Homewood Museum.  HW

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. 5 p.m. Pre-lecture reception.

Mon., Oct. 18, 6 p.m. “Painted Furniture for Garden Rooms, Porches and Lawns, 1790–1825,” a JHU Museums lecture by Wendy Cooper, senior curator of furniture, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate. 5 p.m. Pre-lecture reception.

Tues., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. 2010 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium—The Global Network: America’s Changing Role in an Interconnected World, with former crown prince of Iran, Reza Pahlavi. Talk followed by question-and-answer session and reception. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Wed., Oct. 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for the focus show Unearthing Miguel Covarrubias, examining the life and career of Mexican artist and archaeologist Miguel Covarrubias. The exhibition continues through Nov. 28. RSVP to 410-516-0341 or evergreenmuseum@
jhu.edu. Sponsored by Evergreen Museum & Library.


Fri., Oct. 15, 9 a.m. L.E.M. Symposium, celebrating the careers and achievements of Drs. Dan Lane, Paul Englund and Albert Mildvan. Sponsored by Biological Chemistry. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB


Tues., Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m. “Eyes on Teaching: Collaborative and Experiential Strategies,” a Center for Educational Resources workshop for faculty, postdocs and graduate students only. Registration required; go to www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Mon., Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard,” a Center for Educational Resources workshop 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