November 1, 2010

Calendar — November 1, 2010


Tues., Nov. 2, 4:15 p.m. “Conjugated Polyelectrolytes: Fundamentals and Applications to Biosensing and Solar Energy Conversion,” a Chemistry colloquium with Kirk Schanze, University of Florida. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m. “Super-Earths and Life,” an STSci colloquium with David Latham, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m. “Dynactin: Beauty and the Beast,” a Biology colloquium with Trina Schroer, KSAS. Mudd Auditorium.  HW

Wed., Nov. 3, 5 p.m. “William Byrd, Sacred Music and the Roman Catholic Underground in Elizabethan England,” a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Earle Havens, the JHU Sheridan Libraries. George Peabody Library.  Peabody

Thurs., Nov. 4, 3 p.m. “Dark Matter and Black Holes Over Cosmic Time,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Tommaso Treu, University of California, Santa Barbara. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Fri., Nov. 5, 2 p.m. “Architecting and Building a Secure Virtual Infrastructure and Private Cloud,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Rob Randell, VMware. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Mon., Nov. 8, 5 to 6:30 p.m. “Cyber Security,” a SAIS Review of International Affairs conference with Howard Schmidt, cyber security coordinator at the White House. For information, e-mail or call 202-531-9727; to RSVP e-mail Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., Nov. 1, 12:30 p.m. “The Political Dynamics of Conflict in the Great Lakes,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Gerard Prunier, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5676. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Nov. 1, 5 p.m. “Foreign Investment in Russia,” a SAIS International Finance Club discussion with Bill Browder, CEO, Hermitage Capital Management. To RSVP, e-mail saisinternationalfinance@ 410 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. “Does the Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy,” a SAIS South Asia Studies Program discussion with David Malone, president, International Development Research Centre. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5722. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 3, 12:30 p.m. “Pulling Nigeria From the Brink,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Tunde Bakare, Save Nigeria Group. To RSVP, e-mail itolber1@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5676. 200 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m. “The Nigeria Petroleum Industry Bill: Industry Perspectives and Regulatory Challenges,” a SAIS African Studies Program panel discussion with Paul Arinze, British Gas Nigeria; Alexandra Gillies, Revenue Watch Institute; Charles McPherson, International Monetary Fund; Auwal Ibrahim Musa, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center; Uche Igwe, Shell Nigeria; and Peter Lewis (moderator), director, the African Studies Program. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5676. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. “Bringing About a Sustainable Impact on Poverty Through Education,” a SAIS South Asia Studies Program discussion with Abraham George, founder, the George Foundation. A Year of Demography Event. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5722. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m. “The New Global Battle for Ideas,” a Bernard Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism discussion with Ian Bremmer, president, Eurasia Group. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5650. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Nov. 5, 12:30 p.m. “India, Pakistan and Democracy: Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths,” a SAIS South Asia Studies Program discussion with Philip Oldenburg, Columbia University, talking about his book of the same name. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5722. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. “Male Circumcision Prevents Acquisition and Transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections,” Pathology grand rounds with Aaron Tobian, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB

Fri., Nov. 5, 12:15 p.m. “How CMS as the World’s Largest Healthcare Payer Is Promoting the Use of IT,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Tony Trenkle, CMS. W1214 SPH.  EB

Mon., Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. “Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Human Allergic Disease,” Pathology grand rounds with Robert Hamilton, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


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

Wed., Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. “Love, Sex and Brain Evolution,” a Brain Science Institute lecture by David Linden, SoM. The lecture is followed by discussion. Co-sponsored by the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Radiology and Radiological Science and the division of Neuropathology. 5 p.m. Reception. RSVP to or call 410-955-4504. Bloomberg Center lobby and Schafler Auditorium.  HW

Wed., Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. “Les phrases sont des aventures,” a German and Romance Languages
and Literatures lecture by poet and novelist Hedi Kaddour. Co-sponsored by the Centre Louis Marin. 479 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. The 2010 Medtronic Lecture—“The Challenge of Re-engineering Health Care Delivery: Beyond Gadgets and Gizmos” by Joseph Smith, Gary and Mary West Wireless Health Institute. Sponsored by Biomedical Engineering. B17 Hackerman.  HW


Tues., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Singers perform motets by Bach. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Wed., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Chamber Winds performs music by Barber, Hahn and Bird. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., Nov. 4, noon. Thursday Noon Jazz, featuring music by Charles Mingus, Cedar Walton, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Thelonious Monk. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Nov. 6, 8 p.m. Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital presents “Leon Fleisher, Piano and Conductor,” with Fleisher playing and conducting music by Brahms, Takacs, Bach and Ligeti. Faculty artists Marian Hahn and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher will also perform. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Sat., Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to noon. Open house for the Engineering for Professionals part-time graduate degree program. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering. A&R Building, Montgomery County Campus.


Wed., Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. “The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements,” an evening of weird science with NYT bestselling author Sam Kean, who will read from his new book by the same name. 6:30 p.m. Reception. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries. Register at keanregistrationpage.html. Mason Hall.  HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 5 p.m. Winter Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno will sign copies of his life story, Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. Reading by poet Tan Lin, New Jersey City University. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Sponsored by English. 50 Gilman.  HW


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, noon. “Zebrafish Chewing the Fat: A Study of Lipid Processing With Guts,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Steven Farber, Carnegie Institution. W1020 SPH.  EB

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, 3:30 p.m. “Self-Reported Experiences of ‘Everyday’ Discrimination and Early Markers of Cardiovascular Disease,” a Center for Health Disparities Solutions seminar with Tene Lewis, Yale School of Public Health. B14B Hampton House.  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., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. “The West Learns to Love,” a History seminar with Bonnie Smith, Rutgers University. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. “Reflections on Conjectures About Algebraic Cycles,” a joint Topology, Algebraic Complex Geometry and Number Theory seminar with Eric Friedlander, University of Southern California. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Nov. 2, noon. “CASP and Cancer: Notes From a Small Lab,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with David Shortle, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Nov. 2, noon. “A Neural Mechanism for Learning Temporal Expectancies,” a Psychiatry seminar with Marshall Shuler, SoM. 1-191 Meyer.  EB

Tues., Nov. 2, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Hydrological Controls of Malaria Transmission” with Arne Bomblies, University of Vermont. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m. “Temporal Dynamics and Information Retrieval,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. “Data Security for Clinical Trials,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Robert Curley and James Kaylor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Nov. 3, noon. “Clinical Analytic Model: A Tool for Health Care Quality and Resource Monitoring,” a Health Services Research and Development Center seminar with Steve Bandeian, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Nov. 3, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Perpetration Prevention: Stopping Sexually Abusive Behavior” with Gail Ryan, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Nov. 3, 1:30 p.m. “Dynamic Activation of Protein Function,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Charalampos “Babis” Kalodimos, Rutgers University. 517 PCTB.  EB

Wed., Nov. 3, 3:45 p.m. “Inference for Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Diffusion Tensors,” a Biostatistics seminar with Armin Schwartzman, Harvard School of Public Health. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 4, 10:45 a.m. “Estimating Ultra-Large Phylogenies and Alignments,” a Computer Science seminar with Tandy Warnow, University of Texas, Austin. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 4, noon. “Russian-Jewish Socialists and the Sabbath Question,” a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program seminar with David Fishman, Jewish Theological Seminary, and director, Project Judaica. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW

Thurs., Nov. 4, noon. “From the Developing Pancreas Toward a Cell-based Therapy for Diabetes,” a Cell Biology seminar with Jan Jensen, Cleveland Clinic. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 4, 12:15 p.m. “Center for Health Market Innovation—Improving Health Market Performance for Better Health and Financial Protection for the Poor,” an International Health seminar with David de Ferranti and Gina Lagomarsino, Results for Development. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 4, 1 p.m. “Role of the Outer Subventrical Zone in Human Cortical Development,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Arnold Kriegstein, University of California, San Francisco. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 4, 3 p.m. The Bromery Seminar—“Climate Change and Marine Ecosystem Response in the Pacific Arctic” with Jackie Grebmeier, University of Maryland. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 305 Olin.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 4, 3 p.m. “Modeling Adaptation in E. coli Chemotaxis: Precise, Robust and Optimized,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Ned Wingreen, Princeton University. 210 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 4, 3 p.m. “Photon Mayhem: Imaging Biological Tissues With Optical Coherence Tomography,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Alex Vitkin, University of Toronto. 311 Hodson.  HW

Fri., Nov. 5, 11 a.m. “Aquatic Propulsion in an Intermediate Reynolds Number Regime: Comparative Analysis of Three Propulsive Mechanisms,” a CEAFM seminar with Jeannette Yen, Georgia Tech. 110 Maryland.  HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m. “Human Common Disease and Mouse Phenotype Gene Sets in the Analysis of Microarray and Human GWAS Data,” a Center for Computational Genomics seminar with Kevin Becker, NIH Biomedical Research Center. 517 PCTB.  EB

Mon., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. “A Portrait of a Soviet Woman as Citizen Soldier: Theoretical and Interpretative Challenges,” a History seminar with Anna Krylova, Duke University. 305 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. “Health Reform: Policy and Politics,” a Social Policy seminar with Mark Duggan, University of Maryland. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. 526 Wyman Park Bldg.  HW


Public Health Awareness Week, featuring fun activities, presentations and free giveaways. Sponsored by the Public Health Student Forum and the Center for Health Education and Wellness. Featured events include:

Wed., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. The “Nutrition Diva,” Hopkins graduate, nutrionist, chef, developer of diet plans for websites and author of three books on health, will give a talk. Charles Commons Ballroom.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. International Health Banquet, where student groups prepare dishes from their representative countries. McCoy Multipurpose Room.  HW


Tues., Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “The U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act and the U.N. Trafficking Protocol: 10 Years Later,” a Protection Project symposium with a keynote address by M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University College of Law. Welcoming remarks by Dean Jessica Einhorn and panel discussions with various speakers; includes a screening of the documentary Not My Life, about global human trafficking. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 3, noon to 1:30 p.m. “Diversity, Civility and the Concealed Mind,” a Committee on Equity, Diversity and Civility symposium with keynote speaker Howard Ross, founder and CLO, Cook Ross Inc. Additional remarks by Debbie Sampson, JHU Office of Talent Management and Organizational Development. E2014 SPH.  EB


Tues., Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m. to noon, and Wed., Nov. 3, 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.library.jhu
.edu/refworks. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Tues., Nov. 2, 1:30 p.m. “Eyes on Teaching: Instructional Media and Technology,” a Center for Educational Resources workshop for faculty, postdocs and graduate students only. Registration required; go to Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 4, 1 p.m. “Advanced Focus on Blackboard’s Content Collection,” a Center for Educational Resources “Bits & Bytes” workshop. Register at www.cer Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

“Repositioning Indigeneity in Latin America,” a three-day Program in Latin American Studies workshop discussion. Registration required; forms available at  HW

Thurs., Nov. 4

2 to 8 p.m. Panel discussion 1, with various speakers. 205 Dunning.

6 p.m. “Suma Qamana (Good Living) as an Alternative to the Crisis of Our Civilization,” keynote address by Uruguayan writer Raul Zibechi. 50 Gilman.

Fri., Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Panel discussions 2 and 3. Shriver Boardroom.

Sat., Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Panel discussion 4 and group discussion (2 p.m.) Shriver Boardroom.