October 25, 2010

Calendar — October 25, 2010


Tues., Oct. 26, 4:15 p.m. “Functionalized Nanovessels: New Approaches to Drug Delivery and Vaccines,” a Chemistry colloquium with Philip DeShong, University of Maryland. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m. “The Growth of Galaxies at z ~ 2: Insights From IFU Surveys,” an STSci colloquium with Natascha Forster-Schreiber, MPE Garching. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. “Memory for the Past and Anticipation of the Future by Black-Capped Chickadees,” a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with David Sherry, Brown University. 233 Ames.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. “‘Consumers in Wonderland’: Historical Reflections on the 20th-Century American Drugstore,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Nancy Tomes, SUNY. Seminar Room, 3rd flr, Welch Library.  EB

Fri., Oct. 29, 2 p.m. “History of the Soviet Nuclear Weapon Project,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Peter Volkovitsky, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Tues., Oct. 26, 6 p.m. “Haciendo Comunidad: Compartiendo experiences y conocimientos (Making Community: Sharing Experiences and Knowledge),” a Program in Latin American Studies panel discussion, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Co-sponsored by the Baltimore Mayor’s Office and OLE Round Table. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 12:30 p.m. “African Governance in the Post-Independence Era,” a SAIS African Studies Program panel discussion with Joel Barkan, CSIS; Michael Bratton, Michigan State University; and Said Adejumobi, Lagos State University and Economic Community of West African States. To RSVP, e-mail itolber1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5676. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Baltimore premiere of the film No Woman, No Cry, with supermodel/filmmaker Christy Turlington who will take questions after the screening. Sponsored by Jhpiego. $200 for special reception with Christy Turlington before the event. Limited to 40 people; includes parking, the screening and a dessert reception after the film. $100 for individuals, includes the film and dessert reception after the film; $75 each for two tickets or more. $10 for students includes film and dessert reception. For tickets, go to www
tickets.htm or call 410-537-1813. Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art.

Thurs., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. Women, Gender and Sexuality presents Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Vol. 1, part of the film series “Violence and Vengeance.” 113 Greenhouse.  HW


Fri., Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m. “Information Transformation and Artiface Use in Cognitive Work Systems: Experience in ED,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Priyadarshini Pennathur, SoM. E2014 SPH.  EB


Kempf Lectures, by Kazuya Kato, University of Chicago. Sponsored by Mathematics.  HW

Mon., Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m. “Classifying Spaces of Degenerating Hodge Structures.” 304 Krieger.

Tues., Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m. “Degeneration of Hodge and p-adic Hodge Structures.” 300 Krieger.

Mon., Oct. 25, 5 p.m. “Libraries and Reading Culture in the High Empire,” a Philological Society lecture by William Johnson, Duke University. Co-sponsored by Classics. 108 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m. The Provost’s Fall Lecture Series—“The Marriage Go-Round: How and Why Family Life Is Different in the United States Than in Other Wealthy Nations” by Andrew Cherlin, KSAS. (See In Brief, p. 2.) A Year of Demography event, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Office of the Dean (SAIS). Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. No Second Troy: Symbols and Persons From Homer Till Now—The 2010 Turnbull Lecture by Edward Mendelson, Columbia University. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. Part 2: “Why Virginia Woolf Was Right About Symbols.” Mudd Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m. “Medea as American Other,” a Classics lecture by Helene Foley, Columbia University and Barnard College. 108 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 5:15 p.m. “On Medea’s Presence in Early-Modern Literature,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Juliette Cherbuliez, University of Minnesota. 479 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Nov. 1, noon. The Kossiakoff Lecture—“Inventing Fibrin: The Evolution of Blood Clotting in Vertebrates” by Russell Doolittle, University of California, San Diego. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. The 2010 Iwry Lecture—“The Legacy of Israel in Judah’s Bible” by Daniel Fleming, NYU. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 50 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. A recital presenting the music of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. Sponsored by Music Theory. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Wed., Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Peabody Faculty Chamber Music Concert with Marina Piccinini, flute; Jane Marvine, oboe; Steven Barta, clarinet; Phillip Kolker, bassoon; Philip Munds, horn; and Lura Johnson, piano. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Fri., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by von Weber, Beethoven and Copland. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Mon., Oct. 25, 10 a.m. “Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis of Biochemical Reaction Systems,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Hongxuan Zhang, WSE. 210 Clark.  HW

Mon., Oct. 25, noon. “How Cofilin Severs an Actin Filament,” a Biophysics seminar with Enrique De La Cruz, Yale University. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Oct. 25, noon. “A Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition Method for Drowsy and Fatigued Driver Assistance,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Azim Eskandarian, George Washington University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Mon., Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m. “Maintaining Skeletal Muscle Mass: Lessons Learned From Hibernation,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Ronald Cohn, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m. “Engineering Human Tissues,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Gordona Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m. “The Role of Geriatrics and Gerontology in Comparative Effectiveness Research,” a Center on Aging and Health seminar with Richard Hodes, National Institute on Aging. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Mon., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. “The HNF6 Transcription Factor Regulates Pancreas Differentiation and Homeostasis,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Maureen Gannon, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. “The Book-of-the-Month Club: A Reconsideration,” a History seminar with Daniel Raff, University of Pennsylvania. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Driven and Spontaneous Gamma Oscillations in Sensory Neocortex” with Diego Contreras, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Oct. 26, 10:45 a.m. “10×10: A New Paradigm for Computer Architecture,” a Computer Science seminar with Andrew Chien, University of California, San Diego. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., Oct. 26, noon. “Exosome Biogenesis and Retrovirus Budding,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Stephen Gould, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Oct. 26, noon. “Making Aquaculture Sustainable,” a Center for a Livable Future seminar with Dave Love, SPH. Part of the Farming for the Future seminar series. W3030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Oct. 26, 12:10 p.m. “Injuries and Incidents on the Front Lines—Investigating and Correcting Hazards,” an Occupational Injury Prevention seminar with Emory Knowles, Northrup Grumman. Co-sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. W2017 SPH.  EB

Tues., Oct. 26, 3 p.m. “Innovations in Surfactant Enhanced Remediation for Accelerated Recovery of Subsurface LNAPL,” a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Frank Barranco, EA Engineering, Science and Technology. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. “Strichartz Estimates in Polygonal Domains and Cones,” an Analysis seminar with Matthew Blair, University of New Mexico. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m. “Advances in Human Assessment,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Carlos Busso (“Tracking Nonverbal Behavior”) and John Hansen (“Speaker Variability for Speaker ID”), University of Texas, Dallas. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m. “Subgroup Analysis and Factorial Design in Randomized Controlled Trials,” an Epidemiology faculty candidate seminar with Xin Sun, McMaster University. W1030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Sex Offenders: Criminals or Patients? A Public Health Perspective” with Frederick Berlin, SoM. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. “Biomaterials and Imaging Technologies in Liver Tissue Engineering,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Hanry Yu, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine/National University of Singapore. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Oct. 27, 3:40 p.m. “Functional Data Analysis, Causal Inference and Brain Connectivity,” a Biostatistics seminar with Martin Lindquist, Columbia University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. “Cryptic Catalytic Capabilities and Serendipitous Metabolic Pathways in E. coli,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Shelley Copley, University of Colorado, Boulder. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m. “Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South,” a Women, Gender and Sexuality seminar with Marie Jenkins Schwartz, University of Rhode Island. Co-sponsored by History. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, noon. “Pleiotropy and Non-Immunological Determinants of Resistance to Infection in Drosophila,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Brian Lazzaro, Cornell University. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 28, noon. “Looking But Not Asking: Pediatric Clinic Technology in Medieval China,” an East Asian Studies seminar with Chia-Feng Chang, National Taiwan University. Co-sponsored by History. 366 Mergenthaler.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m. “Child Health Equity in India: Crying for Attention,” an International Health seminar with Rajib Dasgupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m. “Wendell Potter: Whistleblower From Inside the Health Insurance Industry,” a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar with Wendell Potter. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 28, 1 p.m. “Mouse Genetic Toolkit Toward a Genetically Based Brain Connectivity Atlas,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m. “Logic Regression,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Ingo Ruczinski, SPH. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. “Knowledge Systems for the Design and Processing of High Performance Materials,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Surya Kalidindi, Drexel University. 210 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 3:30 p.m. “An Epigenetic Switch Linking Inflammation to Cancer and Role of Polycomb Complexes in Cancer Stem Cells,” a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Kevin Struhl, Harvard Medical School. 517 PCTB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. “Cryptic Sex in the Opportunistic Fungal Pathogen Candida albicans,” a Biology seminar with Richard Bennett, Brown University. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Futures Seminar—The Humanities Center, with Daniel Morgan, University of Pittsburgh; Alessia Ricciardi, Northwestern University; Bernard Rhie, Williams College; and Yi-Ping Ong, Leonardo Lisi and Anne Eakin Moss, KSAS. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons Conference Center (Friday).  HW

Fri., Oct. 29, 1 p.m. “The Impact of Global Budgeting System on Health Service Utilization, Health Care Expenditures and Quality of Care in Pneumonia, Acute Pancreatitis and Fear of Unknown Origin in Taiwan,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Chun-Yi Lin. 461 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Nov. 1, 10 a.m. “The Effects of Lifestyle Intervention on Stroke Risk Factors,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Sony-Yen Tsai. W2303 SPH.  EB

Mon., Nov. 1, noon. “Inventing Fibrin: The Evolution of Blood Clotting in Vertebrates,” a Biophysics seminar with Russell Doolittle, University of California, San Diego. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Nov. 1, 12:15 p.m. “Proteomics—From Genome Annotation to Signaling Pathways,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Akhilesh Pandey, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Nov. 1, 1:30 p.m. “Ultra-High Resolution Functional Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography for Real-Time 4-D Imaging,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Jin Kang, WSE. 110 Clark.  HW (Videoconferenced to 709 Traylor.  EB)

Mon., Nov. 1, 2:30 p.m. “Genomewide Profiling of Translation Initiation and Elongation,” a Center for Computational Genomics seminar with Nicholas Ingolia, SoM. 517 PCTB.  EB

Mon., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. “Recent Progress on Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Jingyi Chen, University of British Columbia. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Computation and Representation of Choice Certainty in the Parietal Cortex” with Roozbeh Kiani, Stanford University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


Mon., Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m. “Brunelleschi’s Magic Bullet: On Painting the City With Perfect Projection,” a slide show and talk by urban landscape painter Nicholas Evans-Cato. Co-sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. 101 Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center.  HW

Mon., Oct. 25, 6 p.m. “Porches, Porticoes and the Architecture of Democracy” by architect and author Allan Greenberg. Last in the Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lecture Series on the history and cultural significance of the porch in America. 5 p.m. Pre-lecture reception at Homewood Museum. $20 general admission, $15 Homewood and AIA Baltimore members and students. Advance registration required; call 410-516-5589 or go to www
22987. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

The 2010 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium—The Global Network: America’s Changing Role in an Interconnected World.

Tues., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Former Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum of Kansas. Talk followed by question-and-answer session and reception. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. “Colorful China,” a showcase of song, dance, costumes and instruments highlighting the 56 ethnic groups of China, presented by the Chinese National Museum of Ethnology and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States with World Artists Experiences. Shriver Auditorium. (Before the show: Free food, games and entertainment, sponsored by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at JHMI, and the JHU Lion Dance Troupe. 6:30 p.m. Wyman Quad in front of Shriver.)  HW

Thurs., Oct. 28, 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. United Way Kickoff Breakfast, with guest speaker Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels, and remarks by Symone Hurt, My Sister’s Place, and Mark Furst, president and CEO, United Way of Central Maryland. RSVP by Mon., Oct. 25 by e-mail unitedway@jhu.edu or call 443-997-4893. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW


Mon., Oct. 25, noon to 2 p.m. The 2010 Daniel J. Raskin Memorial Symposium on Injury Prevention—“Distracted Driving: From Public Health Problem to Pulitzer Prize” with New York Times journalist and 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winner Matt Richtel. E2030 SPH.  EB

Sat., Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Symposium in honor of Harry M. Marks, sponsored by the Institute of the History of Medicine. Four sessions consisting of a series of conversations led by panelists around various themes in the history of 20th-century medicine suggested by Marks and his writings. Registration required. For more information, e-mail manfredo@jhmi.edu. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. 6 p.m. Reception, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.   EB


Tues., Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m. “Eyes on Teaching: Testing and Grading,” 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

Thurs., Oct. 28, 1 p.m. “Focus on Blackboard’s Grade Center,” a Center for Educational Resources “Bits & Bytes” workshop. Register at www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW